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Student performance getting better as school year progresses

Student performance at Lake Roosevelt has been going up since the start of the 2020-2021 school year, as students and teachers get used to the routine and gain from more in-person... — Updated 2/24/2021

Grant County commissioner talks to GC council

Newly elected Grant County Commissioner Danny Stone spoke with the Grand Coulee City Council during their Feb. 16 meeting held via Zoom.  Stone is the first county commissioner... — Updated 2/24/2021

Electric cars and sewers interweave in Grand Coulee

What does charging an electric car have to do with treating sewage? Turns out, quite a bit! The Grand Coulee City Council last week approved amending parts of their municipal code to address how to add electric vehicle charging... — Updated 2/24/2021

Senior class trip may need to be scaled back

About 30 seniors of the Lake Roosevelt graduating class of 2021 are interested in a senior trip, a tradition for seniors, to Huntington Beach, Calif., but COVID-19 restrictions might keep them in Washington. The class has raised... — Updated 2/24/2021

Events scheduled for 2021

Popular local events that didn't happen last year are at least tentatively scheduled to happen this year. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will tentatively be hosting... — Updated 2/24/2021

Accidental move

A concrete block that provides a barrier at the end of the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam rests on the sidewalk along Columbia Avenue to where it was dislodged by a minivan... — Updated 2/24/2021

Elmer City fire dept looking into new storage building

The Elmer City fire department, also known as Okanogan County Fire District #2, is interested in getting a new building built behind their old one, and in finding more volunteers. Public Works Director Jimmer Tillman told the... — Updated 2/24/2021

COVID-19 relief bill allocates $2.2 billion in federal funding

 Additional relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is on its way. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Feb. 19, that appropriates $2.2 billion in federal aide to be used for K-12 schools, public health, assistance to... — Updated 2/24/2021

Colville Tribes supports a regional salmon solution

The chairman of the Colville Business Council expressed support Thursday for finding a regional solution to restore salmon in the Columbia River and expressed appreciation for the willingness of Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) to offer... — Updated 2/24/2021

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/16 - Police responded to a report of loose pigs on E Street. The owner was told about the loose pigs and corralled them into their enclosure. There is no city ordinance against having “pigs at large”,... — Updated 2/24/2021

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1. Go to with your browser. 2. To get instant access, click the small ad in the upper right corner, circled in red here. It's linked to a page with a form for... — Updated 2/24/2021

How to attend public meetings in the Grand Coulee Dam area

With multiple towns, boards, and districts, there are lots of meetings happening in the Grand Coulee Dam area that each offer opportunity to engage in the processes that affect... — Updated 2/24/2021

Positions up for election this year for local councils, boards

Voters will decide on about 30 positions up for election in the 2021 elections for local town councils, school boards, and more. Candidate filings of intent to run for these offices are open from May 17-21. Grand Coulee Three... — Updated 2/24/2021

Police accountability bills push through Legislature

Outrage over deaths of citizens in police custody sparked efforts by lawmakers to address racial equity, hiring and training, and the use of force within law enforcement. Now, nearing the halfway point in the 2021 legislative... — Updated 2/24/2021

Addressing three themes on school district

I am writing in response to John Adkins’ series of letters to the editor, the most recent being 2/17/21. As a Lake Roosevelt teacher of nearly 17 years, I have had the opportunity to experience the changing tides of many... — Updated 2/24/2021

Seek input and respect history

When I see Kenny Hoke he always waves and makes my day. Every time this happens, I think about the state championship basketball team he was on back in the days when the rim and net were real baskets. Since Grand Coulee and... — Updated 2/24/2021

Re: "Popular beach at Steamboat Rock closing permanently" Jan. 27, 2021 Star

I am a former resident of Grand Coulee. Three brothers were born there, the first in October 1935, coinciding with the opening of the Mason City hospital. As a pre-teen in 1950, an older Indian befriended me and spent time... — Updated 2/24/2021

Cold weather, high demand for electricity highlights need for diverse resources

Last week, extreme weather caused power outages for much of the central United States. Bitter cold led to increased demand for electricity while also forcing significant portions of electric generation offline, leaving millions... — Updated 2/24/2021

Grades or duck hunting

I started college when I was 25, and already with a family. That required that I had to work a lot to pay my way, and of course the bills. While I had several jobs, carried a full course load, I found time for personal activity.... — Updated 2/24/2021

NCW Libraries hosting two virtual programs

NCW Libraries will be hosting two virtual programs that celebrate remarkable women in history and a virtual talk with bestselling author Imbolo Mbue in March. She Traveled Solo:... — Updated 2/24/2021

Fundraiser successful

The Almira Lions Club had a very successful ORV Fun Run Saturday Feb. 20. The club's community projects will benefit from the 90 entries signed up for fund raiser at $20 each.... — Updated 2/24/2021

Linda K Hogan

Linda K Hogan, 72, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Saturday morning, February 13, 2021, surrounded by her husband and loving family in her... — Updated 2/24/2021

Star Obituary Policy

There is a $50 charge for obituaries published in the Star. This includes a photo and up to 500 words. Reminders for Celebrations of Life and Death Notices are $25. Articles must be either e-mailed, faxed or dropped off at the... — Updated 2/24/2021

LR Jr./Sr. High honor roll for first semester

High Honors 3.5 to 4.00   Seniors   Vanessa Ankney, Cameron Gaines, Kaimyn Scheib, Raven Clark, Rayann Steinert, Myka Boyd, Ashlyn Olsen, BrieAnn Whittaker, Everett Schmidt, Juniors Emma Marchand, Kaitlyn Nordine, Isaijah... — Updated 2/25/2021

Legals for February 24, 2021

Notice is Hereby Given that the Board of County Commissioners of Lincoln County has set Monday, the 15th day of March, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. as the time and place for a public hearing, to consider the dissolution of the inactive... — Updated 2/24/2021

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

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