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School levy votes coming in 2022

Local voters will decide whether to support at least one school levy in the spring of 2022 that would take effect in 2023. The Grand Coulee Dam School District currently has three levies, all expiring before 2023. Superintendent... — Updated 9/15/2021

Students quarantine because of COVID-19

Although transmission isn’t happening at Lake Roosevelt Schools, there are about 70 students quarantined because of either testing positive for COVID-19 or being exposed to it.  Superintendent Paul Turner said Tuesday that... — Updated 9/15/2021 Full story

Sidewalks being rebuilt after problems

Sidewalk sections on Main Street and Federal Avenue in Grand Coulee are being replaced again after issues came up following the original 2015 installation. The 2015 project to... — Updated 9/15/2021

Tribal members to receive $10,000 in relief funds

The Colville Tribes announced Monday that they would be distributing $10,000-plus in COVID-19 relief funds to each tribal member over the next four months. “The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will distribute... — Updated 9/15/2021

Ask VaxFacts effort

Even as COVID-19 issues cause the local hospital to be short staffed at times, Dr. Jennifer Knox is preparing to answer questions from the community on COVID-19 vaccines later this month in coordination with the Rotary Club,... — Updated 9/15/2021 Full story

Students may go to NYC, DC in June

Lake Roosevelt students in sixth grade and up have the opportunity to go to the eastern United States and see cultural and historical sites in New York City and Washington D.C. The trip, taking place after school is out for the... — Updated 9/15/2021

COVID in the Coulee

Five more COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Grant County while the Grand Coulee and Electric City area of Grant County have seen nine more cases. The deaths include three women from Moses Lake in their 30s, 50s, and 70s, as... — Updated 9/15/2021 Full story

CD to consider letter to plant contractor

After years of shepherding Coulee Dam’s wastewater treatment plant project along, the town council tonight (Wednesday) will consider authorizing the mayor to sign a letter to the contractor. Exactly what’s in the letter is... — Updated 9/15/2021

STCU and CDFCU to merge Oct. 1

A friendly merger that has been in the works for a year will culminate in one month when CDFCU and STCU are joined, giving CDFCU’s 14,400 members access to a broader suite of products and services. In preparation for the... — Updated 9/15/2021

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 9/7 - A woman told police she would move her camper from Osborn Bay, where a person can only camp for four days, after a mechanical issue was solved in the camper.  9/8 - Police checked on a dog in a truck on... — Updated 9/15/2021

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1. Go to www.grandcoulee.com 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 9/15/2021 Full story

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 9/15/2021 Full story

Behind every small business owner is a team of supporters

During the past 18 months, the pandemic has had significant impact on our lives. However, small businesses have the greatest impact on our livelihoods. Whether self-employed or the employer to dozens, small businesses are the... — Updated 9/15/2021

Biden's ambitious solar plan signals opportunity for rural communities

In recent years, the cost of solar energy has plummeted, and demand has escalated due to consumer support for clean energy and the value it adds to a property owner’s land and rural communities. However, in the U.S., solar... — Updated 9/15/2021

Funny way to store gold

Myanmar (Burma) has its own way of storing gold. The Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the premier Buddhist temples in the world and dates back some 2,500 years. Here in the U.S. we think of things 200-300 years old as really old. Not... — Updated 9/15/2021

Bush's 9/11 epilog needs to be America's prolog

This September 11 remembrance fell at a time when America is bitterly divided. It is also a time when we are more acutely worried about where and when terrorists will strike next. Our hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan — the... — Updated 9/15/2021

Too much smoke means not enough fire

Sometimes, to stop fires, you have to start them. Democrats like President Biden often point to the West’s devastating wildfires as evidence of climate change, and while that’s certainly contributed to some of the events we... — Updated 9/15/2021

Think of the library as a school supply

Do you have children in school or college? Are you continuing your education or taking classes to learn new skills? This fall we urge you to think of your library card as an essential school supply! Whether you’re headed to the... — Updated 9/15/2021

Herbert A Bird

Herbert A Bird, 78, of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed away at his home Thursday morning, September 9, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.    A full tribute to Herb’s life will be in next week Star Newspaper.  Strate... — Updated 9/15/2021 Full story

William Douglas "Bill" Morger Sr.

William Douglas "Bill" Morger Sr., formerly of Elmer City and Coulee Dam,Washington, passed away after a long illness in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.... — Updated 9/15/2021 Full story

Nell Elizabeth McDonald-Lucht

After a lingering illness, Nell E. McDonald-Lucht (Tabbs) passed away in Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. She was born to Millie Joe and... — Updated 9/15/2021 Full story

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 9/15/2021 Full story

Bridgeport squeaks by LR soccer by one

The Lady Raiders soccer team lost their season opener 2-1 to Bridgeport on Saturday in Grand Coulee. Senior Sadie Trotter, one of the team's captains, made LR's goal in the second... — Updated 9/15/2021

Runners take in Wapato Point

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders cross country team ran five kilometers at Wapato Point in Manson on Saturday.  “I really enjoyed Manson’s cross country course,” Head Coach Matthew Timentwa said. “It’s right there on Lake... — Updated 9/15/2021

Volleyballers on fire in season opener against ACH

The Lady Raiders volleyball team defeated Almira-Coulee-Hartline 3-1 in Coulee City Sept. 9.  Lake Roosevelt played the first two sets “with absolute fire,” Head Coach Meagan Caudell said.  The first set was won 25-9.... — Updated 9/15/2021

Upcoming football

The Raider football team, currently ranked 6th in the state for 2B teams by Scorebook Live, is scheduled to play next against Colfax, in Colfax, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18. Their home game that had been scheduled for last Friday night... — Updated 9/15/2021

Legals for September 15, 2021

Town of Nespelem NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Town of Nespelem in Town Hall, 330 9th, Nespelem, WA 99155, September 29th at 5:00 pm. The Town of Nespelem intends to... — Updated 9/15/2021 Full story

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

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