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Rodeo sets records for attendance

With a hunger for getting out built up among rodeo fans, the first one in the state since pandemic lockdown set attendance records and put Grand Coulee on the national rodeo map.... — Updated 5/13/2021

Tribal primary results narrow each race down to two candidates

With poll and absentee votes both now certified, twenty-six candidates have been narrowed down to 14 in the primary for seven seats on the Colville Business Council, with only one incumbent knocked out of the running. There are... — Updated 5/14/2021

Kennedy approved as new jr/sr high school principal

Sara Kennedy will be Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School's new principal starting with the 2021-22 school year.  Kennedy, who has worked as the school's dean of students... — Updated 5/12/2021

No dam tours this year

Although there will be no tours of the Grand Coulee Dam this year, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is working on a plan for the return of the Laser Light Show and for opening its visitor center. USBR Public Affairs Specialist for... — Updated 5/12/2021

Grant County leaders encourage vaccination to keep businesses open

During a Grant County Leadership ZOOM meeting May 5, people from various organizations discussed how to market COVID-19 vaccines more effectively. Misty Aguilar, public information officer for the Grant County Health District,... — Updated 5/12/2021

Running for public office?

Candidate Filing Week is May 17-21, and the Office of the Secretary of State is joining county election offices across Washington to accept applications for public office, including about 30 local positions in the Grand Coulee... — Updated 5/12/2021

Dry Falls highlighted in local's new book

You may learn a thing or two about local history if you pick up a copy of a new book titled "Dry Falls and Sun Lakes" from Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, which... — Updated 5/12/2021

Coulee Dam council position open

A seat is open on the city council in the town of Coulee Dam following the resignation of Councilmember Fred Netzel.  Netzel’s letter of resignation, which was approved by the rest of the council at their April 21 meeting,... — Updated 5/12/2021

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/6 - A Burdin Boulevard man had his pitbull inside his house when police asked him about a dog-at-large complaint. - A Honda Accord backed into a Chevy Equinox in the hospital parking lot. The drivers had... — Updated 5/12/2021

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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 5/12/2021

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 5/12/2021

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 5/12/2021

Recognizing National Police Week

In honor of National Police Week, Acting U.S. Attorney Joseph H. Harrington recognizes the service and sacrifice of federal, state, local, and Tribal law enforcement. This year, the week is observed Sunday, May 9 through... — Updated 5/12/2021

A vacation that was a knockout

While our four kids were home, we always tried to take a good family vacation. One year we took a month, and in our Chevy Impala we took off for an intended trip to Houston, Texas, then over to San Diego and up the West Coast. I... — Updated 5/12/2021

Unemployment insurance intended as a bridge between jobs

When Congress established the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) in 1935, it was intended to provide temporary and partial income replacement for workers who lost their jobs through no fault of their own. It was supposed to be a... — Updated 5/12/2021

It's a boy for Ridgley/Brewster

Anastashia Ridgley and Casey Brewster of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Aiden Joshua Brewster, born Friday, April 30, 2021, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington, He weighed 3... — Updated 5/12/2021


A cowboy shows the strain as he rides a bronc Friday at the Colorama Rodeo, which broke records for attendance and revenue. See the story on the front... — Updated 5/12/2021

Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association to meet

The spring meeting of the Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association will take place at 1:00 P. M., Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at the Senior Center on Main Street in Grand Coulee. The most important item on the agenda will be the... — Updated 5/12/2021

EMT training course to be offered

Plans are taking shape for an Emergency Medical Technician course to be held around June 7 – Aug. 30 at the Grand Coulee Fire Station. The course is approximately 160 hours of classroom and labs. It will meet two nights a week... — Updated 5/12/2021

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 5/12/2021

Notice of Special Meeting of the Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors

Notice of Special Board Meeting of the Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors 505 Crest Drive Coulee Dam, WA 99116 5:30 p.m. The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors will be holding a special board... — Updated 5/12/2021

Notice of Special Board Meeting for GCD School District

The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors will be holding a special board meeting tomorrow Thursday May 13, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. At this meeting the school board will be discussing and taking action on personnel... — Updated 5/13/2021

This week in sports

Track & Field competes with division, moves onto regional events The Lake Roosevelt track and field team competed at the North Region Championships May 6 in Manson.  Three divisions within the North Central Washington region... — Updated 5/12/2021

Sports attendance: two tickets per player at home events

Attending Lake Roosevelt sporting events is much different this year than in previous years due to COVID-19.  Each player is allowed only two guests per game for home games, while there will be no away team fan attendance for... — Updated 5/12/2021

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

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