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Update: Scheduled power outage tomorrow for Nespelem Valley Electric customers

Update More than just the town of Nespelem will be affected by the outage Friday, a 5pm correction from OEM says: “ 2022-05-20 Correction: Nespelem Valley Electric Scheduled Power Outage Correction for Location of Outage.... — Updated 5/19/2022

Speed limit reduction a topic of concern

Some people aren't too thrilled about a possible impending speed limit reduction on a stretch of highway between Electric City and Grand Coulee.  The upcoming construction of a... — Updated 5/19/2022

The circus is coming to town

A big top circus is coming to town June 2, and the sponsoring Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce is working to promote the event that was a big hit last time it came here.... — Updated 5/17/2022

Tribal primary election results are in

Results are in for the May 7 primary elections for positions on the Colville Business Council. The CBC is the governing body of the Colville Tribes with 14 positions total for the council, and seven up for re-election each year.... — Updated 5/17/2022

EMS workers "Rising to the Challenge"

When you call 911 in a medical emergency, those who respond are people who spend considerable time training and belong to local and national organizations dedicated to helping them learn or certifying that they have. In 2021,... — Updated 5/17/2022

Federal Avenue getting upgrades

A construction project is beginning on a new waterline and paving on a section of Federal Avenue in Grand Coulee from Main Street down to Midway Avenue by The Star newspaper... — Updated 5/17/2022

E-cycle your old TV or computer this weekend

This weekend is the time, and the Delano Regional Transfer Station is the place to "e-cycle" that old TV or computer monitor that's been cluttering up your garage or attic. This... — Updated 5/17/2022

To read The Star online, do this:

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 5/18/2022

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 5/18/2022

Still kids, but not quite so much

After a few decades of interviewing high school students two or three times a year, certain traits start to seem universal, including eager optimism mixed with a little nervousness about the unknown coming up. Last week, I had... — Updated 5/18/2022

The kids loved them

Summers in Palouse when I was a kid meant carnivals and the circus. They held the carnivals just off Main Street and next to the downtown gym. My brother Bob got kicked out of the carnival one summer. They had a monkey on a... — Updated 5/18/2022

Inslee, Murray targeting wrong dams

Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Patty Murray have their priorities backward when it comes to rebuilding Snake River salmon and steelhead runs. Instead of focusing on ripping out dams with fish passages and navigation locks, they should... — Updated 5/18/2022

Seventy-seven years ago

Sheep of Joe Hodgin enroute from winter quarters at Adrian, Washington to summer range in the Colville National Forest. - May 9,... — Updated 5/18/2022

Chamber and community members to visit scenic Ireland

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce has announced today that it will be visiting scenic Ireland September 20, 2022 and is inviting chamber members, family and friends of chamber members to join them on this once in a... — Updated 5/17/2022

Masquers next performance in June

Masquers Theater will be presenting the comedy “The 39 Steps” in June. This comedy adaptation is by Patrick Below from the novel by John Buchan and from the movie by Alfred Hitchcock. Director Carrie Rutherford will bring... — Updated 5/17/2022

Meetings and Notices

GCHS Alumni Spring Meeting Set for May 18 PTA The Grand Coulee High School alumni spring meeting will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, at the Senior Center on Main Street in Grand Coulee. AA Meetings for GCD and Nespelem... — Updated 5/17/2022

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 5/4 - Police collected and discarded two syringes found in the roadway near Sunny Drive and Kelso Avenue. 5/5 - A woman on F Street showed police damage to her car and her mother’s car that appeared to be caused by... — Updated 5/17/2022

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 5/18/2022

Win for Lady Raiders Thursday would send them to state as district champs

The Lady Raiders softball team has two shots at going to state following a hometown win last week against Brewster that started the postseason. The rain didn't dampen the spirits... — Updated 5/17/2022

Tennis competes at league tourney

Raider tennis competed at the Central Washington 2B league tournament in Omak on May 11, and May 14 where several Lady Raiders qualified for the district competition today.  In Omak, Amy Dorman won her matches in girls... — Updated 5/17/2022

Bush heads to state golf

Raider Terek Bush took fourth place in the District 5 tournament at Alta Lake Golf Course on Monday, qualifying him for the state tournament at Deer Park May 24. At Alta Lake, the... — Updated 5/17/2022

Track and field athletes head to districts

By Jacob Wagner Raider athletes qualified for districts after placing in league track and field championships last week. LR’s team competed at the Central Washington 2B league championship May 11 at Liberty Bell High School... — Updated 5/17/2022

Lady Raiders defeat Okanogan for District 6 championship

The Lady Raiders defeated their Okanogan rivals tonight at the District 6 championship game on the state top-ranked Lady Bulldogs' home diamond. The Lake Roosevelt girls have a good chance to win the state championship tournament... — Updated 5/19/2022

Legal Notices for May 18, 2022

Notice of Change of Regular Meeting date for Public Hospital District No. 6, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, & Okanogan Counties, Washington Public Hospital District No. 6, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan Counties, Washington;... — Updated 5/17/2022

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

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