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Third fire in three weeks put out Tuesday

A garage fire in Grand Coulee was extinguished before it spread in the wee hours of the morning Tuesday, causing mostly smoke damage, with no one suffering any injuries. “It could have been way worse,” Marjie Gallagher said about the fire that...

Initiative will affect road repair funds

Two local towns will directly lose transportation funds because of the passage of a state initiative. Electric City and Elmer City will lose a bit of revenue from the recent passage of a statewide initiative that, among other things, limits how...

Local rodeo going with "the big boys"

The little local rodeo that almost stopped happening nearly a decade ago is poised to join the ranks of the larger professional rodeo world. The Ridge Riders Saddle Club’s annual Colorama Rodeo each May will likely join the Professional Cowboys...

Veterans recognized at school

Elmer Rinard gets a standing ovation at a ceremony to recognize veterans at the Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School gym Friday. The World War II veteran also got a smile from a pleased compatriot seated in background, also a WWII vet, Fred...

Tribal members earn music award for Best Rap Hip Hop Video

Three Colville tribal members won a Native American Music Award for Best Rap Hip Hop Music Video at the awards ceremony Nov. 2 in Niagara Falls, New York. James Pakootas, Daniel Nanamkin, and Tony...

All torn up

As seen from the south on Western Avenue, construction crews work Monday on Electric City's street project, involving Western, Grand Avenue, Stevens...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/2 - A man on a bicycle ignored signs saying the top of the Grand Coulee Dam was closed. A guard said the bicyclist went around concrete barriers and the guard house before being stopped by the guard. The man said he thought...

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Star poll: Most prefer permanent Daylight Savings time

Locals support idea of “ditching the switch” and adopting “permanent Daylight Savings Time” State legislation passed earlier this year would put a stop to changing clocks. Locals do not like switching their clocks twice a year between...

Thanks for support, and continue it for new leaders

First of all, thanks to everyone who has supported me the past years as Electric City Council member. Congratulations to the Electric City Council and mayor elect. I wish them the best in their journey the next few years. I only hope that the...

Remember through the year that they are heroes

Earlier this week the nation took pause to honor our veterans. The debt we owe to veterans goes well beyond Nov. 11. I didn’t come from a military family; however, my father and three of my brothers were in the military: my father in World War I,...

Greatest generation quickly slipping into history

Just before Veterans Day, the last known survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor died at age 98. With the passing of George Hursey of Massachusetts, it closed that chapter of World War II ...

What happened to us?

When this paper comes out there will be 35 shopping days until Christmas, and eight days till Thanksgiving. (Pause to let that sink in) OK, breathe. In the past at our house, we would be making lists...

Trees of Sharing season has set up schedule

Trees of Sharing 2019 begins its thirty-something season this week. Begun in the early 1980's, the Trees of Sharing program is a special way for Grand Coulee Dam area residents to get in the giving...

Meetings & Notices

Chamber Meetings at Pepper Jacks Chamber will be meeting at noon, this Thursday, Nov. 14, at Pepper Jacks Bar & Grille. Dr. Adam McConnell is the guest speaker. Grant County Mosquito District 2 to Meet  The Grant County Mosquito District #2 will...

Community blood drive planned

Vitalant, along with the Grand Coulee community blood drive volunteers led by coordinator Donia Black, is planning a blood drive for Monday, November 18. Donation hours will be from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the community room at Coulee Medical Center....

Star Obituary Policy

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September students of the month

Selected as students of the month for September at Lake Roosevelt Elementary School included: Emmalee Rasmussen, Cody Horton, Macy Paslay, Erik Valenzuela, Skyla Flores-Thomas, Nayeli Beltran,...

Raider football team ready for first round of state following district playoff victory

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders football team is going to state, hosting a first-round game on Saturday, following a solid victory in the district crossover game. In Coulee Dam on Nov. 8, the Raiders...

Volleyball bound for state tournament

The Lady Raiders volleyball team is Yakima bound, having qualified for state for the first time since 1991 with a 3-0 victory over Mabton last week. The Lady Raiders had lost to Lady Bears Nov. 5 in...

Edmo competes at state cross country

Raider Kyle Edmo ran at the 1B/2B state cross country meet at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco on Saturday. Edmo placed 110th out of 154 runners with a time of 18 minutes, 40.1 seconds. Daniel...

Raider soccer ends in playoffs

The Lady Raiders soccer team's fourth season ended in the playoffs last week, the first time the team made it to the playoffs. Lake Roosevelt lost a soccer playoff game 6-3 in Tonasket against the...

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