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Two fires in a day in neighborhood

Firefighters responded to two small wildfires in the Lone Pine area Aug. 3 amid high temperatures and low humidity. John Purdue said he didn't know until his neighbor told him... — Updated 8/10/2022

Stricter athletic GPA requirements discussed for LR

There’s a line to tread for a school wanting student-athletes to be better students in order to participate in sports, while at the same time not wanting to take away their opportunity to compete as athletes.  The Grand Coulee... — Updated 8/10/2022

Lions float cemetery management idea to local mayors

Cemeteries don’t take care of themselves, and the Spring Canyon Cemetery is no exception. The Grand Coulee Lions Club manages Spring Canyon Cemetery, and Birdie Hensley of the Lions Club spoke to the Regional Board of Mayors at... — Updated 8/10/2022

Spring Canyon illness was a mystery

Apparent illnesses at Spring Canyon brought to light by a Facebook post apparently stopped on their own, officials said last week, although details were scant. “There are no facts,” stated Kim Hines at Lincoln County Public... — Updated 8/10/2022

Quick boat cleaning can save millions of dollars

Taking five minutes to use a new, free boat-cleaning station at Northrup Boat Launch could help save millions in dollars of damage that invasive species can cause.  A new... — Updated 8/10/2022

Good and mellow

Jerry Lee Raines entertains a packed "beer garden" crowd at the chamber of commerce's First Friday event at North Dam Park Aug.... — Updated 8/10/2022

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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 8/10/2022

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 8/10/2022

"Just the Facts" on school district personnel turnover

This letter is an honest effort to bring clarity and facts to the rumors, innuendos and often half-truths that frequent this page when referring to the Grand Coulee Dam School District (GCDSD). The local community, in particular... — Updated 8/10/2022

Local visitor's guide is the most useful

Hello. I am just commenting on your supplement, Grand Coulee Dam Area (Visitor’s Guide). I found this to be about the most useful tourist magazine for an area that I have ever come across. Kudos, to all at your paper. Have the... — Updated 8/10/2022

Welsh historic reunion coming

On Sept 9-11, this fall, a small group of Welsh descendants will be visiting the Almira-Wilbur area. They are a part of the North American Welsh Association out of Seattle. A while back, they followed up on a lead of an abandoned... — Updated 8/10/2022

Republican lawmakers cop out on gun violence

Who has more mental problems — the perpetrators of gun violence or congressional Republicans, including our own Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who lack normal compassion and regard for human life, even of young children? Congressional... — Updated 8/10/2022

Giving something back

I have always been taught to give something back to society. For years I tried to do so by volunteering or running for public office. I have held office in park boards, library boards and school boards.  Most recently I served... — Updated 8/10/2022

Rural America needs investment in home construction and repair

Communities in every corner of the country now struggle with a lack of affordable homes, an ailment long associated with fast-growing urban areas. A lack of affordable housing hamstrings rural towns’ abilities to attract... — Updated 8/10/2022

Gas engines part of reducing CO2

Implausible as it may seem, gasoline powered vehicles can be part of reducing carbon emissions. They need to be part of the solution and not brushed aside. Take for example,... — Updated 8/10/2022

It's a boy for the Robinsons

Kendra and Anthony Robinson of Nespelem Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Anthony Rene Robinson Jr., born Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at Coulee Medical Center in... — Updated 8/10/2022

Coulee Cops

Coulee Dam Police 8/1 - A Camas Street dog had returned home by the time police contacted the owner who had reported the dog missing. 8/3 - An officer spoke to a Fir Street man while looking into a 911 hangup call. The man... — Updated 8/10/2022

Fall "Run the Dam Festival" will include former "Harvest Festival"

The local fall run event is expanding to include more fun activities, replacing the harvest festival of recent years, its organizer says. “The Run the Dam event has expanded into an entire park full of fun,” race director... — Updated 8/10/2022

Roberta "Bobbie" Cornett

Roberta "Bobbie" Cornett passed away of natural causes on Thursday, July 18, 2022, at Coulee Medical Center Long-Term Care in Grand Coulee, Washington. She was born on July 23,... — Updated 8/10/2022

Linda Christine Esmond

Linda Christine Esmond, 73, surrounded by her loving family, departed her Electric City, Washington home during the morning hours of Saturday, July 30, 2022, to meet her Lord Jesus... — Updated 8/10/2022

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 8/10/2022

Legal Notice

NOTICE OF PRIVATE SALE VIEW LOT at ROOSEVELT VIEWS North of Wilbur on Lake Roosevelt, Lincoln County, WA Roosevelt Views Community Association NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, The Officers of Roosevelt Views Community Association, is... — Updated 8/10/2022

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

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