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School meal deliveries just changed

Kids up to 18 years of age have been getting meals from the Grand Coulee Dam School District at their bus route pickup spots while school is out for the virus-related shutdown. That plan changed on Monday. Meal deliveries will now be made at eight...

Spring cleanup delayed!

The spring cleanup ad that ran in this week's Star was a mistake, a sort of unintentional April Fools mishap. The community spring cleanup is delayed until further...

This looks like a job for the Mask Avengers!

In response to the coronavirus epidemic, locals have been making washable, reusable fabric respiratory masks for the local hospital, as well as for individuals and other organizations. A Facebook...

Some argue simple masks better than nothing

Although simple made-at-home masks lack the sophisticated filters that catch 95% of items as small as a virus, there’s heavy debate on whether official recommendations that people who are not sick should not wear them make sense. Current articles...

Charlie Long commemorated for 60 years with American Legion

Charlie Long has been a member of the American Legion for 60 years! Greg Behrens, vice commander at Post 157 in Electric City, presented the Coulee Dam man with a 60-year certificate March 25....

No takers yet for daycare for children of medical and emergency workers

Local parents in the medical and emergency field have not yet taken advantage of daycare offered for their children by the Grand Coulee Dam School District, Superintendent Paul Turner told The Star in an email on March 27. “Currently we have no...

State scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for health care workers

Millions of N-95 masks and other types of personal protective equipment are being delivered to Washington State as public health and emergency response officials scramble to obtain the equipment needed to respond to the growing COVID-19 outbreak....

Dump rates discussion spans months

In a convoluted process, a raise in dumping rates at the Delano Transfer Station, approved in October by the Regional Board of Mayors, was approved again in March, but still must be approved by the four area towns before it might be implemented,...

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Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 3/21 - A man got his foot caught in the foot brace of his motorcycle while at a stop sign along SR-155, and possibly broke his ankle when the bike rolled back. He was taken to the hospital. His friends took care of the motorcycle. - An...

Casinos extend closure through April 30

12 Tribes Colville Casinos, including the Coulee Dam Casino, have extended their closure through April 30. An April 1 press release from 12 Tribes Colville Casinos details the closure. "Following guidance from the Colville Business Council, 12...

Thanks for recognizing local efforts

Thank you, Roger Lucas, for your acknowledgement of Scott Hunter’s great importance of providing all of us the area news (“Local efforts make a difference” March 25). Also, thanks for your public recognition of the Port District, both Keenes,...

Keep the Olympia coverage

A few publications back, Feb. 5th, 2020, to be exact, you wrote an editorial regarding the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, of which you are a member of the board of directors. The editorial was quite informative. The main point I...

Going on a bear hunt

With all this social distancing going on it is becoming harder and harder to get out with family and do something exciting and new. Staying indoors can become tedious and mundane as we try and do the right thing and stay put. But there is something...

Community strength in unprecedented times

We are in unprecedented times. The coronavirus outbreak has had a profound impact on the American people and our economy, but – together – we will make sure that impact is not a lasting one. As many businesses temporarily transition operations...

Meetings and Notices

Food Bank Hours Change The food bank will be open on the second and fourth Fridays of each month from 2 - 4 p.m. This will be in effect until the Stay Home order is lifted. This will be drive through style to maintain social distance. Meetings...

Carleen Marie Anderson

Carleen Marie Anderson, 72, a proud member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, passed away in her Elmer City, Washington home Friday morning, March 20, 2020. Born Thursday, July 17, 1947, in...

James Edmond Jackson Sr.

James Edmond Jackson Sr., 72, passed away Thursday evening, March 26, 2020, at his Coulee Dam, Washington home, surrounded by his loving family. James, known by many as "Indian Jim" was born Monday,...

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 Star office. They...

Legals for April 1, 2020

City of Electric City WAC 197-11-970 Determination of nonsignificance (DNS). Description of proposal: Replacement of an existing lift station with a new station of like capacity at the same site as the existing. Proponent: City of Electric City,...

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

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