Mechanic dies in accident during repairs

A mechanic repairing his company’s semi-trailer died Sept. 11 at Coulee Medical Center as he was repairing its suspension, the company said in a press release. Mike Coppess, of Bellevue, Washington, was 68, married and the... — Updated 9/20/2023

Hundreds decide to Run The Dam

The race that lets people run across the top of Grand Coulee Dam drew hundreds on Saturday morning for 5K, 10K or half marathon run under blue skies. Organizer Kelly Buche said... — Updated 9/20/2023

Health District says COVID rising

Grant County Health District says COVID has been ticking up for weeks, and annual immunizations will likely be necessary, just like the flu. Luckily, new vaccines are available, GCHD pointed out, and they’re aimed at newer... — Updated 9/20/2023

Names needed for women vets' monument

If you have any relatives or friends that were in the Nespelem Women’s Auxiliary Unit 114 from 1936 to present, please submit their names to Vincent McDonald, CCT Veterans Program, 509-634-2755, or email vince... — Updated 9/20/2023

City reviews short-term rental proposal

Coulee Dam is reviewing a proposed change in the rules that govern how property owners can rent their property for short periods of time. The change is sought by those who want to meet what they say is a consistent need in the... — Updated 9/20/2023

Paschal Sherman Indian School named "School of Distinction"

The Paschal Sherman Indian School (PSIS) has been named a “School of Distinction” by Cognia, a global nonprofit school improvement organization. Out of more than 1,100 eligible institutions reviewed by Cognia, only 25 schools... — Updated 9/20/2023

Your entertainment, our suffering

My name is Victoria Youmans, long time resident of the Columbia River living in Nakusp, British Columbia. As some of you may know, the water has been going your way most of the summer and continues to for the foreseeable future,... — Updated 9/20/2023

Biden's lease cancelations hurts Washington

While media focus was on Joe Biden’s decree putting a tiny plot of land within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) off limits to oil and gas exploration, reporters ignored... — Updated 9/20/2023

Losing a national treasure

We are slowly losing a national treasure.  Former president Jimmy Carter is 99 years old and is under permanent hospice care in his home in Plains, Georgia. His wife Rosalynn is also under hospice care. Jimmy is a national... — Updated 9/20/2023

Looking back in the coulee

10 years ago The city of Grand Coulee is wrestling with whether to declare a moratorium on the location of marijuana gardens or distribution businesses within the city limits. The governing body of the Colville tribes amended its... — Updated 9/20/2023

It's a girl for the Rises

Allison and Sam Rise are the proud parents of Eleanore Marie born on August 31, 2023, in Federal Way. Eleanore was 21 inches long and weighed 8lb. 12oz. Eleanore's brother is... — Updated 9/20/2023

Meetings and Notices

Retirees’ Association to Meet Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association will hold a $5 Soup and Sandwich lunch and general meeting on Friday, September 29 at Community Presbyterian Church of Omak, 9 Birch St. S, Omak at 11... — Updated 9/20/2023

New Grand Coulee librarian hired

NCW Libraries has hired a new branch librarian in Grand Coulee. Sage Hachey began her new job in August, replacing Joanne Percy.  Hachey grew up in Eastern Washington and... — Updated 9/20/2023

Be a Parks S.T.E.W.A.R.D.

From dinosaur fossils to 19th century multi-tools, our state parks are home to many natural and cultural treasures. Most are housed in our Collections department or interpretive centers. They may be used for research or become... — Updated 9/20/2023

More families can enjoy state parks with updated Foster Family Program and pass

Families can still use the current system of proof until June 1, 2024. After that, they will need to apply for the new Foster Family Pass to participate. OLYMPIA — Aug. 31, 2023 — The Washington State Parks and Recreation... — Updated 9/20/2023

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/11 - A squatter in a Main Street apartment was allowed to leave without any incident. The owner didn’t wish to press charges as long as she left.  9/12 - A license plate was found at the hardware store... — Updated 9/20/2023

Celebration of Life for George Kohout

A Gathering to honor George will be held on Saturday, September 23 at the Ridge Riders Rodeo arena at 11 a.m. He passed on to the Lord on Sunday, August 20,... — Updated 9/20/2023

 Marilyn Martino 

Marilyn Martino age 71, passed away peacefully at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington, surrounded by her loved ones.  Marilyn was born September 24, 1951, in... — Updated 9/20/2023

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 9/20/2023

A screaming good time

An excited Raider fan lets loose a scream during Friday's high school football game against Mabton in Coulee Dam, garnering a few surprised looks from friends, all in a Lake... — Updated 9/20/2023

Lady Raiders beat Tonasket in five sets

Lake Roosevelt’s varsity volleyball team battled back from a one-game deficit Tuesday night to beat Tonasket in Coulee Dam. “Serving won it for us tonight,” Coach Kasey Garvin said. “There were a lot of long volleys... — Updated 9/20/2023

Cross Country competes at Manson

Raider runners competed at Manson in the Trojan Invite. Their times in the 5,000-meter race. Girls’ team Gr Name Time 12 Kailah Leadingham 31:46.01 SR 9 Nelly Selam 34:31.55 PR Boys’ team Gr Name Time 10 Caden Portch 21:56.83... — Updated 9/20/2023

Nowhere to run for Vikings on Raider ground

The Raiders dominated the visiting Vikings of Mabton Friday in a game that racked up yardage for the Lake Roosevelt offense and showed off strengths of several Raiders, including... — Updated 9/20/2023

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