Two approach town council with theater hopes

Two men have come home and now have hopes and dreams for the closed theater in Coulee Dam. Benji Dupris and James Pakootas addressed the town council last week, hoping to get a... — Updated 3/29/2023

Bill restricts collection of health data

Use of consumer reproductive health data would be much more restricted under House Bill 1155, the proposed “My Health, My Data Act.” The proposed law requires the consumer’s consent before sharing or collecting personal... — Updated 3/29/2023

Ready for bunnies

Over 400 individually curated Easter baskets stand ready at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Senior Center Monday after volunteers put them together recently for the center's annual fund... — Updated 3/29/2023

Deadline to remove studded tires is Friday

Spring is here, and with it – the deadline to remove studded tires before end of day Friday, March 31. The Washington State Department of Transportation encourages all drivers to plan head now to avoid a potential fine of $137,... — Updated 3/29/2023

Walters receives award from sheriff

Brian Walters, a UPS driver and Grand Coulee Volunteer Firefighter, is awarded the 2023 Life Saving Award by Grant County Sheriff Joe Kriete. In July 2022, Walters pulled a... — Updated 3/29/2023

DNR Planning Prescribed Burns on more than 2,100 acres of State Trust Lands

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that it plans to implement as many as seven prescribed burns on state trust lands this spring in central and eastern Washington. Prescribed burn... — Updated 3/29/2023

Barrel clinic set for April 1 in Nespelem

The Legacy of Love youth barrel clinic will be held at the Nespelem Jr. Rodeo Grounds on April 1. This clinic is being run by Jackie Gudmundson and Jodi Fox. For entry forms call Sindy Jackson at 509.634.4395 This clinic is for... — Updated 3/29/2023

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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 3/29/2023

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 3/29/2023

Truth or consequences

Our Constitutional First Amendment guaranteeing freedom of speech is a fundamental requirement for a successful democracy. But false statements produce consequences that threaten our democracy and the well-being of our society.... — Updated 3/29/2023

Tribal courts add insult to injustice, injury upon tribal members; a colonization fulfillment

2023 candidates for Colville Business Council (CBC), what do you commit to your claim as a “candidate for change”? What change? Year after year, “change” turns out to be about another face replacing the same... — Updated 3/29/2023

Parents' Bill of Rights? Sounds OK until you see who supports it and why

H.R. 5, the Parents Bill of Rights, passed the House on Friday. A recent column by Sean V. O’Brien, Eastern Washington director of right-wing Washington Policy Center (WPC), “We must affirm parents’ rights, put students... — Updated 3/29/2023

Places where the faithful gather

I’ve visited both the spectacular and the simplest of places where the faithful gather. A visit to Angkor Wat near Siem Reap in Cambodia is probably the place I will always remember. The complex is huge and the construction... — Updated 3/29/2023

Serving our nation's bravest

In the United States, there are currently over 1.3 million people serving as active-duty military. These men and women are dutifully serving our nation, and when they return home, it is crucially important they have the support... — Updated 3/29/2023


AA Meetings in the Area AA meetings are held Monday through Saturday at the Vets Center in Electric City. Call Paul at 633-3377 days or 633-3345 evenings. New Hope Group meetings are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at the Vets Center.... — Updated 3/29/2023

NCW Libraries now offer light therapy lamps

NCW Libraries has added a collection of light therapy lamps to its Library of Things. The HappyLight Touch Plus lamp provides UV-free light with 10,000 lux intensity with adjustable brightness and a timer. The lamps can be... — Updated 3/29/2023

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/21 - Police spoke to three females and a male in a car that ran out of gas and was parked on the dirt road to the Crescent Bay area off SR-155. The officer estimated them to be about 18 years old. There was... — Updated 3/29/2023

Dale Lenard Taylor

Dale Lenard Taylor 60 years young, sadly left us on Thursday, January 5, 2023.   Born May 7, 1962, to Lenard and Clareen Taylor in Lodi, California. His legacy lives on with his... — Updated 3/29/2023

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 3/29/2023

Boys split a week of wins and losses

The Raiders have racked up three baseball wins and three losses this season with two of those losses to Okanogan in three games over the last week. Lake Roosevelt went down 9-2... — Updated 3/29/2023

Raiders score softball win

The Raider softball team scored their first win of the season Tuesday night, putting Liberty Bell's girls down 15-0. The win broke a four-game losing streak. Lake Roosevelt lost to... — Updated 3/29/2023

Legal Notice

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TOWN OF COULEE DAM WEST COULEE DAM LIFT STATION General Notice Town of Coulee Dam (Owner) is requesting Bids for construction of the West Coulee Dam Lift Station Project. Bids for construction of the... — Updated 3/29/2023

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