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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 2/21/2024 Full story

 
 Legals 

Legals

Town of Coulee Dam Public Notice ORDINANCES ADOPTED BY THE TOWN OF COULEE DAM Ordinance 816 – An ordinance adopting a Complete Streets Grant Program pertaining to streets, sidewalks, and public places within the Town of Coulee... — Updated 2/21/2024 Full story

 

Library happenings

Join the celebration and learn together! Check out our blog posts, social media content, and book displays highlighting Black authors, illustrators, and creators. New Young Adult Books Coming Soon! Early 2024 will have much to offe... — Updated 2/21/2024

 

Tying quilts every Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran Church

Every Wednesday we will be tying quilts at Zion Lutheran Church for the months of January and February. The group will start at 9am. Bring a sack lunch if you want to. One half of quilts will go to the Support Center and the other... — Updated 2/21/2024

 

Lenten Soup Suppers Wednesday at Grand Coulee Community Church

The Grand Coulee Community Church is again serving soup and bread as is their tradition for the Lenten Season. The Soup Suppers began on Ash Wednesday, February 14th at 6:00 PM and will continue each Wednesday for 6 weeks until... — Updated 2/21/2024

 

Meetings and Notices

Eagles Auxiliary Notice The third and final by-laws will be read at the meeting on March 4th at 6pm. Area AA Meetings In Electric City, the New Hope group holds its meetings Monday through Friday evenings at 6pm at the Vets... — Updated 2/21/2024

 
 School 

Honor roll for LR Jr./Sr. High

The following is the honor roll for the Lake Roosevelt Jr./Sr. High. High Honors * depicts 4.0 Seniors: Carly Neddo*, Raeley Portch*, Aspen Smith*, Damon Landeros, Sawyer Steffens, Chase Marchand, Cylia St.Pierre, Alise Hoffman,... — Updated 2/21/2024

 
 Births 

It's a boy for Campbell/St. Pierre

Jane Campbell and Tony St. Pierre of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son King Hixsyn St. Pierre born Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 4... — Updated 2/21/2024 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports 

Lady Raiders end season at Crossover game

The Lady Raiders came to the end of their basketball postseason Saturday when the Davenport Lady Gorillas overtook them in the third quarter of their District 6/7 Crossover game at... — Updated 2/21/2024

 
 Sports 

Raider boys to head to first round of state

The Raider boys will head to the first round of the state tournament Saturday after coming from behind to beat Davenport 69-47 in their District 6/7 Crossover game Feb. 16 in Wenatchee. The Raiders (22-1) head back to Wenatchee... — Updated 2/21/2024

 
 Sports 

Raider wrestlers place at state

Raider wrestlers placed at the Tacoma Dome in the WIAA Mat Classic XXXV state tournament Saturday. Arianna Waters, a senior, took second place in the girls' 135 bracket after an... — Updated 2/21/2024

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 2/12 - A loose dog was reported on Grand Coulee Avenue. The dog had been rounded up by the family that owns it prior to an officer arriving. The officer has to see the dog loose in order to issue an infraction.... — Updated 2/21/2024

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion 

America still needs more welders, fewer philosophers

In 2017, I wrote a column titled: “America needs more welders and fewer philosophers.” It was a slogan Florida Sen. Marco Rubio used in his 2016 presidential campaign to call attention to the need for more skilled workers.... — Updated 2/21/2024

 
 By Roger Lucas    Opinion 

The advanced design

Winters in Palouse were much worse when I was growing up than what they are experiencing now. I can remember when we got our first refrigerator. That was in 1938. My mother was still using it in 1971. There was an emblem on the fro... — Updated 2/21/2024

 

Unlocking our nation's domestic energy potential

The United States produces the cleanest and safest energy in the world from traditional resources like oil and natural gas as well as from emerging resources and innovative technologies. This is something we should be celebrating,... — Updated 2/21/2024

 
 News 

INET arrests two in Grand Coulee

Grant County's Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team, aka INET, on Feb. 13 arrested two people during a drug trafficking investigation in the Grand Coulee area, the Grant County... — Updated 2/21/2024

 
 By James Tweed    Opinion 

Oblivious to the obvious

Beware of people who are oblivious to the obvious. People who lose an election, and believe they won. Not based on evidence. But based on what they “feel.” I am a conservative. Many Republicans today delude themselves by callin... — Updated 2/21/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News 

Chief Tufts to retire after 42 years in law enforcement

Things have changed over the last four decades in law enforcement. John Tufts has witnessed the changes. The police chief in Grand Coulee is retiring in March, and agreed to chat... — Updated 2/21/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News 

Grand Coulee fire chief reports on new ambulance district, fire plans

It may be next fall, or perhaps in February 2025, but local voters will be asked to decide on forming a new taxing district to support local ambulance service. Fire Chief Ryan Fish told the city council Tuesday night that a lot of... — Updated 2/21/2024

 

Breaking the pattern

A low cloud pattern happens to catch the sun just right near Crescent Bay for dramatic effect. Winter is apparently back, with lows in the high 20s and highs in the 30s. Check our... — Updated 2/14/2024

 

Cities may explore an encouraging idea

It became clear as crystal last night. Within the time allotted for one city council meeting in Electric City, at least three issues were discussed that require regional attention of two, three, or four local cities, all of which... — Updated 2/14/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Voters OK city shrinking and continued tax for school

Two propositions on local ballots passed by nearly the same results Tuesday. Electric City's Proposition 1, to de-annex four large parcels of land the city annexed several years... — Updated 2/14/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

$350,000 boosts senior housing plan Center

A study on a senior housing project is moving forward with a $350,000 grant through the state Department of Commerce, put into the state budget by the Legislature at the request of 7th District Rep. Joel Kretz (R-Wauconda). It... — Updated 2/14/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Police active as INET visits area

People noticed police activity Tuesday as multiple patrol cars converged on cars parked outside Hometown Pizza in mid-afternoon. Two people were arrested there. An officer who said... — Updated 2/14/2024

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Community-wide, all-council meeting proposed

Grand Coulee’s new mayor, Mike Eylar, has proposed a joint meeting with the city councils of four local cities. Eylar brought the idea up at the Regional Board of Mayors meeting Wednesday. He said he and many local elected... — Updated 2/14/2024

 

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