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 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion

Local history opinion piece

“Standing at the foot of History” were the titles of Roger Lucas Reporter’s Notebook in the Star. This is really true in the Grand Coulee Dam Area. We live under the shadow of one of the Greatest Project ever built, Grand Cou... — Updated 9/9/2020

 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion

Thanks for support, and continue it for new leaders

First of all, thanks to everyone who has supported me the past years as Electric City Council member. Congratulations to the Electric City Council and mayor elect. I wish them the best in their journey the next few years. I only... — Updated 11/13/2019

 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion

Interest is good

It is great to see people interested in city government and who want to run for a city position. In too many elections in the past, it has been a one-candidate selection. But remember, change is not always the solution to a... — Updated 9/18/2019

 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion

Need help putting together history of local festivals

I am putting together the history of the Colorama/Western Festival/Festival of Lights since the beginning. I have a rodeo picture as far back as 1952. The rodeo had been held in Pleasant Valley, down by the now-Credit Union, and... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion

Now is the time to make a difference in the community

Term limits, change, whatever you want! Now is the time. Every day, I hear people want term limits. If you read last week’s Star, you see many, many open volunteer vacancies in local organizations, cities, boards, etc. Now is... — Updated 3/13/2019

 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion

Local Lions active in community

Grand Coulee Dam Area Lions participated this weekend in the annual Koulee Kids Fest and Coulee Cruizers Auto Show. The Lions have sponsored a station for the Kids Fest for several years. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Lions was... — Updated 6/20/2018

 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion

We need to take part if we want improvements

Want a bus so you can get to the store or doctor? Want a bus in town to take you to the senior center? Want bus service to drive you home from a community event? Raise your hand! If any of this is true, why did we have a Grand... — Updated 3/21/2018

 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion

Museum working on projects

The beginning of a new year... or is it the end of a year? Whatever works for you will work for me. The Coulee Pioneer Museum in Electric City has had another successful year. Each year it grows a little, and more and more people... — Updated 10/18/2017

 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion

Fund raiser was disappointing

First, I would like to thank all the volunteers and businesses who helped with the Electric City “Pig For the Park” fund raiser held this past Saturday at Electric City. This year’s support and attendance was down... — Updated 9/14/2016

 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion

Time to step up, 509ers

509ers, now is the time for you to step up and help with your city government. All of the Mikes, Lees, Clays, Marks, Bobs, Joes, Janes, Marys, etc, (local 509ers) who do not want 206ers, aka “coasties” to run your city.... — Updated 2/25/2015

 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion

City officials have to tackle all the problems, not just yours

In the past weeks, we have had a few city council meetings and committee meetings at the local cities. As usual, sometimes things are said that have been taken wrong. Remember, most of these people on the local city councils, city... — Updated 1/28/2015

 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion

About dry grass at cemetery

First, the Grand Coulee Dam Lions and Spring Canyon Cemetery would like to thank the community for all the support over the past 79 years. We could not do everything we do in the community without the support of this great... — Updated 10/15/2014


Coulee Pioneer Museum news

Coulee Pioneer Museum news The Coulee Pioneer Museum thanks the “Historical Book Committee” and “Them Dam Writers,” Edith Lael and 4-Bears for their timely gift so that the museum could purchase access to one of the... — Updated 8/29/2013

 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion

Museum would provide way to save history of locals

History was made 80 years ago, July 16. Thousands of people gathered at the Grand Coulee Dam site in 1933 as Gov. Clarence Martin oversaw the groundbreaking for the dam. With a sledge hammer in hand, Martin promised that Grand Coul... — Updated 7/24/2013


Museum group looking for members

The Coulee Pioneer Museum is looking for members that want to preserve the history and heritage of the Grand Coulee Dam Area. The museum is moving forward with plans to gather information, photos, personal histories, and much, much... — Updated 11/28/2012


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