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 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Pandemic high school sports guidelines been released

Raider sports, like all aspects of our lives now, will look a lot different in the new normal of COVID-19 pandemic life. Like seriously different. Like you can’t pass the basketball different. Like a kid playing tennis with the... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

On the track again, Ty Tipps logs fast time at Evergreen Speedway

Community and family worked together to make possible a day at the races on Saturday, when Ty Tipps competed in Monroe at the Evergreen Speedway, racing in a brand-new Chevy S-10... — Updated 7/1/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Survey: Community split on upcoming school year

Teachers, students, and parents from the community voiced their opinions on the upcoming school year in a Star survey, and the results are as diverse as the personalities of the... — Updated 7/1/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Return-to-school conversation continues

Schools are looking at how to successfully implement changes that will be put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a new Star survey seeks the opinions of local parents, students, and staff members. Last week The Star rep... — Updated 6/30/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Electric City to sell Jeep

Anyone in the market for a Jeep?  The Electric City council voted on June 9 to put the city’s 2018 Jeep Renegade Sports edition, which has only around 5,000 miles on it, up for bid.  The city bought the Jeep just last year... — Updated 6/24/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Fireworks options limited this year

The Fourth of July fast approaching, but don’t plan on setting off fireworks from North Dam again this year; it’s still unavailable as a launching location. The chamber of commerce’s Festival of America event, typically... — Updated 6/24/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Festival gets kids and parents out of the house

Kids got out of the house this past weekend to take part in the 2020 Koulee Kids Fest. "Koulee Kids Fest went FANTASTIC!" wrote Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Executive... — Updated 6/24/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School

Return-to-school conversation continues

Schools are looking at how to successfully implement changes that will be put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a new Star survey seeks the opinions of local parents, students, and staff members. Last week The Star rep... — Updated 6/23/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

The show must go on: school during COVID next fall

The institution of public school will look a lot different in the 2020-21 school year due to the COVID-19 health precautions that will still be in place, and schools are now beginning to grapple with freshly issued state... — Updated 6/22/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Local businesses might get relief grants through cities

If you own a business in Electric City that was hurt financially by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you should soon be able to apply for a grant with the city to receive relief funds for which the city is eligible.  City Clerk... — Updated 6/22/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Quarantine motivates people to clean

People are evidently cleaning up, and so is the local dump. Increased business at the Delano Transfer Station has brought in enough extra money this spring to offset much of a projected loss, so rates will rise only slightly. Dump... — Updated 6/17/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Koulee Kids Fest this Saturday

Koulee Kids Fest will take place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and one lucky child will win an iPad Mini and a pair of Beats headphones. Children of any age participating in Koulee Kids Fest will pick up a “passport,... — Updated 6/17/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Hospital going through masks

Coulee Medical Center has been going through masks like hotcakes during the COVID-19 pandemic and would be grateful to receive more from local mask makers. “Our mask utilization has increased significantly since the beginning of... — Updated 6/17/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Coulee folks express their views on masks

The people have spoken! Results are in from a Star poll on the topic of wearing masks in public during the COVID-19 pandemic, a controversial topic nationally.  Last week The Star... — Updated 6/15/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Public defends their swim dock

People who spend recreational time at Spring Canyon told the National Park Service their concerns over potential changes for the park.  The NPS collected 83 comments on their Lake... — Updated 6/14/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Okanogan County enters Phase 2 - CORRECTED

CORRECTION: This article has been amended to show the correct graduation date for Lake Roosevelt, which is June 13. Okanogan County enters Phase 2, meaning locally, among other things, that Lake Roosevelt’s modified graduation... — Updated 6/12/2020 Full story

 

Public meetings to continue remotely

Public meetings, including those of city councils, school boards, and various districts, will need to continue to be held telephonically, a requirement that might lead to an... — Updated 6/5/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Still no camping along Lake Roosevelt

Camping is still closed in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, including at Spring Canyon, and boat launch fees can only be paid by credit card now.  The National Park... — Updated 6/3/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Modified graduation should go on as scheduled

Lake Roosevelt’s COVID-19 era graduation should go on as planned despite Okanogan County currently being in Phase 1 of Washington State’s Safe Start Recovery Plan.  Graduation is scheduled to be held June 13 at 7 p.m. at the... — Updated 6/3/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Hospitals can still treat whatever ails you during COVID

A statewide health care campaign is urging people not to delay getting treated for any other health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing that hospitals can still treat non-COVID issues. Dr. Sam Hsieh, Coulee Medical... — Updated 6/3/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Distance learning at Lake Roosevelt gets mixed participation

As “distance learning” continues at Lake Roosevelt Schools during the COVID-19 pandemic that has kept students out of classrooms, principals weigh in on students’ participation in online classes.  During the May 26 school... — Updated 6/3/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Masks now mandatory in many public situations

Even before the order went statewide Friday directing widespread wearing of masks in public and requiring business to mandate it for employees not working alone, Grant County health authorities had already decided that protection w... — Updated 6/3/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

City accepts $3.5 million police contract with bureau

The Grand Coulee City Council approved a $3.57 million, five-year contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Thursday to continue to use the Grand Coulee Police Department to provide additional security services at the Grand... — Updated 6/3/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Masks mandatory in many public situations in Grant County

It is now mandatory to wear face masks in many public situations in Grant County, which recently entered Phase 2 of the state of Washington's Safe Start Recovery Plan. "After much... — Updated 6/1/2020 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Comments open until Saturday on plans for Spring Canyon

With time running out, people with ideas about plans emerging for Spring Canyon, the popular beach and park on Lake Roosevelt just east of Grand Coulee, should make them known to the National Park Service. You have until the end... — Updated 5/28/2020

 

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