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Community working to save North Dam Park

A number of community members who value North Dam Park are working to keep it afloat for the remainder of 2022.  The park could close for lack of funding in August of this year, a result of the Coulee Area Park and Recreation... — Updated 6/29/2022 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Five of seven keep Colville Business Council positions

Results for seven elections for spots on the Colville Business Council show five incumbents keeping their positions, and two losing them.  Absentee votes were certified Thursday, June 23, and added to the poll vote results that... — Updated 6/29/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Children help restore plant life in wildfire areas

Children on the Colville Indian Reservation have been dispersing "seed bombs" in areas affected by wildfires in recent years to help restore native species to the areas.  The "Heal... — Updated 6/22/2022

 
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Harris running for Grant County sheriff

Joe Harris wants to be the sheriff of Grant County, having served for over 20 years in law enforcement following eight years in the marines.  Harris started his career in law enfor... — Updated 6/22/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Girls beat boys in intramural softball game

The Raider boys were no match for the Lady Raiders on the softball field in Grand Coulee in a fun, fastpitch softball game the girls won 17-11 last week. "I'm not sure who had more... — Updated 6/15/2022

 
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GCD area in the spotlight of new promo video

The Grand Coulee Dam area is in the spotlight of a new video being made to highlight the attributes of the area.  Voortex Productions, out of Wenatchee, is working with the Grand C... — Updated 6/15/2022

 
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Helicopter stationed at local airport ready to fight fire

A UH60 Blackhawk helicopter demonstrated its fire-fighting abilities last week by sucking water out of Banks Lake through a "snorkel" into its 1,100 gallon tank, then dumping the... — Updated 6/15/2022

 
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Senior living project moving to next phases

People agree that housing for seniors in the area is needed, but the effort comes with a hefty price tag in the $15-$20 million range.  The Grand Coulee Dam Area Senior Center spent $7,500 on a feasibility study for senior... — Updated 6/15/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

North Dam Park is in trouble as funding hasn't been secured from the USBR

North Dam Park, which hosts numerous events in the area, including Colorama, markets, softball tournaments, and more, is in danger of no longer being maintained, but funding could still be secured for 2023.   A special meeting... — Updated 6/15/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Youth basketball camp signups on Thursday

Girls and boys who will be in 3rd-8th grade in the 2022-2023 school year can sign up tomorrow, for a basketball camp that takes place in July. Signups will take place June 9 at the Lake Roosevelt gym from 6-7 p.m. for a $75 signup... — Updated 6/8/2022 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Updated: TGIF: First "First Friday" happens this Friday

Update: This Friday's June 3 event has been moved to the inside of the former Center School on Spokane Way in Grand Coulee due to the rainy weather. This Friday marks the first First Friday event for the Coulee, with vendors,... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
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"Lucky and Receiving" explains her role at Lake Roosevelt

Ashley Atkins took on the role of Indian Education director this school year at Lake Roosevelt Schools and spoke to The Star recently about the importance of teaching Native... — Updated 6/1/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Grand Coulee City Park getting upgrades

Grand Coulee City Park is receiving upgrades this year including a half-court basketball court, a new barbecue pit area, walkways, and playground equipment. The park, located along SR-174 between a gas station and Mexican food... — Updated 6/1/2022

 
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Electric City looks again at building a park

Electric City is forming a new committee focused on developing a city park, and Electric City residents can be a part of that committee. At a May 18 special council meeting, the council approved going forward with forming a new par... — Updated 5/25/2022

 
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Senior living study says project is a good idea

A $7,000 study funded by the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center found that developing senior housing in the area would be beneficial. The senior center pledged up to $25,000 for studies geared towards developing land currently owned... — Updated 5/25/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Street work being done in Grand Coulee

Part of Federal Avenue in Grand Coulee is receiving a half a million dollar makeover.  Wheeler Excavation, LLC out of Benton City is the contractor for the project, replacing the... — Updated 5/25/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Speed limit reduction a topic of concern

Some people aren't too thrilled about a possible impending speed limit reduction on a stretch of highway between Electric City and Grand Coulee.  The upcoming construction of a... — Updated 5/19/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Federal Avenue getting upgrades

A construction project is beginning on a new waterline and paving on a section of Federal Avenue in Grand Coulee from Main Street down to Midway Avenue by The Star newspaper... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

E-cycle your old TV or computer this weekend

This weekend is the time, and the Delano Regional Transfer Station is the place to "e-cycle" that old TV or computer monitor that's been cluttering up your garage or attic. This... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Track and field athletes head to districts

By Jacob Wagner Raider athletes qualified for districts after placing in league track and field championships last week. LR’s team competed at the Central Washington 2B league championship May 11 at Liberty Bell High School with... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Bush heads to state golf

Raider Terek Bush took fourth place in the District 5 tournament at Alta Lake Golf Course on Monday, qualifying him for the state tournament at Deer Park May 24. At Alta Lake, the... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Tennis competes at league tourney

Raider tennis competed at the Central Washington 2B league tournament in Omak on May 11, and May 14 where several Lady Raiders qualified for the district competition today.  In Omak, Amy Dorman won her matches in girls’ singles... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Win for Lady Raiders Thursday would send them to state as district champs

The Lady Raiders softball team has two shots at going to state following a hometown win last week against Brewster that started the postseason. The rain didn't dampen the spirits... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

A flying drone's eye view offers a different perspective

You can see the world from a different perspective by flying a drone.  Greg Behrens, a retired geologist from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, demonstrated his drone for The Star... — Updated 5/11/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Truck fire caught early and extinguished

Firefighters from Coulee Dam, Grand Coulee, and Elmer City departments responded to a vehicle fire near the Coulee Dam Casino Tuesday. The fire burned inside the cab of a pickup... — Updated 5/11/2022

 

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