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 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Poll shows lack of support for school levies

Upcoming school levies in the Grand Coulee Dam School District don't have a lot of support among those who took a Star poll. The online survey, found in last week's issue of The... — Updated 1/19/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports 

Wrestlers host dual meet, place at Apple Pie event

Raider wrestlers faced off against Okanogan Bulldogs in a duel last week before going to Tonasket for the Tigers' Apple Pie Tournament.   In Coulee Dam on Jan. 12, LR hosted Okano... — Updated 1/19/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Local men chasing film careers

Colville Tribes member Tony Louie is among a group of local tribal members working at carving out a niche in the California film scene. Louie had his film, "HIStory," screened at... — Updated 1/19/2022


Sport spectator covid restrictions emphasized

School sports restrictions have been tightened up again with the Omicron COVID-19 variant becoming prevalent in the area.  The Grant County Health District detailed the... — Updated 1/12/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

School levies on February ballot

With two school levies on the ballot for the Feb. 8 election, one teacher/parent/taxpayer weighs in, and you can too in an online survey.  The two levies — the Educational Programs and Operations Levy and the Capital Levy for... — Updated 1/12/2022 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Volunteer drivers sought for Senior Meals Program

The Senior Meals Program, based out of the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center, is in need of volunteer drivers. The Monday-through-Friday program, which delivers to Electric City, Grand Coulee, and Coulee Dam, in addition to having a... — Updated 1/5/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Marriage, money, and education in local populations

How many people are single or married in the local area? How many have a bachelor’s degree? And what is the average income here? On Dec. 15, The Star reported 2019 population data for local zip codes from the American Community... — Updated 1/5/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Stolen car found at Keller Ferry after chase abandoned

A stolen Cadillac that police stopped following because of a new state law was found at the Keller Ferry Marina the next day anyway. Grand Coulee Officer Matthew Gilbert began following a suspicious vehicle about 9:35 p.m. Dec.... — Updated 1/5/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

City asks Grand Coulee businesses not to use de-icer

Corroding concrete may cause trouble for business owners in Grand Coulee who are being asked not to use de-icer on their sidewalks, while also facing possible fines if they don’t clear ice and snow. Sidewalks on Main Street and... — Updated 12/29/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Federal legislation may make local hydro projects easier to pull off

Pumped storage hydropower projects that are in planning for the Coulee, as well as for Halverson Canyon north of Creston, may be aided by recent federal legislation.  The road to bringing Columbia Basin Hydropower’s $1.4... — Updated 12/29/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

DARE program could return to local area in 2022

DARE logos painted on the side of the former middle school and at the Grand Coulee Police Station may be relevant again with the return of the program aimed at teaching youth to... — Updated 12/29/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

LR wrestlers have busy week

Raider wrestlers had a busy week, with both a mix & match event and tournament in Oroville, and the Tri-State Tournament in Idaho.  The Raiders participated in a mix & match in Oroville on Dec. 15. Then seven Raiders competed at... — Updated 12/22/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Lady Raiders remain undefeated with solid wins

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders remain undefeated after extremely solid wins against Oroville and Liberty Bell last week. The Lady Raiders more than quadrupled their Oroville... — Updated 12/22/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raiders take down Oroville, Liberty Bell for 6-0 record

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders basketball team defeated both Oroville and Liberty Bell this past week to continue their undefeated status, now with a win-loss record of 6-0. The... — Updated 12/22/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Utility rates between the towns compared

Ever wonder how your utility rates compare to those in nearby towns? There are some variations in residential water, sewer, and garbage rates between Electric City, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam, and Elmer City, with rates going up... — Updated 12/22/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Power plant work completed at Grand Coulee Dam

Major work on hydroelectric generating units has been completed on "one of the most coveted clean energy assets in the world" at the Grand Coulee Dam. The U.S. Bureau of... — Updated 12/22/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Hoffman to serve on health board

Electric City Councilmember Cheryl Hoffman will represent the north part of Grant County on the Grant County Health District Board during the trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Electric City council approved her... — Updated 12/22/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Lady Raiders hold court

Call in the cleanup crew because the Lady Raiders completely demolished Omak, Tonasket, and Kittitas this past week. Lake Roosevelt beat Omak Dec. 7 on the Pioneer home court with... — Updated 12/15/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Census data show growth and decline in local towns

The populations of Electric City, Grand Coulee, and Nespelem have gone down, while the populations of Coulee Dam and Elmer City have gone up.  According to 2020 census data, the population of Electric City is 956, down from 968... — Updated 12/15/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Lady Raiders overpower Reardan

Off to a great start, the Lady Raiders basketball team won their 2021-2022 season opener Saturday at home against Reardan, 50-30. LR led 10-8 at the end of the first quarter, then... — Updated 12/8/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Boys beat Indians in season opener

The Raiders played a tight game with the Reardan Indians Dec. 4 in Coulee Dam, and emerged the victor. LR led 20-13 at the end of the first quarter, but Reardan came back,... — Updated 12/8/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raiders wrestle their way to victory

Raider wrestlers placed first as a team at the Davenport Tournament Dec. 4 when they garnered 262 points, the most out of nine teams, with Reardan placing second with 180.5 points. “We did really well as a team, only losing a... — Updated 12/8/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Delano Regional Transfer Station rate increase of 33% looks likely

After much ado, the city of Grand Coulee has agreed to raise rates 33% at the Delano Regional Transfer Station to keep that facility from losing money, which makes the raise look likely.  The transfer station, which is shared by... — Updated 12/8/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Vintners and Brewers Auction raises $10k

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce raised $10,000 last Saturday in their annual Vintners & Brewers Auction. "This year's Vintners & Brewers Auction went well!"... — Updated 12/8/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

City updated on housing development

Providing for senior housing needs is one part of plans by local developers for the land at the former Center Elementary School in Grand Coulee, who updated the city council on... — Updated 12/1/2021


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