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Articles from the January 3, 2018 edition

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 By Taylor McAvoy    News

Activists try to occupy the front steps of the state capitol

Climate activists erected tents and teepees Monday in front of the Washington State Capitol building, on the opening day of the Legislature's 60-day session. "We are here today in... — Updated 1/10/2018

 By Taylor McAvoy    News

State lawmakers to again consider eliminating capital punishment

A bill to be introduced this session would eliminate the death penalty in Washington state and require people convicted of first degree murder to serve life sentences without the possibility of parole. Washington State Attorney... — Updated 1/10/2018

 By Alex Visser    News

Gov. Inslee lashes back at Sessions on marijuana

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee expressed a defiant attitude last week toward U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who announced on Thursday the rescinding of Obama-era guidelines that assisted the legalization of non-medical marijuana... — Updated 1/10/2018

 By Roger S. Lucas    News

Real estate terms prevent new store launch

A Sammamish couple, and their daughter from Electric City, continue to face barriers as they try to locate a new variety store in the area. Doug and Mary Lou Lockard, and daughter, Launi Ritter, have a variety store on the ready,... — Updated 1/10/2018


School delayed in Nespelem today

Nespelem School District will start two hours late today, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. The delay is due to dangerous road conditions.... — Updated 1/5/2018 Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, January 4, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. American Legion to Meet The American Legion Post 157... — Updated 1/3/2018

 By Roger S Lucas    News

City holds off on labeling old museum "dangerous"

The City of Grand Coulee has put off a decision to proceed on a "dangerous" building declaration until at least the end of January. The building once held the museum of... — Updated 1/3/2018


Bowling Scores

DAM KEGLERS TEAM W L #3 16 4 #6 10 10 #4 10 10 #1 10 10 #5 10 10 High Game: Jesse Vieira 273; Candy Weed-Butz 173 High Series: CJ Bjorson 663; Mae Stensgar 502 Splits: Bob Tonasket 5-6-10; John Wilson 5-10; Mae Stensgar 3-10;... — Updated 1/3/2018


This week in sports

Thurs., January 4 6 or 7 p.m., LRHS Wrestling at Brewster Mixer Sat., January 6 10 a.m., LRHS Wrestling at Warden LRHS Basketball away with Waterville/Mansfield (L) (3 p.m. GJV; 4:30 BJV/ 6 p.m. GV; 7:30 BV) Tues., January 9 *LRHS... — Updated 1/3/2018


Senior Meals

Senior Meals Wednesday, Jan. 3 – Dinner Hearty Beef Stew, Egg Salad Sandwich, Fruit Salad, Cookies Thursday, Jan. 4 – Dinner Chicken Bowl with Potatoes, Corn, Cheese, and Gravy; Salad and Fruit Bar; Ice Cream Friday, Jan. 5... — Updated 1/3/2018


Coulee Cops

Coulee Dam Police 12/27 - A Tulip Street resident reported that someone had taken an appliance envelope containing a mechanical part off their porch. The report also stated that a Bible study guide was additionally taken from... — Updated 1/3/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Lake Roosevelt basketball teams compete in tourney

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders and Lady Raiders traveled to Spokane Valley to compete in the Eagles Holiday Classic Dec. 28-29 to get some non-league competition over winter break, but neither LR team nabbed a win. The Raider boys... — Updated 1/3/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raiders wrestlers dominate in local events

This past week, Raider wrestlers held their annual Powerhouse Tournament at home before attending the Banks Lake Brawl in Coulee City. Raiders nabbed a lot of firsts at the events,... — Updated 1/3/2018


Legals for January 3, 2018

Town of Elmer City ORDINANCES ADOPTED Resolution R6-17 – A resolution of the Town of Elmer City, Washington, fixing the amounts to be raised by Ad Valorem Taxes for the year 2018. Ordinance 358 – An Ordinance of the Town of... — Updated 1/3/2018 Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 years ago Lake Roosevelt boys won their Raider Nation basketball tournament with a lopsided win over the visiting Lapwai, Idaho Wildcats, 78-47. Matt Pleasants had his way under the basket much of the night with a total of 28... — Updated 1/3/2018

 By Bob Valen    Opinion

Winter Solstice has passed - now more daylight

With the passage of Winter Solstice, we will start gaining more daylight. It’s not that noticeable; it’s measured initially in about one minute each day, and that’s at... — Updated 1/3/2018

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

Looking back to the stars we lost in 2017

Someone once told me, “The older you get, the more people you know die.” It is a true statement. Here are some of the stars from television, movies and music that passed in... — Updated 1/3/2018


A report and thanks from Trees of Sharing

The annual Trees of Sharing event kicked off Nov. 1 and culminated with the delivery of Christmas gifts to 125 children in 45 families on a snowy Saturday, December 16. The Committee thanks each of the many people in our community... — Updated 1/3/2018

 By Larry Price    Opinion

Thanks to Mayor Wilder and council

I would like to thank Mayor Greg Wilder and council for all their hard work and devotion over the last four years. I wish them well for all their further endeavors. Respectfully, Larry Price Coulee Dam... — Updated 1/3/2018


Reflection on buying a newspaper

My daughter called 20 years ago to chat. “What did you do today?” she asked. “Bought a newspaper,” I answered. “Um, yeah, OK?” she said. “No,” I said. “I mean we bought the newspaper, The Star.” When that... — Updated 1/3/2018


New Year's paddle

Four locals paddle their kayaks on New Year's Day at Crescent Bay. It was their third year in a row for the stunt to show that they won't let the elements tell them they can't... — Updated 1/3/2018

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Finally telling the stories of those who died on the dam

Arthur A. French, 39, of New Jersey, was crushed by a concrete block he was stripping in 1937 while working on the Grand Coulee Dam to help support his mother and siblings through t... — Updated 1/3/2018



Sworn in, but planning a re-do A new mayor and three new Coulee Dam council members swore their oaths of office before Clerk Stefani Bowden Thursday afternoon, Dec. 28, but a more formal and public ceremony is planned for next... — Updated 1/3/2018


Tribal chairman disputes property claim

The chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation said Tuesday that a “notice” published in The Star last week by Lola Campbell warning that she intends to take over a dwelling in Canada owned by the Arrow... — Updated 1/3/2018


Brrrrrrisk dip

Five women determined to start the year wide awake take a quick dip off Spring Canyon's snowy beach on New Year's Day. From left are: Diana Parrish, Tammy Norris, Susan Duclos,... — Updated 1/3/2018


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