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Articles from the January 20, 2016 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 20, 2016

New twist could bring towns' functions together

One mayor is still determined to find a way to consolidate some of the services of two local municipalities. Electric City and Grand Coulee had each indicated last year a willingness to fund a study on the consolidation of those two cities, but did... Full story


Slippery weather leads to wreck

Police and ambulance workers respond to an accident that occurred at 10 a.m. Saturday on Columbia Avenue during a heavy snow. The 32-year-old driver of the Suzuki wagon applied brakes at the bottom... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 20, 2016

City commits future tourism funds to trail

Electric City took a giant step forward toward building a proposed multi-million dollar walking trail last week when the city council set aside $400,000 of the city’s hotel/motel tax funds to help pay for the project. City Clerk Jackie Perman... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    January 20, 2016

Nespelem voters to decide on school levy

Nespelem area voters should have ballots in hand soon for deciding on a school levy that would turn some $34,000 of their tax dollars into an additional $318,000 in state funds. Nespelem School District Superintendent Rich Stewart said the rate of ta... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 20, 2016

New restaurant being built over casino

The Colville Tribes are planning a restaurant, lounge and gaming area over the Coulee Dam Casino. Special Projects Manager Carl Jackson said the restaurant is scheduled for an April opening. Currently, contractors are taking out interior office... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 20, 2016

New store offers wide variety - of marijuana

You can get whatever you want at B Street Bud. The new marijuana store's list of products is like an extensive menu in a large restaurant. The newest retail operation in Grand Coulee, on Burdin... Full story



Council retreats to Ephrata this Saturday Electric City council, mayor and city staff will go to Ephrata this Saturday for a city retreat to review procedures and shape plans for the future. The meeting is at 124 Enterprise Avenue and begins at 9... Full story



The wrong date for Electric City’s Ephrata retreat for city officials was reported last week. It will be Saturday, Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. The yearly boat launch permits for Lake Roosevelt are not available for sale at the recreation area office in... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    January 20, 2016

Elmer City nixes recycling bin

No! That was the result of a formal vote on recycling at the Elmer City council meeting last Thursday night. Councilmembers had earlier, when polled, indicated that they were not interested in a recycling effort. The Regional Board of Mayors met... Full story


Felon arrested for selling stolen guns

A 28-year-old Moses Lake man is jailed after selling two stolen guns to undercover detectives on Monday. Brandon J. Cirame made arrangements to sell three revolvers, a shotgun and a rifle, the Grant... Full story


At some point, cities should get serious

Grand Coulee’s mayor is right when he says in a front-page article this week (“New twist could bring towns’ functions together”) that his city has “a lot to offer” other municipalities in considering how the four in the Grand Coulee Dam... Full story


Cycling in the Coulee

Thank you for the excellent bicyclist photo on page 4 of The Star 1-13-2016 edition. However, I’m curious as to the intent of the photo title, “Maybe not YOUR first choice.” A more appropriate and effective title would be “A winter ride in... Full story


Questions about Coulee Dam trees

In reading a recent letter to the editor concerning the appraised value of the street trees in Coulee Dam, a number of questions came to mind. Does the letter reflect the view of the entire Coulee Dam Town Council? What is the number of the town ordi... Full story


Town can't violate its own rules

As you know, the town council directed that the Public Works Department to remove a healthy ornamental cherry tree within the town’s right-of-way. Subsequently, the mayor immediately directed that the town administration (including Public Works)... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 20, 2016

The persuasive perspective

Experience + your current situation x encouragement = decisions being made. That sounds simple enough, and I am sure there are a lot of other factors involved, but really this is the basis for our decisions. Plus all you math geeks (Jeremiah and... Full story


Seventy-five years ago

Winter's icy grip on a spillway bridge pier at Grand Coulee Dam during construction. –- Nov. 12, 1940... Full story


Eugenia "Jeannie" G Condon

Eugenia "Jeannie" G Condon, 97, of Coulee Dam, Washington, was born July 3, 1918, to Robert and Roxie Grosjean in Kamiah, Idaho. She passed away at the Regency Care Center in Omak, Washington, on... Full story


Keith W. Masterson

Keith W. Masterson was born Aug. 24, 1918, and passed away Monday, January 18, 2016. Mr. Masterson will lie in state at the Strate Funeral Home, Wilbur, Wash., on Thursday, January 21, 2016, from 5 – 7 p.m. A graveside service will be held on... Full story


Michael Stuart Greene

In his 61 years, Michael Stuart Greene proved that the sum of a life is so much greater than one. He leaves a legacy of communities aided by his work as a fire chief and visionary creator of... Full story


St. Jeor sworn in

Town Clerk-Treasurer Stefani Bowden administers the oath of office to new Town Councilmember Keith St. Jeor at town hall January 13, prior to a scheduled council meeting. Although the meeting was... Full story


It's a boy or Ratcliff/Ankney

Shonita Ratcliff and Shawn Ankney, of Electric City, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Knox Alexander Lakekin Ankney, on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 5 lbs., 10 oz., and was 18 inches in... Full story


Drywater/Elwell have a girl

Meagan Drywater and Waylon Elwell, of Nespelem, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kendall Marde Louise Elwell, born Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz., and was 19 inches... Full story


What's cookin' at the Seniors

Wed., Jan. 20 – Dinner Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Fruit Cup, Cookies Thurs., Jan. 21 – Dinner Stuffed Sausages with Mashed Potatoes and Cheese, Green Veggies, Fruit Cup, Ice Cream Fri., Jan. 22 – Breakfast... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Eagles Lodge on B Street in Grand Coulee. JoAnn Ehlers from Coulee Medical Center, will be speaking about the new SafeChx system at the... Full story


Raiders continue win streak

The Raiders are on a three-game win streak after sweeping their opponents last week. The wins put the Raiders firmly in second place in the Central Washington 2B North with a one-game lead over the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions. LR canceled a game at... Full story


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