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Articles from the November 11, 2015 edition

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Pathway project taking first steps

Three important steps are in the works for Electric City’s pathway project. That project would, if everything worked out, build a pedestrian and bicycle pathway from Sunbanks Lake Resort to North Dam Park, in different phases. Phase one would be... Full story


Individual honor

Jo Ayers, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II, accepts a spontaneous ovation after being introduced as one of several Marines, but the only woman Marine present, at the Veterans Day... Full story


Council pay, tourism funds and a dog on Electric City agenda

One of the issues Electric City council members will decide next Tuesday night when they meet is whether they want to pay themselves. The issue has come up twice in the past and both times was voted down by the council. Most small cities and towns... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    November 11, 2015

Race over the dam to be revived

A run over the top of Grand Coulee Dam will be revived, even after its last organizers dropped it, if Kelly Buche has anything to say about it. Buche, a local accountant and active runner, is... Full story


Closed bowling alley may get new owner, operator

This could be good news for area bowlers. Riverview Lanes could be opening again, with a new owner, perhaps as early as Dec. 1. “There are still a lot of things that have to happen, but I am working toward that opening date,” said Scott Elmore,... Full story


Veteran Pat Zlateff served 27 years

Pat Zlateff is anything but your typical veteran. Most local people will remember him as owner of Riverview Lanes, where he and his wife, Sara, kept the bowling alley in Coulee Dam open because the... Full story



Museum calendar fund raiser starting Coulee Pioneer Museum’s 2016 calendar, goes on sale next Thursday. The calendar sells for $10. Add membership in the museum and you get both for $30 (a $35 value). The sale opens at the Chamber of Commerce... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    November 11, 2015

Another "biggest" being designed for dam

A new project aimed at refurbishing very old structures atop Grand Coulee Dam, like so much of the dam, is likely to yield the largest such device ever built. The 11 drum gates used to control the... Full story


Hensley wins Electric City race

There will be some new faces on both the Electric City and Coulee Dam councils in 2016. In Electric City, former council- woman Birdie Hensley will have a seat back on the council, after defeating Gladys (Carol) Nordine, 142-126. Nordine had led in... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 11, 2015

Gems in the Coulee: U.S. military veterans

The insert in this paper, honoring the men and women who served our country, has the pictures of not only heroes in our community, but heroes that belong to our whole nation. I will never know the hell on earth that some of these soldiers went... Full story


Price controls will deprive epilepsy patients of hope

The Federal Drug Administration recently granted approval to a first-of-its-kind medication — an epilepsy drug created with a 3D printer. 3D printing could help lower drug costs. But even with better technology, many patients feel medicines are... Full story


Apply Navy's nuclear technology to civilian use

Today, many elected officials are fixated on tearing down coal-fired power plants and replacing them with solar and wind farms. But that isn’t practical, because when there is no wind or sunlight, those plants produce no electricity. There is an... Full story


Eighty Years Ago

First train on Grand Coulee Railroad coming to Coulee Dam through the coulee, where Banks Lake is now. Dated July 29, 1935. – Don McClure photo... Full story


Jack A. Hilson

Jack A. Hilson, 90, of Electric City, Washington, passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center Long-Term Care in Grand Coulee. Per his request, no services will be held. A complete obituary will follow in an upcoming issue of the... Full story


Warren H. Byam

Warren H. Byam, 88, formerly of Electric City, Washington, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in Oregon City, Oregon. Per his request, no services will be held. A complete obituary will follow in an upcoming issue of the Star... Full story


Ruth Marie (Davis) (Wheeler) Walberg

Ruth Marie (Davis) (Wheeler) Walberg passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, at the age of 91.  She was born June 15, 1924, in Casper, Wyoming, to Glen and Winnie Davis.  While in her teens, her famil... Full story


Joan D. Jensen

Joan D. Jensen, 76, of Elmer City, Washington, passed away at home Friday, October 30, 2015. Per her request, cremation has taken place and no memorial services are planned at this time. A complete obituary will appear in next week’s... Full story


Edward (Ted) H. Felt

Edward (Ted) H. Felt was born June 4, 1951, and passed away Monday, November 2, 2015, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. His memorial service will be held at Rolling Hills Community Church, Tualatin, Oregon, on Friday, November 13,... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber Meets at the Senior Center The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting this Thursday, Nov. 12, at noon, at the senior center in Grand Coulee. Kerry Noggles will be speaking about the Senior Center Thrift Shop. Hazardous... Full story


It's a boy for Ives and Barnaby

Lachelle Ives and Nicholas Barnaby, of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Clyde Markus Barnaby, on Friday, October 30, 2015, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz., and was 20.5 inches... Full story


Annual dinner at Center

The Grand Coulee Nazarene Church and Coulee Dam Community Church invites the community to the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Senior Center on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 2–4 p.m. There is no charge.... Full story


Thanks for your service

Dave Frost accepts a recognition certificate from a student at Lake Roosevelt Schools at Friday's annual Veterans Day assembly. - Scott Hunter photo... Full story


Hearing center opens office in Grand Coulee

The Moomaw Hearing Center is now open at 406 Burdin Boulevard in Grand Coulee. The new firm has been open a couple of weeks and is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Moomaw family... Full story


Bulldogs defeat Raiders

The Okanogan Bulldogs, the defending state 2B champions, defeated the Raiders 56-0 in Okanogan in the Central Washington 2B Crossover game on Friday night. The game was a play-in for state playoffs... Full story


Loryn Moore finishes 37th at state

Loryn Moore, in her second trip to state cross country, finished 37th overall with the time of 21 minutes, 48.7 seconds Saturday. Moore ran a 22-second personal record for the state race and improved... Full story


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