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Articles from the February 1, 2017 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 1, 2017

Classroom space tight at new school

Money makes the world go around, and it also builds school classrooms. Both classrooms and money are in short supply at the Grand Coulee Dam School District, just three years after opening the new Lake Roosevelt Schools complex in 2014. Currently,... Full story


Fire destroys Grand Coulee home

A family lost their Grand Coulee home Sunday morning when a fire broke out in the carport and went undetected until drivers passing by saw it, alerting authorities and the family inside. No one was... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 1, 2017

Two new parks in new Electric City plan

Electric City’s 25-year Pathway and Revitalization plan is complete. This week, the Star newspaper looks at two new city parks as they are outlined in the plan. Funding for parts of the Pathway and Revitalization is anticipated through grants as... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    February 1, 2017

Late start for LR, school canceled for Nespelem Monday morning

Nespelem Elementary School has canceled school for Monday, Feb. 6. due to too much snow." Th"ere will be no preschool at all tomorrow, nor will breakfast be served, the school announced Sunday evening. Lake Roosevelt Schools will start two hours...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    February 1, 2017

Meeting to organize community against crime

An organizational community watch meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Almira/Coulee Dam Community Church. The meeting is a follow-up to an initial meeting held early in December, and is being organized by Ed Bartley. About 50 peopl... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 1, 2017

SHARP program looking for more involvement from community

An after-school program in place at Lake Roosevelt is hoping to recruit more volunteers to help enrich kids' understanding of the world and be better prepared to face it as they get older. The SHARP... Full story



Green fees to stay the same Sometimes when organizations don’t raise rates it makes the news. Port District 7 commissioners last week reported membership dues at Banks Lake Golf Course will remain the same for another year. Individual memberships... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    February 1, 2017

Split vote OKs attempt to restore building

Citizens and town council members argued Wednesday over whether to OK an application for a grant that would help save an old “steam building” behind Coulee Dam Town Hall, developing it into a trailhead for Candy Point Trail — with a bathroom,... Full story



Kevin Portch owns Loepp Furniture and Appliance. A story last week incorrectly named his parents as the owners.... Full story


Time to burst the bubbles

Readers of The Star should understand that opinions published on these pages do not necessarily represent this newspaper’s position. We print many articles that do not. That we would do so seems to surprise some. That very surprise is, in and of... Full story


Grant applications will cost money

To all of the residents of Coulee Dam: With Mayor Wilder PLEADING for passage, the Town Council voted three to two and approved the Recreation Trails Programs Resolution #16-2322 for the Candy Point/Crown Point Trailhead Restoration Project Grant.... Full story


Re: "My fellow Americans" (Jan 25) Jesse's article right on

My wife and I are in our seventies and have voted in local, state and national elections many times. You win sometimes, you lose sometimes. Jesse’s article was right on point. Very well done. Herb and Linda Sherburne Coulee Dam... Full story


Require common sense and accountability for public lands

As Washingtonians, all we have to do to enjoy some of the most beautiful natural scenery anywhere is to look out the window or take a short drive to one of our spectacular national parks or forests. We treasure our access to public lands, but we also... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 1, 2017

Continue helping the youth

Our youth can sometimes get a bad rap. A small group of rebellious teens can sometimes make an impression on an individual that defines an entire generation in that person’s eyes. The words disconnected, lazy, distracted and entitled are some of... Full story


Seventy-five years ago

A steel span of the Marcus Bridge just leaving its position, in transit to Grand Coulee Dam. The two-deck barge is the workmen's living quarters. The tug, "Blue Ox," is shown in rear of the... Full story


Eloise (Ayling) Bowman

Eloise (Ayling) Bowman, 85, surrounded by her family, went to heaven to be with her son, Steve; sisters: Alma and Mary; brother, Walt; and her parents on Sunday, January 29, 2017. She was born... Full story


Mikel Cunningham

Mikel Cunningham, 65, of Grand Coulee, Washington, passed away in Yakima, Washington Thursday, January 26, 2017. A complete obituary will appear in a future issue of the Star.... Full story


Five generations captured

Betty Lacy, almost 97, sits with her great-great-grandson, 6-month-old Elijah Moore, with, from left, her daughter, Clea Lacy Pryor, 73; Elijah's mother, Mandy Moore, 23; and Darla Pryor Orr, 52,... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    February 1, 2017

Town to start process to build new sewer plant

Coulee Dam expects to award a construction contract in late March to build a new multimillion dollar wastewater treatment plant, the mayor and consulting engineers told the town council Wednesday. The town got a “verbal OK” earlier in the day... Full story


Free tax help at the senior center will begin Feb. 14

Income tax time is here! Free tax preparation is being offered at the Grand Coulee Senior Center again this year. Volunteers trained in cooperation with IRS and AARP will be available every Tuesday, Feb. 14 through April 11, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.... Full story


What's cookin' at the senior center

Wed., Feb. 1 – Dinner Shepherd’s Pie, Mixed Veggies, Fruit Slices w/Dip, Cookies Thurs., Feb. 2 – Dinner Fish ad Chips, Green Beans, Peaches, Cook's Choice Fri., Feb. 3 – Breakfast Country Skillet (meat, eggs, potatoes), Gravy, Toast, Fruit... Full story


Mumps outbreak includes Grant County

There are over 250 probable and confirmed cases of mumps in Washington, including cases in Grant, King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane and Yakima counties. The Grant County Health District encouraged residents to take every precaution to help stop the... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, February 2, at the La Presa Mexicam Restaurant, Grand Coulee. On the agenda is general business. American Legion to Meet The American Legion Post 157... Full story


Lady Raiders in third despite free-throw "bugaboo"

The Lady Raiders were unable to pull off a comeback against Tonasket last Tuesday, lost a non-league game against Omak Thursday, then dominated Bridgeport on Saturday to go 10-4 in the league. In... Full story


Raider boys' playoff hopes go poof, still having fun

The Raider boys basketball team is statistically ruled out of any playoff possibility following losses against Tonasket, Omak, and Bridgeport. The Raiders lost on the road 29-59 to the Tonasket... Full story


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