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Articles from the February 5, 2020 edition

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What do you think about news from beyond the coulee?

For the last few weeks, The Star has carried some stories from Olympia, written by student journalism interns serving as reporters in the news service of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, of which The Star is a member. I serve on WNPA'... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 5, 2020

School bus communication a topic of concern

The ability of the school or a parent to be able to communicate with a bus driver for one reason or another is an important one, and the Grand Coulee Dam School District directors discussed the topic at their Jan. 27 meeting. Former board director Br...

 

Still winter after all

After a week of weather that saw temperatures range from lows in the teens to highs in 50s, a snowplow scrapes Midway Avenue amid heavy snowfall about 1 p.m. Tuesday, when at least 2.5 inches fell at...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 5, 2020

Airport master plan forum anticipated for April

Those interested in the local airport for one reason or another, especially those representing organizations, can anticipate a meeting in April to discuss the Grand Coulee Dam Airport’s draft master plan. At their Jan. 30 meeting, Grant County...

 

Newsbriefs

Lincoln County jail stats noted Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers reported Friday that the county jail held 755 inmates in 2019, which, classified by crime, included: • Dept. of Corrections Detainer — 45% • Pre-Sentence Felon —13% ...

 

Armed 2nd Amendment supporters rally at Capitol

Roughly 100 gun-rights activists marched on the State Capitol on Friday and rallied in opposition to recently proposed gun regulation bills. Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percent gun...

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News    February 5, 2020

Lawmakers propose a plan to treat mentally ill people without their consent

 People unable to care for themselves due to mental illnesses could be subject to receiving treatment, even without their consent, if Washington state legislators pass a law to establish executorships for people who are incapacitated....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 5, 2020

Geologist to offer presentation in March

Attention geology nerds! There's some cool stuff happening regarding local geology including a podcast available now and a presentation coming in March. Geologist Bruce Bjornstad will be coming to the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 5, 2020

Tribal member now on state outdoor recreation board

The Colville Tribes now have a member on Washington state's Recreation and Conservation Funding Board, which awards about $250 million in grants every two years. Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Okanogan...

 

Why?

I have not seen Bureau machines Going thirty On the highway. I don't know why I must comply, When they are not In my way. I do believe They do deceive. Does one exist? Doubtful I'd say. I drive so slow. I want to go! Cannot discern But just obey. I...

 

Re: "Wild turkeys causing power problem

Why is it that every time an animal gets in a human’s way their only solution is to put the animals to death? It’s about the turkeys! The turkey is a beautiful animal! The only time it is acceptable is on Thanksgiving! If the disturbed human is...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 5, 2020

Valentine Oh! Valentine

A few years back, a lot of them really, there was an article written in this very paper entitled “Flames of Love.” It was written by Temple Stark, a reporter here that has since moved on to...

 

Caught up in the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year kicked off Saturday, Jan. 25. It’s the year of the rat, which I could suggest was named for a number of people I could name! The lunar year is divided into 13 categories, all named for an animal. While traveling to the Far East...

 
 By Bert Smith    Opinion    February 5, 2020

The mystery of the concrete bunker

An abandoned reinforced-concrete bunker, built partially underground, sits atop an isolated granite mountain knob approximately a mile south of the Grand Coulee Dam; approximately 330 feet above the...

 

Tracy Lee Thiel

Tracy Lee Thiel, 65, peacefully passed away in his Grand Coulee, Washington home Monday, January 27, 2020. Tracy entered this world on Thursday, October 28, 1954 into the South Dakota home of Raymond... Full story

 

Tiffany Ann Henning

Tiffany Ann Henning, 30, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Billings Clinic Hospital surrounded by the love of her family and friends. Tiffany is survived by her husband, Jacob, sons Parker... Full story

 

Carlie S. Clark

Carlie S. Clark born January 16, 1931, passed away Tuesday January 28, 22020. Services were held this morning at 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 5, at Danekas Funeral Home in Colville, Washington. Final resting place was a Hall Creek Cemetery,... Full story

 

Masquers to present comedy beginning next Friday

Masquers Theater is proud to present our winter show You Can't Take It With You, written by George F. Kaufman and Moss Hart. This heartwarming comedy will premiere on Friday, February 14th, 2020 an...

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber to Meet at La Presa Chamber will meet at noon this Thursday, February 6, at La Presa Restaurant, Grand Coulee. Allan Peterson from Grant County EDC/SBDA will be the guest speaer. American Legion to Meet Feb. 11 The next meeting for American... Full story

 

Raiders host a wrestling dual and attend a tourney

The Raider wrestlers hosted a dual tournament and then went to the Okanogan Invite this past week. The Raiders hosted a dual tournament joined by Kittitas, Wilbur-Creston-Keller, and Omak at Lake...

 

Raiders defeat Tonasket, Soap Lake

The league-leading Raider boys notched two more wins last week. The Raiders defeated the Tonasket Tigers 86-48 in Tonasket on Jan. 28.  Lake Roosevelt led 49-22 at the end of the first half before outscoring them 37-26 in the second.  Leading...

 

Lady Raiders take down Tigers and Eagles

The Lady Raiders bloodied the Tonasket Lady Tigers, then rinsed off at Soap Lake with a decisive lathering of the Lady Eagles last week. In Tonasket, Lake Roosevelt took down their opponents 43-31...

 

Umpires group to meet Monday

New umpires are needed for baseball and/or softball. Anyone interested, is encouraged to attend the first meeting of a new group providing the service. The first meeting of the Central Columbia Basin Umpires Group will take place at 6:45 p.m....

 

Making the grade

Several students from the local area earned grades that qualified them for a dean’s list or honor roll at the institutions of higher learning they’re attending. At Eastern Washignton University for the fall quarter of 2019: Scott Abrahamson, of...

 

Coming up in Raider sports . . .

Weds., Feb. 5 5 p.m., JH Wrestling at Omak 5 p.m., JH Girls' Basketball at Bridgeport Fri., Feb. 7 4:30/6/7:30 p.m., HS Basketball at Liberty Bell Sat.,Feb. 8 10 a.m., HS Wrestling at Tonasket 4:30/6/7:30 p.m., HS Basketball here with...

 

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