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 By Scott Hunter    News    February 27, 2019

Colville Business Council member expelled

The Colville Business Council, meeting in special session Thursday with all tribal representatives present, expelled fellow council member Andrea George from their ranks on ethics charges, which she denied in a detailed statement. George, elected...

 

It's a boy for K. Saulque and A. Robinson

Kendra Saulque and Anthony Robinson of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Luka Alexander James Robinson, born Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 6 lbs., 10...

 

Raiders over Liberty at state

LR beats Liberty from The Star on Vimeo. Raider fans shouted cheers as the Raiders defeated Liberty High School (Spangle) Wednesday at the WIAA State 2B Basketball Tournament in Spokane, 41-37. They'l...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 2/18 - A man and woman on Dill Avenue agreed to separate for the night following an incident involving a knife and a deodorant bottle. 2/19 - An Electric City man and woman gave up ownership of a husky dog they couldn’t keep contained...

 

Meeting and Notices

Chamber This Week Chamber will meet this Thursday, February 28, at La Presa Restaurant beginning at noon. Ted Piccolo from Northwest Native Development Fund will be the guest speaker....

 

Erna Sonja Everett

Surrounded by family, Sonja Everett, our beloved mother, grandma, great-grandma, great-great-grandma and friend, peacefully entered into her new life in God's care on Thursday, February 14, 2019....

 

Lena Mae Haegen

Lena Mae Haegen, 92, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, February 24, 2019.  She died at her place of residence in Spokane after a struggle with dementia.  A full obituary and memorial service information will be published at a later date....

 

Lady Raiders come to end of season that had its moments

The Lady Raiders lost their regionals playoff game Friday, ending their 2018-19 season. Lake Roosevelt lost in Tumwater against Willapa Valley, 44-35. The Lady Raiders led 10-7 at the end of the...

 

Raiders head to state tourney

The Raiders lost their regional playoff game on Saturday, but will play in the first round of state today (Wednesday) for a chance to play in the next round on Thursday. The Raiders lost to the...

 

Local students named to EWU Dean's List

Eleven undergraduate students from the local area have been honored on the fall quarter Dean’s List at Eastern Washington University. A student who earns 12 quality hours and has a grade-point average of 3.5 or better is placed on the list....

 

This week in sports

This week Wed., Feb. 27 8:30 a.m., Basketball State Send-off, HS gym 2 p.m., Raider Boys Basketball versus Liberty High School, Spokane Arena. Spring Sports Practice 3:30 - 5:30, HS Track, HS gym 3:30 - 5:30, Softball, MS gym 3:30 - 5:30, Tennis,...

 

Bowling Scores

THURSDAY MIXUPS TEAM W L San Poil Valley 59.5 36.5 Only Nine! 52.5 39.5 The Star 43 53 High Game: Chance Epperson 226; Mae Stensgar 176 High Series: Chance Epperson 606; Mae Stensgar 432 Splits: Frank Quinto 6-9-10 FRIDAY DAM KEGLERS TEAM W L #5 108...

 

Just filling in

Fog fills in the valley through which the Columbia River flows downstream from Grand Coulee Dam, which rises above it in the background Thursday morning. A weather forecast for the coming week can be...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 27, 2019

Bureau and school district disagree on project impact

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Grand Coulee Dam School District disagree on the impact a bureau project will have on local schools. The USBR is planning a 10-year project to update three generators, named G19-21, in the Third Powerhouse starting...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 27, 2019

Summer work on AC, more will close gym for upgrade

The Lake Roosevelt High School gym will likely be closed during the summer to upgrade its heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system. The new HVAC system will be installed on the roof, keeping the noise from the system out of the gym, and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 27, 2019

Grand Coulee discusses controversial new gun law

Grand Coulee considered adopting a resolution refusing to enforce Washington state’s Initiative 1639 related to gun control, but chose instead to have a resolution drafted saying the city supports the United States Bill of Rights. Several sheriffs...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 27, 2019

More towns choose recycling option

Grand Coulee and Elmer City have both cast their vote for a recycling option, both wanting a receptacle at the Delano Transfer Station for no extra charge to the cities or the residents. Electric...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 27, 2019

Grand Coulee cleaning up financial records mess

by Jacob Wagner The city of Grand Coulee’s financial records seem to be getting in order after years of chaos, but there’s still a ways to go. “Things are getting back on track, and at least our financial system balances to what our bank...

 
 By Sean Harding    News    February 27, 2019

Bill to expand hydrogen fuel production passes state Senate

OLYMPIA – A bipartisan bill to enable public utility districts to sell and distribute hydrogen fuel and sponsored by 33 senators — well over half the state Senate — unanimously passed the chamber and is now in the House of Representatives for...

 

Coulee Recollections

Twenty Years Ago Last Wednesday evening a small section of the hillside just below Coulee Community Hospital fell. What it exposed was the danger the hospital is trying to avoid in moving its electric transformers away from the edge. Two fire...

 
 By Lou Stone    Opinion    February 27, 2019

Tribal censorship an ironic issue in expulsion

Local media were notified (Feb. 21) that “By a 8-6 vote, the Colville Business Council (CBC) today approved the expulsion of CBC Andrea George.” CBC expulsions are authorized by the CBC Ethics Code and the Colville Tribal Constitution. Is the...

 

To Tribal Members:

I feel compelled to express my concerns to our four Nespelem District Representatives. I would like to remind our district representatives you are seated on council by a vote of the eligible Nespelem District voters; therefore, ANY decisions you...

 

In defense of screen time

The Silicon Valley engineers who design our tech gadgets won’t let their kids anywhere near those devices, according to a shocking New York Times profile. These workers are convinced too much time in front of smartphones and iPads is rotting...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 27, 2019

Fire walkers

Sometimes life throws us situations that make us feel like we are being burned alive from the inside out. A situation happens and it seems that our life has just been set ablaze, never to return to th...