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Articles from the March 13, 2019 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    March 13, 2019

New store will open this spring

People who felt the loss of convenience when The Variety Store in Grand Coulee closed down will welcome the news that a new proprietor will open a new store by the same name in the same building. Launi Ritter, who had attempted to come to rental term...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 13, 2019

Darnell Sam fills vacant Nespelem District position

Darnell Sam has been appointed to the Nespelem District Position #2 on the Colville Business Council, following the expulsion of Andrea George, who had filled that position. The CBC named Sam to the council seat following a 94-53 vote by tribal membe...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 13, 2019

Report: Elementary school showing improvements

Discipline issues at Lake Roosevelt Elementary School are going down, and students are performing better in English Language Arts and math, according to the principal. Principal Lisa Lakin spoke to the Grand Coulee Dam Area School District board of...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 13, 2019

New principal chosen for high school

Out of five candidates, Kirk Marshlain has been chosen as the new Lake Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School principal. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board approved giving Superintendent Paul Turner the go-ahead to hire Marshlain at their March...

 

Climbers on the wall

The walls of the Grand Coulee were populated with ice climbers Saturday, that breed of outdoor enthusiast who enjoys scaling giant icicles hundreds of feet high. The pair in this photo, one at the...

 

Newsbriefs

12th District reps to hold town hall meeting Reps. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, and Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, will hold a “town hall” meeting on Saturday, March 23, at Wenatchee Valley College’s Grove Recital Hall, 1300 Fifth Street from 10 a.m. to no...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 13, 2019

Locals donate 4 tons to food bank

After a delivery last week had added to the meager stores at the Care and Share Food Bank a couple weeks ago, volunteers came once again to unload another truck on Thursday, this time stuffing...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 13, 2019

Geologist tells dramatic story

Not only did dozens of gigantic floods shape the local landscape thousands of years ago, they raced across the solid-rock remains of hundreds of layers of lava flows that built the local bedrock...

 
 By Carl Russell    Opinion    March 13, 2019

Promoters of Wildlife & Environmental Resources (POWER) will disband

We would like to thank all the volunteers who have helped with all our projects over the past 32 years; you are the ones that made the projects a success. Thank you. Due to the lack of someone to manage the fish pens, the board of directors has...

 

Now is the time to make a difference in the community

Term limits, change, whatever you want! Now is the time. Every day, I hear people want term limits. If you read last week’s Star, you see many, many open volunteer vacancies in local organizations, cities, boards, etc. Now is the time for you, or...

 
 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    March 13, 2019

Need to compare apples to apples in treatment plant study

The fight goes on… the debate is vitiated by empty minds and thoughtless reason(s). Elmer City argues that Coulee has taken advantage by over-charges/invoicing by violating the 1975 agreement. On the other hand, Coulee Dam has lost some of the desi...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 13, 2019

Senior Profile: Terry "The King" Yazzie

I recently sat down with Senior Terry Yazzie and we talked about a variety of topics. The outcome of our talk was this: This is a young man I wish I could have gotten to know better. He has a great se...

 

Coulee Recollections

Twenty Years Ago Hospital Park is a park no more – Grand Coulee’s city council approved the sale of the park Tuesday night to Grant County. Grand Coulee Dam is the first dam chosen in a worldwide study of the environmental effects caused by...

 

Lena Mae Haegen

There will be a memorial service for Lena Mae at Coulee Dam Community Church in Coulee Dam, Washington, on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. Lena Mae passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019.... Full story

 

Dale Lee Green

Dale Lee Green, 74, of Grand Coulee, Washington passed away Sunday morning, January 27, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. Born Saturday, December 30, 1944, in Boise, Idaho, Dale was a... Full story

 

Marie Kateri Grant

Marie Kateri Grant, 95, beloved and respected Elder, left us Wednesday morning, February 27, 2019, from Nespelem, Washington. Marie was born Wednesday, January 16, 1924, to Moses and Alice Francis... Full story

 

Tons of food

Wendy Bolger stands ready for another case of peanut butter from Dean Paculba as the two help help load shelves at the Care and Share Food Bank. The shelves are converted computer server racks,... Full story

 

Hertensteins have a girl

Chad and Emily Hertenstein of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kinsley Faye Hertenstein born Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 4 oz., and was 19 inches... Full story

 

It's a boy for the Roscos

Bailey and Scott Rosco of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Bearyn D. Rosco, born Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., 8.5 oz., and was 19.5 inches in... Full story

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber This Week There will be no Chamber meeting this week due to the Installation Banquet being held on Thursday, March 13, at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille beginning at 6 p.m. The public is welcome. Lincoln County Fire Dist. 9 to Meet Lincoln...

 

Students of the month

Here are Lake Roosevelt Elementary's students of the month for February....

 

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...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    March 13, 2019

Coach made a career of preparing wrestlers for life

An era of Raider wrestling is ending with the coming retirement of Coach Steve Hood, whose professional and personal life was shaped by the sport he viewed as a means to help shape young lives. "It's...

 

Legals for March 13, 2019

Mansfield School District PUBLIC NOTICE In compliance with RCW 39.04.155, applications are being accepted from contractors who wish to be placed on the Mansfield School District Small Works Roster for projects estimated to cost less than $300,000....

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 3/4 - A man said he had been kicked out of his grandmother’s Dill Avenue house, and that his girlfriend was still there, felt unsafe, and wasn’t allowed to leave. The man also said he was told his uncles would kill him on the...

 

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