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Articles from the March 21, 2018 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 21, 2018

Short- term rentals off the table in Electric City

People who own houses in Electric City and who don’t live in those houses will not be able to rent them for any timeframe shorter than a month, following a city council vote last week. In contrast to short-term rentals, when the owner of a home occ...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 21, 2018

Local students join national walkout

It's something you rarely see: a large group of high school and junior high school students standing together, not saying a word. That happened March 14 in the parking lot at Lake Roosevelt...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    March 21, 2018

Electric City considers turning back annexed lands

Electric City will consider reversing an annexation decision it made back in 2009. The city council has asked City Clerk Russell Powers to find out how to reverse its annexation decision that brought...

 

Newsbriefs

Annual Easter egg hunt set The town of Elmer City will hold its third annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 1. Mayor Gail Morin started the local egg hunt two years ago, drawing up to 100 people each year. Morin said that anyone who wants to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 21, 2018

Volunteers save horse from icy pond

Eight local volunteers, in the middle of the night, helped save a horse that had fallen through the ice in a Douglas County pond recently. Ron and Virginia Keller live outside of the Crown Point area on Pendell Road. After coming home from dining out...

 

Dinner will benefit leukemia patient

A dinner planned by the Moose Lodge will raise funds to help support the family of a young man recently stricken with leukemia. The George Davis Dinner on April 7 from 5-7:30 p.m. will be open to non-members and will feature pulled pork sandwiches,...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    March 21, 2018

Trail work starts in Elmer City

Elmer City's "Complete Streets" project that will connect town streets to the Downriver Trail is underway. Public Works Director Jimmer Tillman said that paving of the 2,300-foot trail will begin as...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    March 21, 2018

City shouldn't rush to get rid of an asset

There may be good reasons for Electric City to consider un-acquiring territory it gained when it annexed a considerable amount of land several years ago, but the city council should think about it more than a little before doing so. Some people...

 

We need to take part if we want improvements

Want a bus so you can get to the store or doctor? Want a bus in town to take you to the senior center? Want bus service to drive you home from a community event? Raise your hand! If any of this is true, why did we have a Grand Coulee Mobility Summit...

 

Sick of liberal editorial cartoons

We have subscribed to The Star newspaper for almost 40 years, but we have never seen such partisan writings ever before. We are sick of the progressive bias that you show and, in particular, the Trump bashing from the Editorial cartoon. (I use that...

 
 By Patti Nordby    Opinion    March 21, 2018

Newhouse votes to restrict your court rights

What do Congressman Dan Newhouse and the Republican Party have against United States citizens’ relying on the courts to defend their rights, their lives, the places they love, and their livelihoods? Wonder what I’m referring to? During the 115th...

 
 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion    March 21, 2018

Congress tanks - but does it care?

We’re at a watershed moment in American political history. Our Congress — I’m talking about the people’s body, the institution created by our founders, and not just the men and women who currently inhabit it — is in deep trouble. And no...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 21, 2018

Sleep: is it necessary?

Most parents realize this not long after bringing their newborn home. A lack of sleep is something that must be overcome as we pray and wait to see if our child will actually sleep through the night tonight. As those kids grow up, yes, they do start...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Proctor wins: Shane Proctor’s “Number 7” provided him with all the luck needed Saturday night as he battled his way to the “Toughest Cowboy” championship and the deed to the Jager ranch. The final event of the season was played...

 

Clara Alice Croasmun (1932 – 2017)

A Celebration of Clara Alice Croasmun’s Life will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the Almira Community Church in Almira, Washington. Strate Funeral Home of Wilbur, Washington, is assisting her family....

 

James "Jim" Andrew Roberts

James "Jim" Andrew Roberts, 63, of Wilbur, Washington, passed away Friday morning, March 2, 2018, in Davenport, Washington. Jim was born July 19, 1954, in Baker, Montana, into the home of Charles...

 

Seder Service set for March 28

Jews for Jesus is coming to Almira Coulee Dam Community Church on Wednesday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. Join us at the Coulee Dam Campus for Christ in the Passover, a Seder celebration. Enjoy a great family experience combined with a Creative Potluck...

 

Sunrise services are planned

Anyone in the community who would like to attend is invited to an outdoor sunrise service on Easter at the Crown Point overlook. The service, planned by the Grand Coulee Community Church, Faith Community Church and the Church of the Nazarene will...

 

City council member resigns

Here’s an opportunity, if you live in Grand Coulee, to serve your community. The city of Grand Coulee is looking for someone to serve on the city council, to replace David Tylor, who resigned his position Tuesday night. Tylor submitted his...

 

It's a boy for the Palmanteers

Uriah and Shoshannah Palmanteer, of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Uriah Brently Palmanteer, born Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz., and was...

 

All those pretty baskets - 412 of them

Shoppers eye the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center Easter basket sale as it kicked off Monday morning. Seniors volunteers spent days putting games, toys and treats together for the popular annual sale....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 21, 2018

Possible transportation solutions discussed

About a dozen people gathered at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center on March 15 to discuss possible solutions to local public transportation issues. The Mobility Summit Meeting included employees from Grant Transit Authority, People For People, and...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at the Melody The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at the Melody Restaurant at noon this Thursday, March 22. Jesse Tillman from Coulee Concrete will be the guest speaker. He will give a history of Coulee Concrete...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    March 21, 2018

Raiders find strengths at Oroville meet

The Lake Roosevelt track & field team had their first meet of the season at the Oroville Invite on Saturday, with a couple of Raiders placing first in their events. "It was a great first outing....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    March 21, 2018

Raiders start with wins in tennis

The Raider tennis squad had a busy opening week to their 2018 season, competing at home against Pateros, Entiat, and Wilbur/Creston. In Coulee Dam on March 15, the Raiders competed against Entiat...

 

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