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Articles from the April 17, 2019 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 17, 2019

Citizens, firefighters disapprove of upcoming intersection change

Citizens, firefighters, engineers, and city officials discussed a controversial possible intersection change in Electric City at the city's April 9 council meeting. About 18 people in the crowd...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 17, 2019

On his mind: community - with cars and coffee

Cars and coffee are two things beloved around the world, and a way to celebrate cars while drinking coffee on a monthly basis may soon find its way to the community. Sam Hsieh, surgeon and chief...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 17, 2019

Elmer City looking into state-of-the art wastewater plant

Elmer City will spend $18,000 on a feasibility study on building a certain style of wastewater treatment plant for the town. The Elmer City Council voted unanimously April 11 to go through with the feasibility study following a nearly hour-long...



Earth Day celebration Friday The Colville Tribes are hosting an Earth Day celebration at the Nespelem Powwow grounds Friday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will have informational and interactive booths, a free hot dog lunch, a raffle, and...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 17, 2019

New LR principal plans to stay for years to come

Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School is getting a new principal. Kirk Marshlain currently teaches English language arts and special education at Foothills Middle School in Wenatchee, and will...

 By Maryann Winn    Opinion    April 17, 2019

Electric City surprise

Surprise! The Electric City Council has decided to change the y-shaped intersection in front of city hall in Electric City. Am I the only one who heard of this for the first time after reading it in The Star newspaper? It’s the first time the...

 By Mark Payne    Opinion    April 17, 2019

Luckiest city by a dam site

Electric City has to be the luckiest city by a Dam site, maybe even the whole state of Washington! Why, you ask? Because Electric City was awarded a Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) Grant to close part of Western Avenue in the name of...


Schools must evolve for the 21st century

Lyft recently announced that it would be going public. Uber isn’t far behind. In little more than a decade, the two companies have upended the transportation sector — and transformed how we think about both transportation and work. If only we...

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 17, 2019

Resurrection Sunday

When I was growing up, I called it Easter, but as time has gone by and I have matured and educated myself I have come to realize that it is Resurrection Sunday. We celebrate the day that Christ left...


A bigfoot of a different kind

This is a tale about Idaho’s famous “Bigfoot,” who was responsible for a number of stagecoach and wagon train robberies and killings. He roamed the desolate hills of Owyhee County and met his demise there. The name “Bigfoot” came from Shosh...


Richard "Dick" Jarrett

Richard "Dick" Jarrett went to his rest following a brief illness on Sunday, March 7, 2019. Dick and his late wife, Nancy, moved to Electric City in 2003 to spend their retirement serving the small... Full story


Martin "Marty" Duncan

Martin "Marty" Duncan, 72, passed away Friday morning, March 5, 2019, in Grand Coulee, Washington. He was born Saturday, September 28, 1946, in Los Angeles, California, to Edward and Patricia Duncan.... Full story


Meetings & Notices

Chamber This Week Chamber will be meeting at noon this Thursday, April 18, at Siam Palace. Dr. Hsieh, Chief of Staff at Coulee Medical Center, will be the guest speaker. GCD School Board Meeting The Grand Coulee Dam School District will be holding...


Spring ride

Two couples go four-wheeling on trails on northwest side of Banks Lake, southwest of Grand Coulee Friday. - Jacob Wagner photo...

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 17, 2019

Woman dies in car crash

An 80-year-old woman died Monday afternoon when the car she was riding in rolled off the highway just east of Leahy Junction on SR-174. Ramona J. Anderson, of Omak, died at the scene 19 miles west of Grand Coulee, the Washington State Patrol...


Easter events

Sunrise Service – 7 a.m., a joint Easter Sunrise Service Sunday at Crown Point Grand Coulee Community Church 7 p.m., Good Friday Service 7 a.m., Sunrise Service, Crown Point 10 a.m., Easter Service Zion and Bethel Lutheran Churches Holy Thursday,...


It's a girl for the Bartons

Matthew and Rachael Barton, of Almira, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Mae Barton, born Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz., and was 18 inches... Full story


Spencer/BearCub have a boy

Ashley Spencer and Michael BearCub are proud to announce the birth of their son, Sage, born Monday, April 8, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz., and was 21 inches in length at birth. Siblings include... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 17, 2019

Ladies split doubleheader with Brewster

The Lady Raiders lost their first of two softball games Saturday, then won the second in a doubleheader against the Brewster Lady Bears. Playing on a rainy, windy day in Grand Coulee, the Lady Bears...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 17, 2019

Track and field on board district rankings

The Raiders track and field team competed at the Nike-Van Kuren Invite on Saturday, and one athlete competed at a Pasco meet. Steven Flowers competed in the shot put event at the Pasco Invite April 13, “an elite meet even more competitive than a st...



FRIDAY DAM KEGLERS TEAM W L #5 206 14 Native Spirit 169.5 150.5 Flying W 163.5 156.5 #3 150.5 102.5 #1 135 185 High Game: Dave Butz 232; Candy Weed-Butz 178 High Series: Dave Butz 667; Candy Weed-Butz 485 Next week is Finals. 1st half winner: Team 5...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 17, 2019

In tennis, players win as team loses

The Raider tennis teams have been playing here and there, but only the girls' team had a win in the past week. The Raiders played in Tonasket April 9, where the girls lost 3-2 against the Tigers, and...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 17, 2019

Raiders go 1-2

The Raiders had a dominant win against Pateros but were mauled by the Brewster Bears in a doubleheader last week. The Raiders traveled to Pateros April 9, where they beat the Billygoats 11-3. But the...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 17, 2019

Golfers ready to ramp it up

The Raiders golf team competed at their home meet for the season at Banks Lake Golf Course April 11. "We're still trying to get into the groove out there," Head Coach Steve Files said. "It's...


Legals for April 17, 2019

GCD School District 301J 2018-19 Budget Hearing Notice is hereby given that Grand Coulee School District No. 301J is preparing to change the 2018-19 Capital Project Fund budget. The Directors will meet on May 2nd, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., in the Lake... Full story


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