Articles from the April 17, 2019 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News

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... — Updated 4/17/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

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,... — Updated 4/17/2019


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... — Updated 4/17/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

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 co... — Updated 4/17/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

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... — Updated 4/17/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

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... — Updated 4/17/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

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 again... — Updated 4/17/2019



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... — Updated 4/17/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

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... — Updated 4/17/2019


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... — Updated 4/17/2019


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... — Updated 4/17/2019


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... — Updated 4/17/2019

 By Scott Hunter    News

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... — Updated 4/17/2019


Spring ride

Two couples go four-wheeling on trails on northwest side of Banks Lake, southwest of Grand Coulee Friday. - Jacob Wagner photo... — Updated 4/17/2019


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... — Updated 4/17/2019


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... — Updated 4/17/2019


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... — Updated 4/17/2019

 By Roger S Lucas    Opinion

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... — Updated 4/17/2019

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

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... — Updated 4/17/2019


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... — Updated 4/17/2019

 By Mark Payne    Opinion

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... — Updated 4/17/2019

 By Maryann Winn    Opinion

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... — Updated 4/17/2019



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 l... — Updated 4/17/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

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... — Updated 4/17/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

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... — Updated 4/17/2019


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