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Articles from the April 19, 2017 edition

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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    April 19, 2017

Honest man turns in found cash

What would you have done? James A. Fox, from Grand Coulee, turned in to put some gas into his car last Tuesday at Coulee Gas and found a wad of cash totaling $1,000. Fox promptly went to the Grand Coulee Police Department across the street and gave... Full story


Daylight damage

Update: The driver of the vehicle, Phil Grunlose, was having a heart attack at the time of the incident, and as of Thursday was still hospitalized, his wife confirmed. Turf flies behind a pickup on... Full story


Updated 11: 48 a.m.: High-speed chase ends on Peter Dan Road, suspects reportedly still at large

A high speed chase ended on Peter Dan Road when two vehicles, a car and a truck, both crashed into the landslide that spans the road. A woman, apparently a nearby resident, told The Star that two... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 19, 2017

Coulee Dam's wastewater treatment facility moves ahead

Coulee Dam’s new wastewater treatment facility got big push ahead last week as the town council approved interim financing to get the project started, then approved the bid to build it for more than expected, but with more cost-saving features.... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 19, 2017

City to hire work on new parks

Electric City’s park plan got a boost April 11, when the city council looked favorably on recommendations from the Parks and Recreation Committee (PARC). The council agreed to move forward on hiring an engineering or landscape firm to draw final... Full story


Miller selected to city council seat

Jeremy Miller was unanimously selected last Tuesday night to fill the vacancy on the Electric City council. He was one of three candidates that submitted a letter of interest in serving on the council to replace Brad Parrish who resigned about six... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 19, 2017

Bureau of Reclamation seeks comment on proposed overhaul

The Bureau of Reclamation is asking for comments from interested parties on a planned overhaul of 18 generators in the left and right powherhouses of Grand Coulee Dam. The generators have been in service for some 70 years and need repair, the bureau... Full story



Parish on parks The Electric City Council selected former city councilman Brad Parrish to serve on the city’s Parks and Recreation Committee. Parrish had been active as a council member in getting the city’s Revitalization plan started and is a... Full story


House saved from fire

Firefighters cut holes in the side and roof of a house at 111 Washington Place in Electric City Thursday, but saved it from burning down. A bathroom light-ceiling fan combination unit caused the... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 19, 2017

Price of power goes up in Elmer City

Elmer City residents will see a 2-percent increase in their power bills as a result of an increase in electric costs from Nespelem Valley Electric, town council members learned last Thursday. The town was advised by NVE that its power rates would go... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 19, 2017

Earth Day event on Friday

The Colville Confederated Tribes is hosting their 8th Annual Celebration of Earth Day on Friday, April 21st, the day before Earth Day, at the Colville Agency powwow grounds near Nespelem. The event is scheduled to last from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.,... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 19, 2017

The value of a different kind of lesson

The local PTA is looking for support to continue filling in an important gap in the curricula offered by local school districts. Each year the group funds or sponsors a variety of worthwhile events, the latest being the science fair at Lake... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 19, 2017

Easter Beauty

Last weekend was Easter, and while some were searching for some bunny to get chocolate and eggs from, I was searching for the “Beauty of Christ.” I had been given an assignment and was to speak at church on Sunday morning. Three of us had... Full story


Distractive driving goes beyond the law

Distractive driving goes beyond the law While state lawmakers work to bridge major differences in the budget, they agreed our distractive driving laws need stiffening. Companion bills sponsored by Sen. Ann Rivers (R-LaCenter) and Rep. Jessyn Farrell... Full story


Eighty-two years ago

Government Camp across the river. Pier 3 for highway bridge under construction - top of pier 2 (east side) in foreground. - April 25, 1935 Photo... Full story


Patricia Marie Piccolo

Patricia Sterley was born to Bruce and Joan Sterley in Coulee Dam, Washington, March 10, 1949. Pat was the type of person who left an indelible impression on everyone she met; numerous people... Full story


Daniel Aaron Atkins

Daniel Aaron Atkins, 71, slipped away from his Keller, Washington, home to meet his Savior, Jesus Christ, face to face early Tuesday morning, April 11, 2017. Born Thursday, July 19, 1945, into the Oro... Full story


New trees for Arbor Day

Coulee Dam town officials planted two European ash trees at the entry to Douglas Park in observance of Arbor Day Wednesday. The town was recently recognized as a "Tree City USA" municipality for its... Full story


Junkers has expansion plans

The little shop on Main Street that opened with coffee, knickknacks and T-shirts three years ago now plans to expand its restaurant offerings outside. Junkers, which began offering subs and wrap-style sandwiches in January 2016, will add outdoor... Full story


Senior meals

Wed., April 19 - Dinner Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit Salad, Birthday Cake. Birthday Dinner! Thurs., April 20 - Dinner Chicken Alfredo, Corn and Carrots, Dinner Roll, Pears, Cookies Fri., April 21 - Breakfast Country... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 19, 2017

LR Baseball beats Pateros, goes 1-1 against Brewster

The Lake Roosevelt Raider baseball team defeated the Pateros Billygoats last week, before losing the first game and winning the second in a doubleheader against the Brewster Bears. Playing Pateros in... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 19, 2017

Lady Raiders' win streak ends

After defeating Pateros on April 11, the Lady Raiders softball team suffered four straight losses, their only defeats of the season, in doubleheaders against Okanogan and Brewster. The Lady Raiders... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 19, 2017

Raider Track competes in Davenport, Cheney

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders track and field team competed at the Northeast 1B/2B League Track and Field Meet in Davenport on April 11, before going to the Van Kuren Invitational in Cheney April 15. In... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    April 19, 2017

Tennis plays Tigers and Billygoats

The Raider tennis team lost in Tonasket on April 11, then the boys tied and the girls won in Pateros on April 14. In Tonasket against the Tigers, the Raider boys lost 4-1, and the girls lost 5-0. “Tonasket has a very strong team,” said Raider... Full story


Legals for April 19, 2017

Colville Tribal Correctional Facility (CTFC) REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS RFP #1 - Contractor for Medical Room Improvements The Colville Tribal Correctional Facility (CTCF) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP); seeking a contractor for Medical Room... Full story


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