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Articles from the April 30, 2014 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 30, 2014

New bowling alley owners get lease

The Coulee Dam Town Council approved a four-year lease with new owners of Riverview Lanes Bowling Alley at its Wednesday night meeting. The lease with present owners, Pat and Sara Zlateff, who have had the eight-lane alley for the past seven years,... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 30, 2014

Video taken of fisherman's arrest

A video has been posted on Youtube of a man being arrested after fishing in a restricted area below Grand Coulee Dam and allegedly resisting arrest. The Wilbur man's arrest was the subject of a police reports brief in the April 30 Coulee Cops. Taken... Full story


Senator tours school construction

Under a skylight at the top of stairs, State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, whose leadership made the facility possible, gets a tour April 23 from school district Superintendent Dennis Carlson and others... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 30, 2014

News photos now online

I've uploaded three weeks worth of photos on our photo site today. Enjoy!... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    April 30, 2014

Geeky interest turns into real business

A group of friends trying to scratch their own itch for faster Internet connections have been almost forced into opening a new business to answer the same growing need for the local community. Coulee... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 30, 2014

Three tapped for Gates Millennium scholarship

Three Lake Roosevelt High School students were named Gates Millennium Scholars last week. The three are Brandin Smith, Chyenne Kelly-Marconi and Daniel Campobasso. The scholarships are given to... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 30, 2014

Younger leader takes seat at Coulee Dam council

Shawn Derrick was elected to fill a vacant seat on the Coulee Dam Town Council Wednesday night, but not without some twists and turns. Bob Poch, the councilman that Derrick replaces, had a lot to do... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 30, 2014

Candidates to vie for CBC spots

Twenty-two candidates have filed for office in the Colville Business Council primary election scheduled for May 3. In the Nespelem District Position 1 race, incumbent William “Billy” Nicholson is being challenged by Shawnee N. BearCub and Amelia... Full story



Playhouse raffle ongoing Raffle tickets on the little playhouse parked in front of Loepp Furniture are on sale inside the store for $1 each. The tickets will remain on sale until Junior Rodeo time July 19-20. You don’t have to be at the Junior... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 30, 2014

Where'd that big fish go?

Driving by Mason City Memorial Park people did a double take when they noticed the big chain saw sculpted salmon was gone from its base. Have no worry, the Chinook salmon is safely stored in the Coule... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 30, 2014

Council hears intriguing tale of history

Susan Dechant walked Coulee Dam council last Wednesday night through the intriguing tale of a monument lost and a new one proposed. Lost for non-payment was a monument erected in 1938 along the then main road in Delano to honor workers who died... Full story


Chamber: tourney a success

The Triple Fish Challenge over last weekend was a success, chamber of commerce officials said Monday. “No one won the boat, though,” chamber Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal stated. Ten boats and 18 anglers participated in the two-day event held... Full story


Be wary of guidelines for educational change

An effort announced a month ago by the Washington State Board of Education (SBE) seems reasonable enough, but leaves a tinge on the pallet that hints of possible poison to come. Let’s hope not. The SBE wants to raise awareness of school discipline... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 30, 2014

Two year Anniversary

Well, about two years ago I started writing this column for The Star. It started with missing the missing trees and we have covered many subjects along the way. In the beginning I was doing a monthly... Full story

 By Don Brunell    Opinion    April 30, 2014

The Princess and the Pea

Let’s face it. We’re spoiled. Even in our tough economy, most Americans enjoy a myriad of conveniences we take for granted. We awake to a warm house, turn night into day with the flip of a light s... Full story


Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago Officials from the US Dept. of Ecology presented Grand Coulee Mayor, Tammara Byers with a check for $3.1 million in a ceremony at North Dam Park. The money is to be used to help connect... Full story


Bert Colby Johnson

Bert lived a full, active life filled with family and friends. He was known for his gregarious friendly nature; speaking to everyone he met, judging none. He was a devoted husband and father. Helen, his wife of 68 years, and their four children were... Full story


Charles "Chuck"Hanke

Charles "Chuck" Hanke 63, of Grand Coulee, Wash., passed away Monday, Apr. 28, 2014, in Spokane, Wash., with his family by his side. Chuck was born in Seattle to Al Hanke and Marylou Kelley on... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 30, 2014

New laser show will debut in May

The all-new laser light show on the face of Grand Coulee Dam, will debut May 24, Bureau of Reclamation officials stated. It replaces the original show developed in 1989 at a cost of $791,806. The new show, was created under a $1.6 million contract,... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, May 1, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. PTA Book Fair Book Reports will be read by Wensdae Antoine and Lillie LaPlace, GCD Middle School students. Dedication Time is... Full story


Pier dedicated

Steamboat Rock State Park Ranger Jeremy Jalali and Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club President Colleen Manley cut the ribbon Monday at an official dedication of the first handicapped-accessible fishing... Full story


It's a boy for Duclos/Collins

Ashley Duclos and Dagan Collins of Electric City, are proud to announce the birth of their son Kyron Nathan Ray Collins on Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 6 lbs., 8 oz., and was 19-3/4 inches in length... Full story


Senior Center accepts aluminum

The seniors accept aluminum cans ONLY. Please do not put cardboard, plastic bottles or other aluminum in the collection sacks. In 2013, the Seniors collected 3800 pounds (almost 2 tons) of cans and took in approximately $1500 for the Senior Center.... Full story


Ladies pick up third win

Lady Raider softball went one of three in last week's games, falling to the league-leading Liberty Bell, but prevailing in one of two games in Saturday's doubleheader against Oroville. At Liberty... Full story


Track rained out at Mansfield, competes at Cashmere

LR competed at Cashmere in the Rieke Invitational April 25, but got rained out at a Mansfield’s Iceberg Invite April 22. At Cashmere, the Raider girls finished 21st overall with 10 team points. The... Full story


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