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Articles from the May 1, 2013 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    May 1, 2013

Our take on the news

• Congratulations to Fern Blaylock, who was recognized by Gov. Inslee last week for her volunteer service. Often nominated for The Star Volunteer of the Year award, Blaylock’s service is something many people in the local community appreciate.... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 1, 2013

Newspaper reports Contractors Northwest, Inc. gets Colville's admin building contract

The Coeur d'Alene Press reported on its website May 1 that a firm based there has recently been awarded a contract to build an administration building for the Colville Tribe. Contractors Northwest, Inc. as offices in Coeur d'Alene and Boise, Idaho.... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 1, 2013

Fire put out at Grand Coulee service station

A fire in a service bay at Jack’s Four Corners Union 76 that could have been a disaster was quickly extinguished by a combination of firefighters mid-morning Monday. A vehicle in the service bay at... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 1, 2013

Board decides on new school name: Lake Roosevelt

A task that many thought would be difficult proved a piece of cake for th e school board Monday night. Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson had asked the board to allow him to name a committee to come up with three possible... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 1, 2013

Time to look for plant alternatives funding approved

It was an unlikely night, with community activist Greg Wilder, who has opposed just about everything about Coulee Dam’s proposed wastewater treatment plant, going to work for the town. He isn’t being hired by the town, but he volunteered to... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 1, 2013

Elmer City: two-town sewer plant contract ending early

Elmer City has advised the town of Coulee Dam that their agreement on the wastewater treatment plant is over. A letter dated April 22, states that a 1976, 50-year agreement no longer controls the relationship between the towns, and after Elmer City... Full story

 News    May 1, 2013


Walk-in freezer bid accepted Coulee Dam council voted to accept a bid of $8,650.60 from Cascade Mechanical of Omak to replace the walk-in freezer at the Melody Restaurant. The Community Building The Melody is located in is owned by the town. The... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 1, 2013

Bank to close Coulee Dam branch

The Coulee Dam branch of Bank of America will close its doors Aug. 23, corporate officials stated in notices distributed recently, Notices to business and regular customers started going out April 19, and customers have been referred to other BofA... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 1, 2013

Governor awards Blaylock

Fern Blaylock, a veteran volunteer at Center School, received an award April 25 from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. The award, for outstanding volunteer service, was presented to her at the Governor’s... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 1, 2013

High school principal moving on

Lake Roosevelt High School Principal Brad Wilson is taking a position as principal of the middle school in the Chelan School District. The school board accepted his resignation Monday night. Wilson has been in the Grand Coulee Dam School District 11... Full story

 News    May 1, 2013

Carnival tickets on sale

Tickets for the Colorama Carnival went on sale last week at nine locations in the area. The Paradise Amusement Carnival will be held near North Dam Park, May 9-11, and is one of the featured attractions of the Colorama Festival. Tickets sell for $25... Full story

 News    May 1, 2013

Walk for a fight gaining participants

Charli Knight said Monday she had about 80 participants signed up to “Walk for a Fight” in the 5K event she has planned for this Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. The Lake Roosevelt High School senior organized the walk to benefit The Support Center, a... Full story


Re: "A citizen is a terrible thing to waste" 4-24-13

Thank you for publicly supporting Guillermo during this difficult time. I have known Guillermo for the past thirteen years. Guillermo is one of the most honest, caring, and thoughtful individuals that I have ever encountered. He is committed to... Full story


Re: "Big senior project born of personal conviction"

Huge kudos to you, Charli, for your courage to address and combat an issue most won't speak about. While (I’m) so sorry about the tragic loss of your sister, please know that the awareness you are raising can, and likely will, save lives, because... Full story

 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    May 1, 2013

The money has been found for analysis

About three months ago, the Coulee Dam Town Council was presented with a petition signed by hundreds. Two of the items on that petition were a roll-back of the burdensome sewer rates and a demand for the town to look at alternative solutions for the... Full story

 By Becky Billups    Opinion    May 1, 2013

Local serviceman nominated for fatherhood honor

Grand Coulee area and the reaches of The Star newspaper, one of our own, and my son, Major Kevin Billups USAF, has been nominated, one of four, to win the prestigious and deserving title as 2013 MILITARY FATHERHOOD OF THE YEAR AWARD! He needs all of... Full story


Federal Spending: Let the sunshine in

In March, both the House and Senate passed budget plans. Now, President Obama has released his budget. The Congressional Budget Office and Office of Management and Budget will be scrutinizing each proposed new revenue increase, every proposed... Full story


Lorraine M. Antoine-Tonasket 7-18-1941 to 4-27-2013

A Wake for Lorriane M. Antoine-Tonasket, 71, will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, night April 30, 2013, at the Keller Community Center in Keller, Wash. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday morning, May 1, also at the Keller Community... Full story


PEO Chapter sponsors fundraiser

The local PEO Chapter DG has designed and had milled a beautiful blue and white pictorial blanket. This 48”x68” blanket includes 11 pictures of the scenic Grand Coulee Dam Area. All the proceeds... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 1, 2013

District seeks art for new school

A public art hunt is on for the new K-12 school project. Public buildings are required to set aside one-half of one percent of the cost of construction for art. The school board decided Monday night to seek art produced by local artists, that is... Full story


Senior Meals

Senior Meals Wed., May 1 - Dinner Beef Stew, with Mixed Vegetables, Cornbread, Fruited Jello Mold, Cookie. Thurs., May 2 - Dinner Macaroni, Ham & Cheese, Harvard Beets, Green Salad, Lemon Dessert. Shopping and errands with Sara. Fri., May 3 -... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Siam Palace The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding a noon meeting May 2, at Siam Palace. Carl Russell from the POWER group will give an update on what the group is doing. Grant County Mosquito District to Mee... Full story

 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 1, 2013

Lady Raiders softball team completes season sweep of Manson

The Lady Raiders completed the season sweep of the Manson Trojans on April 23 at Manson by the score of 12-2. The game ended in the fifth inning because of the WIAA 10-run mercy rule. Head Coach... Full story

 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 1, 2013

Raiders sweep Oroville, Bridgeport

Raider baseball completed a season series sweep of the Oroville Hornets April 23 in Oroville, 16-0. Kendal Piccolo pitched a complete game no hitter, a rare pitching feat at all levels of the game.... Full story

 By John McNeil II    Sports    May 1, 2013

Golf entering the home stretch

Raider golf competed at Omak and Lake Chelan last week. Austin Rosenbaum led the Raider boys golfers at Omak April 22, with a 111 on 18 holes, while the Raider girls were led by Tanecia Stanczak, the... Full story


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