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Articles from the May 1, 2019 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 1, 2019

Electric City fire chief facing disciplinary action

Electric City Fire Chief Mark Payne received a letter from the city regarding disciplinary action being considered against him for illegal burning practices. Payne, who forwarded The Star the letter, believes the action is directly related to his rol...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 1, 2019

For Sale: Banks Lake Golf Course, good condition

Banks Lake Golf Course and surrounding land have been declared surplus items, opening up the possibility of them being sold. Grant County Port District 7 commissioners, who manage the golf course as...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 1, 2019

School board hears deep concerns on a class

It’s hard for a child to learn in a classroom if other students are being disruptive, even violent. A conversation about this took place at the Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors’ meeting April 22. Clarissa Cawston addressed the...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 1, 2019

Construction resumes on fire station

Construction has resumed on the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation fire station off SR-155, with completion anticipated for March of 2020. The $13.6 million contract was originally awarded to Innovative...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 1, 2019

From LEGOs to drones

The classic toy LEGO has evolved over the years to incorporate robotics, and students at Nespelem Elementary are using LEGO robots to learn coding and robotics, skills that will be more and more...

 By Steven Phillips    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Re: "What's wrong with universal health care"

What’s wrong with UHC, i.e., socialized medicine? Simple. First, we have the best and most accessible Health Care in the WORLD. Want to change that? Put government bureaucrats in charge! How is the Federal Government (FG) doing with almost...

 By Roger S Lucas    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Our last whitewater trip

It was probably my last whitewater rafting trip, maybe! A few years ago my wife, Dorothy, and I talked about taking a whitewater rafting trip, so I went to Leonard Taylor out in Electric City to ask him if he knew anyone who was still taking people...

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Christians targeted on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka

Easter Sunday is the holiest day for observant Christians worldwide. It is the day followers of Jesus Christ celebrate his resurrection, and many believers choose to be baptized or receive their first communion on the special day. It is the day on wh...

 By Lee H Hamilton    Opinion    May 1, 2019

What would make Congress better?

A couple of weeks ago I was speaking to a group of students and decided to start with a point-blank question: Is Congress doing a good job? There were perhaps 100 people in the room, and not a single one raised his or her hand. So I asked the questio...


Sonja Everett

Memorial services for Sonja Everett will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at the Coulee Dam Community Church. Sonja passed away February 14, 2019.... Full story


Deadline for flags

It’s just about time for the Isle of Flags dedication The deadline for ordering flags for the dedication is May 18. If you want o have a flag dedicated and in place to honor your deceased veteran or this year’s event, call Ben Alling at 633-0663... Full story


Meetings & Notices

Chamber This Week Chamber will be meeting at noon this Thursday, May 2, at Siam Palace. Ryan Holterhoff, Public Affairs Officer at Grant County PUD will be the guest speaker. There will be no chamber next week as setup for the Colorama celebration...

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 1, 2019

Coulee Dam restaurant lease OK'd for new owners

The city of Coulee Dam has OK’d a lease for the Melody Restaurant space in its community building, the city council Wednesday voting unanimously to approve it and promising cooperation on certain maintenance issues for the new operators. Jon...


Alzheimer's Association seeking volunteer support group facilitators

The Alzheimer’s Association is seeking local volunteers to facilitate virtual Family Caregiver Support Groups in Washington State and Northern Idaho. Caregivers of those with dementia often feel helpless and alone in their experience. A virtual... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 1, 2019

Colorama comes next week

It’s Colorama time next week, when the carnival comes to town, runners lace up those shoes, cowboys ride into town and people line the streets of Grand Coulee for the parade. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect. We’ll get into more detail...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 1, 2019

Lady Raiders continue to dominate in softball

The Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Shockers in a tight game on April 23, winning 6-3. "Emma Marchand brought home the win on the mound," Head Coach Jaci Gross said about the freshman who struck out...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 1, 2019

Raiders' track and field shine at meets

The Raiders track and field team last week competed at Peshastin, placing well, and in Wenatchee, where high winds canceled some events and blew others off course. The Raiders competed with other North Central Washington teams in Peshastin April 23....

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 1, 2019

LR tennis faces three teams

The Raider tennis team has been busy, playing against Liberty Bell, Tonasket and Okanogan. The Raiders hosted Liberty Bell in Coulee Dam April 23, when the Raider girls won 3-2, and the boys lost 4-1. “First time in memory an LR girls’ team has d...


This week in sports

Wed., May 1 2:30 p.m. Raider Golf, Alta Lake, Pateros Thurs., May 2 3:45 p.m., Jr. High Track here 4 p.m., Raider Tennis with Wilbur/Creston at Creston 3:30 p.m., Raider Softball and Baseball here with Manson DH Friday, May 3 12:45 p.m., Mini...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 1, 2019

Raiders defeat Shockers

The Raiders defeated the Waterville Shockers 7-1 after jumping out ahead in early innings April 23. The Raiders got on the board in the second inning when Nick Baker stole home plate as a pitch got...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 1, 2019

Raiders tee off at Desert Canyon

Raider golfers teed up at the Desert Canyon golf course in Oroville last week. We’re getting to know each other quite well, since they are our only league opponent this season!” Head Coach Steve Files said about the Oroville Hornets. Darin...


Legals for May 1, 2019

CITY OF ELECTRIC CITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP Comprehensive Plan And Capital Facilities Plan NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public workshop will be held by Electric City from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on May 7, 2019 at City Hall located at 10 Western... Full story

 News    May 1, 2019

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 4/23 - A man who lives in an apartment on Main Street was upset that a man moving into the apartment upstairs was making so much noise he couldn’t hear the TV, and also that his mirror had fallen off the wall and broken while they...

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 1, 2019

He huffed and he puffed

Last weekend the wind blew. It did not seem like an extraordinary wind. It was powerful, for sure, but it did not seem anything like storms we have seen here in the past. The wind howled, the trees sh...

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