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Articles from the May 21, 2014 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    May 21, 2014

Mayor shaking up Coulee Dam ambulance service

In the wake of state inspections and allegations of harassment and retaliation, the mayor of Coulee Dam has ordered immediate changes in the town’s paid volunteer ambulance service, some of which have sparked threats of EMTs purposely not... Full story

 By press release    News    May 21, 2014

Keller Ferry north shore terminal relocation scheduled for Thursday, May 22

KELLER FERRY – Due to rising river levels, the Keller Ferry north shore terminal will be moved from the low water ramp to the regular ramp on Thursday, May 22, 2014. The process will begin at about 9 a.m. and can take up to 5 hours to complete.... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 21, 2014

Airplane crash kills pilot near Steamboat Rock

An airplane accident has killed a man on Banks Lake near Steamboat Rock. Kenneth A. Berger, 60, of Monroe, Wash. had already put down his Searay amphibious plane at about 5 p.m., witnesses said. They... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

Memorial Day dedication set

The flags are going up Saturday, Veterans, their families, and the general public looks forward each year to the "Isle of Flags" at Spring Canyon Cemetery. This year there will be over 500 flags... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

New laser show debuts this Saturday

The Bureau of Reclamation will begin showing the new laser light show on the face of Grand Coulee Dam, “One River, Many Voices,” this Saturday beginning at 10 p.m. The new show incorporates the story of the area, beginning with how the land was... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

Annual bull ride Saturday

The Ridge Riders have pulled out all the stops for this year’s 3rd Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding event, this Saturday May 24, at the rodeo grounds. Bull riders will be facing the longest eight seconds in sports (riders must stay on the b... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

New USBR fire station under consideration

The Bureau of Reclamation is planning to build a new fire station. It's the "where" that's in question. The Bureau is seeking public comment to identify issues to be addressed in an environmental... Full story



Star office closed The Star newspaper will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. The news and advertising deadline for the May 28 newspaper is Friday, May 23 at 5 p.m. Playhouse still on raffle Raffle tickets for the little... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

Cities vote more support to laser show promotion

Electric City’s council voted to give the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce $9,000, instead of the requested $6,000, to help promote the area’s new Laser Light Show on the west side of the mountains. The chamber had outlined a media buy... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

Tussle for tourism funds stirs debate at council

Coulee Dam’s town council was slow to convince last week that the town should reach down in its hotel/motel money reserves and provide the chamber of commerce and the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District with more funds. Grand Coulee Dam Chambe... Full story


A certain attraction

Students at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School experiment with electromagnetism during a daylong presentation throughout much of the school by the Pacific Science Center. The event was sponsored by the... Full story


Tribes prepare for powwow

Tribal officials are putting together some of the final plans for their July 4-13 powwow activities scheduled for the celebration grounds at the Colville Indian Agency. The celebration will include the traditional horse parade, family fun day,... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 21, 2014

Towns considering "council of governments"

The towns of Elmer City and Coulee Dam passed resolutions at their last council meetings to take part in the formation of a regional council of governments in Okanogan County. A similar resolution will be on the agenda at other cities and towns and... Full story

 By Andrea Edwards    Opinion    May 21, 2014

About that "wild horse" event

I would like to address the concerns expressed in three letters in The Star last week regarding the “Wild Horse Race” event to be held over Memorial Weekend. There seems to be some confusion in our community about what a “Wild” Horse Race... Full story

 By Cindy Edwards    Opinion    May 21, 2014

To honor a great cowboy with no harm to horses

I would like to invite the public to join the Ridge Riders this Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Ridge Rider arena for the Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding and Wild Horse Races. The Ridge Riders set up this event to honor our good friend and one of the... Full story


Greatful for kind care

I’d like to take this time to thank all the staff (surgeon and nurses) that personally took care of me before surgery, during surgery and after. I was and still am overwhelmed by the kindness, the caring and the concern I was given at CMC. I’ve... Full story


The term "wild horse race" gave wrong idea to some

In response to three letters published last week so fervently against the “Wild horse race” coming up this weekend, there needs to be some things cleared up. The term “Wild horse race” has misled the three concerned ladies that voiced their... Full story


Why uncovered loads are bad

Here are the facts: 1. On May 12 we were driving up Spring Canyon hill toward Wilbur. 2. A gravel truck with trailer was going down the hill. 3. The truck was overloaded, untarped and going too fast. 4. Gravel was spewing like shrapnel out of the... Full story

 By Jerry Beierman    Opinion    May 21, 2014

Safety of children a concern on local road

I’m writing this letter to try to help out what could be a very serious problem on Roosevelt Drive in Grand Coulee. We have a number of children on Roosevelt Drive, along with adults who walk down the center of the street. The children also ride... Full story


The way it should be

I saw our rez from afar today. Awakening late, coffee, toast, and ‘pondering, praying, meditation and hope...’ what we once were, where we are right now, and what will be. Suddenly, picture perfect clear, it came to me like a dream, a vision,... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 21, 2014

Gems in the Coulee: Lucas Bird

  There is a kid in town who is racing his way to NASCAR. That kid is Lucas Bird, a home grown product of the Coulee area who has won races in just about every car he has been in. Last year he was... Full story


Lela Joy (Ross) Monteith

Lela (Ross) Monteith, 88, peacefully left her earthly home for her heavenly home on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Lela Joy Ross was born December 6, 1925, in Caldwell, Idaho. She graduated from Parma High... Full story


Rachel Rounds

Rachel Rounds, 62, was born on June 28th, 1951 to Roman Sr. and Lillian "Nellie" Antioquia in Seattle, Washington. She went to meet her Lord Jesus and reunite with her beloved Michael Thursday... Full story


Anthony R. "Tony" Esquivel

Anthony R. "Tony" Esquivel, age 62, a resident of the Tekoa Retirement Apartments, passed away Thursday morning, May 1, at his home from an apparent heart attack. He was born September 4, 1951, at... Full story


Mary Louise Tylor

Mary Louise Tylor, 62, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Washington. Born into the Republic, Washington home of Bill and Louise Kennedy on August 26,... Full story


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