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Articles from the May 23, 2018 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 23, 2018

City explores options to crack down on crack houses

If a house becomes a place where drug-related nuisances frequently arise, can a town do anything about it? That question was raised at this month’s Grand Coulee City Council meeting, where Councilmember Mike Horne suggested at the May 15 meeting...

 By press release    News    May 23, 2018

Teenager's body recovered from Banks Lake

The body of a 17-year-old Lynnwood, Washington boy was recovered Saturday evening, May 26, from the waters of Banks Lake after he went missing late Friday evening near Steamboat Rock State Park, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported Sunday... Full story


Smoke in air is from planned burn

If you noticed smoke coming from up Lake Roosevelt on May 23, it was from a prescription burn near Whitestone Lookout. The Colville Tribes are burning piles of slash from logging about 78 acres in the area....

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 23, 2018

Man dies in motorcycle crash

An Idaho man died Saturday afternoon on SR-21 between Wilbur and the Keller Ferry when his motorcycle crossed the centerline on a sharp curve and struck a guardrail, the Washington State Patrol reported. Larry Everett Merriman, 75, was headed north... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 23, 2018

"Assembly" throbs with a message for local kids

To call it a "school assembly" might give you the wrong impression. It was a rap concert at the end, but the bulk of it before the bass throbbed was all about honesty, mistakes, permanent hurt,...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 23, 2018

Mayor resigns in Elmer City

The mayor of Elmer City resigned unexpectedly in a letter the city received on May 15. Former Mayor Gail Morin later told The Star that she had been considering resigning for a while. “It is mostly health issues that I didn’t have last Spring...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 23, 2018

Council addresses loose dogs problem

A heated discussion took place concerning loose dogs at the Elmer City council meeting May 10. After the council was finished with the main agenda, which including disposing of an old trailer, the topic of loose dogs came up in a discussion. Several...

 By Scott Hunter    News    May 23, 2018

School zone coming to River Drive

When Amanda Burton moved into a house on River Drive in Coulee Dam, she noticed it's a very busy road with no crosswalk where drivers often speed through, very near Lake Roosevelt Schools. Her kids... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 23, 2018

Alan Cain joins City Council

"It's our responsibility as citizens to participate," Alan Cain said before being sworn into the Grand Coulee City Council on May 15. Cain, who has up until recently served as the chair of the Civil...


Tribal authorities will focus on seat belt violations

Tribal police will be focusing on ticketing seat belt violations from May 21 until June 3 in a joint effort with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The effort is part of the 2018 Click It or Ticket campaign. “We will be out...


Dental services for kids offered next week

The Arcora Foundation SmileMobile, which travels the state offering dental services to children who might not otherwise have access to dental care, will be in Coulee Dam at Lake Roosevelt Schools from May 29 until June 1. A press release from the...


Be ready to duck

Readers will note a change in The Star lately. Longtime reporter Roger Lucas is changing roles in his latest attempt at retirement. The first of what we expect will be many opinion columns by Lucas appears on this page, along with his sense of humor...


New flags to be dedicated Memorial Day

Eleven new flags will be dedicated on Memorial Day, May 28, at the special Isle of Flags ceremony at Spring Canyon Cemetery. The ceremonies starts at 11 a.m. Monday with master of ceremonies Richard...


Great community helped find lost dog

3I recently lost my dog in the Grand Coulee area, and with the help of your wonderful community, I got him back safely. I wrote a poem about the ordeal and wanted to share it with the all the people who so graciously helped. Thank you. Dave Bremmer...

 By Roger S. Lucas    Opinion    May 23, 2018

If chickens discriminated against people

There’s a rooster in Electric City. And it is a direct violation of the city’s chicken ordinance, which allows a handful of hens, but no roosters. A clear violation of equal treatment under the law. The city council, who started this farce by...

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 23, 2018

With arms wide open

Sometimes you just have a good weekend. When things build upon each other and you know you are supposed to be right here, right now. That is the way last weekend unfolded for me and for others in our...


Wade Stoddard

A celebration of life service for Wade Stoddard will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at the Eastpoint Church, 15303 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley, Washington. Wade was a 1984 graduate of Lake Roosevelt High School, Coulee Dam,... Full story


Ruth Ingrid Winkle

Ruth Ingrid Winkle, 91, of Spokane, Washington, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, in her home at Moran Vista Senior Living. She was born December 4, 1926, in Nykøbing Sjaelland, Denmark, to Julius Arnold... Full story


Holly K Andersen

Holly K Andersen, age 57, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane Valley, Washington. She was born December 15, 1960, in Hawaii to William and Shirley Andrews of... Full story


Wade Roberts receives Ph.D.

Wade Roberts, a class of 2007 Grand Coulee Dam Lake Roosevelt High School graduate and a 2012 graduate of Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington, received his Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Sciences May...


Meetings and Notices

Chamber Not to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not meet this Thursday, May 24. Coulee Creators Meet on Tuesdays Coulee Creators meet at 412 Federal Ave. Room 207, Grand Coulee. Contact Marlene Oddie at KISSed Quilts or...


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 5/14 - Police stopped a driver on Alcan Road when an officer saw a truck whose registration had expired in 2012. The driver, who claimed to have just purchased the truck, was cited for the registration problem and having no insurance. -...

 By Jacob Wagner    School    May 23, 2018

Children's friend Fern recognized with award

"We're very lucky to have her," Lake Roosevelt kindergarten teacher Jan Erickson said about Fern Blaylock, who volunteers daily with the kindergarten classes and recently received an award from the...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 23, 2018

Raider tennis season ends at Districts

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders tennis season ended in Omak last week at the district tournament where top tennis players from the Central Washington 1B/2B League faced off against the best players from...

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 23, 2018

Raiders send four to state track in three events

Four Raider boys will be competing at the state level in Cheney this weekend following success at the district level. Lake Roosevelt competitors at state will include district shot put champion Steven Flowers, who threw for a distance of 46 feet,...


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