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Articles from the May 31, 2017 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News

Big tent circus coming to town

The circus is coming to town, and no, not your in-laws. An actual circus! The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, to be exact. Complete with lions, tigers, a huge tent, and a... — Updated 6/7/2017 Full story


Breaking News: Keller Ferry scheduled to be out of service on Thursday, June 1

From a press release from the Washington State Department of Transportation: KELLER FERRY – The Keller Ferry that crosses the Columbia River on state Route 21 will be out of service on Thursday, June 1, beginning at 7 a.m. for... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News

Coulee Dam must hold primary election in August

Only one office in the coulee area will require a primary runoff to see who makes it to the general election Nov. 7. Three people have filed for Position 3 on the Coulee Dam Town Council, requiring the runoff election. In all... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Cain hopes to add local fireworks

If you hear a loud explosion, hopefully it's just local man Alan Cain, who recently received his Pyrotechnics Display Operator License allowing him to use display-type fireworks... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story


Taking a left in Grand Coulee

A transformer at a Coulee City railway siding awaits delivery to a Bureau of Reclamation facility this week in Grand Coulee. The 346-foot rig was scheduled to beging the journey... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 5/22 - A woman called police to report that someone had broken into her apartment, taking nothing, but leaving a meth pipe behind. An officer collected the pipe for destruction. 5/23 - An officer assisted a... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story


Take home medals

Madison Clark won four medals at the 2B State track meet in Cheney, Washington recently. She was a member of a 400-meter relay team which placed second, took 2nd in the 400-meter dash, and 7th in the 200-meter dash, and was also a... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    School

School to receive music grant

The Lake Roosevelt Schools music department just won a $6,250 grant. Karen Pace, music director ,said the grant was given through the umbrella of the Washington Music Education Association. Pace directs four bands in the district... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story


School board briefs

• Grand Coulee Dam School District board member Richard Black will pass out diplomas to over 40 seniors at ceremonies scheduled for June 10. He was selected from among members of the board at its May 22 meeting. • The school... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Lk. Roosevelt level rising with runoff

The spring runoff from melting snow in Canada is now coming down the Columbia River, and Lake Roosevelt is beginning to refill. Following the long 2016-17 winter, Lake Roosevelt has... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Darin Whiteman competes at state golf

Raider Darin Whiteman traveled to Richland, Washington, last week to compete in the 1B/2B boys' state tournament. "Darin battled hard under perhaps the toughest conditions... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, June 1, at the Eagles Lodge, Grand Coulee. Upcoming summer plans are on the agenda. Title VI/JOM Parent Advisory Meet set Title... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story


Steep work

Workers remove shingles from the Coulee Dam Community Church May 17 in preparation for re-roofing the 11,000-square-foot building. The total project will likely end up costing from... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story


Samuel Salvador Rey

Former Elmer City, Washington, resident Samuel Salvador Rey, 91, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 28, 2017, at his home in Boise, Idaho. Sam was born on December 10, 1926, in... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story


Seventy-two years ago

The sheep of Joe Hodgin travel from winter quarters at Adrian, Washington, to their summer range in the Colville National Forest. - May 9, 1945 photo... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

Peacocks gone with the wind

Thirty-plus years just does not feel like enough time. The Peacocks are about to pull up roots and travel the nation on a permanent road trip. We have gotten used to the snow bird e... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Texas flush with transportation cash

In the last decade, there has been a highway construction boom in Texas. On the other hand, lawmakers in Olympia still scramble to fund road maintenance. Texas, a state with a population of 27 million, is flush with cash thanks... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story

 By Rich Lowry    Opinion

Not on our soil

The Turkish government is obviously familiar with the concept of “chutzpah,” if not necessarily the word. Ankara summoned the American ambassador to protest allegedly “aggressive and unprofessional actions” by the... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News

Electric City to review employee benefits

Electric City council plans to review, again, benefits for its employees at its June 13 meeting. The council is looking at providing 11 paid holidays and several other benefits when they pass the final employee package at the next... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News

Fish pen project gets grant

POWER, the organization that manages the fish pens in Electric City, was advised last week that it has received an $8,275 grant. The Department of Fish and Wildlife stated in a letter to Carl Russell, longtime POWER (Promoters of... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story



Kelly Steffens is running for Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors in District 5 against incumbent Richard Black. The Star used an incorrect first name in a story last week.... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story


Raising the roof

The DWK Fowler construction crew hoists up the roof on the new mosquito district building Friday. The building, seen alongside SR-155 near the south end of town, will be used to... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News

New orchard owners to reopen fruit stand and more

The new owners of the former Shaw's Fruit and Produce in Delano, Dave and Alma Draper, plan a Grand Opening June 1. The name of the business will be Alma and Dave's Fruit and... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News

Nordine to manage food bank

There will be a new Care and Share Food Bank manager July 1. Carol Nordine, former Electric City city council member, will take over food bank duties from Fern Blaylock. Blaylock,... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story


Folding in memory

Boy Scouts of Troop 24 perform a ceremonial folding of the flag at the annual Isle of Flags Memorial Day Ceremony at Spring Canyon Cemetery Monday as Sara Zlateff, sergeant first... — Updated 5/31/2017 Full story


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