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Articles from the June 26, 2013 edition

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A special document honored in this issue

Inside the special section in this issue is tucked a copy of an extremely important document: The Declaration of Independence. These days it’s easy to look up anything; you can download the same copy we did from the National Archives. But the copy... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 26, 2013

Two arrested after ground wire cut, taken from dam

Two western Washington men were arrested June 18, charged with cutting up and stealing copper cables at Grand Coulee Dam. The two, Victor W. Ford, 43, of Lake Stevens, and Michael R. Bruce, 47, of Everett, were observed by Bureau of Reclamation... Full story


First Concrete Pour at School

Contractors made the first concrete pour of footings last Friday. Workers were on the job on an overtime day as they try to make up some of the time lost when fill had to be regraded. Officials say... Full story



Group to release 50,000 fish Some 50,000 rainbow trout will be released into Banks Lake July 2. It will be the second such batch this year that POWER, the Promoters of Wildlife and Environmental... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 26, 2013

Special section details community plans for 4th

Everyone likes a good old fashioned Fourth of July celebration. You can enjoy one next week, the “Festival of America” a three-day affair, right here in the Grand Coulee Dam area. The celebration... Full story


Group to seek tourism board for whole community

A chamber of commerce-sponsored meeting of community leaders Monday selected a committee whose goal is to approach the three municipalities that collect hotel/motel tax money about the possible formation of a tourism advisory board to oversee... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 26, 2013

Bull rides and ranch rodeo at Ridge Riders this weekend

Rodeo fans will enjoy two evenings of entertainment at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds this Friday and Saturday. Friday night, beginning at 7 p.m., the Ridge Riders feature the 2nd Annual Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Ride. Action starts at 7, but... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 26, 2013

Tribal voters elect four new council members, return three

The Colville Business Council will have four new members as a result of the tribal general election last week. The election was held June 15, and absentee ballots were received until Thursday last week. Newcomers to the Business Council will be... Full story


Hooping it up

Jaylyn Kensler, left, outlasts the competition on the way to her 7-minute, 30-second hula hoop victory during Mill Pond Days in Nespelem June 22. The community event featured seemingly dozens of... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 26, 2013

Kayaker gets security scrutiny

Police checked on an Oregon kayaker who was sitting on the rocks talking on his cell phone from inside the buoy line above the dam. Logan Wetherell, of Umpqua, Ore., had kayaked from the Canadian border to Grand Coulee Dam and was figuring out how... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 26, 2013

Youth detained on child-molestation warrants

Both Coulee Dam and Grand Coulee police officers last Wednesday were involved in the arrest near the Grand Coulee Post Office of a juvenile wanted in a series of warrants on five counts of first-degree child molestation and five counts of... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    News    June 26, 2013

Memories from the past, dreams for the present

Summer is upon us, and I did some remembering. If this were a movie we would have the wavy, blurry, flashback screen now. It was a very hot summer and I, my brother Jamie (Jeremy), and stepbrothers... Full story


Art (and more) on the street

April Gabbert displays her stained glass original art at The Saturday Market in Grand Coulee June 15. The market is organized by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce to offer an inexpensive... Full story


Missing the community garden

Dear CDFCU, Please do not build a shop where the public garden once was! I used to love going to the public garden. The last time we went everything was plowed down. My little sister and I cried the whole time! In my opinion, there should be another... Full story

 By Hazel Johnson    Opinion    June 26, 2013

Great area, great volunteers

We decided to retire here 15 years ago. Fishing and golfing were our favorite things. Whoops … Seems we entered at the time the golf course was going into a BIG change wanting to go from 9 to 18 holes. Needless to say, things changed. Lots of... Full story


Star brings back many memories

Thank you for making The Star available. It brings back many memories. I am in Oregon and have lived here since we moved from CD in 1951. My father, Les Hubbard was first a shovel operator and then crane operator. My grandfather, Hartley E. Hubbard... Full story


Tribes still held hostage

Colville tribal elections 2013 are over... history; however, the Colville Confederated Tribes are still held hostage in the dictatorship-driven governmental systems through our sitting tribal council. Nepotism, collusion, buddy-buddy favor and... Full story


Heartwarming story

Just read the wonderful story about the fellow who asked his son why he loved him and the son said "It's just a given." From a 4-year-old! That is incredible. Warms my heart. Linda Thompson... Full story


Ronald Edward Haven

Ronnie E. Haven (53) became our guardian angel on June 17, 2013. Ron was born on February 23, 1960 in Coulee Dam, Wash. to Ed and Carolyn Haven, and eventually became big brother to Gary Haven.... Full story


Phyllis Louise (Brooks) Sears

November 1, 1920-October 16, 2012  Family and friends are invited to join us for an informal memorial gathering for Phyllis Sears at McGinnis Lake Saturday, June 29, at 2 p.m.  She passed away to... Full story


Calvin R. Winstead

Calvin R. Winstead (89) passed away at his Electric City, Wash., home Friday, June 14, 2013. Cal was born April 30, 1924, in Tioga, Louisiana, the second youngest of Allen and Nora Winstead’s eight... Full story


Celebration of Life Memorial Service

A Celebration of Life for Martha Stefanik will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013, 11 a.m., at Banks Lake Bible Church, 25 School Avenue in Electric City with Pastor Bill Williams officiating. Immediately following, the ladies of the church will be... Full story


Robert F. Lehto

Funeral Mass for Robert F. Lehto will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Grand Coulee. Mr. Lehto passed away on Good Friday, March 29, 2013. He will be interred in the family plot in Spring Canyon... Full story


Glenn D. Stauffer

Glenn Dee Stauffer, 71, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2013. He was born on May 24, 1942, to Alvin Godfrey Stauffer and Rachel Della Rindlisbacher in Ogden, Utah. Glenn graduated from Weber High... Full story


Presenting the feathered

Cheryl Hoffman, of Funzees, presents information on birding to chamber of commerce members at their weekly luncheon at Pepper Jack’s Thursday. — Scott Hunter photo... Full story


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