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Articles from the July 18, 2012 edition

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 By John Overby    Opinion    July 18, 2012

Asking U.S. for rest of school projects funds is wrong

It is very discouraging to consistently read of the editorial position of this paper and the local school district’s position of calling on the federal government for funds to build the local school. The district already has $25 million from the... Full story

 By press release    News    July 18, 2012

Honor guard to hold special ceremony at Spring Canyon

The Washington Army National Guard Honor Guard will hold a “Veterans Memorial Tribute” ceremony on Tuesday, July 24, at the Spring Canyon Cemetery at 1 p.m. “The Veterans Memorial Tribute is a tribute to those veterans of the area who never... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 18, 2012

Tribal council settles on compromise for $193 million

The Colville Business Council today settled a contentious dispute over a $193 million settlement before swearing in new members and reorganizing in a public meeting at the Nespelem Community Center. T... Full story

 By press release    News    July 18, 2012

Unsafe toxin detected in algae blooms on Rufus Woods Lake near Bridgeport

An unsafe level of a naturally occurring toxin was detected in algae blooms at Rufus Woods Lake near Bridgeport, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Friday afternoon. Officials posted Washington State Department of Health warnings against swimming,... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 18, 2012

Local gardener offers services

A trained master gardener is prepared to work for anyone who needs a hand in doing what she loves — making things bloom into beauty. Gayle Swagerty has just started Coulee Gardens and Design, a new... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    July 18, 2012

Super’s salary spikes for construction

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board has approved a raise for Superintendent Dennis Carlson: 20 percent of his current base salary during pre-construction of the new K-12 school complex. The increase is due to the amount of extra time the... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    July 18, 2012

Lightning stretches fire crews’ resources

Fire crews have had quite a workout over the past week, particularly in Douglas County, Grand Coulee’s fire chief Rick Paris reported Monday. Just as a Type-3 incident management team was cleaning up and leaving from the near 500-acre Cache Butte... Full story



Primary ballots out this week Ballots for the Aug. 7 primary, will be mailed to voters today, Wednesday, in Grant County and Thursday in Okanogan County, their respective elections departments noted. If you don’t get a ballot by July 25, you can... Full story


Events scheduled for North Dam

Several music concerts have been scheduled in a series of free summer concerts at North Dam Park and Event Center. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a variety of live bands to play in the park at its grassy hillside... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    July 18, 2012

Woman shot in home

A woman on River Drive who suffered a gunshot wound to her right forearm last Saturday night told officers that her guitar had exploded. Coulee Dam Police Chief Pat Collins said Tuesday that there was a bullet hole in the woman’s guitar and that... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    July 18, 2012

State honors local couple as landowners of the year

A Douglas County farmer and his wife, Leroy and Betty Sanderson, have been named “Landowners of the Year” by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. The couple, who now live in Elect... Full story

 By Roger Lucas    News    July 18, 2012

High-speed Internet access heading to reservation

High-speed Internet will soon be on its way to the Colville Reservation, according to Jim Ronyak, IT division director for Colville Indian Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. New fiber-optic lines will bring service to Nespelem School, Nespelem... Full story


Causing problems

A downed telephone pole dropped two major phone lines across SR-155 near the Star Newspaper office early Monday morning about 7:15 a.m., stopping traffic until evening. Police officers manned the... Full story


Kennedy provided strong leadership

I am a lifetime Okanogan County rancher, retired. I spent 30 years in leadership positions representing the cattle industry at county, state, national and international levels. As a 13-year member of the Okanogan County Noxious Weed Board, I learned... Full story


How will the Supreme Court ruling on health care affect Washington state?

The United States Supreme Court has ruled the “penalty” imposed for not purchasing a government-approved health insurance policy is actually a “tax.” Consequently, Congress has the power to...

 By Tina DuPuy    Opinion    July 18, 2012

Predictable outrage over Health Care ruling

We can all stop pretending continued Republican anger about the Affordable Care Act is news. Some figured a Supreme Court ruling would settle things. And since the GOP said it was unconstitutional... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago One of the final obstacles to the construction of the town of Coulee Dam’s filtration plant has now been removed. Fourth Congressional District Representative Richard “Doc” Hastings announced yesterday that Coulee Dam will receive... Full story


Samuel “Cougar Sam” Miller

Samuel "Cougar Sam" Miller, 103, the Last of the True Mountain Men, and master story teller born July 9, 1909, in Silver City, New Mexico, died peacefully in Nespelem, Washington on Monday, July 16, 2012. Funeral Services for Cougar Sam will be held... Full story


Get-together in honor of Thelma

There will be a 'get together' at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church following the graveside service at Spring Canyon, on Friday, July 20th at 4:00 for Thelma Thurston. Nothing fancy, just come and remember Thelma and her life in the... Full story


Senior Meals

Wednesday, July 18 - Dinner Hamburger Steak with Grilled Onions & Gravy, Baked Potatoes, Corn, Seasonal Fruit. Thursday, July 19 - Dinner BBQ Pork on a Bun, Coleslaw, French Fries, Fruited Jello & Whipped Cream. Friday, July 20 - Breakfast Spanish... Full story


Author to hold book signing at Dry Falls visitor center

Author Bruce Bjornstad will be present for a book signing at the Dry Falls Visitor Center, Saturday, July 28, from 3-4 p.m., of his latest book “On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods.” This is an expanded edition to include the northern reaches.... Full story


Blood Drive Monday hosted by CMC

On Monday, July 23rd from 11:30-5 p.m., Inland Northwest Blood Center in cooperation with Coulee Medical Center will be hosting a community blood drive in Grand Coulee at the Old Clinic, located just across the parking lot from the new hospital.... Full story


Peoples/Reyes have a girl

Jennifer Peoples and Vernon Reyes of Keller are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Jordynn Micaela Reyes on Monday, June 25, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 4.2 oz., and was 22 inches in length at... Full story


Clark and Ramos have a girl

Ashley Clark and Nicholas Ramos of Electric City are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Lorrana Naveen Ramos on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 8 oz., and was 20-1/2 inches in length...


Purganan/Beltran have a girl

Lomasi Purganan and Domingo Beltran of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Nayeli Alberta Beltran Purganan on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 8 lbs., 15 oz. Sibling is Alicia... Full story


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