The Star - News, views and advertising of the Grand Coulee Dam Area

Jess Auto new and used cars and trucks

Articles from the July 18, 2018 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 31



 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 18, 2018

Anticipating meet with Coulee Dam, Elmer City weighs sewage issue

Elmer City could be up to its knees in a messy problem if leaders don’t find a solution to their waste water treatment facility issue with Coulee Dam, which was discussed by the town council last week. A meeting between council members and mayors...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 18, 2018

Wildfire blackens Washington Flats

A 385-acre wildfire burned on Washington Flats across the Columbia River from the Seaton's Grove area near Elmer City last week, and was handled by crews from the Department of Natural Resources and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 18, 2018

Rattlesnake fire 100 percent contained

A human-caused fire that burned 2,773 acres 45 miles southeast of Keller is 100 percent contained, a July 17 press release from the Colville Confederated Tribes Department of Natural Resources stated. The Rattlesnake Fire, which started on July 12,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 18, 2018

Council hears Snyder Hill frustrations

Snyder Hill residents raised a rousing ruckus at the July 10 Electric City council meeting on the agreement made with the city concerning their 2010 annexation to the city. During a public comment time slot on the council meeting agenda, complaints...

 

Newsbriefs

Peter Dan Road to be closed July 23, traffic delays in meantime Peter Dan Road, which connects the Elmer City area to the Keller area, will be closed between Highway 155 and Buffalo Lake Road from July 23 through August 21. “This closure is...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 18, 2018

Cawston named new tribal chairman

Rodney Cawston was named the new chairman of the Colville Business Council July 12 after a ceremony in which seven recently elected council members were sworn into office and positions were assigned...

 

Activities for kids added to weekly market

A weekly market at North Dam Park will now include activities for kids, a feature added by the sponsoring Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce. The Wednesday evening markets, running from 4 to 7 p.m., will feature a new activity each week will...

 

Nespelem summer school still available

First- through fourth-grade students of Nespelem School District kicked off summer school July 9 with “Legend of the Coyote,” told by Dan Nanamkin. Students participated and practiced a song about the coyote, which will be sung during the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 18, 2018

City considers beautification committee

Electric City Councilmember Rich McGuire addressed the issue of the city’s appearance at the July 10 council meeting, and the council may form a committee to improve its appearance at their August meeting. McGuire said he was responding to a Star n...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    July 18, 2018

Voters should keep supporting schools

Voters should keep local schools at the same level of tax support voters have been used to for some time. Local school patrons, staff and others have made clear their concerns about local schools. But concerns about discipline issues at the...

 
 By Rich Black    Opinion    July 18, 2018

School levy would not increase taxes, but would fund improvements

As a community we are approaching an important election, the outcome of which will clearly affect the quality of education received by our school-aged children. This election will require a decision by voters on whether our community will continue...

 
 By Joe Tynan    Opinion    July 18, 2018

Here's what the levy would do

Next month, local voters will have the opportunity to approve the Capital Project Levy for the Grand Coulee Dam School District. This is only a supplemental levy that will address facility and safety needs of the district, as well as offset lost...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 18, 2018

Huckleberry hounds

This last weekend was our annual family campout and this year we welcomed Cairo on his first visit to the “plantation,” our huckleberry heaven. The crop was in good standing this year; an...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    July 18, 2018

GE's tumble from grace

Last month, General Electric lost its place among our nation’s top 30 performing corporations. It was the last member of the original companies which composed the Dow Jones Industrial Average....

 

Patty Lyn (Lacy) Schmidt

Our hearts are broken as we mourn the loss of our beloved mother, wife and best friend, Patty Lyn (Lacy) Schmidt. Patty left us on May 9, 2018, in Grand Coulee, Washington, at the age of 78, surrounded by family. Per Patty’s wishes there will be...

 

Auditions for fall musical coming up

Director Patty Jardine announces that the Masquers Theater will be holding auditions for the upcoming fall musical “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” on Saturday, July 28, at 5 p.m., and Sunday, July 29, at 2 p.m., at the theater, 322 Main Ave E in...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee at noon this Thursday, July 19. Ryan Rodin, from Greater Spokane Incorporated, is the guest speaker. Ryan is a Government Contracting Assistance...

 

Heating up

The Washington Flats area burns last week as temperatures climb and humidity drops in the summer fire season. See the story on the front page. - Jacob Wagner photo...

 

Jackson/Castaneda have a boy

Jayme Ma Jackson and Jesus A. Castaneda, of Elmer City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Hux’lee Alberto Castaneda, born Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., 9.3...

 

Thomas/Johnson have a girl

Kara Thomas and Dylon Johnson of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Amerailia Sweet Journey Johnson, born Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz.,...

 

Marchand/Tonasket have a girl

Jazmyne Marchand and Daniel Tonasket Jr. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Bella Tonasket, born Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz., and was 20 inches in length at...

 

It's a girl for Johns

Breanna Johns, of Creston, Washington, is proud to announce the birth of her daughter, TaeLynn Ma’Ree Johns, born Monday, July 9, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 5 lbs., 14 oz., and was 18-3/4 inches in...

 

Walters appointed as executive director of NCRL

The North Central Regional Library Board voted on Friday to appoint Barbara Walters as the next executive director of the library district. Walters has been acting director since June 2017 and has...

 

Events at the library

Summer reading events are in progress at the Grand Coulee Public Library. Coming up: Wed., July 18 (today) - Cheryl Hoffman will be doing a special STEM program Rocks and Minerals. Thurs., July 19, the Alpacas are coming back! Mon., July 23, 11...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    July 18, 2018

District to hold 2018-19 school year budget hearing at next board meeting

The Grand Coulee Dam School District will invite public comment on its 2018-19 school year budget at its July 23 board meeting at 6 p.m. in the high school library in Coulee Dam. Sally Ryan, the district’s business manager contracted from...

 

Page Down

Rendered 12/14/2018 02:17