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Articles from the July 24, 2013 edition

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Meeting cancelled The town of Coulee Dam cancelled its regular meeting of Wednesday, July 24, because town officials stated that there wasn’t any business to transact. The council’s next scheduled meeting is Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. Scam warning Grant... Full story

 By press release    News    July 24, 2013

Colville Tribal Headquarters Building Lost To Fire

NESPELEM, WA—Fire claimed the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation’s Headquarters located at the Colville Indian Agency early Monday morning, Colville Tribal Chairman Michael O. Finley...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 24, 2013

Local man arrested for Quincy truck theft

A Quincy farmer, who had offered a $2,500 reward for information that would help him recover his stolen truck and trailer, could pick up his own reward after spotting them just outside Grand Coulee. Kevin Weber, of Weber Farms in Quincy, a pilot,... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 24, 2013

School district increases budget by a million

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board passed its 2013-14 budget Monday night after a public hearing on the matter. No one showed up to question the $9.5 million budget. The new budget exceeds the one for the 2012-13 school year by more than a... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 24, 2013

Man arrested for break-in

A Nespelem man was arrested and booked into Okanogan County Jail Monday after being identified as the person who broke into the Galaxy Smoke Shop last Thursday. Police stated that Michael Stead, 26, was identified through security cameras on site. Af... Full story


Will to win

A contestant in Sunday’s events at the Ridge Riders’ Junior Rodeo wears the intensity of competition on her face as she rounds the last pole in the senior girls’ event. The two-day rodeo, which... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 24, 2013

NPS leader: sequester cuts could get worse

Dan Foster, the new superintendent of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, is learning how to do more with less. And it may be only an omen of things to come. He told chamber of commerce... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 24, 2013

Plant poisoning suspected

Jerry Beierman, a Grand Coulee resident known for raising record-sized veggies, thinks someone doused several of his plants with some kind of poison, he reported to police Saturday. On Monday, Beierman said that three tomato plants, two bean plants a... Full story


Moon set

A full moon sets over Jones Bay on Banks Lake as the sun rises over the opposite horizon Tuesday morning. — Scott Hunter photo... Full story


Northwest Native Development kicks off annual Native Business Awards

Northwest Native Development Fund (NNDF) has launched a state-wide competition and search for three “native business” categories: • The “eagle” will go to a native business of the year. • The “bear” award will go to an outstanding... Full story


Young artists invited to join PUD's contest

Grant PUD invites children age 12 and under to participate in its special 75th Anniversary art contest. Participants create a work of art with the theme “How my family uses electricity,” using the PUD’s contest form. The forms can be downloaded... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 24, 2013

Puppy back with its owner

The story of a puppy that was taken by some people from Poulsbo had a happy ending. A man reported to police that while he was in Safeway shopping, someone took his little white female Husky pup named “Sage.” A review of a security tape showed... Full story


Tribes to build new Omak casino

The Colville Tribes has announced plans to construct a casino on property purchased four years ago along SR-97, south of the Rodeo Trail Road near Omak. The Tribes wanted to start the project earlier but when workers dug on the site back in 2009,... Full story


Veronica Lou Tatshama

Veronica Lou Tatshama went to meet her Creator Friday, July 12, 2013, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. Veronica was known by family as Babe; friends as Ronnie and co-workers as... Full story


Community Vacation Bible School: SonWest Roundup

Calling all kids ages 3 through middle school for a great week of Vacation Bible School. Kids will have a fantastic time with music, crafts, games and stories as they learn about Jesus! School will be held Monday-Friday August 5-9, from 9 a.m. -... Full story


At the library

Some upcoming activities at the Grand Coulee library are: July 26, 11 a.m. - NCRL Puppet Show. August 2, 11 a.m. - Renowned NW author / illustrator Eric Brooks August 9, tba - Dig into Archaeology. August 16, 10:30 a.m. - SRP Gala -games, crafts,... Full story


Senior menu

Wed., July 24 - Dinner Sara’s Birthday Meal, Pork Roast, Cheesy Potatoes, Harvard Beets, Seasonal Fruit Platter, Tapioca Pudding w/Dollop of Jam. Thurs., July 25 - Dinner Crab Louie, Crackers, Garlic Bread, Fruit Medley. Shopping & Errands with... Full story


Boyds celebrate 50th anniversary

Chuck and Dodie Boyd recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary at the home of their son and wife Jeff and Jennifer Boyd in Spokane. A beautiful family dinner was held with family members... Full story


Boyd Galbraith earns doctor degree

Aaron Boyd Galbraith was awarded a degree of Doctor of Medicine recently from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth University in Hanover, N.H. Galbraith is the son of Allan Galbraith and Lorena... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, July 25, at noon at Sunbanks. New manager at Safeway, will be on hand to give info on the local Safeway store. Grant County Fire Dist. 14 to Meet Grant County... Full story


Class reunions

Class of 2003 Reunites this weekend The Lake Roosevelt Class of 2003 will be holding an informal get-together for its 10-year reunion on July 26 and 27. Friday night will be at the Electric City Bar and Grill and Saturday at Spring Canyon all day... Full story


Rewards for readers

John McNeil, of the Masonic Lodge, tells kids at the Grand Coulee Library about two bikes the group donated as a giveaway reading contest for the library. Kids who read for at least 10 hours can... Full story


School Briefs

Learning and fun combined The school board Monday night approved a field trip request from SHARP Kids and Summer Rocks to go to Moses Lake. The trip will include a stop at a pea farm, and at Soap Lake to conclude a unit on water testing. While at... Full story


Golf and Bowling Scores

GOLF Team 7/10 TOT Standing Oasis 33 23 3 CTFC 33 25 5 Jacks 31 17 1 Eagle Cove 34 31 5 DW 34 19 2 Bobby O’s 30 24 4 Hometown 35 37 6 Loepps 34 41 7 Senior Bowling 7/17/13 Larry W. 108/318; Leo L. 170/474; Pat Z. 204/531; Ray D. 171/455; Bob S.... Full story


Shopping and junking in the coulee

Hello shoppers! Did you miss me? Detective Frankie D. here at The Star again after taking a break for summertime activities like broiling up some hamburgers and hot dogs and hanging out on Lake Roosevelt. The truth of the matter is, and the matter in... Full story


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