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Articles from the July 26, 2017 edition

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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 26, 2017

Three arrested in Electric City

A Pleasant Valley couple and a Nespelem man were arrested and landed in Grant County jail after an arrest on a warrant Friday. Police learned that Cassandra Graves, 27, wanted on a Department of Corrections felony arrest warrant, was in a vehicle at... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 26, 2017

Dog declared dangerous after bite

A dog was declared “potentially dangerous” by the Grand Coulee City Council last week. The midsize beagle/Labrador mix belongs to Preston Guin, who resides on Young Street. The dog bit a woman June 21 while she was walking down Main Street. Guin... Full story


Pacific Science Center presentation Wednesday

The Pacific Science Center will be making a presentation titled Jolts & Volts at Lake Roosevelt Elementary in the gymnasium on Wednesday, August 2nd, at 11 a.m. The poster states "Electricity is illuminated in a series of shocking experiments!... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 26, 2017

Running camp offered at LR Elementary

Hannah Tomeo, an accomplished runner for Mead High School's track team this past year, and who signed with Portland State University to run in track and cross country, is hosting a running camp this... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 26, 2017

School budget outlines cuts in jobs, programs

The Grand Coulee Dam School District passed its budget for the 2017-18 school year at its meeting Monday night. There wasn’t a lot of fanfare, as members of the board struggled with the host of cuts facing the district this next year. Even then,... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 26, 2017

Grand Coulee man ruled competent for trial

A Grand Coulee man, Melvin Toulou Jr., 43, was found competent for trial after a Grant County Superior Court hearing last week. In the July 18 proceeding, Toulou’s attorney told the court that Toulou was not mentally competent to assist in his own... Full story



She won Natalie Nachtigal-Dennis won the jailhouse-style playhouse built for The Ridge Riders Saddle Club and raffled off. The playhouse raffle, which concluded as the playhouse was given away at the club’s junior rodeo July 16, raised about... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 26, 2017

Grand Coulee city hall to accept PUD payments

Beginning this fall you will be able to pay your Grand County PUD bill at Grand Coulee city hall. The special arrangement was approved last Tuesday night by Grand Coulee council, and was scheduled to begin when PUD clerk Claudia Tillman takes... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 26, 2017

Colville Tribes may change their name

Leaders of The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation are seriously considering changing the tribes’ name to “The 12 Confederated Tribes of the Big Water,” or a variation of such. “Big Water” is a translation of what the tribes... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 26, 2017

Doctor updates chamber on hospital health

They traveled around the world to land in Grand Coulee, and he and his wife are at Coulee Medical Center "for the long run," Dr. Sam Hsieh told a chamber of commerce gathering last week. Hsieh... Full story

 By Shelly Stine    Opinion    July 26, 2017

Re: "Coulee Dam Council: Fix the worst sidewalks now," July 19 issue

As I was waiting to go up the hill in the line of traffic after the fireworks this year, I saw a woman pushing her baby in a stroller. She hit one of the bumps in the sidewalk and the stroller did a stoppie. If that baby hadn’t been buckled in, it... Full story

 By Larry Price    Opinion    July 26, 2017

Price looks forward to run for Coulee Dam mayor

My thanks to The Star for providing the opportunity to share some of my background and why I want to be your mayor for the next four years. I am looking forward to listening to you share your concerns, ideas and thoughts of how we can work together... Full story

 By Bruce Bartoo    Opinion    July 26, 2017

Coulee Dam criticism

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. Winston Churchill Three and a half years ago the voters of Coulee Dam elected a new... Full story


Medicaid cuts hurt rural seniors and rural communities

Tucked within the text of both the House and Senate’s bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is language which seeks to fundamentally change the Medicaid program. While the enactment of this legislation is unknown, the principle... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 26, 2017


Last week I wrote a column called “This old truck.” I got a lot of good feedback from guys and a few gals. But Saturday I got to see an old truck in action as it carried the casket of my good friend and mentor, Derlyn Brown. The truck was an... Full story


Seventy-two Years Ago

Roof of right powerhouse looking west from bay R-4, and showing in general the major breaks in the mastic wearing course, along the downstream or right-hand side of the downstream row of concrete... Full story


Join the Arbor Day Foundation in July and 10 trees will be planted in high-need national forests

Forests across America are a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each... Full story


Senior meals

Wed., July 26 - Dinner Nick’s Homemade Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese, Green Beans, Peaches, Ice Cream Thurs., July 27 - Dinner Chicken and Broccoli Casserole, Carrots, Fruit Cup, Cook’s Choice Fri., July 28 - Breakfast German Sausage, Eggs, Hash... Full story


Brueskes celebrate 50th anniversary

Richard and Gina Brueske recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple married on July 8, 1967, in Seattle, Washington. They lived in Kent, Washington, where Richard worked at... Full story


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting at noon this Thursday at Electric City Bar and Grill. Chamber summer intern Daniel Villarreal will be the guest speaker. Grant County Fire Dist. 14 to Meet Grant County... Full story

 By Roger S. Lucas    School    July 26, 2017

Geology class added to LR choices

Geology will be taught at Lake Roosevelt High School beginning this fall. “It’s a natural fit,” Superintendent Paul Turner stated, “given the area we live in and the rich geology surroundings of the Grand Coulee area.” The new science... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    School    July 26, 2017

Nespelem sets budget for school

Still worried about a possible lack of money coming in after the Legislature’s late decisions in double overtime last month, Nespelem School District Superintendent Mary Hall told school board members Monday it’s going to be a fiscally tight... Full story


Energy demo

At the Grand Coulee Library last Wednesday, Chuck Allen of Grant County PUD demonstrates with an assistant the amount of electricity needed to power an energy-saver light bulb versus a standard light... Full story


Legals for July 26, 2017

CALL FOR BIDS  Grant COunty Mosquito Control District #2 The Grant County Mosquito Control District #2 is calling for bids to gravel the parking lot and alley area. Must use Mirafi cover and 4 inches of ¾'s minus crushed gravel. Bids can be... Full story

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