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Articles from the July 31, 2013 edition

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Port moves ahead with project Grant County Port District 7 has advised its engineering firm, USKH of Spokane, to proceed with the bid specifications for its new dump truck/snow plow and a 30x40 foot building to house it in. Port commissioners stated... Full story


Flash flood warning issued for local area

Local residents should be aware of a current flash flood warning issued by the National Weather Service this afternoon effecting our immediate area: A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 345... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 31, 2013

We're going away for a while

Star Online readers, This site will be down tonight as the site is migrating to faster servers. Downtime will start about 11:30 p.m., so you probably won't notice. I know I won't! IT guy says it... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 31, 2013

Tribal headquarters burns down

The building that has housed the headquarters of the Colville Tribes for decades burned down early Monday, leaving tribal leaders to figure out how to spread out even more of their government operatio... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 31, 2013

Seniors making use of local center's own bus

The seniors are getting mobile. The Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center’s new once-a-month program of going to Spokane to shop has been successful and they are already planning trips to theater... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 31, 2013

Chamber planning "Harvest Festival"

Get ready for the community’s first Harvest Festival, Sept. 14, 15. It will be a family affair with games for both the kids and adults. A similar, but less ambitious, event happened last October. Sponsored by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    July 31, 2013

Safeway mgr. making changes

Since arriving in April, the new Safeway store manager in Grand Coulee has been working to correct weaknesses in the store and repair some community relations, he told chamber of commerce members... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    July 31, 2013

Local car re-creator known nationally

Mike Mooney is a magician of sorts. Not the sleight of hand kind, but the type that takes a pile of material and makes something beautiful out of it. Mike builds cars, the custom and hot rod type.... Full story

 By Don Brunell    News    July 31, 2013

Weighing Washington's high cost of doing business

Gov. Jay Inslee was in New York for the world rollout of BMW’s new electric car, the BMW i3, which is partially built in Washington. We are all justifiably proud of our state’s role and see the car as a harbinger of Washington’s economic future... Full story

 By Greg Wilder    Opinion    July 31, 2013

Mayor's view makes own problem worse

The Star and the Spokesman Review recently published a news article and an editorial regarding Mayor Snow’s embarrassing position and belief paradigm regarding the public’s right to access the town’s records and documents. As it is, Snow... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 31, 2013

Hero in the woods and other stories at camp

Well, we just returned from our annual campout at the “Plantation.” A year ago I wrote about the huckleberry expedition and the devastation of the storm that went up the San Poil Valley. The remnants of the storm are still there in the forms of... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago A woodpecker stuck its beak where it didn’t belong yesterday and set off a fire that brought several fire departments to put down the blaze. A canoe more than a century old became the latest addition to the Colville Tribe Museum Sunda... Full story


Remember when?

Did you ever get to ride this boat, back when the pool behind Grand Coulee Dam was so new it had not yet been named after Franklin Delano Roosevelt? Tell us about it.... Full story


Jeannie Redthunder-Moon

Jeannie Redthunder-Moon, 76, passed away from this life on Thursday morning, July 25, 2013, in Grand Coulee, Wash., surrounded by her family. Born September 26, 1936, into the Nespelem, Washington,... Full story


James (Jim) Alberg Pryor

James (Jim) Alberg Pryor was born on June 14, 1932, in Glendale, Calif., and passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 27, 2013, surrounded by his family, while the sun was rising on the Coulee walls... Full story


James Dean Davis

James Dean Davis, 55,  July 3, 1958 - July 29, 2013.  James’ 10 a.m. dressing will be held on Wednesday morning, July 31, 2013, at Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee, Wash., followed by transport to the Nespelem Community Center with a Wake... Full story


Celebrate fifty years

The Coulee Dam High School Class of 1963 celebrated its 50th Reunion Saturday May 20 with a dinner at Pepper Jack’s Restaurant. Left to right: back row - Dean Skorheim, Larry Johnson, Fred Kayler,... Full story


Bike tour coming to town

Grand Coulee will be visited by a cross country bike tour that is raising awareness for the Fuller Center for Housing which is faith-driven and Christ-centered and promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations... Full story


NW author to visit the library

Some upcoming activities at the Grand Coulee library are: 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, food, FUN! Summer Reading Program... Full story


Class reunions this week

Class of 1993 to Celebrate 20 Years The Lake Roosevelt Class of 1993 will be holding its 20-year reunion the weekend of August 2 and 3. Friday evening the group will meet at Electric City Bar & Grill. Saturday at 11a.m., a visit to the high school is... Full story


Births in the Coulee

It’s a girl for the Drywaters Tolanna and Billy Drywater of Nespelem are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Sunnie Willow Drywater on Sunday, July 7, 2013,at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz., and was 23... Full story


Birthday bags for the food bank from the LDS Church

Joette Barry, left, a member of the Coulee Dam Relief Society, delivered 42 bags full of birthday supplies to Fern Baylock at the food bank last Monday. These bags have been collected over the past... Full story


Planning on canning this summer?

WSU Food Safety & Preservation Information Assistants are now available in Okanogan County to answer your food preservation questions and test pressure canner gauges. Clinics will be held every Wednesday from July to October between 10:00 a.m. and... Full story


Legal Notices for July 31 2013

Town of Elmer City Special Meeting   The Town of Elmer City will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, August 6th at 6:00 p.m. at to meet with Foisy & Kennedy to discuss possible changes and/or options pertaining to the Town’s insurance plan. The... Full story


Keller community comes together for bullying prevention message

July 18, 2013 – The Keller Community came together for a night of Bullying Prevention education, dinner and a movie. Reservation families came together to “Stomp Out Bullying.” The evening began... Full story


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