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Articles from the August 22, 2018 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 22, 2018

New federal fire help makes a difference

The federal Bureau of Land Management’s recent agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation and local fire districts has already paid off this fire season. The USBR turned over 200,000 acres to the BLM to manage. With Grand Coulee’s fire district alr...

 

Lake Roosevelt Raiders welcome back BBQ Thursday

Lake Roosevelt Raiders will be hosting a welcome back barbecue Thursday, August 23 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. This is for students kindergarten through 12th grade. Sponsored by the GCD PTA this event is for elementary students to find out who their teacher...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 22, 2018

Which cell phone carrier should you choose?

Depending on where you live and work in the area, it can be hard to choose a cell-phone service provider that has service where you are. Who better to ask about where they have coverage than local citizens? Responding to an August 9 post on the Star...

 

Newsbriefs

Backup plan not needed On the heels of the Aug. 7 voter approval of its Capital Projects Levy, the Grand Coulee Dam School District board last week rescinded its earlier resolution to hold another election for the same levy in November. That plan...

 

Major disaster declared for Colville Tribes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced this week that federal disaster assistance has been made available for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to supplement the tribe’s recovery efforts in the areas affected by...

 

Thank you for the school supplies and donations!

All the members of Public Schools Employees Local Union #1001 would like to personally thank all of you involved in our Stuff the Bus for school supplies campaign. It was a huge success, and that reflects the generosity of this community and those...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 22, 2018

Back to school…what?

It is that time of year again. It seems to come earlier and earlier every year, and our summers get shorter and shorter. It is time for the awesome employees of school districts across the nation to g...

 

Fake news

With all the news media in the United States complaining about President Trump calling them fake news, just look at the coverage. CNN and MSNBC, according to reports, are 93 percent negative along with NY Times, NBC. The news media, before he...

 
 By Roger Lucas    Opinion    August 22, 2018

Riding Japan's bullet train

The long, sleek train reeked of speed as it pulled into Tokyo station. I was finally going to ride Japan’s world-famous “bullet train” at speeds over 100 miles an hour. It was difficult to reference speeds on rails of such proportions. I was...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    August 22, 2018

Columbia River Treaty talks too vital to ignore

While most of our attention in the Pacific Northwest these days is on trade wars, tariffs and wildfires, there are critical talks underway between the U.S. and Canada over future allocations of the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 22, 2018

Engineering expert to give talk about Grand Coulee Dam

Those of us who look at the Grand Coulee Dam and think “how in the hell did they manage to build that?” will have the opportunity to have that question answered in detail by an engineering expert. Raymond “Paul” Giroux will be making a free...

 

Free trees from Arbor Day Foundation

Nebraska City, Neb. – Spruce up your landscape by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees or 10 white flowering dogwood...

 

Legals for August 22, 2018

SUPERIOR COURT, SPOKANE COUNTY, STATE OF WASHINGTON IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Case No.: 18401278-5 W. DEAN STUCKER, PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Deceased. RCW 11.40.030 The Administrator named below has been appointed as Administrator of this est...

 

Wildland fire contained

Firefighters head up a road to attack a wildfire suspected to have started in a well house on Pendell Road, also known as Red Road. The fire started about 1 p.m. Tuesday near the road to the Crown...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 22, 2018

Run the Dam will add to Harvest Festival

Lace up your running shoes, Run the Dam 2018 will be held on Sept. 15. Participants can walk or run a 5k, 10k, or half-marathon distance, beginning on the east side of the Grand Coulee Dam, running...

 

Generosity station

Donor Matt Mauss signs in to leave a gift toward school supplies for students Friday as PSE member Karrie Utz looks on at the Stuff the Bus event, where a school bus parked at the former Variety...

 

Inflated fun

Melissa Day creates giant bubbles that other kids rush in to burst just before they do on their own at the Wednesday market last week. - Scott Hunter photo...

 

Challenged spuds

Bob Kelton shows complex potatoes from his garden that have had multiple starts and stops in the current growing season. Kelton said russett potatoes are affected this way by high heat and dry conditions, both of which these spuds suffered this...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    August 22, 2018

Inchelium team wins softball tourney

The Inchelium softball team won the Grand Coulee Summer Softball League's Kenny Hearne Summer Classic Tournament on Saturday. Inchelium had to beat the Electric City Bar & Grill team twice on...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 8/12 - A man pulled on Alcan Road near the rodeo grounds was cited for driving with no valid operator’s license, no insurance, an expired registration, and a disfigured plate. Complicating matters further, the vehicle had been...