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Early deadlines for next issue The Star newspaper will be closed, Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. Deadline for news articles and for ordering display and classified advertising is Friday, Aug. 31. Classifieds,... — Updated 8/29/2013

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

Wind, lightning storm hits area hard

It was storm story time in the coulee area Sunday night as the region was hit by a severe wind, thunder and lightning storm. Power was out for some, trees were down, traffic in... — Updated 8/29/2013

 

Legal Notices for August 28, 2013

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF OKANOGAN THE ESTATE OF JEAN H. GREEN, DECEASED JAMES P. GREEN JR., PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, Plaintiff, v. THE ESTATES OF GILBERT H. PARLET and/or RACHEL C.... — Updated 8/29/2013

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet with a barbecue picnic at noon, Thursday, Aug. 29 at North Dam Park. The picnic is being catered and the cost per person is $11. Free Pinochle at the Seniors... — Updated 8/29/2013

 

Bachelor's earned

Brandon C. Heintz, of Electric City, has graduated with a Bachelor of Sport Science degree in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy, the school announced. The academy is an independent, nonprofit institution that... — Updated 8/29/2013

 

Female artist coming to blues festival

British female blues/roots guitar wiz Bex Marshall will perform at Sunbanks Lake Resort, Sept. 7, as part of the fall Blues Festival. Marshall was recently nominated for “Best Album of the Year” and “Best Female Vocalist... — Updated 8/29/2013

 

Seniors get second bus

Seniors will soon find out if two is better than one. Friday, seniors received their second 14-passenger bus from People to People, a 2005 version, which will help serve the needs of local seniors. The Grand Coulee Dam Senior... — Updated 8/29/2013

 
 By Scott Hunter    School

Preschool co-op taking students

The Grand Coulee Dam Cooperative Preschool is about to start up again for fall. The cooperative, which has operated for decades in the area, is currently taking applicants for two age groups of children: those who will be 3 years... — Updated 8/29/2013

 

James Dean Davis

James Dean Davis James Dean (JamesZee) Davis entered into eternal peaceful rest on Monday, July 29, 2013, at Coulee Medical Center. He was born on July 3, 1958, to Moses W. Davis, Sr. and Agnes Andrews at the Coulee Dam Hospital. H... — Updated 8/29/2013

 

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 Grand Coulee Dam area party that’s for the birds could be coming this... — Updated 8/29/2013

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion

Different strategy, same results

Different strategy, same results There’s an old saying, “There’s more than one way to catch a cat.” It means, if you don’t succeed one way, try again using a different... — Updated 8/29/2013

 

Step out and step up

We have to step beyond the confines of our fears...'cross that line of comfort'; if we live in fear, we cannot, we do not live life to the fullest... We need to expand beyond that fear which keeps us tied to the behaviors of an opp... — Updated 8/29/2013

 

An appreciation

Although not often or well published, and often overlooked, there are some of our local kids that participate in 4-H and FFA activities. This is their time of the year, their “play-offs” so to speak … the County fairs!... — Updated 8/29/2013

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

Old memorabilia will go to the new school, board says

A move to assure that class pictures and trophies at both the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School and Lake Roosevelt High School are saved and put up in the new building got approval from the school board Monday night. The walls in... — Updated 8/29/2013

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

Pie contest planned for festival

Pie contest planned for festival by Roger S. Lucas Can you bake a berry pie? Or an apple pie? Then you better get ready to enter the community pie contest during the Harvest Festival at North Dam Park, Sept. 13-14. In fact, Grand... — Updated 8/29/2013

 

Correction

In a story about Grand Coulee police officer Sean Cook, the handler of “bomb” dog Potter, who was retired by city council resolution recently, it was incorrectly reported that Cook also was the handler of Wylie, a drug K-9... — Updated 8/29/2013

 

Pie contest planned for festival

Can you bake a berry pie? Or an apple pie? Then you better get ready to enter the community pie contest during the Harvest Festival at North Dam Park, Sept. 13-14. In fact, Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce Manager Peggy... — Updated 8/29/2013

 

Report: stolen salmon tainted

Thieves who stole about 40 salmon from the new Colville Tribal hatchery near Chief Joseph Dam better not eat them. Authorities say that the fish were treated with Formalin, a Formaldehyde-based substance, and not fit for human... — Updated 8/29/2013

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

For someday subdivision, city accepts an alley plus land

Grand Alley in Electric City will one day become Grand Avenue, at least about 1,200 feet of it. The city council accepted a quitclaim deed Aug. 13 giving it a 15-foot strip of land along its present Grand Alley, allowing someday... — Updated 8/29/2013

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

Big tank stolen

Brazen thieves made off with Banks Lake Pub’s 500-gallon propane tank sometime during the night, Aug. 19. Staff arrived in the morning and when they tried to get the kitchen ready for business — no propane. On checking the... — Updated 8/29/2013

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

Museum finds temporary home

The Coulee Pioneer Museum has found a home, at least temporarily. Birdie Hensley, primary activist for the museum, said Tuesday that the feed store building in Electric City, 3 Coulee Boulevard East, will house the museum. The... — Updated 8/29/2013

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

Therapeutic horsemanship program proposed

Students in the Grand Coulee Dam District will soon be able to participate in a therapeutic horsemanship program. The idea was presented to the school board Monday night by Heather Downs, and it received support from the board.... — Updated 8/29/2013

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

School Construction Schedule Back on Track

Construction on the K-12 school facility is finally catching up to its original schedule, Superintendent Dennis Carlson told the Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night. By working Fridays, contractors are nearly back... — Updated 8/29/2013

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News

City's Survey Results Reported

City’s survey results reported A city of Grand Coulee survey, developed by Councilmember Erin Nielsen and sent out to 575 residences in the city, received 61 responses, according to a report at the recent council meeting. Comment... — Updated 8/29/2013

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

Respect the blood, sweat and tears of freedom

After hearing the disturbing news from Spokane of WWII Vet Delbert Belton (Shorty), being beaten to death by two cowardly young men, ( I will not use the two murderers’ names in... — Updated 8/29/2013

 

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