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Articles from the August 28, 2019 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 28, 2019

Grand Coulee streets about to get $600k in repairs

Grand Coulee city streets are about to receive some tender loving care at no cost to the city. The Grand Coulee City Council, at their Aug. 20 council meeting, accepted a bid from Davenport-based company DW Excavating of $576,005 to repair streets...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 28, 2019

Dog lost for weeks found along Lake Roosevelt

A lost dog named Wilson was found alive and well along Lake Roosevelt on Aug. 25, reuniting him with his owners after he'd been missing for two weeks. Cheri and Casey Groves lost Wilson Aug. 10 from...

 

Cooking up a new school year

School Board Director George LaPlace grills hot dogs in a new Raider shirt for line behind him at the pre-opening barbecue Thursday at the end of a day-long open house at Lake Roosevelt Schools. The...

 

Newsbriefs

Star closed Monday The Star will be closed for the Labor Day holiday Monday, Sept. 2. Deadline for community news is Friday at 5 p.m. Deadline for classfieds called in is also Friday. But classifieds submitted online at grandcoulee.com will be accept...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 28, 2019

Work starts next week on Electric City projects

Construction is scheduled to begin next Tuesday on street and sidewalk work in Electric City. Updates on the project will be available at www.electriccity.us as well as Electric City's Facebook page...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 28, 2019

Sheriff gains local support for tax increase

With the current jail in Grant County regularly being at maximum capacity, criminals get to roam free, an issue the sheriff says a new, larger jail could address. A measure on the Nov. 5 ballot to raise the sales tax in Grant County by 0.3% could bui...

 

Why we need more than a new jail

I attended the Grand Coulee Council meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 20. I had forgotten about the meeting until I saw four Grant County Sheriff’s vehicles in front of City Hall. I realized then it was council night. I went to investigate, thinking all this...

 

Thanks for a record sale season for American Legion

Here we are again at the end of our sale season as we come to the community to thank everyone for a fantastic thirteen-week run at the VET Center. Our American Legion Post appreciates everybody has who stopped by and shopped with us during our sale....

 
 By Jess Utz    Opinion    August 28, 2019

Back to School emotions

Summer 2019 has almost expired, and that means the kids have worn out their welcome at home and are being sent out with new clothes, a backpack and made to get on the big yellow bus. At the same time...

 

Central Washington is leading in clean energy production

There has been a loud nationwide conversation about clean and carbon-free energy sources, and I am proud to represent Central Washington, where we are leading in renewable energy production. If you drive through our congressional district, you’re...

 

Tara Denise Louise Domingues

Tara Denise Louise Domingues born January 31, 1976, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer. She is survived by her pride and joy son, Damien and her beloved adopted... Full story

 

Meetings & Notices

No Chamber Meeting This Week Chamber will not be meeting this week. Plan to attend our Thursday, Sept. 5 meeting at Siam Palace, beginning at noon. Food Bank Closed Friday August 30 The food bank will be closed Friday, August 30. Normal operating hou...

 

Upcoming events happening at the public library

End of SLP party Friday, August 30, the end of SLP will be topped off with a party. It begins at 3 p.m. An afternoon with artist Keith Powell Our first event is Thursday, September 5, at 4:30p.m., an afternoon with local Artist Keith Powell. He will...

 

Abrahamson/Lambert have a boy

Josephine Lambert and Arnold Abrahamson Jr. of Disautel, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Alek GreyWolf Abrahamson, born Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., 10.8... Full story

 

It's a girl for Ward/Dahlenburg

Jamie Ward and Shawn Dahlenburg of Hartline, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Virginia Lee Dahlenburg, born Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz, and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 28, 2019

Center School sale goes through

After a long process of crossing the t's and dotting i's, the sale of Center School has finally closed and its new owners are developing plans. The former school on Spokane Way in Grand Coulee was...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports    August 28, 2019

New club aims to boost Lake Roosevelt athletics

A group of people have been working this summer to start a new booster club to help with equipment and other needs for Raider athletic teams. The LR Athletic Booster Club has a board of directors and all the legal paperwork completed, including havin...

 

100 free race spots offered for kids

Attention all K-12 kids in the Coulee area who like to run: You can “Run the Dam” 5k for free on Sept 21. With the donations of many, the race organizers are offering 100 free spots to area kids to run the race, on a first-come, first-served...

 

Mixing it up

Olivia Anderson, 3, and her sister Raelynn, 4, take turns mixing paint for painting rocks at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's Kids Nights in the Coulee at Coulee Plaza Thursday. Their...

 

Legals for August 28, 2019

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR OKANOGAN COUNTY In re the Estate of: LARRY EUGENE GREEN, Deceased. The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Coulee Dam 8/19 - Two dogs were reported running at large on Camas Street. A woman said she sprayed them with a hose and they ran off. The dogs were found on Tilmus Street, taken back to their respective owners, who were warned about the dogs running...

 
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