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Articles from the August 30, 2017 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 30, 2017

Apparent burglary foiled in Coulee Dam

Two police officers from Coulee Dam and Grand Coulee interrupted a burglary at 301 Columbia last Thursday in Coulee Dam. Grand Coulee officer Matthew Ponusky heard that a residential alarm had been sounded and went to assist Coulee Dam officer...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 30, 2017

Colville Tribes enters growing hemp industry

The Colville Confederated Tribes is now the first tribe with a permit to grow hemp, and growing some of the only hemp in the United States today. The U.S. hemp industry is estimated to have brought...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 30, 2017

Native American Art show Saturday

People interested in art and music can take advantage of a free event at North Dam Park this coming weekend. The Third Annual Plateau Native American Art Show, showcasing beadwork, baskets,...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 30, 2017

Local school district to emphasize "safe and secure"

School bells chimed today (Wednesday) for the start of the new school year. School personnel gathered Tuesday to hear Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Paul Turner give an outline of act...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 30, 2017

Calling all musicians: you're needed

Dust off your old musical instruments and get back in tune; the community needs you! Lake Roosevelt High School wants parents and community members who have musical talent and no place to apply it to join with students and form a pep band to play at...



Star to close for holiday The Star will be closed for the Labor Day holiday Monday, Sept. 4. Deadlines for announcements and advertisements move to Friday at 5 p.m. Run volunteers to meet Tuesday A special meeting for “Run the Dam” volunteers is... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 30, 2017

Court hears two dangerous dog appeals

Grand Coulee’s Municipal Court heard two “potentially dangerous dog” cases last Friday at city hall. In the first, Judge Richard Fitterer dismissed an attempted appeal involving a dog owned by Preston Guin, which bit Shirley Heberling June 21...

 By Scott Hunter    News    August 30, 2017

Sheriff, police to get anti-overdose kits

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that its deputies and local police will soon receive training and anti-opioid overdose kits to counteract overdoses in the field. “Not only can we help the victim of an opioid overdose, we can also...

 By Roger S Lucas    News    August 30, 2017

Harvest fest will feature human foosball

Now you can play foosball with a human twist. It’s a repeat of a fun adventure held over for a repeat performance from last year’s Harvest Festival. This year the festival will be held at Banks Lake Park (near North Dam) on Sept. 15-17. The...

 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 30, 2017

BIA to provide $3.9 million for CCT reforestation

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will provide the Colville Confederated Tribes with $3.9 million to reforest areas devastated by the catastrophic 2015 wildfire season, according to a CCT Aug. 29 press release. The BIA is providing the $3,899,148 in...


Jobs, art and music will help

Two developments among the Colville Confederated Tribes are encouraging because they should mean the creation of many local jobs. The first is still in the entrepreneurial realm of risk, but could pay off. The tribal effort to develop a crop other... Full story


Remember to choose volunteer of year

If you have not yet made your choice for the 2016 volunteer of the year, you have through this Friday to choose between Donna White, Cheryl Hoffman and Archie Dennis. Drop us a note at The Star or go to our online poll, marked here in this article... Full story


Taxing robots to slow down worker displacement

Last February, the European Parliament rejected a tax on robots, but took the first steps to regulate their development and deployment. The legislation also aims to establish liability for the actions of robots including self-driving vehicles....


Safeguard veterans' Second Amendment rights

The Second Amendment is an individual right guaranteed to Americans in our Constitution. Especially after the fight for independence against the British, the Founders understood the importance of an armed citizenry. In Federalist Paper 46, James Madi...


Many Years Ago

Date unknown - Does anyone know who these gentlemen are? Let us know by calling the Star 509.633.1350 or online at Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 30, 2017

A few things to dwell upon

The solar eclipse was fun. Well, as much fun as a large rock moving in front of a ball of fire can be. Some of the pictures out there were amazing, and of course some were faked, but Mr. Johnson, the science teacher from Lake Roosevelt, took some spe...


Jami Diane Powell Akers

Jami Diane Powell Akers passed into the arms of her eternal heavenly father on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. She was born May 15, 1969, at Deaconess Hospital in Wenatchee, Washington. Jami was a very... Full story


Margery E Hullett Yowell

Margery E Hullett Yowell went home to be with her heavenly Father on Saturday, August 12, 2017. She was 17 days short of her 99th birthday. Marge was born August 29, 1918, in Noonan, North Dakota.... Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 30, 2017

Bridge Creek Fire 42 percent contained

The lightning-caused Bridge Creek Fire, burning 13 miles northeast of Keller, is responsible for the smoke in the air lately. So far the fire, which started on Aug. 9, has burned 3,518 acres and is at 42 percent containment, according to an Aug. 29...

 By Roger S. Lucas    News    August 30, 2017

Four arrested in Coulee Dam

Coulee Dam police arrested four suspects and are charging them with burglary after an incident at 1019 Camas Street Aug. 21. Arrested were Martina Delacruz, 48; Rodney Ezell, 29; Daniel A. Lewis, 26 and Marissa S. Curry, 31. They were all taken to...


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting at noon this Thursday at La Presa Mexican Restaurant. Haila Hubbard, owner of Rise and Grind coffee stand (in Coulee Medical Center’s lobby) will be the guest speaker.... Full story


Scouting it out

Boy scout Paul Stout blows on the sale of a ship made from a water bottle for spectator Dakota Hunt during Back to School Night last Thursday at Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High/ Elementary School....


School board briefs

School board briefs The Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors OK’d a number of last-minute hires at its meeting Monday night. Two stood out. Levi Seylor was hired just this week to become the district’s lead mechanic, replacing...


School district asked about old trophies

What should be done with old trophies? That question regarding old Mason City High School trophies was brought to the Grand Coulee Dam School District board by Electric City resident Birdie Hensley Monday night. She explained in a letter that many of... Full story


Car wash and lunch will benefit course

A benefit car wash to raise money to help Banks Lake Golf Course re-do the course’s sand traps is planned for Sept. 9. The car wash will be at Jess Ford in Grand Coulee and will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. Jess Ford will provide a lunch...


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