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Town will clean up burned house

A burned-out house that has been the focus of concern in Coulee Dam will soon be razed. Coulee Dam Mayor Greg Wilder said last week that he has received indication of cooperation of the property owner to assist the town in covering the expenses of...

 

Bathed in light

Rotary Club members gather in the elementary wing library of Grand Coulee Dam School District's new school complex in Coulee Dam during a tour of the facility last Wednesday. Overhead skylights on...

 

New school open house expanded

The Grand Coulee Dam School District has expanded the open house for its new K-12 school complex. Superintendent Dr. Dennis Carlson said Tuesday that the district will have a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, with tours of the new complex...

 

New officer on job

Grand Coulee’s new police officer is on the job. Christopher McClanahan completed his academy training and began duties in the department Sept. 1. Chief Mel Hunt said that McClanahan was voted vice president of his academy class and placed second...

 

Street changes being sought for Coulee Dam

The town of Coulee Dam has submitted grant requests to the State Transportation Improvement Board for three major projects. The first is for improvements around the new K-12 school complex. A second is for the reconditioning of Sixth Street, and the...

 

Doe shot, left at Washington Flats

Game officials are looking for information in regard to the shooting of a doe in the Washington Flats aea. Warden Glenn Steffler, of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, said he came onto the still nursing doe Wednesday, Aug. 27. Steffler...

 

Sunbanks music festival offer 19 bands

Sunbanks Lake Resort’s fall Rhythm & Blues Festival kicks off tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 4) and run through Sunday, Sept. 7. Thursday bands will begin playing at 8 p.m. in the Coulee Cantina (directly behind the lodge). Music on the main stage...

 

Harvest Festival next week offers much

When you think of a Harvest Festival vegetables and fruits come to mind. The Chamber of Commerce’s Harvest Festival, Sept. 12-14, the third annual, at North Dam Park, is entirely different. It’s a fun festival for the entire family and a good...

 

Newsbriefs

School supply drive went well The annual August drive to collect school supplies and money to buy them went well at North Cascades Bank, local branch Manager Sjana Bird said, noting that not as many supplies were brought in by donors but more cash...

 

Household hazardous waste event set

Grant County residents may dispose of household hazardous waste free on Friday, Sept. 12, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Delano Regional Transfer Station. Only hazardous waste generated by households will be accepted. Hazardous products have labels with...

 

Moore appointed to civil service commission in Grand Coulee

Mayor Chris Christopherson made an appointment to the Grand Coulee Civil Service Commission last week, bringing it up to full strength. Named to the three-member commission was Bill Moore, a retired school teacher, and former city council member....

 

Internal Revenue Service

issues consumers scammer alert The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert Thursday providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. These callers may...

 

Town taking on cleanup is right

The town of Coulee Dam is now taking an aggressive stance on the cleanup of a property on Holly Street where the house burned down two years ago. Such cleanup issues are almost never easy, and the town’s new, aggressive attitude is a welcome...

 

The new school year – it's not all about the new school

Many people have been following the progress of our New K-12 school project for a little over two years now. While the new school is at long last becoming a reality and is the most visible change of what is happening in our school district, many othe...

 

Citizens invited to discuss issues

  The Coulee Dam Town Council will begin budget deliberations soon. The first public budget workshop will be held during the regular council meeting on September 10th. We will be holding a series of these workshops and the first of these will focus...

 

Church will hold 9-11 remembrance

You are invited to join us at the Catholic Church in Nespelem to honor the victimS of 9-11 in song, prayer and the ringing of bells. Or you are welcome to start a group of Your own. Wherever you may be, light a candle, pray a prayer and ring a bell...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    September 3, 2014

One column is never enough!

Sometimes I just have too much to talk about. So this week I will give you a few paragraphs of thoughts or a potpourri of pondering, if you will. It is a rare occurrence that you can ask a chef if he...

 

Coulee Recollections

10 Years Ago A Canadian law firm asked a U.S. Federal Court Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit filled by two members of the Colville Tribes, seeking to enforce a U.S. agency’s ruling that the company must abide by U.S. environmental laws against Teck...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, Sept. 4, at noon at the Siam Palace. Lynda Nutt from Corp of Engineers will be the guest speaker. OES to Meet The Order of the Eastern Star will hold Initiation at...

 

McClures celebrate 65 years

Geraldine Booth became the bride of Don McClure on September 4, 1949, at the Methodist Church in Nespelem. They have ranched on the McClure ranch near Nespelem. Part of the ranch was homesteaded by...

 

Norman S. "Norm" Olsen

Norman S. "Norm" Olsen 51, passed away from his Coulee Dam, Washington home Tuesday morning, Aug. 26, 2014, following a courageous 12-year battle with illness. Norm was born on April 20, 1963, in...

 

Aluminum cans only at the Seniors

The seniors accept aluminum cans ONLY. Please do not put cardboard, plastic bottles or other aluminum in the collection sacks. In 2013, the Seniors collected 3800 pounds (almost 2 tons) of cans and took in approximately $1500 for the Senior Center....

 

What's hot, what's not in coulee country

With the recent mid-summer firestorms finally beat down, and now that the heavy blankets of smoke, soot and generally bad air days have left the Coulee, let’s get on with some dog days of summer. What do we care when we’re driving around in the...

 

Preseason maneuvers

The Raider offense executes a handoff at a preseason jamboree in Bridgeport last Saturday. Lake Roosevelt fall sports teams are each featured in The Star’s season preview special publication inside this issue. — photo courtesy of Al Camp, The...

 

Legals for September 3, 2014

IN THE TRIBAL COURT OF THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION Colville Tribal Credit Corporation, ) Case No.: CV-CD-2014-36068 a lending institution wholly-owned by ) the Confederated Tribes of the Colville ) Indian Reservation ) )...

 

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