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Household hazardous waste collection event set for Sept. 13

Grand Coulee Dam area residents may dispose of household hazardous waste for free on Friday, Sept. 13 from 12 to 4 pm at the Delano Regional Transfer Station. Only hazardous waste generated by households will be accepted.... — Updated 9/6/2019


Saturday ninjas

Shoppers at the Saturday Market at Banks Lake Park look through offerings at a Marlene Igo's booth with everything knitted, from baby booties to ninja turtle hats (upper left) and... — Updated 9/4/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

School board will look at policy on medical marijuana at GCD schools

Should medical marijuana be treated like any other medicine at school? The state thinks so, and Grand Coulee Dam School District directors last week briefly discussed a possible policy on the matter during a first reading of... — Updated 9/4/2019


Legals for September 4, 2019

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR GRANT COUNTY CITY OF GRAND COULEE, NO. 19-2-00562-13 a Washington municipal SUMMONS BY corporation PUBLICATION Plaintiff, v. BERTHA V. VLACHOS, deceased; unknown heirs of... — Updated 9/4/2019


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 8/24 - Grand Coulee Police assisted Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office by responding to a 911 hangup call in the Lakeview Terrace area. A woman had called 911, said she needed help, then hung up. Police found a c... — Updated 9/4/2019


North Cascades Bank collecting school supplies for area schools

The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children in need. Cash donations are also welcome and will be used to purchase additional supplies. All items will be distributed... — Updated 9/4/2019


New classroom grant offered to local area school districts

Friends of the Lower Grand Coulee (FLGC) has partnered with the North Central Educational Foundation (NCEF) to provide a new classroom grant to local area school districts, providing funding for small, impactful educational... — Updated 9/4/2019


Rattler open declared success for local golf course

The 11th Annual Rattler Golf Tournament was a huge success, organizers say. The tournament held at Banks Lake Golf Course Aug. 24 had 72 golfers attend from the local community, including Nespelem, Omak/Okanogan, Wilbur, the... — Updated 9/4/2019


Red Cross offers school bus safety tips

School bells will be calling students back to the classroom soon and the American Red Cross wants to make sure every student is safe as they head back to school for the upcoming academic year. “While safety is a top priority for... — Updated 9/4/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

This "Thursday Night Lights" will help support Raider football

This Thursday night, your support of the Raider football team could get you a side of beef, an exclusive parking spot for games, and a nice dinner this Thursday. The parents of Raider football players and the Lake Roosevelt Athleti... — Updated 9/4/2019


Upcoming events happening at the public library

Keith Powell at library Local artist Keith Powell will be at the library this Thursday. (See notice on page 8.) Here’s to the Women! Singer Linda Allen’s Here’s to the Women! tour, celebrating 100 years of women’s... — Updated 9/4/2019


Masquers announce cast for Guys and Dolls

The cast has been announced for the Masquers fall musical ”Guys and Dolls”, which opens October 18 and will run for four weekends through November 10. Go to to obtain tickets or call the box office at... — Updated 9/4/2019


Jerome W Bussert

Jerome W Bussert, age 76, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at Seattle Washington VA Hospital. He was born in Wenatchee and grew up in Grand Coulee, Washington. He lived and... — Updated 9/4/2019

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

Labor Day Blessings

If your Labor Day weekend was anything like mine, it was packed full of awesomeness, and we stayed busy. I saw lots of you doing lawn work, finishing honey-do lists and traveling... — Updated 9/4/2019

 By Roger S. Lucas    Opinion

A spaghetti western in communist Burma

It was a scene that would have made Clint Eastwood laugh. I had learned that Burma was allowing travelers in on 72-hour visas, and since I would be traveling in the Far East I booked a flight out of Thailand to Rangoon. The country... — Updated 9/4/2019

 By Ted Piccolo    Opinion

Electric City is actually doing this

So, Electric City politicians and town administrator are going to do it. They are actually going to shut down a perfectly good (and heavily used) street in order to build a park that nobody wants. They are going to spend hundreds... — Updated 9/4/2019

 By James Pakootas    Opinion

Re: "Why we need more than a new jail" in Aug. 28 Letters from our Readers

Repeating history that failed us is not the answer In response to the opinion piece about addicts, and a new jail being built: There’s a few layers to her argument that I just can’t agree with here ... absolutely no empathy, fo... — Updated 9/4/2019

 By Michael Dennis    Opinion

Consider programs in Clark County

Well, I think Grant County needs to take a trip to Clark County (Vancouver, WA) and spend a couple days there and get as much information as they can from what they have been and currently are doing to lower the recidivism rate... — Updated 9/4/2019



The lost dog Wilson was found by Sean Holland and Malisha Small of Pasco, who saw the lost dog info only after finding him. The Star got Holland’s last name wrong, as well as where they were from, and stated incorrectly that... — Updated 9/4/2019


Firefighter injured in Spring Coulee fire

OKANOGAN—An Okanogan County firefighter was injured fighting a grass fire near Okanogan Sunday afternoon and flown out with serious burns. Assistant Chief Christian Johnson with Okanogan County Fire District #3, Okanogan, was... — Updated 9/4/2019

 By Scott Hunter    News

Couple move from Sweden to pastor Church of the Nazarene

A couple who just moved to town from nearly 5,000 miles away will serve as lay pastors of the Church of the Nazarene, and for her it's a homecoming. Philip and Juliene Munts... — Updated 9/4/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Harvest Festival coming later this month

Fall is fast approaching, and rather than be plagued by the summertime blues, why not celebrate autumn with the upcoming Harvest Festival? There will be food and fun aplenty for adults and kids alike with helicopter rides, arts... — Updated 9/4/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

New effort would bring swim lessons to Coulee next year

Wouldn’t it be nice if a kid could take swim lessons in the Coulee area? Swimming and boating are a big part of our recreatio,n after all. Local woman Lonna Bussert is looking into the logistics of the effort after parents in the... — Updated 9/4/2019

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Local service recruiting new EMTs for classes starting this month

Record numbers of people calling for emergency help have led the Grand Coulee Volunteer Ambulance Service to seek additional emergency medical technicians. “We are at another record pace of emergency and transport calls for the... — Updated 9/4/2019


Beauty on display

Sonny and Lisa Moeckel stand at their booth at the Fifth Annual Plateau Native Art Show at North Dam Park Saturday after taking first place in the judging and also the People's... — Updated 9/4/2019


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