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Articles from the September 14, 2022 edition


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  • Run the Dam Festival starts Friday

    Jacob Wagner|Sep 14, 2022

    Time to lace up your sneakers because the Run the Dam festival takes place this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17, and includes fun and activities for people of all ages in addition to the race. About 300 runners are expected to run in the event, according to event organizer Kelly Buche. Runners can participate in 5k, 10k, and half marathon races that begin by running across the top of the Grand Coulee Dam starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Participators can pace themselves in the event, and can...

  • GCDSD Levy Committee meet

    Sep 14, 2022

    There will be a levy committee meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 pm in the HS HUB. Community members interested in helping with the levy are needed. Karen Depew will be running the meeting so come with your thoughts and ideas. Hope to see you there....

  • Not a mosh pit, but hopping

    Sep 14, 2022

    Junkyard Jane plays at Sunbanks Lake Resort's music festival Saturday night, where they had the crowd jumping after being a presented a banner on their 25th year of playing music. The resort was packed with campers for the festival that featured 18 bands from Thursday through Sunday nights. - Scott Hunter photo...

  • Event planned to connect youth to careers

    Jacob Wagner|Sep 14, 2022

    Do you know who’s going to need a career to make a living someday? High school kids. And do you know who could use some employees? The local hospital. Put two and two together, and you’ve got Coulee Career Connection. The local hospital has jobs to fill, and local high school students could eventually be the perfect fit. Lake Roosevelt High School students will be attending an event called Coulee Career Connection on Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school gym where they can learn about different careers in the medical field and the edu...

  • Confirmed case of monkeypox in Grant County

    Sep 14, 2022

    There is a confirmed case of the Monkeypox Virus (MPV) in Grant County. The Grant County Health District said Sept. 13 that they are investigating the case. “The patient is in good health and is currently in home quarantine,” the release states. “GCHD is working to identify others who may have been exposed. To date, no one who was exposed is considered a possible positive case. Depending on the situation, people who had close or intimate exposure to a person with monkeypox might be advised to get a vaccine for monkeypox. Because of this, it is...

  • Smoke affecting activities locally

    Jacob Wagner and Scott Hunter|Sep 14, 2022

    The wildfire smoke in the air, which may come from this or that fire depending on which way the wind is blowing, is unpleasant and unhealthy to breathe, and has an effect on local events. Grand Coulee Dam School District leaders discussed air quality at their board meeting on Sept. 12 when Superintendent Paul Turner discussed www.purpleair.com, showing how sensors installed at volunteer locations measure air quality. Local sensors on the network include one south of Osborn Bay, one near Spring Canyon, one in downtown Grand Coulee, another in ea...

  • Easy listening

    Sep 14, 2022

    Music fans float just offshore behind the stage to listen to the music at Sunbanks Lake Resort's music festival Saturday night. A dozen or so floaters, including a contingent of kayakers stopped in for a listen. - Scott Hunter photo...

  • Summer 2022 in Review

    Bob Valen|Sep 14, 2022

    We just completed Summer 2022. Before you say, “wait, summer isn’t over yet,” let me remind you there are two ways to look at our seasons. The information here is based on meteorological seasons, not astronomical. Meteorological seasons are based on the annual temperature cycle. On the other hand, Astronomical seasons are based on the position of the sun relative to Earth. Meteorological season are as follows -- Spring is March, April and May. Summer is June, July and August. Fall is Septe...

  • Celebrations & Challenges

    John Adkins|Sep 14, 2022

    The Friday night of Labor Day weekend my wife and I both got home very late. Bubba Egbert and the Raiders won their football game and Mrs. A. was very thankful that Jessica Tufts is her assistant cheerleading coach. Bubba and Jessica are LR grads. Lori used to coach Jessica as a cheerleader. Bubba played collegiate football and his expert, leave-it-all-on-the field, no drama style will lead to success for the Raiders. I was returning from the Spokane Tribal Powwow where I saw many local folks. I visited with Soy Redthunder (such a wonderful...

  • The Star Newspaper just can't resist

    Carl Russell|Sep 14, 2022

    From the time Trump came down the escalator to run for President, 99% of the news media ran very derogatory cartoons of Trump. The Star right along with them. But when he beat the establishment’s chosen one Hillary then the establishment went complete crazy. President Trump was one of the best Presidents in a large percentage of the population view. Yes, his tweets and some comments were not presidential. But remember he was not a politician he was a business man. He made promises and kept them, not like Politicians’ that promise but never do w...

  • A different way to judge travel

    Roger S Lucas|Sep 14, 2022

    Our oldest son Paul is on Yellowstone Lake on a two-week canoe venture. It is his seventh canoe trip on the lake that lies within Yellowstone National Park. He is alone in a part of the country where there are grizzly bear, moose, elk and deer. At night, while in his tent, he hears wolves howling. He judges these kinds of trips on the benefit, rather than the difficulty. And it defines such trips as being dropped in behind the Brooks Range in Alaska, where there are no roads, only the trails cut in the permafrost by migrating caribou. He was...

  • Student loan forgiveness hurts everyday Americans

    Dan Newhouse|Sep 14, 2022

    President Biden’s student-loan debt forgiveness plan is one of the worst decisions I’ve seen this president make. This debt “forgiveness” would have Robin Hood rolling in his grave—it takes from the poor to give to the rich while making things worse for American taxpayers across the country. Let me be clear: there is no such thing as canceling or “forgiving” student loan debt. This debt will be transferred to hardworking American taxpayers—many of whom did not take out student loans—and will only worsen inflation while rewarding overpriced coll...

  • Coulee Cops

    Sep 14, 2022

    Grand Coulee Police 9/3 - Police went to Grand Coulee Avenue where someone was concerned that a person riding a motorcycle on a neighbor’s property might not have permission to do so. The neighbor appreciated the concern, but the motorcycle rider was allowed to be there. - Two men riding a motorcycle hit a deer near Butler Square and Grand Coulee Avenue, carried it 50-100 feet, and crashed into a guardrail. The deer died; the driver was taken to a hospital with injuries. He was concerned about his motorcycle, which was towed to a nearby hotel....

  • Sharing seventy-five big ones

    Sep 14, 2022

    Lorale (Logue) Johnson, Ben Logue and Linda (Iannetta) Logue are celebrating being 75 years old together. Growing up on Camas Street in Coulee Dam, Linda and Lorale were best friends. In high school, Ben and Linda started dating and later married, with Linda going from best friend to Lorale's sister....

  • Raider football 2-0 after victory over the Scotties

    Jacob Wagner|Sep 14, 2022

    The Raiders hosted the Highland Scotties in a smoky Coulee Dam Sept. 9, defeating them mightily and giving them a 2-0 win-loss record for the season. The Raiders led 42-0 at the end of the first half. In the first quarter, Ivan Alejandre ran 51 yards for a touchdown, then put the icing on the cake by kicking the extra point. He put in work kicking extra points after a 36-yard Chase Clark touchdown run, a Brit Egbert 16-yard touchdown run, and a precision 51-yard touchdown pass from Egbert to...

  • Lady Raiders volleyball begins with a win 

    Sep 14, 2022

    The Lady Raiders won their first game of the season at Liberty Bell High School Sept. 6 Lake Roosevelt Athletic Director Nancy Kuiper said the game was a “white-knuckle competition,” with LR winning the matches 3-0 by only two or three points. The Lady Raiders were scheduled to play Okanogan yesterday, results of which will be reported in next week’s Star. A home game is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15, in Coulee Dam, with the varsity team scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. The ladies are scheduled to play in Tonasket, next Tuesday, Sept. 20, a...

  • School supply drive

    Sep 14, 2022

    The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank is collecting school supplies for local children in need. All items will be distributed to the Grand Coulee Dam School District K-12. Donations are still being accepted through the month of September. Please help our local youth prepare and stay prepared throughout the upcoming new school year! Supply lists are available in the bank’s lobby. North Cascades Bank is a division of Glacier Bank of Kalispell, Montana. Glacier Bank is a subsidiary of Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (GBCI), a regional bank h...

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