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Spokane man sentenced to five years for beating, stabbing girlfriend

A federal judge sentenced a Spokane man to five years in prison for hitting and stabbing his girlfriend multiple times in 2018. Tommie Joe Flett, 47, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, was sentenced after... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 2, 2019

Teenage boy missing

The grandmother of a 14-year-old boy is asking anyone who sees him to report it to Colville Tribal Police. Cathy Covington says she's been raising Javante Picard since he was 3 years old and that... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 2, 2019

City breaks ground on Ice Age Park

Officials broke ground on Electric City's first park, an Ice Age-themed area expected to be finished near the end of July, 2020 at a cost of over a half million dollars. A ground-breaking event at...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 2, 2019

Bussert seeks reelection on Electric City council

Lonna Bussert has been on the Electric City council about 10 years and is running against challenger Cheryl Hoffman to keep her seat. One of the projects she cares about the most is the Ice Age Park...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 2, 2019

Cheryl Hoffman running for council

Cheryl Hoffman is running for a seat on the Electric City Council. "I chose to run because I disagree with a number of decisions the council has made," Hoffman said in an interview with The Star. "I...

 

Newsbriefs

Hospital gaining ground Coulee Medical Center is beating its budget for the year, having gained $1,166,551 more than it’s spent to operate through August, Chief Financial Officer Kelly Hughes reported to hospital district commissioner Monday...

 

Cultural Awareness

Lake Roosevelt Schools held a" Cultural Awareness Gathering" Sept. 26, the day before Native American Day, on their sunny football field in Coulee Dam. "The goal of Cultural Awareness Gathering is to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 2, 2019

Tribes changing to four-day work week

The Colville Business Council, the governing body of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, has approved implementation of a four-day work week, with 10-hour days. The switch was set for Sept. 30, after the CBC approved Resolution #2019...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 2, 2019

Local artists nominated for national music awards

Local men Tim Brooks and Faran Sohappy both participated in the recording of a song nominated for both the Indian Summer Music Awards and the Native American Music Awards. "Grand Coulee resident...

 

Four-day work week is madness

They have done it again! The Colville Business Council, in their infinite wisdom, have once again tried to help by passing resolution # 2019-569 and disrupting the lives of the employees. The four-day work week and ten-hour day has been tried once la...

 

Three weeks in a car with four kids - fun!

Try taking a three-week vacation to Houston with four of your children in your car. Actually, I can’t say enough what a positive experience it was. I had determined where we would be each night and made reservations so the overnight stay...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 2, 2019

Senior Profile: LorRinda Richardson

It is that time of year again, and I recently sat down with one of the stars at Lake Roosevelt to give you a sneak peek into a wonderful young lady’s life and future. I met LorRinda Richardson a...

 

81 Years Ago

September 2, 1938 was the day that the Grand Coulee Dam car skip was completed for use. The $30,000 incline allowed fully loaded railroad cars to be lowered from the regular government railroad, at...

 

Why people prefer democracy

A wave of protests is roiling Moscow. Millions of people, young and old, have been crowding the streets in Hong Kong. If democracy is on the ropes worldwide, as many voices currently insist, you’d have a hard time making the case from these...

 

Betty Jean Brueske

Sadly, Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Brueske passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. Betty was born on December 18, 1948, in Portland, Oregon, to... Full story

 

Blood drive planned

Vitalant, along with the Grand Coulee community blood drive volunteers led by coordinator Donia Black, is planning a blood drive for Monday, October 21. Donation hours will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the community room at Coulee Medical Center.... Full story

 

Meetings & Notices

October Chamber Meetings at La Presa There will be no chamber meeting this week. The next meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 10 at La Presa.Guest speaker will be Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones. Meetings begin at noon. Food Bank Hours Normal operating...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 2, 2019

Lady Raiders soccer lose, then fight to win two

Lady Raiders soccer has had a busy week with two victories and a loss. In Tonasket Sept. 24, the Lady Raiders lost 7-1, outnumbered by the Lady Tigers 11 players to eight. "The match went very well,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 2, 2019

Ladies win two in volleyball

Lady Raider volleyball swept away the competition this past week, defeating both Tonasket and Soap Lake three sets to zero. The Lady Raiders took down the Tonasket Lady Tigers in Tonasket on Sept. 24...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 2, 2019

Raider defense shuts out Manson

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders continue to win in football, shutting out Manson on the road on Friday with a 28-0 victory. LR is ranked ninth in the state for 2B schools according to an Associated Press poll released prior to the victory. The Raiders...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 2, 2019

Cross country makes it personal

The Raider cross country crew ran last week at the Omak Golf Course in the Okanogan Invite, where all of the Raider runners set personal records. “The Okanogan Invite went great!” Head Coach Ann Green said. “Everybody set new personal records,...

 

This week in sports

Wed., Oct. 2 5 p.m., JH Volleyball here with Libert Bell Thurs., Oct. 3 4 p.m., Cross Country at Tonasket Invitational 4:30 p.m., Soccer at Liberty Bell 5 p.m., Volleyball Here with Bridgeport 5:30 p.m., JH Football at Tonasket Fri., Oct. 4 7 p.m....

 

Legals for October 2, 2019

Town of Elmer City Budget Workshop Meeting The Town of Elmer City will hold a meeting on Thursday October 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM at City Hall for the purpose of working on the 2020 Elmer City Budget. All interested persons will be given the... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 9/24 - An officer assisted Coulee Dam Police with a burglary alarm on River Drive, where police thought the wind may have set off the garage door activation. All windows and doors were secured. - A woman in a yard on 4th Street in...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 2, 2019

School board approves c-squad

A “c-squad” was approved last week for high school volleyball, with the sport having enough students signed up to warrant it. The Grand Coulee Dam School District directors approved the c-squad at their Sept. 23 meeting, and if boys basketball...

 
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