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Articles from the October 16, 2013 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 16, 2013

Coulee Dam's police lock out Grand Coulee's

by Roger S. Lucas Grand Coulee police officers can no longer operate within the town limits of Coulee Dam, according to a letter sent last Wednesday to Police Chief Mel Hunt. The letter from Coulee Dam Chief Pat Collins revokes permission for Grand... Full story



Towns to put up lights The city and town crews from Electric City, Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam, will put up the Christmas lights this year. This came out of the Regional Board of Mayors meeting Monday as Electric City Mayor Jerry Sands said he had he... Full story


The Blessing of the Steel

A handful of citizens from the Faith Community Church in Electric City held a “Blessing of the Steel” at the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s new K-12 school complex in Coulee Dam Friday.... Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News    October 16, 2013

Paper to feature candidate responses

The Star will publish next week responses to questions recently posed to candidates for local office. Star readers will decide among 22 candidates in 11 local races this year. We sent each candidate an email asking for their responses to a set of... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 16, 2013

City OKs food program request

Electric City’s council approved a request for a $2,000 contribution to the Grand Coulee Dam/Coulee City Nutritional Program at its meeting Oct 8. The council will take a formal vote on the resolution at its next meeting, Nov. 5. The request, made... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 16, 2013

Minor bus damage from accident

A school bus accident Oct. 4, in Elmer City, ended up with some students getting shook up, but with only minor damage to the bus, school officials said this week. A number of middle school-age students from both Grand Coulee and Nespelem were... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 16, 2013

Two bears shot in town

Tribal natural resource officers shot two black bears last week that have been repeated uninvited guests in Coulee Dam. The town has been bothered by black bears visiting both the commercial and residential areas recently. One bear was shot on Fir... Full story


Local help available for health insurance questions

Help with understanding the new healthcare landscape and signing up for coverage is available from at least two local sources: Coulee Medical Center and Foisy and Kennedy Insurance. Both are taking appointments for people needing assistance... Full story


Tribal suit over millions dismissed

A lawsuit filed against members of the Colville Business Council by Colville Tribal member Yvonne L. Swan and the “Colville Members for Justice” was dismissed by the Colville Tribal Court Oct 8. Citing tribal law, the tribes’ sovereign... Full story


Museum now open

Birdie Hensley looks over historic area scrapbooks delivered to the Coulee Pioneer Museum last last week. The museum was open last week for four hours on Thursday and Friday. Hensley, who has pushed... Full story

 By Roger S Lucas    News    October 16, 2013

Builder reports on school progress

Timing is the key to progress on any building site, Rotarians learned at their meeting last Wednesday. Speaking was Jim Crowley, Walker Construction superintendent on the K-12 school project in... Full story


Wilder was clear, professional, respected

My previous letter to you was not published and I didn’t think much about it, assuming you seek to balance the public input for fairness. I feel compelled to write again after reading the letter from Mayor Snow’s daughter that was recently... Full story


No one to blame for theater closure

Let me make it VERY clear. NO ONE is to blame for the theater closure. We were not able to raise the $90,000 needed to upgrade from 35mm film to digital. Our 35mm projector broke and the part we needed, they did not make anymore. We asked the... Full story


Time for new leadership

Time for new leadership I read the letter to The Star written by Mayor Snow’s daughter and asked Mr. Wilder if he was going to respond, and he said that he “wasn’t going to argue or debate the issues with a father’s daughter or any other... Full story


Answers for Jesse given

Answers for Jesse given Here is some of the history Jess Utz asked for. I moved here 51 years ago. Rawe and Rauch now houses All American Spacers where airplane parts are being built. Brown’s Department Store, it is not being used now. The old Wild... Full story


Reader prefers Tea Party line

The blame game hit home recently when Scott Hunter (the Star editor) blamed the Tea Party for the country’s woes. I’m not a Tea Party member but know a lot of good people who are. It seems people have a short memory. The billions of dollars the... Full story


Council candidates endorsed

Duane Johnson has chosen to oppose Andy Trader in the upcoming Coulee Dam Council election. I support Duane and feel that his experience and education as a manager in the public sector will be a welcome addition. He is articulate, sensitive, and... Full story

 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 16, 2013

Yes, I missed!

But I was not the only one. This column was supposed to be about a father and son going on what was most likely their last hunting trip together. It was going to conclude with the father getting a... Full story


Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago Skateboarders banned from business district in a new law passed by Coulee Dam Council. The new ordinance states that its unlawful to ride on any street, alley, sidewalk, park or publicly owned parking lots in the central business... Full story


September guides in cool weather

The high temperatures we had up to mid-September, 80s and 90s, have dropped off measurably. As we transitioned into October we’ve had nothing above the high 70s. I think it’s fair to state we are... Full story


Students of the month

The following are Center Elementary Students of the Month for September, They include, left to right, Front Row (left to right) – Aidan Palmanteer, Emry Piturachsatit, Simon Beery, Amy Dorman,...


Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, Thursday, Oct. 17, at Pepper Jack’s Bar and Grille. General business and Chamber Executive Director Peggy Nevsimal will talk on world traveling. CMC Guild to Meet... Full story


Statement of Ownership

STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP Publication Title - The Star. Publication No. 518-860. Filing Date – October 9, 2013. Issue Frequency - Weekly. Number of Issues Published Annually - 52. Annual Subscription Price - $24.00/$33.00/$37.00. Contact Person:... Full story

 By John    Sports    October 16, 2013

Cross country runs two good races

Raider cross country ran its only two-race week of the season as they travelled to Omak Oct. 8 and to Quincy Saturday. At Omak, the Raider boys’ team finished fourth overall with better times from t... Full story


Lady Raiders drop two matches

The Lady Raiders travelled to Liberty Bell and Pateros last week. In both cases LR came home with a loss. At Liberty Bell Thursday, the Lady Raiders lost in four games to the Mountain Lions. After... Full story


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