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Articles from the October 30, 2019 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 30, 2019

Readers split on idea of four-day school week

Readers responding to an online poll are split on the idea of changing to a four-day week at Lake Roosevelt Schools, with most being against it. An article in last week’s Star described a nuanced discussion that took place among Grand Coulee Dam...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 30, 2019

Work done on Northrup Canyon's "old wagon road"

Work was done recently on the “old wagon road” trail at Northrup Canyon, including using a “trackhoe” as well as laying down gravel in areas. The Washington State Park Service approved the work which was done by the Crab Creek Riders, a...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 30, 2019

Recycling arguments on recycling

Recycling isn't as easy as it sounds, and there are a lot of different views on how efficient it is. With the Coulee set to get a recycling container at the Delano Regional Transfer station,...

 

Newsbriefs

Lake Roosevelt to honor Veterans on the morning of Nov. 8 Lake Roosevelt Schools will be hosting an event honoring area veterans, open to the public, on Friday, Nov. 8, beginning at 9 a.m. in the gym in Coulee Dam. The event will include...

 

The best candidates want to give back

There are a lot of reasons why people seek public office. Probably the best reason is when people feel the community has been good to them and they want to give something back. It usually, but not always, comes after families are raised, and...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 30, 2019

Two kids and a lady

Sometimes things are very fun around this place. Since Karrie has a new job title of Grandma, the fun level has picked up dramatically. There are tears sometimes, but so it goes with a 9-month-old...

 

We need regular ways to hold presidents accountable

“I ask how and why this decision was reached,” Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said in the Senate recently. He was calling for an investigation into President Trump’s decision to pull US forces out of Syria. “Are we so weak and so inept diplomatically...

 

Amongst the giants of American exceptionalism

All of Central Washington’s constituents are special, and I am proud to represent each of them in our nation’s capital. One constituent I am most proud of is General James N. Mattis, decorated four-star general and former U.S. secretary of...

 
 By Greg Frank    Opinion    October 30, 2019

Four tips for flu season

You know the signs. The thunderous cough. The pounding headache. The full-body fatigue. It’s the flu. Last fall and winter, influenza sickened roughly 40 million Americans and killed 60,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...

 

Meetings & Notices

October Chamber Meetings at La Presa Chamber will be meeting at noon this Thursday, Oct. 31, at La Presa Mexican Restaurant. Julia True-Fowler from Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area will be the guest speaker. Food Bank Hours Normal operating...

 

Legals for Oct. 30, 2019

Public Notice Town of Coulee Dam Notice is hereby given that the Town of Coulee Dam will hold a 2020 Preliminary Budget Hearing on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall. All interested persons will be given the opportunity to provide e... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/21 - A man was trapped inside of a motorhome on Cardinal Road by wood and other debris placed in front of its door by a woman from whom he was supposedly buying it. While he was in jail, she had moved the motorhome onto...

 

State Parks announces final free days for 2019

OLYMPIA – Oct. 29, 2019 – Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer its two final free days of 2019 in November. On these free days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access. The last two free days of...

 

Bowling Scores

THURSDAY MIXUPS TEAM W L #4 16 12 #1 15 13 #2 13 15 #3 12 16 High Game: LJ Stensgar 278; Mae Stensgar 181 High Series John Stensgar 615; Mae Stensgar 537 Splits: Mae Stensgar 3-10 FRIDAY DAM KEGLERS TEAM W L #2 96.5 63.5 #1 53.5 66.5 #4 86 74 #5 79...

 

This week in sports

Wed., Oct. 30 3:45 p.m., LR Cross Country Districts, Moses Lake Fri., Nov. 1 7 p.m., Football at Brewster Sat, Nov. 2 5 p.m.,LR Volleyball at Liberty Bell TBD, LR Soccer at Bridgeport...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 30, 2019

Cain seeks GC city council seat

Alan Cain has served on the Grand Coulee City Council for about a year-and-a-half, ever since being appointed to the seat vacated by a previous council member. He's running to keep that seat. Cain mov...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 30, 2019

Wright seeks GC city council seat

Tracy Wright says she decided to run for city council in Grand Coulee after the city violated her and her partner's Fourth Amendment rights. She and her partner, Cameron Whitney, who is running for ma...

 

Scout's project will fix field shortfalls

Reniff Herndon will fix what's wrong on the track and field facility the local high school team uses to practice, hopefully this year, for his eagle scout project. Herndon will address recent changes...

 

Elementary gym floor to be replaced

The gym floor at Lake Roosevelt Elementary needs replacing only five years after the gym, and the school, were built. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board approved the payment of $15,000 toward the replacement floor, the rest of the cost being...

 

Sarah Marie Elliott

It is with deep sorrow that the Elliott family is sharing the loss of their beloved daughter, sister and auntie. Sarah Marie Elliott, age 37, passed away as a result of a sudden cardiac arrest in her... Full story

 

Chase Marchand: Chasing the finish line

A Raider had the best time in the state for 1.5-mile races, the ninth best in the nation. Lake Roosevelt's eighth-grade cross country runner, the aptly named Chase Marchand, had an impressive year,...

 

69 cheers for spirit

Shaleese Flowers warms up before the halftime performance Friday night of some 69 elementary school cheerleaders in training who participated in a cheer clinic all week with Coach Lori Adkins and the...

 

Raiders clinch league lead with Tiger defeat

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders defeated a worthy competitor from the Central Washington 2B league Friday, solidifying the Raiders' status as league champs. Even if the Raiders were to lose to Brewster on...

 

Lady Raiders trounce Tigers

The Lady Raiders are entering the post season of volleyball on Saturday after trouncing the Lady Tigers in Coulee Dam last week. The Lady Raiders won decisively, 3-0, against the Tonasket Lady Tigers...

 

Lady Raiders chalk up two solid soccer wins

The Lady Raiders earned two decisive soccer wins last week, defeating both the Oroville Lady Hornets and the Pateros Nannies, and are now heading into the postseason. The Lady Raiders defeated the...

 

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