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Articles from the October 31, 2018 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    October 31, 2018

Health district notes whooping cough case at Lake Roosevelt

The Grant County County Health District warned in an alert Tuesday that one of two cases in the county of a potentially serious, contagious illness involved a student at Lake Roosevelt Schools. Grant County Health Officer Dr. Alexander Brzezny...

 

Swoosh and boo!

Second-grader and possible future basketball player Jace Lewis, dressed as a Zombie, makes a basket at the "Harvest Festival" held at Lake Roosevelt Schools Oct. 25. The event included a costume...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 31, 2018

Grand Coulee's place in music history

Grand Coulee and its dam have been mentioned in songs by a number of popular artists over the years. Woody Guthrie started things off, penning a number of songs in 1941 mentioning Grand Coulee Dam....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 31, 2018

Transgender policy, club approved at school board meeting

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board has approved a policy related to transgender students and allowed the continuance of a club for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight ally students. At the Oct. 22 school board meeting,...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 31, 2018

Restaurant owner sentenced in assault case

The owner of a local restaurant was sentenced Oct. 22 on assault and criminal trespass charges to which he pleaded in Grant County Superior Court. Juan Moreno, 41, pled guilty to one count of criminal trespass and entered an Alford plea to one count...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 31, 2018

Coulee Dam leaders looking at rate hikes

Coulee Dam may raise its utility rates significantly over the coming years, if a discussion at last week’s town council meeting is an indication. With a shift in philosophies kicking in for the first budgeting season of a new council and mayor,...

 

Empower our Future meets a Natural Helper

At the end of last year, a group of people visited the school and brought a strong message. They not only came to Lake Roosevelt, but traveled to Nespelem, Omak, Paschal Sherman, Inchelium and Keller schools as well, bringing with them a message of s...

 

Coulee Dam should not subsidize Elmer City

Last week The Star published “Town now planning entire lift station to serve Elmer City.” As a short response, Coulee Dam should not subsidize Elmer City. It’s unreasonable, it’s poor strategy (with some caveats), it’s a matter of...

 

We Support Cindy Carter for re-election as county commissioner

Why: Cindy cares about Grant County and actively participates in making it better. Cindy listens and is passionate about finding positive solutions. Cindy is fiscally responsible and holds departments accountable. Cindy is dedicated to public...

 

The Grant County PUD needs experienced commissioners

Looming at the PUD is replacement of a complicated (and vital) energy sales contract, new infrastructure to meet growing power demands, and the resolve and creativity to finally finish building out the PUD fiber optic network. We need commissioners...

 

Why I'm supporting independents, Democrats and Republicans

I urge voters to consider personal qualifications of candidates - rather than simply party affiliations. My votes for unaffiliated/independent candidates Ann Diamond and Salley Bull are for their ability to unite people rather than divide them. I sup...

 

Save our institutions

Our institutions are essential in preserving democracy. Some vital elements of our democratic institutions include a free press, judicial system, environmental protection, education, labor unions, intelligence agencies, election systems and health...

 

Robert Joseph Mueller

Robert Joseph Mueller, age 93, died on October 24, 2018, in Spokane, Washington. Bob was born December 4, 1924, in Aberdeen, SD, to parents Otto Edwin Mueller and Margaret Arntz Mueller. From April... Full story

 

The fix is in

State DOT workers fix the east end of the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam Tuesday. The repair was needed after an overheight vehicle hit the "end portal," a piece of steel that had to be removed...

 

Trees of Sharing schedule set

’Tis the beginning of the season for Trees of Sharing 2018. The Trees of Sharing program is a special way for Grand Coulee Dam area residents to anonymously bless local children who might not otherwise receive a gift at Christmastime. Trees of...

 

Eli Adrian Downs

Eli Adrian Downs passed away after a sudden illness on Saturday, October 20, 2018. He was born to Jim and Valerie Downs on December 28, 1982. He was the last of six children. He attended schools at the Ephrata School District, graduating from... Full story

 

It's a girl for Hofman/Scott

Trina Arlene Hofman and Johnathan Robert Scott, of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kelsea Raelynn Scott, born Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 8... Full story

 

Meetings

Chamber This Week This week’s meeting will be held at noon on Thursday, at Voltage Coffee House in Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. American Legion to Meet The American Legion Post 157 next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday,...

 

Snacks served as civics lesson

A teacher is proposing a change of rules for high school students that would treat them more like adults in the classroom and let them eat snacks as needed while working. An ongoing, time-consuming issue at Lake Roosevelt is not allowing students to...

 

Requirements for emergency subs looser

School updates requirements for “emergency substitutes” The Grand Coulee Dam School District board voted to update their criteria for emergency substitutes. Emergency subs are used when the reserve of regular substitutes, for which there are...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 10/22 - A tow tag was placed on a Honda on Hill Avenue and a letter sent to the registered owner. - A man reported he was being harassed on social media by another man. Police contacted the other man and told him not to contact the...

 

This week in sports

Thurs., Nov. 1 6 p.m., Lady Raider Volleyball Districts against Manson (winner to state), Royal City main gym Fri., Nov. 2 9 a.m., State Cross Country send-off assembly 7 p.m., Raider Football here with DeSales, winner on to state Sat., Nov. 3 State...

 

Raiders win league football championship

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders have won the league championship for the first time in recent memory. The Raiders won 32-14 on Friday against the Brewster Bears at home in Coulee Dam. Things went the...

 

Volleyball finishes season; at districts

The Lady Raiders won one and lost one in a volleyball district tournament held in Royal City last week, and a win against Manson on Thursday would send them to state. Against Tri-Cities Prep Oct. 25,...

 

CC team compete at districts

Raiders Hannah Wapato and Soarin’ Marchand will be running at the state cross country tournament on Saturday. At the Districts 5-6 tournament at Blue Heron Park in Moses Lake Oct. 24, Wapato finished third in the 5,000-meter 1B/2B girls’ race...

 

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