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Articles from the November 28, 2018 edition

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 28, 2018

Grand Coulee supports Republic police chief's stance against new gun law

In a symbolic gesture at their council meeting on Nov. 20, the Grand Coulee City Council unanimously came out in support of the chief of police in Republic, Washington, who has announced he will not enforce a new gun law passed by voters in the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 28, 2018

CMC will end year with $1.5 million gain

After a year of financial nerves and fiscal restraint, Coulee Medical Center officials delivered good news on progress toward a turnaround Monday night. Hospital commissioners passed a budget that comes close to double what it was in 2014 and...

 

Sunshine and symmetry

The symmetry of the arches on the bridge on top of Grand Coulee Dam is reflected in the sunny, still waters of Lake Roosevelt Saturday. For the weekly Weather Watcher forecast, see page 8. - Scott...

 

Newsbriefs

Foundation rumor unfounded A rumor of a crack in the foundation of the new fire station under construction was put to rest by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Tuesday. Lynne Brougher, public affairs officer for the bureau, told The Star in an email on...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 28, 2018

Covington selected for school board

Brenda Covington was chosen Monday night by the Grand Coulee Dam School District directors to join their the board. Covington and Lisa Lyngar were interviewed for about half an hour each to fill the Electric City area spot on the board left vacant...

 

Federal and state money will repair Grand Coulee streets

The state Transportation Improvement Board is covering Grand Coulee’s match in a large grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded to repair street damage from the harsh 2016-17 winter. In late 2017, FEMA awarded Grand Coulee...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 28, 2018

Nuisance dogs could be taken

An owner could have his dogs taken away if he doesn’t address the ongoing issue of the dogs barking. The dogs, located on Grand Coulee Avenue, are constantly barking and running at large, resulting in 20 calls made through Multi Agency...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 28, 2018

Electric City discusses possible drug ordinance

Electric City is looking into adopting a drug nuisance ordinance, similar to one Grand Coulee passed in October, that would allow the seizure of known drug houses for up to a year. State law on the abatement of drug houses, Revised Code of Washington...

 

Bazaar season

A young shopper at the Vintage Christmas Market Saturday checks out handbags at Coulee Dam Town Hall. The Grand Coulee Community Church will hold a bazaar this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 28, 2018

Icy roads at heart of crashes, including three deaths

Vehicle crashes attributed in part to icy roads killed three people in the region in the last week, authorities said. Richard Howe, 62, of Omak, died about 8:35 p.m. Nov. 21 on SR-155 six miles south of Disautel Pass. Howe was wearing a seatbelt in t...

 

Consolidation equals positive change

The subject of consolidation has come up many times over the years, and the benefits seem to always outweigh the negatives. Sometimes it comes down to the personal feelings of the sitting councils and what they are willing to look at in their own...

 

Examples of stewardship good and bad

This is about stewardship. I have always been impressed with the organizations and individuals who understand the need to preserve historic buildings in this area. The Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union immediately comes to mind. The way the CU has...

 

What does it really mean to be patriotic?

Patriotism has been on a lot of people’s minds lately. French President Emanuel Macron recently criticized President Trump and other world leaders for their “us versus them” view of patriotism. “By putting our own interests first,” he...

 

Barbara Elaine Rederick

Barbara Elaine Rederick, age 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Washington. From her birth on June 14, 1932 to George W. Steyer and Lucy...

 

Marvin Armstrong

A memorial service for Marvin Armstrong, of Coulee City, will be held at 1 p.m. Sat., December 7, 2018, at the Soap Lake First Baptist Church, 322 Division St. South. Lunch following. Marvin died November 20th in Richland....

 

Meetings & Notices

No Chamber This Week Due to the Vintners and Brewers Tasting and Auction Dec. 1, there will be no chamber this week. Meetings will resume Thursday, December 6. Lions Club Meets The GCD Lions Club will be meeting at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, December 4, at...

 

Timber!

Steve Harrington, custodian at Lake Roosevelt High School, puts yellow tape around a damaged tree Tuesday to keep people away from it until the mess can be cleaned up. Big branches of the blue spruce...

 

Not too late to get an ornament

The Trees of Sharing 2018 are now out decorated with ornament tags with children’s wishes. Pick up a tag and fill the wish. Trees are placed at North Cascades Bank, Safeway Pharmacy, Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union and Harvest Foods. All gifts...

 

Slam dunker

High school basketball season is firing up. Tyler Jordan, who stands 6-5, dunks the ball during the Crimson & Gold, Raiders vs Raiders warm-up game Nov. 20 at Lake Roosevelt High School, setting...

 

Sports this week

Wed., Nov. 28 6 p.m., LRHS Wrestling at Okanogan Thurs., Nov. 29 5 p.m., LRJH Boys’ Basketball here with Brewster Sat., Dec. 1 10 a.m., LRHS Wrestling at Davenport Tournament LRHS Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball here with Manson. GJV noon, GV 1:30...

 

1947 Lake Lenore sodium explosions available to view online

In January 1947, the United States Army had an excess of metallic sodium left over from World War II and determined that the alkaline waters of Lake Lenore would be a good spot to dump and neutralize the acidic element, which reacts with water with...

 

Legals for November 28, 2018

Grant County Conservation District Board of Supervisors PUBLIC NOTICE A polling site election for an open position on the Grant County Conservation District Board of Supervisors will be held on February 12, 2019 from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM at the...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/20 - A Young St. man was cited with animal cruelty after allegedly abandoning his dog, which had reportedly been chained up outside in freezing temperatures and without food and water. A neighbor reported the man, who had left...