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Articles from the December 5, 2018 edition

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 By Scott Hunter    News    December 5, 2018

Coulee Dam theater subject of hope

A Grand Coulee woman offered last week to help Coulee Dam work on getting the former Village Cinema up and running. Kimberly Christensen and her husband, Michael, who started their Coulee Kettle Corn business a year ago, moved to the area eight...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 5, 2018

People may no longer be able to drive on "Geezer Beach"

The Bureau of Reclamation may change rules related to fishing and recreation on "Geezer Beach," a popular spot along the shore behind the Third Powerhouse of the Grand Coulee Dam. People will often...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 5, 2018

School board approves "enrichment" levy details

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board approved the details of a new “enrichment” levy, at their Nov. 26 school board meeting. The levy will be on the Feb. 12, 2019 ballot for voters to approve or deny. The enrichment levy, also known as the...

 

Newsbriefs

Port district approves levy increase Grant County Port District 7 commissioners Monday approved an increase of $698.01 to their tax levy to be collected in 2019. The 1.5-percent annual increase brings the total amount of taxes the district collects...

 

Regular bus to Ephrata to stop running

The bus between Grand Coulee and Ephrata will only run on request, transit officials have decided. They announced that decision at a meeting in Grand Coulee last week. Grant Transit Authority will remove their regularly scheduled route connecting...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 5, 2018

UW students do health check-up on coulee

University of Washington students, working for the Grant County Health District, interacted with the community members last week, asking what they think about health in relation to the area. The students, about 15 in total, are in the...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 5, 2018

Vigil Sunday will remember children who have died

The death of a child is always hard, but every holiday thereafter can be especially tough on the surviving parents. Next Sunday, many of them will gather in mutual support to “honor the memory of all children gone too soon,” as The Compassionate...

 

Town and tribes setting up Christmas trees in Coulee Dam

What better way to express the joy of Christmas than a lighted tree? Two lighted trees, of course, said Barbara Durnil, of the town of Coulee Dam’s Parks and Recreation committee. The town and the Colville Confederated Tribes are arranging just...

 

The name, itself, says a lot

When the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced proposed possible changes to the way it manages a local fishing beach, it used in an official document the popular name given it by the folks who use it, a name first made popular in the writings of a...

 

Liberty flag is flying

I would like to congratulate the Grand Coulee City Council for their support for the Republic, Washington police chief’s stance on the Initiative 1639 gun law. I would also like to thank Councilmember Tom Poplawski for his succinct comments on the...

 

About consolidating cities

I was asked where Electric City sewer goes. And if we do this, how much more will w/s/g go up after we just got a hike in this? And our zip codes would change; how many people would have to be notified and have to get a mail person to deliver our...

 

Re: "Examples of stewardship good and bad" (Reporter's Notebook, 11/28/18 Star)

My wife and I appreciated the stewardship article written by Roger Lucas. We’ve traveled extensively throughout the USA with a special focus on small towns, and we have yet to find a place as amazing as our area. Long before the vehicle and...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 5, 2018

A moment of reflection

It happened for me on Thursday night at the K Diamond K Ranch. As I sat in this big circle with 21 students from Lake Roosevelt and nine adults, I realized that a dream had come true. Natural Helpers...

 

Health care is top of mind

When Congress convenes next year, lawmakers must focus on the cost and quality of health care. In November, voters made it clear health care was on top of their minds. According to the Kaiser Family...

 

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 and Notices

Chamber This Week Chamber will meet at noon Thursday, Dec. 6, at Voltage Coffee House. General business is on the agenda. Senior Volunteers Offering Caregivers a Break Senior Center volunteers will be offering free activities for those with mild to m...

 

A winning night

Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce President Kerry Higgins celebrates after his coin toss deteremined the winner of a "bead game" at the group's annual Vintners and Brewers auction, this year...

 

Raider wrestlers get loosened up in jamboree, then win Davenport tournament

The Raiders wrestling crew won the Davenport Invitational on Saturday, defeating 14 other teams with a total of 177 points. Medical Lake Gold came in second in the tournament with 157 points. Five Raiders took first place at the tournament, including...

 

Lady Raiders win first game of season

The Lady Raiders took down the Manson Trojans on Saturday to kick off the 2018-19 basketball season. Lake Roosevelt scored 21 points in the first half, holding Manson to only six. LR scored another 21...

 

Sports this week

Wed., Dec. 5 5 p.m., Jr. High Boys Basketball at Oroville 6 p.m., LRHS Wrestling here with Okanogan, Wilbur/Creston & Davenport Fri., Dec. 7 5 p.m., LRHS Basketball at Soap Lake, BJV/GJV 4:30/GV 6/BV 7:30 Sat., Dec. 10 a.m., LRHS Wrestling at...

 

Raiders trounce Manson in opener

The Raiders decisively beat the Manson Trojans on Saturday in Coulee Dam in the first game of the basketball season. Manson led 14-12 at the end of the first quarter, when the Raiders switched from a...

 

Bowling Scores

Thursday Mixups TEAM W L San Poil Valley 31 17 Only Nine 25 19 The Star 20 28 High Game: John Stensgar 212; Mae Stensgar 183 High Series: John Stensgar 548; Mae Stensgar 464 Splits: Gwen Hilson 2-5-6-75-7; Soy Redthunder 5-10; Mae Stensgar...

 

Legals for December 5, 2018

ORDINANCES ADOPTED by the Town of Elmer City Ordinance R6-18 - An Ordinance of the Town of Elmer City, Washington, fixing the amounts to be raised by Ad Valorem Taxes for the year 2019. Ordinance 359 - An Ordinance of the Town of Elmer City,...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 11/25-26 - A disagreement over child custody on Fourth Street was eventually resolved with a temporary custody order and a temporary restraining order. The mother took custody of the child while an officer stood by. - A woman lost her...

 
 By Bob Valen    News    December 5, 2018

What's your winter favorite - ice or snow?

Each of us can recall severe storms we’ve lived through. Major thunderstorms with crashing lightning and heavy rain and hail. Wind events, not unlike some we’ve had right here in the Coulee ...

 

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