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 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raiders/Lady Raiders basketball videos against Manson

The Lady Raiders defeated The Manson Lady Trojans 51-33 before the Raider guys defeated the Trojans 54-51 in the final seconds of the game. These videos show Kayla St. Pierre... — Updated 12/12/2017

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News

City passes moratorium on new storage units

The city of Grand Coulee passed an “emergency” moratorium on the location of mini-storage units at a specially called meeting last Thursday night. The special city council meeting was triggered by a person from out of town who... — Updated 12/12/2017

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raiders/Lady Raiders vs Liberty Bell basketball videos

The Lady Raiders lost a close back and forth game at home against the Liberty Bell Lady Mountain Lions with a final score of 50-44. The Raider boys did better, annihilating the... — Updated 12/7/2017 Full story

 

Back to the future for the park district

The Coulee Area Park and Recreation District (CAPRD) has five commissioners. As of our December meeting, two commissioners’ terms have expired. The remaining three are on board until the end of 2019. Two of us are “gentle... — Updated 12/7/2017

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Park district wary of future

Leaders of the little government district that has kept North Dam Park from collapsing into disrepair for several years is feeling uncertain about the future. After approving a budget Monday night in which they show spending at... — Updated 12/7/2017

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raider wrestlers open season well in Okanogan

Raider wrestlers had their first events of the season last week, warming up with the Okanogan Jamboree, then participating in the 27th Annual Davenport Invitational, where the... — Updated 12/6/2017

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raider basketball loses close season opener

The Raiders got stung by the Oroville Hornets in overtime on Saturday, losing the neck-and-neck home basketball game with a final score of 58-55. Raider Soarin Marchand took a... — Updated 12/6/2017

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Jamboree held here

The Raiders and Lady Raiders played in a jamboree on Nov. 28 at home, hosting teams from Inchelium and Wilbur-Creston-Keller. The event was held so the players could get a little bit of competition in before the start of the... — Updated 12/6/2017

 

School concerts and art shows coming up

A few school events are coming up, including music and art events. On Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Lake Roosevelt Elementary cafeteria there will be an exhibit featuring high school photography students’ work, as... — Updated 12/6/2017

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Ladies exterminate Hornets

The Lady Raiders basketball team used a can of Raid on the Hornets on Saturday, decimating them 63-22. LR outscored Oroville 27-14 in the first half of the game, then dominated the... — Updated 12/6/2017

 

Trees of Sharing ornaments available in the community

The Christmas wishes of 115 children from 40 local families are on the Trees of Sharing this year. Area residents are encouraged to purchase a gift based on the information given on the ornaments (Suggested value approximately $25... — Updated 12/6/2017 Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber at Siam Palace   The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, December 7, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Jack Anderson, from Plug-in Central Washington, will be the guest speaker.... — Updated 12/6/2017

 

Not very ugly, but ...

They were voted winners of the ugly sweater contest at Saturday night's Vintners and Brewers Tasting and Auction event, sponsored by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce.... — Updated 12/6/2017

 

Jody A. Looper

A beautiful, loving spirit left this world Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at the age of 67. Jody Ann Looper, nee Newkirk, was born May 29, 1950, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Jody was preceded in death by her husband, Michael... — Updated 12/6/2017 Full story

 

Vito J. Misale

Vito J. Misale, 89, of Missoula, Montana, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, with his children by his side. He was born July 5, 1928, in Ishpeming, Michigan,... — Updated 12/6/2017 Full story

 

Janet Yvonne Long McIntyre McGregor

Janet Y. McGregor (66), of Electric City, Washington, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center, Grand Coulee, Washington, after a long battle with cancer.... — Updated 12/6/2017 Full story

 

Howard Puyear

Howard Puyear passed away recently. He was born in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. He attended Stevensville High School and graduated with an engineering degree from Montana State University. He worked for the Bureau of Reclamation... — Updated 12/6/2017 Full story

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Washington would benefit from ANWR leasing

For the last two decades, federal legislation allowing oil and gas exploration in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) has been stymied. Now, it is part of federal tax reform which Congress is likely to approve. Allowing new... — Updated 12/6/2017

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion

The season upon us

Christmas. The word brings a wonderful excitement to children all around the world. Visions of presents, Santa, hot chocolate and goodies galore dance between the temples of the little ones. Blinking lights, snowmen and reindeer... — Updated 12/6/2017

 
 By Jack Stevenson    Opinion

The license for war

In the 1700s, when weapons of war were still primitive, the Founders of our constitution were wise enough to know that war could ruin nations, and they gave the congress the sole authority to declare war. Congress last declared... — Updated 12/6/2017

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News

Port district notes solvent golf course operation

There was some good news and “black ink” noted as Grant County Port District 7 commissioners reviewed the past season’s activity at Banks Lake Golf Course. The port district operates the 18-hole golf course and this is the se... — Updated 12/6/2017

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Boys & Girls Club sees official opening at community center

Local school-aged children finally have more to do in the area, thanks to the Nespelem Boys & Girls Club. The Nespelem Boys & Girls club had its official opening and dedicat... — Updated 12/6/2017

 

Newsbriefs

Christmas crafts stolen Patty Williams works for months making her “towel tops” to sell at Christmas bazaars in the area, but somebody stole them from her basement last week, she told The Star. Williams makes the product,... — Updated 12/6/2017

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News

Lake Roosevelt Jr./Sr. High named school of distinction

Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School is one of seven schools in Educational Service District 171 to be named a “School of Distinction.” The 2017 award was posted in November, and high school Principal Mark Herndon outlined... — Updated 12/6/2017

 

Soon, solid footings

A crew pours concrete mix for the foundation of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's new fire station above SR-155 across from Pole Park Thursday. The $13.6 million project is... — Updated 12/6/2017

 

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