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Articles from the December 11, 2019 edition

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 By Cindy Hval    News    December 11, 2019

Teaching future doctors keeps him fresh

Growing up on the Colville Indian Reservation, Andy Castrodale had no intention of staying in rural Eastern Washington. "I was going to get out and I wasn't coming back," he said. And yet, for 21 year...

 

"Christmas in the Coulee" inside

Readers can find our Christmas in the Coulee special section inside this issue of The Star, with suggestions to inspire a little local shopping and tips on what else to expect this season. Several of... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 11, 2019

No driver found at wreck

Police officers responding to a reported car crash in Coulee Dam Sunday morning found no sign of a driver, except for a blood trail. A Colville Tribal Police officer Coulee Dam Police Chief were...

 

A winning couple

Justin and Alicia Miller smile after winning the costume contest at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Vintners' and Brewers' event Saturday night at the Vet's Center. The...

 

Newsbriefs

Holiday open house planned The Grand Coulee Public Library will hold a “Holiday Open House” Dec. 17, from 4-7 p.m. that will offer crafts, door prizes, goodies, Stories with Mrs. Claus and a visit from Santa. Food bank to close early The Care... Full story

 

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The Washington State Patrol (WSP) says a WSP-associated phone number is being “spoofed,” used by someone who leaves voicemail bomb threats with instructions to go to a suspicious website in an apparent scam attempt. The caller leaves a voicemail...

 

It was a party

Could Dam Federal Credit Union President Colleen Manly reacts as Merle Kennedy unwraps his blind auction winnings at the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club's annual Christmas party at the credit union...

 

STEM, hydrogen and a glimpse of a future

Looking back is much easier than looking forward, but it’s not like no one is trying. Two opinion pieces on this page point to turning points in two different areas of society that will converge at some point to change the future, hopefully for the...

 

Promoting rural STEM education

Science, technology, engineering, and math – more commonly known as STEM – have become some of the most highly demanded careers in our nation’s economy. Schools across the country and in Central Washington have emphasized education programs to...

 

Hydrogen fuel cells gaining momentum

In the coming decade, investors are betting that hydrogen will become a prominent fuel that can eliminate CO2 discharges from the vehicles it energizes. According to the U.S. Energy Information...

 

The Mason City Airport

Talks of an airport to serve the Grand Coulee Dam project began soon after work on the "Low Dam" began in July 1933. The airport would be located at Mason City near the sand pile with the runway... Full story

 

Richard Thomas Borup

Richard Thomas Borup of Wichita Falls, Texas, formally of Electric City, Washington, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, in Wichita Falls. Richard was... Full story

 

Washington Cemeteries to honor veterans with "Wreaths Across America"

Olympia – On December 14, volunteer groups will gather at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, Washington Veterans Home Cemetery in Port Orchard, and Washington Soldiers Home in Orting.  In addition, many other Washington... Full story

 

Fields celebrate fiftieth anniversary

Monty and Marsha Fields of Electric City, Washington, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at the American Legion Veterans Center in Electric City from 2... Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber to Meet at Voltage Chamber will meet at noon this Thursday, December 12, at The Voltage Coffee House. General business is on the agenda. Grant County Mosquito District 2 to Meet  The Grant County Mosquito District #2 will hold its monthly... Full story

 

It's a girl for the Tufts

Jessica and Alex Tufts of Electric City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lucille Josephine Tufts, born Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand... Full story

 

McGinnises have a daughter

James and Charlotte McGinnis of Nespelem, Washinton, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Destiny Reign McGinnis, born Monday, November 11, 2019, at Coulee Medical Center in Grad Coulee, Washington. She weighed 5 lb., 5 oz., and was... Full story

 

Newest school board member sworn in

Alex Tufts is sworn in as the newest member of the Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors Monday. Tufts, a Lake Roosevelt High School graduate, himself, ran unopposed in the Nov. 5... Full story

 

Lady Raiders victorious over Manson

The Lady Raiders may as well have traveled to Manson inside a wooden horse, having decimated the Lady Trojans on their own basketball court Saturday.  In their season opener, the Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Trojans 61-34 in Manson on Saturday....

 

Explosive Raider boys win opener against Manson

The Raiders won their basketball season opener in Manson on Saturday against the Trojans. The Raiders defeated the Trojans 77-45, led by Soarin Marchand, who scored 35 points, 27 of which came from sinking nine three-point shots. Marchand “had an...

 

Wrestlers siege Davenport

Raider wrestlers hit the mats in the Okanogan Jamboree and the Davenport Invitational last week, taking the team title in the latter after their initial season warm-up in the former. The Raiders attended the Davenport Invitational on Dec. 7 where...

 

Legal notices for December 11, 2019

Town of Elmer City Availability of 2020 Preliminary Budget And Final 2020 Budget Hearing Notice is hereby given that a Preliminary 2020 Budget for the Town of Elmer City is now available at town hall, and that the city will hold the Final 2020 Budget... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 12/3 - A man was reported lying in the snow by a tree at Pole Park. Police found a man walking down SR-155 who said he was just taking a break there and didn’t need any help. - A boyfriend and girlfriend on Partello Street said...

 

State Parks offers two free days in January

OLYMPIA – Dec. 9, 2019 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer two free days in January, when visitors to state parks will not need a Discover Pass for day-use visits.  The first free day is Wednesday, Jan. 1, which...

 

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