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 By Roger Lucas    Opinion

Scott wins statewide award

Our Scott Hunter received the Miles Turnbull award for excellence in journalism. Turnbull was the publisher of the Leavenworth paper and later executive director of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association. He is deceased,... — Updated 11/1/2023


Looking back in the coulee

10 years ago The regional board of mayors is finding out that it’s operating agreement is a poor way to run a railroad facing emergency repairs at the Delano transfer site. A month ago the mayors put a hold on the single bid... — Updated 8/9/2023


Looking back in the coulee

10 years ago Challenger Greg Wilder garnered 67% of the primary vote ending Tuesday night to place himself solidly in the general election race against Coulee Dam mayor Quincy Snow. The school board we’ll meet tonight in an... — Updated 8/2/2023


Where is Scott Hunter?

Everyone knows Scott. In fact, he might be the best known man in our coulee towns. He owns The Star newspaper, and you might say he is The Star newspaper. You would have to have Gwen Hilson to take a bow. She has worked there for... — Updated 7/26/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Lake Roosevelt graduates 40 in class of 2023

Forty students graduated from Lake Roosevelt High School Saturday as the class of 2023 gathered for that last time - on the stage at the gym in gown and cap. Much about the... — Updated 6/14/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

"Shred Day" coming Saturday, April 22

After Tax Day, you may want to clean house of no-longer-needed financial records. To help, and in keeping with its recent practice, the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club will offer its b... — Updated 4/22/2023


Rotary Club planning a shred day

Right now, you may be thinking about taxes and records, but soon you’ll be thinking about what to do with those records you no longer need to keep. A local club has an answer. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Rotary Club, which has... — Updated 1/25/2023


Jeff Foster running for Grant Co. commissioner  

Jeff Foster sees changes that need to be made in Grant County, feels like he is the man for the job, and is challenging incumbent Commissioner Cindy Carter, who has held the seat... — Updated 10/5/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Event planned to connect youth to careers

Do you know who’s going to need a career to make a living someday? High school kids. And do you know who could use some employees? The local hospital. Put two and two together, and you’ve got Coulee Career Connection. The... — Updated 9/14/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Senior living project moving to next phases

People agree that housing for seniors in the area is needed, but the effort comes with a hefty price tag in the $15-$20 million range.  The Grand Coulee Dam Area Senior Center spent $7,500 on a feasibility study for senior... — Updated 6/15/2022


Orville John Scharbach

  Orville John Scharbach, 99, of Liberty Lake and former Grand Coulee resident passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Guardian Angel Assisted Living surrounded by his family.... — Updated 4/27/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Home prices go higher in tight local, national markets

As in most of the country, housing in the Grand Coulee Dam area is in short supply, pushing prices high. “It’s happening everywhere,” said longtime local broker Merle Kennedy of Foisy and Kennedy. Nationally, prices on... — Updated 3/30/2022

 By Ramona Hicks    Opinion

Dear Coulee Medical Center Community,

This is an open letter of thanks to everyone who advocated for, supported, gave a forum for discussion, or assisted us to get the message out, regarding a piece of legislation that would have had a detrimental impact on rural... — Updated 3/23/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Lifetime achievement award started in honor of Manley 

A lot can be accomplished in a lifetime.  The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce is starting a new award for lifetime achievement in honor of Colleen Manley who died unexpectedly earlier this year at the age of 63. “If... — Updated 3/16/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Capital levy, if approved, could continue upgrades at schools

Capital levy dollars, with some assistance from grants, have helped upgrade the heating and air conditioning (HVAC), roofing and electrical systems at the gym, as well as to... — Updated 1/26/2022


Community leader Colleen Manley passes

Colleen Manley, who started her career as a teller and rose to CEO of the largest credit union headquartered in north-central Washington, died unexpectedly Monday from natural causes. Manley worked at CDFCU for 43 years, starting... — Updated 1/12/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

"Ask VaxFacts" event coming

Anyone needing answers about Covid vaccines can take advantage of an online meeting being arranged with a local doctor whose been taking note of people’s questions and is still listening. Dr. Jennifer Knox, a family practice and... — Updated 9/22/2021


Ask VaxFacts effort

Even as COVID-19 issues cause the local hospital to be short staffed at times, Dr. Jennifer Knox is preparing to answer questions from the community on COVID-19 vaccines later this month in coordination with the Rotary Club, Grant... — Updated 9/15/2021


Graduates make it through extra-challenging years

Lake Roosevelt High School graduates took deep breaths of fresh air at their graduation ceremony Saturday after two school years boxed in by a global pandemic. The class of 2021,... — Updated 6/16/2021


Shredding and generosity

People with cars, trucks, SUVs and trailers wait in line Saturday at North Dam Park as Rotary Club volunteers unload their paper documents into bins for shredding. The machine... — Updated 4/21/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

School architect to be selected

The school district will be interviewing, then selecting, an architect who could eventually design new athletic facilities, as well as options for what to do with the former high sc... — Updated 4/15/2021


Get ready to shred

The local Rotary Club will be back this month with another mass-document shredding event like those it has been organizing every other year. The event planned for last year had to be canceled due to the pandemic, but the club will... — Updated 4/14/2021


The aftermath of the pandemic

The vaccine showed up, the numbers are going down, and places are beginning to open back up. While the hope of a return to normalcy may be peeking out, I want to remind ourselves... — Updated 3/24/2021

 By Bob Valen    Opinion

Air: we need it – part 2

Last month we addressed the general state of air quality monitoring across the nation and more specifically here in the state of Washington and locally. To summarize, the agencies... — Updated 2/10/2021



Anthropologist to speak online Robert Moïse will be the guest speaker at the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club’s Zoom meeting Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 5:15 p.m. and the public is invited. Moïse, a consulting anthropologist, has... — Updated 11/18/2020


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