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 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 22, 2020 

Tribes ban single-use plastic bags

The Colville Tribes have banned single-use plastic bags from stores on the reservation, and the state is looking at doing the same. A resolution passed by the Colville Business Council went into effect Jan. 1 that bans single-use plastic bags from...

 

Snow much fun

Jeff and Malaya Piturachsatit find enough snow left at North Dam Park for a fun outing Sunday afternoon. To check out the chance of snow in the next week, see our Weather Watcher Forecast on page 8....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 22, 2020 

Changes happening in Electric City governance

Change is afoot in Electric City with the last remaining councilmember from the old regime resigning and the fire chief reinstated after being fired last year. Electric City Councilmember Aaron Derr resigned from his position in a letter dated Jan....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 22, 2020 

Ice Age park bid selection delayed

Those excited for a park in Electric City will have to wait a while longer before park details and construction details are finalized. The Electric City council chose not to accept a bid on the proposed Ice Age Park at their Jan. 14 meeting, hoping...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 22, 2020 

Lucas Bird: From go-karts to NASCAR

Lucas Bird has been racing since he started with go-karts at age 6 and has been winning championships ever since. The 2018 Lake Roosevelt graduate won the NASCAR WHELEN All-American Series Stateline M...

 

Newsbrief

Rupe chosen as mayor pro tempore Electric City Councilmember Bob Rupe was chosen as mayor pro tempore at the council’s Jan. 14 meeting. Rupe would serve as mayor in the absence of Mayor Diane Kohout....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 22, 2020 

Rasmussen joins park commission

The man in charge of sports in the local school district took on an extra volunteer role Monday night. Tim Rasmussen stepped into a vacant commissioner spot for the Coulee Area Park and Recreation...

 

Man sentenced for beating girlfriend

A federal court sentenced a man to two years in prison for beating his girlfriend, a U.S. Attorney’s office said last week. U.S. District Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson sentenced Louis Mark Clark, 28, Nespelem, to 24 months after Clark had pleaded...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 22, 2020 

Almira man arrested in fraud investigation

A 41-year-old Almira man was booked into Lincoln County Jail on several charges stemming from a fraud investigation by the county sheriff’s office, Sheriff Wade Magers stated Saturday. David W. McCoy was booked into jail Friday on charges of...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/13 - A woman reported losing her ID, kept in a cigarette pack, somewhere between the Electric City Bar & Grill and her home. She told police she’d already ordered a replacement, but wanted to report losing it in case someone...

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News    January 22, 2020 

Republicans aim to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hang-up

As Initiative 976, the car tabs measure approved by voters in November, is held up in the State Supreme Court, Republicans proposed laws that would guarantee the $30 car tabs Washington voters approved. “It is just a clean $30 car tab,” said Sen...

 

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 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 15, 2020

Golf course sale falls through

The sale of the Banks Lake Golf Course to Rattlesnake Ridge, Inc. has fallen through. The terms of the $1.8 million sale of the golf course and surrounding land, as well as equipment and buildings on 189.3 acres, was approved by Port District 7,... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 15, 2020

New Elmer City council member sworn in

Bill Dunlap was appointed to the Elmer City council on Jan. 9 to a seat that had been vacant for over a year. Dunlap's term lasts until the end of 2021, when he'll be up for reelection. Dunlap told...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 15, 2020

Senior Meals Program delivers nutritious meals to those who qualify

The Senior Meals Program wants you to know they have food to eat at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center for people of all ages, and they'll deliver to seniors who qualify for delivery. The home...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 15, 2020

Recycling containers in place in Delano

Recycling containers are now in place at the Delano Regional Transfer Station to take in plastics, paper, tin cans, aluminum cans, and even some electronics. One of the new containers placed outside t...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    January 15, 2020

Dale Rey takes seat at Coulee Dam

Dale Rey, along with the mayor and two other council members, took the oath of office and accepted a seat at the council table in Coulee Dam, Jan. 8. Rey was appointed by the council Dec. 11 to the se...

 

New Electric City mayor, council members sworn in

A new Electric City mayor, as well as four new city council members, were sworn into office on Jan. 4 during a retreat in Ephrata. City Administrator Russ Powers swore in the new mayor, Diane Kohout,...

 

Newsbriefs

Nespelem Community Center offering shelter from cold Those battling the cold in the Nespelem area can contact the community center there at 509-634-2370 or 509-978-9564 if they need a place to warm up. “The center is open until 8:00 p.m., but...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 15, 2020

Machine vends passes and permits at Northrup Point

It's a little easier in the Coulee now to get a Discover Pass to park at Washington State Parks. An automated pay station located at Northrup Point along SR-155, in the same area as Northrup Canyon...

 

GOP Senators propose free use of state parks

OLYMPIA — Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville and Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville, have co-sponsored...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/6 - A man and his aunt separated for the night after yelling at each other at their apartment on Hill Street. The aunt was mad he was smoking marijuana in the apartment. - A man and woman on Burdin Boulevard were said to be too...

 

Plastic bags ban survey

The Colville Indian Reservation is banning single use plastic bags, and the state of Washington is looking at doing the same. A survey on the topic asks our readers what they think, results of which will be used in a future Star article. Take the...

 

Shocking in the new

A group of intrepid individuals celebrated New Year's Day in the cold waters of Lake Roosevelt at Spring Canyon at noon. A dozen braved the water in polar plunge that lasted just seconds but...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 8, 2020

Sign outlining "Coulee Corridor" up after years of effort

Tourist and locals alike might learn a little history by stopping at North Dam Park. Framed by basalt pillars, a kiosk detailing the Coulee Corridor National Scenic Byway was placed at North Dam Park...

 

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