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Three American white pelicans hang out with gulls on an island on the west side of Steamboat Rock near Barker Canyon last weekend. With a 9-foot wingspan, they are one of the largest birds in North...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 16, 2019 

Deputy: Prop 1 could change criminal dynamic in county

A proposition on the November ballot could bring millions of dollars into Grant County coffers to fund a new jail and add to local police budgets, and two officers explained the measure at a luncheon...

 

Governments will practice emergency response on lake against invasive mussels

State, federal, and tribal governments will come together next week on Lake Roosevelt for the first on-the-ground exercise in the Columbia River basin to prepare for an infestation of non-native...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 16, 2019 

Birdie Hensley is running for council position 2 in Electric City

"I'm always interested in the places I live and what's going on and I'd like to be a part of it," Birdie Hensley said about running for reelection on the city council. "If you're not on the council yo...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 16, 2019 

Rupe running for council pos. #2 in Electric City

Bob Rupe is running again for Electric City council. Rupe previously served on the council for 12 years, the last time being about eight years ago, he said. Rupe said he'd like to work on the city's...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/8 - A Grand Coulee woman reported a package missing, only to find it in the trunk of her vehicle later. 10/10 - Police were unable to locate pedestrians the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said were trying to flag down...

 

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Chamber today

The chamber meeting for today will have Kelly Steffens from Coulee Medical Center as the guest speaker. She'll be talking about the need for annual wellness visits. It begins at noon at LaPresa....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 9, 2019

Dam breaks for Electric City lodging tax funds

The Electric City Council Tuesday voted to spend $338,550 of funds collected for improving tourism, most of it on a city park, departing from years of what some saw as an overly stingy practice. The new Ice Age Park, for which city officials turned c...

 

Pouring Raiders

The Lake Roosevelt Raider football team pours back into Greene Field from the top of the bleachers Friday night after halftime for their homecoming game. The team is on a roll with four wins and no...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 9, 2019

Teenage boy is missing

The grandmother of a 14-year-old boy is asking anyone who sees him to report it to Colville Tribal Police. Cathy Covington says she's been raising Javante Picard since he was 3 years old and that...

 

County taking requests for tourism tax funds

The Grant County Tourism Commission is currently seeking grant applications for qualifying tourism-promotion campaigns, events and projects for 2020. All grant applications must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 29. For more...

 

Station coming along

Workers on the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation fire station being built along SR-155 is anticipated to be completed in April of 2020, according to Public Affairs Specialist Lynne Brougher. "The weather is...

 

Grand Coulee to get funding for wastewater plan

Grand Coulee will get a little help from a state agency to assess its options regarding its once state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant that is now reaching old age. The Washington State Dept. of Commerce announced last week that it awarded the...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 9/30 - A man on King Street said he had to use a shop vacuum while repairing a toilet, and once done, rinsed the vacuum and dumped it across the street in some bushes. An officer, responding to a report from a neighbor, told him...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 9, 2019

Carole Nordine wants to see projects through on council

Having been appointed to the Electric City Council twice, Carol Nordine would like to continue in that role to see projects finished and new ones begun. Now she'd like to be elected to keep her seat a...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 9, 2019

Cate Slater thinks council should be more open

Cate Slater is running for city council Position 4 in Electric City, wanting to give back to the community she's come to call home. Slater said she'd talk with friends, family, and coworkers about...

 

Spokane man sentenced to five years for beating, stabbing girlfriend

A federal judge sentenced a Spokane man to five years in prison for hitting and stabbing his girlfriend multiple times in 2018. Tommie Joe Flett, 47, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, was sentenced after...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 2, 2019

Teenage boy missing

The grandmother of a 14-year-old boy is asking anyone who sees him to report it to Colville Tribal Police. Cathy Covington says she's been raising Javante Picard since he was 3 years old and that...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 2, 2019

City breaks ground on Ice Age Park

Officials broke ground on Electric City's first park, an Ice Age-themed area expected to be finished near the end of July, 2020 at a cost of over a half million dollars. A ground-breaking event at...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 2, 2019

Bussert seeks reelection on Electric City council

Lonna Bussert has been on the Electric City council about 10 years and is running against challenger Cheryl Hoffman to keep her seat. One of the projects she cares about the most is the Ice Age Park...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 2, 2019

Cheryl Hoffman running for council

Cheryl Hoffman is running for a seat on the Electric City Council. "I chose to run because I disagree with a number of decisions the council has made," Hoffman said in an interview with The Star. "I...

 

Newsbriefs

Hospital gaining ground Coulee Medical Center is beating its budget for the year, having gained $1,166,551 more than it’s spent to operate through August, Chief Financial Officer Kelly Hughes reported to hospital district commissioner Monday...

 

Cultural Awareness

Lake Roosevelt Schools held a" Cultural Awareness Gathering" Sept. 26, the day before Native American Day, on their sunny football field in Coulee Dam. "The goal of Cultural Awareness Gathering is to...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    October 2, 2019

Tribes changing to four-day work week

The Colville Business Council, the governing body of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, has approved implementation of a four-day work week, with 10-hour days. The switch was set for Sept. 30, after the CBC approved Resolution #2019...

 

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