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 News    April 1, 2020 

School meal deliveries just changed

Kids up to 18 years of age have been getting meals from the Grand Coulee Dam School District at their bus route pickup spots while school is out for the virus-related shutdown. That plan changed on Monday. Meal deliveries will now be made at eight...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 1, 2020 

This looks like a job for the Mask Avengers!

In response to the coronavirus epidemic, locals have been making washable, reusable fabric respiratory masks for the local hospital, as well as for individuals and other organizations. A Facebook...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Some argue simple masks better than nothing

Although simple made-at-home masks lack the sophisticated filters that catch 95% of items as small as a virus, there’s heavy debate on whether official recommendations that people who are not sick should not wear them make sense. Current articles...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 1, 2020 

Charlie Long commemorated for 60 years with American Legion

Charlie Long has been a member of the American Legion for 60 years! Greg Behrens, vice commander at Post 157 in Electric City, presented the Coulee Dam man with a 60-year certificate March 25....

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

No takers yet for daycare for children of medical and emergency workers

Local parents in the medical and emergency field have not yet taken advantage of daycare offered for their children by the Grand Coulee Dam School District, Superintendent Paul Turner told The Star in an email on March 27. “Currently we have no...

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News    April 1, 2020 

State scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for health care workers

Millions of N-95 masks and other types of personal protective equipment are being delivered to Washington State as public health and emergency response officials scramble to obtain the equipment needed to respond to the growing COVID-19 outbreak....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 1, 2020 

Dump rates discussion spans months

In a convoluted process, a raise in dumping rates at the Delano Transfer Station, approved in October by the Regional Board of Mayors, was approved again in March, but still must be approved by the four area towns before it might be implemented,...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

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 News    April 1, 2020 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 3/21 - A man got his foot caught in the foot brace of his motorcycle while at a stop sign along SR-155, and possibly broke his ankle when the bike rolled back. He was taken to the hospital. His friends took care of the motorcycle. - An...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Spring cleanup delayed!

The spring cleanup ad that ran in this week's Star was a mistake, a sort of unintentional April Fools mishap. The community spring cleanup is delayed until further notice....

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Casinos extend closure through April 30

12 Tribes Colville Casinos, including the Coulee Dam Casino, have extended their closure through April 30. An April 1 press release from 12 Tribes Colville Casinos details the closure. "Following guidance from the Colville Business Council, 12...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 25, 2020

Virus response forcing changes in local life, closures of some businesses

After days of reports of droves of people not complying with his pleas to stay home, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a mandatory order Monday to shut many public places and non-essential businesses in an...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 25, 2020

Hospital rep discusses COVID-19 with Grand Coulee council

With Coulee Medical Center officially in emergency mode, a representative updated the Grand Coulee City Council last week on what that currently means. Tyler Donn spoke on behalf of CMC March 17 in regard to the COVID-19, coronavirus epidemic. Donn...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 25, 2020

School meal deliveries changing next week

Kids up to 18 years of age have been getting meals from the Grand Coulee Dam School District at their bus route pickup spots while school is out for the virus-related shutdown. That plan will change on Monday, the school district said Thursday. Meal...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 25, 2020

Electric City declares state of emergency

Electric City Mayor Diane Kohout declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic, and utility late fees and shutoffs have been suspended for the duration of the situation. A special council meeting was held on March 19 in the Electric...

 

Outpatient lab to move

CMC’s Outpatient Lab will move across the parking lot to the tan “Professional Building B as of March 30, the hospital said, to cut down on the number of people entering the facility and lowering the possible entrance of the new...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 25, 2020

Controversial street construction in Electric City tough to reverse

The cost of making changes to controversial street work being done in Electric City could be high. The city council and mayor in a special meeting last week spoke to representatives from the Gray & Osborne engineering firm over the phone. Those...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 25, 2020

LR plans to continue paying staff through coronavirus epidemic

Lake Roosevelt Schools intends to continue to pay their staff throughout the duration of the coronavirus epidemic, which has shut down the school at least through April 24. A March 23 Grand Coulee Dam School District board meeting was held remotely...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 25, 2020

Spring sports fate "up in the air" this year

With schools shut down due to the coronavirus epidemic, the spring sports season is in serious question, but a month of play is possible. Spring sports include: baseball, softball, golf, tennis, and track and field. The topic of athletics was...

 

City halls still operating, but buildings closed to public

The city halls in Electric City, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam, and Elmer City are closed to the public due to the coronavirus epidemic, but are still staffed to answer the phone to answer questions, and can still take payments for utility bills. Electric...

 

Up to a big job

Workers on Grand Coulee Dam perform maintenance scheduled in conjunction with drawdowns of Lake Roosevelt Friday. Even if the federal facility were owned by the state or even a private entity, they...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 25, 2020

Owner: Annexing property would make consolidating cities possible

A Delano couple wants to formally annex their property into the city of Grand Coulee to make its consolidation with Electric City possible. Jim Keene spoke to the Grand Coulee council at their March 17 meeting. Keene pointed to a map showing that...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 3/16 - The driver of a truck with a badly damaged windshield was reported by multiple people, and pulled over near Jess Ford. The man was intoxicated, and was cited for driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, and...

 

Survey: How has corona affected your life in the Coulee?

The Star is interested in knowing how the coronavirus pandemic has affected your life at home in the Coulee. Please take our survey and let us know how it has changed your home life or work life, and what you've been doing to pass the time spent...

 

We're wondering how you're doing

From work-at-home options to the school closure or now your business or job closing to help battle the coronavirus pandemic, we've all had a lot to deal with, and we're interested in what you have to...

 

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