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Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/27 - A Cheney man crashed his convertible into a parked car outside of the ice cream shop on Midway Avenue. The second vehicle moved approximately 50 feet, hitting another parked car. The driver was the only... — Updated 8/4/2021


How to attend public meetings in the Grand Coulee Dam area

With multiple towns, boards, and districts, there are lots of meetings happening in the Grand Coulee Dam area that each offer opportunity to engage in the processes that affect... — Updated 8/4/2021 Full story


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1. Go to with your browser. 2. To get instant access, click the small ad in the upper right corner, circled in red here. It's linked to a page with a form for... — Updated 8/4/2021 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Covid cases at a minimum locally

There have only been a few cases of Covid locally in the past month.  Since June 30, when The Star last reported local covid numbers, there have been zero cases reported from Grant County Public Health for the Grand Coulee and... — Updated 8/4/2021 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Signs allowed to stay for Main Street property owner

Grand Coulee has decided to allow local property owner Sam Hsieh to continue to display multiple advertising signs along his lot located on Main Street called “Coulee Plaza.”  “I would like to thank the mayor and the city... — Updated 8/4/2021


Newsbrief - Streets in Coulee Dam to get seal coat

At their July 28 meeting, the Coulee Dam City Council accepted a bid of $102,200 from Tomer Construction for a seal coat project on Roosevelt, Mead, Central and Crest Avenues in 2022. The cost will be paid for with grant money... — Updated 8/4/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Where there is fire, there is smoke

"If you smell smoke, you're breathing smoke," a smoke outlook report from says. Today, Wednesday, Grand Coulee is projected to have air that is "unhealthy for... — Updated 8/4/2021 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Masks to be required at schools regardless of vaccination status

Everyone who enters Lake Roosevelt Schools’ indoor areas this year should expect to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status, including staff, students, and visitors. Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Paul... — Updated 8/4/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News 

C.D. Council hears complaint about alarming army training

A loud US Army training exercise on a hillside above town drew a different kind of fire at Coulee Dam’s city council meeting July 28, a small-caliber complaint compared to the big guns that alarmed citizens late at night July... — Updated 8/4/2021


Health advisory from Grant County Public Health

Grant County Public Health issued a public health advisory today which includes advice for those who are vaccinated and unvaccinated, including to wear a mask indoors and avoid... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Colvilles meet governor at 'epicenter of climate change'

Gov. Jay Inslee met with tribal leaders and people affected by wildfire in Nespelem last week, characterizing the area as perhaps "the epicenter of climate change." He met with the... — Updated 7/29/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

Rangers rattle town with big guns

Loud gunfire that woke and frightened Coulee Dam residents Thursday night was part of a “routine military training,” a US Army spokesman said. The repeating racket that started about 10:30 sounded to some former military men... — Updated 7/28/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

Firefighters, aircraft hold Northrup fire down

A fire that started along the highway along Banks Lake Thursday evening quickly turned into a threat to a local landmark canyon and to farms above the coulee wall. The Northrup Fire... — Updated 7/28/2021 Full story


Meetings & Notices

Eagles Auxiliary to Meet Grand Coulee Eagle Auxiliary will be holding a 2 p.m. meeting on the first and third Monday of the month. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call Margie at 633-3443.... — Updated 7/28/2021


Candidates hard to reach

Two candidates for Grand Coulee City Council were not reached before deadline. With three candidates on the ballot for Council position 1, it’s the only local election in the primary that ends Aug. 3. The Star attempted to reach... — Updated 7/28/2021


Election day is August 3

Here are a few things to remember about you ballot. The ballot envelope must be signed. If you mail your ballot, postage is paid. Check with your local Post Office for cutoff times to get you ballot postmarked properly. The... — Updated 7/28/2021


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/19 - Police responded to Burdin Boulevard on a report that a white pitbull had a fawn in its mouth. The reporting party told police that the dog dropped the fawn when approached and the fawn ran off. They... — Updated 7/28/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Federal money can help local cities fund infrastructure

Local cities will be able to spend money from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, with a combined total of about a million dollars, on things like infrastructure and helping residents. The cities receive money based on their... — Updated 7/28/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

CMC to offer forum on vaccines

If you are one of many with questions you’d like answered before deciding whether to get vaccinated against the SARS Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, take note: you may get your questions answered at an upcoming forum on... — Updated 7/28/2021 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Senior center volunteers feed firefighters

Firefighters work up an appetite saving homes and lands, and they have to eat, often in a small town with no notice of a big need for food. The Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center... — Updated 7/28/2021



Grand Coulee getting new electronic speed signs The Grand Coulee City Council approved on July 20 the purchase of two electronic, solar-powered, speed limit signs estimated to cost between $5,000 and $6,000 total. The signs will... — Updated 7/28/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

Northrup Fire 65% contained

The Northrup Fire that started Thursday along highway 155 is now 65% contained after burning an estimated 252 acres, an update from the fire management team in charge said Saturday... — Updated 7/24/2021 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News

Updated 7-23 at 1:05 pm | State Fire mobilization authorized for Northrup Canyon Fire

The fire that started along SR-155 Thursday afternoon has burned about 300 acres, prompted evacuation notices and still threatening structures and standing wheat. It was moving down... — Updated 7/23/2021 Full story


Level 2 evacuation notice for "Jones Bay community" issued

Level 2 Evacuation notice - Jones Bay community Level 2 Evacuation notice due to wildfire. This is a Level 2 evacuation notice for people in the following areas of Grant County,... — Updated 7/22/2021 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Another multibillion dollar pumped-storage hydropower project proposed

A $4.9 billion pumped-storage hydropower project has been given preliminary nods by regulators for a site 35 miles upstream from Grand Coulee Dam, near Creston. Similar to the... — Updated 7/21/2021 Full story


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