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1. Go to www.grandcoulee.com 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 11/24/2021 Full story

 
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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 11/24/2021 Full story

 
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Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/16 - A driver was pulled over on Second Street because his taillights weren’t working, and he didn’t have a license plate. He turned out to be wanted on a felony warrant out of Okanogan County for... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Vintners and brewers auction, dinner, and more coming in December

Going once! Going twice! Sold! To the lady in the ugly sweater! A virtual auction, a collaborative dinner provided by local restaurants, an ugly sweater contest, wine and beer? What’s not to like?  The Vintners and Brewers... — Updated 11/24/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News 

How to find already decorated Christmas tree

If you love the season but not the prep, winning an already-decorated Christmas tree might be just what you need. If so, the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center is aiming its next... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Transfer station needs to raise rates to stay out of the red

It costs a pretty penny to throw garbage away, and not everyone wants to spend it.  The Regional Board of Mayors is proposing a 33% increase in rates at the Delano Regional Transfer Station, which is on track to lose up to $150,00... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

School board Zoom meeting hacked

Hackers disrupted the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s board meeting Monday night as “trolls” who logged onto the Zoom meeting. Superintendent Paul Turner, along with the district’s board of directors, held the meeting... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
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New Covid case count: 22 in the local area this week

There have been 22 new cases of COVID-19 reported for local towns by local counties since last week’s update from The Star, with 16 of those new cases in Nespelem.  According to Grant County Health District data last updated... — Updated 11/24/2021 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Marconi honored before school board departure after 14 years

After serving 14 years on the Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors, Carla Marconi will be leaving the board after not filing for reelection this year. At their Nov.... — Updated 11/24/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News 

City struggling with mandate question

City council members and officials expressed views at their last meeting on a proposal to require Coulee Dam’s employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. After the council’s third discussion on... — Updated 11/24/2021

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/9 - A Lincoln Avenue man reported finding his cat in his neighbor’s trap. The neighbor was confrontational when the reporting party confronted him about it. The neighbor told police that neighborhood cats... — Updated 11/17/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

For Betty, golf is a joy at 96

For Betty Davis, a day on the golf course isn't about keeping score, it's about getting to a place free of cares. "When I'm out here, I think of nothing behind me," she said... — Updated 11/17/2021

 

21 new Covid cases are reported locally

There have been 21 new cases of COVID-19 reported for local towns by local counties since The Star’s last update two weeks ago on Nov. 3, with 12 of those new cases being located in Nespelem.  According to Grant County Health... — Updated 11/17/2021 Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

The sounds of cryptocurrency and roosters

People living near the cryptocurrency mining building on Coulee Boulevard in Electric City might have a point when they complain about the noise.  Decibel meter readings performed by the city seem to justify the claim made in... — Updated 11/17/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Scouts deliver for food bank

Local scouts collected about 1,200 pounds of food for the local food bank this past week.  "The food bank is now very well stocked," said Carol Nordine, manager of the Care and... — Updated 11/17/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

School board gives architect direction for sports facilities

What if Lake Roosevelt baseball and softball were played at the same place? What if there were two gyms? What if there was a track around the football field? After abandoning the costly, $50 million idea of locating all sports... — Updated 11/17/2021

 

Assembly to honor veterans revived

From left, local veterans Arnie Holt, Pat Zlateff, Ed Cawston, Bugs Shear, Ray Spackman, Alan Murray, Doug Marconi, Dave Tonasket and Jim Smith march out with the colors at the end... — Updated 11/17/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Power outages expected in today's winds

The National Weather Service in Spokane has increased the urgency of its language regarding this current wind event, warning "winds will blow down trees and power lines" (emphasis... — Updated 11/15/2021 Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Ferry closed for wind

High winds have prompted the closing of Keller Ferry on Sunday until further notice. The Washington state department of transportation issued a notice just after 11 am Sunday that... — Updated 11/14/2021 Full story

 

Preparing to honor veterans

District Music Director Gabriel James leads middle school students in a class and practice last week as they prepare, along with high school students, for an assembly to honor... — Updated 11/10/2021

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/2 - A Banks Avenue property owner observed through a camera system someone measuring things on her property like a construction worker would do. She is submitting the video to police and just wants to know... — Updated 11/10/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Council to consider vax mandate, utility rates, budget

Coulee Dam’s city council will consider a proposed vaccine mandate for employees tonight as part of its regular meeting at 6 p.m. in a meeting open via phone or an online service only. The issue was raised a council meeting a mon... — Updated 11/10/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Local WWII veteran shares Okinawa experiences

Local veteran Fred Long served in Okinawa, Japan, among other places, during World War II, and has stories from his time there that you can read. And he shared more with us last... — Updated 11/10/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

School levies coming to February ballot

Two levies with a combined tax rate of $4.20 per thousand dollars of assessed property value will be on the ballot in February to replace expiring levies of the same combined rate. On Monday, the Grand Coulee Dam School District... — Updated 11/10/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Election results so far listed for local area races

With an estimated 300 ballots left to count before another vote count update Monday, incumbents in local elections still appear to be keeping their seats, according to Grant County’s website, which also states that 38.41% of the... — Updated 11/10/2021

 

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