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Organizations scramble, adjust to check virus spread

Local institutions are rapidly adjusting on the fly after a series of cascading emergency announcements from state and national authorities mandating increasingly harsh measures to stop the spread of the new virus that has infected nearly 190,000 wor... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 18, 2020

Grant County COVID-19 cases surge

Grant County Health District issued three advisories Saturday — a day when the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 jumped from 11 to 18 — urging people in high risk groups to “shelter in place... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 18, 2020

School districts delivers over 200 meals

Students in the Grand Coulee Dam School got their first taste of bus-delivered meals Friday with 215 of them picking up meals delivered by bus two hours after their normal bus pickup time. Superintendent Paul Turner said the school board meeting on... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 18, 2020

School updates community in response to COVID-19 epidemic

Lake Roosevelt Schools will continue to feed and teach students, just not in the school. Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcment March 13 that schools statewide would close, the Grand Coulee Dam School District released a parent and community... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 18, 2020

You can attend school board meeting tonight using your computer, phone, or tablet

You can attend tonight's school board meeting from the comfort of your own home. The Grand Coulee Dam School District's board meeting, scheduled for tonight at 5:30 p.m., will be accessible via Zoom,... Full story

 

School meals being delivered on Friday

School meals will be delivered Friday morning to students who meet the bus at their regular bus stops two hours later than they would normally meet it on a regular school day. “Understand that we do not have any way to know how many meals we will... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 18, 2020

Electric City requests extension on park timeline

Electric City will seek an extension for their Ice Age Park grant through the state’s Recreation & Conservation Office. At the March 10 city council meeting, Mayor Diane Kohout told the council that the city received a letter from the RCO saying th...

 

Grand Coulee won't shut off utilities during COVID-19 epidemic

The Grand Coulee council voted at their March 17 meeting not to shut off anyone's utilities for non-payment during the COVID-19, coronavirus epidemic. The council decided to review late fees for non-payment on a case by case basis... Full story

 

Trying something new

Ted Piccolo walks on a concrete pad outside the master beadroom of a new house in Elmer City just built on speculation by the Northwest Native Development Fund in an effort to affect the local... Full story

 

COVID-19 delays tours at Grand Coulee Dam

The Grand Coulee Dam will continue to operate as usual, but its visitor center will be closed to the public, and tours of the dam, which had been scheduled to start April 1, will be delayed until further notice. “Today, the Bureau of Reclamation... Full story

 

Hall appointed to council

Larry Hall is sworn in to his new duties as a member of the city council in Coulee Dam. Hall served the city for many years as a police seargent until his retirement, was appointed to a vacant seat...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 18, 2020

Ongoing street construction discussed in Electric City

Construction may resume soon on controversial street projects in Electric City, and city council members spoke on the topic at their March 10 meeting. A parking lot in front of city hall was built over what had been a stretch of Western Avenue,...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/10 - A man on Kelso Avenue said his air compressor, which he built himself, had been stolen, valued between $375-$500. An officer had him draw the air compressor. The man said two other men he saw in the area were possible suspe...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 18, 2020

Star is closed except by appointment

Effective Monday, March 16, The Star is closed except by appointment in keeping with official requests to limit social interaction to address the coronovirus outbreak. Our office doesn’t have to be open to the public for most of our services; we... Full story

 
 By Press release    News    March 18, 2020

Studded tire removal deadline extended to April 30

OLYMPIA – The arrival of spring typically means drivers in Washington have until March 31 to remove studded tires. However, this year the Washington State Department of Transportation is extending the deadline to Thursday, April 30, due to... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 11, 2020

Grant County man dies of COVID-19

A Grant County resident has died after becoming infected with the coronavirus, but an Okanogan County resident’s test results came back negative as have some at Coulee Medical Center. And community organizations are taking precautions against COVID... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    March 11, 2020

School to close, local events altering in wake of new virus

School to close, local events altering in wake of new virus Schools statewide will close by Tuesday, following an orders coming from Gov. Jay Inslee as the state responds to the threat of a new virus... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 11, 2020

New Steamboat Rock book tells pictorial history of local landmark

A collection of early and rare photos highlighting the history of Steamboat Rock is being published and will be available for purchase in April. The book tells a linear story of Steamboat Rock, from N...

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News    March 11, 2020

Legislature bans single-use plastic bags

Consumers will need to remember to bring their own reusable shopping bags if they want to avoid the fee that a new law will put on plastic bags.     Senate Bill 5323 bans retailers and grocers from handing out single-use plastic bags for free....

 

Flint seeks re-election to PUD commission

Tom Flint Monday announced his fifth run for re-election as Grant Public Utility District (Grant PUD) commissioner, District A-At Large. He first joined the commission in 2000. “Institutional knowledge and stability are important characteristics...

 

Virus prompts Grant PUD to close facilities

As a precautionary measure to protect the safety of customers and employees, all Grant PUD facilities will now be closed to public access, a press release from the utility announced late Tuesday, and as many employees as possible will be told to stay... Full story

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 3/3 - Police performed a welfare check on a man’s daughter said to live in Delano. Police spoke to a neighbor who said that he hadn’t seen the woman or her boyfriend at the house in about three days, and thought they may be at...

 

Fire routs trailer

Firefighters dig through the smoldering remains of a fifth-wheel trailer that caught on fire early Sunday morning. Two occupants got out of the trailer on Lakeview Boulevard in Delano safely, Grand...

 

Kokanee showing low numbers in Lake Roosevelt

Wild kokanee in Lake Roosevelt, showing low numbers, are a subject of study for the Colville Tribes' biologists. For the next two years, groups of kokanee will be caught and tagged in order to study t...

 

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