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Grant Transit Authority meeting to discuss changes Grant Transit Authority will be holding a public meeting at Grand Coulee City Hall on November 28, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m., to discuss changes to their transportation services that would take effe...

 

Tasting books and more

Ken Miles, of Coulee Dam, and Susan Kennedy, of Electric City, converse over good books and food at an event the Friends of the Grand Coulee Area Library held Nov. 14 at The Wine Bar in Grand Coulee...

 

Out of ashes, art

A few weeks after fire, water and smoke destroyed his Elmer City home and studio, artist Ric Gendron signs books at the opening of his new showing at the Moses Lake Civic Center Friday night....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    November 21, 2018

Firefighters want to clean up Coulee Dam

Firefighters in Coulee Dam want to clean up areas of the town that could contribute to a much worse fire season than the last one under the wrong circumstances. Judah Pope told the city council Wednesday the Coulee Dam Volunteer Fire Department had...

 

Angles and iron

A welder works on the iron trusses lifted within the week onto the top of the fire station being built for the Bureau of Reclamation off SR-155. If workers are able to get the roof on before snow...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/13 - A driver was given a speeding ticket for going 55 mph in the 35-mph zone on SR-174 near F Street. - A Division St. woman reported a vehicle prowl on her convertible, where she believes someone was trying to detach the...

 

GCD School Board meeting tonight

Grand Coulee Dam School Board will be meeting Monday, November 26 (tonight) at 6:00 p.m. in the LRHS Library.... Full story

 

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Books and wine event tonight A new Friends of the Grand Coulee Library group is working to make people aware of its benefits and is inviting people to an unusual type of promotion: “Reading Between the Wines,” which will take place at The Wine...

 

Veterans honored at school assembly

Elmer Rinard, left, Josephine Ayers and Fred Long pose for a photo together as the three WWII veterans recognized at an assembly to honor veterans at Lake Roosevelt School on Friday. Each received a...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 14, 2018

Grand Coulee sewer charges to go up a lot

Citizens of Grand Coulee may want to sit down before reading this, and specifically may want to sit down on the toilet. The Grand Coulee City Council voted last week to raise residential sewage rates by about 63 percent. The $20-per-month hike will...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 14, 2018

Ron Bjorklund accomplishes goal of golfing in all 50 states

Ron Bjorklund had a mission: to golf in all 50 states. And he accomplished that mission on Oct. 9, 2018, at the Cape Cod Country Club in Massachusetts. The daring feat became a goal for Bjorklund in...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 14, 2018

Owner of new local transit company aiming at blue skies

Need a ride somewhere? Dude, just take an Uber. Hail a cab. Oh yeah! It's the Coulee, so you can't do any of that stuff. Or can you? Teresa Bower has started a company called Blue Dot Transit...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 14, 2018

Senior center looking for tax helpers

After helping people file their taxes for 24 years, Charlie Long is retiring from the tax preparation program offered at the local senior center, leaving a gap that needs to be filled by anyone interested. “It was fun and I enjoyed it,” Long...

 

Astronomy for everyone on offer at library

The universe, estimated by scientists to be about 14 billion years old, vast and full of mystery, will be the topic of a presentation at the Grand Coulee Library this Thursday. Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with the National...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 14, 2018

Gonzaga professor to talk about race in storytelling

Gonzaga professor Jessica Maucione will be at the Grand Coulee Library on Monday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m., making a free presentation titled "Writing in the Margins, Transforming the Stories We Tell About...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/6 - A man got a speeding ticket for going 60 miles per hour in the 35 mph zone on SR-155 near Western Ave. - A Roosevelt Drive woman reported unknown people pounding on the side of her house. She didn’t see them, but heard th...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 7, 2018

School district to propose second levy

The Grand Coulee Dam School District will be proposing an “enrichment levy” for 2019 meant to bring in approximately $450,000 each year, the second part of a two-levy approach intended to replace the single levy now taken over by the state....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 7, 2018

Lake Roosevelt graduate recounts time in Navy

Lake Roosevelt graduate Calen Farmer spent six years in the Navy before pursuing an electronics engineering degree, and the experience took him around the world. Farmer graduated from Lake Roosevelt...

 

Wow factor

Sixth-graders at Lake Roosevelt Elementary look up with a wow a second after launching a group of three rockets Friday afternoon. They, and high schoolers earlier in the day, had just assembled the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 7, 2018

School district seeks grants to leverage local dollars

Eyeing free grant money to help stretch local dollars, school leaders Monday told a consulting company to go after grants that would help modernize the heating and cooling system in the old gym at Lake Roosevelt High School and more. The Grand...

 

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Coulee Dam rates heading up Residents and electric ratepayers in Coulee Dam can expect an increase in rates next year, town councilmembers indicated during discussion at a budget workshop Monday. Citing the need to replace large transformers and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 7, 2018

Veterans assembly this Friday

The annual veterans assembly at Lake Roosevelt Schools will be held this Friday at the gym in Coulee Dam. Changing things up from previous years, the event will be split into two segments: one for kin...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 7, 2018

Transgender policy elicits strong opinions

Strong opinions surrounded a post on The Star’s Facebook page when The Star shared an article from the paper headlined “Transgender policy, club approved at school board meeting.” Opinions on both sides of the argument centered around the idea...

 

Unofficial election results

STATE MEASURE 1631 G O L D Statewide Yes 3,585 2,448 718 1,825 850,861 No 16,005 6,414 4,040 6,288 1,097,277 STATE INITIATIVE 1634 G O L D Statewide Yes 14,474 5,441 3,362 5,374 1,062,381 No 5,731 3,395 1,394 2,726 876,921 STATE INITIATIVE 1639 G O...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 10/28 - Police were unable to locate a stolen vehicle that Colville Tribal Police suspected could be on Weil Place. 10/29 - A man and woman at North Dam Park were reported to be suspicious, possibly arguing and possibly on drugs. The...

 

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