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 By Jacob Wagner    News

Fire danger still looms

Fall approaching doesn't mean we are in the clear as far as wildfires go, and many of our worst fire seasons have happened in September and October. "Washington state is in the mids... — Updated 9/7/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Resort offers days of music starting Thursday

Sunbanks Lake Resort's "Blues & Roots Festival" begins Thursday night and runs through the weekend, and locals get a discount to enjoy the music. In the resort's third and... — Updated 9/7/2022

 

EMS Correction

EMS stands for “emergency medical services,” not “emergency management services” as The Star incorrectly wrote in a recent article titled “Regional EMS district idea floated to city leaders.” The writer had some wires... — Updated 9/7/2022

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Three arrested after chase and crash

A Nespelem man and two women from Omak ran into trouble and fruit crates Monday evening before Okanogan County Sheriff's deputies arrested them on several charges, the sheriff... — Updated 9/7/2022

 

Colville Tribes honors Seattle member, artist, author, designer

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation honored Lawney Reyes upon his death on August 10 at the age of 91. The Native American artist, sculptor, interior designer, architect and writer was a longtime Seattle resident.... — Updated 9/7/2022

 

"Net Nanny" operation leads to seven arrests

  Seven men were arrested in Grant County over the course of several days as part of an operation identifying individuals allegedly involved in the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, after a multi-agency law enforcement... — Updated 9/7/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Regional EMS district idea floated to city leaders

With emergency medical services, such as ambulance services, being desired everywhere in the Coulee, it’s important to have a successful EMS system in place, city leaders heard last week. Nic Alexander, who serves as assistant... — Updated 8/31/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Raider Rock Band goes from club to class

Rock ‘n’ Roll has come a long way since LIttle Richard, continuing to both dazzle and offend, allowing young people to express themselves, and now, earn credits in high school.   Raider Rock Band started as a club last year... — Updated 8/31/2022

 

Local nominated for regional award

A local restaurateur is among those nominated by a Wenatchee organization as “Entreprenuer of the Year.” Patty Oliver, who with husband Brad Oliver owns PK’s Cullinary in Grand Coulee, is up for the honor to be awarded later... — Updated 8/31/2022

 

School enrollments noted

Some 820 students have enrolled in local schools for the 2022-23 school year, including Lake Roosevelt Schools and Nespelem Elementary School. There are 689 students at Lake Roosevelt Schools. The junior/senior high side of the... — Updated 8/31/2022 Full story

 

Tribe sets grand opening of Nespelem softball/baseball field

A grand opening of a new Nespelem Softball/Baseball Field will be held Friday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m.  “Fun events are planned, and additional details about the celebration will be shared in the near future,” a press release... — Updated 8/31/2022

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Local health leader explains ailing system to Medicare head

When the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services flew from Washington, D.C. to Seattle a couple weeks ago on a fact-finding mission, the CEO of Coulee Medical Center... — Updated 8/31/2022

 

Worth the hike

Monte Murbach gives a "look at this scenery" gesture as his wife snaps a photo on the Candy Point Trail in Coulee Dam Aug. 24. Starting from a trailhead behind a residence at the... — Updated 8/31/2022

 

Whatever happened to...

Grand Coulee City Hall could get painted next year  Budget time is right around the corner, and money may be set aside for Grand Coulee to paint their city hall building on Midway Avenue which also includes the city police... — Updated 8/24/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

STAR Hub in Grand Coulee helps connect people to resources

Sometimes it's hard to know where to look for help when it comes to things like getting food or energy assistance, or how to go about receiving medical care, but luckily some... — Updated 8/24/2022

 

Water to expand Electric City could come from grant

If Electric City is going to grow, it will be in the Osborn Bay area. The city was approved for an $11,600 grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce Community Economic Revitalization Board to conduct a water... — Updated 8/24/2022

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Computer system shuts down city water

A computer system shut down the water system supplying Coulee Dam residents with drinking water sometime last weekend, but nobody knew it until pressures dropped low enough Monday m... — Updated 8/24/2022

 

Too hot to hoot

Paul McArthur takes a selfie with a new friend Aug. 19 after the great horned owl crashed on the cab of his harvest truck in the heat of the day. "When you're farming, you never... — Updated 8/24/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Tribal leader will add perspective to new national wildfire commission

Wildfires in recent years have had a devastating impact on the U.S., including within the Colville Indian Reservation, and a representative from the area will now serve on a federal... — Updated 8/17/2022

 

Grant County residents asked to take health survey

A survey being conducted by Grant County Health District asks residents a number of questions related to the quality of life where they are in the county, as well as general health... — Updated 8/17/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Next year looks most likely for Electric City path project

A pedestrian and bicycle pathway connecting the Coulee Playland area to the Banks Lake Park area will probably be done next year instead of this year, and now has some extra... — Updated 8/17/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Short term rentals discussed more in Electric City

Short-term rentals are an unpopular idea to some in Electric City, but the idea keeps getting brought up.  The city voted down the idea of allowing short-term (under 30 days) rentals in 2019 after more than a year of discussing... — Updated 8/17/2022

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Local man gets 22 years after night of terror

A Nespelem man — who kidnapped three minor children at gunpoint in June of 2020, robbed and sexually assaulted another, stole a truck, committed arson, and led police on a high-speed chase — was sentenced last week to 22 years... — Updated 8/17/2022

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Dam security force looking at upgrades, seeks comments from public

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is open to receiving any questions, comments, or concerns regarding security upgrades they are planning on making at the Grand Coulee Dam and related... — Updated 8/17/2022

 

Perfect summer birthday

Rob Carroll takes a direct hit to his feet during a Sunday evening water balloon fight on Stevens Avenue in Coulee Dam as Westlyn Landeros prepares to launch a counterattack... — Updated 8/17/2022

 

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