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Grand Coulee Police 8/10 - Fuel was reportedly siphoned out of a city vehicle parked at the city shop on Grand Avenue, as well as fuel siphoned out of a fuel pump. - A 2001 Ford F150 rear ended a 2017 Ford F150 near the... — Updated 8/18/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

Fire crews protect more structures after winds

Strong winds Sunday night and early Monday pushed the Summit Trail Fire west of Inchelium to the northeast, south and southeast, igniting large spot fires on Brush and Tungsten Mountains. The blaze has torched 40,608 acres and is... — Updated 8/18/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

Update, 8-13 11:10 am: Fire growth held down amid winds and heat | Three fires burning on rez

Despite strong winds and high heat Thursday, firefighters on the Whitmore Fire south and west of Nespelem managed to limit fire growth to just 18 more acres without the help of... — Updated 8/13/2021


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/29 - Police were unable to find a gold Nissan Pathfinder reported to have been speeding and passing cars on double yellow lines on SR-174 heading into Grand Coulee.  - A wallet with an ID, credit cards, and... — Updated 8/11/2021


Drive-thru hotdog feed is football fundraiser tonight

In a win-win situation, you can support Raider football AND eat hotdogs tonight, Wednesday, in front of the Lake Roosevelt High School offices.  The drive-through hot dog feed football fundraiser runs tonight, Aug. 11, from 5... — Updated 8/11/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

Primary voters pick two for Grand Coulee race

Unofficial results of the Aug. 3 primary election for Grand Coulee City Council position 1 were posted late Monday at Ben Hughes garnered 101 votes for 65.16%.... — Updated 8/11/2021


Colvilles file lawsuit against US for 2015 wildfire damages

The Colville Tribes filed a lawsuit last week against the United States, seeking damages related to the massive wildfires that burned more than 240,000 acres on the Colville Reservation in 2015. “The Tribes alleged that the Unite... — Updated 8/11/2021



Hazardous waste day set for September, returns to twice a year The Regional Board of Mayors on Monday approved Sept. 24 as the household hazardous waste cleanup day at the Delano Regional Transfer Station. Residents can bring... — Updated 8/11/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

New school club "about to rock" LR

With no music teacher at the school, Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High students will have a different kind of opportunity to play music.  Music teacher Karen Pace retired at the end of the last school year from a position not... — Updated 8/11/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

District trying to fit everything on one campus

What if all school sports were played at the same location? The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors recently looked at slides of what the Lake Roosevelt Schools camp... — Updated 8/11/2021

 By press release    News

Whitmore Fire update issued

The Whitmore Fire is located on the Colville Reservation south of Omak Lake and west of Nespelem, WA. The Incident Command Post at Nespelem Community Center is closed to all but... — Updated 8/9/2021

 By press release    News

Updates given on Summit Trail, Upper Lime Creek, and Chuweah Creek Fires

Inchelium, Wa. – The cold front that moved into the area yesterday brought measurable rain to the Summit Trail Fire, Upper Lime Creek Fire, and Chuweah Creek Fire. This moisture gives firefighters the opportunity to build direct... — Updated 8/9/2021


New Level 2 Evacuation notice issued along highway 155 from agency to mission

A Level 2 notice to evacuate, meaning be ready, has been issued for the SR-155 corridor from the Colville Agency at the Columbia River Road to Nespelem to the Mission turnoff. The... — Updated 8/7/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

New fires grow on reservation

Several new fires have started on the Colville Reservation following a lightning storm Tuesday night, and evacuations are in effect, with the largest of the fires already estimated... — Updated 8/5/2021


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

 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

 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

 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

 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

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

 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


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