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Local COVID rate goes down slightly while the state's goes up

The COVID-19 virus is still very much around, although in local counties the incidence rate is down slightly, while the state as a whole has seen a rise in the rate.  Grant County... — Updated 10/28/2020

 
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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 10/28/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Grades 3-6 will ease back to LR next month

Elementary students will be at school while junior/senior high students keep on distance learning at home, a decision rendered in a three-hour school board meeting Monday. The... — Updated 10/28/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Council: property owner must remove signs

The Grand Coulee City Council voted last week against allowing a local man to keep several small billboards on his property on Main Street. Sam Hsieh owns "Coulee Plaza," a lot... — Updated 10/28/2020

 
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Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/17 - Residents on Roosevelt Drive were concerned about neighbors possibly selling pills with “shady” people coming to the residence at all hours of the day and night. The residents filmed a truck at the... — Updated 10/28/2020

 
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Taxes due Monday, Nov. 2

Grant County taxpayers are reminded that real, mobile home, personal property 2nd half taxes are due by Monday, November 2. Since October 31 is on a weekend, the due date is pushed to the next business day, November 2. If you are s... — Updated 10/28/2020

 
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Halloween fire safety tips

Scarecrows, jack-o-lanterns, paper ghosts, and dried cornstalks all show that it’s time for Halloween once again in Washington. Unfortunately, Halloween decorations can become truly scary if they catch fire. By planning ahead,... — Updated 10/28/2020

 
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Grand Coulee offers small-business grants

Grand Coulee business owners have until Nov. 20 to apply for grants of up to $3,000 in federal relief funds the city received. The city set aside $18,000 for the grants from the $41,799 total in CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief,... — Updated 10/28/2020

 

Grand Coulee offers small business grants

Grand Coulee business owners have until Nov. 20 to apply for grants of up to $3,000 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (CARES) Act funds the city received. The city set aside $18,000 for the grants from the... — Updated 10/22/2020

 

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Microtel construction delayed by COVID A “microtel,” or small hotel, to be built along Midway Avenue near Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille, is delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  With construction originally intended to begin... — Updated 10/22/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Ranches receive help after fires

Ranchers devastated by fires in Douglas, Okanogan, and Lincoln counties have received some relief in the form of free hay to feed their horses and cows. Okandogs, a non-profit... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Local doctor seeks to highlight those with "the divine appeal"

Local doctor Sam Hsieh continues to encourage thinking outside the box using what he calls divine creativity, and he wants to know about people who embody the "eternal struggle betw... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Park levy vote to help determine fate of Ice Age Park

The outcome of the Ice Age Park levy vote in Electric City may determine if the park is built at all. The Ice Age Park levy on the ballot for Electric City voters will, if passed,... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Speed limits could change in Electric City area

Speed limits through Electric City may change, following a recent review by a state highway official working with the mayor. The Electric City Council last week discussed potential... — Updated 10/21/2020

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/8 - A woman on Jackson Avenue reported finding drug needles under the hood of her newly purchased car. An officer collected the needles and brought them to the police station to be destroyed. 10/12 - A dog... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Consolidation delayed by COVID

The effort to consolidate local towns together into one has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  A consolidation committee had been planning to get the issue put on the ballot for this year to combine Grand Coulee and Electric... — Updated 10/21/2020

 

Health tricks and treats for Halloween

COVID-19 has its hands in everything this year, including the Halloween candy bowl, but there are ways to enjoy the holiday while still protecting your health and the health of others. The state Department of Health is... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Mayors: "Flushable" wipes are not flushable

So called flushable wipes may flush down the toilet, but they don’t decompose.  At the Regional Board of Mayors meeting on Monday, Electric City Mayor Diane Kohout said that the city’s public works director Jarred Armstrong... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Construction has resumed on RV sites at Steamboat

The construction of additional campsites at Steamboat Rock has resumed after a nearly four-year delay. The construction of 30 full-hookup RV sites at what will be called Cove Loop... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

Front yard art

Jeffrey Butcher, right, and artist Jacob Lucas in front of Lucas' rendition of otters and fish sculpted from a sycamore tree. Butcher found the two trees in the front yard of his... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Progress on the school tech front

Some good news for distance learners came this week related to devices and internet service for students.   Superintendent Paul Turner told The Star Monday that an additional 275 Chromebooks should be in this week, enough for... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

School levy seeks $600,000 over next two years

A levy seeking to bring in roughly $600,000 over two years to the Grand Coulee Dam School District will be on the ballot for the Nov. 3 election.  Superintendent Paul Turner said the new levy is important to the district because o... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Plan: School athletes may return to practice

High school student athletes may get to shake off some rust and get back into the rhythm of their sports soon. On Monday, the Grand Coulee Dam School District board approved a plan presented by Athletic Director Tim Rasmussen, who... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Schools to begin phased reopening

Lake Roosevelt Schools will begin the process of re-opening in-person education next week, some eight months after the COVID-19 pandemic closed all schools in Washington state. Beginning Monday, students in the Grand Coulee Dam... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Fire station completion anticipated for early next year

The long-anticipated Bureau of Reclamation fire station is expected to be completed in 2021.  Construction began on the fire station on SR-155 across from Pole Park back in April of 2017, with a $13.6 million contract originally... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

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