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 By Sydney Brown    News 

State patrol, National Guard will secure capitol campus ahead of inauguration

Hundreds of officers from the Washington State Patrol and the National Guard will continue to surround the Capitol Campus in Olympia through the inauguration of President-elect Joe... — Updated 1/15/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News 

Tribes lift curfew in Keller

The Colville Tribes has lifted the Covid-related curfew in Keller a week after it lifted the same restriction in Inchelium. The Keller 9 p.m. curfew was lifted as of tonight, Jan.... — Updated 1/14/2021 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News 

Updated: 1A COVID vaccine event set for Friday at CMC

Coulee Medical Center will host a drive-through vaccination event Friday, injecting arms to inoculate the first tier of people prioritized to get the shots. Friday’s event will inoculate people in the top 1A tier, including... — Updated 1/14/2021 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

State begins new COVID recovery plan

Measuring COVID rates by region rather than counties, and using other metrics, are part of a new recovery plan in Washington state.  Gov. Jay Inslee announced the "Healthy Washingt... — Updated 1/13/2021 Full story


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1. Go to 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 1/13/2021 Full story


How to attend public meetings in the Grand Coulee Dam area

With multiple towns, boards, and districts, there are lots of meetings happening in the Grand Coulee Dam area that each offer opportunity to engage in the processes that affect... — Updated 1/13/2021 Full story

 By Joseph Claypoole    News 

Increased participation might be 'silver lining' to online Legislature

This might be the most accessible legislative session in history, thanks to online tools provided by the state. McKenna Troje, 22, a graduate student at the University of Washington in Seattle, participated in a one-person... — Updated 1/13/2021


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 1/5 - A man on Bay Area Drive was fine when police checked on his well being at the request of his sister. The man was surprised she sent the police to check on him.  - A woman on Kelso Avenue reported a van... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Free streaming service available through library

A free streaming service launched by North Central Washington Libraries, which includes the Grand Coulee Library, offers 30,000 movie titles, including hit movies, documentaries, and kids’ content. And it all only requires a... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News 

Propaganda left on teachers' desks upsets school

A stapled packet of religious “propaganda” left in teachers’ rooms over the weekend has stirred security and other concerns at Lake Roosevelt Elementary. Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Paul Turner emailed a... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Fall sports scheduled to start in February

High school sports traditionally played in the fall are scheduled to begin in February.  Indoor winter sports were originally scheduled to be the first sports played this athletic school year, but the Washington Interscholastic... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Patric Haerle    News 

Lawmakers launch session with calls for cooperation, quick action on COVID-19

Washington state legislative leaders on Monday, Jan. 11 took turns delivering upbeat messages that promised unity in taking swift action to relieve residents and businesses hit hard over the past 12 months by the COVID-19... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

Grand Coulee man charged with setting fire in Teamsters building in Spokane

A Grand Coulee man faces at least five years in prison if convicted of lighting a fire in the building housing the Spokane County Democrats last month. Peter James Yeager, 45, was indicted Tuesday by U. S. Attorney for the Eastern... — Updated 1/11/2021


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 12/17 - A car driving with an expired registration was pulled over near Yakima and Wenatchee Avenues. The driver said the car didn’t have a license, insurance, or registration. She was wanted on multiple... — Updated 1/6/2021


Two escape from jail

Two men escaped from Okanogan County Jail, it was discovered Tuesday morning, and the sheriff asks that people call law enforcement if they spot them. Kristofer Wittman, 28, with... — Updated 1/6/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

The River Mile has come a long way

A curriculum focused on students learning outdoors within the Columbia River watershed began locally and has grown to include thousands of students and teachers in the Pacific... — Updated 1/6/2021


Covid case stats in local counties reported

COVID-19 is still prominent in local counties as well as the whole of the state of Washington, which has reported over 30,000 cases in the past 14 days.  As of Jan. 5, Grant County had reported 7,125 total COVID-19 cases... — Updated 1/6/2021 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Locals share their experiences of Coulee life during COVID

Local people are handling issues presented by the COVID-19 pandemic in different ways, with many optimistic about 2021, but many not. With an online survey focused on Coulee life during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Star asked... — Updated 1/6/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

People pushing for high school sports must now assess new state plan

High school administrators in Easter Washington have been hoping that extracurricular activities, including sports, will return as planned beginning on Feb. 1, but a Tuesday announcement of a new state plan for managing the... — Updated 1/6/2021


Intrepid eight

A little initial shock is good for the soul if it doesn't freeze, as testify the faces on eight people who took the polar plunge New Year's Day at noon at Spring Canyon on Friday.... — Updated 1/6/2021


Coulee life during COVID - follow up survey

With 2020 coming to a close, we wanted to follow up on our April survey that asked various questions about COVID-19 pandemic life in the Coulee. Take the survey at — Updated 12/30/2020 Full story


Covid stats in local counties reported

As we head into 2021, COVID-19, which stands for Coronavirus Disease 2019, when the disease originated, is still prominent in local counties as well as the whole of the state of Washington, which has reported over 33,000 cases in... — Updated 12/30/2020 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News

Vaccinations get a start in the Coulee

Nearly half the staff at Coulee Medical Center got the shot Tuesday to inoculate against SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 illness. The process was being managed and ad... — Updated 12/30/2020 Full story


A message from Grant County Health District

We need everyone to do their part to slow the spread and flatten the curve to ensure our healthcare facilities are not overwhelmed.  Each personal decision we make will impact our most vulnerable residents.  Our most... — Updated 12/30/2020 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Ed Moore retiring from local meat market in Coulee Dam

After 51 years of cutting meats professionally, Ed Moore is retiring from Ed's Meat Market. Located in the back of Harvest Foods, Ed's Meat Market has been a local staple for meat... — Updated 12/30/2020


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