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Update: Scheduled power outage tomorrow for Nespelem Valley Electric customers

Update More than just the town of Nespelem will be affected by the outage Friday, a 5pm correction from OEM says: “ 2022-05-20 Correction: Nespelem Valley Electric Scheduled Power Outage Correction for Location of Outage.... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Speed limit reduction a topic of concern

Some people aren't too thrilled about a possible impending speed limit reduction on a stretch of highway between Electric City and Grand Coulee.  The upcoming construction of a... — Updated 5/19/2022


To read The Star online, do this:

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 5/18/2022


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 5/18/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Federal Avenue getting upgrades

A construction project is beginning on a new waterline and paving on a section of Federal Avenue in Grand Coulee from Main Street down to Midway Avenue by The Star newspaper... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

E-cycle your old TV or computer this weekend

This weekend is the time, and the Delano Regional Transfer Station is the place to "e-cycle" that old TV or computer monitor that's been cluttering up your garage or attic. This... — Updated 5/17/2022


EMS workers "Rising to the Challenge"

When you call 911 in a medical emergency, those who respond are people who spend considerable time training and belong to local and national organizations dedicated to helping them learn or certifying that they have. In 2021,... — Updated 5/17/2022


The circus is coming to town

A big top circus is coming to town June 2, and the sponsoring Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce is working to promote the event that was a big hit last time it came here.... — Updated 5/17/2022


Tribal primary election results are in

Results are in for the May 7 primary elections for positions on the Colville Business Council. The CBC is the governing body of the Colville Tribes with 14 positions total for the council, and seven up for re-election each year.... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

A flying drone's eye view offers a different perspective

You can see the world from a different perspective by flying a drone.  Greg Behrens, a retired geologist from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, demonstrated his drone for The Star... — Updated 5/11/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Adams signs intent with Division III school

Alonzo Adams signed a celebratory letter of intent May 5 to attend Pacific University in Oregon, where he'll play basketball and study hard. In a small ceremony in the Lake... — Updated 5/11/2022


No rain on our parade

The annual Colorama Parade heads up Midway Avenue Saturday as people line the roadway and kids rush after candy thrown by participants. After a bleak weather forecast for a... — Updated 5/11/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Truck fire caught early and extinguished

Firefighters from Coulee Dam, Grand Coulee, and Elmer City departments responded to a vehicle fire near the Coulee Dam Casino Tuesday. The fire burned inside the cab of a pickup... — Updated 5/11/2022


County to update Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Okanogan County is starting the process to update its Community Wildfire Protection Plan, which may address issues such as wildfire response, hazard mitigation, community preparedness, or structure protection. Okanogan County... — Updated 5/11/2022


Decisions to be made for sports facility plans

Where should a new gym be and where should the baseball field be? Those are decisions coming up for the Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors. At their May 9 meeting, the group discussed with Superintendent Paul Turne... — Updated 5/11/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Bureau: Fire station construction will resume

The hulking shell of a construction project will be revived at some as-yet-unknown date, but a tangle of legal problems has been resolved to allow the Bureau of Reclamation's fire... — Updated 5/5/2022


And they're off!

The elite runners of the fourth, fifth and sixth grades at Lake Roosevelt Elementary lunge forward right after the starting gun for a full mile, four laps, around the football... — Updated 5/4/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

Why is it called Colorama, anyway?

It's Mother's Day weekend in May, which means it's also Colorama time. If you're new to the area, it's pronounced with the word "color" in it. Some people unfamiliar with our... — Updated 5/4/2022


Kelp help is on the way

Below the surface of Puget Sound, disappearing kelp forests and eelgrass beds are threatening the stability of dependent species. The shrinking population is now drawing the attention of lawmakers, with a variety of approaches... — Updated 5/4/2022

 By Scott Hunter    News

City absorbing federal funds

Electric City is able to keep $278,979 in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds it wasn’t sure how to spend. The city had planned a special city council meeting to decide last week, just before and application deadline, until a... — Updated 5/4/2022


Rodeo season starts in Nespelem

Kiser Payne rounds the barrels at the Nespelem Junior Rodeo Sunday in 16.63 seconds. The rodeo includes events like goat undecorating and hay bail roping for the youngest... — Updated 4/27/2022


Scout donates Eagle Scout project to Ridge Riders

A new picnic table accessible to people in wheelchairs will be available at the Colorama Rodeo May 6, donated by a local boy scout as his project for attaining the eagle rank.... — Updated 4/27/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Nordine to compete in national FBLA competition

Lake Roosevelt student Kaitlyn Nordine will be traveling to Chicago in June to compete in the national Future Business Leaders of America competition. Four LR students competed in... — Updated 4/27/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Karaoke coming to Colorama

You can sing your heart out and win $100 towards a local business at a karaoke contest at this year’s Colorama. The contest will be held at the beer tent at North Dam Park on Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m., and so will be limited to pa... — Updated 4/27/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

School district working to settle public records lawsuit

by Jacob Wagner The Grand Coulee Dam School District will offer $16,000 to a man who filed a lawsuit against them regarding a public records request, and who has reportedly made around a million dollars over the years with similar... — Updated 4/27/2022


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