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 By Scott Hunter    News 

Northrup Fire 65% contained

The Northrup Fire that started Thursday along highway 155 is now 65% contained after burning an estimated 252 acres, an update from the fire management team in charge said Saturday... — Updated 7/24/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News 

Updated 7-23 at 1:05 pm | State Fire mobilization authorized for Northrup Canyon Fire

The fire that started along SR-155 Thursday afternoon has burned about 300 acres, prompted evacuation notices and still threatening structures and standing wheat. It was moving down... — Updated 7/23/2021

 

Level 2 evacuation notice for "Jones Bay community" issued

Level 2 Evacuation notice - Jones Bay community Level 2 Evacuation notice due to wildfire. This is a Level 2 evacuation notice for people in the following areas of Grant County,... — Updated 7/22/2021

 
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Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 7/13 - A Grand Coulee RV Park resident was arrested for harassment and threatening to kill, then taken to jail. Following a social situation in which the man was texting a woman he had a history with, while both... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
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To read The Star online, do this:

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 7/21/2021

 
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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 7/21/2021

 
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Honor Society gives books to every student

There's a lot of honor in giving the gift of a good summer read.  Lake Roosevelt's National Honor Society, in partnering with the LR Indian Education Program and Coulee Dam... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
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Lightning fires continue to burn reservation

The Chuweah Creek Fire, which has burned 36,177 acres since it started by lightning July 12 east of Nespelem, is now 40% contained, according to a July 20 update on the fire.... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
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Caudell named new vball coach

Meagan Caudell has been named the new head coach for the Lake Roosevelt Raiders volleyball team. "Meagan is currently a teacher at Lake Roosevelt Elementary and has been a part of... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Small fire nipped in bud near Lakeview Terrace

A fire across SR-174 from the Lakeview Terrace trailer park was nipped in bud before it could spread through the dry terrain July 17.  The fire scorched under half an acre,... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
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Governor set to visit Colville Reservation today

Gov. Jay Inslee has scheduled a visit to the Lucy Covington Government Center in Nespelem today. The governor is meeting with leaders of communities impacted by recent wildfires, including the Colville Business Council. Inslee... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
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Junior rodeo this weekend

The Ridge Riders Junior Rodeo will be back, Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25, starting at 9 a.m. The town will soon be filled with youth and their horses from all over the state of Washington and Idaho. The kids are coming fr... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Another multibillion dollar pumped-storage hydropower project proposed

A $4.9 billion pumped-storage hydropower project has been given preliminary nods by regulators for a site 35 miles upstream from Grand Coulee Dam, near Creston. Similar to the... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Update 11:45 a.m. 7-17-21 | Lightning strikes kick off fires on Colville Reservation

Here is this morning's update on the Chuweah Creek Fire from the incident commander, along with an updated map. Cooler weather is helping for now, and acreage estimates have been... — Updated 7/17/2021

 
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Power outage scheduled by Nespelem Valley Electric

Nespelem Valley Electric will have a 30 minute scheduled power outage Tomorrow Morning, Friday, July 16, 2021 from 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM to allow Bonneville Power Administration to conduct a switch-over. The following areas will be... — Updated 7/15/2021

 
 By Scott Hunter    News

Fire relief offered

If you've been displaced by the recent fires, personal hygiene and other supplies are available for you at Jess Ford Auto in Grand Coulee. Garrett Jess said a non-profit from Coeur... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee police 7/6 - A suspicious man was reported near the post office and tavern in Electric City, talking to himself and picking up rocks. He told police he’d just picked up a rock to look at it, not to throw it at... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

Too tight a squeeze

Traffic backs up behind a heavy equipment hauler on the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam Monday night while a driver figures out how to get a too-tall piece of equipment low... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

Whoopsie daisy

Spectators watch and take photos as a pickup gets pulled from Banks Lake July 4. A Kennewick man got the expensive car wash when his GMC truck rolled into Banks Lake at Coulee... — Updated 7/14/2021

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News

Passing of a friend

Most people can count very close friends on one hand. That’s why it is so sad that I lost such a friend, Myron Finkbeiner. Myron and his wife, Gwen, and their family had been in and out of our lives for many years. He was a nativ... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

Ballots are on the way for Primary Election

OLYMPIA — Registered voters across Washington will soon receive ballots for the upcoming Primary Election, Tuesday, Aug. 3. The Primary Election’s 18-day voting period begins Friday, July 16, and lasts through election day.... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

Joseph chosen as new chairman for Colville Business Council

Andy Joseph, Jr is the new chairman of the Colville Business Council, bringing 18 years of experience on the council with him.  Seven newly elected or reelected members of the... — Updated 7/14/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Ben Hughes is running for council

Ben Hughes, running for Grand Coulee City Council, picks his battles when it comes to the issues, and among them is consolidation of Grand Coulee with Electric City.  "I love the... — Updated 7/14/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Ethnic Studies a coming topic of discussion for school board

The topic of ethnic studies being taught in public schools will be coming up in future school board meetings within the Grand Coulee Dam School District.  Monday’s school board meeting continued even after it was adjourned as... — Updated 7/14/2021

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News

Ignored: target shooters at local illegal shooting areas

Local popular target-shooting spots are technically illegal because of federal laws, but state agencies say they are unable to enforce federal laws.  A Star article June 16 examined the legality of a popular shooting range at... — Updated 7/7/2021

 

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