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Rise and shine

Mist rising off Lake Roosevelt is backlit by the sun rising behind Grand Coulee Dam Tuesday morning. - Scott Hunter photo... — Updated 11/21/2023


Gas price falls for holiday

Average gasoline prices in Washington have fallen 7.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.36 Monday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 2,666 stations in Washington. Prices in Washington are 41.3 cents per gallon... — Updated 11/21/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News 

Chef wants space to teach cooking

A local chef approached the school board last week about the possibility of using a school classroom to teach cooking classes to the public for a fee if it wouldn’t go against a district policy. Patty Oliver, owner of PK’s... — Updated 11/21/2023


Not blown away

A deer settled down for a morning nap on the median of Coulee Dam's Douglas Avenue watches a man with a noisy leaf blower cleaning up leaves from the city's trees last week. Leaf... — Updated 11/21/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News 

Officer pitches school board for resource officer position

A police officer pitched to the school board the idea of writing grants to get a “resource officer” into Lake Roosevelt Schools. Matt Gilbert, an officer with the Grand Coulee Police Department, spoke to the Grand Coulee Dam Sc... — Updated 11/21/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News 

E.C. Council discusses ambulance system that is 'ripe for failure'

Electric City’s council last week raised questions and concerns about the funding and staffing of the only ambulance service for the area. The service is run by the city of Grand Coulee’s volunteer fire department, which... — Updated 11/21/2023


In their honor

Students at Lake Roosevelt Schools deliver certificates of appreciation to veterans Thursday at the school's Veteran's Day assembly in their honor. The program included a version... — Updated 11/15/2023


Getting her wish

Oakleigh Dice makes her best 4-year-old smile with "Elsa" Sunday at a party for her at Siam Palace before her next-day departure for Disneyworld in Florida. The Make-A-Wish... — Updated 11/15/2023


NNDF announces new executive director

Northwest Native Development Fund (NNDF) announced Monday that Jordan Ruiz is the non-profit lender's new executive director. "I am honored to have been chosen as the Executive... — Updated 11/15/2023


USBR updates fire station status

Construction work at the Grand Coulee Dam Fire Station is closing in on the final few months of construction activities. As of Oct. 2023, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said... — Updated 11/15/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

NNDF asks about Community Building

A local lending business is looking for a larger space to operate and is eyeing Coulee Dam’s “Community Building” as a future possibility. Jordan Ruiz, the newly appointed executive director of the Northwest Native... — Updated 11/15/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Voters have a taste for the new

In local elections Tuesday, Electric City voters demonstrated a preference for change, favoring two newcomers over one current and one former city council member, and giving another current councilman a fairly close race, with two... — Updated 11/8/2023


OBHC Veterans Day holiday hours

 In observance of the Veterans Day holiday, Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare administration offices and Highland Center will be closed on Friday and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 13 with regular business hours. Crisis response... — Updated 11/8/2023


Imagining what could be

Local artist Keith Powell sent us this image of a watercolor he painted as a study for a larger one he plans to do, inspired by the recent reintroduction of bison to the Colville... — Updated 11/8/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Just to get you ready for Veteran's Day

Inside this issue of The Star and inside Lake Roosevelt Schools this week are two things designed to help you remember what Veterans Day is all about. And if that were not enough, how about adding a good breakfast. At Lake... — Updated 11/8/2023


Down and out, temporarily

Grant PUD crews work to restore power to much of Grand Coulee Monday after a pole fire outside Coulee Medical Center caused an outage early in the morning. Most of the business... — Updated 11/8/2023


Young Grand Coulee man sentenced to five years for assaults

An 18-year-old Grand Coulee man was sentenced to 60 months in prison after having pleaded guilty to “Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury to a Spouse, Intimate Partner, or Dating Partner in Indian Country,” the US... — Updated 11/8/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Just to get you ready for Veteran's Day

Inside this issue of The Star and inside Lake Roosevelt Schools this week are two things designed to help you remember what Veterans Day is all about. And if that were not enough,... — Updated 11/8/2023 Full story

 By press release    News

Young Grand Coulee man sentenced to five years for assaults

Spokane, Washington – Vanessa R. Waldref, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Xander Lee Ostenberg, 18, of Grand Coulee, Washington was sentenced after having pleaded guilty to Assault... — Updated 11/1/2023 Full story


A very little warmth

Mist rises from Lake Roosevelt early Monday morning as the sun warms up the cold lake after overnight temperatures in the mid-20s. Temperatures are expected to rise a little this... — Updated 11/1/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

PUD discussing how to increase power rates

If you live in Grant County and power your home with Grant PUD electricity, you pay below the utility’s cost to produce it, and discussions are underway now on how to gradually increase rates to get back on track toward... — Updated 11/1/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Coulee Dam Police looking for money for dog and cameras

Coulee Dam Police Chief Paul Bowden briefed the city council last week on a couple possibilities for expanding the kinds of services his agency can provide. They include connected cameras that read license plates, and also trained... — Updated 11/1/2023 Full story


Just treats

Sierra steadies the baby and opens her small trick-or-treat bag as little Charlie's eyes look in wonder during a stop in Coulee Dam Halloween night. Her sister Paisley, a chicken... — Updated 11/1/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Birdie Hensley wants on the council again

Birdie Hensley is running for Electric City Council to find out what’s going on, and to fix some earlier mistakes. “I just think if you’re in the community, you should be involved,” she said. “And if you’re not on city... — Updated 11/1/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Blake Martin wants council seat to address community concerns

Blake Martin thinks the Electric City Council has a relationship problem with its citizens. If he were to win the election for a seat at that table, he could help change that, he... — Updated 11/1/2023


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