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 By Scott Hunter    News 

Spirit and goo

Shaeden Capshaw grabs a gob of roasted marshmallow off a stick of the goo held by Gaven White at the first spirit week bonfire held in several years at Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High... — Updated 10/20/2021


Trunk or Treat on Oct. 28

Grand Coulee PTA will be hosting our 2nd Trunk or Treat event, Thursday, October 28th from 5-7pm. Services, businesses and community will be passing out treats to kids in cars as they drive around the school on the bus loading... — Updated 10/20/2021 Full story

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Community poll can help pay for spring and fall cleanups

Taking a brief survey can help pay for 2022’s Coulee area spring cleanup, fall cleanup, and another spring cleanup in 2023.  During the cleanups, residents of Electric City, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam, and Elmer City are allowed... — Updated 10/20/2021 Full story


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 10/20/2021 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 10/20/2021 Full story


Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 10/12 - A man and woman on Alcan Road and Yakima Street were arrested and taken to jail for burglary. The man was known to stay at a residence there, but the owner said he was not allowed in a storage shed... — Updated 10/20/2021


Taxes are due by November 1

I want to remind our Grant County taxpayers that real, mobile home, personal property 2nd half taxes are due by November 1st. Since October 31 is on the weekend, the due date is extended to the next business day. If you are... — Updated 10/20/2021


Driver flips car through sign

Tribal police inspect a car flipped early Monday at the edge of Coulee Dam. The silver car destroyed a longstanding sign in the process but the driver, seen talking with police,... — Updated 10/20/2021


AG Ferguson leads bipartisan, multistate effort supporting local journalism

Attorney General Bob Ferguson led a bipartisan coalition of 15 attorneys general Thursday calling on Congress to pass legislation supporting local journalism. “High-quality, independent journalism is critical to our... — Updated 10/20/2021


Local counties report 28 new Covid deaths

Two local counties last week reported 28 new COVID-19 related deaths. Grant County Health District reported nine deaths on Oct. 11, and nine more on Oct. 13 with the deaths occurring in the months of September and October.  Of... — Updated 10/20/2021 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News 

Town considers vaccine mandate for employees

Following the death of a city employee, Coulee Dam is considering requiring all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Councilmember Dale Rey raised the question during a council meeting last Wednesday. Rey remarked on the re... — Updated 10/20/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News 

Electric City will measure noise levels

Having received several complaints about loud fans at the cryptocurrency mining building owned by Canada-based Atlas Blockchain Group, Electric City is going to use a decibel meter to measure just how loud the fans really are.... — Updated 10/20/2021


Almira schools burns

Lincoln County volunteer firefighters hose a fire that broke out about 4 p.m. at the elementary/middle school in Almira Tuesday, leading to its complete loss. No one was in the... — Updated 10/15/2021


County wants to give tourism grants

Grant County wants to hand out money. The Grant County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) announced Monday that they are seeking grant applications for qualifying tourism-promotion campaigns, events and projects for 2022. The... — Updated 10/13/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Nicholson feels vested in school district

Buffy Nicholson has a vested interest in being a Grand Coulee Dam School District director, having two daughters in the district, a son who will be, and other family members, as well.  Nicholson is running for the School Director... — Updated 10/13/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Stanger seeking reelection to board

Having served on the Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors since 2009, Ken “Butch” Stanger would like to serve one last term to see certain things get accomplished.  Stanger, who lives in Belvedere, between Elmer... — Updated 10/13/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Get out and about by hiking Steamboat Rock

Fall is a colorful time to hike Steamboat Rock, nearly as iconic an image to the area as the Grand Coulee Dam. Not only does the state park of the same name offer camping and... — Updated 10/13/2021


Electric City Planning Commission wants citizens' ideas

Electric City’s Planning Commission will hold a public workshop Thursday, October 28, at 6 p.m. at city hall or on Zoom (to be determined) to kick off a process to review and revise the city’s Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Code... — Updated 10/13/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

School board OKs levy directions

Voters in the Grand Coulee Dam School District will be asked next February to replace an expiring tax levy with a new one of the same rate in 2023. The board of directors voted Tuesday night to direct the superintendent to prepare... — Updated 10/13/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

Board rethinks facilities plan after sticker shock

It sounded like a good idea at the time: See if there’s a way to gather the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s athletics facilities onto one campus. With that direction from the board of directors, the district hired an... — Updated 10/13/2021

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Redfield wants to stay in council seat

Current Councilmember Donald Redfield, who brings with him experience in law enforcement and on various clubs and committees, wants to keep his seat on the Electric City council.... — Updated 10/6/2021


Video shows Omak hospital during pandemic

Okanogan County Public Health released on Sept. 21 the first video in a series they are calling “Covid in the County.”  The series will be “highlighting the people and organizations in Okanogan County who collaborate to... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Scott Hunter    News

Town pressing to close out ww plant project

Coulee Dam and its contractor on its new wastewater treatment facility are facing off through attorneys on who is at fault for numerous delays in the building of the multimillion-dollar plant. The city council met in special... — Updated 10/6/2021


Coulee area COVID updates

Twelve more COVID-19 deaths are confirmed in Grant County, including a woman from Grand Coulee who was in her 70s, county health officials announced last week. Grant County Health District confirmed the deaths in a Sept. 30 news... — Updated 10/6/2021 Full story

 By Scott Hunter    News

CMC refinances $18 million debt

In a move that will both ease monthly cash needs and add needed upgrades, Coulee Medical Center recently refinanced millions in debt it took on to build the new hospital. The... — Updated 10/6/2021


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