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Last updated 3/7/2018 at 9:16am

Key player not interviewed

The men interviewed in last week’s article “1960 G.C.H.S. teammates remember their state championship,” Kenny Hoke, Wayne Snyder, Don Kurth, and Ray Rice, said this week that they wished to express the significance to the team of Bob Pachosa, who was unable to be interviewed due to his health. “He was a key player and a big part of the team,” Hoke said, adding that Pachosa was the leading scorer in the state tournament out of any of the teams.

Shortly before the championship game began, someone realized that the camera to be used to film the game didn’t have any film, and, according to Hoke, “Bob ran who knows how far to get some film and bring it back.”

So far, no one knows if the film still exists somewhere.

Author coming to library

Author and naturalist David George Gordon will be making a free, hour-long presentation at the Grand Coulee Library on Thursday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m.

Spring ahead time

Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 11. Be sure to “spring ahead” by turning your clocks ahead one hour.

Tax advice offered

The senior center is again offering free income tax help on Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. through 2:30 p.m., through April 11. Those taking advantage of this service are asked to bring a photo I.D., social security card and last year’s tax return.

Easter baskets planned

The Senior Center’s popular Easter basket sale will be held on March 19. If you have any items for the baskets, you are asked to bring them to the senior center so they will be available when workers put the baskets together.

Wildlife group to meet

The annual POWER (Promoters of Wildlife and Environmental Resources) meeting will be held Tuesday, March 20, beginning at 6 p.m. at the senior center. There will be an election of officers and a review of upcoming events. The public is welcome to attend.

Check lake levels

The National Park Service is reminding Lake Roosevelt boaters that the lake level is dropping, so they should “make sure that their preferred boat launch is still accessible when they return at the end of their trip.”

The Star’s Grand Coulee Dam Area Visitor Guide, online at, offers a list of NPS launches on the lake and the lowest level each boat launch reaches.

Tuesday evening, the lake level rested at 1,257.7 feet above sea level and was dropping, putting several launches out of reach.

Crescent Bay and Spring Canyon, among others, are still usable.


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