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Plans for big Grand Coulee hydro project detailed

Chamber of commerce members Thursday heard details on a proposed project that could put huge conduits for water under the community to produce more power and create jobs. The proposed Banks Lake hydroelectric pumped storage project could be...

Live streaming of tribal vote tally

Votes in the Colville Tribes' general election are being tallied now. Below is the streaming video,...

Tribal chairman Boyd dies at 60

The Colville Tribes announced this morning (6-22-16) that Chairman Jim Boyd has died at the age of 60. What follows is the tribal press release: Chairman Boyd walks on NESPELEM, WA - The Colville...

Faces forward

Young performers in the Wenatchee Youth Circus smile for the crowd during choreographed moves, swinging on ladders high above the ground. The circus, brought to the Lake Roosevelt football field for...

They'll fire 2,000 rockets off the dam

It takes a lot of coordination and planning to put on the fireworks display over Grand Coulee Dam on July 4, according to Rocketman Pyros owner Dan Verheul. It all begins with the firm’s broker in China, and the selection of some 40 cases of...

Almira congregation to take over Coulee Dam church

The Almira Community Church will soon occupy the former Presbyterian Community Church in Coulee Dam. The Almira congregation voted overwhelmingly June 12 to acquire the historic stone church and develop a second campus. Almira pastor Paul McArthur...

To those interested in the future of our children

On June 14, I was part of a group of interested people who met with the Okanogan County Commissioners and staff members of the Juvenile Justice Center to listen to a presentation of their work with our troubled kids. The presentation included...

Many thanks due as POWER honored

It was an honor to accept the award for POWER as Organization of the Year, but the real honor goes to all the volunteers over the years who have made the projects possible. A special thank you to Pat Holbert, Dick Berry, Ray Burge and Doug Patrick...

Thanks to Ridge Riders for an excellent event

Once again, I would like to applaud the Ridge Riders for a very successful Memorial Bull Riding tribute event for my dad. A thank you also to the community for the support and attendance. It is very time-consuming to manage an event like this, and...

What's going on out there?

Here are a few thoughts from the last few weeks. Remember, my thoughts are strictly my thoughts, not anyone’s at the paper, school, church or in my household. Please do not hold them accountable for anything I might write here or say in public....

Defending our national motto: "In God We Trust"

Ask someone to recite our national motto, and you might just get a couple different responses. Such has been the confusion about our national motto that in a speech President Obama delivered in 2010, the President even said, “In the United...

It's a girl for the Flowers

Josh and Jaleen Flowers, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Shaleese Dorothy Michell Flowers, born Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz., and was...

Jack L. Kennedy

Jack Kennedy passed away at his home in Electric City, Washington, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Jack was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, on February 3, 1934. At the age of nine, he moved to Fruitland,...

Star Obituary Policy

There is a $50 charge for obituaries published in the Star. This includes a photo and up to 500 words. Reminders for Celebrations of Life and Death Notices are $25. Articles must be either e-mailed, faxed or dropped off at the Star office. They...

Summer reading program has begun at the library

North Central Regional Library will be offering a wide range of programs over the summer, including its popular reading programs for children and adults. Signups are now underway for the reading programs, which will start at each of our 30 branches...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting this Thursday, June 23, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. Grant County Fire Dist. 14 to Meet The Grant County Fire District No. 14 will...

Wedded bliss

Folks at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center gather behind the table that held the theme for their dinner Thursday. The Senior Meals program plans a special themed dinner once a month. Thursday's...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/9 - A Newman Lake man who owns two vacant houses in Electric City told officers that windows in one house had been broken, possibly by a pellet gun, and the door on the second house had been forced. The man wasn’t sure if...

Weather watcher

Weather Watcher Forecast for Grand Coulee Area "Grand Coulee Area Weather" or www.gra...

Olson awarded scholarship

The P.E.O. awarded a $2,500 STAR Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year to Andrea Olson, a senior at Almira/Coulee- Hartline High School. The STAR Scholarship was awarded to 400 high school seniors from a pool of 1,933 applicants nationwide....

Bowling Scores

Bowling Scores SENIORS 6-15-16 Karen M 122/144/125 - 391; Sheila C. 102/110/99 - 311; Ray D 127/159/149 - 435; Dixie (LR) 94/139/121 - 354; Scott R 147/231/189 - 567; Leo L 162/151/169 - 482 Splits: Leo 3-10 Spring League Team W L Flaying W 15 9...

 
 
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