Commission seeks quickest way to grant business move despite zoning

The Grand Coulee Planning Commission turned back visitor input last Wednesday night so that members could discuss among themselves the merits of accommodating a request for a zoning change so that an auto repair business could move to a new...

Agency hopes transit hub will link whole county

Grant County Transit officials have their fingers crossed that their plans for a transportation hub in the middle of downtown Moses Lake will become a reality and link far flung corners of the county to other transportation. The GTA’s longest...

Quick arrest made after residential burglary suspect caught on animal cam

The Grant County Sheriff's Office reports that an Electric City resident, a suspect in a recent Sagebrush Flats Rd NW residential burglary is in custody thanks to an animal camera. Steve Kiona, 37,...

Veterans group plans free coat giveaway

You can get a coat, free, Nov. 1, at the American Legion’s “free coat” giveaway. The coats were gathered during the Legion’s summer garage sale each Saturday at the Vet’s Center in Electric City, where people donated items for the sale....

Newsbriefs

Farewell gathering planned for Morgans The community is invited to a farewell coffee hour gathering for Reg and Linda Morgan, Sunday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. at St. Henry’s parish hall in Grand Coulee. The Morgans will soon be moving to the Tacoma...

Mayors reject recycling issue

The issue of a lack of a local recycling program was raised again at the Regional Board of Mayors meeting Monday afternoon. Raising the issue was Gayle Swagerty, mayor pro-tem of Coulee Dam, who was filling in for Mayor Greg Wilder who is...

Let the market and politics test whether recycling is a good idea here

Gayle Swagerty spoke for quite a few people in the entire community this week when she asked why there is no recycling program organized by the four towns whose waste disposal is governed by the Regional Board of Mayors. The mayors’ response was...

Everyone made a difference in successful year

All of the members of American Legion Post 157 in Electric City would like to thank everyone who helped to support our annual Summer Yard Sale event, this year. For all of those who donated items, all who came out to buy items, and all of the...

Re: "27 years and millions of fish" (Oct. 15)

I remember when I was working in the Vancouver, WA area and living in Electric City next to Bill he asked me if I could stop by the Washougal fish hatchery in western WA. and pick up two holding nets for this project. Barely got in my little pickup...

Why can Grand Coulee do it faster than Electric City?

I’m trying to figure out how Grand Coulee was able to pass an ordinance in just a few short weeks on accessory buildings when Electric City has not been able to do it for at least a year. I am one of the people that have been trying to get bigger...

Gems in the Coulee - Cathy Krohn

If you have been around the high school the last few years you know why this lady is a “gem.” If you have not, well let me throw some names at you: Rose Butterfly, Rebecca Hunt, Tiffany Peone, Leland Wellons, Craig Nissen, Kacey Palmer Ankney,...

Charles "Tom" Logan

Charles “Tom” Logan, 63, passed away at Sacred Heart Medial Center in Spokane on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, as a result of a long battle with lung and heart complications. At his request no service will be held. He is survived by his wife of 39...

Ruth Moses Wapato

Ruth Moses Wapato, 80,passed on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Holy Family Hospital, one day short of her 81st birthday. Ruth was born in Nespelem, Wash., on the Colville Indian Reservation. Ruth was...

Meetings and Notices

Chamber Meeting The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Oct. 23, at noon at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. General business is on the agenda. TOPS 1554 Meeting Date and Time Change TOPS (Take Off Pounds...

Couple gets blanket appreciation

A grateful Nespelem Creek Kids 4-H club gave Merl and Linda Roberts an embroidered Pendleton blanket Oct. 7 in appreciation for working with the group's bee-raising project. Club advisor Ian Wilder...

Aluminum cans only at the senior center

The seniors accept aluminum cans ONLY. Please do not put cardboard, plastic bottles or other aluminum in the collection sacks. In 2013, the Seniors collected 3800 pounds (almost 2 tons) of cans and took in approximately $1500 for the Senior Center....

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 10/13 - Two semi trucks had pulled into Station One on top of Grand Coulee Dam and USBR Plant Protection asked officers to come in case they needed to stop traffic. The two trucks were able to turn around and didn’t need assistance...

Family STEM night well attended

Wednesday night, science program students at Lake Roosevelt High School stood by exhibits offering to explain some complex subjects they've been learning lately, and those questioned by The Star...

Cross country tunes up for league race

Raider Cross Country runners ran their last tune-up race at the Oroville Invitational Oct. 18, when nearly the entire team broke personal records. "Both Girls and Boys ran strong races and are...

Lady Raiders split week, need help to make district

The Lady Raiders lost at home to the Bridgeport Fillies Oct. 14 in a four-game match that featured many close scores. LR and Bridgeport both made mistakes that allowed the other team to stay in or win games. In the first game of the match, the...

Cougars faster than Raiders

White Swan attacked early and often to cruise to a victory over the Raiders at White Swan Oct 17, pushing the score by halftime to 42-0. Lake Roosevelt scored all their points in the fourth quarter. The loss drops LR to a 1-5 overall win-loss...

This week in sports

Thurs., Oct. 23 5:30 p.m., HS Volleyball at Brewster. Fri., Oct. 24 7 p.m., HS Football at Kittitas. Sat., Oct. 25 TBD, HS Cross Country at Liberty Bell. Mon., Oct. 27 5:30 p.m., HSVJ Football here with Kittitas. Tues., Oct. 28 5:30 p.m., HS...

Legals for October 22, 2014

CITY OF ELECTRIC CITY PROPOSED 2015 BUDGET HEARINGS, AVAILABILITY OF 2015 PRELIMINARY BUDGET FINAL BUDGET HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN a copy of the 2015 Preliminary Budget for the City of Electric City will be available to the public on November...