Supt. hired to help in transition

Grand Coulee Dam School District’s board of directors hired Menehune Consultants, LLC, of Electric City, Monday night, to help with the transition of changing superintendents in the district. Principal party in the firm is Dr. Dennis Carlson, the...

Tragic scene offers lessons for students

At a horrific scene in the middle of the school day last Friday, the screams of victims and their mothers twisted the air with an agony many seemed to feel - even though they knew it wasn't real....

City passes fireworks ban

Fireworks will be prohibited in Grand Coulee without a permit after an ordinance passed last week takes effect next year. The city council passed a new fireworks ordinance May 17, banning fireworks without a permit. The ordinance does not go into...

Event, special state day will honor song man

May 28 is now officially Woody Guthrie Day in the state of Washington, and a large celebration of the musician and his works will take place at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center on that date. The event will include performances from 12 different...

Great support shown in sale to "Bring Justin Home"

A sale of used items on the sidewalk outside of Harvest Foods and Variety in Coulee Dam Saturday drew huge support from contributors, raising about $6,400. The sale was held to give support to the...

Newsbriefs

Early holiday deadline The Star newspaper office will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The news and advertising deadline for the June 1 issue will be 5 p.m., Friday, May 27. Grand Coulee ambulance served Coulee...

Crash event organizers deserve thanks

The folks who put together last Friday’s “mock crash” did a great service to the whole community. The event, designed to give young drivers a taste of the reality of a car crash, not something depicted neatly for a television scene, probably...

Memorial Day should be every day

This Monday, when you’re driving back from camping, a mini vacation or just drinking an iced tea after doing yard work, take time to reflect on what Memorial Day is. What it is not is an extra day off on Monday. Although that is nice, it is not...

Okanogan PUD playing dangerous game

Our Okanogan Public Utility District is playing a dangerous game with our future utility rates, and it could cost all of us a lot of money. On May 9, the Okanogan PUD, voted unanimously to proceed with re-energizing Enloe Dam. While Enloe Dam has...

Tips for safe Memorial Day trip

The good news this Memorial Day weekend is more than 38 million Americans are expected to travel, making the unofficial kickoff to summer this year the second busiest on record. AAA reports nearly 34 million people across the nation will be...

Sixty-four years ago

Compacted backfill is being placed behind the retaining wall extension, shown just to the right of the center of the picture, by George Nolte and Company, subcontractors of Bellingham, Washington....

Shirley Ann Wak Wak

Shirley Ann Wak Wak, 67, was born May 13, 1949, in Nespelem, Washington, to Isaac and Rose Marie (Covington) Wak Wak. She died Friday afternoon, May 20, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at her...

Webster Willman Curtiss

Webster Willman Curtiss, 88, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016. He was born in Payette, Idaho, to Louis and Maude Curtiss, on September 4, 1927. He had one older brother, Bob. At age 6, Webster and...

Anna Jeannette Roberts

 Anna Jeannette Roberts, age 90, passed peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2016. She lived a wonderful and loving life. Jeannette was born December 16, 1925, in Baker, Montana.  She was the fourth oldest ...

Walter H.P. "Steve" Nuehring

The obituary notice for Walter H.P. “Steve” Nuehring, was submitted with an incorrect date of death. It should have read: Walter H.P. “Steve” Neuhring, 59, “Dad,” “Brother,” “Veteran,” “Consummate Actor,” took his final...

School science team wins awards

Lake Roosevelt High School's Imagine Tomorrow team of Alan Nordine (sophomore) and Olivia Battise (senior) placed second in the Biofuels Behavior category, a four-state science competition Saturday...

Coulee cops

Grand Coulee 5/14 - A man reported to police that a power line near Batchelor’s Square was down. Police directed traffic until Grant County PUD arrived. 5/15 - A Nespelem man was cited for not having any required documents the officer asked for...

April students of the month

LR Elementary announces April students of the...

Senior and music trips OK'd

A trip by the senior class at Lake Roosevelt High School to San Francisco was approved the the school board May 23. The trip had been outlined to the board earlier, but approval was held up pending completion of paperwork. The board learned that 25...

Tennis ends season at district

The Raider tennis doubles team of Jordan Charles and John Drapela traveled to Omak last weekend to try to make it to the state tournament, falling short of that goal by one match. In the first match of the day, Charles and Drapela faced the...

School Board Briefs

COULEE DAM — Average attendance in Grand Coulee Dam School District for the month of May was 679.24, the school board learned last Monday night. The district budgeted for 680 students and this is the first month since September last year that the...

Discus thrower moves on

Nathan Morrell has qualified to compete in the 2016 State Track & Field Championships at Eastern Washington University this Saturday. The Lake Roosevelt discus thrower was the only Raider who qualified out of the five that had an opportunity to...

Golfers' season ends at district

Raider golfers ended their season at the district tournament last week at the Alta Lake Golf Course outside of Pateros. “I was very pleased with how our young team handled themselves at this year’s district tournament,” Head Coach Steve Files...

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