Hensley says her piece, gets "admonished"

An Electric City councilmember was admonished by the full council at a special public hearing last Wednesday night for activities judged to be beyond her authority. Reprimanded was Councilmember Birdie Hensley, who became a member of the council...

Determined fun

Big smiles and wide eyes attest to a fun day at Lake Roosevelt Elementary last Friday as kids launch themselves into the school's annual Mini Bloomsday...

Colorama festival and rodeo this weekend

Get ready for the 60th running of Colorama, May 6-8, with a special guide to the event inside this issue of The Star. There's a big parade, a rodeo, craft booths with food and gift ideas, and a...

Tribal primary draws 28 candidates

Colville Tribal members go to the polls Saturday to vote on 28 contenders for positions on the Colville Business Council. The primary vote will reduce candidates for each contended office to two who will face off in the general election in June....

County officials rally opposition to plan

County officials discussed with the Coulee Dam Town Council Wednesday a plan county commissioners are considering to house juvenile offenders out of the county at a privately-run facility in Medical Lake. Juvenile Court Administrator Dennis...

Newsbriefs

CMC Guild to offer goods at Colorama The Coulee Medical Center Guild will have a booth at the Colorama Festival at North Dam Park selling Moso bags, seasoned salts, plants, and both coffee and cold water. Students’ rock painting draws police...

A fine semantic line was crossed

There is no disputing that any organization has a right to control who speaks for it, but that doesn’t translate into a right to censor speech. Birdie Hensley was officially admonished by her...

Readers appreciate Utz's column

I just wanted The Star to know how much we appreciate Jesse Utz’s column “Jess, Shut Up.” My wife and I have been subscribers of The Star since we moved here in 1999. It is refreshing to see a paper where Christianity is not maligned, as in...

Questioning our forestry practices - native ethics vs. tribal drive

Human beings and nature exist on the same moral plane. An eco-centric world view, should be regarded as a precondition for an aesthetic and ethical appreciation and love of our (yours and mine) environment. Self-determination is a foundational...

Seniors, are you ready for the next step?

This is the time of year when a small group of people in our community start to panic. A whirlwind of activity surrounds them, with every day being one step closer to that goal they have coveted for the last 13 years: graduation. The senior class...

Sixty-six years ago

A Ridge Rider Trail Ride. –...

Duclos and Collins have a girl

Ashley Duclos and Dagan Collins of Electric City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kazdyn Marie Collins, born Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 5 oz., and was 19...

Bowmas have a boy

Whitney (Johnson) Bowman and Logan Bowman, of Grand Coulee, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Xaiden Tobiez Bowman, born Monday, April 25, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz., and was 19...

It's a girl for Shorty and Dick

Shondean Shorty and Zack Dick Sr., of Nespelem, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Scarlett Jo LaVaya Dick, born Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz., and was 20...

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not be meeting this Thursday due to the Colorama Festivities this weekend. Come out and enjoy. Okanogan County Fair Advisory Committee Meeting Change The upcoming Okanogan...

Smooth seating

Dennis Jones, left, of DWK Fowler Construction, works with Mormon missionaries, Elders Folkman and Hoskins, repairing the grandstand seating at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds Saturday. Renovations...

Arbor Day Foundation offers tree-care booklet

The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly booklet featuring illustrations, colorful photos, and easily understood...

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 4/24 - Safeway reported to police that a woman came into the store and placed three bottles of liquor — Jameson Whiskey, Smirnoff Twist, and Captain Morgan Run — into her white purse, along with some beef jerky, and walked...

Students compete in first science fair

The Grand Coulee Dam PTA hosted what they hope will be the first annual Lake Roosevelt Schools Science Fair last Friday at the LRHS gymnasium, where 23 students from kindergarten to seventh grade, participated. Fourteen judges from various...

Raider tennis team keeps improving

Raider Tennis competed in three matches last week and continued to improve to get ready for the postseason. Against Liberty Bell April 26, the Raider boys won their match 3-2, and it wasn't easy for...

Raiders on win streak

The Raiders are on a baseball win streak that has improved their overall win-loss record to 14-4 and their Central Washington North 2B record to 10-4. Lake Roosevelt defeated the Pateros Billygoats on senior night at Greene Field April 26 12-2 and...

Four-win streak keeps Raider Ladies softball team hopeful

The Lady Raiders won four games last week, which moved them into the number-four spot in the Central Washington 2B North standings. If they remain there, they will have a berth to the district tournament at the Ephrata Fastpitch complex starting...

This week in sports

This week in sports Wed., May 4 2:30 p.m., HS Golf with Omak and Okanogan at Lake Woods Thurs., May 5 4 p.m., HS Tennis here with Oroville 4 p.m., JHS Track,here, Lake Roosevelt Invitational TBD, HS Baseball, tie-breaker if needed Fri., May 6 4...

Track looks to finish on high note

Raider Track finished its last two-meet week with the Northeast B meet in Davenport April 26 and the Rieke Invite at Peshastin on the 29th. Head Coach Lori Adkins was pleased with the progress the team made last week. “Between the two meets last...

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