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Are there plans to support medical marijuana patients here? - The Star
Kudos to Jean Comstock and Jim Pachosa, the Grand Coulee business couple that have asked the city council to grant them a business license for a marijuana retail store near Coulee Medical Center, and to Grand Coulee Police Department Chief John Tufts, who ...
Local elections will feature several races - The Star
Grand Coulee will have a new mayor, and a number of former council members from at least two cities have filed to return to municipal government, according to election filings posted by county auditors Friday. Grand Coulee Mayor Chris Christopherson ...
Monumental effort - The Star
The town of Coulee Dam is spearheading an effort to create and establish a monument to honor 81 persons who died during the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam. Friday, Karen Struve, president of the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society, and Susan ...
Roundabout is a bad idea for Four Corners - The Star
In regards to the Four Corners, I sure hope that they don’t put in one of them roundabouts that they were talking about. I wish that the person that ever came up with that idea had been still born. Most of the population have never driven extra long ...
Time is important, so is listening - The Star
Governance, like life, is full of trade-offs. One of them is efficiency versus efficacy, and you strive for one at the risk of losing the other. Such was the case at last week’s Electric City Council meeting, where the mayor and a council member slapped ...
WSU Master Gardeners offer Gardening Diagnostic Clinics - The Star
Gardening Diagnostic Clinics have begun at the WSU Okanogan County Extension Office. Diagnostic clinics are a public service offered to the community by the WSU Okanogan County Master Gardener volunteers. Master Gardeners assist backyard and non-commercial ...
Protecting Civil Rights and national security USA Freedom Act strikes a balance - The Star
No American should fear that their government has made a false choice between prioritizing either national security or civil rights. Our nation needs a continuing, robust debate on the proper balance the federal government should strike in defending ...
Meetings and Notices - The Star
The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, May 21, at noon at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Jim Brakebill of the American Legion Post will speak about the student weekend lunch program. The food bank at the Church of the Nazarene ...
First kill, welcome to summer - The Star
If you don’t know by now, we moved last year to the country, to a beautiful setting looking down the Columbia and up the San Poil. We enjoyed the winter with many a deer, birds of many kinds and the occasional coyote. The spring brought the colors.
Council slithered to a new non-position - The Star
Our best guess is that last night’s non-decision by the less-than-courageous (being kind) Grand Coulee City Council was a dishonest move predesigned before the meeting to allow elected leaders not to make a decision. If that’s true, it’s disgusting.
pot license decision handed to city clerk - The Star
It’s in the hands of the city clerk. That’s the best Grand Coulee’s city council could come up with last night (Tuesday) in regard to a controversial application for a marijuana retail business license. About 30 people showed up to offer their view ...
Coulee Cops - The Star
5/12 - A local bank reported to police that an employee had been terminated for taking money and the official provided surveillance footage to police. - Police found four subjects in the area of the Tanner gates near North Dam Park after hours and all left ...
Sara Ann (Sally) Johnson - The Star
Sara Ann (Sally) Johnson passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015. She was born on August 16, 1917, in Dayton, Wash., to Nancy Della Harless and Walter Chessman. She was the youngest of five siblings and spent most of her life in Eastern Washington. She dearly ...
Raiders finish sixth at districts - The Star
Raider baseball competed for a state berth until the very last moment possible Saturday, finishing sixth in the district tournament. The Raiders had defeated Kittitas on the May 11 to stay alive in the tournament. In the first game Saturday, the Raiders ...
Schilling and Alejandre to represent LR at districts - The Star
Lake Roosevelt’s senior throwers Katelynn Schilling and Octavio Alejandre qualified last week to move on from sub-districts at Tonasket Wednesday to the District 5-6 meet in Ephrata on Friday. “Our senior throwers excelled in this meet and will be ...