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New champions, old champions and losses - The Star
A coach once told me that a bad loss is sometimes the best thing for a team. It lets you know that there are still things to work on and that it exposes our weaknesses. That statement can be applied to our everyday life as well. Sometimes we are going ...
Rural America: It's complicated, really complicated - The Star
There are two closely held, widely believed, narratives about rural America. The national media narrative, with roots in the 1980’s farm crisis, is fatalistic. Rural places are dying. It lives on at the Brookings Institute and the New York Times, fueled ...
Sands did job when no one else would - The Star
I know Jerry Sands (mayor of Electric City) had thoughts about retiring last election, but as there were no other persons running for mayor, he stepped up to the plate and once again took on the responsibility. I, for one, am sorry to see him go.
Meetings and Notices - The Star
The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, Feb. 26, at noon at the Siam Palace on Main St ., Grand Coulee. Speaking will be Coulee Medical Center Dietitian, Jacie Johnson. Tax Forms Available For those needing 1040 forms and ...
Sands has been a good mayor - The Star
I am sad to see Mayor Jerry Sands resign. He has been a very good mayor. But I can understand his frustration and his wanting time for the family because the mayor job is a full-time commitment. Honestly, I don’t know how he withstood the office as long ...
Time to step up, 509ers - The Star
509ers, now is the time for you to step up and help with your city government. All of the Mikes, Lees, Clays, Marks, Bobs, Joes, Janes, Marys, etc, (local 509ers) who do not want 206ers, aka “coasties” to run your city. “They are just trying to make ...
Forthright, dedicated mayor will be missed - The Star
It is with mixed emotions I am writing this after reading the article regarding Jerry Sands resigning as mayor of Electric City. I am a personal friend of Jerry and Connie, so I am aware of how they want to be able to travel, spend time with their ...
Coulee Cops - The Star
2/14 - A woman on Weil Place told police that she had loaned her car to her sister for 30 minutes, but two days later it still had not been returned. Later, the woman called to report that she had found the car and didn’t want to press charges.
Octavio Alejandre is state champion - The Star
Raider Wrestling made a great showing at the state tournament with all three wrestlers placing. Octavio Alejandre took the state championship at 285 pounds. Oscar Pakootas took third at 132, and Jacob Smith fourth at 113. Lake Roosevelt as a team finished ...
Lady Raiders season ends with loss to White Swan - The Star
The Lady Raiders played their final game of the 2014-15 season at Eastmont High School against the White Swan Cougars on Feb. 19 in a loser-out game of District 5-6 play. The Lady Raiders and Cougars were jostling for control of the game early when the ...
Raiders third at districts, move on to regionals - The Star
The Raider boys won two games last week to earn third place in the District 5-6 tournament and a meeting with District 7-9's number-two team Friday night at regionals. This is the second year in a row that the Raiders advance to the regionals. They will ...
School district tightens discipline rules - The Star
The Grand Coulee Dam School District board took steps Monday night to improve conduct on school buses and in the classrooms. After a debate about priorities, the board voted to add four temporary positions to provide better discipline in selected ...
Summit will explore possible facility uses - The Star
A summit on what to do with the old middle school buidling in Grand Coulee will be held at the site on March 12, from 11- 2 pm. The event is organized by a committee of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, which is inviting various agencies to ...
Wild horse roundup halted - The Star
A roundup of wild horses on the Colville Indian Reservation was stopped just before noon Sunday due to mounting pressure from tribal members. The roundup had been planned to take about three weeks, gathering between 700 and 1,000 of the horses. The process ...
Crosswalk flagged for safety - The Star
Electric City has a new crosswalk program that promotes safety, and, if successful, will be expanded to another crosswalk in the city. This week those using the crosswalk to the city's post office will be able to pick up an orange flag to help motorists ...