Grand Coulee,

Sub-yearling Chinook captured in San Poil River

NESPELEM – In the past few days, a number of sub-yearling chinook salmon have been captured in a rotary screw trap located in the Sanpoil River which is upstream of Grand Coulee Dam. This is great news as adult salmon were reintroduced to this river in 2020. The screw trap...
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Electric City,

Firefighters defeat flames at Osborn Bay

A fire at Osborn Bay in high winds Saturday forced two people there to stay in the water for hours as flames came near enough at times that they could feel the heat. The fire near Osborn Bay, south of Electric City burned approximately 30 acres of sagebrush, dry grass, trees, and other vegetation in high winds on Saturday after a bullet ricocheted and started the fire.
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Grand Coulee,

New librarian looks forward to your stories

The Grand Coulee Library has a new librarian, Catherine Matthews, and she's excited to meet you. Matthews moved to Electric City by way of Whidbey Island and started work at the library on May 18. Speaking with The Star by phone, Matthews explained her love of books and libraries. She...
Electric City,

Electric City Downtown’s Brick Street Bash – June 26

The Electric City Downtown’s Brick Street Bash will be held on June 26th from 3pm to 8pm on Butler’s Historic Square. The Brick Street Bash will feature food trucks, craft vendors, a cornhole tournament, and kids’ games! There will be fun for the whole family!. For more information on the...
Coulee Dam,

This week in sports

The Raiders wrestled in Oroville and in Mattawa this past week, and are scheduled to host an event today (June 9) in the gym in Coulee Dam. The Raiders wrestled in the Oroville Mix & Match tournament on June 2 and at Wahluke High School in Mattawa on June 5.
Coulee City, WAColumbia Basin Herald

Commissioners vote to close trash site

EPHRATA — After taking public comment on Feb. 23, the Grant County Board of Commissioners voted June 1 to approve the recommendation of the county’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee to close the Coulee City drop box, a trash collection facility. The last operating day of the facility’s operation is forecast...
Grand Coulee,

It's a boy for the Monroe's

Amber and Billy Monroe of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son Kamden Lee Monroe, born Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 7 lbs., and was 19.5 inches in length at birth. Sibling includes Kaydence age 3....
Grand Coulee,

It's a girl for Burn's/Evers

Taylor Burn’s and Garrett Evers of Elmer City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Evelyn Jean-Marie Evers born Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. She weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was 18-1/2 inches in length at birth. Sibling includes...

Legals for June 9, 2021

SMALL PUBLIC WORKS, CONSULTANT, and VENDOR ROSTERS. FOR PARTICIPATING WASHINGTON STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES LOCATED IN EASTERN WASHINGTON. The Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington (MRSC) hereby advertises on behalf of the below listed local government agencies in Washington State (local governments) in Eastern Washington (Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Adams, Whitman, Garfield, Asotin, Spokane, Lincoln, Ferry Stevens, and Pend Oreille counties), including - but not limited to - cities (Title 35 RCW and Title 35A RCW), counties (Title 36 RCW), port districts (Title 53 RCW), water-sewer districts (Title 57 RCW), irrigation districts (Title 83 RCW), school districts and educational service districts (Title 28A RCW), fire districts (Title 52 RCW), transit agencies (e.g., Ch. 35.58 RCW, Ch. 36.57A RCW, Ch. 36.73 RCW, Title 81 RCW), and public utility districts (Title 54 RCW), for their projected needs for small public works, and for consulting services throughout 2021. Additionally, MRSC advertises on behalf of some local government for their projected needs for vendor services throughout 2021. Interested businesses may apply at any time by visiting the MRSC Rosters website at For questions about MRSC Rosters, email
Grand Coulee,

Koulee Kids Fest and new car show coming June 19

Get your passports ready; Koulee Kids Fest is taking place on June 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lots of free activities for kids to participate in around the town. The “passports” are used by the kids to go to various activities and get their passports stamped at up to 16 local businesses offering fun activities to qualify to win prizes.
Electric City,

Meetings & Notices

Grant County Mosquito District No. 2 will be holding the monthly meeting 5 p.m., Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 210 W. Coulee Blvd., Electric City. To join the meeting via Freeconference call 1-425-436-6260, then enter the access code 4096451 and then press the # sign. AA Meetings for GCD and...