Stories we’re working on

Here’s a partial list of a few stories we’re working on at The Star. If you’d like to tell us something you think might help, feel free to call, email, tweet or just comment here. I’ll likely update this list tomorrow.

1. An older, disabled guy in Coulee Dam is being urged by the town to clean up his property (we’re told). Will people want to help him do it?

2. The school levy, looking for $1.1 million in the face of declining state support in a bad budget year.

3. Nick and Shawn Ford have taken their automotive skills gained at Lake Roosevelt and now use them in the big-time racing world.

4. We’re told, but have not confirmed, that a woman we ran an obit on is now listed as missing, not dead, by Alaskan authorities. What’s up with that?

5. The couple who will take over The Grand Columbian Triathlon have a different vision and philosophy, one that formally integrates giving back to the community in the business plan. What are your thoughts on the race, as it has been; and how would you like to see it develop?

About Scott Hunter

Editor of The Star newspaper in Grand Coulee, observer of life, history, patterns in things that matter.
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4 Responses to Stories we’re working on

  1. RC says:

    There are more than a few of us older disabled guys living in Coulee Dam who would like some help every now and then but most folks are reluctant to volunteer. Community service is a term which we hear but apparently it doesn’t target many folks in our category. I hope that the referenced codger is the guy who lives north of me and that hordes show up to help him clean up his junkyard…if that happens I will be amazed and forever optimistic that people who live here are altruistic. I’m looking forward to your story.

  2. RC says:

    This is a good story which presents a problem faced by elders who have no/or limited resources. When the weather improves I’ll check to see if I can assist with removal of some of his treasures using my F250 Ford. It is not uncommon for one old guy to help another…we can empathasize since we find ourselves in similar situations. I don’t know this unfortunate man but he seems typical of many who struggle through this phase of life. Genuine rewards come from seeing someone smiling because someone gave some time and effort. Whenever indifferent comments are made about them..I have responded “why hell, he might be Jesus. How would anyone know?”

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