June 20, 2012 | LXXII, No. 11

Newbriefs

Money OK’d for park

district

Mayor Jerry Sands at Electric City got an OK from the council to sign an agreement for the city to provide $10,000 to the Coulee Area Park & Recreation District, to help fund maintenance activity at North Dam Park. The city had already budgeted that amount from its hotel/motel tax monies.

Records clerk

wage set

The Coulee Dam Council voted at its last meeting to set the wage for its new records clerk at $17.31 a hour. The records clerk will be responsible, among other things, to follow through on public records requests.

Bird

to retire

The current head of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area will retire at the end of this month. Superintendent Debbie Bird announced her retirement at the weekly luncheon of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce last week.

Bird took the position in November, 2002 after 25 years with NPS.

She and her husband plan to stay in the area for some time.

Curb

appeal

Electric City council awarded a curb replacement project to Jackson Construction at last Tuesday night’s meeting.

Jackson Construction had the low bid of $4,154.15, including sales tax. The curb replacement is at Crest and Hillcrest.

Fugitive

arrested in Coulee City

Grant County Sheriff’s deputies and Coulee City police searched for a wanted felon who fled the scene of a shots-fired call Tuesday morning.

By 4 p.m., deputies found Cody Seely hiding in a field near town and arrested him.

It started about 5:30 a.m. when, deputies believe, several people at 617 West Douglas Street were using drugs and shooting guns, not at anybody, just shooting.

Cody Seeley was sought by the U.S. Marshals Task Force on a warrant for residential burglary.

Two others were also arrested.

No stealing the rocks

Two people from the Spokane area got in a bit of trouble for taking rocks from the wall near the top of Grand Coulee Dam.

The Bureau of Reclamation’s Plant Protection notified police that there was a theft in progress after security cameras revealed that the two were loading rocks into their sedan.

Police got a description of the vehicle and stopped it near the north entrance to Grand Coulee.

The two, one from Cheney and the other from Spokane, said they didn’t think it was a problem picking up rocks.

Police asked them to return the rocks to where they had gotten them. After the pair returned the rocks, they were permitted to go on their way.

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