Mayor Chris Christopherson has proclaimed this week “Fire Prevention Week.”
The Grand Coulee Volunteer Fire Department is encouraging residents to have “two ways out” of their residence and practice the routes so all members of the family are familiar with them.
The emphasis during the week is to plan escape routes and practice using them in case of fire.
In 2011, Fire Chief Rick Paris stated, there were some 369,500 home structure fires in the United States with 13,350 injuries and 2,640 deaths, causing $6.9 billion in property damage.
Grand Coulee City Council approved several modifications to its law enforcement contract with the Bureau of Reclamation last week. Modifications include: Purchase Spillman Mobile Software for four computers; purchase installation services for equipment; purchase four tasers and associated equipment.
The council also approved purchase of software for four patrol vehicles, paid for by the city.
Pertussis cases reported
Grant County Health District officials reported to the Grand Coulee that there have been 42 whooping cough cases in the county so far this year, largely in Moses Lake, Ephrata, Royal City and Warden. The patients ranged in age from newborn to 59 years old. Also called pertussis, the disease has raised concerns nationally this year with more cases reported in most states.
boundaries have changed
Hunters who are used to hunting in the Delano and Snyder Hill areas are asked to check with Electric City for city boundaries, since some of the area that people traditionally have hunted in are now within the Electric City limits, where there’s no hunting allowed.
Does Coulee Pioneer
Museum have a nice ring to it?
A meeting to discuss developing a museum will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Senior Center.
The idea of a museum is to document the people who have lived in the Grand Coulee Dam area before, during and after the construction of the dam. Birdie Hensley, who is pushing for a museum, said there’s a need for people who want a depository for historical information to step up and help out.
The Regional Board of Mayors Monday approved a 1.3-percent increase in garbage rates, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Officials from Sunrise Disposal asked for the increase due to the high price of fuel and other considerations. The increase translates into a 35-cent increase for households in the four municipalities.