USBR has contributed to area's decline
Letters to the Editor
The USBR does not like the livability of the area. Too bad Power Manager Mark Jenson wasn’t here before the Third Powerplant.
Coulee Dam was a lot nicer town.
Lost: a very nice restaurant, Green Hut Café, hotel, motel, gas station, dentist office, movie theater, a lot of houses, bowling alley (a very nice swimming beach, yacht club, camping area, boat dock, all behind the dam).
Now this area is mainly used for security and cops to drive and set for long periods of time. Maybe they like to a look at the damaged hillside were the USBR made an eyesore.
Why not give back the swimming beach?
The Park Service hasn’t contributed either. There should be a nice marina and boat launch at the old sawmill site. They have made it almost impossible for anyone to bid on it.
The BIA and Colville Tribe have helped thea area — casino, businesses, offices and museum. Too bad their plans to make a waterfall out of the damaged hillside fell through.