Star office to
close for holiday
The Star newspaper will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4- 5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The office will be open at 9 a.m. Monday, July 8, for normal business. The deadline for classified and display advertising is 5 p.m. on Monday.
Primary election coming soon
This year’s Primary is just a few weeks away. In fact, the Primary will end on Aug. 6.
If you haven’t registered to vote and want to take part in this year’s Primary, you need to act soon. Monday, July 8, is the deadline for online and mail-in registrations, and voter registration updates.
For citizens who have not already registered to vote in Washington, Monday, July 29, is the last day to register in-person at their county elections office.
The Grant County Health District cautioned people to be careful during the upcoming hot weather. Getting too hot can make you sick, district officials advised. They advised: Stay cool indoors or in a shady place; drink plenty of liquids, but avoid alcohol and caffeine; replace salts and minerals; wear light-colored and lightweight clothing; use a hat with a wide brim; apply sunscreen; pace yourself; monitor people at high risk; never leave children in cars even for a brief period; and seek medical attention immediately if experiencing signs of heat illness.
The National Park Service will offer two astronomy programs this Friday and Saturday. A solar observation from 1-3 in the afternoon at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center Friday and at Spring Canyon day-use area Saturday will offer solar filtered telescopes to allow viewing the sun.
From 9-11:30 both nights at Crescent Bay, star gazers will look at a galaxy, nebula, the moon or nearby planets with their own optics or through those provided. Bring jackets or sweaters.
The programs are put on by Janice Elvidge, education specialist for the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.
Those attending are encouraged to bring their telescopes if they have one.
Dennis Lohrman, of Electric City, is the newest member of Grant County Port District 7 board of commissioners. Commissioners Orville Scharbach and Jim Keene voted Lorhman onto the board at their meeting last Thursday. He replaces commissioner Stan Conklin who resigned his seat Thursday.
Lohrman is a retired CPA and most recently worked for the Colville Confederated Tribes.
Safe or not
Port District 7 is looking for a new safe. This time the port commissioners are looking for one heavy enough that thieves won’t pack it off. Already this year the port has had two safes taken from its Banks Lake Golf Course office. This time they are looking at a used safe what weighs about 3,000 pounds. Last Thursday the commissioners learned of a used safe in Electric City for $500. Moving it would be the problem.
Ray Duclos of Harvest Foods asked the town council to fix some potholes up near the family store. Appearing before the council last month, Duclos said he has been paying taxes in the town and would like some of the money to go for the requested road repair.