Lions to offer
The Lions Club will offer a free eye screening exam Oct. 2 at the senior center in Grand Coulee from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The screening is open to all Grand Coulee Dam area residents. Certain individuals may qualify for a follow-up exam and glasses. For more information, call 631-2201.
The Coulee Dam Police Department has received complaints on people damaging political signs in the town. Sgt. Larry Hall said last Wednesday that five or six signs have been either damaged or taken. Hall said damaging or taking political signs is a misdemeanor and could result in a fine.
Canady named to library board
Diane Canady was named to Position 1 on the Grand Coulee Library Board in action by the city council last Tuesday night. Prior to this, Canady served a number of years on the city’s civil service board.
The Delano Regional Transfer Station will receive at no charge materials from two fall cleanup weeks, the Regional Board of Mayors stated at their meeting Monday. Cleanup dates for garden materials and other cleanup materials are Oct. 5-12 and Nov. 9-16. Residents are encouraged to contact their respective city halls for local details.
lights going up
The Regional Board of Mayors agreed to put up the community Christmas lights this year.
The lights were purchased by several businesses years ago, but because of a lack of volunteers, haven’t always been put up. Electric City Mayor Jerry Sands suggested that the lights be divided between Electric City, Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam, since those municipalities collect hotel/motel taxes, and be put up with city crews and whatever volunteers show up. Sands suggested that the lights be put up the week before Thanksgiving and turned on the day after Thanksgiving.
In response to the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the current state of world affairs, Douglas County sheriff’s deputies will be doing extra patrols around the five hydroelectric dams that border Douglas County, the sheriff announced yesterday.
“We have received NO specific threats, but the anniversary of 9/11 and the U.S. threats to take military action in the Middle East necessarily causes us concern about the protection of our dams, which are considered vital infrastructure locally and nationally,” Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal said. “We feel we would be remiss if we did not respond to enhance existing security measures at these high value assets.”
Nearly surrounded by the Columbia River, Douglas County includes or nearly includes within its borders Rock Island, Rocky Reach, Wells, Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams