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Want to work for the government?

The Bureau of Reclamation will put on two workshops to teach people how to apply for federal jobs.

The first session will be held at the Nespelem Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 30. Sign up by calling Lorna Mills at 509-634-2717.

The second session will take place at Lake Roosevelt High School, Oct. 2 from 5-8 p.m. Sign up with Kaitlin Delmer at 208-378-5049 or email jdelmer@usbrgov.

Middle school

athletes can play

The school board approved a cooperative arrangement that allows Nespelem School’s middle school-age students to turn out and play with Grand Coulee Dam School District middle school in football. The plan has been approved by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.

Fire agreement ok’d

Electric City’s council last Tuesday approved an agreement between the city and Fire District 14 to provide fire services. The fire district will pay the city $4,410, for 2014 coverage.

Pot gardens

not ok

Electric City extended its moratorium on medical marijuana collective gardens for another 12 months at their council meeting Sept 10. The city had passed moratoriums prior to this on Oct. 25, 2011, and April 24, 2012.

Rodeo queen


The 2014 Colorama Rodeo Queen tryouts will be held Sunday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m., at the Ridge Rider rodeo arena. Deadline for registering is Oct. 5. For more information call Janet Doughty, 633-1263, or Cindy Edwards, 633-0430.


garbage raided

Seniors reported that someone was emptying the Senior Center’s garbage container taking things out and putting the items in piles nearby. The items were throw-aways from the group’s Thrift Store.

Stamp of


Young Alijah Bonertz, age 3, captured the attention of everyone who attended the Elmer City council meeting last Thursday. Alijah was visiting his grandparents, Don and Doris Bonertz. Don Bonertz is on the Elmer City council. Alijah was visiting from Moses Lake and took the opportunity to deliver small stamps to everyone in attendance, including Mayor Mary Jo Carey and Commander Tom Holsworth of the Colville Tribal Police, who was there to give the council a report of activity in the town.

Draft wildfire plan

read for review

The Douglas County Community Wildfire Protection Plan has been completed in draft form and is available to the public for review and comment. The public review period is from Sept. 20 through Oct. 18. For information on the WPP update process, contact Brad Tucker at (208) 883-4488, ext. 123.

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