November 27, 2013 | LXXIII, No. 35

Newsbriefs

Star observes

holiday

The Star Newspaper office will be closed both Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, for the observance of Thanksgiving. The newspaper office will open at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2.

LR soft soled

for NA month

Lake Roosevelt High School observed Native American Month by having a “wearing your mocassins” day. Staff and students participated in the event. The special day, Nov. 15, was organized by Kim Stanger.

Eagles get

water rebate

Grand Coulee’s council agreed to a near $1,400 rebate to the Eagles Lodge on a year-long water leak that was outside their lodge building.

The refund was given because the water from the leak didn’t go into the city’s wastewater system.

New car instead

The Grand Coulee police department plans to replace a 2006 patrol car after finding that repairs of the car would exceed its value. Chief Mel Hunt explained to the council that there was money set aside in the budget to get a new vehicle. The patrol car had 113,000 miles on it.

Would-be

gun club

to meet

A group wanting to get a gun club established at Washington Flats plans to meet at 6 p.m., Dec. 9, at the Tropical Pig in Electric City, according to Mike Beaty. The group will attempt to elect officers and establish by-laws.

Charter

charter OK’d

Grand Coulee’s council voted to renew Charter Communications’ charter with the city. The cable television provider, also known as Falcon Video Communications, got its initial cable agreement with the city in 2003.

More

students

than planned

Enrollment in Grand Coulee Dam School District schools show gains over the same period last year. November’s count in all three schools was 678, compared to 634 last school year in October. The district has budgeted for 640 students monthly.

Trash

income

dips

Mayors received a report that shows October as the first month this year that the Delano Transfer Station took in less revenue than during the same month last year. In October this year the transfer station had $34,532 in receipts, compared to $35,648 last year, a drop of $1,116. For the year through October, revenues are ahead of 2012 by about $33,000.

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