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Long time

on duty

Grand Coulee police Chief Mel Hunt completed his 38th year with the department at 4 p.m. Monday this week.

Blues coming

to resort

The Sunbanks Lake Resort spring Blues Festival will be held May 15-18, at the resort site in Electric City. Sunbanks Resort is a five-time winner as the “Best Blues Festival” in Washington State. Tickets are now on sale at the resort.

Snyder asks

for pavement

Wayne Snyder appeared before the Electric City Council to ask the city to chip seal the road all the way up to his development. The city did chip seal the road from SR-155 to the crest of Snyder Hill two years. Snyder wanted the remaining portion chip sealed and said that former Mayor Ray Halsey had told him that the work would be done within two years of the annexation of his property into the city. The matter was forwarded to the city street committee for a recommendation.

Museum could make you


Just think, you could become an ambassador regardless of whether you gave money to a political campaign.

The Coulee Pioneer Museum will make you an ambassador for just helping with the many tasks that are going on there.

Right now, the museum is planning an historical calendar for 2015. The museum also is looking for “ambassadors” to help man it during opening hours. You can get a weekly update on what the museum is doing by emailing Birdie Hensley (

Enrollment up

Student enrollment remains strong and above budget projections in the Grand Coulee Dam School District, according to figures furnished to the school board Monday night. Enrollment for March was 657.49 full time equivalents. The budget projected 640. The average for the school year is 672 per month.

Gifts accepted by district

The school board accepted three gifts at its Monday night meeting. The Grand Coulee PTA gave a gift of Kindle Fires with an $854.50 value; Michael Sanchez gave a home gym valued at $765; and the Grand Coulee Lions Club gave a cash gift of $150.

Tourism funds sought

Larry Donnelly, manager at Sunbanks Lake Resort, appeared before the Electric City Council last week asking for $3,000 so he could schedule singer Vicci Martinez for an appearance at both the July 4 celebration and at the resort. He proposed the city could cover the cost with hotel/motel tax funds. The city referred him to the chamber of commerce.

Studs off

Drivers must get their studded snow tires removed by midnight next Monday. The deadline is not likely to be extended as it has in several recent years, because weather has been milder, a Department of Transportation press release said. Under state law, driving with studded tires after March 31 is a traffic infraction and could result in a $124 ticket.

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