April 9, 2014 | LXXIV No. 2

Newsbriefs

How big can

buildings be?

The Electric City planning commission will hold a workshop on steel “accessory” buildings at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, at city hall. The public is invited to come to the meeting and share its ideas and concerns about the size of steel buildings in residential areas in the city.

Educators to

be honored

Two Grand Coulee Dam School District educators have been voted by their peers to receive the Grant County Excellence in Education Award in ceremonies at Big Bend Community College, April 22. To receive the awards are Kim Stanger, director of the district’s Title 7 program, and third-grade teacher Christel Pitner. The Grand Coulee Dam District is the host district this year.

Triple Fish

Challenge

coming up

The Second Annual Triple Fish Challenge will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 26, 27 at Coulee Playland. The person catching the heaviest total of the three fish species -- trout, bass and walleye -- will win a boat and motor. Persons interested can register with the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, at Coulee Playland or online.

Signing up

the young ones

Thirty kindergarten students have registered in the Grand Coulee Dam School District for this fall. Currently, Center School has 59 kindergarten students. Principal Lisa Lakin said Tuesday that they expect that the numbers will continue to go upward until fall and that there will probably be as many kindergarten students next year as enrollment shows this year.

Colorama

coming

The Colorama celebration on Mother’s Day weekend, May 9, 10 and 11, will again feature a carnival, helicopter rides, a beer tent, the Colorama Rodeo and the big parade. The chamber of commerce reported Monday that it already has 48 craft booths signed up for the celebration.

Seatbelt

crackdown

results

reported

Washington State Patrol troopers paid special attention to people not wearing, or improperly wearing, seatbelts in March, when they issued 220 $120 citations in District 6. District 6 includes Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Kittitas, Grant Counties, and a portion of Adams County that includes Othello.

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