Civil service commissioner
Kenneth Carroll has resigned his position on Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission, effective immediately. The commission is made up of three commissioners. A replacement selection will be made by Mayor Chris Christopherson. Chairman of the commisssion, Alan Cain, said that the commission will continue its work to advertise for and interview candidates for police chief.
Officials at Sunbanks Lake Resort reported to police that sometime Monday night, someone put mortar in their washing machines, making them unusable. There are no known suspects, and the amount of the loss is unknown.
The Colville Confederated Tribes will hold a TERO training and logging training recognition luncheon beginning at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 22, at the community room in Coulee Dam Town Hall.
After the noon luncheon, those interested may tour a house at 1101 Camas, which has been remodeled by trainees.
Free day at
state parks set
People can make a days use of any state park, including Steamboat Rock State Park, next Monday. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission declared it a “free day,” when no Discover Pass is needed to enter the parks.
The National Park Service’s Enterprise Boat-in Campground reopened following a wild fire that closed in a portion of Lake Roosevelt near Hunters last week. NPS expect the fire will continue to produce smoke as scattered pockets of brush, stumps, and downed logs continue to smolder and burn.
Logo in limbo
Officials at Electric City are still trying to settle on a new city logo. The effort is in its third year, and council members had an opportunity to comment on six different professionally produced logos, but didn’t settle on one.
The Kelly Ferry resumed operation at 6 a.m. Wednesday, after shutting down Monday due to a steering problem. The Sanpoil, which has been in service about a year, was down once before because of a steering problem. Officials from the Rolls Royce Company worked on the ferry at its south dock.
The Health Care Authority in partnership with Lincoln Hospital in Davenport, is providing an HCA staff member to help area residents with enrollment questions in Washington Apple Health, the state’s Medicaid program. Apple Health clients and applicants in Lincoln County now have Heidi Tucker, a community-based medical assistance specialist, to answer their questions about enrollment, eligibility, and how to apply online.