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Fall back

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 a.m. Set your clocks back one hour.

Student number reported

Attendance in the Grand Coulee Dam School District for October was the equivalent of 703 full time students, a report to the school board showed. The district budgeted for 707. The largest classes are the fifth grade, with 72 students, and the ninth grade, with 71. The senior class is the smallest, with 44.

Book fair coming Nov. 6-9

The Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for the Lake Roosevelt Elementary School library Nov. 6-9. The annual fair coincides with the district’s first parent-teacher conferences. This year’s theme is “Wild West Books Fair: Saddle Up and Read.” The book fair is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, 8-9 a.m. Thursday, and re-opens after the Veterans Day program from noon to 2 p.m. There is no school on Friday due to Veterans Day.

All veterans invited

Lake Roosevelt Schools will hold a Veterans Day assembly at 9 a.m. Thursday in the gym, with the entire K-12 student body honoring the area’s veterans, all of whom are invited.

Campfire ban lifted in Lake Roosevelt NRA

Campfires are allowed again in established fire rings in campgrounds and day-use areas and on lake shores below the high water mark throughout Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, the National Park Service said Tuesday. Charcoal grills are also allowed.

Regulations require a campfire to be less than three feet in diameter within the established fire ring. Fires must be attended at all times and completely extinguished with water before you go to bed or leave your campsite. It is also illegal to burn chemically treated wood, painted wood, wood with staples, as well as household garbage including plastic and cans.

PUD changes hours

Beginning Monday Oct. 30, the drive-thru at Grant PUD’s local Grand Coulee office will be available during normal business hours, the utility said last week. The drive-thru will be open for customers Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additionally, customers will continue to have the option of dropping off their bill at Grand Coulee’s City Hall during the city’s normal operating hours. An after-hours Grant PUD payment drop box is also available at the Grand Coulee City Hall.

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