Last updated 6/10/2013 at 7:54am
Commissioner: Golf course not closing
“It is not our intention to close the golf course in July,” O. J. Scharbach said Friday at The Star. “I’ve heard this three or four times. I don’t know who is starting that stuff.”
The chairman of the Port District 7 commission said the golf course, which is being maintained this year with volunteer labor, is looking better than ever.
He said they could use more help with some clubhouse work, however, so the lone employee doesn’t end up doing maintenance outside and missing sales inside.
New disc golf course installed
North Dam Park now sports a new disc golf course, where you can try your best to throw frisbees into a series of baskets.
The course, spearheaded by Joshua Rabe, was installed last weekend by Rabe and friends, with equipment purchased through sponosorships for each hole.
Burning banned in Lincoln district
Lincoln County Fire District 9, issued a ban on burning as of June 1, fire officials reported this week. Additional information can be received by calling 631-1542.
Ted Piccolo, school board member and head baseball coach at Lake Roosevelt High School, made a donation of over $800 worth of equipment to that sports program. The school board accepted the gift at its meeting last week.
School enrollment steady
Student enrollment for the month of May was 609.46, according to a report to the Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors. It is the second time this year that the average monthly attendance fell below the district’s budget estimate. The other time was in September last year when the average hit 603.71. The budget estimate for the school year was 610. The overall average for this school year now stands at 618.69 fulltime equivalents.
Sixth-graders go to Gonzaga
Sixth-grade students from Grand Coulee Dam Middle School participated in the sixth annual science symposium held late in May at Gonzaga University. While there, students participated in the dissecting of bass and crawfish, heard a presentation on the human impact on the number of deer in the Keller Ferry area and heard a presentation by the superintendent of the Lake Roosevelt National National Recreation Area.
Cool cars coming to cruise
The Coulee Cruizers will hold their 29th annual “Best Rod Run by a Dam Site” at North Dam Park, Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15. The program begins Friday evening with a “cruise in” at the Hometown Pizza parking lot from 5 to 7 p.m.
Seniors home from LA
The senior trip for Lake Roosevelt High School seniors ended last Tuesday, May 28, when some 30 students returned from Los Angeles and San Diego. They arrived home at 11:52 p.m. from Los Angeles.