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Beer tent

OK’d for July 4

The Coulee Dam Town Council gave the chamber of commerce permission to erect a “beer tent” on its maintenance complex parking lot for the July 4 Festival of America. Chamber manager Peggy Nevsimal provided the council with information about the beer tent hours and how it would be managed.

Egg hunt

this Saturday

The Grand Coulee Dam Lions Club will hold its 79th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at Ludolph Field, the former middle school athletic field in Grand Coulee. The hunt is for children 0-10. Parents are encouraged to get there on time because the hunt will begin promptly at 11 a.m.

Area of lake closed for raptor protection

Lake Roosevelt Superintendent Dan Foster has declared an area of the China Bend climbing area on the west side of the reservoir closed to all public use to ensure birds of prey are undisturbed during their breeding and nesting seasons. The closure is in effect to protect nesting raptors until July 15.

Kindergarten

registration open

Registration for fall kindergarten classes is now open. Registration packets are available at Lake Roosevelt Elementary School and at the school district office. Contact the school office 633-0730 for additional information.

Suggestions

welcome

Golfers will soon be able to offer their suggestions about Banks Lake Golf Course. Port District 7 commissioners voted Thursday to mount a box in the clubhouse to solicit suggestions from golfers on how to make their golfing experience better.

Street sweeper for sale

Coulee Dam has declared its old street sweeper surplus. The sweeper, a 1990 Elgin Pelan Sweeper, will be sold by the town, and what is received in the sale will be deposited in the street fund, according to council. The town has bought a newer used sweeper to replace it.

Free park

days offered

State Parks will offer two “free days” in April when no Discover Pass is needed to use a park. The two dates are this Saturday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 22, Earth Day.

NPS offers

summer jobs

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is now accepting applications for the 2015 summer Youth Conservation Corps program. The estimated period of employment runs June 15 through August 7. Enrollees will be paid the minimum wage for a 40-hour work week. Applications will be accepted through April 24. For further information contact Ron Sacchi at (509) 754-7821.

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