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City seeks a

hearing

examiner

Electric City is seeking a hearing examiner. The person must know land use law, real property law, enforcement of municipal regulations, city planning and development, and similar permitting issues and must be familiar with the city’s zoning and building codes. At its last meeting, the city council decided to seek a hearing examiner.

Deadline for

veteran’s flags approaching

The deadline for arranging for a dedication flag for your deceased veteran is May 15. Arrangements can be made for the flags by contacting Ben Alling at 633-0663. Veterans are featured each year in the Isle of Flags ceremony at the Spring Canyon Cemetery, where hundreds of American flags are flown in their honor.

Wildlife group

to meet

POWER (Promoters of Wildlife & Environmental Resourcs) will hold its annual meeting on Monday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center in Grand Coulee. Goals for 2015 and projects upcoming will be presented and discussed. Election of officers will take place, and the meeting is open to the public.

The group operates the net pen facility for growing fish in Electric City, has arranged for the feeding of quail around the area and takes on similar wildlife efforts.

Fires to

the north

If you saw smoke coming from a fire on the Colville Indian Reservation over the weekend it wasn’t the season’s first local forest fire, it was an intentional slag burn, according to a report from the Mt. Tolman Fire Center.

However, a small two-acre fire near the Canadian border may be an indication that the region may see an early fire season, Tonasket District Ranger Matt Reidy said Monday.

The small fire was north of Chopaka Mountain, very close to the Canadian border.

The fire known as “Action 64” resulted from a planned burn that had moved beyond containment lines. Resources assigned to the fire included two engines and firefighters from the Tonasket Ranger District.

“This may be an indicator of an early fire season,” Reidy stated. “Fuels, like grasses and dead vegetation, are already receptive to carrying fire.”

County

taxes due

Real, mobile home and personal property taxes are due by April 30, Grant County Assessor Darryl Pheasant noted this week. If sending payment by mail, the envelope must be postmarked on or before that date.

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