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Perpetual

summer hours

for trash

The governing Regional Board of Mayors agreed last week to make year-round what have previously been summer-only hours at the Delano Regional Transfer Station.

Beginning Nov. 1, hours will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The extended program will cost about $2,000 per year more than the current expense. Fall cleanup dates this year will be Nov. 14–21, when residents can bring their garden waste to the transfer station without charge.

School year not extended

The state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has granted Grand Coulee Dam School District’s appeal for four waiver days at the beginning of the school year. The district started school four days late because of fires in the area and because part of the school facilities were being used for fire relief. It means that students in the district will have 176 days of instruction rather than the usual requirement of 180.

Local help for veterans

The Spokane Mobile Vet Center is coming to downtown Grand Coulee Wednesday, Oct 28, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Veterans can receive counseling, and get help with VA benefits. For more information you can call Josh Anderson or Steve Holbert at 509- 444-8387.

Park fund grows

A garage sale held at the Vet’s Center last weekend netted $1,158 for Electric City’s new park fund. That’s added to the $2,759 the city netted at a September barbecue.

Councilmember Lonna Bussert, who has been the city’s chief promoter of the park, said that the project is going to take some time to develop. Additional fundraisers are being planned, including another future garage sale.

The city acquired some surplus playground equipment from the school district, and it awaits the completion of a park plan before it can be installed.

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