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School district

to offer

proposed levy info

The Nespelem School District is hosting an informational night at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the multi-purpose room.

The purpose of the meeting is to share information about the Maintenance and Operations Levy the district is having on Feb. 9. Superintendent Rich Stewart and board member Nancy Armstrong-Montes will be available to answer questions.


station took in over $433,000

last year

The Delano Regional Transfer Station’s revenue for 2015 exceeded the previous year by $9,247.82, the Regional Board of Mayors learned at their regular monthly meeting Monday.

The total revenue for 2015 was $433,871.29, compared to $424,623,47 the previous year.

The transfer station was in the black six of the 12 months, in February, March, April, June, July, and August.

School board meeting


A special meeting of the Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors, scheduled for last Wednesday evening, was canceled for lack of a quorum. The school board will meet tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m.) in the high school library at the new school. The public is invited to attend, but the meeting will essentially be an executive (closed) session to consider a local application for the superintendent of schools position.

Fewer deputies in Lincoln County

Lincoln County has fewer crime fighters after recent budget cuts, and the county commissioners are considering asking voters about a sales tax hike, the county sheriff reports.

“The Sheriff’s Office has lost 3 road deputy positions in the past three years, with two positions being cut from the County budget going into 2016,” Sheriff Wade Magers said in a year-end report emailed on Tuesday. “I have significant concerns with the lack of road deputies on staff, which affects coverage, backup, response times, and ultimately public safety as a whole. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is staffed with only 11 road deputies, as well as the Chief Criminal Deputy, the Undersheriff and myself who all work the road.”

The rural county sprawls over 2,400 square miles.

A raise from 7.7 percent to 8 percent sales tax would net the county about $300,000 a year, Magers wrote.

Launch permits


Permits for launching boats at National Park Service boat ramps on Lake Roosevelt are available now.

Annual permits cost $45. A 7-day permit is $8.

They are available locally at the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area headquarters, 1008 Crest Drive, Coulee Dam; or at Coulee Hardware or Coulee Playland.

Discount programs such as Golden Age passes no longer apply to launch permits.

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