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Beyond

the call

A Grand Coulee police officer, Thomas L. Johnson, performed an act well beyond the normal activity of an officer on March 31. He responded to a call of a stranded vehicle on SR-155 near milepost 7, where he found a vehicle with the left front tire entirely flat. Since the motorist wasn’t strong enough to loosen the lug nuts, Johnson did, and then put the spare on for the driver.

Student

count down

February’s average full-time attendance at Grand Coulee Dam School District schools was 684.11 students. This compares with 709.59 students for the same period a year ago. The district’s budgeting figure is 680. In January the average was 686.48.

Rodeo

bleachers

get repairs

The grandstands at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds will be fixed in time for the 60th Colorama Rodeo, May 6 and 7. The roof over the stands collapsed last winter and workers have been making repairs. Ridge Rider President George Kohout said that the main seating area will be ready, but the roof will not be done immediately.

Lasers

will start

May 28

The repairs on the drum gates at Grand Coulee Dam are progressing right on schedule, says Lynne Brougher, public affairs officer for the Bureau of Reclamation. She stated last week that repairs should be finished by May 14, with this year’s laser light show beginning on May 28.

Book club

to select

new book

The book club at the Grand Coulee Public Library will be meeting Thursday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m., to select the next book they will be reading. For more information, contact the library at 633-0972.

Historical group to

tour

Washington house

The Grant County Historical Society will hold their regular meeting next Tuesday at 11a.m., but the meeting will be a tour of the Nat Washington House at 42 C St NW, Ephrata (across the street from the courthouse). Washington was a state politician instrumental in funding Grant County PUD’s dams, whose father homesteaded in the region. Washington Flats, downriver from west Coulee Dam, carries the family name. Following the tour, the group will go to the Ephrata American Legion for lunch. For further information, call 509-754-3334

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