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Park pickup

scheduled for Saturday

A big community asset needs some springtime sprucing, and parks commissioners picked this Saturday to do it, hoping you’ll help.

The Coulee Area Parks and Recreation District will host the Annual Spring Fix & Clean event at North Dam Park, beginning at 9 a.m.

To help, meet at the picnic shelter. Wear work clothes and bring gloves and water.

On outsourcing

juvenile care

A presentation on the possible outsourcing the housing of juvenile detainees to Medical Lake or elsewhere from Okanogan County will take place at tonight’s Coulee Dam Town Council meeting at 6 p.m.

County commissioners are studying the idea, which is drawing controversy. Critics say it would cost more, not less, money, and place a high burden on already-struggling families.

School concert tonight

A combined junior high and senior high Lake Roosevelt music concert that had been canceled earlier will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, at the high school gym. The band and choir will be putting on a presentation called “At the Movies.”

… And to serve

Coulee Dam police officer Cassidy Clark showed how he views being a public servant April 17, when he helped out a motorist near Greene Field. Clark saw a vehicle parked near the field with an elderly person outside and learned that the person needed help with a flat tire. After getting the tire changed, Clark found out that the driver couldn’t get the vehicle started, so he went home, got jumper cables, returned and got the car started for him. It was all in a day’s work for Clark.

Burritos for …


Sweeto Burritos will be delivered to the Lake Roosevelt area on Thursday, May 5. You can get in on the action by placing your order with your child or a friend’s child. Order forms will be sent home with students or you can pick one up at one of the school offices. All orders will be sent home with students by 3 p.m. on May 5. You can also pick up your order at the school before 4:30 p.m. This is part of the honor society’s effort to raise money for the Steve Breeze Scholarship for 2016.

Zap! Pow! They’re free!

Free comic books will be given away at the Coulee City Library on May 7, as part of National Free Comic Book Day. The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day. This is the 15th year for the event.

School personnel shifts

The Grand Coulee Dam School District directors approved one leave request, a resignation, and a new hire at its meeting Monday night.

Granted a leave was special program paraprofessional Jennifer Hare in the elementary school. Resigning was Josh Kelton, a high school teacher of history and social studies. Jaron Trotter was hired as special education paraeducator.

At Nespelem, that school board approved resignations of driver Jeff Ramsdell and financial officer Tanya Bunting.

Dems to select


Grant County Democrats will meet May 1, at 3 p.m., at the Moses Lake High School, to select delegates for the state convention. Registration begins at 2 p.m.

Average attendance for the Grand Coulee Dam District schools for the month of April was 680 students, the exact number budgeted by the school board a year ago. The number is down five students from the March report.

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