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Tribal vote Saturday

Saturday, June 18, Colville Confederated Tribes members will go to the polls to elect Colville Business Council members in their general election. All six incumbents made it through the primary vote to the general election.

Should the area

consolidate?

That’s a question people get to answer this week in a survey that went out to local residents to help measure the interest in consolidation.

The mailing piece was prepared by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce and asks questions of residents about the need and interest in combining local towns and cities, unincorporated areas nearby, or any of several combinations of those options. The chamber had been asked some time ago to facilitate a consolidation discussion. People can drop the surveys off at the following places:

The Star newspaper, chamber office, Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center, North Cascades Bank, Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union, Coulee Medical Center, Coulee Hardware, Grand Coulee Library, Coulee Dam Town Hall, and Electric City City Hall.

The survey is also available online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gcdaconsolidation.

Transfer station in the black for month

May was the first month this year that the Delano Regional Transfer Station revenue was in the black. The transfer station receipts report made to the Regional Board of Mayors Monday showed a net gain over expenses of $1,953.31. The revenue for the first five months shows a loss of $2,222.92. May’s receipts totaled $40,275.49.

CMC offers

challenge to public

Now is the time to sign up for the Coulee Medical Center’s “Activity Challenge” running from June 27 through July 25. The wellness program encourages people to participate and record their progress.

“In this 4-week challenge, we want to help you focus on incorporating healthier behaviors into your everyday life,” CMC’s signup sheet reads. “Each week, you will set activity goals to help improve your health.”

Participants set their own goals. Cash prizes will be awarded randomly to participants who turn in their progress sheets each week. Participants must sign up by next Tuesday, June 21.

You can sign up by calling 509-633-6373, stopping by CMC’s front desk, or by email (hwc@cmccares.org).

Highlights of the program will be posted in The Star and at cmccares.org.

Library programs ready for summer

The Summer Reading Program at the Grand Coulee Library begins June 20. Grand prizes for the reading program will be four Kindle Fire tablets. Other upcoming programs include the Book It Theater, June 23; Puppet Show, July 5; PUD visit, July 19; Deb McKay, Aug. 2; Puppet Show, Aug. 8; and crafts every Wednesday.

Corridor group to meet in area

The Coulee Corridor Consortium, which governs aspects of the Coulee Corridor National Scenic Byway, will meet in Grand Coulee Friday at noon at The Moose Lodge. The meeting is open to the public.

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