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Citizens should fill out chamber's brief survey



Pop quiz: How would you feel about merging local towns?

That’s the essence of a new, very short survey that likely arrived in your mailbox early this week.

It’s being asked by the local chamber of commerce in order to gauge the interest local citizens have regarding the subject, and what their feelings are.

The chamber was approached by elected leaders in Grand Coulee and Electric City some time ago and asked to facilitate a community discussion on the subject. Evidently, they, like many business people in the area, saw a potential for better serving the community through a more united effort.

That may be, and The Star has endorsed such a view repeatedly on this page. But that doesn’t mean it’s a simple matter. It would take study and public participation — and some money.

Both Electric City and Grand Coulee had at one time voted to fund a study, but later pulled back. Now, the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce wants to know whether it’s a question that people want to see pursued before more time and effort is expended.

The survey is very short. It shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes. It can be dropped off at several places around the community, including The Star. Or it can be taken online at

You should let your feelings be known.

Scott Hunter

editor and publisher

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