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Tribe plans small casino at

Twin Lakes

The Colville Business Council voted Thursday to allow a small casino to be developed at Rainbow Beach Resort near Inchelium, the Tribal Tribune reported.

With fewer than 50 games offered, the enterprise would be the tribes’ first venture in “Tier A” casinos and would require no more than 30 customers a day to make a profit.

The CBC vote was one of several steps in a startup process for the venture, the costs for which were estimated at about $1 million by 12 Tribes Colville Casinos’ Chief Operating Officer John MacClain, the Tribune reported.

Trash revenue drops for month

The Delano Regional Transfer Station had a big drop in receipts in June this year compared to June 2015. The Delano operation took in $8,413.86 less revenues this year than last, when it brought in $49,848.41, compared to $41,434.55 this year. The report was made Monday at the Regional Board of Mayors meeting.

Alzheimer’s

class coming

An educational program on Alzheimer’s will be held at the Senior Center, 9-11 a.m., Tuesday, July 19. The program is open to the public and is presented without charge by the Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter.

Applicants line

up for AD job

Richard Black, current athletic director at Lake Roosevelt Schools, was sworn in as a member of the school board last Monday night. He will continue his AD position through August, when the district hopes to have his replacement hired. He told the board that there had been 12 applicants for the AD position and interviews were expected to get underway this week.

Too much

stuff in bins

from USBR

The Regional Board of Mayors is leaving it in the hands of Sunrise Disposal to let the Bureau of Reclamation know it is overloading garbage bins being delivered to the Delano Regional Transfer Station. The bins are difficult to unload and the mayors had earlier asked that the Bureau be sent a letter asking that workers there be informed that overloaded bins could be refused. Chairman John Nordine II, mayor of Electric City, told other mayors that he referred the problem to Sunrise Disposal, who hauls the bins, for action.

For LR, dress

for mosquitoes

The National Park Service Tuesday advised visitors to the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area to come prepared for mosquitoes, which are plentiful, especially near Kettle Falls.

“While park staff understands from personal experience the desire to control the mosquito population, National Park Service regulations, policies, and guidance protecting natural resources of this area do not allow for spraying programs unless mosquitoes are found to be carrying diseases, such as West Nile,” an NPS statement said.

Protections include loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirts and pants that provide “depth,” combined with a mosquito repellant, and good screens on RVs and tents, the NPS advised.

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