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mostly out

In its final day of reporting on the Cayuse Mountain fire, the Spokane Indian Tribe stated the fire was 95 percent contained and had burned 14 houses and nine other structures. The fire consumed grass and trees on 18,116 acres. The fire started Aug. 21. Level 1 and 2 evacuations were still in place.

Free food coming

Second Harvest of the Inland Northwest announced free food distribution from its mobile food bank for Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Zion Lutheran Church parking lot, 348 Mead Avenue in Grand Coulee. Co-sponsors include the Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union and Microsoft Data Center Operations in Quincy. The truck will be there from noon until 2 p.m.



The trial of an Electric City woman, Karyn Byam, 41, a former Grant County Mosquito District 2 clerk, has been rescheduled for Oct. 12, according to Prosecuting Attorney Garth Dano. Byam has been charged with theft in the first degree and misappropriation of $129,834 while a clerk with the mosquito district. Dano said a readiness hearing will be held Oct. 10, with the trial scheduled Oct. 12.

EDC to talk consolidation with mayors

Bob Valen, a member of the chamber of commerce’s Economic Development Council, will talk with the mayors of the four local towns about the group’s community survey on consolidation, at the Regional Board of Mayor’s meeting next Monday at 4 p.m., at Electric City’s council chambers.

NPS will

prescribe burning

The Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area may set controlled fires in three areas during the coming fall to decrease fuel that could otherwise burn quickly next fire season near campgrounds, residences and structures, the agency said. The targeted areas are all in Stevens County — near Rickey Point, Haag Cove and Fort Spokane.

Volunteers needed for veterans board

Grant County Commissioners are looking for people to serve on the Veterans Advisory Board, which provides emergency services to indigent veterans and their dependents through the Veterans Assistance Program.

There is no compensation for serving on the board.

An application can be found at under the “Request for Volunteers” heading. For further information, contact Eileen Boylston, 509-766-4111.

Applications will be accepted until Sept. 30.

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