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Candidates forum set for Coulee Dam

Okanogan County voters can hear their candidates for county commission seats address the issues at a special forum in October in Coulee Dam being arranged by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce.

The forum, set for Oct. 13 at a cafeteria at Lake Roosevelt Schools, will include two candidates for each of two commission seats up for election.

Young Life

to meet in

Elmer City

Jeremiah Seekins received permission from the Elmer City council to use a basement room at town hall for Young Life meetings. The town had granted permission for this program in the past.

Student count up at LR

The first official count at local schools shows that there were 722 students attending Grand Coulee Dam District schools. The count was taken last Friday and shows attendance was up by about 30 students. Superintendent Paul Turner told the school board Monday night that the growth was in the junior high and senior high side. The board had budgeted for 690 this year.

School board later this month

The school board has changed its regular monthly meeting date from Monday, Sept. 26, to Thursday, Sept. 29, because Superintendent Paul Turner and board member Ken Stanger will be in Washington D.C.

Fundraiser yard sale

canceled

A community yard sale in Electric City, scheduled for this fall, has been canceled and will be reset for spring. The yard sale was to raise money for the development of Electric City parks.

Get-in-free day coming for state parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering a free day on Saturday, Sept. 24, in recognition of

National Public Lands Day.

Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks.

Sept. 24 marks the 23rd anniversary of National Public Lands Day—the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands.

Trash biz down

The Delano Regional Transfer Station financial report Monday showed that revenue was down from last year for August by $3,616.29. August revenue this year was $42,348.43 compared to $45,964.72 in 2015. The report showed that revenue at the Transfer Station has been down for corresponding months seven of the first eight months of this year. Revenues this year lag those of last year by $17,608.06.

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