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Letter to the Editor


At a recent meeting of the Coulee Dam Town Council, crime was a topic of major concern by its citizens. WHY? Crime is not just a concern of the town of Coulee Dam; it is a growing problem for all of the people of the Grand Coulee Dam Area. WHY?

Coulee Dam has gone through the process of hiring a police chief twice, and the position remains vacant. WHY? Police officers have been hired and have moved on shortly afterwards. WHY? People walking the streets, at all hours of the day and night, have found a haven in Coulee Dam. WHY? The statistical probability of a “crime of opportunity” escalating into a “crime of confrontation” is increasing. WHY? One hundred fifty employees at the Grand Coulee Dam have chosen to live out of the area and are bused into work daily. WHY?

Other concerns of the citizens for the town of Coulee Dam are:

• Fire Protection

• Ambulance Service

• Sewer Plant

• Uplifting and damaged sidewalks

• Streets in need of repair

• Safety in our Parks

• Green Infrastructure

• Leadership

Oh, lets not forget about the quality of our local schools.

And some people wonder why?

Bruce Bartoo

Coulee Dam

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