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New chief in Coulee Dam

It’s Paul Bowden’s turn to be police chief in Coulee Dam, according to Mayor Greg Wilder, who explained at the Jan. 25 town council meeting that state law does not allow towns to keep the same interim police chief for more than four months at a time.

Sgt. Larry Hall had been named interim chief a year ago after then-chief Pat Collins resigned in 2015.

The town has recently hired another officer and will send him to the state academy for training this month. Two others have also applied for positions with the police department, Wilder said, and an agreement has been reached with Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for a deputy to occasionally come to town, beginning this month.

Hospital cleared for its daycare

Coulee Medical Center will move forward with plans to build a daycare facility in the building that once housed the old clinic.

After an OK from Grand Coulee’s zoning authority, the refurbished space was given an OK for the venture that will only accept CMC employees’ children, CEO Jonathan Owens said at the Jan. 30 hospital district commission meeting.

Planning commission to meet

Grand Coulee’s planning commission meets tonight (Wednesday) at 5:30 p.m., in the council chambers in city hall.

Meetings canceled

A school board meeting, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 13, has been canceled, according to a report from the school district office. The school board will hold its next meeting Monday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. in the high school library.

The Feb. 14 meeting of the Electric City council has also been canceled. The council will hold its next meeting at 6 p.m, Tuesday, March 14, according to the city clerk’s office.

Dinner and auction slated

The Ridge Riders Prime Rib Dinner and Auction will be held this year on March 18, at the Electric City Veterans Hall. Doors open for the event at 4:30 p.m.

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