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Mayor appoints interim city clerk in Grand Coulee


Grand Coulee Mayor Paul Townsend, left, named Lorna Pearce as interim city clerk late last week. Pearce has been deputy clerk for the past seven years. Prior to that, she was city clerk at Coulee City for five years. -Roger S. Lucas photo

Grand Coulee Mayor Paul Townsend dismissed Carol Boyce as city clerk late last week.

"Carol has made a longstanding contribution to the community and city, and I regret that this became necessary," Townsend said in a statement Tuesday.

Boyce came to work at city hall 17 years ago, and for the past seven years has served as city clerk.

Townsend didn't go into details on why he is replacing Boyce.

State audit "findings" last summer detailed several deficiencies, and the city has had to hire an outside accountant to help clean up some of the problems outlined in the audit.

The audit stated t...

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