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High school junior boys could learn about government

The Grand Coulee Dam American Legion is seeking applicants for Evergreen Boys State, June 17-23 in Stanwood, Washington.

Initially designed to counter an American fascist movement in the 1930s, Boys State still teaches participants how government works, offering them a chance to construct local, county and state governments.

Activities include running for office, court proceedings, creating and enforcing laws, pizza parties, a talent show, celebrations, and recreational programs.

Applicants must be in their junior year of high school. Please Contact Greg Behrens at 509-633-3560 or email

RBOM monitors wells on USBR land

The Regional Board of Mayors signed a 15-year extension agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation to continue to monitor and maintain three wells that are on government property at the landfill at their meeting Monday.

The mayors, at their monthly meeting, also agreed to spend $3,543.44 for upgrades to security cameras at the Regional Transfer Station. The agreement also included a monitoring program with an annual fee of $336.65.

CMC making headway on debt

Coulee Medical Center’s plan to pull itself out of debt to the county is working, a consultant helping with the process told that board at a special meeting Thursday, noting that county warrants had been cut from about $4.4 million to $1.7 million, but currently averages about $2 million.

It didn’t hurt that the hospital has been busy this winter treating patients in one of the worst flu seasons in years, and that hospital employees have not received a raise. CEO Ramona Hicks said that most staff have been positive in that regard.

Easter sunrise services planned

Anyone in the community who would like to attend is invited to an outdoor sunrise service on Easter at the Crown Point overlook.

The service, planned by the Grand Coulee Community Church, Faith Community Church and the Church of the Nazarene, will start at 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 1.

Court looking for volunteer bailiffs

Grant County Superior Court is seeking volunteer bailiffs to help guide and familiarize jurors during jury trials.

Volunteer bailiffs are paid $10 per day plus mileage (outside city limits). This is a good opportunity for people to help the community understand the criminal justice process, the court suggested in a press release.

For more information, contact the Court Administrator’s Office: Mindi Finke at 754-2011 ext. 4144 or Crystal Burns at 754-2011 ext. 4178.

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