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Peter Dan Road to be closed July 23, traffic delays in meantime

Peter Dan Road, which connects the Elmer City area to the Keller area, will be closed between Highway 155 and Buffalo Lake Road from July 23 through August 21.

“This closure is necessary to safely excavate the failed slope above Peter Dan Road,” a July 16 Okanogan County press release states. “A detour route is signed via Buffalo Lake Road.” Construction started on July 16, and traffic control delays are to be expected.

Volunteer firefighter accepted

Michael Adolph was approved as a volunteer firefighter by the Electric City council at the July 10 council meeting.

Grand Coulee to get new police officers

The Grand Coulee Police Department has two openings following the departures of Chris McClanahan last month and Joe Higgs this month. Police Chief John Tufts told the Grand Coulee City Council Tuesday night that he hopes to make hires by September.

Fire restrictions set in local counties

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District has issued a fire restrictions order on public lands administered by the BLM in eastern Washington.

The order was effective July 17 at 12:01 a.m. in Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima counties.

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