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RE: "Popular beach at Steamboat Rock closing permanently" (1-13-21 Star)


Last updated 2/10/2021 at 7:40am

The closing of Steamboat Rock Park’s Boat Camp and access due to erosion doesn’t make sense. The fact that there is reluctance to identify the reason more succinctly leads one to suspect there is more to the story than reported by the Bureau of Reclamation and State Parks.

The lack of information from the Bureau of Reclamation, at least, gives me a chance to guess on the reason. In the early part of this century, the grave of a Native American was found in that general area. It did not appear to be a part of a burial ground, but one has to wonder if the Bureau isn’t once again doing as it does so well, ‘stonewalling’ us in its silence.

Michael Palanuk

Liberty Lake


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