Trout Lake Newswriters
Pat Arnold, 395-2233
Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527
Maxine Bulick, 395-2101
The Trout Lake Saturday Market opens on Saturday, June 30. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 pm. On June 30, soup and sandwiches will be on sale, and I can guarantee that the soup will be worth waiting in line for. Starting July 7, the main course will be BBQ burgers and hotdogs with salads and desserts inside. Always (if you get there before they are gone) there are scrumptious cinnamon rolls, breads and other goodies. The Trout Lake Saturday Market is inside the Grange Hall, and it is distinguished from other local community markets by the wide variety of quilts that are on sale -- baby quilts to king size, all hand made.
The Trout Lake Wildfire Protection Team is recruiting for a local fuels reduction crew with the Northwest Service Academy. There is more information in the classified ads this week, or you can contact Amanda Lawrence at 395-3465.
The team received approximately $50,000 from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources for fire-prevention activities in Trout Lake's at-risk residential areas. This money will be used reduce ignitable fuels, and to enhance emergency response capabilities, primarily by improving access and safety for emergency responders, including providing for emergency vehicle turnaround space on roads and driveways. A pilot project, in the Yellow Brick Road area, is currently being implemented, and several other projects are at various stages of start-up. If the projects go well, continued funding looks likely.
In addition to this pilot program, approximately $180,000 of National Fire Plan funding is expected in the fall to begin fuels reduction in the areas outside the community. Carter Davis is coordinating both aspects of the wildfire protection plan.
The next grange meeting is Thursday, June 28, at Coralee Warner's office at 7 p.m. That's the Glacier Springs office, across from the store. The grange is pleased with the roof repairs so far, but needs to raise additional money to install a support beam inside the hall to keep the roof from sagging, and for repairs to the foundation. On the agenda for the future are upgrades to the kitchen to get it to current standards (stainless steel sinks, for example). Everyone is welcome at Grange meetings.