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i, 17/00 /k.j BO3-O3-A SmallTownPapers, Inc. 217 W Cota St Shelton, WA 98584-2263 Council Elementary gives a star-studded performance BY DALE FISK Stars, elves,, reindeer (including Rudolph), Christmas trees and small animals of all denominations scampered onto risers for the Council Ele. mentary than I had imagined. This School Christmas concert, "Musical that celebrates entitled "Twinkle & Shine" the light at the top of on Tuesday night. Santa the tree" was conducted even made an appearance, by music teacher, Anita even though he was a DuBose. little shorter and thinner Council City Council meeting City gets good news on refinance deal BY DALE FISK It doesn't take many people to make the meet- ing room at City Hall seem full. On Tuesday night, 12 bodies in the gallery plus the six city officials may have made it the biggest gathering in town that night. Dave Wilson reported that the recent rain put a strain on the sewer lagoons, pushing them almost past capacity. Of the 9.4 million gallons that entered the ponds, only 5.7 went out. The effluent level got within six inches of going over the banks. The manhole at one lagoon was re-re- lined by the company that recently relined it. When they relined it the first time it immediately leaked. Wilson said, "We made them. stay there this time until we put water in it and made sure it wasn't leaking. It wasn't leaking, so we let them go home? The council decided City Hall will be closed on Christmas Eve, and closed for half a day on New Year's Day. Bypass Doug Argo has exam- ined the several hundred pages of the state's plans See COUNCIL CITY COUNCIL, page 150. ; Adams County Commissioner Meeting Commissioners fine-tune budgets BY LEE BuY The Commissioners opened their regular meet- ing with a short Public Hearing to reconsider the Weed Department 2013 Budget to add $110,000 as a possible settlement for the recent fire dam- ages to the Weed Building. During the Hearing the Commissioners approved a quote for $1,595 for plumbing repairs._ and a quote of $3,700 for dry- wall work at the building. The regional weed control group submitted a request for $47,000 for their work in the county in 2013. Supervisor Dave Klaw stressed that those funds are not spent by the county weed group, but are routed through Adams County control. Road and Bridge Supervisor'Tom Glen reported that his depart- ment began plowing snow in the upper part of the county last week. The used forklift purchased for the Council Recycling Center has been delivered. It will See ADAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, page 2 Brundage Mountain opens BY DALE FIsK It was rough duty, but nobody said the newspa- per business was all fun and games. Friday morn- ing was the first open day of the ski season at Brundage Mountain, which is big news if you're a skier, and good news for the local economy - especially McCall. I felt it was my duty to rePort on opening day a lot better it in person, than some, especially for Off-trail conditions at powder addicts. A few Brundage are unpredict 7 years back, it drizzled able, especially on open- rain all day, opening day, ing day. The 17 inches and the mountain was of snow the mountain soon deserted by all but a received over the previ- few disgruntled employ- ous few days made this ees. This opening day See BRUNDAGE OPENS, page 20  - This is what the powder looked like on Friday at Brundage Mountain, but this was actually taken the day before, when the sun was out. (Friday was overcast and foggy.) I could have sworn this was me, but somebody evidently photoshopped 28-year-old Cory Whitney (originally from New Meadows) into the shot. Photo, courtesy of Brundage Mountain Resort. 00eadows Valley Library receives books BY AUDREY CROGH The Meadows Valley Public Library has received a "Books for Children" grant from The Libri Foundation. The grant included 84 chil- dren's and Junior's books with a total retail value of $1405.01. This grant was a 2-to-1 matching grant, so the Friends of Meadows Valley Public Library and members of the commu- nity donated the match- ing amount of $350.00. The remaining value was donated by the Libri Foundation, as well as an additional generous dona- tion of $350.00 worth of math & science books that were donated by Berenson & Laura Ackerman. Front row left to right: Olivia McFadden, Jonah Behm, Max McFadden, Sara Estrada, Kendra Logan. Back row left to right: Hunter Brown, Diesel Messenger, Delaney Ott, Storm Lynch, Haylee Logan. ANOTHER HUNTING TRIP BEGINS Find the story on page 18 CITY ALLOCATES HUD HOUSE FUNDS See Who Got What on page 4 I WOLVERINES TEAR UP MOUNTAINEERS Get The Sport-Report on page 12