As of Tuesday, July 5, 2016
ELK CITY — It looks like some of the concerns that some people have had of late regarding the fire department have been rectified. The Elk City Volunteer Fire Department announced the following:
“The Elk City Volunteer Fire Department has been reorganized. While they have been functioning for the last number of years, it was learned that a hiccup occurred in paperwork back in the ’90s that effectively dissolved the corporation. After recently learning about the problem, actions have been taken to ensure that there is continued fire department service in town. A new corporation has been formed and it has a new board. Loren and Cocoa Anderson, who have been the backbone of the department as long as anyone can remember, are still actively involved, Loren continuing as Fire Chief and Cocoa sitting on the board. In addition to them, Steve Peltier will be serving on the board and will also be the Training Coordinator for the department. Other board members include Pat Doherty, Dave Anderson, and Jon Menough. Regular monthly meetings will begin on Aug. 4 and anyone interested in helping out with the department should attend. Further information will be available later.”
Meetings: Elk City Area Alliance on July 11 at 7 p.m. at the Forest Service meeting room; EMT skills meeting on July 12.
Birthdays: Maddie Armstrong.
History: Reverend Parker wrote about the beauty of the area he was seeing. He commented on the pristine streams of water as well as the mountains being “designed to perpetuate a supply of lumber for the widespread prairies…” In 1853, a railroad route was scouted out and in 1854 Major John Owen traveled from Fort Walla Walla to the Bitterroot Valley following the Southern Nez Perce trail.