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In all, over $1 million in private funding was raised to complement the federal, state and town grants, allowing the Ag Guild to fully renovate and repurpose the building, develop the plaza, add a community kitchen, pay off the mortgage, and then some.
Community Events, July 2014
Longtime town employee Kelle Wilson will take over the unexpired term of former treasurer Wendy Picinich, who stepped down in mid-June. Wilson was also appointed town finance director, a position that Picinich previously, and simultaneously, held as well.
A total of 18 “marijuana producer” license applications from San Juan County are on file with the state Liquor Control Board, only one of which, belonging to Aqua Organics, has so far been approved.
A decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use its authority under the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol Bay and its salmon fishery drew praise from two members of Washington's congressional delegation. Still, the tug-of-war over the proposed Pebble Mine has yet to be resolved.
The final cost of the newly acquired "Sentinel" was about $96,000 less than had been allotted for by a federal Homeland Security grant, and the department will be able to use the remainder, along with a separate $100,000 federal "Stone Garden" grant, to cover the bulk of the department's newest boat acquisition, Sheriff Rob Nou said.