The only item of business on the agenda for the regular April 10 meeting of the county commissioners was the county operated resort, Howard Prairie. The Commissioners approved a state grant for $130,000 plus $5,000 cash, and $20,000 in-kind labor for the purpose of improving the restroom and shower facilities.
These monies are in addition to a Bureau of Reclamation grant approved last September for the same project. At that meeting there was a documented request of matching funds or in-kind services of $127,517.71, but it appears that has now turned into $155,000, and emails requesting clarification have gone unanswered.
By Colleen Roberts
For the Independent