Canyon City The City Council meeting scheduled for April 19 was postponed due to lack of a quorum. It was rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 26 at City Hall.
Ned Coleman in March was granted an easement for work and restoration of a church on Washington Boulevard that was built in 1883 and might be the first church in Grant County. He plans to use the building as a workshop. Coleman makes one-quarter scale patent-office prototypes of wagons. His stuff is on display around the country, including the Smithsonian. He has wanted to restore the church for 17 years. "It's a labor of love," he said.
The Masons want to sell their faternal hall to the city, and they are willing to accept just about any deal the city wants to offer, Marc Strong, the local Mason representative, told the city in March. The two-story stone building south of the fire station is worth around $120,000, but the city might be able to get it for less, as long as it's paid for within 10 years. The building has a new roof, four toyos and the plumbing is an old cast-iron system, with one broken toilet upstairs. It has a kitchen and a big dining room. Heating cost is about $260 a month at 50 degrees. The city is interested, but finding the money will be difficult. "We're looking for the community to broach a starting point for negotiation," Strong said. The masons need an answer by June. If nothing happens, the building will be closed.
Monument Monument's Monumental Minds, a showcase of the city's business people, artists and crafters will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 at the senior center. Featured speakers are Jerry Russell, Meri Wallace, Maria Thomas and Jackie Sweek. Katie Farber will play the piano. There will be Family, Community and Education Study Groups displays, a door prize and a dutch auction. For more information, call Sylvia Cockrell, 943-2210.