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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Tekoa pool run ends post mudslide


September 6, 2018

Tekoa swim pool completed its summer run for 2018 Friday after a mudslide last winter made for much work to ensure the season would happen.

Opening on June 12, the last day of school, the pool was ready after thousands of buckets of mud were taken out, among other repair work.

"I asked one day, 'we're on bucket 500,' they said," Denise Angelo, manager of the pool, said.

After last November's mudslide – caused by a blown end-cap on a water main at a Tekoa school building up the hillside from the pool – no repair could be done over the winter.

The mud knocked a light pole from its concre...

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