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Palouse pool opening delayed

Lack of lifeguards holds up swim season, lessons


PALOUSE — Without enough lifeguards, the city pool will open a week later than planned.

The pool is now tentatively expected to open June 18, a week later than originally planned.

“Unfortunately, we don’t have enough lifeguards to open the pool at the current time,” City Administrator Misty La Follett said in a June 3 email. “We are doing everything we can to recruit enough lifeguards, but at this point, we are unable to open the pool as planned.”

The one-week delay should help the city recruit lifeguards.

“We will delay the opening by one week and tentatively open on June 18...

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