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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Lower Granite Dam Offers Tours

Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is now offering tours Friday through Sunday. If you have never taken the tour, I highly recommend it. The tour is also a great outing if you have out-of-town guests and are looking for something to do.
Info on the tour can be found here.

The dam was closed to the public after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. About two years ago, passenger vehicle traffic was allowed to cross the dam for very limited hours on week days. A few months ago, the hours were extended to include weekends. This is good economic news for Pullman and Moscow. Before the dam was closed, Pullman and Moscow were the shopping choice for Pomeroy area residents. After the dam closed, those shoppers were forced to shop in Lewiston/Clarkston, due to the long drive around the dam. Hopefully, we can once again attract Pomeroy shoppers and sports fans to our area. Our store has seen quite a few more customers from Pomeroy than we have seen in quite awhile.

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