Dalum Dis­patch

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ES­TATE - Ger­ald and Maryann Ras­mussen 403-823-2036

Last week a three day rain seemed un­likely but show­ers be­gan Thurs­day evening and by Sun­day the clouds were still pro­duc­ing with more mois­ture ex­pected be­fore the sky clears. By­ron Vogstad re­ports that as much as two and a half inches had fallen in the East Coulee area while a bit fur­ther west the gauges were filled to about the two inch mark by Sun­day evening. The rain was ac­com­pa­nied by a strong wind at times but in pe­ri­ods of calm the sound of farm­ers gig­gling could be heard over the moan­ing of Vic­to­ria Day campers.

The first long week­end of the sum­mer is of­ten a chal­leng­ing one for both the tourists and the camp­ground op­er­a­tors and, in what is not an un­fa­mil­iar pat­tern, the rain came down as the fuel prices went up. Dave and Chris­tine Pin­ter op­er­ate a camp­ground in Rosedale and Chris­tine re­ports that the cool weather did have an ef­fect on at­ten­dance but stated that even with the rain their camp­ground was about half full.

If the fore­cast is ac­cu­rate it should be sunny and warm on Wed­nes­day, al­low­ing for a good turn out for a com­mu­nity grass cut­ting to take place at the church, hall, fire hall and park. Vol­un­teers may be­gin any time after sup­per but, as al­ways, those who wish to help may do so at any time which is con­ve­nient.

On Fri­day, May 20, Wheat­land County down­graded the fire ban from “ex­treme” to the “ad­vi­sory” level but that still does not al­low for fire per­mits to be is­sued. It is un­for­tu­nate that when con­di­tions are so good for con­duct­ing

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