The near year long journey by the Friends of the Pool & Park Foundation to create a Recreation District in Chinook to fund repairs the Ensign Sweet Memorial Park and the City of Chinook Pool have finally come to a successful end. After holding a hearing with the Blaine County Commissioners and gaining their support for the creation of the Recreation District in October, there was still more to be done. A Special Election was scheduled for voters in the proposed Recreation District to run from the middle of January to February 14 that would approve a bond measure of $750,000 for the Recreation District. Unofficial results posted by the Blaine County Election Office have the measure passing with 538 votes cast in favour and 235 votes against.
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