St. James News

City hears presentation by animal group

    Members of the Phelps County Animal Rescue, a new non-profit volunteer group of animal supporters, spoke to the St. James city council on Monday night about taking over the Tri-County Humane Society. The city has struggled to negotiate a lease agreement with the Humane Society and the Phelps County Animal Rescue group is taking steps to possibly take over operations.

Council approves pool opening

    The Tiger Shark Water Park will reopen this month after the St. James City Council voted to allow the facility to open with restrictions for COVID-19 safety. A limited number of guests will be allowed in the facility at a time and users will be encouraged to maintain social distancing, with the facility set to open sometime during the third week of June.

DRA project will expand utilities near Prock Operations

    The city of St. James has started a Delta Regional Authority (DRA) funded expansion of water services in the intersection of Hardy and Wishon streets, near Prock Operations. The city has already completed a DRA project to expand sidewalks near the facility and will use the remainder of funding to expand water services and install a new fire hydrant and manholes.