The library’s Summer Reading Program made a stop at the inSide Drumheller offices on Thursday afternoon to get a taste of what it’s like to work at a 100 year old news publication.
After being told the schedules and process that go into publishing two papers a week, the kids had a chance to sit down with Mayor Terry Yemen to quiz his worship on the pressing issues faced by today’s youth.
Why do we need the Badlands Community Facility?
The thing that really kicked it off is the banquet facility, we didn’t have one in Drumheller. We also didn’t have a recreational facility, so we decided to team them up so we could have both a banquet and recreational facility. It’s a good drawing card for our community.
Are we getting close to finishing it?
We’re getting close. A lot of the time spent is on things you don’t see. Right now the walls are up and they’re pouring the concrete. We’re hoping for an opening date of mid-November this year.
Are you thinking of putting more parks in?
Right now we just finished a park in East Coulee. Two years ago we did a park in North Drumheller and one in Hunts. They’re kind of driven by the community – if someone wants one they need to go out and fundraise for one.
Are you putting a Chuck E. Cheese here? We really need one. But it should better food than the one in Calgary.
We have a guy who is an Economic Development Officer who encourages business. The town doesn’t do business, but we encourage them to come. It’s an option, but nothing we’ve talked about recently.
We should have a water park.
We’ve talked about it, but again it’s not something the town would do, businesses would have to. We’ve talked about an awesome waterslide (kids cheer).
There should be a waterslide that goes down the hill into a big wave pool.
It’s all population built, the more population the more things we can get.
Is the ski hill still closed?
Yes, but we’re working on that.
Why is it closed?
They just quit doing business. It’d be nice if it was open.
Is it for sale?
It’s just sitting there right now, because it’s in the midst of court action. It’ll probably take a year or two to get it all straightened out.