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By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Pandemic straining Hartley Community Center

With few events booked due to COVID-19, HCC feeling pinch


January 21, 2021

A local event center has asked the Hartley City Council to help with pandemic-related revenue shortages.

According to discussion at the council’s meeting Jan. 11, the Hartley Community Center Board of Directors recently approached the city with a request for assistance. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it nearly impossible to host large events, which is the bread and butter of the facility’s revenue stream.

The council expressed a willingness to pay for the community center’s insurance costs on a short-term basis. Members also believed the facility’s director should go on unemployment...

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