The Stevens County Highway Department moved to summer hours on May 20. The hours are 6 a.m. to to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The hours are based on the highway union members' contract. Engineer Todd Larson said it makes sense for the office staff hours to match the union contract hours.

Larson said at the May 7 Stevens County Board meeting that the office answering machine directs callers to his cell phone so if people call on Friday, they get contact him.