June 17th, 2013
Stevens County Sheriff â€˜s Department Deputies and EMTs responded to a vehicle fatality on Orin Rice Road last Sunday morning, according to Sheriff Kendle Allen.
Around 4:45 a.m., a passerby noticed a 2007 Dodge truck lying on its side near Wonch Road and called 911. First responders discovered the truckâ€™s occupants, driver Ron Holland, 52, passenger Wade Holland, 35, and passenger Kasey Dallman, 32. Both Ron and Wade Holland, who were uncle and nephew, were declared dead at the scene.
Colville Fire Department responded to a fire at Brown Boyz Island BBQ Saturday afternoon that started between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Crews are at the scene now working to put out the blaze and protect surrounding residences. There is no official statement yet as to what caused the fire.
So, whatâ€™s more dire than the need to fix Colvilleâ€™s streets, straighten out the issue of diagonal parking, or pass an ordinance concerning the feeding of wildlife in the â€˜Villeâ€™s neighborhoods?
According to Eric Durpos, Municipal Services Administrator for the City of Colville, itâ€™s how to fund the repairs for the cityâ€™s long-suffering storm water infrastructure. Durpos says the city has been searching for funding strategies, applying for grants, and cutting back on costs while updating an aging storm water system that is in critical need of repair.
The Stevens County Sheriffâ€™s Office has completed its sexual misconduct investigation of Colville police Officer Rex Newport and has turned the case over to prosecutors.
Wednesday morning, Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen said he has formally requested that the state Office of Attorney General handle charging decisions and any potential prosecution of the Colville officer.
Newport, who has worked for Colville police for about 15 years, was placed on administrative leave in March.
Colville police, firefighters and Stevens County Ambulance EMTs responded to a vehicle collision around noon on Tuesday, June 11 when a cement truck rear-ended a car on 3rd Avenue and Cedar Street. One of the car's occupants was transported to Providence Mount Carmel Hospital and later released. Two other vehicle occupants were treated for minor injuries at the scene. The driver of the cement truck was not injured.
When it comes to the artistry of floral arrangements, Debbie Therrian is kind of a big deal. Not that she acts as such, but Therrian's talents have taken her from Nevada to California, where she reigned at floral shows with her unique, expressive arrangements and was even honored as a top designer when she was 19-years-old.
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For most people to try their hand at archery and shooting, they would either have to pay for a class or pay a guide for an excursion in the countryÂside that most Tri-County residents take for granted.
heads to Indy
Colville Junior High School and Basement Boysâ€™ wrestling standout TJ Baun will be busy this month with regional and national tournaments.
Baun and his father Tom left Colville on June 4 for the Schoolboy/Girl National Duals in Indianapolis, Indiana. That tournament will run June 5-9 at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis.
Baun, age 14, and an eighth-grader at CJHS, will be competing in his first national duals (Freestyle/Greco) as a member of Team Washington. Heâ€™ll be wrestling in the 98- pound class.
Camp will also
Members of the Gonzaga University womenâ€™s basketball team will be back to help with the annual Panorama Girlâ€™s Basketball Camp later this month.
One of the best basketball camp buys anywhere will make its annual run at Colville High School Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21.
Gerald Merton Knapp, 77, of Clarkston, passed away May 24, 2013 at his home. He was born April 28, 1936, to Oak and Mary (Hansen) Knapp in Orofino. He attended Colville High School and was in the graduating class of 1954. Gerald attended Washington State University and graduated from there in 1958 with a degree in civil engineering. He was in the National Guard in 1958.
Gerald married Judith Ann (Judy) Sieger April 8, 1962 in Colville. She passed away Oct. 17, 2010.
He married Diane Gentry Rodakowski Sept. 22, 2012 in Coeur dâ€™Alene.