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Sign-up time for Colville Valley U-12 baseball

March 2, 2012

The Colville Valley U-12 Baseball League in Colville and Kettle Falls is gearing up for the season.
Despite the cold temperatures and snow on the ground, the league, which serves youngsters in Colville, Kettle Falls, Northport and Inchelium, has started its registration process for both Colville and Kettle Falls teams, according to sponsoring Colville Kiwanis Club spokesman and league commissioner, Bob Meshishnek.

’24 hours of Schweitzer’ March 30-31

March 2, 2012

A unique event and fund-raiser called “24 Hours of Schweitzer” will be held March 30-31 at Schweitzer Mountain Resort near Sandpoint, Idaho.
Last year’s event drew more than 120 participants who ranged in age from four to 69. The competitors completed 9,561 runs in 24 hours (10,247 vertical feet).
The individual record last year was 202 runs.
Last year’s event, which raised $90,000, even included a midnight marriage proposal.
Also known as “24 Hours For Hank,” the event is looking for participants to rack up the vertical for bragging rights and cystinosis research.

Back in the saddle for one more Iditarod

March 2, 2012

Bob Jones heads
for Nome again

“You suppose they’re tired of me yet,” Bob Jones laughs.
Is the 72-year-old Jones talking about his upcoming 13th snow machine trip over the Iditarod Trail to Nome sweet Nome or those journal logs he writes for this newspaper?
No chance, Bob. Not you.
Steel yourselves, folks. The Kettle Falls man is almost back on the Iditarod Trail again. Jones left on Feb. 29 for Anchorage and the start of the Last Great Race on March 3 from the outskirts of Anchorage.

Mail processing operations to consolidate in Spokane

March 2, 2012

Mail processing operations in Pasco, Yakima and Wenatchee will move to Spokane’s processing center on the West Plains, the U.S. Postal Service said today.
The Postal Service will cut more than 300 jobs in Washington as it consolidates mail processing. In addition to the Spokane center absorbing more work, sorting operations in Everett, Olympia and Tacoma will transfer to Seattle.
Spokesman Ernie Swanson says 97 jobs will be cut in Everett, 29 in Olympia, 139 in Tacoma, 19 in Yakima, 20 in Wenatchee and two in Pasco.

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