September 28th, 2011
Within the next three months, the Stimson Lumber mill at Arden will close due to a combination of economic factors and federal policies that CEO Andrew Miller said are âa real shame.â
âWhile it is regrettable that the mill is closing, the real tragedy is what has happened on the Colville National Forest in recent years,â said Miller. âOur closure is the natural result of Forest Service policy.â
The Stimson Lumber operation currently employs 67 people in the area who will be out of work when the mill closes this winter, likely within 30 to 100 days, Miller said.
Judith E. Childress, a lifelong resident of Chewelah, passed away August 31, 2011, in Chewelah at the age of 72.
George Robert Oakshott, DVM., a longtime resident of Colville, passed away on Sept.13, 2011 in Colville at the age of 82. George was born on Oct. 26, 1928 in Rosalia, the son of George Haywood and Olive Loreen (Harper) Oakshott.
As a boy, George moved with his family from Rosalia to Newport. After one year in Newport, they relocated to Colville. While in Colville, George attended school and graduated in 1946 as the Class President of Colville High School. He then farmed with his father and distributed fuel for the Standard Oil Company.
David Wayne Morris, of Kettle Falls went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 16, 2011, at the age of 86. Wayne passed into glory peacefully at home with his family at his side. Wayne was born on April 30, 1925 at Breckenridge, Texas.
Arthur "Art" Kohlstedt died Sept. 8, 2011 at the age of 83. He was born Feb. 26, 1928 to Marguerite "Marge" and Harold "Koley" Kohlstedt, long-time residents of Colville.
Art loved life and was generous in spirit and a friend to all.
He is survived by his dear brother James E. Kohlstedt and his family (Colville), his friend and ex-wife Myrtle Kohlstedt (Hunters), and three children and their spouses- Rick (Robbin) Kohlstedt of Spokane, Ray (Katie) Kohlstedt of Deer Park, and Pam (Bob) Kohlstedt-Ardis of Duluth, MN, and many loving grandchildren and his best friend, his dog, Blue.
A proposal by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources would take over 700 acres of school trust lands near Northport off the books and transfer the acreage to a nature preserve program in order to protect what the department calls âunique featuresâ in the area.
The proposed Trombetta Canyon Natural Area Preserve (NAP) would encompass 1,060 acres
of timberland just southeast of Northport, of which 760 acres is currently state trust land.
Around 300 acres of the proposed area is currently in private ownership.
In the surprise of the Northeast 1B eight-man football season to date, upstart Northport High (2-1, 1-0) blasted visiting Columbia-Inchelium 41-16 last Friday night in front of a big home crowd.
This Northeast 1B North match-up was all Northport.
The Mustangs scored the gameâs first four touchdowns and led 27-0 before Columbia-Inchelium was able to get on the board.
Tailback David Higgins rushed for 144 tough yards on 18 carries for NHS. He scored on runs of four, 25 and 15 yards and kicked three points after touchdown.
Rare is the hole in one. A feat even more eye-popping is a husband and wife recording holes in one a week apartâon the same hole. But thatâs what Sarah and Bob Cleaver (pictured) did earlier this month on the par 3 16th hole at Dominion Meadows Golf Course. Bob, playing with Sarah at the time, aced the 142-yard 16th hole on Sept. 8. Cleaverâs nine-iron hit just right of the pin and spun into the cup. The city of Colville Building Inspector, who has holes in one on the second and ninth holes at DM, said his latest ace from the elevated tee on no.
On Saturday, Colville Highâs cross-country team took their show on the road to the venerable Farragut - Super One Foods Invitational. The challenging 5k course, located along the banks of Idlewilde Bay on Lake Pend Oreille, provided the local harriers with their first chance of the season to test themselves in race conditions.
For the first time in three games, the Colville High offense came to play last Friday at Newport in the Northeast A League opener for both football teams.
It has been a frustrating early-season for the Indians (0-3, 0-1) so far. Coming into the Newport game, CHS hadnât scored a touchdown from scrimmage.
But that all changed at Newport--the Indians roared back from a 27-7 deficit to nearly pull out a much-needed win.
But Newport (3-0, 1-0) held on to record a 33-28 win.