March 24th, 2015
An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansaâ€™s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said. "We are sorry to confirm that flight 4U9525 is an accident," the airline said on Twitter.
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The Colville Valley U-12 Baseball League in Colville and Kettle Falls is gearing up for the season.
Warmer than the norm temperatures have many people thinking baseball.
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.
Assuming many of Meshishnekâ€™s league duties this year will be Pastor Eric Ohrtman.
Indians lost some significant talent
If Colville High has any designs on returning to State later this spring (of course they do), the Indians of head coach Jim Ebel and assistant coach Tim Vaughn will have to replace some significant components to a team that ran roughshod through the Great Northern League the past two seasons and finished 21-4 last spring.
That record included a 1-2 mark at the State 2A Tournament in Selah. For those counting at home, that trip to State was Colvilleâ€™s 13th straight.
Despite a low turnout earlier this winter (22 players) when spring practice sessions got underway, expect second year Kettle Falls High baseball coach Justin Collier to field a competitive team as the Bulldogs embark on their first season in the rigorous Northeast 2B League after spending two seasons in the second division of the Northeast A League.
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CHEWELAHâ€”The Jenkins High softball team is looking to be more competitive in the Northeast A League this spring with a mix of returning starters and experienced freshmen in key positions.
A solid turnout of 20 players, buoyed by 11 freshmen, has allowed the Cougars to field full varsity and junior varsity teams.
Head coach Tom Skok is looking for an immediate impact from those experienced freshmen.
In what defense lawyers are hailing as a partial triumph, the three remaining members of the Kettle Falls Five were acquitted of four other charges in a marijuana case that has captivated the nation.
Rhonda Lee Firestack-Harvey, her son Roland Gregg and his wife, Michelle, were found guilty last Tuesday evening in Spokane Federal Court of growing between 50 and 100 marijuana plants on their 33-acre property northeast of Kettle Falls.
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Fire Chief Mike Bucy is sounding an alarm for residents of Stevens County Fire District 1.
Residents in Stevens County and Spokane are coming together to take on a formidable, unrelenting foe: Lou Gehrigâ€™s Disease, or ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
The ALS Service Organization, a local group of ALS patients, family members and volunteers, will host the second annual Monte Carlo Night fundraiser Friday, March 20 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ferguson Bath and Kitchen Gallery, 2304 N. Dollar Road in Spokane Valley. Tickets are $50 a piece.
Wayne Aaron Cochran passed away on February 20, 2015 in Spokane. He was born the son of Aaron Ellis and Beulah Jeanette (Wampler) Cochran on January 14, 1954 in Colville. Wayne was raised in the Cedar Creek area and attended Lead Point School before attending and graduating from Northport High School in 1972.
Following high school, Wayne attended Spokane Community College where he was enrolled in the mechanics program. While attending SCC, Wayne met his future wife, Jackie.