June 15th, 2013
Emergency responders were called to a structure fire at Brown Boyz Island BBQ in Colville last Saturday afternoon.
Colville Fire Chief Joe Hirsch said the fire started around 3 p.m. The Colville Volunteer Fire Department responded with nine firefighters, two fire engines, a ladder truck and one support vehicle.
Hirsch said there were three employees inside the restauÂŹrant at the time of the fire, but everyone made it out safely and no injuries were reÂŹported.
So, whatâs more dire than the need to fix Colvilleâs streets, straighten out the issue of diagonal parking, or pass an ordinance concerning the feeding of wildlife in the âVilleâs neighborhoods?
According to Eric Durpos, Municipal Services Administrator for the City of Colville, itâs how to fund the repairs for the cityâs 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 Sheriffâs 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. Heâll be wrestling in the 98- pound class.
Camp will also
Members of the Gonzaga University womenâs basketball team will be back to help with the annual Panorama Girlâs 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 dâAlene.
Robert Ellis Ruff passed away on May 4, 2013 in Evans. He was born the son of Reuben and Edna Ruff on Jan. 12, 1919 in Montpelier, MN. Robert was best known in the community as âGrandpaâ or âCowboy Bob.â He would always greet you with a smile.