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July 18th, 2012

Tiger Triathlon is Saturday

July 18, 2012

The 22nd running of the Tiger Triathlon will be held Saturday morning. The race will start promptly at 8 a.m. with a swim around Gillette Lake on the Little Pend Oreille Lakes’ chain. Swimmers will bike down Highway 20 to Colville High School, where they will transition to the third and final increment—a run around Rotary Trail. Following the finish of the race, awards will be handed out at CHS. Packet pick-up and the traditional pre-race meal will be held at CHS on Friday evening (6 to 8 p.m.). The meal is annually sponsored by Super 1 Foods.

Panorama Twins open post-season against Mead

July 18, 2012

Four teams will
advance to State

The Panorama Twins Legion Baseball club (14-2) will open post-season play in the AA American Legion Baseball playoffs on Wednesday at A.K. Jackson Field (Shadle Park High School) in Spokane against Mead.
The loser-out game starts at 4 p.m.
The Twins, comprised of current Colville High School baseball players, are the Federal division champions of the Spokane-based AA Legion circuit. Mead, on a nine-game winning streak, comes in as fourth seed from the National division.

July 17th

Whooping cough hits Tri-County area

July 17, 2012

The Tri-County area of Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille Counties are experiencing significant numbers of pertussis (whooping cough) cases, according to Dr. Ed Gray, M.D., Health Officer of the Northeast Tri-County Health District.
“There has been a sharp increase in the number of cases in the Inchelium, Colville, and Kettle Falls areas in the last two weeks,” says Dr. Gray. “Many of these cases have led to exposures at places of business, sports events, daycares, churches, health care facilities, and exposure for out of state/country residents.”

July 12th

Local horseman takes third at Extreme Mustang Makeover

July 12, 2012

Cox buys mustang

Gerry Cox, owner of the Mountain House Stables Arena in Arden, recently competed against 45 other horsemen from the western states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, Montana and Ne­vada in the Extreme Mustang Makeover horse trainer’s chal­lenge.
Each contestant picked up a randomly selected wild horse from the Bureau of Land Man­agement wild horse corrals in Burns, Oregon on March 30. Each horseman had 90 days to gentle and train their horse, then return on June 30 to show how much they had ac­complished with their selected mount.

Fifth annual Opie-Coxie Open Saturday, July 21

July 12, 2012

Tournament and memorial fund benefits youth

One of the most popular one-day tournaments in Northeast Washington will tee it up on Saturday, July 21 when the Opie-Coxie Open Scramble golf tournament is held at Dominion Meadows Golf Course.
The format is four or five person teams. Entry fee is $45 per player (if paid by July 18). The entry is $50 if paid on or after July 19. The entry includes green fees and dinner.
Non-participants can buy dinner for $10.
The tournament will start at 10 a.m. Check-in at 9 a.m.

July 10th

Mountain Berry FroYo opens its doors

July 10, 2012

Mountain Berry FroYo (frozen yogurt), owned by Colville natives Terri Boswell and Alexandria Ellis, is Colville’s newest eatery. The eatery, which serves several varieties of frozen yogurt, (including a Kiwi Strawberry sorbet for those who partake in non-dairy) recently opened July 3.
Ellis manages the business while Terri Boswell currently works for Eastern Washington University’s Early Head Start Program with birth to three-year-old children
A couple of years ago Terri and her daughters visited a FroYo in Spokane and fell in love with the product.

More wolves confirmed in Stevens County

July 10, 2012

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed another wolf pack in Stevens County last month, bringing the tally in the Tri-county region up to five.
WDFW confirmed the new “Huckleberry Pack” on June 29, naming the five gray wolf pups after Huckleberry Mountain near Fruitland.
The new pack is Washington’s seventh confirmed wolf pack, including the recently documented Nc’icn pack on the Colville Confederated Tribes’ reservation.
An additional five packs are also suspected in the state, according to WDFW.

Walter Emmett Smith

July 10, 2012

Walter Emmett Smith passed away May 31, 2012 with his family by his side on the ranch in Cambridge, Idaho. He was born Feb. 26, 1934 in Roundup, MT.
He was the fourth of six children born to Frank and Bernice Johnson Smith. With only a grade school in the Flat Willow country of Montana, when Emmett’s older brother reached high school, the family decided to move to a small, irrigated produce and berry farm in the Spokane valley.

Bud Flanik

July 10, 2012

Warren Frank “Bud” Flanik, 83, a resident of Addy, passed away on July 2, 2012 at his Addy home. Bud was born on Nov. 2, 1928 in Colville, the son of George Frank and Winnifred (Mack) Flanik.
Bud's family homesteaded on Onion Creek before moving to Swiss Valley. He spent several years in Swiss Valley and then moved with his family to the ranch in Marble Valley in 1936. Bud attended grade school at the Summit Valley School and then finished his education in Chewelah, graduating in 1945 from Jenkins High School.

Dick Delp

July 10, 2012

Richard “Dick” Donald Delp, age 79, a longtime resident of the Kettle Falls area, passed away on July 6, 2012 at his home. Dick was born on Dec. 18, 1932 in Marcus, the seventh of 15 children to Elbert Glen and Julia Margaret (Anderson) Delp.

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