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July 6th, 2015
Crews continue to work on the Williams Lake Road fire, which started around 2:50 p.m. last Friday north of Colville. High temperatures, dry brush, and steep terrain presented a challenge to firefighters as they atÂŹtempted to quell the fire that was visible from Colville.
According to Incident Information Officer Jeff Sevigney, most of the fire activity remained on the ground as of Sunday evening.
The fire was 40 percent contained as of late last Sunday.
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A new halfway house for men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction is opening its doors in Colville. Located across from Providence Mount Carmel Hospital on Columbia Street, the house was purchased by Barry and Shelley Bacon. The couple is renting the house to Oxford House, Inc.
"There's nothing like it that I know of in the Tri-County area," said Dr. Barry Bacon, who volunteers to work with drug addicts in the Stevens County jail. "It's a chance to try and help people and save the taxpayers' money."
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Last winterâs relative heat wave was a blessing for Romlyn Conn, 63, a homeless resident of Colville. Conn is easy to spot: her ducks faithfully waddle alongside her and her well-behaved dog, Harvey. She fondly regards her little family as her âtraveling petting zoo.â Conn figures she walks around six miles a day, passing the time until she finds a spot to spend the night. After 33 years with her former roommate, it was a decidedly unfriendly parting that launched Conn on her current path of being homeless.
Law enforcement is searching for the suspect who robbed a Kettle Falls coffee stand on Tuesday, May 26. According to Kettle Falls Police Chief Chris Courchene, the robbery occurred at approximately 2:09 p.m. when a male dressed all in black and wearing a ski mask with a skull face entered Ms. B's Haven at Hwy. 395 320 E. Third, and demanded money from the till. The employee that was on shift told police the suspect was skinny with brown eyes and brandished a double-sided dagger with a dark handle.
COLVILLEâA Level 3 registered sex offender living in the Colville area was arrested in Whitman County after he allegedly attempted to kidnap an employee of the Jamin Java coffee shop in Colville. Arrested in Whitman County and transported to Stevens County Jail was Jason R. Foster, 41. He was booked into Stevens County Jail on charges of Assault 2nd and Kidnapping 1st, according to Colville Police Chief Bob Meshishnek. Chief Meshishnek said Colville officers responded to 898 S.
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If it were financially feasible to convert an older building, particularly a church, into a more energy efficient establishment, would you do it?
For the board of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Colville, the answer was a no-brainer.
âOur treasurer looked at the numbers and basically said, âWhy wouldnât we do this?ââ says Pastor Eric Ohrtman of the churchâs solar panel installation project.
The project, which started as just an idea last October, is now a reality, with two rows of 14 280-watt solar panels lining the roof of St. Paulâs Lutheran Church on Dominion Avenue.