Archive - 2011 - News Article
Local school districts are making adjustments to staff contracts and salaries now that the Washington State legislature finally passed the state budget for the next two years. The eleventh-hour move on the last day of the legislatureâ€™s special session on May 25 set out $4 million in cuts, including reductions to public education funding that local districts are now trying to sort out.
CBP Spokane Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two drug smugglers and seized approximately 159 pounds of the â€śdesignerâ€ť drug Ecstasy on Friday near Colville.
â€śThis narcotics interdiction and seizure was a result of good coordinated tactical planning and utilization of advanced detection & surveillance technology used by Border Patrol agents in the field,â€ť explained Spokane Border Patrol Sector Chief, Gloria Chavez.
Two dogs suspected of killing and/or injuring around 100 domesticated animals in south Stevens County were shot and killed by property owners last weekend, according to the Stevens County Sheriffâ€™s Office.
The dogs were part of a marauding pack of at least three canines of unknown breeding that were roaming the Bittrich Antler, Scotts Valley Road and Casberg Burroughs Road areas, as well as the 6800 to 7200 block of Highway 291.
Meet your Rodeo Parade Marshals, Marvin and Joan Carter. The Colville couple are long-standing members of the Colville Panorama Rodeo Association and will preside over parade ceremonies at the Pro-West Rodeo this Father's Day weekend. The parade starts at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 18 down Colville's Main Street.
Check out the 6-15-2011 of the Statesman-Examiner to get the complete story on the Carters.
Support local culture by supporting local artists at the third annual Art in the Park celebration, Saturday, June 25 at Happy Dell Park in Kettle Falls, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
â€śOur goal is just to showcase area artists,â€ť says event co-chair Dort Pritchett, who organizes Art in the Park (AIP) with her husband, Greg. â€śLast year we had about 21 to 26 artists with booths and art for sale. Weâ€™d like even more this year.â€ť
In August of 2008, Scott Batten, sick and emaciated, was homeless on the streets of Spokane. Batten was a veteran, an alcoholic in the last stages, and in need of help.
Batten had abused alcohol since the age of 10; he was addicted to alcohol for over 40 years. If he tried to detox, he would experience severe withdrawals lasting over nine days.
With a fascinating history (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupcake) and a role in the war against terrorism (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/06/03/136921564/reports-british...) it would be remiss of the Statesman-Examiner not to offer cupcakes, along with a variety of other pastries, during our bake sale fundraiser Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fear not, rodeo fans. The Colville Pro-West Rodeo is scheduled for its usual Father's Day weekend in June. Because of trepidation over the recent Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) outbreak in Washington State, the Colville Panorama Rodeo Board met June 2 to decide whether or not to proceed with the annual event.
According to Panorama President Dave Baskins, the rodeo will go ahead as planned.
*See the complete story in the 6-8-2011 edition of the S-E.
Colville Farmerâ€™s Market is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Wednesday thru October. They are located at the corner of Third and Oak every Wednesday. The new item for the market is naturally raised local pork. For more information contact Dezarae Smith, Assistant Manager, at 509-732-6619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Colville Junior High Warriors held a pop tab collection competition as part of a school wide recycling program. The 7th grade class and the 8th grade class collected pop tabs for six weeks to see which class could collect the most. Their efforts will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities which offers families with hospitalized children a place to stay that is free of charge and close to the hospital.
*For the complete story, see the 6-8-2011 edition of the S-E.