Archive - Feb 2012 - News Article
The Colville National Forest was recently tagged for a federal restoration grant that may provide as many as 258 jobs in Stevens and Ferry County.
The $968,000 grant will fund restoration work on an area of nearly a million acres in Ferry County, according to the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition.
Greetings and salutations, one and all. It feels longer (perhaps thatâ€™s a slight trace of jet lag still talking), but we have only been in Bangalore for a few days now. They have been some of the fastest, most secure, most hectic, most educational days of my existence.
For those who havenâ€™t been in the loop, I have journeyed halfway around the world with a Group Study Exchange Team from Rotary District No. 5080 to experience life and culture in Bangalore, India in the state of Karnataka.
A special thank you to area business' who participated!
Stephaniâ€™s Oak Street Grill
Pro Body Works the Spa
Two suspects involved in significant criminal cases in Stevens County were recently found competent to stand trial by Eastern State Hospital, giving the Stevens County Prosecutor the ability to move the cases forward.
Eric L Booth, 26, is being charged with the first degree murder of Colville area man Gordon Feist. Feist, 63, was shot during a botched robbery attempt on July 17, 2011. Booth will have a status hearing on Feb. 7 in Stevens County Superior Court.
Washingtonians will not be able to take part in the Presidential Primary frenzy this spring because of a 2011 legislative decision to axe the annual rite to save a purported $10 million in the state budget. The cancellation was proposed through Senate Bill 5119 that expires in 2013, leaving a Presidential primary an option in 2016.
In the meantime, the local political parties will be offering caucus meetings to collect public opinion on a 2012 Presidential candidate.
The Auto CAD architectural drafting class at Colville High School recently started work on a 3-D model of Victory Park, a Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) housing project currently being built behind Wal-Mart in Colville.
Students in Todd Strobelâ€™s Auto CAD class are building a diorama of the Victory Park project to help increase community interest and awareness. Once completed, the Victory Park project will provide housing for eight families.
Colville Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) will sponsor a women's health forum, "Staying Balanced in Troubled Times," on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Rendezvous Theater, InÂ¬stitute for Extended Learning, 985 S. Elm Street, Colville.
According to Terri Elders, Colville Branch AAUW President, this year's health forum event will address how stress and uncertainty impact women's moods and behavior, as well as their general physical health.
The public is invited to attend the annual Stevens County Cattlemen's Association Social Night and Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Stevens County Ag. Trade Center. The event starts at 5 p.m. with social hour and games. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $25 and are available at Colville Big R, Aslin-Finch Flour Mill, and with limited availability at the door. Evening activities include a live auction, raffle, games, recitations by a cowboy poet and recognition of the SCCA Cattlemen of the Year.
â€śI didnâ€™t know you could do that at the libraryâ€¦â€ť
I am amazed by how frequently I hear these words from my friends, family members and acquaintances. I really, really like my job and I occasionally find myself sharing stories about peoÂ¬ple I help throughout the day or interesting speakers and events that the library hosts. No matter how many stories I tell, there seem to be endless instances when my friends hear something new to them. A few examples:
You can access the online Consumer Reports product rating guides for free with your library card.
Itâ€™s Groundhog Day and Donald Trump endorses Mitt â€śI Never Worry About The Poorâ€ť any day in the USofA Romney.
Iâ€™m so excitedâ€¦I think itâ€™s time for a nap.
Let me write thisâ€¦veryâ€¦slowlyâ€¦forâ€¦youâ€¦Punxsutawney Phil has absolutely no credibilityâ€”shadow or no shadow. Itâ€™s kind of like the Three Stooges (maybe four) who are running for the Republican nomination for President.