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September 26th

WDFW agrees to remove Wedge pack

September 26, 2012

Because of the ongoing loss of cattle at the Diamond M ranch in Northeast Washington, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has agreed to remove the “Wedge” wolf pack they say has become “habituated” to eating cattle.
According to the Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association, the Diamond M has experienced at least 18 wolf attacks on their herd since June, with 10 dead and eight injured calves.

'Don't believe your own press'

September 26, 2012

It’s easy to get lulled into the idea that one knows everything about their neighbors in a rural community. There’s the person you see almost every day at the grocery store, on your way to the coffee shop, or strolling through the park and because you exchange pleasantries, there’s a sense of the familiar.
In most cases, though, there is usually more than meets the eye, and such is the case with Onion Creek resident Mike Reilly. Usually spotted outside of Talk n’ Coffee in Colville, drinking his morning brew, chatting and people watching,

September 17th

Reaching the goal: Funding workshops for community organizations

September 17, 2012

Is your organization struggling to fund community projects? Are you worried about funding in these uncertain times? The Kettle Falls Horizons program, in partnership with WSU Stevens County Extension, is excited to announce a program that can help find and write grants, fund-raise, and mobilize community resources.

What's old is new again: upcycling

September 17, 2012

An old bed sheet is transformed into a petty coat skirt. Lace trimmings from throwaway curtains are refigured onto an apron. Tiny, plastic flowers the color of gumballs that look like they were rescued from a dime store become stylish hair clips and jewelry.
This is the realm of upcycling, advocated and utilized by Colville resident and businesswoman Tiane Shoemaker. Upcycling is the process of changing waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality, and to lessen the impact of creating new materials and products on the environment.

September 12th

Watching the skies: Wind and wildfires

September 12, 2012

Though recent strong winds haven’t been much to brag about in terms of breaking any records, that hasn’t stopped the weather from posing a threat to local homeowners and fire districts.
Smoke from lightning-sparked fires in areas of Central and Eastern Washington shrouded the skies over the Colville Valley last Sunday evening and Monday morning, causing some residents to experience discomfort from smoke inhalation.
“It sucks, the whole being able to breathe thing,” says Thomas Howard, 24. “I had to close all the windows in my apartment (Sunday night).”

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