Archive - 2012 - News Article
Motorists and Colville residents will see a change in their travel plans this coming spring when the City of Colville begins the 3rd Avenue project in an effort to increase the efficiency of truck traffic from Highway 20 to the truck route on Railroad Avenue. â€śThis will help to provide an efficient flow of truck traffic to the mill (Vaagen Brothers Lumber) and Colmac Coil,â€ť explained City of Colville Municipal Services Administrator, Eric Durpos.
With the 3rd Avenue Project in the works (see accompanying story in this weekâ€™s S-E), it would seem that the City of Colville has its plate full, as it also prepares to send the Elm Street Project out to bid at the end of the month. The Elm Street Project consists of reconstructing Elm Street from Dominion Avenue all the way to 1st Avenue, encompassing approximately 2,000 feet of street, according to City of Colville Municipal Services Administrator Eric Durpos.
The House of Music on Colvilleâ€™s Main Street has survived and thrived for over 30 years, and thatâ€™s no small feat for any small town business in this day and age.
â€śOur strength has always been in quality and customer service,â€ť says owner Ryke Dahlen, who bought the business from Gene and Margaret Graham with his father, Ivar Dahlen, in 1978.
The House of Music currently consists of three main departments, including a full-line music store featuring acoustic and electric instruments from Yamaha, Fender and Ibanez (to name a few).
Following a public meeting that announced how Stevens County law enforcement is planning to respond to wolf kills, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has offered to help train local deputies on recognizing wolf depredation.
The offer was made after a county plan was vocalized to provide response and investigation of wolf complaints in the county, much like the current system in Wallowa County, Oregon.
The Institute for Extended Learning Colville center, also known as the Colville Community College, will be offering non-credit classes this winter on a variety of skill-boosting topics from computer literacy and rug making to Japanese and gardening.
The classes offered during Jan., Feb. and March are mostly on night and weekends and range from $11 to $70, depending on the subject and the length of the class. The Colville IEL is a branch of the Community Colleges of Spokane and offers regular credit classes during the day along with its non-credit offerings.
The Washington State Legislature convened yesterday, Jan. 9, for a short 60-day session where they will attempt to make up a roughly $2 billion deficit in the state budget. The regular session convened just weeks after the closure of a "special session" that aimed to outline budget cuts and adjustments prior to the regular Legislative session.
Talking about sexual abuse is akin to standing up to the playground bully: awkward and sometimes frightening, but necessary. This is where the Darkness to Lightâ€™s Stewards of Children Sexual Abuse Prevention Training comes in.
Offered through Family Support Center/Kids First Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center (a program of Rural Resources) Stewards of Children is a comprehensive sexual abuse prevention awareness program, free of charge, that educates adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibility to child sexual abuse.