The Stevens County Conservation District hosted their 35th annual Forestry Competition last week at Douglas Falls Park northeast of Colville. Six high schools from around the region competed.
The long-running competition gives students the opÂ¬portunity to test their skills in a practical setting.
The Colville City Council chambers turned into an ideological battleground last Tuesday as community memÂ¬bers volleyed back and forth during a public comment peÂ¬riod.
The issue at hand was whether or not a trio of local residents should be allowed to turn the â€śCâ€ť into a peace sign on Colville Mountain for Earth Day. The author of the proÂ¬posal, Peter Quinn, withdrew his proposal, saying he â€śdidnâ€™t mean to offend anyone,â€ť and that his desire to construct the temporary peace sign was not politically motivated.
Though the phrase is â€śIn like a lion, out like a lamb,â€ť there was nothing docile about the month of Marchâ€™s exit, as significant rainfall broke records in the Colville Valley.
As of Saturday, March 31, the area had received 4.25 inches of rain for the month of March, exceeding the old record of 3.55 inches in 1987.
â€śItâ€™s a weather occurrence of note, but it is that time of year,â€ť says Meteorologist John Livingston of the National Weather Service Office in Spokane. â€śWe had a dry winter for the 2011-2012 season and it looks like the wet weather is just starting to kick in.â€ť
Tom Kaluzny walks through the halls of the new Rehabilitation Services office on the lower floor of Providence Mount Carmel Hospital. Doctors stop in to talk with receptionists and refer patients for physical therapy.
Area Democrats looking to take part in the Stevens County Democratic Party Caucuses will have an opportunity on April 15 at various locations across the county. The caucuses will give local Democrats the opportunity to participate in the delegate election process and work on the county platform.
The Democratic Party Caucuses are following the Stevens County Republican Party caucuses held in March.
Craig Cosby was found guilty of Murder in the First Degree by a jury in Stevens County Superior Court Friday afternoon. The 12-person jury unanimously found Cosby guilty of shooting and killing his wife, Susan Cosby, at the couple's Marcus home in 2009. Sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17.
*To read more on the story, check out next week's edition of the S-E.
Colville High School junior Aubrey Milatz won the title of Miss Colville at last Saturdayâ€™s annual Miss Colville program in the CHS Auditorium. The Miss Colville event serves as a scholarship program for local 11th grade female students, and is sponsored in part by the Colville Chamber of Commerce and area businesses. Ten girls participated in this yearâ€™s program. Milatz, daughter of Steven and Angela Milatz, also won the scholastic, spirit and judgesâ€™ choice awards. First Alternate is Taryn Edlin, daughter of Kevin and Cherri Edlin.
For those who havenâ€™t had their pets updated on rabies vaccinations, or who have just skipped the shots entirely, now is the time to think about scheduling that appointment with the veterinarian.
Handed down from the Washington State Board of Health last year, WAC 246-100-197 requires pet owners of dogs, cats and ferrets to receive up-to-date rabies vaccinations beginning Jan.1, 2012.