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February 22nd

Avista requests lower natural gas prices

February 22, 2012

Last week, Avista filed Purchased Gas Cost Adjustment (PGA) requests with the utility commissions in Washington and Idaho to reduce overall natural gas prices by 6.4 per¬cent and 6.0 percent respectively, to be effective March 1.

February 20th

Better living seminar set

February 20, 2012

A seminar titled Reversing Diabetes and Obesity with Dr. Galen Comstock, a retired family practice specialist doctor, will be held Feb. 24-26.
Lectures on how to reverse, control and prevent diabetes are scheduled.
These will be combined with plant-based cooking classes/demos.
All classes will be held in the lower level community classroom of the Colville Seventh Day Adventist Church on Cedar Loop.
Classes are free and pre-registration is requested.

Historical Center sponsors art and writing contest

February 20, 2012

This spring the Kettle Falls Historical Center is sponsoring its 15th annual Art and Writing Contest open to all students in grades seven through 12th in Stevens and Ferry Counties. Entry forms will be available to junior high and high school students at their schools. This year’s theme for art work and writing is Food and Rituals of Northeast Washington Native Americans, which applies to all categories.

Award-winning Blues performer to Cutter

February 20, 2012

METALINE FALLS—Award-winning Blues and American Roots Music performer Lauren Sheehan will be coming to the Cutter Theatre in the 100-year-old Metaline Falls School on Sunday, March 18, at 6 p.m. for an evening she calls “Hardly Strictly Irish.”
The program is comprised of original songs, Irish melodies and stories, Blues, Folk and Blarney.
Sheehan’s album, Rose City Ramble, was voted the number eight-rated album by Folk DJ Radio and was a finalist in Americana Music for the Inde¬pendent Music Awards in 2006.

February 17th

Genealogy Society hosts sessions

February 17, 2012

During the month of February, members of the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society will be available at the Colville Public Library on Thursday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. to offer instruction and assistance on how to use various resources (books and on-line) to capture family history.

Creative Patriotic Art Contest

February 17, 2012

Creative Patriotic Art Contest

Kelly O’Keefe Post No. 6963 Ladies Auxiliary member Erin Grommé announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW Ladies Auxiliary “Creative Patriotic Art Contest.”
The contest is part of the Youth Program, which is the fifth program to be adopted by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. It started with the formation of the Daughters of the VFW in 1935. It was apparent in 1938 that hundreds of Auxiliaries were assisting in all kinds of youth activities in addition to the Daughters.

February 16th

Forest restoration dollars will create jobs

February 16, 2012

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.

February 13th

Opulence, Poverty and Rotary

February 13, 2012

Greetings and salutations, one and all. It feels longer (perhaps that’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 haven’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.

February 10th

Congratulations to the Sweetheart Give Away Winners!

February 10, 2012

A special thank you to area business' who participated!

Happy’s Hallmark
Wanda Boyd
Keith Baldwin
Alyssa Esparza

Lovitt’s
Ethel Buckley

The Breadbox
Katrina Smith
Becky Stephens

Maverick’s
Sam Siverson
Chasalee Thomas

Sew Creative
Michelle Haskell

Stephani’s Oak Street Grill
Chris Town
Berna Abbott

Acorn Saloon
Meri Harrington
Bertha Kamstra

Barney’s Junction
Kathleen Lickey
Cynthia Kidwell

Yummy Cupcakes
Carol Bingman
Debbie Naab

Pro Body Works the Spa
Linda Cox
Alta Byington

February 9th

Booth, Ordway found competent

February 9, 2012

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.

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