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August 28th

Mavericks, Brown Boys, Lori Roberts compete in Chili Cook-Off

August 28, 2013

The first annual Colville Rotary First International Chili Cook-Off is right around the corner, Saturday, Sept. 21 at the NE WA Fairgrounds from noon to 6 p.m.
Several popular and familiar local names and chefs will concoct their favorite chili recipes for the contest.
Attendees at the contest might recognize James Norris, chef at Maverick’s Restaurant in Colville, because of his volunteer work during the restaurant’s free Thanksgiving dinner for the community.

August 19th

Colville artist selected for high honor

August 19, 2013

The C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT. has announced the artists selected as the first members of the Russell Skull Society of Artists, a new, elite group of contemporary Western artists. Colville resident and metal artist Jerry McKellar is one of those artists.
The C.M. Russell museum houses the most complete collection of celebrated artist Charles M. Russell works and personal objects in the world.
Each year, society members will be granted membership based on the degree to which they satisfy the membership criteria.

August 16th

Big goings on at KF Food Bank

August 16, 2013

After a long hiatus, the Kettle Falls Community Chest remodel has finally started. The building had housed both the Food Bank and the Thrift Store; due to lack of room, the Thrift Store had to be closed. “Yes, we are going to re-open it. It was based on donations only, we never had a fixed price on anything, and we’ve lost $4,000 in revenue per year; that doesn’t seem like a lot, but those are donations. We don’t pay for any of the items that we have, and we don’t demand prices on anything—at all,” said Director Susan Urhausen.

August 14th

Standing the test of time: A love for antiques

August 14, 2013

A little change of pace. That was what Wendy Granville was looking for when she and her family moved from Anacortes to Kettle Falls last year. But when it came to finding a job, Granville returned to what she knows---antiques. She recently opened A Kick in the Attic Antiques, located at 235 E. 3rd Kettle Falls. The store features antiques (of course), vintage items and consignment. Many of the goods Granville brought with her from the antique mall she owned and operated in Anacortes for 17 years named Days Gone By.
It’s safe to say, this lady knows “great junk” when she sees it.

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August 14, 2013

August 12th

Missing Colville girl found in Idaho

August 12, 2013

Law enforcement officers found Colville teenager Ashley Barbour Monday, Aug. 12 in Coeur d’Alene. The 14-year-old was last seen in Colville at her family's residence on July 26.
Coeur d’Alene Police found Barbour when they stopped a vehicle near 23rd and Lakeside Avenue around 3:37 p.m.

August 9th

Nunsense auditions at Woodland Theatre

August 9, 2013

Woodland Theatre Productions in Kettle Falls is holding auditions for the musical Nunsense. Nunsense is a musical comedy written by Dan Goggin in 1985. Auditions will be Saturday Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. at Woodland Theatre.
"This show masks as a hilarious variety show put on by these five nuns,” explains di¬rector George Eberth. “It’s an off Broadway favorite and you really have to be made of stone not to laugh at it.”

August 8th

Life in movies: Jim's Video still going strong

August 8, 2013

Janice Weaver spends her days surrounded by movie stars and storytellers. As the owner and operator of Jim’s Video in Kettle Falls, the community’s last independent video store, it’s not a serious stretch to imagine Weaver as a modern-day keeper of tales in a time when supposed technological convenience fre¬quently chips away at human interaction by cutting out “the middle man.”
Though Weaver’s self-perception isn’t nearly as lofty, she enjoys what she does---after all, she’s been doing it for almost 30 years.

August 5th

Ideas to save the Auto-Vue

August 5, 2013

After Auto-Vue Drive In Theatre’s owner Steve Wisner made the announcement last year that he would close the over 60-year-old outdoor theatre at the end of this summer, community members and customers from near and far. Voiced their opposition.

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