Archive - 2013 - News Article
Community members gathered along the highway outside of the National Park Service (NPS) ranger station in Kettle Falls last Wednesday, and in front of the Stevens County Courthouse Friday morning to protest the agencyâ€™s handling of a noise compliant that turned violent at the Kettle River Campground on Sept. 14.
Itâ€™s not every day that a local school gets credence from a national magazine regarding its teaching model. Thatâ€™s exactly what happened, though, when Kettle Falls Elementary School (KFES) was praised for its Expeditionary Learning (EL) program in the upcoming October issue of Parents magazine, an American mass circulation monthly magazine that features scientific information on child development geared to help parents in raising their children. The magazine sells an average of 1000,000 copies per month.
Last week there were two jury trials in District Court. One trial was a DUI and the other was Burning without a Permit.
The second annual Juvenile Diabetes Walk is ready for a reÂ¬peat of last year, except bigger and better. The event, which takes place adjacent to the Kettle Falls Swimming Pool, raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (J DRF). The walk will be held Sunday, Sept. 29 with check-in at noon and the walk starting at 1 p.m.
â€śLast year was awesome,â€ť praises event chair Amy Miller. â€śI was thrilled at how the community turned out for the event. We had people of all ages, families, singles, old, youngâ€”it was great to see how much people care.â€ť
A shooting at Kettle River Campground in Ferry County left one man injured with a gunshot wound and another man in jail, according to Washington State Patrol Detective Ryan Spangler. According to Spangler, the shooting happened when two National Park Service Rangers went to investigate a noise complaint around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. The incident reportedly happened when two rangers responded to the complaint and they attempted to gain access to a houseboat moored at the campground. An altercation ensued with the houseboat owner Mike Sublie.
A Colville man who had recently been released from prison is back in custody after a drug-induced confrontation with local law enforcement after he barricaded himself in the bathroom of a local residence. David Mullins, 24, walked in the front door of a home in the 900 block of South Summit Street in Colville at about 9:30 p.m. on August 25, according to the Colville Police report. Upon arrival on scene, Colville Police contacted the 66-year-old female homeowner who said Mullins grabbed her before she was able to break away.
KETTLE FALLS--Auditions for the Magical Stars Variety Show will be Saturday, Sept. 14 at Woodland Theatre in Kettle Falls. Musicians, comedians, artist, acrobats, magicians, singers, and a variety of talents are urged to audition from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Participants should come prepared with their act. Musical acts should bring their own CD or accompanist; there will be a CD player and piano available. There will be auditions for the announcer/MC of the show as well.
Dress rehearsal is Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Show dates are Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. and October 6 at 2 p.m.
Recently, the national news was rife with the story of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter, the former Spokane resident and North Central High School graduate that was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery in an Oct. 3, 2009 battle in Afghanistanâ€™s Nuristan Province.
Carter, surrounded by press, military, and his family, received his medal from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony Monday, Aug. 26
Among Carterâ€™s family members were his aunt and uncle, Joyce and Joe Bond of Ferry County.
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 Maverickâ€™s Restaurant in Colville, because of his volunteer work during the restaurantâ€™s free Thanksgiving dinner for the community.
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.