Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Kettle Falls Fire Department (KFFD) responded to an emergency call of a fire near Peach Crest Road last Friday, striking hard and fast to quell the flames that were poised to threaten over half a dozen homes in the area. Fire Districts #3, #8, and #7 were also called to the scene, along with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), who also provided air support. In total, the fire consumed 3.25 acres, said DNR spokesperson Rette Bidstrup.
July 23: â€śNational Hot Dog Dayâ€ť is July 23rd and to celebrate Parkview Senior Living will be giving away FREE hot dogs from 2:30-3:30 on the patio. Gate Way music will be entertaining us with LIVE music as well. Please call for more information or for directions to 509-684-5677.
The boxes that Joyce Powers and her cohorts decorate could be meant as gifts for anybody. With flowers, sweeping designs, and colorful patterns, the cardboard creations evoke a sense of handÂ¬crafted caring.
After two years of construction, not counting the sweat and effort put into financing, the City of Kettle Falls is ready to unveil its new wastewater treatment facility to the public. The city will hold an Open House at the facility located at 768 Old Kettle Road, Wednesday July 24 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tours will be given as visitors get an inside look into how wastewater is treated so it can be released back into the environment.
The Pennies from Heaven Drive is still in full-force, so for those carrying around spare change now is the time to unload it and assist the Tri-County Veteransâ€™ Stand Down in the process.
The Stand Down is an annual event that benefits local veterans and their dependents. The two-day event will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22 at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds in Colville.
Now through the month of August, the Stand Down committee is holding a Pennies from Heaven drive to raise funds to help cover the Stand Downâ€™s expenses.
Sometimes, the past comes back to us in unexpected ways. A little over two months ago, Kettle Falls resident Milles Nelson was refinishing a credenza for his daughter, Debbie, when he discovered a piece of mail hidden away in one of its drawers. However, this was no ordinary piece of mail. It was a piece of V-Mail from one-time Colville resident, Edgar Jarrett, former owner of the town's Napa Auto Parts store, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jarrett of Colville.The correspondence is dated Sept. 26, 1944 and sent from France.
Itâ€™s never too late to transform a life. That was the message Evan Windom brought to the crowd at a Colville Get Fit rally recently.
The 49-year-old fitness and health advocate shared the stories of his personal triumphs and tribulations as he went from 280-pounds, deÂ¬pressed and unmotivated to taking control of his destiny.
Occasionally, in a medium that thrives off less than exultant news and tends to revel in the negative, a story comes along that reaffirms that on some occasions, everything can turn out all right in the end.
Carefree Hair Salon and its owner, Jill Woodward, is one of those stories.
It didnâ€™t look that way several months ago when a representative from Big R informed Woodward that the corporation was ending Carefreeâ€™s lease, and the long-time salon would have to relocate. The store has plans to expand and said that it needed the space Carefree is occupying.
Who is Robert Vinson? Some people knew the former Colville resident, and the legacy of community involvement left by his parents, Otto Floyd and Myrtie Vinson.
Whether you knew him or not, the Vinson name will always be synonymous with generosity in Colville. After his death in West Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2012, at the age of 90, Robert Vinson left $650,000 to be distributed among various community organizations, clubs and the City of Colville.
Last week, Lech Radzimski, Ken Tyndal and I attended the Washington State Prosecutors Association meetings and trainÂ¬ing in Chelan. I attended the membership meeting, which all prosecuting attorneys in the state attend, and then joined the deputies for training sessions on various topics. We were briefed on some of the legislation that comes into effect on July 28, 2013.
Here is a brief sample of some of the changes in our criminal laws:
1009-Chapter 89 -- Allows retailer to sell liquor through self-checkout lanes, as long as an employee verifies age during the checkout.