Archive - 2013 - News Article
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A fourth-grade student at Fort Colville Elementary School in Colville is being hailed as a hero and two fellow students are in a juvenile detention facility, suspected of plotting to kill up to eight classmates. The two fifth-grade students were escorted in shackles into a Stevens County courtroom last Friday afternoon to face charges of conspiracy to commit murder. Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson ordered the 10 and 11-year-old boys held on $100,000 bonds.
Beer could be added to the menu of the concession stand at your local movie theater if Olympia lawmakers approve a bill that would allow theaters to serve beer and wine for patrons ages 21 and over.
âI think itâs a great idea,â says Alpine Theatre and Auto Vue Drive-In owner Steve Wisner. âIt just makes sense. States like Oregon have done this for a while now, and it works just fine. Itâs small business friendly.â
Most people that have clutter in their homes have it for no other reason than most of us: we donât know what to do with all of our stuff. Hence, it starts to formulate small piles, or, in extreme cases, interÂŹvention broadcasted to the world on reality TV (A&Eâs Hoarders, anyone?).
Colville resident Wendy Cook, 58, is an exception to both rules. Yes, she has a lot of stuff and she collects it on purpose, but unlike an actual hoarder, she can easily let it go if she needs to. Not only that, but she has managed to arrange her various dĂ©cor in a way that is aesthetically pleasing.
Emotions ran high at last Tuesdayâs Colville City Council meeting when the council voted against passing a proclamation that would have recÂŹognized Feb. 4, 2013 as Second Amendment Appreciation Day. It was standing room only in the council chambers with people trickling out into the adjacent hallway.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut, Colville School District Superintendent Michael Cashion and the Colville School Board discussed measures that will be taken to improve security at the districtâs schools. That discourse came at the monthly school board meeting on Jan. 23.
The administration in the district has taken a proactive stance rather than a reactive response to the latest school shooting tragedy.
The time has come! After the success of last year's Best Coffee in Stevens County Contest, the Statesman-Examiner is back, asking you to vote in our 2013 Stevens County's Best Burger Contest! Exactly 14 businesses from Chewelah to Northport are participating, so make sure you support your favorite! Go to our website and vote on our poll: http://www.statesmanexaminer.com/content/who-has-best-burger-stevens-cou...
Itâs not an uncommon thing for the human psyche to fear what it doesnât understand. In the case of new technology and how to operate a computer, attitudes can be downright hostile.
The air is crisp and cold, but Kimo Morrison is never the less at his barbecue outside his house, proficiently laying marinated steaks on the grill. Dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, he seems impervious to the chilly temperature.
âGo on inside,â he says in welcome. âNicoleâs got the table set and weâre just waiting on the steaks.â
In 2013 why not consider becoming a Hospice of Spokane (HOS) volunteer? There is always a need for dedicated, compassionate men and women to assist the Hospice team in the care plan for a patient and their family, particularly in the Tri-County area, says Volunteer Coordinator Sharon Angle.
âIt would be really nice to have more volunteers for this in our area, particularly men,â states Angle. âWe hope people will take advantage of this training; all it requires is your time.â