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The annual Christmas Tree Lighting will kick off the holiday season in downtown Colville on Friday, Nov. 28. Beginning at 1 p.m., Dean Henry will hitch up his Belgium horses for free wagon rides followed by the tree lighting at 6 p.m. with Santa Claus in Heritage Court. Pictures with Santa will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Home Design (after tree lighting).
Mama told me there would be days (weeks?) like this. Anytime you are mostly at the mercy of technology (much of it aging), Murphyâ€™s hackneyed philosophy (smile, tomorrow might be worse) tends to invoke its own self on occasion. Yes, stuff happens, whether you want it to or not. I wonâ€™t belabor you with the history and histrionics of the situation, but suffice to say, the newspaper production process was anything but normal earlier this week.
A few hold onto promise
The recent community forum hosted by the Colville School Board filled the Colville High School auditorium with concerned parents, district employees, and other members of the community who took the time to articulate their opinions and perspectives on the action item to contract Interim Superintendent Pete Lewis as the permanent superintendent and skip an expensive superintendent search altogether.
Election to be
certified Nov. 25
As results for the Nov. 4 GenÂeral Election rolled in last week, it became clear that incumbents could breathe a sigh of relief, if they worked up a sweat at all about keeping their respective elected seats. Though some races were close, the majority of Stevens Count voters tended to go with whom they knew.
Of the 28,573 ballots that were sent out to registered votÂers by the Stevens County DeÂpartment of Elections, 10,287 had been counted as of last FriÂday morning.
The City of Colville is looking at possibly moving the Colville Police Department to a different location. In this case, the former United States Border Patrol office at 209 E Juniper Ave., adjacent to the Spokane Community Colleges Colville Center and behind South Main Restaurant.
According to Interim Mayor Pro-Tempore Lou Janke, nothing is official yet. Rural Resources Community Action is first in line to potentially convert the building into a menâ€™s shelter, if it meets their needs.
In honor of Veterans Day, there will be a community event on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in front of the Stevens County Courthouse. There will be a color guard, flag folding ceremony, and speeches in honor of veterans. The public is invited to attend.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Chris Bolduc, originally from Virginia. I went to college at Virginia Commonwealth University, graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Sculpture and Painting. My partner and I were looking for a different way to live and moved to Washington to find it. We ended up in Stevens County after discovering a property that was ideal for raising and keeping horses. My partner is a horse trainer/seller.
Apart from creating things, what do you do?
The Kettle Falls High School Robotics, otherwise known as the Canine Crusaders, are â€śoff to a great start,â€ť states Canine Crusaders Coach Naomi Edwards.
Referring to last yearâ€™s season, Nic Lehman states that, â€ślast year, as a rookie team, we did very well. We came up just shy of worlds [World Robotics Competition].â€ť
Lehman believes he speaks for the team when he expresses how much he wants to get into competition and prove the Canine Crusaders are a force to be reckoned with, and hopefully make it to the World Robotics Competition this upcoming year.
According to Stevens County Superior Court documents, Dr. Craig Morgenstern, an emergency room doctor at the Spokane VA Medical Center, was arrested Monday and charged with child rape in the second degree.
The alleged rape took place at his home in Nine Mile Falls. He was released on a $100,000 bond Tuesday.
Morgenstern works at the Spokane VA hospital as a doctor of osteopathic medicine. He has been licensed to practice medicine in Washington since 2008.
REPUBLIC â€“ The closure of the Buckhorn Mine near Chesaw will be detrimental to the economies of both Okanogan and Ferry counties.
That was the message delivered to the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and Lt. Gov. Brad Owen earlier this month. The state officials were in town to discuss the economic impact of closure.
The mine employs 230 people and 130 contractors.