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February 27th

A man and his dog in Kettle Falls

February 27, 2014

Nathaniel Waters settles down on the front porch of Meyers Falls Market in Kettle Falls and hugs the elderly, fluffy white dog laying on her bed and nestled in her sweater near the front door. Her slow, deliberate movements show her age (16-years-old), but she looks at Waters with the unconditional love that only canines feel for their humans.
“You’re such a good girl,” Waters confirms, petting Bella’s head and bestowing a kiss on her nose. Her tails thumps the boards in a lackadaisical way, as if to quietly affirm, “Yes, I am. And you are a good human.”

February 25th

Newport pleads guilty

February 25, 2014

Colville police officer Rex Newport pleaded guilty to five charges in Stevens County Superior Court Tuesday morning,after denying the accusations that were levied against him last fall. The charges include residential burglary, unlawful imprisonment with sexual motivation, custodial sexual misconduct in the first degree, making false and misleading statements to a public servant, and official misconduct.

February 20th

Sentence reduced for former Fort Colville School student

February 20, 2014

The sentence for an11-year-old former Fort Colville School student
implicated in a murder plot at the southeast Colville school last winter has been effectively cut in half. The youngster, incarcerated
at Echo Glen, a juvenile detention facility at Snoqualmie, is not named
in this story because he is
a juvenile. He was in the Stevens County courtroom of Judge Allen Nielson
last Thursday where the decision was made, at the recommendation of Stevens County prosecutors and defense attorneys, to

February 11th

Avista wants increase in gas, eletrical rates

February 11, 2014

It’s cold outside, but the news that Avista will be raising its gas and electrical rates over the next 11 months probably doesn’t do much to warm the hearts of customers.
According to Avista Corp. spokeswoman Debbie Simock, the utility company wants to raise power and natural gas rates in Washington next win¬ter, including a large increase in the basic charge for each service.
Avista serves more than 241,000 electric and nearly 152,000 gas customers in Washington.
According to Simock, the major drive in the rate request is more spending on capital projects.

February 4th

'We're going to miss this building':McDonald's to be rebuilt

February 4, 2014

It’s a Friday morning and the group of five men, all over 60, meet in a booth near the front door of McDonalds in Colville, watching the comings and goings
at the fast food restaurant and good naturedly ribbing each other and the owner, Dick Bosin.
“Dick has treated us well,” says Ron Tiner. “He’s only locked the door on us once.”
“I was trying to convince
them that we were closed, but they got in anyway, despite my best efforts,” Bosin jokingly retaliates.
The men laugh and take sips from their coffees; an everyday
routine
that McDonald’s has seen almost daily for the past 12 years.

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