Archive - 2014 - News Article
Itâs time for folks to step up to the rows.
The Colville Community Garden (CCG) is in dire need of some volunteers to assist with planting preparation and maintenance. Whether itâs weeding, ferÂŹtilizing (organically, that is), watering, hauling soil, etc., and whether people rent a plot or not, assistance is much desired.
âWe would really appreciate the help,â says Mike Kisman, Manager of the garden, âYou donât have to be a gardener yourself. Whether you rent a plot or not, weâre in serious need of people who are wiling to contribute their time.â
Last Tuesday at about 6:10 p.m., a Stevens County Detective responded to 2461 Scott Rd, in Rice on a disturbance call. âš
According to reports, when the detective, identified as Dwayne Johnson, arrived at the Scott Road address, an adult male suspect immediately opened fire with a shotgun as the detective exited his vehicle. The detective was hit in the hand and ear, but was able to return fire.
Johnson returned fire and killed the man.
After several years of dreaming and planning, low-income senior housing Colville is finally a reality. Located on Hudesman Lane on the north end of Colville, behind Subway and the Dollar Tree, Hudesman House will provide 13 one-bedroom units and one two-bedroom resident managerâs unit for the low-income elderly.
There will be an Open House celebration for the new building Friday, March 21 from noon to 2 p.m. Tours of the facility will be available after the ribbon cutÂŹting ceremony at noon, followed by refreshments in the downstairs community area.
The fastest bagger in the West, or at least the fastest grocery bagger in Washington, enjoyed a memorable experience last month at the national âBest Baggerâ competition in Las Vegas.
Super 1 Foods employee and grocery speed bagger David Tochinskiy, a senior at Colville High School, took time off from his classes and from the CHS varsity boyâs basketball team to compete with other state winners in the national competition last month.
The weather continued its streak of fluctuating temperatures and precipitation changes. Those factors likely contributed to a traffic incident when a school bus slid off the road near Springdale in southern Stevens County Wednesday morning.
The bus, which belongs to the Mary Walker School District, was traveling along the 4100 block of Cemetery Road when it left the roadway and ended up on its side.
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.
âYouâre such a good girl,â Waters confirms, petting Bellaâs head and bestowing a kiss on her nose. Her tails thumps the boards in a lackadaisical way, as if to quietly affirm, âYes, I am. And you are a good human.â
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.
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
Itâs cold outside, but the news that Avista will be raising its gas and electrical rates over the next 11 months probably doesnât 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 winÂŹter, 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.
Itâs 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.
âDick has treated us well,â says Ron Tiner. âHeâs only locked the door on us once.â
âI was trying to convince
them that we were closed, but they got in anyway, despite my best efforts,â Bosin jokingly retaliates.
The men laugh and take sips from their coffees; an everyday
that McDonaldâs has seen almost daily for the past 12 years.