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September 18th

Annual Chili Cook-off and Bike Ride this Saturday

September 18, 2014

The Blazing Saddles and Spoons Chili Cook-off and Bike Ride returns for its second annual go-round at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds this weekend.
The event is hosted by the Colville Rotary Club and will feature contestants from Colville, Kettle Falls, Canada and even Bellingham, all vying for the coveted title of who has the best chili. And for those looking to “step into the ring,” it’s not too late to sign up.
“Last year’s event was a lot of fun, and we had a marvelous turnout,” says Colville Rotary President, Lynn O’Connor. “We are hoping to add to that suc¬cess.”

September 16th

Stand Down returns this weekend

September 16, 2014

Back for another year of helping local veterans and their dependants, the Tri-County Veterans’ Stand Down returns to the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21.
Last year, the annual event assisted over 1,000 veterans and their immediate family members, according to Stand Down Chairperson Jim Powell. This year, volunteers are expecting to assist 1,700 or more.

September 10th

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6

September 10, 2014

September 5th

VIDEO: First game of the season - Seahawks and Packers

September 5, 2014

VIDEO: No Super Bowl hangover for dominant Seahawks
Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke discusses the first game of the 2014 NFL season between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers.

August 29th

Ice bucket challenge raises awareness, draws criticism

August 29, 2014

By now, for those that have a social media profile, countless videos have been viewed in which family, friends and countless celebrities douse themselves with a bucket of ice water, and then challenge others to do the same. The Ice Bucket Challenge aims to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, by asking people to either drench themselves or donate to the ALS Association, or both.

August 28th

Attempted Kidnapping Claim Unfounded

August 28, 2014

A poster that circulated through social media this week claiming that a woman was trying to lure children with cotton candy in order to kidnap them in Deer Park and Colville turns out to be carrying false information, according to the Spokane COunty Sheriff's Office and the Colville Police Department.

August 27th

The Healing Arts Center says goodbye

August 27, 2014

There will be a hole in the lo¬cal medical community after the Healing Arts Center Medical Clinic shutters its doors this Friday, ending over a decade of family practice under the guid¬ance of Dr. Lon Hatfield and his daughter and colleague, Dr. Jenna Collins.
“I have been very blessed to work here, live here, and raise my family here,” says Dr. Hat¬field, who retired recently at the age of 72. “It’s been wonderful, and we have been blessed.”

August 20th

Festival of Neighbors coming up Sept. 13

August 20, 2014

There’s a new celebration coming to Kettle Falls on Saturday, Sept. 13. This is a fall event to be held at Happy Dell Park. It has been named “Festival of Neighbors” in hopes of bringing together not only our local citizens, but also our neighboring communities as well. A new group of volunteers with great new ideas and plenty of enthusiasm are organizing it. Kettle Falls Mayor Dorothy Slagle stated, “We’re working with our Chamber of Commerce to create an event that celebrates our area and brings more awareness to our history and all we have to offer here.”

August 18th

VIDEO: On this day in history

August 18, 2014

August 13th

Listen to Chet O'Keefe

August 13, 2014

Northeast Washington is losing a local talent when he moves to Austin, Texas this summer.
All I will say is that they better appreciate Chet O'Keefe.

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