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May 13th, 2015

Working with the sun: Colville church goes solar

May 13, 2015

If it were financially feasible to convert an older building, particularly a church, into a more energy efficient establishment, would you do it?
For the board of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Colville, the answer was a no-brainer.
“Our treasurer looked at the numbers and basically said, ‘Why wouldn’t we do this?’” says Pastor Eric Ohrtman of the church’s solar panel installation project.
The project, which started as just an idea last October, is now a reality, with two rows of 14 280-watt solar panels lining the roof of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Dominion Avenue.

May 12th

Ex-Colville cop’s child rape trial ends in deadlock

May 12, 2015

The trial of a former Colville police officer accused of child rape ended in a deadlock on May 7.
Jurors in a Chelan County courtroom could not agree whether the allegations levied against Scott Arms, 44, were enough to convict him of Rape of a Child in the First Degree.
According to superior court records, there were no witnesses or DNA evidence to the supposed crime that took place on Jan. 19, 2014 in the girl’s home in Wenatchee.

May 8th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Cutest celebrity mother daughter pairs

May 8, 2015

All mothers are heroes, and sometimes they're also well-known celebs! For Mother's Day, Krystin Goodwin has a roundup of some of Hollywood's cutest mother-daughter pairs.

May 5th

Candidate filing ‘season’

May 5, 2015

Election season is fast approaching and candidates will soon be filing to have their names placed on the General Election ballot.
In person candidate filing for elected positions that appear on the Nov. 3, 2015, General Election ballot will begin on Monday May 11 at 9 a.m. and end on Friday, May 15 at 4 p.m.

April 30th

Farmers Market opens in Colville Wednesday

April 30, 2015

It's back! The Northeast Washington Farmers Market will open this Wednesday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its downtown location an Astor and Main Streets by the clock tower in Colville. The start of the market includes a vast assortment of herb, flower and vegetable starts, berry plants, canes and ornamentals. There will also be a selection of early season greens and asparagus and locally handcrafted items.
For more information, including having a booth at the market, contact Market Manager Aja Bridge at 935-0555.

April 29th

KF Robotics team places 56th in division

April 29, 2015

The last couple weeks have been a whirlwind for the Canine Crusaders Kettle Falls Robotics Team 4890, to say the least. After qualifying for the National Championship in St. Louis, Missouri, students scrambled to raise money for the trip, which included dismantling and packing their robot to be shipped halfway across the country.
The community responded to requests for help, donating money and resources to fly 16 of the students to the competition and compete with 600 other teams from around the world.

April 22nd

Area lakes restocked for fishing season

April 22, 2015

A steady thrashing sound comes from the back of the 1,000 gallon Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) tanker truck as Jake Wolfe, Fish Hatchery Specialist, opens the hatch at the top.
Wolfe peers in at the some 1,700 eight-inch Rainbow trout, also referred to as “Catchables.” The fish are about to be released into Waitts Lake outside of Valley as part of the WDFW’s annual restocking of Tri-County lakes in anticipation of the 2015 Washington state fishing season (starts April 25).

April 21st

Blogger contributes to Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee

April 21, 2015

Lifestyle blogger and former Arden resident Terri Elders is one of the authors included in Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee: The Crazy, Brilliant, and Unforgettable Lessons We’ve Learned from Our Mothers, a compilation of “momisms and other things our mothers taught us throughout the years.” The collection will be released April 30 in both print and eBook format on Amazon and other popular retailers.

You're invited to Chamber

April 21, 2015

Everyone is invited to attend Chamber meetings held on Tuesdays at noon at the Eagles Lodge on North Wynne Street. It is a no-host lunch with a speaker or program for each meeting. We try to publicize these meetings in advance so everyone can make plans to attend. If you would like to make a presentation of interest to the community, call Chamber office 684-5973. We want to thank Tom Webster for his presentation during last weeks’ Chamber luncheon meeting.

April 7th

Duke's Fantastic Freshmen Lead the Blue Devils to the National Title

April 7, 2015

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