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October 20th, 2014

Buckhorn Mine in Ferry County will close

October 20, 2014

REPUBLIC – 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.

October 17th

Ebola Virus: Precautions in place

October 17, 2014

There are no patients with Ebola in Washington state, and there are no plans to evacuate patients to the region in the near future, according to state health officials.
There are also no suspected cases and no one is being monitored, health officials say.
That said, Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, local hospitals and local health officials are ready.

October 13th

VIDEO: CDC Director Urges Hospitals to 'Think Ebola'

October 13, 2014

October 8th

Colville local wins title at Clogging Nationals

October 8, 2014

Hannah Johnson recently returned from clogging Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee where she won the 2014 title for her Choreographed Solo and also earned a place on the NCHC 2014 All-Star team.
Over the next 12 months, Johnson will perform with the all-star team in various places starting in Reno, Nevada. Hannah has competed in several regional competitions, including Charleston, South Carolina, Branson, Missouri, and Scottsdale, Arizona. In all of the Regional competitions, she placed in the top three in most of her events, qualifying for Nationals in Branson.

In second grade

October 7th

Community members take on drugs in Yep Kanum

October 7, 2014

Three men sit at a picnic table in Yep Kanum Park, all there for very specific, similar reasons. Ian Pickett, his brother Michael Pickett, and friend Tony Gorst, all Colville residents, are part of a handful of concerned citizens on a mission to take back Yep Kanum Park. Over the past several years, the park, which is located in a wooded two acres in the heart of Colville, has garnered a reputation for vandal¬ism, loitering, and illegal drug use.
The last straw for Ian Pickett was when his 16-year-old daughter was warned by class¬mates not to go to the park by herself.

September 25th

Candidates' Forum in Chewelah

September 25, 2014

CHEWELAH--The Northeast Washington Association of Realtors will host a “Meet your Candidate” night, an open forum, on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Chewelah Civic Center.
“It’s getting very close to election day and this will be a great opportunity to get your ques¬tions answered,” said Rita Brown of the Northeast Washington Association of Realtors.
Candidates in attendance will include Senator Brian Dansel and his challenger, Tony Booth; Assessor candidates CJ Wolfe and John Ol¬son; incumbent Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen and challenger, Ken Barker.

September 23rd

Stevens County free metals day

September 23, 2014

Stevens County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, will conduct its semi-annual free metals disposal day on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stevens County Landfill in Kettle Falls. Any scrap metal brought out that day must be from a household source and free of any attached contaminants like wood, rubber, plastic, fabric, etc. Absolutely no garbage will be accepted. Accepted will be household scrap metal at no charge to the public. Large appliances are acceptable, but must be cleaned out and free of garbage.

September 22nd

Teen from Africa comes to Colville

September 22, 2014

Temvelo Matsebula’s gaze is soft, but curious as she takes in the scene. Shy and seemingly vulnerable, her voice is barely audible in the crowded café. But when something strikes her as funny, her smile dazzles and her laugh is genuine.
The 18-year-old from the Lubombo Region of Swaziland, who had never before traveled outside of her hometown, recently spent several weeks in Northeast Washington (mostly Colville), before beginning school at Berea College in Kentucky.

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.

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