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April 2nd, 2013

Never too young to make a difference

April 2, 2013

Justin Peterson was only in fourth-grade and nine-years-old when he decided to raise $600 to send a veteran back to Washington D.C. on the Inland Northwest Honor Flight, an organization that sends veterans to Washington D.C. in honor of their service to their country. But that goal stretched far beyond $600. Peterson is now twelve and has raised over $57,000 to support veterans.

March 26th

Vehicle-related crimes spike in Colville

March 26, 2013

Incidents of vehicle prowling and other crimes hit a high in February for Colville, according to City of Colville Police Chief Bob Meshishnek. There were 13 confirmed vehicle prowls, 16 cases of shoplifting, one fuel theft and 13 residential thefts (perpetrators gaining access to open garage doors and sheds).
“In a normal month, we’d have an average of 30 calls regarding theft of any kind,” explains Meshishnek. “In February, we had over 50 calls.”

March 22nd

Police Officer accused of sexual misconduct

March 22, 2013

A City of Colville Police Officer has been placed on indefinite Administrative Leave due to allegations of sexual misconduct.
The Stevens County Sheriff’s Department is heading up the investigation.
“We’re investigating an allegation of sexual misconduct at the request of the Colville Police Department,” said Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen on Friday. “We still have a long way to go before we finish.”
No criminal charges have been filed regarding the investigation at this point in time.

March 20th

Oh deer--does Colville have a whitetail problem?

March 20, 2013

Should the city do anything about deer inside the city limits?
There seemed to be controversy and concern about the issue of a seemingly growing whitetail deer herd in spring of 2011, when a local resident Mike Kisman brought complaints to the Colville City Council Chambers. Kisman thought there was a deer control issue that the city needed to address.
Kisman is not listed in the telephone book and could not be reached for comment on this article.

March 13th

Gold fever on Buckhorn Mountain

March 13, 2013

Buckhorn Mountain lies serene and undisturbed, dotted by snow-covered slopes that are a skier’s dream.
But underneath the mountain's placid exterior and photogenic face, Kinross Gold Corporation operates an elaborate and sophisticated mining operation to excavate and extract precious gold ore.
A muddy dirt road and a few buildings dotting the side of the mountain are the only telltale and discernible signs of the mine's location.

March 6th

March is Meals on Wheels month

March 6, 2013

Chances are, we all know a homebound senior. Tri-County Senior Nutrition, a program of Rural Resources Community Action, is participating in the National 'March for Meals' Campaign.
Held in March, the campaign is designed to increase public awareness, recruit new volunteers and increase funding for Meals on Wheels. All monies raised are used locally for meals for homebound seniors.
According to Senior Nutrition Program Assistant Darlene Visger, Meals on Wheels was able to provide over 12,600 meals to seniors in the Tri-County area in 2012.

March 5th

Enter the S-E Photography Contest

March 5, 2013

The Statesman-Examiner is looking for photos of the Panorama Land area (Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille Counties). We want photos of area events, wildlife, landscapes, landmarks or other Panorama Land photos you would like to share. All entries must be received by Friday, April 12. Grand Prize is $150, 1st place is $75, 2nd place is $50 and 3rd place is $25. Entry fee is only .25 cents per photo or five for $1. Entries are limited to 10 pictures per person. Winners will be published in the S-E.

March 1st

Sporty's wins best burger

March 1, 2013

Drum roll, please! The first place winner of the Stevens County Best Burger Contest is The Sportman's Bar and Grill (Sporty's) in Chewelah. Second place is Arden 1 Stop, followed by Lovitt Restaurant in Colville. Look for our winners' featured articles in upcoming editions of the Statesman-Examiner, starting with Sporty's on March 6! The S-E would like to say a big "Thank you" to all of the area businesses that chose to participate in this year's contest. We appreciate you all, and we're fortunate to live in a community where we can all come together in the spirit of competition and have fun.

February 27th

You can be an artist. Willow Rosales will show you how

February 27, 2013

Art isn’t just for children or aspiring Monet types. Colville resident Willow Rosales shares her skills as print maker and mixed media talent in non-credit classes at Spokane Community College’s Colville Center. A 2005 graduate of Fairhaven College in Bellingham, Rosales taught printmaking workshops at the college until 2010. She came back to Stevens County a couple of years ago with her husband and fellow artist, Chris, to be closer to family (her parents own Quillisascut Farms in Rice).
Tell us about the non-credit classes you will be teaching.

February 26th

‘It’s much different than the media portrays’

February 26, 2013

Husband and wife team Dirk Boswell and Michelle Lee’s trip to Pakistan almost didn’t happen. Between the aggravating visa process and attacks by the Taliban in the southern part of the country, the 12-day visit seemed like a plan that might never materialize.
However, at the last minute, after Boswell and Lee had been told at the Los Angeles consulate that it would take two to three months to get their visas, Michelle received an email from a contact in Pakistan that said their applications had been approved.

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