Archive - News Article
August 8th, 2013
Janice Weaver spends her days surrounded by movie stars and storytellers. As the owner and operator of Jimâ€™s Video in Kettle Falls, the communityâ€™s last independent video store, itâ€™s not a serious stretch to imagine Weaver as a modern-day keeper of tales in a time when supposed technological convenience freÂ¬quently chips away at human interaction by cutting out â€śthe middle man.â€ť
Though Weaverâ€™s self-perception isnâ€™t nearly as lofty, she enjoys what she does---after all, sheâ€™s been doing it for almost 30 years.
After Auto-Vue Drive In Theatreâ€™s owner Steve Wisner made the announcement last year that he would close the over 60-year-old outdoor theatre at the end of this summer, community members and customers from near and far. Voiced their opposition.
When you subscribe to the Statesman Examiner in the month of August, you are entered to win two train tickets to the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club (NPOV) Train Rides. The trip begins in Ione (except over Labor Day Weekend when it runs from Metaline Falls to Ione and return) and runs north through the canyon ten miles to Metaline Falls. The rides are renowned for their scenic beauty and yesteryear charm. They frequently sell out in October, so this is a good opportunity to possibly get tickets!
The upcoming Northwest International Chili Cook-off at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds on Sept. 21 will be notable, lively and an enjoyable opportunity.
So says event organizer Bud Budinger, who, for the past year, along with his wife, Joanne, has been working to build participation in the event, which will feature contestants from Colville, Kettle Falls, Canada and even Bellingham, all vying for the coveted title of who has the best chili.
For those looking to participate and test their chili making expertise, it isnâ€™t too late to enter.
Are you a yard sale junkie? Have a yen for garage and estate sales? We are working on an upcoming story about yard sale season and we want to hear from you! What's your best find you've ever come across at one of these sales? Do you have a preferred method for finding the best deals? Have a yard sale experience you want to share with us? Share on our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SENewspaper or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Please remember to include your full name with your story!
The Kettle Falls Fire Department (KFFD) responded to an emergency call of a fire near Peach Crest Road last Friday, striking hard and fast to quell the flames that were poised to threaten over half a dozen homes in the area. Fire Districts #3, #8, and #7 were also called to the scene, along with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), who also provided air support. In total, the fire consumed 3.25 acres, said DNR spokesperson Rette Bidstrup.
July 23: â€śNational Hot Dog Dayâ€ť is July 23rd and to celebrate Parkview Senior Living will be giving away FREE hot dogs from 2:30-3:30 on the patio. Gate Way music will be entertaining us with LIVE music as well. Please call for more information or for directions to 509-684-5677.
The boxes that Joyce Powers and her cohorts decorate could be meant as gifts for anybody. With flowers, sweeping designs, and colorful patterns, the cardboard creations evoke a sense of handÂ¬crafted caring.
After two years of construction, not counting the sweat and effort put into financing, the City of Kettle Falls is ready to unveil its new wastewater treatment facility to the public. The city will hold an Open House at the facility located at 768 Old Kettle Road, Wednesday July 24 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tours will be given as visitors get an inside look into how wastewater is treated so it can be released back into the environment.
The Pennies from Heaven Drive is still in full-force, so for those carrying around spare change now is the time to unload it and assist the Tri-County Veteransâ€™ Stand Down in the process.
The Stand Down is an annual event that benefits local veterans and their dependents. The two-day event will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22 at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds in Colville.
Now through the month of August, the Stand Down committee is holding a Pennies from Heaven drive to raise funds to help cover the Stand Downâ€™s expenses.