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May 29th, 2013

Responding to a need: Senior housing project breaks ground

May 29, 2013

It’s been just over a decade since the original “seed” of an idea, but the dream of affordable housing for Colville’s seniors is a large step closer to reality. Eric Ohrtman and Jeff Whitten of the Hudesman House Apartments (HHA) Board of Directors announced at Tuesday’s Chamber of Commerce meeting that the project on Colville’s north side recently broke ground.

May 23rd

A place we call home

May 23, 2013

Editor’s note: The following story from Colville High School senior Brogan Bateman is part of her Senior Project requirement for graduation. Her story, titled The Place We Call Home, chronicles her life in a small town in Northeast Washington.

May 22nd

What does a day in your life look like?

May 22, 2013

What are you doing Saturday, June 8th? Take a snapshot of anything you are doing that day and send it to the Statesman Examiner by June 12th and we'll put it in the 'A Day in the Life...'Special Section! It can be a picture of whatever you happen to be doing: coffee break, doctor's appointment, yard work, hanging out with friends, etc.! Send your .jpeg and caption to comp1@statesmanexaminer.com. 'A Day in the Life...' publishes June 19, so be sure to be a part of it!

May 21st

Rescuers search for man from overturned boat

May 21, 2013

Stevens County Dispatch received a call around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon that a man went into the water after his boat overturned near Barney's Junction bridge. The caller indicated that the man was not wearing a life vest. National Park Service, U.S. Border Patrol and Stevens County Sheriff's Department personnel are currently searching for the man. Ferry County Sheriff's Department has been notified of the situation, according to Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen.
"We really don't know anything else at this point," says Allen. "We will continue to search."

May 20th

‘I know that this is a bad thing that I’ve done’

May 20, 2013

A 10-year-old boy who plotted to kill a classmate at Fort Colville Elementary School in Colville was sentenced to three to five years in a juvenile detention facility last Wednesday by Stevens County Superior Court Judge Allen Nielson.
The boy plead guilty just before the start of his trial in April. He was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, juvenile in possession of a firearm and witness tampering.
The boy's attorney, Helen Dee Hokom, indicated they plan to appeal.

May 15th

Colville Fish Hatchery gets new lease on life

May 15, 2013

A plan to transform the idle Colville Fish Hatchery into an educational and vocational learning center got the green light late last month.
The venerable hatchery, located on a little more than 19 pristine acres along Highway 20 and Third Avenue in east Colville, was acquired by the state of Washington from Stevens County back in 1933 and operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for nearly 80 years before it was closed in 2010.

May 13th

His work is garbage. Seriously, it is.

May 13, 2013

Dan Kiesecker’s (a.k.a. Dan Deranged) work is imaginative, quirky, undeniably creative, and complete trash. No, that’s not a metaphor or an insult; he makes all of his figurines and wall hangings from recyclable or thrown away materials. Where most just see garbage, Kiesecker sees an opportunity to create something that both delights the viewer and maybe makes them even think twice about how much waste they create. Kiesecker took time out from his schedule as a full-time college student to explain his inventive process.

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May 8th

Town and Country Days coming up!

May 8, 2013

It will be Town and Country Days (TACD) time again May 31 through June 2 in Kettle Falls.
Festivities will kick off the afternoon of Friday, May 31, with vendors up and running by noon.
The annual Grumpy Grouch Fun Run returns, beginning Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m. The run will start and end at the Kettle Falls City Park, next to the swimming pool. The entry fee for the Fun Run is $10, and participants will receive a t-shirt. Entry forms are available online at www.kettle-falls.com, Kettle Falls City Hall and at AIA Insurance in Kettle Falls.

May 1st

People First wants to take its place in community

May 1, 2013

What if?
That was the question Danny Holmes posted to his friend, Cody Fairweather, who helped found the local branch of Lake Roosevelt People First. A self-advocacy group founded by and for people with dis¬abilities, the organization supports and educates people to speak for themselves, make their own decisions, contribute to their community and become community leaders.

Food for thought: School District keeps fare local

May 1, 2013

At the Colville School Board meeting on April 24, the board unanimously passed a motion that entailed not renewing a contract with their food supplier—Southwest Foods—and opting instead to depend on local suppliers for their food sources in the future.
The board agreed that buying local foods would promote quality meals as well as lessen the overall cost inherent in contracting with food suppliers. It will also allow more control over the food served.

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