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January 25th, 2013

Vote for best burger!

January 25, 2013

The time has come! After the success of last year's Best Coffee in Stevens County Contest, the Statesman-Examiner is back, asking you to vote in our 2013 Stevens County's Best Burger Contest! Exactly 14 businesses from Chewelah to Northport are participating, so make sure you support your favorite! Go to our website and vote on our poll: http://www.statesmanexaminer.com/content/who-has-best-burger-stevens-cou...

January 23rd

‘Always an opportunity…’

January 23, 2013

It’s not an uncommon thing for the human psyche to fear what it doesn’t understand. In the case of new technology and how to operate a computer, attitudes can be downright hostile.

January 22nd

Never Burned Out: How Kimo keeps cooking

January 22, 2013

The air is crisp and cold, but Kimo Morrison is never the less at his barbecue outside his house, proficiently laying marinated steaks on the grill. Dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, he seems impervious to the chilly temperature.
“Go on inside,” he says in welcome. “Nicole’s got the table set and we’re just waiting on the steaks.”

January 17th

Why not be a hospice volunteer?

January 17, 2013

In 2013 why not consider becoming a Hospice of Spokane (HOS) volunteer? There is always a need for dedicated, compassionate men and women to assist the Hospice team in the care plan for a patient and their family, particularly in the Tri-County area, says Volunteer Coordinator Sharon Angle.
“It would be really nice to have more volunteers for this in our area, particularly men,” states Angle. “We hope people will take advantage of this training; all it requires is your time.”

January 16th

What should be done with the land?

January 16, 2013

The City of Colville is requesting comment or ideas regarding possible uses for, or possible sale or lease of publicly owned (City) land commonly known as ‘Colville Mountain’. The City owns approximately 250 acres around the landmark known as ‘the Cross’ and is exploring ways of providing or increasing public benefit from the property, if any.

January 15th

Faithful donors

January 15, 2013

“The Colville community is our number one community blood drive,” stated Erin Meenach, recruitment coordinator for the Inland Northwest Blood Center, at the blood drive on Jan. 8.
Meenach said that of all the community drives INBC orchestrates, the Colville community drive is the best for INBC as far as donor numbers.
The blood drives are held every other month, second Tuesday of the odd months.

January 14th

More than point and click

January 14, 2013

Jeff Tetrick has always had a fondness for both photography and painting, two art forms that demand a similar approach. They both require a good eye for color, composition, and the bigger picture, so to speak.
“As an artist, I see beauty in a lot of things,” Tetrick says. “It’s a rare day when I don’t see a good picture to take, and the painting keeps my eyes fresh and alert for details.”

January 11th

Woman charged with second-degree homicide

January 11, 2013

The Colville City Police, with assistance from the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol and the Washington State Patrol Crime Scene Response, are conducting a homicide investigation in Colville. On Jan. 10 at approximately 8:20 a.m., Colville Police responded to a call and located a deceased 56-year-old David Barr at 2072 ½ West 2nd.
Barr was found dead with signs of trauma to his head and neck, says Stevens County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Rasmussen.

January 9th

John Smith gets the nod as new 7th District Senator

January 9, 2013

Colville-area farmer John Smith, 39, beat out Spokane legislative aide Josh Kerns, 27, for the position of Washington State 7th Legislative District Senator, replacing Republican Bob Morton, who announced his retirement in December.
Smith garnered 13 out of 15 votes from county commissioners of the 7th District, who met last Thursday in Colville to decide who would replace Morton to finish the last two years of his term in the Senate.
A third finalist, political consultant Doug Simpson, withdrew his name for consideration prior to the meeting.

Arden Bridge scheduled for June re-opening

January 9, 2013

The Arden Bridge technically shouldn't be called a bridge, since there is no bridge right now fording the Little Pend Oreille River. The bridge, which traverses the river along the Old Arden Highway south of Colville, hasn’t been reconstructed yet.
The historic span was closed in 2011 after sustaining an undermining of its foundation from spring runoff.
Jason Hart Assistant County Engineer for Stevens County, said that work on the bridge is has been idled for the winter. The construction site is scheduled to re-open in March.

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