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February 5th, 2013

Welcome to my home

February 5, 2013

Most people that have clutter in their homes have it for no other reason than most of us: we don’t know what to do with all of our stuff. Hence, it starts to formulate small piles, or, in extreme cases, inter¬vention broadcasted to the world on reality TV (A&E’s Hoarders, anyone?).
Colville resident Wendy Cook, 58, is an exception to both rules. Yes, she has a lot of stuff and she collects it on purpose, but unlike an actual hoarder, she can easily let it go if she needs to. Not only that, but she has managed to arrange her various décor in a way that is aesthetically pleasing.

January 29th

Second Amendment gets first billing at City Council

January 29, 2013

Emotions ran high at last Tuesday’s Colville City Council meeting when the council voted against passing a proclamation that would have rec¬ognized Feb. 4, 2013 as Second Amendment Appreciation Day. It was standing room only in the council chambers with people trickling out into the adjacent hallway.

January 28th

Safe without turning schools into a fortress

January 28, 2013

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut, Colville School District Superintendent Michael Cashion and the Colville School Board discussed measures that will be taken to improve security at the district’s schools. That discourse came at the monthly school board meeting on Jan. 23.
The administration in the district has taken a proactive stance rather than a reactive response to the latest school shooting tragedy.

January 25th

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.”

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