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May 15th, 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.
Dan Kieseckerâs (a.k.a. Dan Deranged) work is imaginative, quirky, undeniably creative, and complete trash. No, thatâs 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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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.
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 disÂŹabilities, the organization supports and educates people to speak for themselves, make their own decisions, contribute to their community and become community leaders.
At the Colville School Board meeting on April 24, the board unanimously passed a motion that entailed not renewing a contract with their food supplierâSouthwest Foodsâand 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.
Hidden in the center of downtown Colville and overlooking Heritage Court on Main Street, three brothersâTyler, Caleb, and Elliott Edwardsâfounded a computer consulting business, Hachisoft, in 2001 that works with national as well as international corporations.
Not many local residents know about Hachisoft, since the Edwards brothers advertise their business online, targeting energy corporations in need of engineering software.
Like most novel writers, there is more to Kerry Schafer than meets the eye. On the surface, she appears soft-spoken, her presence comforting and a good listener, which probably goes hand-in-hand with her job as a counselor at NEW Alliance Counseling. One might not make the connection that she is the author of the new fantasy novel Between, an engaging narrative that avoids the usual traps and stereotypes that said novels can fall into and makes the reader wonder if they are dreaming while awake.
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.
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).
âIn a normal month, weâd have an average of 30 calls regarding theft of any kind,â explains Meshishnek. âIn February, we had over 50 calls.â
A City of Colville Police Officer has been placed on indefinite Administrative Leave due to allegations of sexual misconduct.
The Stevens County Sheriffâs Department is heading up the investigation.
âWeâre investigating an allegation of sexual misconduct at the request of the Colville Police Department,â said Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen on Friday. âWe still have a long way to go before we finish.â
No criminal charges have been filed regarding the investigation at this point in time.