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July 17th, 2012
The Tri-County area of Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille Counties are experiencing significant numbers of pertussis (whooping cough) cases, according to Dr. Ed Gray, M.D., Health Officer of the Northeast Tri-County Health District.
âThere has been a sharp increase in the number of cases in the Inchelium, Colville, and Kettle Falls areas in the last two weeks,â says Dr. Gray. âMany of these cases have led to exposures at places of business, sports events, daycares, churches, health care facilities, and exposure for out of state/country residents.â
Mountain Berry FroYo (frozen yogurt), owned by Colville natives Terri Boswell and Alexandria Ellis, is Colvilleâs newest eatery. The eatery, which serves several varieties of frozen yogurt, (including a Kiwi Strawberry sorbet for those who partake in non-dairy) recently opened July 3.
Ellis manages the business while Terri Boswell currently works for Eastern Washington Universityâs Early Head Start Program with birth to three-year-old children
A couple of years ago Terri and her daughters visited a FroYo in Spokane and fell in love with the product.
The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed another wolf pack in Stevens County last month, bringing the tally in the Tri-county region up to five.
WDFW confirmed the new âHuckleberry Packâ on June 29, naming the five gray wolf pups after Huckleberry Mountain near Fruitland.
The new pack is Washingtonâs seventh confirmed wolf pack, including the recently documented Ncâicn pack on the Colville Confederated Tribesâ reservation.
An additional five packs are also suspected in the state, according to WDFW.
Last Wednesday, Colville resident Krystal Anderson, 32, flexed her toes in her flip-flops and did a slow, casual spin, showing off her khaki shorts.
âI can finally wear these without worrying about being cold or wet, so in my mind, this is the first day of summer,â said Anderson. Anderson echoed a sentiment shared by many in the Colville valley and surrounding comÂŹmunities, what with record breaking amounts of rain for the area dominating the month of June.
A lot of fuss is made of Dr. William Foegeâs height. After all, the man is six-foot-seven-inches tall, so itâs safe to say he gets noticed in a crowded room.
But for a gentleman of such stature, both physically and professionally, he takes it with a grain of salt. Thatâs a laudable and venerated quality in a man who was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work in helping to eradicate smallpox in the late 1970s.
A free workshop on "Living Well With Chronic Conditions" will begin Tuesday, July 10 at Parkview Senior Living located at 240 S. Silke Road in Colville. These workshops are given by Rural Resources.
Each class will take participants through a series of different subjects such as nutrition, depression, difficult emotions, fatigue, medications, etc. There are six classes total and each class will begin at 1:30 p.m. and go until about 4 p.m. every Tuesday afternoon from July 10 to August 14.
For more information or to register for this free workshop, call 509-684-3932 or 1-877-219-5542.
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The National Park Service (NPS) has their work cut out for them with the removal of Black Locust trees along 50 acres near Lake Roosevelt.
Currently in the planning and development stages, the project entails removing invasive black locusts that are choking out native plants and trees like pine and cottonwood. The majority of the tree removal will take place between the Kettle Falls Marina and Ski Point, which is south of Swim Beach near the Locust Grove Camp Ground.
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By any estimation, a series of events last week acted as propellant for community concern and outrage in the Colville School District as cuts to teaching staff and debates about renewing the superintendentâs contract coincided with the annual âRally in the Park.â