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July 10th, 2012

Mountain Berry FroYo opens its doors

July 10, 2012

Mountain Berry FroYo (frozen yogurt), owned by Colville natives Terri Boswell and Alexandria Ellis, is Colville’s 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 University’s 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.

More wolves confirmed in Stevens County

July 10, 2012

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 “Huckleberry Pack” on June 29, naming the five gray wolf pups after Huckleberry Mountain near Fruitland.
The new pack is Washington’s seventh confirmed wolf pack, including the recently documented Nc’icn pack on the Colville Confederated Tribes’ reservation.
An additional five packs are also suspected in the state, according to WDFW.

July 5th

Record rainfall in June

July 5, 2012

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.
“I can finally wear these without worrying about being cold or wet, so in my mind, this is the first day of summer,” said Anderson. Anderson echoed a sentiment shared by many in the Colville valley and surrounding com¬munities, what with record breaking amounts of rain for the area dominating the month of June.

July 2nd

CHS Graduate earns Presidential Medal of Freedom

July 2, 2012

A lot of fuss is made of Dr. William Foege’s height. After all, the man is six-foot-seven-inches tall, so it’s 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. That’s 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.

June 26th

Overcoming: Workshops deal with chronic conditions

June 26, 2012

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.

June 19th

Chrisinda Grant and the art of pysanky

June 19, 2012

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June 11th

Black locust trees at Old Kettle will come down

June 11, 2012

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.

June 5th

Our Artists: A cavalcade of work

June 5, 2012

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May 23rd

‘Just say no’…to the super’s contract renewal

May 23, 2012

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 superintendent’s contract coincided with the annual “Rally in the Park.”

May 21st

Age is nothing but a number

May 21, 2012

Looking at Joe and June Machala, one might be tempted to make assumptions. The first could be that they are much younger than their actual years and the second that they have been fitness buffs their whole lives.
After all, when the couple is not enjoying fishing on Lake Roosevelt or looking after their home in Kettle Falls, they work out six days a week and run races and marathons all over the country. Both finished first in their respective age categories in the annual Bloomsday run for the masses earlier this month in Spokane.

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