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January 28th, 2014

Auto Vue Drive-In gets new screen

January 28, 2014

The efforts to keep the Auto Vue Drive-In near Colville from going the way of the dinosaur have been rewarded.
According to owner Steve Wisner, he has recently purchased a digital, 65-foot wide movie screen from the now closed Park In Drive-In at Soap Lake.
“This is really exciting, and I want to thank the lady who tipped me off about the screen,” said Wisner last Friday.

January 23rd

Pakootas will run for Congress

January 23, 2014

INCHELIUM—Colville Tribal leader Joe Pakootas has announced that he will make a run at Congress and the seat held by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Pakootas, CEO of the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation, will run as a Democrat against McMorris Rodgers. Pakootas, 56, says his run is about jobs, economic inequality, health care and education.

January 22nd

Eric Harris found guilty

January 22, 2014

A jury has convicted Colville-area resident Eric Harris of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his younger brother, Larch Harris, last summer.
Eric Harris was arrested shortly after the June 23 shooting that took place at his home in the 400 block of Haller Creek Road, southwest of Colville.
The brothers were arguing over a saddle before the shooting occurred, according to Stevens County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Rasmussen, who prosecuted the case with Deputy Stevens County Prosecuting Attorney, Matt Enzler.

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January 21st

Skiing: A way of life

January 21, 2014

When you think of skiing ,does it usually involve cutting down a spruce, covering the bottom of it with horsehide, then chasing down elk with ropes and spears?
Probably not.
But for the Toha and Kazakh people that live in the Altai Mountains of Northwest China, this is just another winter day, says Nils Larsen, a ski instructor from Curlew who visited the Colville Rotary Club last Wednesday.

January 6th

Our Artists: You can’t force creativity

January 6, 2014

One never knows the talent that could be sitting next to them at the coffee shop, or standing in line at the cash register. Brandi Pinkham is one of those unsung creative types. Owner and operator of Beaded Wing, handcrafted jewelry made only from stones, metals, glass and antiques, Pinkham works part-time as a veterinary assistant when she’s not tapping into artistic impulses and creating unique pieces. The Statesman-Examiner caught up with Pinkham to learn a little bit more about her unique individuality.

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December 27th, 2013

Do holidays produce more dumped dogs?

December 27, 2013

Seeing the joy on your child's face when you surprise them with a dog or cat on Christmas morning is a Kodak moment, but perhaps not a practical one.
According to local animal shelter volunteers and welfare activists, animals given as “gifts” may seem like a good idea, but more often than not, the pets become a responsibility the person(s) aren’t ready for, leaving families with an animal they can't take care of and the difficult decision to give it up.

December 19th

A heartfelt journey: Colville woman back from Ethiopia

December 19, 2013

It’s hard to find other travelers with more stamps in their passport than Michelle Lee.
As a member of the Colville Rotary Club, Lee has traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe and Africa in efforts to raise awareness about polio and proper vaccination andclean water projects. Her latest journey to Ethiopia was no different.
“Last year, there were 200 cases of polio in the horn of Africa,” said Lee in a presentation to fellow Rotarians last Wednesday. “Though the campaign to end polio has been successful, we have to stay diligent and get to outbreaks as soon as possible. “

December 16th

Body of missing Tacoma woman found in Loon Lake

December 16, 2013

Authorities have recovered the body of Susan Yager, 51, a Tacoma woman who is thought to have drowned in Loon Lake over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Yager was staying at a cabin on the lake and witnesses reported seeing her in a canoe before her disappearance. Family members and co-workers became concerned when she did not return home, and contacted law enforcement for a welfare check.

December 12th

Colville Police investigate shooting incident on E. 3rd

December 12, 2013

Colville Police responded to a call of “shots fired” on E. 3rd Avenue at about noon on Thursday. Upon arrival on scene, police found spent shotgun casings and learned that an individual or individuals had fired rounds into the radiator of a parked late model black car, according to the Colville Police report. The late model Dodge Charger with Oregon plates was reportedly occupied at the time of the shooting incident. According to witnesses, a vehicle described only as “white” left the scene of the shooting.

December 11th

Capitol Christmas Tree art winner from Panorama School

December 11, 2013

Sarah Haney (pictured) is the winner of the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree art contest. The 16-year-old Panorama Alternative School student won the grand prize and the $1,000 that goes with it. She also collected $200 as the Youth category winner. The contest was co-sponsored by The U.S. Forest Service and the non-profit Choose Outdoors from Colorado. The art contest was open to all residents of the home state where this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree was provided (the 88-foot Engelmann Spruce came from the Colville National Forest in Pend Oreille County).

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