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February 12th, 2015
The Department of Ecology plans to conduct a clean-up project (Interim Action) at the former site of Colville Post & Poles, Inc.
The site, which covers nearly 23 acres northwest of Colville, and along Hwy. 395, was used as a wood treating facility many years ago.
According to DOE Site Manager, Jeremy Schmidt, the work is necessary in part because back in 1989, an above ground storage tank containing pentachlorophenol (PCP) ruptured and released 10,000 gallons of chemicals into the ground.
Sergeant Brad Manke of the Stevens County Sheriffâ€™s Office has been voted in as the new Colville Fire Department/Stevens County Fire District 3 Chief, effective Jan. 19. His position was confirmed by Colville City Council Jan. 27.
He succeeds former chief Joe Hirsch, who did not seek re-election.
Originally from Ritzville, Manke enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and visiting with family and friends in his free time. He is married and has a son, 22, and daughter, 15.
Kayleb Erdman (pictured) is collecting donations for the Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary as his fourth grade community service project. The community service project is part of the Colville School Districtâ€™s Character Counts Program. Donations can be taken to the Statesman-Examiner, where a drop box (pictured) is located. Kayleb says pet-related supplies are great. Check the Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary website for a list of appropriate supplies for donation: colvillevalleyanimalsactuary.com. Or call Cathy at 675-6093.
The City of Colville currently has vacancies on the following boards, commissions and committees.
Airport Advisory Board (two openings)
Assists in basic airport planning, operates and maintains the municipal airport, assists in completing written applications for potential funding sources for repairs, improvements or purchase of equipment involving the municipal airport. Consists of nine members that serve a three-year term.
Animal Control Advisory Committee (four vacancies)
On Thursday, Jan. 29, just prior to 12:00 PM, Michael Ray Snyder was apprehended in Marysville, Washington by the Pacific Northwest Violent Offenders Task Force. Snyder was wanted for 1st degree robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection to the Jan. 24th armed robbery of the Old School House Trading Post in Addy. He was also arrested for warrants for 1st degree robbery in Snohomish County and possession of stolen property in Island County.
The fire that leveled the house belonging to Steve and Christie Adams last Wednesday (Jan. 21) may have taken the family's material possessions, but the community is stepping up to try and fill the void. A benefit dinner and auction is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 6 at the Stevens County Ag. Trade Center in Colville. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. consists of spaghetti, garlic bread and salad. Dinner is catered by TJ's and there will be a no host bar. The auction starts at 7 p.m. Cost to attend the dinner and auction is $25 and cost to attend just the auction is $10.
The Home & Garden Show 2015 will be at the Community College on March 20-21. Chamber has mailed registrations out last week. If you have not received yours in the mail and/or would like to attend, stop by or call us for a form!
Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards on February 22 and the list of who will be nominated for an Oscar has been announced. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman lead the nominations list with nine each. Meryl Streep nabbed her 19th nomination, and Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive acting nod. Four Brits were nominated this year in the Best Acting categories, Felicity Jones has been nominated along with fellow British actress Rosamund Pike and Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Colville High School weld shop will have a Welding Trade Show open to the public on Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. New welding and cutting machines will be available for use, as well as new tools. Steel and aluminum weld processes will be demonstrated so that attendees may have hands-on experience. Anyone with an interest in welding and cutting processes is invited to attend. Those attending should drive to the back of the high school. The gate to the weld shop will be open.
For more information, call Emil Rosenberg at 684-7803.
Some of the stories that will be talked about today: House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline. It's still not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea's networks last month. Obama administration officials are not providing any details about the proposal to give every American student two years of community college for free... no word on where the money would come to pay for it.