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March 26th, 2013
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.
Should the city do anything about deer inside the city limits?
There seemed to be controversy and concern about the issue of a seemingly growing whitetail deer herd in spring of 2011, when a local resident Mike Kisman brought complaints to the Colville City Council Chambers. Kisman thought there was a deer control issue that the city needed to address.
Kisman is not listed in the telephone book and could not be reached for comment on this article.
Buckhorn Mountain lies serene and undisturbed, dotted by snow-covered slopes that are a skierâs dream.
But underneath the mountain's placid exterior and photogenic face, Kinross Gold Corporation operates an elaborate and sophisticated mining operation to excavate and extract precious gold ore.
A muddy dirt road and a few buildings dotting the side of the mountain are the only telltale and discernible signs of the mine's location.
Chances are, we all know a homebound senior. Tri-County Senior Nutrition, a program of Rural Resources Community Action, is participating in the National 'March for Meals' Campaign.
Held in March, the campaign is designed to increase public awareness, recruit new volunteers and increase funding for Meals on Wheels. All monies raised are used locally for meals for homebound seniors.
According to Senior Nutrition Program Assistant Darlene Visger, Meals on Wheels was able to provide over 12,600 meals to seniors in the Tri-County area in 2012.
The Statesman-Examiner is looking for photos of the Panorama Land area (Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille Counties). We want photos of area events, wildlife, landscapes, landmarks or other Panorama Land photos you would like to share. All entries must be received by Friday, April 12. Grand Prize is $150, 1st place is $75, 2nd place is $50 and 3rd place is $25. Entry fee is only .25 cents per photo or five for $1. Entries are limited to 10 pictures per person. Winners will be published in the S-E.
Drum roll, please! The first place winner of the Stevens County Best Burger Contest is The Sportman's Bar and Grill (Sporty's) in Chewelah. Second place is Arden 1 Stop, followed by Lovitt Restaurant in Colville. Look for our winners' featured articles in upcoming editions of the Statesman-Examiner, starting with Sporty's on March 6! The S-E would like to say a big "Thank you" to all of the area businesses that chose to participate in this year's contest. We appreciate you all, and we're fortunate to live in a community where we can all come together in the spirit of competition and have fun.
Art isnât just for children or aspiring Monet types. Colville resident Willow Rosales shares her skills as print maker and mixed media talent in non-credit classes at Spokane Community Collegeâs Colville Center. A 2005 graduate of Fairhaven College in Bellingham, Rosales taught printmaking workshops at the college until 2010. She came back to Stevens County a couple of years ago with her husband and fellow artist, Chris, to be closer to family (her parents own Quillisascut Farms in Rice).
Tell us about the non-credit classes you will be teaching.
Husband and wife team Dirk Boswell and Michelle Leeâs trip to Pakistan almost didnât happen. Between the aggravating visa process and attacks by the Taliban in the southern part of the country, the 12-day visit seemed like a plan that might never materialize.
However, at the last minute, after Boswell and Lee had been told at the Los Angeles consulate that it would take two to three months to get their visas, Michelle received an email from a contact in Pakistan that said their applications had been approved.
The black little dog, of Scottish Terrier descent, stood up on his back legs with his front two paws pressed against the bars of his kennel. His shaggy hair fell over his eyes and his pink tongue stuck out in a cheerful grin. If he was a person, you would think he was smiling. Perhaps, he was grinning because he was finally being reunited with his owners after three months of separation.
âHello, Charlie,â said the Animal Control officer. She opened the door and pushed him off her green uniform, as he jumped up on her legs in greeting. This was Charlie's day.