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January 19th, 2012
With the 3rd Avenue Project in the works (see accompanying story in this weekâ€™s S-E), it would seem that the City of Colville has its plate full, as it also prepares to send the Elm Street Project out to bid at the end of the month. The Elm Street Project consists of reconstructing Elm Street from Dominion Avenue all the way to 1st Avenue, encompassing approximately 2,000 feet of street, according to City of Colville Municipal Services Administrator Eric Durpos.
The House of Music on Colvilleâ€™s Main Street has survived and thrived for over 30 years, and thatâ€™s no small feat for any small town business in this day and age.
â€śOur strength has always been in quality and customer service,â€ť says owner Ryke Dahlen, who bought the business from Gene and Margaret Graham with his father, Ivar Dahlen, in 1978.
The House of Music currently consists of three main departments, including a full-line music store featuring acoustic and electric instruments from Yamaha, Fender and Ibanez (to name a few).
Following a public meeting that announced how Stevens County law enforcement is planning to respond to wolf kills, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has offered to help train local deputies on recognizing wolf depredation.
The offer was made after a county plan was vocalized to provide response and investigation of wolf complaints in the county, much like the current system in Wallowa County, Oregon.
The Institute for Extended Learning Colville center, also known as the Colville Community College, will be offering non-credit classes this winter on a variety of skill-boosting topics from computer literacy and rug making to Japanese and gardening.
The classes offered during Jan., Feb. and March are mostly on night and weekends and range from $11 to $70, depending on the subject and the length of the class. The Colville IEL is a branch of the Community Colleges of Spokane and offers regular credit classes during the day along with its non-credit offerings.
The Washington State Legislature convened yesterday, Jan. 9, for a short 60-day session where they will attempt to make up a roughly $2 billion deficit in the state budget. The regular session convened just weeks after the closure of a "special session" that aimed to outline budget cuts and adjustments prior to the regular Legislative session.
Talking about sexual abuse is akin to standing up to the playground bully: awkward and sometimes frightening, but necessary. This is where the Darkness to Lightâ€™s Stewards of Children Sexual Abuse Prevention Training comes in.
Offered through Family Support Center/Kids First Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center (a program of Rural Resources) Stewards of Children is a comprehensive sexual abuse prevention awareness program, free of charge, that educates adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibility to child sexual abuse.
December 29th, 2011
Barry and Shelley Bacon recently returned from working four months in Rwanda, Africa the scene of terrible genocide in 1994, where 800,000 people were killed in 100 days. Many children were left orphaned by the atrocity, and one man is raising 35 of these children, most of who were orphaned as a result of the genocide.
â€śHe desperately needs assistance with their food and education, and you can help,â€ť says Shelley Bacon.
Despite government funding issues, Providence St. Josephâ€™s Hospital in Chewelah is not slated for closure, according to Providence Mount Carmel and Providence St. Josephâ€™s CEO, Bob Campbell.
After an article explaining how state and federal funding affects â€ścritical accessâ€ť hospitals appeared in the Spokesman-Review last week, Campbell says he received numerous phone calls from a concerned public that Providence St. Josephâ€™s Hospital was going to shutter its doors.
Call this a good news/bad news (or potentially) story line for the Northeast Washington Fair. The good news is that the fair has received grant funding that will help make some necessary repairs/upgrades to facilities. The bad news is the black hole that is the Washington state budget and how some potential draconian cuts could impact fairs like the popular four-day event on the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds each August. The Northeast Washington Fair has received a pair of grants from the Washington State Agriculture Fairs division for 2012.
A pug whines piteously from his kennel at the Spokane Humane Society (SHS) in Spokane. Volunteer veterinarian Dr. William â€śWillâ€ť Rowe of Chewelah smiles and opens the crate, taking the small dog in his arms.
â€śYouâ€™re okay, Pogi,â€ť he says good-naturedly. â€śWant to go outside?â€ť