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January 16th, 2013
The City of Colville is requesting comment or ideas regarding possible uses for, or possible sale or lease of publicly owned (City) land commonly known as âColville Mountainâ. The City owns approximately 250 acres around the landmark known as âthe Crossâ and is exploring ways of providing or increasing public benefit from the property, if any.
âThe Colville community is our number one community blood drive,â stated Erin Meenach, recruitment coordinator for the Inland Northwest Blood Center, at the blood drive on Jan. 8.
Meenach said that of all the community drives INBC orchestrates, the Colville community drive is the best for INBC as far as donor numbers.
The blood drives are held every other month, second Tuesday of the odd months.
Jeff Tetrick has always had a fondness for both photography and painting, two art forms that demand a similar approach. They both require a good eye for color, composition, and the bigger picture, so to speak.
âAs an artist, I see beauty in a lot of things,â Tetrick says. âItâs a rare day when I donât see a good picture to take, and the painting keeps my eyes fresh and alert for details.â
The Colville City Police, with assistance from the Stevens County Sheriffâs Office, Washington State Patrol and the Washington State Patrol Crime Scene Response, are conducting a homicide investigation in Colville. On Jan. 10 at approximately 8:20 a.m., Colville Police responded to a call and located a deceased 56-year-old David Barr at 2072 Âœ West 2nd.
Barr was found dead with signs of trauma to his head and neck, says Stevens County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Rasmussen.
Colville-area farmer John Smith, 39, beat out Spokane legislative aide Josh Kerns, 27, for the position of Washington State 7th Legislative District Senator, replacing Republican Bob Morton, who announced his retirement in December.
Smith garnered 13 out of 15 votes from county commissioners of the 7th District, who met last Thursday in Colville to decide who would replace Morton to finish the last two years of his term in the Senate.
A third finalist, political consultant Doug Simpson, withdrew his name for consideration prior to the meeting.
The Arden Bridge technically shouldn't be called a bridge, since there is no bridge right now fording the Little Pend Oreille River. The bridge, which traverses the river along the Old Arden Highway south of Colville, hasnât been reconstructed yet.
The historic span was closed in 2011 after sustaining an undermining of its foundation from spring runoff.
Jason Hart Assistant County Engineer for Stevens County, said that work on the bridge is has been idled for the winter. The construction site is scheduled to re-open in March.
When the doctor told Dawn Nelson that she had cancer in 2005, she was six months pregnant with her first child. Test results had revealed a cancerous tumor in her stomach, and Nelson was informed that she probably wouldn't live to meet her baby girl.
Out of a desire to have her baby know who she was, Nelson began to write a memoir of her life. Unknown to Nelson, this book would change the course of her career.
âWe decided to go ahead and have her [the baby]. And I started writing my first book so that she would know who I was,â explained Nelson.
December 29th, 2012
Thieves helped themselves to a cup of coffee at Talk-n-Coffee in Colville last Wednesday evening, but not just any cup. The coffee shopâs white, sheet metal cup sculpture, which bears the Talk-n-Coffee logo, was stolen from its resting place on the sidewalk in front of the business, located at 119 East Astor Avenue.
The cup, which was made at a local metal workerâs studio in 2007, stands at over three feet tall and serves as a float in community parades and is considered an enjoyable landmark for, âthe coffee shop familyâ according to Talk-n-Coffee owner Scott Sanders.
Editorâs note: This is the fourth installment of Colville physician Dr. Barry Baconâs travelogue/report from the African continent and his ongoing work there. This story picks up after the events described in âWidow Poweredâ which appeared in the 12-12-12 edition of the Statesman-Examiner.
Barmanâs Country Store in downtown Colville wasnât very active last Friday afternoon, save for the sounds of Jerry Lee Lewisâs rambunctious, âGreat Balls of Fireâ playing over the loud speakers and the occasional groan of wooden floorboards as a few customers looked at wares. Employees manned a lunch counter and soda fountain where no one stopped in to order a sandwich and soup, or an old-fashioned milk shake.