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May 16th, 2012
Good day readers! Do you frequent community events in our area? Whether it's one of the local farmer's markets, a fundraiser, a fun run or community celebration, you never know when a Statesman-Examiner reporter will be there with a camera snapping candids. That's why you should head to our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SENewspaper and see if you ended up in one of our photos. Tag yourself and share it with friends! We have photos from today's Economic Summit at Colville High School, so check it out. You never know who you might find!
Donâ€™t touch that dial---Chewelah Community Radio is on the air with all the news and music thatâ€™s fit to grace radio waves. The non-profit station, call sign KCHW 102.7, has a lot on its roster. It recently moved to a new location at the 3rd Street Mall and is currently looking for volunteers and donors.
Washingtonâ€™s whooping cough epidemic continues on a record pace that has already surpassed 1,000 reported cases. The total of 1,008 as of April 21 is more than reported in all of 2011 and is the highest number of cases since 1,026 were reported in all of 2005.
One may ask what man does after he has conquered the frontier. Interestingly, he often looks back to see how it was done.
Locally, this attention to our early roots is taking an approach that project volunteer Joe Barreca said is the â€śnew face of history.â€ť
â€śWhen many of us learned history, it was canned and written down in certain boundaries approved by a publisher somewhere,â€ť Barreca said. â€śBut if we really start looking at the history of communities and individuals, we can get to the same place that highlights wars and economic booms, for instance.
Local school districts were spared the financial axe during the 2012 Washington State Legislative session as legislators struggled to address a $1.1 billion shortfall in the state budget. While there were a number of proposals to cut funding to public education, public schools came out relatively unscathed.
â€śIt is looking like there will be little to no change in per pupil funding for the 2012/2013 school year,â€ť said Colville School District Superintendent Ken Emmil. â€śHowever, federal program funding is up in the air right now and there are hints that there will be cuts for next year.
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Occasionally great things can come from modest products, but at Haus of Hardwoods, great furniture comes from the highest quality hardwoods.
For the avid woodworker, Haus of Hardwoods is the ideal location to buy the raw material to make benches, tables, chairs, dressers and more.
Owners Peter and Toni Griessmann strive to source a variety of traditional hardwoods like Black Walnut and Cherry, as well as exotic species from Africa and Asia for their clientele.
The Stevens County Conservation District hosted their 35th annual Forestry Competition last week at Douglas Falls Park northeast of Colville. Six high schools from around the region competed.
The long-running competition gives students the opÂ¬portunity to test their skills in a practical setting.
Chainsaw: 1st Clayton Vining Colville
2nd Dalton Streibeck Colville
3rd Andrew Nigg Colville
Compass: 1st Clayton Vining Colville
2nd Shawn Hess Chelan
3rd William Simmons Inchelium
Legals: 1st Clayton Vining Colville
2nd John Cantor Chelan
The Colville City Council chambers turned into an ideological battleground last Tuesday as community memÂ¬bers volleyed back and forth during a public comment peÂ¬riod.
The issue at hand was whether or not a trio of local residents should be allowed to turn the â€śCâ€ť into a peace sign on Colville Mountain for Earth Day. The author of the proÂ¬posal, Peter Quinn, withdrew his proposal, saying he â€śdidnâ€™t mean to offend anyone,â€ť and that his desire to construct the temporary peace sign was not politically motivated.
Though the phrase is â€śIn like a lion, out like a lamb,â€ť there was nothing docile about the month of Marchâ€™s exit, as significant rainfall broke records in the Colville Valley.
As of Saturday, March 31, the area had received 4.25 inches of rain for the month of March, exceeding the old record of 3.55 inches in 1987.
â€śItâ€™s a weather occurrence of note, but it is that time of year,â€ť says Meteorologist John Livingston of the National Weather Service Office in Spokane. â€śWe had a dry winter for the 2011-2012 season and it looks like the wet weather is just starting to kick in.â€ť