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January 6th, 2015
It seems to be a question in constant need of clarification: what makes a service dog a service dog? Whatâ€™s the difference between a service dog and a companion dog (pet)? Do businesses have the right to ask someone with a service dog to leave?
Itâ€™s a slew of uncertainties that can land business owners and public entities in legal hot water for discrimination.
However, itâ€™s not asking questions of the animal owner that is wrong, says longtime dog trainer and competition judge, Jody Hoffman. Itâ€™s knowing what questions to ask.
Now at a local movie theater near you: beer and wine.
A bill approved by the Washington State House of Representatives in 2013 made it legal for movie theaters to sell wine and beer to patrons 21 and over. It also allows small venues that serve food to sell hard alcohol.
The Alpine Theater in Colville filed their application to serve beer and wine with the Washington State Liquor Control Board last September. The Colville business was approved in October 2014 and began selling alcohol about three weeks ago, according to owner Steve Wisner.
Bowen Asher David Schumacher was born 6:33 a.m. January 1, 2015 at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital, making him the Statesman-Examinerâ€™s First Baby of the Year. His parents are Lacey and Colton Schumacher of Ferry County. At birth he was 8 lbs., 6 ounces and 20.5 inches long. Bowen joins an older brother, Aidan, who is three-years-old. Bowen and his parents received a plethora of gifts in a red flyer wagon from Providence Mount Carmel, as well as a bag of goodies and gift certificates from local businesses.
December 30th, 2014
Considering he was a medic, Sergeant First Class Wyatt Goldsmith probably wouldnâ€™t mind having a medical building named after him. Not that he would personally seek or demand the honor, but it seems an appropriate dedication to a man who made the consideration of otherâ€™s well-being one of the top priorities in his all too short life.
Goldsmith, a member of the United States Armyâ€™s Special Forces, was killed while serving as a combat medic in the Helmund Province of Afghanistan with Company A, 3rd Batallion Special Forces ODA 1314 in July 2011.
He was 28-years-old.
COLVILLE--The Libraries of Stevens County will be eliminating Saturday hours at the Kettle Falls, Colville, Chewelah, Loon Lake, and Lakeside libraries starting January, 2015. After the recent levy failure, library staff and library board members met to finalize a budget for 2015. Over the course of the fall, there had been a hiring freeze when two employees left the library to take other jobs. A total of 60 staff hours were left vacated.
Here is a list of upcoming events from the Colville Chamber of Commerce. Chamber luncheons are Tuesdays at noon at the Colville Eagle's Lodge and are open to the public.
Save the Date
*February 21â€”Forestry News
*March 2015â€”Woodlands Theatre presents â€śSeussicalâ€ť
*March 2015â€”Home & Garden Show
been a bad year
Before retiring last month as the city of Colvilleâ€™s building official after 26 years, Bob Cleaver offered a few statistics about building activity in town during 2014 and a glimpse of whatâ€™s in the hopper for 2015.
Dave Harper is Colvilleâ€™s new building official.
The Colville Tree of Sharing is now open and needs support. Sponsored by the Colville Rotary Club, the tree is located in the Key Bank lobby at 211 South Main Street and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Tree of Sharing gives citizens and businesses in the Colville area an opportunity to brighten the holiday season for children in Stevens County. There are currently 130 tags remaining on the tree.
Stop by Key Bank and select a gift tag from the tree, or drop off a donation. Generosity will help a child who otherwise may not receive a gift this Christmas.