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June 9th, 2011

Calling all artists

June 9, 2011

Support local culture by supporting local artists at the third annual Art in the Park celebration, Saturday, June 25 at Happy Dell Park in Kettle Falls, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“Our goal is just to showcase area artists,” says event co-chair Dort Pritchett, who organizes Art in the Park (AIP) with her husband, Greg. “Last year we had about 21 to 26 artists with booths and art for sale. We’d like even more this year.”

June 7th

Coming to the aid of the addicted

June 7, 2011

In August of 2008, Scott Batten, sick and emaciated, was homeless on the streets of Spokane. Batten was a veteran, an alcoholic in the last stages, and in need of help.
Batten had abused alcohol since the age of 10; he was addicted to alcohol for over 40 years. If he tried to detox, he would experience severe withdrawals lasting over nine days.

A cupcake against cancer

June 7, 2011

With a fascinating history (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupcake) and a role in the war against terrorism (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/06/03/136921564/reports-british...) it would be remiss of the Statesman-Examiner not to offer cupcakes, along with a variety of other pastries, during our bake sale fundraiser Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 3rd

Rodeo is a go!

June 3, 2011

Fear not, rodeo fans. The Colville Pro-West Rodeo is scheduled for its usual Father's Day weekend in June. Because of trepidation over the recent Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) outbreak in Washington State, the Colville Panorama Rodeo Board met June 2 to decide whether or not to proceed with the annual event.
According to Panorama President Dave Baskins, the rodeo will go ahead as planned.

*See the complete story in the 6-8-2011 edition of the S-E.

June 2nd

Don't forget our farmers

June 2, 2011

Colville Farmer’s Market is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Wednesday thru October. They are located at the corner of Third and Oak every Wednesday. The new item for the market is naturally raised local pork. For more information contact Dezarae Smith, Assistant Manager, at 509-732-6619 or brythstone@hugdhes.net.

Popping a top for a good cause

June 2, 2011

The Colville Junior High Warriors held a pop tab collection competition as part of a school wide recycling program. The 7th grade class and the 8th grade class collected pop tabs for six weeks to see which class could collect the most. Their efforts will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities which offers families with hospitalized children a place to stay that is free of charge and close to the hospital.
*For the complete story, see the 6-8-2011 edition of the S-E.

May 31st

Why should you care about forest planning? You'd be surprised...

May 31, 2011

The local community should tune into the new forest plan being developed for the Colville National Forest not only to ensure continued public use, but for the longevity of jobs in the area, according to Boise Cascade Inland Regional Manager, Tom Insko.

Daisy Station battles erosion

May 31, 2011

As the summer recreation season approaches on Lake Roosevelt, the Daisy Station store and fuel station are facing some serious challenges as the bank supporting the store structures slides off into the river.
The drastic erosion at the site has likely been caused due to rising lake water levels that have been over 1,287 feet for the last six years, according to a study done by Cunningham Engineers.

Way to go graduates!

May 31, 2011

High school seniors from around the region will graduate in the next few days. In photo, 2011 Colville High School Valedictorian Dana Thompson (center) and Salutatorians Alyssa Heggenberger and Tiffany Wilks will lead their CHS class through commencement exercises on Saturday, June 4 at 11 a.m. Kettle Falls High School commencement exercises will be held June 4 at 6 p.m. At Republic, Selkirk and at Columbia River Christian Academy, seniors will receive their diplomas in ceremonies on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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