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March 17th, 2014

Dream of senior housing a reality in Colville

March 17, 2014

After several years of dreaming and planning, low-income senior housing Colville is finally a reality. Located on Hudesman Lane on the north end of Colville, behind Subway and the Dollar Tree, Hudesman House will provide 13 one-bedroom units and one two-bedroom resident manager’s unit for the low-income elderly.
There will be an Open House celebration for the new building Friday, March 21 from noon to 2 p.m. Tours of the facility will be available after the ribbon cut¬ting ceremony at noon, followed by refreshments in the downstairs community area.

March 11th

David Tochinskiy in ‘Best Bagger’

March 11, 2014

The fastest bagger in the West, or at least the fastest grocery bagger in Washington, enjoyed a memorable experience last month at the national “Best Bagger” competition in Las Vegas.
Super 1 Foods employee and grocery speed bagger David Tochinskiy, a senior at Colville High School, took time off from his classes and from the CHS varsity boy’s basketball team to compete with other state winners in the national competition last month.

March 5th

School bus slides off road

March 5, 2014

The weather continued its streak of fluctuating temperatures and precipitation changes. Those factors likely contributed to a traffic incident when a school bus slid off the road near Springdale in southern Stevens County Wednesday morning.
The bus, which belongs to the Mary Walker School District, was traveling along the 4100 block of Cemetery Road when it left the roadway and ended up on its side.

February 27th

A man and his dog in Kettle Falls

February 27, 2014

Nathaniel Waters settles down on the front porch of Meyers Falls Market in Kettle Falls and hugs the elderly, fluffy white dog laying on her bed and nestled in her sweater near the front door. Her slow, deliberate movements show her age (16-years-old), but she looks at Waters with the unconditional love that only canines feel for their humans.
“You’re such a good girl,” Waters confirms, petting Bella’s head and bestowing a kiss on her nose. Her tails thumps the boards in a lackadaisical way, as if to quietly affirm, “Yes, I am. And you are a good human.”

February 25th

Newport pleads guilty

February 25, 2014

Colville police officer Rex Newport pleaded guilty to five charges in Stevens County Superior Court Tuesday morning,after denying the accusations that were levied against him last fall. The charges include residential burglary, unlawful imprisonment with sexual motivation, custodial sexual misconduct in the first degree, making false and misleading statements to a public servant, and official misconduct.

February 20th

Sentence reduced for former Fort Colville School student

February 20, 2014

The sentence for an11-year-old former Fort Colville School student
implicated in a murder plot at the southeast Colville school last winter has been effectively cut in half. The youngster, incarcerated
at Echo Glen, a juvenile detention facility at Snoqualmie, is not named
in this story because he is
a juvenile. He was in the Stevens County courtroom of Judge Allen Nielson
last Thursday where the decision was made, at the recommendation of Stevens County prosecutors and defense attorneys, to

February 11th

Avista wants increase in gas, eletrical rates

February 11, 2014

It’s cold outside, but the news that Avista will be raising its gas and electrical rates over the next 11 months probably doesn’t do much to warm the hearts of customers.
According to Avista Corp. spokeswoman Debbie Simock, the utility company wants to raise power and natural gas rates in Washington next win¬ter, including a large increase in the basic charge for each service.
Avista serves more than 241,000 electric and nearly 152,000 gas customers in Washington.
According to Simock, the major drive in the rate request is more spending on capital projects.

February 4th

'We're going to miss this building':McDonald's to be rebuilt

February 4, 2014

It’s a Friday morning and the group of five men, all over 60, meet in a booth near the front door of McDonalds in Colville, watching the comings and goings
at the fast food restaurant and good naturedly ribbing each other and the owner, Dick Bosin.
“Dick has treated us well,” says Ron Tiner. “He’s only locked the door on us once.”
“I was trying to convince
them that we were closed, but they got in anyway, despite my best efforts,” Bosin jokingly retaliates.
The men laugh and take sips from their coffees; an everyday
routine
that McDonald’s has seen almost daily for the past 12 years.

January 29th

Anti-levy vandal(s) tag Panorama Alternative

January 29, 2014

An Anti-levy vandal, or vandals, made their thoughts on the upcoming Maintenance and Operations levy for the Colville School District known when they spray painted the front of the Panorama Alternative School building Wednesday morning. The building is adjacent to the Colville School District office, located at 225 S. Hofstetter, where Colville School District Superintendent Michael Cashion and several other district employees work. The graffiti was written in black spray paint that read, "Vote no on the levy Cashion is a liar."

January 28th

Dances of Universal Peace promotes unity

January 28, 2014

Just looking at Stazya Richman and Myriah Pazereckas, one might not think the two women have much in common: Rich­man is a classically trained vo­calist who sings like a bird and Pazereckas is a counselor with an analytical mind. But one thing the two longtime friends are enthusiastic about is Dances of Universal Peace (DUP), the monthly song and dance movement that takes place in the Colville Public Li­brary.

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