Archive - News Article
March 2nd, 2015
Residents in Stevens County and Spokane are coming together to take on a formidable, unrelenting foe: Lou Gehrigâ€™s Disease, or ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
The ALS Service Organization, a local group of ALS patients, family members and volunteers, will host the second annual Monte Carlo Night fundraiser Friday, March 20 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ferguson Bath and Kitchen Gallery, 2304 N. Dollar Road in Spokane Valley. Tickets are $50 a piece.
OLYMPIAâ€”The Senateâ€™s new transportation package is being hailed for its bipartisan support, while some critics find aspects of it troubling.
The proposals were revealed on Feb. 12 after 22 months of negotiations, and would mostly fund various highway projects in the stateâ€™s more congested areas.
The package would raise $15 billion over a 16-year period mostly through an 11.7 cents-per-gallon gas tax imÂ¬plemented over the next three years.
The Wolf Advisory Group, which advises the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on wolf recovery and management, has added nine members. Their appointments are for two-year terms.
The additions swell this diverse groupâ€™s numbers to 18. The group was formed by WDFW in 2013 with nine members who represented the interests of cattle ranchers, hunters and wolf advocates in Washington.
New members from Northeast Washington named to the group include Tim Coleman of Republic (Kettle Range Conservation Group), and Janey Howe of Colville, a Colville teacher and part-time range rider.
Colville Highâ€™s Alex Linn shares a moment with his sisters after the 113-pounder qualified for the state championship Mat Classic in the Tacoma Dome later this week. Linn dropped a tough 5-4 decision in the 113-pound championship match at the regional tournament in Leavenworth last Saturday (Cascade High School). See more photos in this edition of S-E Sports.
The Department of Ecology plans to conduct a clean-up project (Interim Action) at the former site of Colville Post & Poles, Inc.
The site, which covers nearly 23 acres northwest of Colville, and along Hwy. 395, was used as a wood treating facility many years ago.
According to DOE Site Manager, Jeremy Schmidt, the work is necessary in part because back in 1989, an above ground storage tank containing pentachlorophenol (PCP) ruptured and released 10,000 gallons of chemicals into the ground.
Sergeant Brad Manke of the Stevens County Sheriffâ€™s Office has been voted in as the new Colville Fire Department/Stevens County Fire District 3 Chief, effective Jan. 19. His position was confirmed by Colville City Council Jan. 27.
He succeeds former chief Joe Hirsch, who did not seek re-election.
Originally from Ritzville, Manke enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and visiting with family and friends in his free time. He is married and has a son, 22, and daughter, 15.
Kayleb Erdman (pictured) is collecting donations for the Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary as his fourth grade community service project. The community service project is part of the Colville School Districtâ€™s Character Counts Program. Donations can be taken to the Statesman-Examiner, where a drop box (pictured) is located. Kayleb says pet-related supplies are great. Check the Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary website for a list of appropriate supplies for donation: colvillevalleyanimalsactuary.com. Or call Cathy at 675-6093.
The City of Colville currently has vacancies on the following boards, commissions and committees.
Airport Advisory Board (two openings)
Assists in basic airport planning, operates and maintains the municipal airport, assists in completing written applications for potential funding sources for repairs, improvements or purchase of equipment involving the municipal airport. Consists of nine members that serve a three-year term.
Animal Control Advisory Committee (four vacancies)
On Thursday, Jan. 29, just prior to 12:00 PM, Michael Ray Snyder was apprehended in Marysville, Washington by the Pacific Northwest Violent Offenders Task Force. Snyder was wanted for 1st degree robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection to the Jan. 24th armed robbery of the Old School House Trading Post in Addy. He was also arrested for warrants for 1st degree robbery in Snohomish County and possession of stolen property in Island County.
The fire that leveled the house belonging to Steve and Christie Adams last Wednesday (Jan. 21) may have taken the family's material possessions, but the community is stepping up to try and fill the void. A benefit dinner and auction is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 6 at the Stevens County Ag. Trade Center in Colville. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. consists of spaghetti, garlic bread and salad. Dinner is catered by TJ's and there will be a no host bar. The auction starts at 7 p.m. Cost to attend the dinner and auction is $25 and cost to attend just the auction is $10.