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July 24th, 2014
The Northwest is the curÂrent epicenter for much of the nationâs summer firefighting efforts. Northwest fire officials were tracking more than 17 large fires in Oregon and Washington as of last SaturÂday.
Wildfires have torched close to 950,000 acres in WashingÂton and Oregon.
Fourteen large fires are burning in Oregon, where more than 555,000 acres are ablaze. Washington has seven large fires with acreage involved approaching 400,000 as of this writing.
VIDEO: Worst Wildfire in Washington History
Fun on the lake
Just like the song made famous by legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie, Roll On Columbia, the summer programs at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are on a roll.
The Saturday's at 11 a.m. programs at the Kettle Falls Information Center continue to offer an educational and fun way to explore a variety of fascinating topics.
On July 12, local historian Dwight Morgan donned his authentic Canadian Voyageur garb and shared tales about the rough and tumble lives of these hearty explorers who once lived at the nearby Hudson Bay trading post at Fort Colvile.
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Water conservation may not seem prudent during a summer where the rain has been prevaÂlent, particularly this month, but then this is not a new conÂcept to the City of Colville.
In the past decade since the city developed its existing conÂservation plan, new technoloÂgies, new attitudes and new goals have raised the bar in terms of water use efficiencies.
Municipal Services AdminisÂtrator Eric Durpos recently anÂnounced at a public meeting to discuss water conservation that the city wants to work with resiÂdents toward that goal.
Anticipation and patience were virtues of the day as actors waited in the American Legion Hall in Chewelah for filming on Rum Runners to begin. A movie set in the prohibition era, Rum Runners is directed by Bill Nelson of Valley and stars Yves Bright, Brian Stuart Boyd, Natasha Dee, Sarah Denison, and Vernon Wells of Commando and Mad Max 2 fame. Filming locations include Valley and Chewelah, Colville, Barstow, and The Davenport Hotel in Spokane.
Been thinking about converting to solar power?
The students in Colville High Schoolâs Alternative Energy class can do that. Building a radiant heater? They can do that too. In fact, when it comes to alternative energy and creating the means to harness it, thereâs not much the students canât do. Money and time are the only restrictions.
Itâs time for folks to step up to the rows.
The Colville Community Garden (CCG) is in dire need of some volunteers to assist with planting preparation and maintenance. Whether itâs weeding, ferÂŹtilizing (organically, that is), watering, hauling soil, etc., and whether people rent a plot or not, assistance is much desired.
âWe would really appreciate the help,â says Mike Kisman, Manager of the garden, âYou donât have to be a gardener yourself. Whether you rent a plot or not, weâre in serious need of people who are wiling to contribute their time.â
Last Tuesday at about 6:10 p.m., a Stevens County Detective responded to 2461 Scott Rd, in Rice on a disturbance call. âš
According to reports, when the detective, identified as Dwayne Johnson, arrived at the Scott Road address, an adult male suspect immediately opened fire with a shotgun as the detective exited his vehicle. The detective was hit in the hand and ear, but was able to return fire.
Johnson returned fire and killed the man.
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 managerâs 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 cutÂŹting ceremony at noon, followed by refreshments in the downstairs community area.