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August 13th, 2014
Northeast Washington is losing a local talent when he moves to Austin, Texas this summer.
All I will say is that they better appreciate Chet O'Keefe.
A young Stevens County moose, orphaned at just a few days of age when its mother was killed when she was hit by a vehicle, has been put in the caring hands of Licensed Fish & Wildlife Rehabilitator Karen Odle, near Chewelah.
Monty the orphaned moose received a minor neck injury in the accident that killed his mother and was brought to Odle and her Many Gates to the Heart Rescue/Rehab Ranch.
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Supply is down
Soaring meat prices are hitting producers, suppliers and consumers across the country. The price of beef and veal shot up more than 10 percent from June 2013 to June 2014, according to the most recent Consumer Price Index. Pork prices rose by 12 percent.
The largest price increases in three years are driven by one principle component: supply.
Drought has thinned herds of cattle in California and Texas. Disease has struck pork.
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There was a need, and the community answered.
That is basically what happened when Kettle Falls Masonic Lodge #130 spread the word that it was collecting doÂ¬nations for victims of the Carlton Complex fire, especially the Twisp and Methow Valley area residents.
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The Northwest is the curÂrent epicenter for much of the nationâ€™s 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.
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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.