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November 7th, 2014

Veterans Day Celebrations

November 7, 2014

In honor of Veterans Day, there will be a community event on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in front of the Stevens County Courthouse. There will be a color guard, flag folding ceremony, and speeches in honor of veterans. The public is invited to attend.

November 4th

Our Artists: The creations of Chris Bolduc

November 4, 2014

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Chris Bolduc, originally from Virginia. I went to college at Virginia Commonwealth University, graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Sculpture and Painting. My partner and I were looking for a different way to live and moved to Washington to find it. We ended up in Stevens County after discovering a property that was ideal for raising and keeping horses. My partner is a horse trainer/seller.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?

October 30th

KFHS Robotics Team holds fundraiser Nov. 5

October 30, 2014

The Kettle Falls High School Robotics, otherwise known as the Canine Crusaders, are “off to a great start,” states Canine Crusaders Coach Naomi Edwards.
Referring to last year’s season, Nic Lehman states that, “last year, as a rookie team, we did very well. We came up just shy of worlds [World Robotics Competition].”
Lehman believes he speaks for the team when he expresses how much he wants to get into competition and prove the Canine Crusaders are a force to be reckoned with, and hopefully make it to the World Robotics Competition this upcoming year.

October 22nd

Stevens County man charged with child rape

October 22, 2014

According to Stevens County Superior Court documents, Dr. Craig Morgenstern, an emergency room doctor at the Spokane VA Medical Center, was arrested Monday and charged with child rape in the second degree.
The alleged rape took place at his home in Nine Mile Falls. He was released on a $100,000 bond Tuesday.
Morgenstern works at the Spokane VA hospital as a doctor of osteopathic medicine. He has been licensed to practice medicine in Washington since 2008.

October 20th

Buckhorn Mine in Ferry County will close

October 20, 2014

REPUBLIC – The closure of the Buckhorn Mine near Chesaw will be detrimental to the economies of both Okanogan and Ferry counties.
That was the message delivered to the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and Lt. Gov. Brad Owen earlier this month. The state officials were in town to discuss the economic impact of closure.
The mine employs 230 people and 130 contractors.

October 17th

Ebola Virus: Precautions in place

October 17, 2014

There are no patients with Ebola in Washington state, and there are no plans to evacuate patients to the region in the near future, according to state health officials.
There are also no suspected cases and no one is being monitored, health officials say.
That said, Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, local hospitals and local health officials are ready.

October 13th

VIDEO: CDC Director Urges Hospitals to 'Think Ebola'

October 13, 2014

October 8th

Colville local wins title at Clogging Nationals

October 8, 2014

Hannah Johnson recently returned from clogging Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee where she won the 2014 title for her Choreographed Solo and also earned a place on the NCHC 2014 All-Star team.
Over the next 12 months, Johnson will perform with the all-star team in various places starting in Reno, Nevada. Hannah has competed in several regional competitions, including Charleston, South Carolina, Branson, Missouri, and Scottsdale, Arizona. In all of the Regional competitions, she placed in the top three in most of her events, qualifying for Nationals in Branson.

In second grade

October 7th

Community members take on drugs in Yep Kanum

October 7, 2014

Three men sit at a picnic table in Yep Kanum Park, all there for very specific, similar reasons. Ian Pickett, his brother Michael Pickett, and friend Tony Gorst, all Colville residents, are part of a handful of concerned citizens on a mission to take back Yep Kanum Park. Over the past several years, the park, which is located in a wooded two acres in the heart of Colville, has garnered a reputation for vandal¬ism, loitering, and illegal drug use.
The last straw for Ian Pickett was when his 16-year-old daughter was warned by class¬mates not to go to the park by herself.

September 25th

Candidates' Forum in Chewelah

September 25, 2014

CHEWELAH--The Northeast Washington Association of Realtors will host a “Meet your Candidate” night, an open forum, on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Chewelah Civic Center.
“It’s getting very close to election day and this will be a great opportunity to get your ques¬tions answered,” said Rita Brown of the Northeast Washington Association of Realtors.
Candidates in attendance will include Senator Brian Dansel and his challenger, Tony Booth; Assessor candidates CJ Wolfe and John Ol¬son; incumbent Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen and challenger, Ken Barker.

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