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January 28th, 2014
Just looking at Stazya Richman and Myriah Pazereckas, one might not think the two women have much in common: RichÂman is a classically trained voÂcalist 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 LiÂbrary.
The efforts to keep the Auto Vue Drive-In near Colville from going the way of the dinosaur have been rewarded.
According to owner Steve Wisner, he has recently purchased a digital, 65-foot wide movie screen from the now closed Park In Drive-In at Soap Lake.
â€śThis is really exciting, and I want to thank the lady who tipped me off about the screen,â€ť said Wisner last Friday.
INCHELIUMâ€”Colville Tribal leader Joe Pakootas has announced that he will make a run at Congress and the seat held by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Pakootas, CEO of the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation, will run as a Democrat against McMorris Rodgers. Pakootas, 56, says his run is about jobs, economic inequality, health care and education.
A jury has convicted Colville-area resident Eric Harris of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his younger brother, Larch Harris, last summer.
Eric Harris was arrested shortly after the June 23 shooting that took place at his home in the 400 block of Haller Creek Road, southwest of Colville.
The brothers were arguing over a saddle before the shooting occurred, according to Stevens County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Rasmussen, who prosecuted the case with Deputy Stevens County Prosecuting Attorney, Matt Enzler.
When you think of skiing ,does it usually involve cutting down a spruce, covering the bottom of it with horsehide, then chasing down elk with ropes and spears?
But for the Toha and Kazakh people that live in the Altai Mountains of Northwest China, this is just another winter day, says Nils Larsen, a ski instructor from Curlew who visited the Colville Rotary Club last Wednesday.
One never knows the talent that could be sitting next to them at the coffee shop, or standing in line at the cash register. Brandi Pinkham is one of those unsung creative types. Owner and operator of Beaded Wing, handcrafted jewelry made only from stones, metals, glass and antiques, Pinkham works part-time as a veterinary assistant when sheâ€™s not tapping into artistic impulses and creating unique pieces. The Statesman-Examiner caught up with Pinkham to learn a little bit more about her unique individuality.
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December 27th, 2013
Seeing the joy on your child's face when you surprise them with a dog or cat on Christmas morning is a Kodak moment, but perhaps not a practical one.
According to local animal shelter volunteers and welfare activists, animals given as â€śgiftsâ€ť may seem like a good idea, but more often than not, the pets become a responsibility the person(s) arenâ€™t ready for, leaving families with an animal they can't take care of and the difficult decision to give it up.
Itâ€™s hard to find other travelers with more stamps in their passport than Michelle Lee.
As a member of the Colville Rotary Club, Lee has traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe and Africa in efforts to raise awareness about polio and proper vaccination andclean water projects. Her latest journey to Ethiopia was no different.
â€śLast year, there were 200 cases of polio in the horn of Africa,â€ť said Lee in a presentation to fellow Rotarians last Wednesday. â€śThough the campaign to end polio has been successful, we have to stay diligent and get to outbreaks as soon as possible. â€ś
Authorities have recovered the body of Susan Yager, 51, a Tacoma woman who is thought to have drowned in Loon Lake over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Yager was staying at a cabin on the lake and witnesses reported seeing her in a canoe before her disappearance. Family members and co-workers became concerned when she did not return home, and contacted law enforcement for a welfare check.
Colville Police responded to a call of â€śshots firedâ€ť on E. 3rd Avenue at about noon on Thursday. Upon arrival on scene, police found spent shotgun casings and learned that an individual or individuals had fired rounds into the radiator of a parked late model black car, according to the Colville Police report. The late model Dodge Charger with Oregon plates was reportedly occupied at the time of the shooting incident. According to witnesses, a vehicle described only as â€śwhiteâ€ť left the scene of the shooting.