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October 7th, 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 vandalÂ¬ism, loitering, and illegal drug use.
The last straw for Ian Pickett was when his 16-year-old daughter was warned by classÂ¬mates not to go to the park by herself.
CHEWELAH--The Northeast Washington Association of Realtors will host a â€śMeet your Candidateâ€ť night, an open forum, on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Chewelah Civic Center.
â€śItâ€™s getting very close to election day and this will be a great opportunity to get your quesÂ¬tions answered,â€ť 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 OlÂ¬son; incumbent Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen and challenger, Ken Barker.
Stevens County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, will conduct its semi-annual free metals disposal day on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stevens County Landfill in Kettle Falls. Any scrap metal brought out that day must be from a household source and free of any attached contaminants like wood, rubber, plastic, fabric, etc. Absolutely no garbage will be accepted. Accepted will be household scrap metal at no charge to the public. Large appliances are acceptable, but must be cleaned out and free of garbage.
Temvelo Matsebulaâ€™s gaze is soft, but curious as she takes in the scene. Shy and seemingly vulnerable, her voice is barely audible in the crowded cafĂ©. But when something strikes her as funny, her smile dazzles and her laugh is genuine.
The 18-year-old from the Lubombo Region of Swaziland, who had never before traveled outside of her hometown, recently spent several weeks in Northeast Washington (mostly Colville), before beginning school at Berea College in Kentucky.
VIDEO: No Super Bowl hangover for dominant Seahawks
Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke discusses the first game of the 2014 NFL season between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers.
By now, for those that have a social media profile, countless videos have been viewed in which family, friends and countless celebrities douse themselves with a bucket of ice water, and then challenge others to do the same. The Ice Bucket Challenge aims to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrigâ€™s disease, by asking people to either drench themselves or donate to the ALS Association, or both.
A poster that circulated through social media this week claiming that a woman was trying to lure children with cotton candy in order to kidnap them in Deer Park and Colville turns out to be carrying false information, according to the Spokane COunty Sheriff's Office and the Colville Police Department.
There will be a hole in the loÂ¬cal medical community after the Healing Arts Center Medical Clinic shutters its doors this Friday, ending over a decade of family practice under the guidÂ¬ance of Dr. Lon Hatfield and his daughter and colleague, Dr. Jenna Collins.
â€śI have been very blessed to work here, live here, and raise my family here,â€ť says Dr. HatÂ¬field, who retired recently at the age of 72. â€śItâ€™s been wonderful, and we have been blessed.â€ť
Thereâ€™s a new celebration coming to Kettle Falls on Saturday, Sept. 13. This is a fall event to be held at Happy Dell Park. It has been named â€śFestival of Neighborsâ€ť in hopes of bringing together not only our local citizens, but also our neighboring communities as well. A new group of volunteers with great new ideas and plenty of enthusiasm are organizing it. Kettle Falls Mayor Dorothy Slagle stated, â€śWeâ€™re working with our Chamber of Commerce to create an event that celebrates our area and brings more awareness to our history and all we have to offer here.â€ť