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July 2nd, 2014
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.
The fastest bagger in the West, or at least the fastest grocery bagger in Washington, enjoyed a memorable experience last month at the national âBest Baggerâ competition in Las Vegas.
Super 1 Foods employee and grocery speed bagger David Tochinskiy, a senior at Colville High School, took time off from his classes and from the CHS varsity boyâs basketball team to compete with other state winners in the national competition last month.
The weather continued its streak of fluctuating temperatures and precipitation changes. Those factors likely contributed to a traffic incident when a school bus slid off the road near Springdale in southern Stevens County Wednesday morning.
The bus, which belongs to the Mary Walker School District, was traveling along the 4100 block of Cemetery Road when it left the roadway and ended up on its side.
Nathaniel Waters settles down on the front porch of Meyers Falls Market in Kettle Falls and hugs the elderly, fluffy white dog laying on her bed and nestled in her sweater near the front door. Her slow, deliberate movements show her age (16-years-old), but she looks at Waters with the unconditional love that only canines feel for their humans.
âYouâre such a good girl,â Waters confirms, petting Bellaâs head and bestowing a kiss on her nose. Her tails thumps the boards in a lackadaisical way, as if to quietly affirm, âYes, I am. And you are a good human.â
Colville police officer Rex Newport pleaded guilty to five charges in Stevens County Superior Court Tuesday morning,after denying the accusations that were levied against him last fall. The charges include residential burglary, unlawful imprisonment with sexual motivation, custodial sexual misconduct in the first degree, making false and misleading statements to a public servant, and official misconduct.