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April 22nd, 2015

Area lakes restocked for fishing season

April 22, 2015

A steady thrashing sound comes from the back of the 1,000 gallon Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) tanker truck as Jake Wolfe, Fish Hatchery Specialist, opens the hatch at the top.
Wolfe peers in at the some 1,700 eight-inch Rainbow trout, also referred to as “Catchables.” The fish are about to be released into Waitts Lake outside of Valley as part of the WDFW’s annual restocking of Tri-County lakes in anticipation of the 2015 Washington state fishing season (starts April 25).

April 21st

Blogger contributes to Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee

April 21, 2015

Lifestyle blogger and former Arden resident Terri Elders is one of the authors included in Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee: The Crazy, Brilliant, and Unforgettable Lessons We’ve Learned from Our Mothers, a compilation of “momisms and other things our mothers taught us throughout the years.” The collection will be released April 30 in both print and eBook format on Amazon and other popular retailers.

You're invited to Chamber

April 21, 2015

Everyone is invited to attend Chamber meetings held on Tuesdays at noon at the Eagles Lodge on North Wynne Street. It is a no-host lunch with a speaker or program for each meeting. We try to publicize these meetings in advance so everyone can make plans to attend. If you would like to make a presentation of interest to the community, call Chamber office 684-5973. We want to thank Tom Webster for his presentation during last weeks’ Chamber luncheon meeting.

April 7th

Duke's Fantastic Freshmen Lead the Blue Devils to the National Title

April 7, 2015

March 24th

Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashes in French Alps With 150 People Onboard

March 24, 2015

An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansa’s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said. "We are sorry to confirm that flight 4U9525 is an accident," the airline said on Twitter.

March 12th

Remaining Kettle Falls 5 acquitted of most charges

March 12, 2015

In what defense lawyers are hailing as a partial triumph, the three remaining members of the Kettle Falls Five were acquitted of four other charges in a marijuana case that has captivated the nation.
Rhonda Lee Firestack-Harvey, her son Roland Gregg and his wife, Michelle, were found guilty last Tuesday evening in Spokane Federal Court of growing between 50 and 100 marijuana plants on their 33-acre property northeast of Kettle Falls.

March 6th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 7 Tips For Delicious Burgers

March 6, 2015

Just a few tricks to making a better burger. Enjoy!

March 5th

Firefighters look to put bond on November ballot

March 5, 2015

Fire Chief Mike Bucy is sounding an alarm for residents of Stevens County Fire District 1.

March 2nd

Poker night benefits ALS

March 2, 2015

Residents in Stevens County and Spokane are coming together to take on a formidable, unrelenting foe: Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
The ALS Service Organization, a local group of ALS patients, family members and volunteers, will host the second annual Monte Carlo Night fundraiser Friday, March 20 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ferguson Bath and Kitchen Gallery, 2304 N. Dollar Road in Spokane Valley. Tickets are $50 a piece.

February 24th

Overflow crowd ignites debate on transportation package

February 24, 2015

OLYMPIA—The Senate’s new transportation package is being hailed for its bipartisan support, while some critics find aspects of it troubling.
The proposals were revealed on Feb. 12 after 22 months of negotiations, and would mostly fund various highway projects in the state’s more congested areas.
The package would raise $15 billion over a 16-year period mostly through an 11.7 cents-per-gallon gas tax im¬plemented over the next three years.

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