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January 27th, 2015

Elder abuse: What you can do

January 27, 2015

Join us for another installment of The Last Will and Embezzlement. As requested, we will be bringing this valuable event to the brand new HUB Senior Center in Colville! Family Support Center is co-hosting with ResCare HomeCare and it's the grand opening of the HUB.

*Open your eyes to the issue*

January 23rd

Family loses house in fire

January 23, 2015

The fire that leveled the house belonging to Steve and Christie Adams last Wednesday (Jan. 21) may have taken the family's material possessions, but the community is stepping up to try and fill the void. A benefit dinner and auction is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 6 at the Stevens County Ag. Trade Center in Colville. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. consists of spaghetti, garlic bread and salad. Dinner is catered by TJ's and there will be a no host bar. The auction starts at 7 p.m. Cost to attend the dinner and auction is $25 and cost to attend just the auction is $10.

January 21st

Colville council has yet to chose a mayor

January 21, 2015

The Colville City Council was faced with a difficult decision last Tuesday evening when they debated who should be mayor in the wake of Colville Mayor Deborah Rarrick’s death.
Rarrick, who was just shy of finishing her four-year term by 10 months, passed away in December due to brain cancer.
Council member and Mayor Pro Tempore Nancy Foll and Interim Mayor Pro Tempore Lou Janke handled the majority of city business while Rarrick was on sick leave.

January 20th

Things to do: Upcoming events and activities

January 20, 2015

Chamber will be having a Ribbon Cutting with Joe Christensen—State Farm Insurance at noon this Thursday, Jan. 22. His office is located at 775 S. Main Street, Suite B in Colville.

The Home & Garden Show 2015 will be at the Community College on March 20-21. Chamber has mailed registrations out last week. If you have not received yours in the mail and/or would like to attend, stop by or call us for a form!

Chamber Meetings:

January 15th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations

January 15, 2015

Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards on February 22 and the list of who will be nominated for an Oscar has been announced. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman lead the nominations list with nine each. Meryl Streep nabbed her 19th nomination, and Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive acting nod. Four Brits were nominated this year in the Best Acting categories, Felicity Jones has been nominated along with fellow British actress Rosamund Pike and Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch.

January 13th

Public invited to welding show at CHS

January 13, 2015

Colville High School weld shop will have a Welding Trade Show open to the public on Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. New welding and cutting machines will be available for use, as well as new tools. Steel and aluminum weld processes will be demonstrated so that attendees may have hands-on experience. Anyone with an interest in welding and cutting processes is invited to attend. Those attending should drive to the back of the high school. The gate to the weld shop will be open.
For more information, call Emil Rosenberg at 684-7803.

January 9th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Things to Know for Today

January 9, 2015

Some of the stories that will be talked about today: House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline. It's still not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea's networks last month. Obama administration officials are not providing any details about the proposal to give every American student two years of community college for free... no word on where the money would come to pay for it.

January 6th

Pets & service dogs: Setting the record straight on a fuzzy issue

January 6, 2015

It seems to be a question in constant need of clarification: what makes a service dog a service dog? What’s the difference between a service dog and a companion dog (pet)? Do businesses have the right to ask someone with a service dog to leave?
It’s a slew of uncertainties that can land business owners and public entities in legal hot water for discrimination.
However, it’s not asking questions of the animal owner that is wrong, says longtime dog trainer and competition judge, Jody Hoffman. It’s knowing what questions to ask.

January 5th

Now coming to a theater near you: Beer and wine

January 5, 2015

Now at a local movie theater near you: beer and wine.
A bill approved by the Washington State House of Representatives in 2013 made it legal for movie theaters to sell wine and beer to patrons 21 and over. It also allows small venues that serve food to sell hard alcohol.
The Alpine Theater in Colville filed their application to serve beer and wine with the Washington State Liquor Control Board last September. The Colville business was approved in October 2014 and began selling alcohol about three weeks ago, according to owner Steve Wisner.

January 2nd

Movies to look forward to in 2015

January 2, 2015

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