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March 25th, 2015

Rally raises awareness about child abuse

March 25, 2015

With April on the horizon, spring is in the air and people are looking forward to warm days and gardening.
However, local child and family advocates have a specific garden in mind that they are hoping the community will support.
On Wednesday, April 1 at noon, Stevens County CASA, Rural Resources Victim Services, and the Colville branch of the Department of Social Health and Services (DSHS), will plant a pinwheel garden on the front lawn of the Stevens County Courthouse in honor of April’s designation as Child Abuse Awareness month.

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 19th

Miss Kettle Royalty take their final bows

March 19, 2015

The Miss Kettle Falls Scholarship Program (MKFSP) is gearing up for another year, but before a new community ambassador is crowned, the 2014 royalty will have a chance to say their goodbyes.
The Miss Kettle Falls Program will be Saturday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kettle Falls Middle School gymnasium. The theme is "V.I.P." and tickets are available at Kettle Falls Pharmacy.
2014 Miss Kettle Falls Cayla Hammond and Alternate Peyton Tucker will take their final walk and bows as Kettle Falls Royalty before new community representatives are selected.

March 17th

Deadline for Photo contest extended

March 17, 2015

It's time once again for the Statesman-Examiner's annual photography contest. The S-E is looking for photos of the Panorama Land area (Stevens, Ferry, and Pend Orielle Counties). Area events, wildlife, landscapes, landmarks, or other Panorama Land photographs you would like to share are all eligible. Grand Prize is $100 cash, First Place is $75, Second Place is $50 and Third Place is $25. Photo winners will be published in the Statesman-Examiner.

March 13th

City looking for a few good volunteers

March 13, 2015

The City of Colville currently has vacancies on the following boards, commissions and committees.

Airport Advisory Board (2 openings)
Assists in basic airport planning, operates and maintains the municipal airport, assists in completing written applications for potential funding sources for repairs, improvements or purchase of equipment involving the municipal airport. Consists of nine members that serve a three year term.

Animal Control Advisory Committee (4 vacancies)

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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