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October 12th, 2011

Colville Hatchery closed for good?

October 12, 2011

After three years of funding from the Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT), the Colville Fish Hatchery could be closing once and for all, says Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Regional Fish Program Manager John Whalen.
The facility was slated for closure under 2009 state budget cuts.
The Colville Hatchery annually provides about 409,000 trout and Kokanee salmon fry to support recreational fishing in lakes in Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties.

Chewelah passes ORV ordinance

October 12, 2011

In a 5 to 2 vote, the Chewelah City Council approved opening city streets to off-road vehicle (ORV) use in a move they hope will help boost tourism and improve recreation opportunities in the community. Chewelah Mayor Clancy Bauman said the city is hoping to increase its appeal to recreationists who use all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, four-wheel drive vehicles and dune buggies. Snowmobiles are not included in the ORV ordinance. “We are hoping to draw more recreationists to our town that can ride around and stop in at our restaurants and gas stations,” Bauman said.

October 5th

‘To keep a civilized society’

October 5, 2011

The Stevens County Commissioners will be asking voters for a sales tax increase this fall to fund one of the county services that Commissioner Malcolm Friedman said helps “keep a civilized society.”
“There are a few basic services that keep us a civilized society, like road maintenance, law enforcement and courts,” said Friedman.

Virgil Austin Jr.

October 5, 2011

Virgil Austin Taylor Jr. passed away Sept. 9 at the age of 79. He was born in Pueblo, CO on Feb. 20, 1932 and had been a 30-year resident of Stevens County. Funeral service was held Sept. 15 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Colville. He was laid to rest at Rice. A loving husband and father, he was preceded in death by his son, Jon E. Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lura E. Taylor, and five children: Debra S. Dickinson, Tyra L. Taylor, Sandra K. Sattler, Erin L. Belmont and Matthew T. Taylor. He was the grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of 10.

Larry Lawrence

October 5, 2011

Larry Eugene Lawrence, loving father, husband, brother and friend was known by his love of fishing and hunting. He was a great man and a hard worker. He is loved and will be missed by his wife, Barbara; children, Sarah, Jeramie, Cody and Terena; brothers, Dale, Jerry, and John (Tigger); niece, Bobi Urrutia and his friends, some who included Garry King and Yogi; and his numerous cousins like Kris Palm. You will be missed by us all. Remember when?

Pam Maine

October 5, 2011

Pamela “Pam” Sue Maine of Colville, passed away on Sept. 16, 2011 in Spokane at the age of 63. Pam was born on July 14, 1948 in Seattle, the daughter of Alonzo Percival and Catherine Scott.

Lois Gordon Christensen

October 5, 2011

Lois Gordon Christensen, age 90, returned peacefully to her heavenly “ home” on Sunday morning, Oct. 2, 2011. For the past two years, Lois has been lovingly cared for by the kind staff at the Pinewood Terrace Nursing home in Colville. She delighted in visits from her family, looking forward to and often joining in as they sang her favorite songs and hymns. She would often ask, “Where is Bob?” not remembering that her husband of 61 years had passed away on Sunday, Jan. 2 this same year.
Lois was born to Daniel and Bessie Gordon on May 1, 1921. She was the third of five children.

Doris True

October 5, 2011

Doris Elaine True passed away Sept. 28, 2011. She was born March 23, 1933 to Lawrence and Emma Fitzthum in Snohomish.
She married the love of her life, Richard True, and started a family-owned shoe store. In 1978 they moved to Republic and purchased Tiffany’s Resort on Curlew Lake. In 1982 they retired and moved to Colville where she enjoyed gardening and planting.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard.

Putting the “try” in Triathlon: Run, hamster, run!

October 5, 2011

I hate treadmills. Hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. Perhaps hate is too strong an utterance for a machine that is basically the bastard offspring of a conveyor belt and hamster wheel, so let me rephrase that. If treadmills were the symbolic piñata of all my prejudices and distaste for physical fitness, I would hang it from a tree branch and beat the ever-loving stuffing out of it.

Chewelah hopes to get back on winning track

October 5, 2011

The Chewelah Cougars volleyball team is entering a tough stretch of games and looking to find consistency in the midst of a five-match losing streak. Last week, the Cougars dropped three hard-fought matches against Newport, Kettle Falls and Riverside, while struggling on offense, defense and serving at various times in the past week.
“We matched up well, but we broke down defensively quite a bit,” coach Wendy Stenbeck said. “The other teams didn’t...they out hustled us.”

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