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January 28th, 2014

Dances of Universal Peace promotes unity

January 28, 2014

Just looking at Stazya Richman and Myriah Pazereckas, one might not think the two women have much in common: Rich­man is a classically trained vo­calist who sings like a bird and Pazereckas is a counselor with an analytical mind. But one thing the two longtime friends are enthusiastic about is Dances of Universal Peace (DUP), the monthly song and dance movement that takes place in the Colville Public Li­brary.

Auto Vue Drive-In gets new screen

January 28, 2014

The efforts to keep the Auto Vue Drive-In near Colville from going the way of the dinosaur have been rewarded.
According to owner Steve Wisner, he has recently purchased a digital, 65-foot wide movie screen from the now closed Park In Drive-In at Soap Lake.
“This is really exciting, and I want to thank the lady who tipped me off about the screen,” said Wisner last Friday.

Sherman’s wild march to the frozen Super Bowl

January 28, 2014

I will be the first to admit that I am not a big NFL fan. Mostly, that’s because I work the Statesman Sunday Sabbath and don’t see many games.
But I have always been a Seattle Seahawks’ fan and I’ve been a fan of a couple of the team’s key players—quarterback Russell Wilson and cornerback Richard Sherman.
Yes, Pete and the boys have put together a juggernaut full of interesting characters.

Who needs the Dream Duals? Colville wins in Vancouver

January 28, 2014

While the schedule indicated that Colville High would be in the Dream Duals field at East Valley High School last Saturday, in reality, the Indians were competing in a much bigger and more prestigious tournament in Vancouver (Heritage High School).

Chewelah picks up a big win over Riverside

January 28, 2014

The Jenkins High girls picked up their second Northeast A League basketball win last week with a 55-37 decision over Riverside.
During a busy week, Chewelah also lost 46-36 to Kettle Falls and 59-36 to Lakeside.
The Cougars played well in stretches, but couldn’t consistently play four complete quarters. One difficult quarter decided a pair of games last week.
Chewelah opened their week with a difficult loss to Kettle Falls (9-7, 4-5).

January 27th

Hunters Rifle & Pistol Club

January 27, 2014

Hunters Rifle & Pistol Club scores for Match No. 5:
Match No. 5 (Rifle): Shawn Merrill, 392; Jim Dubell, 386; Dean Tharaldson, 386. Total: 1,164.
Match No. 5 (Pistol), team No. 1: William Campbell, 292; Shawn Merrill, 283; Vicki Stickney, 274; Scott Stickney, 273. Total: 1,122.
Team No. 2: Dean Tharaldson, 272; Larry Felton, 252; George Lippert, 250; Gale Hergesheimer, 245. Total: 1,019.
Also shooting was Becky Dubell, 230.

Spokane Golf Show is Feb. 15-16

January 27, 2014

The Spokane Golf & Travel Show, in its 16th year, will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center.
The show is the largest consumer golf and travel show in the Spokane and Coeur d’ Alene region and features more than 100 exhibitors representing golf retailers, golf manufacturers, golf travel, PGA quick tip instruction, seminars by local PGA professionals, a Demo area, a putting contest, long drive contests and travel and golf give-a-ways and junior golf.

January 23rd

Pakootas will run for Congress

January 23, 2014

INCHELIUM—Colville Tribal leader Joe Pakootas has announced that he will make a run at Congress and the seat held by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Pakootas, CEO of the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation, will run as a Democrat against McMorris Rodgers. Pakootas, 56, says his run is about jobs, economic inequality, health care and education.

January 22nd

Eric Harris found guilty

January 22, 2014

A jury has convicted Colville-area resident Eric Harris of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his younger brother, Larch Harris, last summer.
Eric Harris was arrested shortly after the June 23 shooting that took place at his home in the 400 block of Haller Creek Road, southwest of Colville.
The brothers were arguing over a saddle before the shooting occurred, according to Stevens County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Rasmussen, who prosecuted the case with Deputy Stevens County Prosecuting Attorney, Matt Enzler.

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January 21st

Skiing: A way of life

January 21, 2014

When you think of skiing ,does it usually involve cutting down a spruce, covering the bottom of it with horsehide, then chasing down elk with ropes and spears?
Probably not.
But for the Toha and Kazakh people that live in the Altai Mountains of Northwest China, this is just another winter day, says Nils Larsen, a ski instructor from Curlew who visited the Colville Rotary Club last Wednesday.

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