January 29th, 2014
An Anti-levy vandal, or vandals, made their thoughts on the upcoming Maintenance and Operations levy for the Colville School District known when they spray painted the front of the Panorama Alternative School building Wednesday morning. The building is adjacent to the Colville School District office, located at 225 S. Hofstetter, where Colville School District Superintendent Michael Cashion and several other district employees work. The graffiti was written in black spray paint that read, "Vote no on the levy Cashion is a liar."
Just looking at Stazya Richman and Myriah Pazereckas, one might not think the two women have much in common: RichÂman is a classically trained voÂcalist 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 LiÂbrary.
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.
â€śThis is really exciting, and I want to thank the lady who tipped me off about the screen,â€ť said Wisner last Friday.
I will be the first to admit that I am not a big NFL fan. Mostly, thatâ€™s because I work the Statesman Sunday Sabbath and donâ€™t see many games.
But I have always been a Seattle Seahawksâ€™ fan and Iâ€™ve been a fan of a couple of the teamâ€™s key playersâ€”quarterback Russell Wilson and cornerback Richard Sherman.
Yes, Pete and the boys have put together a juggernaut full of interesting characters.
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).
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 couldnâ€™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).
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.
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 dâ€™ 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.
INCHELIUMâ€”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.
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.