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June 13th, 2013

‘This is Colville’s biggest project’: public to meet on storm water utility

June 13, 2013

So, what’s more dire than the need to fix Colville’s streets, straighten out the issue of diagonal parking, or pass an ordinance concerning the feeding of wildlife in the ‘Ville’s neighborhoods?
According to Eric Durpos, Municipal Services Administrator for the City of Colville, it’s how to fund the repairs for the city’s long-suffering storm water infrastructure. Durpos says the city has been searching for funding strategies, applying for grants, and cutting back on costs while updating an aging storm water system that is in critical need of repair.

June 12th

Newport case forwarded to Attorney General

June 12, 2013

The Stevens County Sheriff’s Office has completed its sexual misconduct investigation of Colville police Officer Rex Newport and has turned the case over to prosecutors.
Wednesday morning, Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen said he has formally requested that the state Office of Attorney General handle charging decisions and any potential prosecution of the Colville officer.
Newport, who has worked for Colville police for about 15 years, was placed on administrative leave in March.

June 11th

Cement truck hits car in Colville

June 11, 2013

Colville police, firefighters and Stevens County Ambulance EMTs responded to a vehicle collision around noon on Tuesday, June 11 when a cement truck rear-ended a car on 3rd Avenue and Cedar Street. One of the car's occupants was transported to Providence Mount Carmel Hospital and later released. Two other vehicle occupants were treated for minor injuries at the scene. The driver of the cement truck was not injured.

June 6th

Designs by Debbie: Now for something completely different

June 6, 2013

When it comes to the artistry of floral arrangements, Debbie Therrian is kind of a big deal. Not that she acts as such, but Therrian's talents have taken her from Nevada to California, where she reigned at floral shows with her unique, expressive arrangements and was even honored as a top designer when she was 19-years-old.

June 5th

Youth Outdoor Experience provides unique opportunity

June 5, 2013

Firearms’ safety
is the focus

For most people to try their hand at archery and shooting, they would either have to pay for a class or pay a guide for an excursion in the country­side that most Tri-County residents take for granted.

TJ Baun is busy on the mats this month

June 5, 2013

Local wrestler
heads to Indy

Colville Junior High School and Basement Boys’ wrestling standout TJ Baun will be busy this month with regional and national tournaments.
Baun and his father Tom left Colville on June 4 for the Schoolboy/Girl National Duals in Indianapolis, Indiana. That tournament will run June 5-9 at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis.
Baun, age 14, and an eighth-grader at CJHS, will be competing in his first national duals (Freestyle/Greco) as a member of Team Washington. He’ll be wrestling in the 98- pound class.

GU women back for Panorama girl’s camp

June 5, 2013

Camp will also
feature SFCC
head coach

Members of the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team will be back to help with the annual Panorama Girl’s Basketball Camp later this month.
One of the best basketball camp buys anywhere will make its annual run at Colville High School Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21.

Gerald Knapp

June 5, 2013

Gerald Merton Knapp, 77, of Clarkston, passed away May 24, 2013 at his home. He was born April 28, 1936, to Oak and Mary (Hansen) Knapp in Orofino. He attended Colville High School and was in the graduating class of 1954. Gerald attended Washington State University and graduated from there in 1958 with a degree in civil engineering. He was in the National Guard in 1958.
Gerald married Judith Ann (Judy) Sieger April 8, 1962 in Colville. She passed away Oct. 17, 2010.
He married Diane Gentry Rodakowski Sept. 22, 2012 in Coeur d’Alene.

Robert Ruff

June 5, 2013

Robert Ellis Ruff passed away on May 4, 2013 in Evans. He was born the son of Reuben and Edna Ruff on Jan. 12, 1919 in Montpelier, MN. Robert was best known in the community as “Grandpa” or “Cowboy Bob.” He would always greet you with a smile.

Nathalie Harris

June 5, 2013

Nathalie Ella Harris was welcomed into the loving arms of her family at 4:27 p.m. on May 21, 2013 in Spokane.
Her grace and presence filled the room and touched the lives of those present for only an hour before she answered the call of her Lord and Savior. The love she offered began at the mo¬ment of her conception and gave hope, future dreams and the promise of new life for over 25-weeks. She leaves im¬measur¬able faith in the promise that her family will see her again in the arms of Jesus.

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