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October 10th, 2013

Sam Shuhda

October 10, 2013

Sam Shuhda (age 87) passed away Oct. 6, 2013. He was born on Sept. 19, 1926, in Brooklyn, NY. Sam was the fourth of six children born to Habib and Regina Shuhda, immigrants from Syria and Lebanon.

Colville pulls some surprises in rare home meet at Dominion Meadows

October 10, 2013

Carpenter, Lee
lead the way

Last Wednesday afternoon, Colville hosted both the East Valley Knights and Clarkston Bantams in a Great Northern League double duel cross- country race at Dominion Meadows Golf Course, arguably the best location in the Great Northern League.
The CHS harriers entered competition as decisive underdogs. By the end of the day, that designation was in serious question as the Indians ran what coach Dean Fischer called their best team effort of the season.

Chewelah comeback earns big win over hard-luck Kettle Falls

October 10, 2013

Kettle can’t
hold late lead

The Chewelah Cougars broke into the win column last Friday night with a come from behind 13-12 victory over Northeast A League rival, Kettle Falls.
While the Cougars didn’t play their best game, they did enough on both sides of the ball to earn their first win of the season. That was good enough for head coach Jim Fisk, whose mostly inexperienced team has struggled this fall.
“I would have liked to see us play better, but I can’t complain,” Fisk said. “Offensively, we did what we had to do--that’s what counts.”

Hubbard headed to Santa Clara

October 10, 2013

Solid recruiting
class for Keating

Colville High senior Matt Hubbard has made an oral commitment to play for coach Kerry Keating’s Santa Clara Broncos.
The 6-9 Hubbard, an All-Great Northern League and Northeast A League pick his first three years at CHS and the team’s leading scorer and rebounder all three seasons, says he’s excited to be heading to the West Coast Conference school.
“It feels so good to have gotten through the whole recruiting process,” one of the top prep players in the Northwest said last week. “It was pretty stressful toward the end of it.”

October 8th

Amber Alerts still in full operation, despite shutdown

October 8, 2013

The Washington State Patrol is reminding both the public and other law enforcement agencies that the AMBER Alert system is in full operation despite the shutdown of the federal government.

“We’re hearing of incorrect reports on both mainstream and social media about the status of the AMBER Alert System,” said Carri Gordon, AMBER Alert Coordinator for the Washington State Patrol. “The system is in full operation, and ready to help recover an abducted child.”

October 7th

Ina King

October 7, 2013

Ina Irene King, a 48-year resident of Rice, passed away on Sept. 23, 2013 at the age of 91 in Colville. Ina was born on July 10, 1922 in Alamo, NV, the daughter of Joseph and Edna Irene (Cutler) Cox.
Ina was raised and attended school in Alamo. There she graduated from high school in 1941. She then moved to Salt Lake City to attend Heneger Business School. While attending business school, she met James “Jim” King. On July 15, 1942 Ina and Jim were wed in Alamo. She continued and completed her education at Heneger through correspondence.

October 4th

Colville police officer faces felony charges

October 4, 2013

Colville police officer Rex Newport, a 15-year veteran of the Colville Police Department, was charged with seven criminal counts, including four felonies involving alleged sexual encounters with women while in uniform that date back to 2011, according to documents filed in Stevens County Superior Court Friday afternoon.
"Our office did file charges (against Newport) today," said Stevens County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Rasmussen. "The prosecution will be handled by by the Washington State Attorney General's Office."

October 1st

Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge Closed Due to Federal Shutdown

October 1, 2013

The Federal Government will be closed as current funding expired on September 30, 2013. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is very much aware that any lapse in appropriations imposes hardships on those we serve. Due to this event, the Little Pend Oreille and Inland Northwest National Wildlife Refuge Complex offices and refuges will be closed to the public.

September 27th

Park Service doesn't confirm or deny names of rangers in shooting

September 27, 2013

Community members gathered along the highway outside of the National Park Service (NPS) ranger station in Kettle Falls last Wednesday, and in front of the Stevens County Courthouse Friday morning to protest the agency’s handling of a noise compliant that turned violent at the Kettle River Campground on Sept. 14.

September 25th

Kettle Falls EL program gets props from Parents

September 25, 2013

It’s not every day that a local school gets credence from a national magazine regarding its teaching model. That’s exactly what happened, though, when Kettle Falls Elementary School (KFES) was praised for its Expeditionary Learning (EL) program in the upcoming October issue of Parents magazine, an American mass circulation monthly magazine that features scientific information on child development geared to help parents in raising their children. The magazine sells an average of 1000,000 copies per month.

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