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October 17th, 2012

Is the government counting your kid's calories?

October 17, 2012

School lunches are shrinking in public schools across the nation due to regulations enforced by the Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act of 2010.
The new regulations require more fruits and vegetables, but for the first time they also mandate a calorie count for lunch. (The new calorie count for K-5 is 550 to 650, the calorie count for grades 6-8 is 600 to 700, and the calorie count for grades 9-12 is 750 to 850.)

October 10th

SCCA asks F&W Commission for regional delisting

October 10, 2012

Several members of the Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA) submitted testimony to the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission last Friday on the resurgence of Gray Wolves in Eastern Washington. The Commission hearing on Oct. 5 included an update from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on the removal six members of the Wedge wolf pack. The removal was approved by the Commission due to the persistent attacks on cattle by the Wedge wolves.

Columbia-Inchelium rolls past outmanned Waterville

October 10, 2012

Wolves visit
Northport Friday

A Columbia-Inchelium football team that struggled with consistency and continuity early-on this football season seems to be rounding into form as the stretch run toward the 1B (eight-man) football playoffs looms.
The Timberwolves (4-2, 2-1) blasted overmatched Waterville (1-5, 1-2) last Friday afternoon at Inchelium, 62-12, in a battle of Northeast 1B North and NE 1B South teams.
C-I rolled to a 24-6 first quarter lead and increased that working margin to 44-12 at halftime.

Learning by doing

October 10, 2012

Kettle Falls elementary school students were recently treated to a short trip on Lake Roosevelt via canoe provided by Voyages of Rediscovery. A river-based environmental education program, Voyages of Rediscovery has been creating dugout canoes at the Kettle Falls Historical Center from donated cedar logs. Students came to the center on a field trip to learn how the canoes are made my hand and about the history and heritage of the Columbia River. To learn more, go to http://www.voyagesofrediscovery.com.

First place on the line when Freeman visits Chewelah

October 10, 2012

Cougars escape
Medical Lake

The Chewelah Cougars (5-1, 3-0) went into their game at Medical Lake (5-1, 3-1) last Friday knowing the winner would be in no worse than a tie for first place in the Northeast A League after that night’s game. The Cougars built big first half lead and managed to hold on for a 33-28 win.
Jenkins High and Freeman are tied atop the NEA standings this week. ML is one game back.
“It was a big win for us,” said head coach Jim Fisk, “I thought, as a team, we played well, Medical Lake is a good team--the best we’ve played in our league this year.”

Hunters head to the dry woods

October 10, 2012

Modern firearms’ deer season opens

October is a big month for hunters. Many of the most popular hunting seasons get (or go) underway this month.
Hunters heading out in search of deer, ducks, geese and other game birds are cautioned that most of the state hasn’t experienced appreciable rainfall in several weeks—and months.

October 3rd

Colville stays unbeaten, but injuries take a toll

October 3, 2012

Crossover
up next

Colville High continued its impressive and unbeaten run through the September high school volleyball season last week.
But the Indians (8-0), who haven’t lost a game yet, much less a match this season, lost standout middle hitter Aubrey Buckner last weekend at Clarkston to a possible season-ending knee injury.
Fellow middle hitter Chantel Nussbaum went down earlier in the week with an ankle injury.

Carpenter breaks through with big Can-Am win

October 3, 2012

Indians busy this week

The Can-Am Cross Country In­vitational meet, held annually at the Kettle Falls Recreational Area for over 25 years, featured one of its largest-ever turnouts last Sat­urday under sunny, warm late September skies.
The field included 17 high school teams and six junior high teams (325 runners).
The highlights for Colville star­ted with Colville Junior High School sixth-grade phenom Kassie Brooks winning the girl’s race by half a second, followed by running newcomer T.J. Braun finishing a close second for the Colville Junior High boys.

Unbeaten Medical Lake next for Chewelah

October 3, 2012

Chewelah eases
past Kettle Falls

The keys for the Chewelah Cougars (4-1, 2-0) coming into last Friday afternoon’s game against Kettle Falls (0-5, 0-3) were to take control early, keep mistakes to a minimum and get through the game healthy.
The Cougars accomplished all three goals, dominating the Bulldogs on both sides of the ball on their way to a 36-6 victory.
“We played up,” said head coach Jim Fisk. “You have to play at a high level all the time in our league.
“Overall, we did a good job; we didn’t make any glaring errors.”

Two birds with one stone (or shot)

October 3, 2012

DelRae Bultina is not from this area, but she is invested in it all the same. The 53-year-old Burbank resident has been journeying to Gifford for over 20 years with her husband, Marvin, to hunt turkeys every spring and fall.

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