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Habitat for Humanity store vandalized

November 28, 2014

Employees of the Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Colville Valley Thrift Store had a rude start to the work day Friday morning when it was discovered that the front door of the business had been vandalized. The incident is thought to have occurred between Wednesday evening and early Friday morning. Colville Police Officer Ron Maxey responded to the call placed by a HFH employee that discovered the damage when readying the store, located at 480 N. Main Street, for its Black Friday retail sale.

Christmas Tree Lighting this Friday

November 26, 2014

The annual Christmas Tree Lighting will kick off the holiday season in downtown Colville on Friday, Nov. 28. Beginning at 1 p.m., Dean Henry will hitch up his Belgium horses for free wagon rides followed by the tree lighting at 6 p.m. with Santa Claus in Heritage Court. Pictures with Santa will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Home Design (after tree lighting).

Murphy’s Law rears its ugly head at S-E

November 25, 2014

Mama told me there would be days (weeks?) like this. Anytime you are mostly at the mercy of technology (much of it aging), Murphy’s hackneyed philosophy (smile, tomorrow might be worse) tends to invoke its own self on occasion. Yes, stuff happens, whether you want it to or not. I won’t belabor you with the history and histrionics of the situation, but suffice to say, the newspaper production process was anything but normal earlier this week.

Overwhelming support for Interim Superintendent Lewis

November 18, 2014

A few hold onto promise

The recent community forum hosted by the Colville School Board filled the Colville High School auditorium with concerned parents, district employees, and other members of the community who took the time to articulate their opinions and perspectives on the action item to contract Interim Superintendent Pete Lewis as the permanent superintendent and skip an expensive superintendent search altogether.

Incumbents keep seats, li­brary levy fails

November 18, 2014

Election to be
certified Nov. 25

As results for the Nov. 4 Gen­eral Election rolled in last week, it became clear that incumbents could breathe a sigh of relief, if they worked up a sweat at all about keeping their respective elected seats. Though some races were close, the majority of Stevens Count voters tended to go with whom they knew.
Of the 28,573 ballots that were sent out to registered vot­ers by the Stevens County De­partment of Elections, 10,287 had been counted as of last Fri­day morning.

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