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Firefighters look to put bond on November ballot

March 5, 2015

Fire Chief Mike Bucy is sounding an alarm for residents of Stevens County Fire District 1.

Poker night benefits ALS

March 2, 2015

Residents in Stevens County and Spokane are coming together to take on a formidable, unrelenting foe: Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
The ALS Service Organization, a local group of ALS patients, family members and volunteers, will host the second annual Monte Carlo Night fundraiser Friday, March 20 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ferguson Bath and Kitchen Gallery, 2304 N. Dollar Road in Spokane Valley. Tickets are $50 a piece.

Overflow crowd ignites debate on transportation package

February 24, 2015

OLYMPIA—The Senate’s new transportation package is being hailed for its bipartisan support, while some critics find aspects of it troubling.
The proposals were revealed on Feb. 12 after 22 months of negotiations, and would mostly fund various highway projects in the state’s more congested areas.
The package would raise $15 billion over a 16-year period mostly through an 11.7 cents-per-gallon gas tax im¬plemented over the next three years.

Wolf Advisory Group has some new faces

February 20, 2015

The Wolf Advisory Group, which advises the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on wolf recovery and management, has added nine members. Their appointments are for two-year terms.
The additions swell this diverse group’s numbers to 18. The group was formed by WDFW in 2013 with nine members who represented the interests of cattle ranchers, hunters and wolf advocates in Washington.
New members from Northeast Washington named to the group include Tim Coleman of Republic (Kettle Range Conservation Group), and Janey Howe of Colville, a Colville teacher and part-time range rider.

A moment to remember

February 18, 2015

Colville High’s Alex Linn shares a moment with his sisters after the 113-pounder qualified for the state championship Mat Classic in the Tacoma Dome later this week. Linn dropped a tough 5-4 decision in the 113-pound championship match at the regional tournament in Leavenworth last Saturday (Cascade High School). See more photos in this edition of S-E Sports.

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