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Comics, Shriners' concert, Tiger Tri, oh my! Upcoming events

July 7, 2015

July 7: The Libraries of Stevens County and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation about comic books with artist and writer Megan Kelso, a member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. This free event takes place at 6 pm at Colville Public Library, 195 South Oak Street. For more information, contact Sarah English at and 509-935-6805.

Two suspects rob Orin Rice Road home

July 6, 2015

Local law enforcement is asking anyone with information regarding a Monday morning robbery on Orin Rice Road to contact the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Sheriff Kendle Allen, an armed robbery occurred at the Panorama Mobile Home Park off Orin Rice Road around 2 a.m. Monday, July 6. Two suspects, thought to be men, broke into the home of a couple that manages the mobile home park. Both of the suspects wore masks, and one allegedly had a firearm.
Allen said the couple was not injured during the robbery.

News from the Williams Lake fire line

July 6, 2015

Mop up operations are in full swing on the Williams Lake Road incident today. Firefighters will continue working to strengthen containment lines and locate hot spots around the fire perimeter. Specialized infrared heat detection equipment will be utilized to survey the burned area to detect hot spots. Ground crews will then cool those spots around the entire fire perimeter. Two helicopters remain assigned to the incident and are available for fire suppression.

VIDEO: 'Frozen' Softball Team Will Melt Your Heart

June 23, 2015

The Freeze, an Oklahoma softball team composed of 4 and 5-year-olds, is gaining national attention for playing ball in their Elsa gowns.

Halfway house comes to Colville

June 17, 2015

A new halfway house for men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction is opening its doors in Colville. Located across from Providence Mount Carmel Hospital on Columbia Street, the house was purchased by Barry and Shelley Bacon. The couple is renting the house to Oxford House, Inc.

"There's nothing like it that I know of in the Tri-County area," said Dr. Barry Bacon, who volunteers to work with drug addicts in the Stevens County jail. "It's a chance to try and help people and save the taxpayers' money."

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