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Foreign exchange student drowns near Northport

July 11, 2014

A 15-year-old foreign exchange student from South Korea drowned near Northport late Thursday afternoon, according to the Stevens County Sheriff's Department.
"From my understanding of the situation, a small group of teenagers was swimming near the boat launch in Northport City Park when the young man (exchange student) became tired and went under the water," Allen said Friday morning. "Another youth was swimming with him, and made it back to shore. They were about 15 to 20 feet out in the water."
The teenager was staying with a host family in Northport.

24 paintings, 24 hours

July 10, 2014

Chewelah residents and passersby will have more than Chataqua to check out this week, though John Lasater’s event might be a little subtler. Lasater, an artist from Siloam, Arkansas, will have coffee in hand and his easel set up as he paints 24 scenic pictures of the town of Chewelah in 24 hours. He will start Thursday, July 10 in the afternoon and finish around 5 p.m. Friday, July 11.
“There will be a lot of coffee,” laughs Lasater, when asked how he plans to stay motivated for the entire 24-hours.

Hear the sounds of Michael Pickett

July 3, 2014

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Water conservation starts with education, says City of Colville

July 2, 2014

Water conservation may not seem prudent during a summer where the rain has been preva­lent, particularly this month, but then this is not a new con­cept to the City of Colville.
In the past decade since the city developed its existing con­servation plan, new technolo­gies, new attitudes and new goals have raised the bar in terms of water use efficiencies.
Municipal Services Adminis­trator Eric Durpos recently an­nounced at a public meeting to discuss water conservation that the city wants to work with resi­dents toward that goal.

Movie shoot underway in Chewelah, Colville area

June 28, 2014

Anticipation and patience were virtues of the day as actors waited in the American Legion Hall in Chewelah for filming on Rum Runners to begin. A movie set in the prohibition era, Rum Runners is directed by Bill Nelson of Valley and stars Yves Bright, Brian Stuart Boyd, Natasha Dee, Sarah Denison, and Vernon Wells of Commando and Mad Max 2 fame. Filming locations include Valley and Chewelah, Colville, Barstow, and The Davenport Hotel in Spokane.

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