Curious on residents' take on the town wildlife, including large flocks of turkey, and almost tame deer. Are they good for the town or do they pose some hazards in out of town flocks, yard maintenance, and personal safety?
Kettle Falls Avista customers north of Nancy Creek Rd. will be affected by a planned outage Tuesday, March 14. The outage is planned to begin an 9 a.m. and should end at 2 p.m., and impacted customers will be notified.
On 02-22-23 The Stevens County Sheriff's Office Pro Active Narcotics Enforcement Unit conducted a search warrant on a tent and vehicle of a resident of 405 Louis Perras Rd, the homeless encampment in Colville. Unit members had conducted multiple controlled narcotics purchases within the camp…
The National Weather Service predicts snowfall early Sunday morning, accumulating from 2-5 inches in the Colville area, but um to 14 inches in the Cascade passes. With temperatures worming back up to highs in the low 30's.
The Stevens County Sheriff's Department begins it's push for a new jail and/or justice center, requesting the public's support in raising funds for the project. A combination of bonds, sales tax increase, state and federal funding would be needed. In the attached link Sheriff Brad Manke outl…
Colville Kiwanis Youth Softball applications are out at Colville schools and Clark’s All Sports. Registrations are due by March 16. There will be two leagues, a majors and minors, majors are for ages 10, 11, and 12 years of age, while minors are for played in the second grade 10 and under. T…
Thomas Wysocki has joined the Stevens County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Wysocki has worked for the Colville Police Department for the previous two years and been a Stevens County resident since 2015. In this photo Stevens County Sheriff Brad Manke (R) swears in Thomas Wysocki (L).
Between Thursday Evening at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday Feb 6 at noon there was a break in at the current Hope Street Restoration worksite at 640 N. Elm. A significant amount of tools were taken, including multiple Makita battery-operated tools, Makita batteries and double battery charger, Makita c…
Colville will kick off the 1A postseason at home, the girls; will host Medical Lake on Feb 7 @ 6 p.m. while the boys will host Newport on Feb 8 @ 6 p.m. Both of those games will be loser out.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — Those who braved the cold of a February morning at Gobbler’s Knob hoping for a promise of relief from the icy chill ultimately walked away disappointed Thursday, when Punxsutawney Phil — Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of Prognosticators — proclaimed that six more weeks of winte…
According to the National Weather Service an Arctic front will drop down out of Canada on Saturday bringing scattered snow showers, cold temperatures, and gusty north to northeast winds. Very cold Arctic air could result in a flash freeze of any moisture on roads by Saturday morning. The gus…
Today, Thursday, January 26, Colville Chamber After Hours will be held at Main Street Floral. Owner Sarah O’Hair and Main Street Floral are celebrating 20 years in the floral business. Join us from 5-6:30 to celebrate Sarah. Main Street Floral is located at 104 N. Main St. Sarah will have pr…
The regularly scheduled January 25, 2023 School Board Meeting for the Colville School District will have both an in-person and remote option for patrons. The meeting will be held at 6:00 PM at the District Office located at 217 S. Hofstetter.
Saturday, November 10 was a busy day for Santa and his helpers in Colville. From flying in at the Colville Airport, then off to breakfast at the Elk's Lodge. While this was going on there was the Candy Cane Lane happening at the Community College.
On Saturday Kettle Falls got together and lit their Christmas Tree, with a parade and Santa. Photos by Brandon Hansen
Due to dangerous weather and hazardous road conditions the Colville, Kettle Falls, Chewelah, Valley, and Mary Walker school districts will be closed today, Northport is still on a 2 hour late start. Will update if more school district statuses become known.
The latest ballot count was released on November 17, and the leaders of all the contested races maintained their leads established on Tuesday November 8.
The local VFW posts of Colville and Kettle Falls held their Veterans Day ceremony at the Stevens County Courthouse. There were speeches about the meaning and history of Veterans Day by VFW Commanders Mike Humble and Christopher Ory, and appreciation given to those who served. Local veterans …
Here is a photo gallery of the Colville High Schools annual Veterans Day Assembly today Nov 10. There was music by the Colville High School band and poetry read and the sacrifices of the assembled veterans celebrated by those in attendance.
The first count of ballots has been released by the Stevens County Auditors Office. A total of 8,536 ballots were counted today and the county estimates there are currently 9,000 ballots left to count. Here are the results of that first counting in the contested Stevens County races. The nex…
Remember it's your right to vote, ballots can be turned in today at the Stevens County Courthouse at the Auditor's Office or the outside drop box in the back of the courthouse by the Elm Street entrance.
There are numerous power outages in the area. The hardest hit areas are along the Addy-Gifford Road near Gifford, Addy-Cedonia Road near Huckleberry Mtn, and from Cedonia down to Fort Spokane. The outages are currently affecting around 600 customers and power is estimated to be restored betw…
Colivlle held its Kiddie and Pet Parade this evening (Oct, 28) and the Annual Moonlight Madness sale begins downtown soon after the parade from 6 to 9 p.m.
On October 12, 2022, at approximately 3:15 pm, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a person with a weapon call in the 42800 block of N. Spotted Road in North Spokane County.
In a press release by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) the public is notified of a self service kiosk in Colville to test for Chronic Wasting Disease in deer and elk.
At 4:25 p.m. today the following notice was sent to Colville School District families and staff: There was a school bus accident that occurred at 3:15 PM today at the corner of Hofstetter and Columbia. One adult bicyclist and one student from the bus were transported to the hospital with no…
The WSDOT has announced the Look Lake Roundabout Project is finished and all detours have been lifted.
Kettle Falls baseball split a doubleheader with Reardan with a 3-2
Stevens County Treasurer Leslie Valz has announced her campaign to run for re-election in 2022. This will be Valz third campaign as Treasurer. Valz is excited to continue to build on the processes she and her team have implemented over her last term to make her office the best possible exper…
Two Chewelah sisters were chosen the first Tony Gallo's Agricultural Essay contest. 2nd place was Kaitlynn Hartill, and 1st place goes to Milayna Hartill. Both girls were chosen from contributed essays that told "What agriculture means to me". Kim Gallo is excited to keep her dad's memory al…
A Colville icon, Ron's Stop N Shop leased by Ronald and Betty Derogatis was taken down last week to make room for the bigger sales lot for Colville Toyota. Kelly Cobos also told us the back building will be used for training and for a detailing facility.
A disciplinary letter was given to Ramona Colvin on the 7th of March from Lorrie Sampson, the Stevens County Coroner, telling her "Based upon the above-mentioned conduct, I find I have no choice, but to terminate your employment effective immediately. More information in this week's Statesma…
On 03/05/22 at approximately 14:25 the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car versus pedestrian collision in the 700 block of Douglas Falls Rd north of Colville. Subsequent investigation revealed that 36 year old Colville resident Chad Warren was driving a silver 2007 Pon…
Based on information from the Center of Disease Control, the mask mandate in Washington State will be lifted on March 12, 2022. They will still be required in certain settings like healthcare, correction facilities and long-term care facilities.
Kevin Knight, Principle at the Colville High School has been named the new interim Superintendent of the Colville School District, after current superintendent Steve Fisk resigns.
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers statement about Kettle Falls School District and Governor Inslee
Kettle Falls School District canceled classes yesterday out of fear of retribution from Governor Inslee, who is threatening drop-in inspections and devastating fines for each student who is not wearing a mask. This comes after the WA Department of Labor and Industry reversed their determinat…
Kettle Falls, and Colville School Boards voted to reinstate the wearing of masks at school starting Monday February 28th. More information in next week's Statesman Examiner.
After being sent a warning last Tuesday from the OSPI, Kettle Falls School District closed down their schools Thursday. They said they need to "analyze new information regarding masking requirements."
Governor Jay Inslee said in a press conference last Thursday, that indoor mask mandates would end starting March 21, as long trends stay going down.
Many people in the Tri County areas woke to freezing temperatures on Tuesday, and Wednesday isn't looking any better. Temperatures have seen -16 on the top of Tiger, by Beaver Lodge this morning. Becareful outside, and make sure your pets and are staying warm.
Spokane Bins opened in early February, just north of Downtown Spokane at 14 E. Mission #5. The store is a returned merchandise reseller and acquires returned products from Amazon which they then sell at a highly discounted rate. According to a study done by NRF, consumers returned an estimat…
Colville School Board votes to join with Kettle Falls in making masks optional for students.
Colville girls' basketball are state bound after beating Omak 66-51.
In response to overturning the mask mandate, Kettle Falls school district receives violation and threats to stop funding from the OSPI.
Kettle Falls School District Community, Tonight, the Kettle Falls School Board voted to make masks optional for all students and staff, effective immediately Staff and students will no longer be required to wear masks in any Kettle Falls School District facility or vehicles.
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According to Washington State Patrol there was a fatality collision 4 miles south of Chewelah this morning at approximately 7:20 a.m. The vehicle struck a power pole. More information in next week's Statesman Examiner.
- Is town wildlife good for all or are their herd/flock sizes getting out of hand?
- Planned Avista Outage for Kettle Falls Area
- State Basketball Update
- Drug Arrest at Colville Homeless Camp
- Snow Returning this Weekend
- New Justice Center Sought
- 85th Cattlemen's Banquet Successful
- Colville Playing to Stay Alive in Postseason
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