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November 18th, 2014

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.

City looks at new location for law enforcement

November 18, 2014

Nothing
certain yet

The City of Colville is looking at possibly moving the Colville Police Department to a different location. In this case, the former United States Border Patrol office at 209 E Juniper Ave., adjacent to the Spokane Community Colleges Colville Center and behind South Main Restaurant.
According to Interim Mayor Pro-Tempore Lou Janke, nothing is official yet. Rural Resources Community Action is first in line to potentially convert the building into a men’s shelter, if it meets their needs.

November 7th

Veterans Day Celebrations

November 7, 2014

In honor of Veterans Day, there will be a community event on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in front of the Stevens County Courthouse. There will be a color guard, flag folding ceremony, and speeches in honor of veterans. The public is invited to attend.

November 4th

Our Artists: The creations of Chris Bolduc

November 4, 2014

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Chris Bolduc, originally from Virginia. I went to college at Virginia Commonwealth University, graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Sculpture and Painting. My partner and I were looking for a different way to live and moved to Washington to find it. We ended up in Stevens County after discovering a property that was ideal for raising and keeping horses. My partner is a horse trainer/seller.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?

October 30th

KFHS Robotics Team holds fundraiser Nov. 5

October 30, 2014

The Kettle Falls High School Robotics, otherwise known as the Canine Crusaders, are “off to a great start,” states Canine Crusaders Coach Naomi Edwards.
Referring to last year’s season, Nic Lehman states that, “last year, as a rookie team, we did very well. We came up just shy of worlds [World Robotics Competition].”
Lehman believes he speaks for the team when he expresses how much he wants to get into competition and prove the Canine Crusaders are a force to be reckoned with, and hopefully make it to the World Robotics Competition this upcoming year.

October 22nd

Stevens County man charged with child rape

October 22, 2014

According to Stevens County Superior Court documents, Dr. Craig Morgenstern, an emergency room doctor at the Spokane VA Medical Center, was arrested Monday and charged with child rape in the second degree.
The alleged rape took place at his home in Nine Mile Falls. He was released on a $100,000 bond Tuesday.
Morgenstern works at the Spokane VA hospital as a doctor of osteopathic medicine. He has been licensed to practice medicine in Washington since 2008.

October 20th

Buckhorn Mine in Ferry County will close

October 20, 2014

REPUBLIC – The closure of the Buckhorn Mine near Chesaw will be detrimental to the economies of both Okanogan and Ferry counties.
That was the message delivered to the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and Lt. Gov. Brad Owen earlier this month. The state officials were in town to discuss the economic impact of closure.
The mine employs 230 people and 130 contractors.

October 17th

Ebola Virus: Precautions in place

October 17, 2014

There are no patients with Ebola in Washington state, and there are no plans to evacuate patients to the region in the near future, according to state health officials.
There are also no suspected cases and no one is being monitored, health officials say.
That said, Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, local hospitals and local health officials are ready.

October 13th

VIDEO: CDC Director Urges Hospitals to 'Think Ebola'

October 13, 2014

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