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June 24th, 2015
Itâ€™s back with a new twist. This yearâ€™s Steven County Relay for Life (RFL) will be FriÂ¬day, June 26 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Yep Kanum (Colville City) Park. Time-honored features of the event like the Survivorsâ€™ Lap and Luminary Ceremony will still take place, but the 24-hour time frame that has marked Relay is gone, at least for now.
â€śThere will be food, fun, and a chance to help raise money for research and study into a disease that effects a lot of people,â€ť says long-time RFL volunteer Jerry Pechin.
The Freeze, an Oklahoma softball team composed of 4 and 5-year-olds, is gaining national attention for playing ball in their Elsa gowns.
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."
Because of the change in location for Stevens Countyâ€™s annual Relay for Life, the annual Relay for Life Trail Ride and Barbecue will be Saturday, June 27 at the Enright Ranch (917 Highway 20 E. Colville).
Those interested in participating should arrive at 10 a.m. The ride starts promptly at 11 a.m. There will be a potluck after the ride hosted by the Arden Old-Timers Association. Bring a favorite dish for all to enjoy.
There will be t-shirts available for a donation to Relay for Life and a drawing for a Montana Silver belt buckle donated by Clarkâ€™s All Sports.
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Last winterâ€™s relative heat wave was a blessing for Romlyn Conn, 63, a homeless resident of Colville. Conn is easy to spot: her ducks faithfully waddle alongside her and her well-behaved dog, Harvey. She fondly regards her little family as her â€śtraveling petting zoo.â€ť Conn figures she walks around six miles a day, passing the time until she finds a spot to spend the night. After 33 years with her former roommate, it was a decidedly unfriendly parting that launched Conn on her current path of being homeless.
Law enforcement is searching for the suspect who robbed a Kettle Falls coffee stand on Tuesday, May 26. According to Kettle Falls Police Chief Chris Courchene, the robbery occurred at approximately 2:09 p.m. when a male dressed all in black and wearing a ski mask with a skull face entered Ms. B's Haven at Hwy. 395 320 E. Third, and demanded money from the till. The employee that was on shift told police the suspect was skinny with brown eyes and brandished a double-sided dagger with a dark handle.
COLVILLEâ€”A Level 3 registered sex offender living in the Colville area was arrested in Whitman County after he allegedly attempted to kidnap an employee of the Jamin Java coffee shop in Colville. Arrested in Whitman County and transported to Stevens County Jail was Jason R. Foster, 41. He was booked into Stevens County Jail on charges of Assault 2nd and Kidnapping 1st, according to Colville Police Chief Bob Meshishnek. Chief Meshishnek said Colville officers responded to 898 S.
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