July 7th, 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 email@example.com and 509-935-6805.
Local law enforcement is asking anyone with information regarding a Monday morning robbery on Orin Rice Road to contact the Stevens County Sheriffâ€™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.
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.
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."
You'll be dying to try these 16 different kinds of delicious donuts!
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.
State at Yakima
Top-seeded Darby Fox captured the 1A/B East Region tennis tournament at Mead High School last Friday and heads to the State 1A Tournament at the Yakima Tennis Club Friday and Saturday as the top seed.
The Colville High standout, the 2015 Northeast A League Most Valuable Player, was the lone singles player from the NEA to advance out of the regional. The other three state singles qualifiers came from Class B.
â€śDarby had a near perfect tournament,â€ť her coach, Phil Johnson, said of Foxâ€™s dominating play at Mead.
After surviving a scare against Northeast A League rival Deer Park to advance out of the District 7 baseball tournament, Colville Highâ€™s (17-4) run at the 1A East Regional at Dan White Field Eastmont/Wenatchee last Saturday proved to be short-lived.
Cashmere, the best Class 1A baseball team in Washington for the past six years, simply had too many weapons in a 12-3 win over Colville Saturday in the regional first round.
Last week the Chewelah Cougars played at Deer Park Golf Course in at the District 7 1A final 18. The opening round one-week earlier (Sub-District) had been held at Colvilleâ€™s Dominion Meadows Golf Course. The scores from sub-District and District tournaments are combined to qualify Northeast A League golfers to the State 1A Tournament at Sun Willows Golf Course Wednesday and Thursday.