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 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 26, 2017 

Running camp offered at LR Elementary

Hannah Tomeo, an accomplished runner for Mead High School's track team this past year, and who signed with Portland State University to run in track and cross country, is hosting a running camp this...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 26, 2017 

Colville Tribes may change their name

Leaders of The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation are seriously considering changing the tribes’ name to “The 12 Confederated Tribes of the Big Water,” or a variation of such. “Big Water” is a translation of what the tribes...

 
 By Jordan Rasmussen    Opinion    July 26, 2017 

Medicaid cuts hurt rural seniors and rural communities

Tucked within the text of both the House and Senate’s bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is language which seeks to fundamentally change the Medicaid program. While the enactment of this legislation is unknown, the principle...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 26, 2017 

Ya-tah-hey!

Last week I wrote a column called “This old truck.” I got a lot of good feedback from guys and a few gals. But Saturday I got to see an old truck in action as it carried the casket of my good friend and mentor, Derlyn Brown. The truck was an...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Community    July 26, 2017 

Energy demo

At the Grand Coulee Library last Wednesday, Chuck Allen of Grant County PUD demonstrates with an assistant the amount of electricity needed to power an energy-saver light bulb versus a standard light...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 19, 2017

Update: Fire burning southeast of Keller now 80% contained

A lightning-caused fire burning eight miles southeast of Keller is 80 percent contained, as of mid-morning on Thursday, and with continued success demobilization of fire crews is expected early this weekend. The 681-acre Redford Canyon fire, located...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 19, 2017

Tribal elder warns about Trump as council reorganizes

Members of the Colville Confederated Tribes, in a packed room at the Lucy Covington Government Center, heard a retiring elder give advice for the future at the swearing-in ceremony for the new...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 19, 2017

This old truck

Most of us have one. An old, rusted, two-door rig that moves slowly and rattles a lot, and packs our debris from here to there. Camping trips, dump runs and the occasional adventure are the only times they get out on the road, but we won’t get rid...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    July 19, 2017

Ridge Rider Junior Rodeo 2017

Overall Results BULL RIDING Senior: 1st Chance Studer; 2nd, Brad Harvey BAREBACK Senior Boys: No contestants Int. Boys: No contestants SADDLE BRONC No contestants CHUTE DOGGIN' Senior: 1st Donavan...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 12, 2017

Update: Redford Canyon fire burns near Keller

A lightning-caused fire burning eight miles southeast of Keller was only 10 percent contained, as of mid-morning on Tuesday. The 500-acre Redford Canyon fire, located just northeast of where the San Poil river empties into the Columbia, is spreading...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 12, 2017

Nespelem Boys & Girls Club opens

Nespelem now has a Boys & Girls Club, located in the area's community center, offering a range of activities, mentorship, and help with homework. A soft opening of the club occurred on June 21...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 12, 2017

Colville Tribes dedicates headquarters

The Colville Confederated Tribes dedicated their government building to Lucy Friedlander Covington on Thursday, July 6. Covington, a granddaughter of Chief Moses of the Sinkiuse/Columbia Tribe, and...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 12, 2017

The well of love

One of the hardest things to do as a servant of Christ is to find the good in everyone. Some people are just plain rude or have really done something diabolical in the past that has hurt us deeply. But God has been telling me something lately...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 5, 2017

McClure Ranch almost 100 years old

In 1918, William McClure and his son, Robert, hitched their horses to their wagon and headed from the Spokane area to the Colville Indian Reservation to establish a homestead claim to 480 acres....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 28, 2017

Geologist Bjornstad gives guided hike

Geologist Bruce Bjornstad came to Dry Falls-Sun Lakes State Park June 17 to give a guided tour of the Caribou Trail to a dog and about 10 human hikers who were local, from the Seattle area, and from...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 28, 2017

Generations of service

I recently took part in some training, and they compared the four generations that are currently in the workforce: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials, all working together and the struggles with communication that occur...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 21, 2017

Proposed federal budget cuts would take money from public to give to private schools

Betsy Devos, secretary of the United States Department of Education, has proposed $10.6 billion in cuts for public education institutions, targeting, among other things, after-school programs, technical and career training, special education, and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 21, 2017

Fireworks show a success, despite delay

The Northwest Pyrotechnics Association put on a fireworks show from North Dam on Saturday night. "I heard a lot of 'oohs' and 'ahs' and that's what we're always looking for," said Alan Cain, a local...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Artists unite

I do not consider myself an artist. Yes, I am a writer and an amateur photographer and even have grander ideas about drawing and painting. But I do not consider myself an artist. So when I found mysel...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 14, 2017

Circus full of entertainment

The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus rolled into town on Thursday, and held two packed shows that night during a heavy rainstorm. The circus crew raised the big-top tent in the morning, and a small...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 14, 2017

Fireworks show planned for North Dam on Saturday

This Saturday night, consider heading to the North Dam area to see a free fireworks show put on by the Northwest Pyrotechnics Association. Local man Alan Cain, a member of the NPA, brought the event together by getting the necessary permits from the...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 14, 2017

The four will be missed

After this year, four matriarchs in the school district will be cuddling grandkids, snow birding, and beach combing. All four have left their marks on the youth of the area, and as the youth turn into adults they will take the lessons learned from...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 7, 2017

Tripping with seniors 2017

I was honored to be asked to go on the senior trip this year. This class is jammed full of special personalities, funny characters and future stars looking to make their mark in the world and on each other. So here is a recap of our trip to Seattle....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 31, 2017

Big tent circus coming to town

The circus is coming to town, and no, not your in-laws. An actual circus! The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, to be exact. Complete with lions, tigers, a huge tent, and a variety of other...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 31, 2017

Cain hopes to add local fireworks

If you hear a loud explosion, hopefully it's just local man Alan Cain, who recently received his Pyrotechnics Display Operator License allowing him to use display-type fireworks that normal civilians...

 

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