January 2, 2013 | LXXII, No. 40

Newsbriefs

Ice Age

map in

development

The Coulee Corridor Consortium is planning to develop and print an Ice Age Floods driving map with Ice Age Floods identifiers as part of its 2013 promotion of the corridor area between Othello and Omak.

Tim Alling, chairman of the Corridor group, advised the councils in Electric City, Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam of the plans for the new year to promote the area.

Alling had asked each of the three municipalities that collect hotel/motel funds for a $1,200 contribution to help with the advertising expenses for advertisements in the Eastern Washington Vacation and Travel Planner, the American Road Magazine and website, and the Ice Age Floods project.

The group showed a total income of $28,650, in its projected budget for 2013.

Commissioners picking

senator today

The board of Okanogan County Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Stevens County Sheriff’s Ambulance Training Center located at 425 N. Highway, Colville for the purpose of selecting a replacement for State Sen. Bob Morton. The meeting is open to the public.

Police look for robbery

suspect

Coulee Dam police, with Grand Coulee police as a backup, responded to a call that Phillip Cody Ruiz, 23, who is wanted in an alleged armed robbery at the Smoke Shop on Nov. 27, was seen walking north on SR-155 near that store on Dec. 21. Police searched the area but could not find the man.

College hires director

The Colville Tribal College in Nespelem announced that Dr. Mary Hall had been hired as the new college director, effective December 18, 2012.

Hall has over 30 years of K-12 and post-secondary education experience, and was the former interim executive director of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

The Colville Tribal College (CTC) is under the accreditation of Salish Kootenai College (SKC), Pablo, Mont. The CTC is currently a satellite campus of SKC and is working toward becoming an independent college under the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), with SKC’s assistance.

Hall, a member of the Colville Tribes, took over Dec. 18.

The college said in a press release that it is working on increasing the number of satellite sites in the tribal districts of Omak, Keller and Inchelium, and course offerings that will increase the overall student enrollment.

HAPPY

NEW YEAR

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