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Archie Dennis named volunteer of the year


Archie Dennis, The Star newspaper "Volunteer of the Year" for 2016, is seen with part of his search and rescue gear. He has been doing scuba diving since he was 8 years old and takes part in all types of search and rescue incidents. - Roger S. Lucas photo

"It's my world."

That's how Archie Dennis, who has been named "Volunteer of the Year" for 2016, described his life in search and rescue.

Dennis was top vote getter in The Star newspaper's volunteer of the year program for 2016.

Dennis is no stranger in the area. He was born here, attended schools here, and only recently retired after being employed by the Colville Tribes and the Bureau of Reclamation.

His life has been one of helping others.

He is known for his diving rescue work, but that's only part of what he does.

In recent rescue activity, Dennis was active in finding a drowning victim...

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