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Chamber Weekly Newsletter

July 27 to August 3, 2015


Mission of the Colville Chamber of Commerce:  Provide leadership to stimulate, promote and support economic vitality, tourism, communication, education and community pride in the greater Colville, Washington area. 


Ladies and Gentlemen:


It’s here all weekend long; Colville Rendezvous Days!  There will be bands, entertainment, vendors and activities lined up for July 31 –August 2 in Yep Kanum Park, Colville, WA.  See the newspaper for a program of show times.  Also for more information please go to their website at

All weekend the Bob Haney Memorial Baseball Tournament will take place.  There are two brackets – 12Uand 10U Youth Baseball.

This Saturday the Colville Chapter of the Washington Pilots Association will host its annual Fly-in and community breakfast from 7:00 AM-11:00 AM. Enjoy a great breakfast while watching local aircraft fly the skies of the Colville area. See many vintage aircraft on display, demonstrations, airplane and helicopter rides and much more.


Chamber Meetings:

Everyone is invited to attend Chamber meetings held on Tuesdays at noon at the Eagles Lodge on North Wynne Street.  It is a no-host lunch with a speaker or program for each meeting.  We try to publicize these meetings in advance so everyone can make plans to attend.  If you would like to make a presentation of interest to the community, call Chamber office 684-5973.


July: No meetings


August: No meetings


August 10:  Special Summer Meeting: Join us at the Senior Center for a joint meeting with the Chamber and Rotary at noon.  Cost of the lunch is $9.00.  Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be the speaker.  Address: 231 W Elep Ave (Corner of Wynne St & Elep Ave); Phone: 509-675-1479


Calendar of Events:  Go to or Colville, WA on Facebook for more info.


 July 28: Colville City Council meeting.


July 29 & August 1: Northeast Washington (N.E.W.) Farmers Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am to 1pm, under the clock tower in beautiful downtown Colville.  LOTS of local, fresh produce, including peaches, apricots, berries, cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, cabbage, , green beans, potatoes, garlic, onions, all kinds of greens, and lots more! Honey, farm fresh eggs and pasture-raised chicken!  Enjoy homemade baked goods and fresh hot foods, and find some beautiful crafts: handcrafted dresses and shawls, soaps, lotions, jewelry, candles, and much more.   The market accepts EBT cards, and WIC/Senior SFMNP checks.  We are again hosting the Power of Produce (POP) Club for children 5 through 12 years of age.  The POP Club gives kids $2.00 in tokens to buy fresh vegetables and fruits, each time they come to the market!  For more information contact Aja Bridge, market manager, at 935-0555or visit our website 

July 30: Pizza Hut Kids Night-Come join us at your Colville Pizza Hut from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Kids Night.  We will have face painting, movies and games with prizes.  We are offering $1 slices off of our slice bar and ½ priced sautéed pastas.  Bring the whole family down for an evening of great fun and great food.


July 30:  Kiwanis 85th Anniversary of the Annual BBQ in The Park!  Colville City Park from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Beef BBQ, corn on the cob, beans, salad & ice cream. $10.00 Adults, $5.00 12 -6, under 6 free.


 July 31: Dr. Greg Romine of  “Called to Rescue”: A free family Safety Meeting has been scheduled for Friday starting at 6:30 pm in the Stevens County Sheriffs Ambulance building.

Directed to families with young children and teens, the presentation will provide awareness information about protecting children who are missing or in cases of abduction or youth who have been allured into sex trafficking.  Child ID Kits that include finger printing, DNA swabs along with forms for medical records and other information will be provided at no charge.  The kits are placed in protective plastic bags to be kept in a freezer should they ever be needed. 

“Called To Rescue” headquarters in Vancouver, Washington and operates up and down the I-5 Corridor helping find children who are missing or abducted as well as other main arteries.

The Stevens County Sheriffs Ambulance Building and Training Center is located at 425 N Hwy in Colville at the north traffic circle next to Ronnie D’s with parking on the west side of the building. Enter at the training door towards the front of the building.

The meeting is free and open to the public.  The ID Kits are also free, one for each child in a family.

For more information the “Called To Rescue” website is:  A local contact is Stewart Kent at:  509/684-6144


July 31-Aug. 2: Colville Rendezvous, Yep-Kanum Park, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Live Music on two stages. Encampment, come see how they lived. Handcraft fair, Pioneer Dance, Local Brews. Over 40 craft vendors, Kiwanis BBQ on Thursday at 5:30, baseball tournament and so much more. Come join the fun!! For more information, email us at: or use our contact form.


August 1: Colville Chapter of the Washington Pilots Association will host its annual Fly-in and community breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a great breakfast while watching visiting and local aircraft fly the skies of the Colville area. See many vintage aircraft on display, demonstrations, airplane and helicopter rides and much more. What better way is there than to spend a Saturday morning at your Colville airport!


August 3-7: Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church in Colville.  Children 3 years through entering 6th grade, 6:00pm-8:30pm, and attendance is FREE. Join us for Songs, Stories, Games, Crafts, and much more!  This year’s theme takes us to Outer Space– Encountering the God of the Universe.  For more information please call (509) 684-4394 or visit them at


August 7: The Northeast Washington Association of REALTORS® will be holding their 7th Annual Charitable Golf Tournament at Dominion Meadows.   Shotgun start at 1pm, $50 entry fee covers green fees, cart & dinner.  There will be prizes, raffles, and a silent auction.  All proceeds will benefit local charities, service groups and philanthropic efforts.  To sign up contact Rita at 684-3534.


August 13: A People’s Law Course Series – Part 2: Insurance.   Have YOU ever had questions on your exposure to personal liability, and how your insurance coverage applies and protects?  Attorney Thomas Webster of Webster Law Office is offering a series of FREE, intimate presentation to heighten public awareness in this area.  These presentations center on social issues, current events, and the insurance industry.  There will also be a brief Q&A time following the presentation.  Join us at 5:30 p.m. at The Hub – 321 W. Elep Street, Colville


August 13: Are you a football fan? Do you love Cougar football? Two sets of WSU football season tickets are being raffled. Each winner will receive two sets of season tickets (6 games). Two names will be drawn at the OPEN MIC Reading Event at Lovitt’s Restaurant on August 13th.

Libraries of Stevens County Foundation will host the OPEN MIC READING at Lovitt’s Restaurant on August 13th, 2015, from 5-8. Your $20.00 will offer you one drink, hors d’oeuvres, and the opportunity to read and/or listen to locals who would like to share poetry or short excerpts from their own or other writers. Please contact Foundation President, Missy Stalp, for tickets at (509) 690-1489 or purchase your tickets at the door.

Libraries of Stevens County Foundation is a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of supporting and enhancing library programs and services.  The Foundation serves the entire library district and manages monies in a collective and productive way for the benefit of all libraries of Stevens County.


August 15: Arden Old Timers Rodeo Kids Day. Kids ages 0 to 18 can participate in events like calf riding, barrel racing & much more. There will more information to follow.


August 15 & 16: Garlic Faire at China Bend Winery. The Organic Food and wine Event where Garlic is King!  Featuring gourmet foods, live music, arts & crafts and lots of Garlic. Like no other Winery you have ever visited.


Save the Date:

 *August 20-23-NE WA Fair

* September 10th - A People’s Law Course Series – Part 3: Auto Accidents, presented by     Webster Law

*September 12-Salsa Fiesta at China Bend Winery

*September 15-20- WACANID Bike Tour along the International Selkirk Loop

*September 19 - Blazing Saddles and Spoons Bike Ride and Chili Cook-off at the Fairgrounds.


Business Information:


Cedars Bodywork & Massage LLC and the Lazy"B"  B&B are cooperating to bring you a blissful few hours away from the world. Picture this: you sit on a wide shady porch enjoying tea or a cool drink and homemade goodies, looking over a perfectly manicured lawn surrounded by tall pines. Feel the stress start to fade away. Take a deep pine-scented breath. Then stroll across that beautiful lawn to a rustic, shaded nook to receive an hour of relaxing, rejuvenating massage.

The Lazy"B" is located north of Colville only minutes from Canada. The location is secluded, quiet, relaxing, and fun. Perfect for a "Ladies Day Out".   Dates Available:  July 29,30,31,Aug.2  Call Brenda Windom 509-846-6367 or JoAnn Bender 509-732-8917 for details.


China Bend Winery: Tasting Room & Gift Shop open daily 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed on Sundays. Bed & Breakfast at the Winery. World Class Organic Wines. Like no other winery you have ever visited!!


Dominion Distillery Tasting Room is now open from 5:00 p.m. till closing, Wednesday through Saturday.  The Tasting Room is located at 116 N. Main Street in Colville between Webster Law Office and Dodson’s Paint and Glass.


Front Porch Farm:  We're picking Zucchini, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Bok Choy, Chinese Cabbage, Spinach, Kale, Asparagus, peaches, nectarines and  more. Plus, we have Cherries and Apriums! Buy them all right off the farm at our store on Highway 395 (open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or, come see us at area farmers markets: Chewelah Farmers Market every Friday in the from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Northeast Washington Farmers Market every Wednesday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit us at, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram for more!


Libraries of Stevens County: It's not too late to Escape the Ordinary and join the Summer Reading Program at the Libraries of Stevens County. Everyone--kids, teens, and adults--has until August 31 to sign up and finish and receive their Super Reader yard sign (kids) or mighty magnet (teens and adults). Any book read, listened to or downloaded since June 1 counts, even if it did not come from the Libraries of Stevens County.

Kids can stop by any library location in Stevens County (Northport, Onion Creek, Kettle Falls, Colville, Chewelah, Loon Lake, Hunters or Lakeside) to get a reading log. Every time a child reads (or is read to) for five hours, he or she can fill out a special name card to be displayed at the library. Read 20 hours by August 31 to complete the program and receive a Super Reader yard sign.

Teens and adults of all ages can visit any library location or the library website ( for a book review form. Complete three reviews to receive a mighty magnet.


Reading during the summer keeps literacy skills sharp, and because readers of all ages choose which items to read or listen to, they determine how entertaining or educational the summer will be. It's important for children, especially, to continue to read during the summer in order to prevent the loss of any advancements they've made over the course of a school year. The Libraries of Stevens County has a wide range of materials for readers and listeners of all ages; there is something for everyone, so don't hesitate to ask a librarian for help in finding something.

The summer ends with a bang as Spokane's famous Mobius Science Center visits the Libraries of Stevens County. Join library and Mobius staff for Superhero Science and talk about different heroes, their powers, the science involved, and how science can help those of us that were born without some of those special powers. Experience Mobius on July 29 at 1 pm at Lakeside Middle School; July 29 at 4 pm at the Chewelah Civic Center; July 30 at 11 am at the Kettle Falls Middle School; and July 30 at 2 pm at Colville Public Library.

For a complete listing of events and additional information about the Summer Reading Program, visit, or pick up a calendar of events and more information at any library in Stevens County.


Meyers Falls Market:

MONTANA SKIES In Concert, Thursday, August 6th, 7:30 pm

Tickets are $10; purchase tickets in advance at Meyers Falls Market, or at the door.  Seating is limited!

SONIC YOGI SOUND THERAPY WORKSHOP, Friday, August 7th, 3:00-5:00 pm.  Releasing Stress with the Power of Sound Learn more, and experience the hidden power of sounds. RAISE YOUR VIBRATION!  Cost is $15 and pre-registration is required.

Pressure Canning Class with Bonnie Stichart, August 15, 2:00-4:00 pm.  Join us to learn how easy it is to use a pressure cooker to store away fresh food to last all winter!!  Bonnie (with over 25 years of home canning and teaching experience) will take you through the entire process of pressure canning, covering safety issues and explaining how to process a number of different vegetables.  You will take home a pint jar of fresh-canned green beans, thorough notes to guide you through the process at home, and a store coupon.  Come early and bring your pressure gauge from home to have it tested in class.  Cost is $15 and preregistration is required.  Call or stop by the market to reserve your spot!

Featured Artists at Meyers Falls Market: 

Caroll Vrba and Elinor Distler will be showcasing their work in the Gallery through the months of July and August.  Caroll will be showing her newest works of mixed media pieces.  Elinor will show her original woodcuts and some acrylic paintings.  Both are local, professional artists who we are proud to represent in our gallery!!


For the following classes in the Community Connection Room (CCR) at Meyers Falls Market, please contact the instructors directly for more information or to register:


Ongoing Yoga classes in the Viniyoga style:  Mondays 5:30-7:00 pm with Lisa Jekubik (RYT 500) of Blue Moon Yoga.  Drop-ins welcome (please call first to confirm space availability). Contact Lisa:  (509)-690-1742 or for more information.

Spiritual Study Group, Sunday August 16, 4:00-5:00 pm.  All are welcome!  For more information call Steve or Candace:  (509) 476-0200.

“Watercolor Tea (Because It’s Too Early For Wine!)”:  August 8 and 22, 10:00-2:00 pm.      Class cost: $70 (set of 2 classes) OR $40 each for drop-ins (out-of-area visitors welcome!).  Contact Chris Paige for supply list (option: instructor supplied $10 per class), registration, or more information:  (509)-690-2600.  Space is limited!!  Classes will continue 2x/month throughout the summer.  Please watch the calendars or contact instructor for future dat


Do you have a public or private gathering to host?  We have the room!!  Rent our air-conditioned Community Connection Room (the “CCR” -- located upstairs in Meyers Falls Market) for your next book club, radio club, private or public class or meeting, birthday party, wedding rehearsal dinner and more!  Fully stocked kitchen and light catering service also available.  For more information, (rental forms, pricing, etc.) please visit our website: and click on “Community Room” or email: . 


Stevens County Historical Society:  The Stevens County Historical Society' would like to remind everyone that the Keller Heritage Center is open. The museum in Colville is open daily from 10 - 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1- 4 Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the months of June, July and August, returning to 1- 4 daily in September. The park is open daily until 8:00 p.m. The buildings on the grounds such as the mining display and the Trapper's cabin can be seen during park hours. The lookout tour is only available when a stout hearted tour guide is available to show it. Usually Katie is on site on Wednesday afternoons and will show it. The research library is open on Wednesdays and by appointment. The Keller House can be seen during museum hours.

Tri-County Economic Development District’s Small Business Center Wireless Hot spot will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Please see their website at or call them at (509) 684-4571.


WSU Stevens County Extension has the 2015 4-H Events: The yearly calendar for 4-H is out and can be opened here:    2015 4-H Calendar

4-H News

Fair time is fast approaching as are the deadlines for registering to show at fairs. We currently have Valley and NE WA Fair Premium Books available in our office. One date to note is the educational posters for the NE WA Fair will be due August 10 – which is earlier than usual.


Ag and Gardening News

Tuesdays in July -  WSU Master Gardener Plant Clinic will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 at the WSU Stevens County Extension office, 986 S. Main, Suite D in Colville. So, your plant

problems or questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinics for diagnosis. The plant clinic will run every Tuesday through mid-September.

Food Safety and Preservation
2015 Preservation Testing Schedule August 7 – Pressure Canner Testing noon to 2 pm at the Chewelah Farmers’ Market held in the city park in Chewelah. August 12 – Pressure canner testing from 11am to 1 pm at WSU Stevens County Extension Office located at 986 S. Main in Colville. Last chance! Wednesday, September 9 from 11 am to 1 pm at WSU Stevens County Extension Office located at 986 S. Main in Colville.

If you have an event or activity of interest to our community, please email Have an awesome week!



Debbie Garringer

Karen Learn

Colville Chamber of Commerce

986 South Main Street Suite B

Colville, WA   99114


509-684-1344 fax

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