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Chamber Weekly Newsletter



Chamber Weekly Newsletter

May 18 to May 25, 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:


Colville Chamber purchased  beautiful hanging flower baskets that were hung along Main Street this past week.   We would like to thank Mike Learn and Dave Garringer for helping to hang the very large baskets so Colville can be beautiful. We hope everyone will enjoy the majestic flowers as they grow even more brilliantly as the season progresses.  


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. We want to thank Mayor Lou Janke for his presentation during last weeks’ Chamber luncheon meeting.


May 19: Sharon Cording the Crime Victim Advocate for Rural Resources Victim Services will share information on the services that are available for crime victims.


May 26: NO Chamber meeting.


June 2: Judy Lippman with the American Cancer Society will discuss Relay for Life & other resources that are available.


June 9: Peggy Townly with Woodland Theatre in Kettle Falls.



Chamber News & Events:


May 28: Please join us for the chamber “After Hours” this month from 5:00 to 6:30 at Tri County Stoves hosted by Jim Davis. There will be hors d’oeuvres & drinks. Everyone is invited to attend, its open to the public. Please join us.



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



May 4: Resources Victim Services - Volunteer Training, May 4 - May 20, 2 evenings/week and 1 Saturday.  Help contribute to ending violence and abuse through volunteering on our Help Line, providing community education, or working in our office. Call Angela at 684-3796, or on-line at Application deadline is May 1st.



May 20: Inland Northwest Blood Center along with the Colville High School Community Blood

Drive Volunteers led by Ginny Nielsen who will be coordinating the blood drive.

Donation hours are from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


May 21: Pizza Hut Kids Night-Come join us at your Colville Pizza Hut from 6 to 9PM for Kids Night.  We will have face painting, movies and games with prizes.  We are offering $1 slices off of our slice bar and ˝ priced sautéed pastas.  Bring the whole family down for an evening of great fun and great food.


May 21: NEWFC and the Colville National Forest invite you to join us at our bi-monthly Joint Meeting, this month being held in Republic on Thursday at the K-Diamond-K Guest Ranch (


May 22: The Dungeon Games will be having its grand opening Fri. from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 336 W Astor in Colville.  It is across the street from the Ag Center at the fairgrounds.  The store carries collectible card games, trading card games, role playing games, miniatures, board games and more.  We have games such as Magic The Gathering,Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder and Warhammer.  We have a game room and food and snacks can be purchased.  Open 7 days a week. (509) 684-2365


May 26: NEWSTART meeting.  The next meeting will be Tuesday, 10:00 am @ Tri County Economic Development District in Colville.  Please stay tuned for the upcoming agenda.


May 28: Chamber “After Hours” at Tri County Stove & Spa from 5:00 – 6:30.  Located at 2088 N. Hwy 395 in Colville.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.


May 29:  Support women's education

Shop the PEO (Philanthropic Education Organization) scholarship fundraiser yard sale.

Friday May 29th from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church 295 E Dominion Ave in Colville.


May 30: 2nd Annual Gregory Hall Memorial 5K Run/Walk at 9:00 a.m. Starts at Colville High

School parking lot & the Rotary Dominion Meadows Trail. For more information contact: Darcie Caruso @ 675-3068 or Sincerray Holland @ 675-2308 or call 684-5041. 



Save the Date:

*June 5-7-Kettle Falls Town & Country Days

*June 6- 4-H Fishing Derby**************

*June 19-20—Father’s Day Weekend Rodeo returns to Colville

*June 20- Front Porch Farm's 6th Annual Farm Festival and Garden Tour

*June 26-Relay for Life

*June 27-AAUW Garden Tour

*June- Arden Old Timers Rodeo Cancer Ride

*July 16-18—Sidewalk Sale & Street Faire

*July 16-18-Shriners Childrens Hospital Benefit at the Blues & Music Festival

*July 31-August 2—Rendezvous Days at Yep Kanum City Park

*August 1—Airport Fly-In Breakfast

*August 3-7 – Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church in Colville

*August 15-Arden Old Timers Rodeo Kids Day



Business Information:



Dominion Distillery Tasting Room is now open from 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 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.


Eagles: PaddleWheel May 22


Front Porch Farm: We're picking Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Bok Choy, Chinese Cabbage, Spinach, Lettuce, Bok Choy, Kale, and Asparagus. And not only can you find them at our store every Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. but farmers market season is upon us as well! The Chewelah Farmers Market starts this week in the park from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Northeast Washington Farmers Market is every Wednesday Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For all the latest, visit us on Facebook or Instagram. And don't forget: it's not too late to sign up for the Stevens County CSA!



Meyers Falls Market:

Baking Gluten Free Bread, Thursday May 28, 5:30-7:00 pm.

Up-Coming Classes – Mark Your Calendars Now!!  Fermented Drinks:  Kombucha & Kefir

Do you have a public or private gathering to host?  We have the room!!  Rent our 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 1-4 p.m. for the month of May. 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

Ag and Gardening News

May 6 and 20: Learn how to test and supplement your soil!  Plan to attend the two-evening WSU Extension Soil Testing and Supplementation Seminar, May 6 and 20 at the Valley Grange #1048, 3091 Waitts Lake Rd, Valley WA (next to the Valley Fair Grounds). This seminar will explain how to take soil samples, read soil test results, and develop your own custom supplementation plan.  Both seminar evenings go from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $25 per family for the 2 evenings and includes one soil test (a $43 value).  For more information, contact Nils Johnson, (509) 684-2588 or

Horsemanship Boot Camp

May 8: Today is the early bird registration date for Horsemanship Boot Camp. Stevens County 4-H Horse Leaders have put together a Horsemanship Boot Camp June 13 and 14 at the NE WA Fairgrounds in Colville where you and your horse will experience two days of fun filled clinics and learn from experienced trainers, judges, and veterinarians. Clinics include showmanship, stock seat, gaming fundamentals, knots, packing, hunt seat, paint the parts, trail elements, and so much more!!! Choose your sessions from over 30 options. There are plenty of classes for those without horses. Early bird registration of $50 is due by May 8. Registration goes up to $60 after May 8. The event is open to both 4-H and non-4-H youth in grades 3-12. Visit for complete details and registration form.

Fishing Derby

June 6: The annual 4-H Fishing Derby at Camp Princess Pine on Lake Thomas. This event is open to all youth ages 5-15. You don’t have to be in 4-H to attend!



Zip’s has a new menu. Call-in orders welcome for lunch and dinner! Gift certificates are available! Zip’s honors military and seniors 60 and up with a 10 percent discount. For more information contact The Gariepy Family at 684-3548.


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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