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(Nespelem, Wash. June 15, 2020) –   People have encounters with animals every day, even in their own back yards, but some are not as intimidating as a bear!   Bears are resourceful and curious creatures.  They can travel over 15 miles a day, be known to run as fast as 30 miles an hour, and a…

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The next few months will be challenging on multiple levels, in ways we can’t yet imagine. The Coronavirus has been declared a pandemic here in the United States.  Tribal Council will be making difficult decisions that are beyond our control.  We need to base these decisions on sound informat…

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NESPELEM—This week TERO offered Fiber Optic Certification, followed next week by an Advanced Fiber Optic Certification by International Network Consultants who assist with job placement, finding internships, resume building and interview technique assistance for graduates of the program.

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Wenatchi (P’squosa) families have long passed down traditions related to an unprovoked massacre of an entire village of Wenatchi people shortly after the signing of the 1855 Walla Walla treaty. In late 2017, the Wenatchi Advisory Board, a tribal group that advises the Colville Business Counc…

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NESPELEM—The final week of the second cohort of heavy equipment operators began just east of the Nespelem Corrections Detention this week. The students switched from classroom simulators to the real equipment where instruction is provided on excavators, dozers, front-end loaders and graders.

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I love road trips and near the end of September I took my dogs, Buddy and Golden Walks, to Lake Wenatchee State Park outside of Leavenworth. What a beautiful area! The White River is particularly wonderful this time of year: Sparkling water, bright colored leaves and trees; great little camp…

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As we launch into a new 4-H year, we are reminded that 4-H is a family affair! While the youth are actively enrolled in the 4-H program, the family is truly the support system for success.

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2018-2019 was a very successful fiscal year for CCT Planning, with it culminating in one of our own, Senior Economic Planner Ernie Rasmussen, being awarded the 2019 Most Valuable Employee at Employee Appreciation Day.  In FY2019, CCT Planning 

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The 12 Tribes Casino parking lot had lots of spaces up close to the entrance. It was nearly 4 o’clock on Tuesday, Senior Day at the Casino. I’d stopped by earlier to get my meal voucher and the place was hopping, but I had a lot of errands in Omak, so I didn’t stop to enter the Tournament. O…

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People with older (historic) photos, please continue to come our way. This week, a researcher from Dallas contacted us regarding a photo they think they have of Alice Stensgar.

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It was early in the 1970s when I met and spent several days with Isabel Friedlander Arcasa at a hospital in Wenatchee, Washington. We spent days and nights together for almost one week: she, with her little grandson, who was confined to bed with an injured (casted) foot and I with my young s…

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We received a release this week from the Keller School Food Service department announcing a free summer meal program for any child 18 years of age and younger. The school will serve lunch from 12 p.m. to 12:40 p.m., every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, starting July 9. 

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Even though Washington State no longer requires high school seniors to participate in a senior project and presentation, Inchelium High School does. The board and administration understand the importance of discovering life beyond graduation. As a student mentor and judge, I agree. This year…

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It’s the iconic photo it seems everyone locally is sharing online: Muckleshoot Tribal School’s Rosalie Fish racing at the WIAA 1B State Track and Field Championships in Cheney, Wash. with the #MMIW’s trademark red hand on the face, and the letters MMIW going vertically down her right leg in red.

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I have received several requests to write something about the retreat of the Colville Business Council held in October 2018 as well as the recent ethics charges against Andrea George.  I will also provide information of the events leading up the special session on Thursday February 21, 2019,…

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There are a lot of opportunities to buy real estate if you are a Colville Tribal member.  We have multiple programs to get you started.  We require you fill out an application completely and send in proof of income (pay stub, tax returns etc.).  We have a home purchase program, equity progra…

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