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Chamber Weekly Newsletter

July 24 to July 31, 2017


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:


The WA DOT has committed to have the Contractor delay the start of the grinding and paving until after the sidewalk sale/fair event on the weekend of August 26th and 27th.  We will have the Contractor delay starting their grinding and paving work until the night of Monday, August 28th.   The businesses in Colville made the effort to shift their event to avoid the anticipated July grinding and paving, so we have decided to make the effort to avoid the events on that weekend.  Hopefully  this will alleviate the concerns with the businesses for that weekend.



Chamber Meetings:



Chamber will not be hosting luncheons during July and August. The luncheons will resume in September. Enjoy your summer!!


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


July 25: Colville City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.


July 28:  Dean Braxton Died & Went to Heaven, Now lives to tell about it. Dean’s story starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Colville Ag Trade Center. For more information contact Stewart Kent at 684-6144.


July 29:  Dance Your Legs Off-Rave Up, Colville City Park Pavilion, 8:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. Music & light show by Royal Red Entertainment. This is a free event and everyone is invited to attend.


July 31 – August 4:  Colville SDA Church Vacation Bible School “Cave Quest”.  Located at 138 E. Cedar Loop Rd.


August 1-4: Riverwood School Nature Camp. Play outdoors, do projects, sing, & get healthy snacks too. Located at 146B Buena Vista Rd. Call 802-989-8400 for more information or contact them at


August 4: Free movie night at the Colville Airport starts at 8:00 p.m. on Friday with snacks and refreshments. The Movie will be "The Great Waldo Pepper", a 1975 film with Robert Redford and Susan Sarandon set in the late 20's to early 30's full of early aviation barnstorming adventures. Rated PG. Everyone is invited to attend, bring your blankets and chairs to the outdoor theatre.


August 4-5: Annual Rummage Sale at the HUB. Time to clean out closets, shop, kitchen and anywhere you store things and bring them to the Hub. Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information contact 675-1479.


August 5: Fly-in breakfast/Open house at the Colville Airport, Saturday from 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Airplane and Helicopter rides (weather permitting), vintage aircraft and other aviation attractions adding up to a fun morning at your local Colville Municipal Airport. Fly-in camping Welcome. Restrooms, shower and free wi-fi available. We will be serving pancakes, eggs and ham, and coffee.


August 5: Blazing Saddles 5th Annual Bike Ride sponsored by the Colville Rotary Club. Meet at the Yep Kanum City Park, three route options, 100, 68, and 45 mile ride. We have now added a 25 mile fun ride for a discounted price! You can register for that the day of the ride.


 August 4-6: The Colville Rendezvous Days.  This year’s Festival is the 35th year and will

 contain 3-days of fun and excitement with on-going live music  and entertainment on two stages. There will be entertainment, food, craft and commercial vendors along with a Beer Garden. There will also be a Pioneer Dance, kid’s inflatable’s that include a water slide and a bounce house plus there will be other Kids activities. On Sunday, there will be the Annual Multi-Church Service starting at 9 am plus a Classic Car and Bike Show.  New this year, the Rotary Club of Colville will hold their annual Blazing Saddles Bike Ride on Saturday as part of the festivities. For more details visit:


 August 7-11:  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 "Over the Moat" to Medieval Times as we Cross the Drawbridge to the King! For more information please call (509) 684-4394 or visit us at


August 18-20: Kettle Falls Camp & Jam is a music event that takes place at  Happy Dell Park, Kettle Falls Washington. Musicians and music lovers from around the Northwest and Canada arrive and set up camp for three days of singing and picking their instruments. Touring Bluegrass bands and regional acts perform on the stage in the park. A variety of food and craft vendors will be set up as well. The general public is invited to take in the main stage acts as well as walk freely and watch or participate. Tri-County Music 501(c)(3) is the host of the Camp & Jam and is also committed to offering the gift of music with workshops in musical instruments, voice, storytelling and composition, etc. The workshops are free and no ticket is required to participate in the camp jams. Other activities for festival goers include: Band Scramble, Open Mic, Contra Dance, Jamming, Raffle, etc. Day tickets start at $15, weekend passes are $60 and include camping. Historic Kettle falls is located in North East Washington on Lake Roosevelt, has a marina and lots of choices for wilderness outdoor activities including water-sports, sightseeing, hiking, biking, birding, fishing and wildlife! There are a number of motels and bed & breakfasts in the area as well as restaurants, grocery stores  and even a craft brewery all just blocks from the festival grounds. For more information call: Mark Harding – President, (509)675-6590,, Tri-County Music 501-C 3 non-profit corporation.

August 19: Day in the Park with Habitat for Humanity Colville Valley Partners. Enjoy kids activities, games, local shopping vendors with crafts and foods. Festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Yep Kanum Park.


August 22-Sept. 6: Small Business Boot Camp at Colville Community College is an accelerated program that enables you to take the next step in launching your small business. Contact Allison at 509-533-8482 or email for more information.


August 24, 25, 26: Chamber’s Downtown Sidewalk Sale. Local artists and vendors display their goods for sale. The event times are Thursday and Friday from 10 to 6 and Saturday from 10-4. Also this is the one time during the year that downtown retailers sell their wares on the sidewalks. Everyone is invited to attend.


August 24-27: NE WA Fair at the Colville Fairgrounds. Red, White & Blue, This Fair is for You!!! Boise Cascade will sponsor a free family night on Thursday. The Parade is at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. Kelly Hughes Band at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. Country Chevrolet will sponsor a free day on Sunday, Aug 27.


August 26: 15th Anniversary Celebration at Meyers Falls Market!  Saturday, noon-7:00 pm.  Outdoor BBQ and kids’ tent, live music throughout the afternoon, including Planetary Refugees at 5pm, meet local producers, lots of samples and giveaways.  It will be an afternoon of family fun; come celebrate with us!  Visit for more information.  



Save the Date:


 *August 26- Dance Your Legs Off-Rave Up, Colville City Pavilion

*August 26-15th Anniversary Meyers Falls Market

*October 13- Wo+men Making a Difference


Business Information:


Colville Library: Join us this summer as we work our way through the Dewey Decimal system, with a special presentation each Monday at noon on a subject found in that week's highlighted Dewey range. A topical reading list will be available at each presentation.

July 24, noon  Dewey 101--700s--Music with Brent Purvis

July 31, noon  Dewey 101--800s--Public Speaking with Adena Sabins

August 7, noon  Dewey 101--900s--History with Jack Nisbet.

Summer reading events begin June 1 and end August 31. For more information or to take part, stop in one of our eight Libraries of Stevens County locations in Chewelah, Colville, Hunters, Kettle Falls, Lakeside, Loon Lake, Northport or Onion Creek, or visit our website Our sincere thanks to the Friends groups at each library that support this program – you help us build a better world.


Department of Ecology’s:   E-Cycle Washington is a free and easy way to recycle your old and unused TVs, computers, monitors, and tablets.  By funding recycling services, manufacturers help deliver electronic waste recycling across our state, at no cost to local governments or consumers.  Find a free drop-off location near you by calling 1-800 RECYCLE or by going to – E-Cycle WA Website - 1-800 Recycle Hotline Web Search



Eastern Washington Area Health Education Center (EWAHEC) at Eastern Washington University.  The EWAHEC is considering the purchase and outfit of a mobile laboratory.  This laboratory would travel to schools in all 20 counties of Eastern Washington to teach non-traditional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education that will support and supplement what students are learning in school.  Before we do this, we would like to hear from the citizens that we would serve.  We want to know if they see value in something like this, beyond it being “cool”. We have created a survey to gather feedback, and we would love if your Chamber of Commerce would share it with your membership, perhaps in a newsletter:  We will be working with the Accountable Communities of Health, K-12 teachers and administrators, parents, business owners, and municipal services (especially in rural areas) to gather information.  We will be traveling to Superintendent meetings, PTA meetings, and community gatherings.  Please let me know if you are willing to share our survey.


Front Porch Farm: Drop by our store on Highway 395 south of Arden to find Cucumbers, Potatoes, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Peppers, Basil, and much more. We also have Wenatchee Nectarines, Peaches, Apricots, and Cherries. Taking orders for whole, half, or quarter beef. Don't miss the chance to sign up for our second CSA season. We're open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also find us at four farmers markets a week. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see all that's growing!


Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge Amateur Photo Contest. Contact Joel Anderson at 509-732-4350 or


Meyers Falls Market:  The gallery in Meyers Falls Market is featuring  the work of Annette Coady during the months of August and September.  Annette is a watercolor and oil artist and her subjects are mostly Western lifestyles and ranch landscapes.  She is also a professional photographer.  Annette is living and preserving the life she is passionate about.

Tribal Style Belly Dance, Level 1.  Mondays 10-11 am.  A beginner’s level of Tribal Style Belly Dance with Bailey and Shaina of Tribe Zenith. This class will be perfect for anyone new to dance and will provide a solid foundation for tribal style belly dance.  With two instructors you will get more one on one time and the best learning environment we can offer.  This is a perfect starting point if you wish to perform at some point or if you are simply looking for a gentle movement class for all ages and stages.  Classes located in Meyers Falls Market Community Room.  Contact Shaina at (509)680-6171 or for more information.


Parkview Senior Living: Imagine what it’s like to not have a safe childhood. Imagine being a child victim of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Imagine being a child facing an uncertain future, being afraid, disoriented, and needing comfort. That’s where Rural Resources & Kids First come into the child victim’s life. As Kids First strives to reduce trauma and provide support to these child victims one of their best “tools” for the “tweens” caught in-between, are simple duffle bags filled with daily essentials. To a child in crisis receiving a bag of their very own helps them maintain their dignity and independence in the midst of their distress. This drive is seeking donations aimed at the age group of 10-15 years old. If you wish to donate to this worthwhile endeavor we still need donations of the following new items: deodorant, hair brushes, adult coloring books & colored pencils, journals & pens, and small fleece throws. Please call or drop off your donations- by the end of July to Parkview Senior Living - 240 S. Silke. 509-684-5677.


Relay For Life of Stevens County would like to thank the community for your support again this year!  Teams from Delta Dental, Providence, Super 1 Foods, Seekers in Sneakers, Walmart and Washington Federal came out for a great evening of celebrating cancer survivors, remembering those we’ve lost, and together fighting back against this terrible disease.  In all, the Relay For Life of Stevens County has raised nearly $35,000 for the American Cancer Society!  You can see those funds at work right here in our community through the Cancer Resource Center at Mount Carmel, as well as access to programs like our hotel partners who provides free hotel rooms when a patient has to travel away from home for treatment.  For more information about where the funds go, click here.  Additionally, the American Cancer Society is investing in critical research, working toward a goal of a cancer free world.  Thank you again for your support, and we hope to see you next year!


Tri County Economic Development District (TEDD):  is excited to launch Northeast Washington Insider, a mobile app that rewards people for exploring Ferry, Stevens, and Pend Oreille counties. Users of the free app can earn points by simply visiting places in the region, including a multitude of outdoor recreation destinations; retail, food and beverage and lodging locations; and heritage sites. Points can then be redeemed for goods or services at local businesses. The app was created using the 468 Insider platform from 468 Communications with funding from Ferry, Stevens, and Pend Oreille counties as well as the cities of Colville, Chewelah, Republic, and Newport. Northeast Washington Insider is available now as a free download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Businesses in the tri-county area interested in offering a reward to increase traffic to their place of business should contact TEDD at 509-684-4571.


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


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