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Body of missing Kettle Falls man recovered

Body of missing Kettle Falls man recovered

The Stevens County Sheriff's Office located the body of 27-year-old Brian Sullivan of Kettle Falls on February 13th at approximately 12:40 p.m.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Sullivan was located in a remote area approximately seven tenths of a mile north of his home which is near the 3600 Block of Northport-Flat Creek Road.

Sullivan had been reported missing on the morning on January 28th, and had last been seen around 2:45 a.m. His vehicle was found four days later parked near the beach of the Columbia River by a neighbor.

Stevens County Search and Rescue, the Stevens County Sheriff's Office, and the U.S. Border Patrol conducted searches by both land and boat in the immediate area, but did not locate Sullivan. No air searches were conducted at that time due to weather.

On February 15th, an aerial search of the area was conducted with the assistance of the U.S. Customs and border Protection Air Wing. Authorities spotted Sullivan's body from the air, and he was recovered a short time later by Sheriff's Office personnel.

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Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Two local developers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to prove games aren't just fun, they also have the power to make a difference in the world.

 

In their game, Ebola Attack, players act as the hero white blood cell that must protect the red cells from a deadly infection: the Ebola virus. Over the course of the game, the human body is healed as gamers progress through increasing levels of difficulty. The player’s goal is to save as many people as possible, meanwhile, all net profits from the purchase of the app will aid the relief effort in the very real Ebola war zone in West Africa.

 

 

49° North celebrates National Club Day

49° North celebrates National Club Day

 

The Forty-Nine Alpine Ski Team (FAST) will celebrate National Club Day with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) on Saturday, February 14th.

 

As part of this event, FAST will participate in the national "I Love My Club" social media competition. Anyone can get involved with the competition no matter what their involvement with the club has been. Those interested can show their support by linking photos, words, or videos with the hashtag #ILoveMyClub on social media. Those who participate will have the chance to win an Olympic athlete signed Sochi cowbell for both themselves and their club.

 

Those who want to participate in National Club Day in another way can sign up to compete in the Hale's Ales Sheimo Cup Race at 49 Degrees North on February 14. According to the ski area, this is a fun race for people of all ages who want to compete against their friends and the clock. Registration for the race will take place in the Klondike Room in the lodge from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Racers can compete in three different categories. These categories are the Alpine, Snowboard and Telemark.

 

49° North Nordic Center to host Nordic Retro Day Feb. 7

49° North Nordic Center to host Nordic Retro Day Feb. 7

The 49° North Nordic Center announced they will host Nordic Retro Day on February 7th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Nordic Center Yurt.

According to the resort, the event is aimed at celebrating and educating skiers on the history of Nordic Skiing.
Altai’s Hok skis will be available for Demos on Saturday, and are a combination of both a ski and snowshoe, offering both the uphill maneuverability and ease of the snowshoe, with the downhill efficiency of ski.

The Nordic Center will also have full Yurt services, with ski and snowshoe rentals available.  Retro ski attire is encouraged, so the resorts said those in attendance should pull out their old wood cross country skis and wool knickers and join them for the 49° North Nordic Retro Day.

Local researcher and skiing historian, Nils Larsen will also be in attendance, and will have unique and early style ski gear on display. 

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Forty-Nine Degrees North to host the 28th Sheimo Cup Citizens Race

Forty-Nine Degrees North to host the 28th Sheimo Cup Citizens Race

On Saturday, February 14, 2015, the Forty-Nine Degrees North Wintersports Foundation will host the 28th Hale’s Sheimo Cup Citizens Race at Forty-Nine Degrees North in Chewelah, WA.

This race celebrates the life of Thomas A. Sheimo who was the first hired employee by Hale’s Ales.  Sheimo was on his way home from the Colville Elks Golf Course when a stray bullet from a domestic dispute shootout went through his open car window.

The Sheimo Cup race is for all age classes and includes three different categories; Alpine, Snowboard, and Telemark.  You can challenge your friends and race side by side on a dual course slalom.  One run down the red course, followed by one run down the blue course for a combined time.  The top three in each age group for male and female receives a mug.  Plus, your registration fee includes a long sleeve 28th Annual Sheimo Cup Special Edition t-shirt.

IRS phone scams continue to be a serious threat

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent months as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things. The IRS reminds taxpayers to guard against all sorts of con games that arise during any filing season.

"If someone calls unexpectedly claiming to be from the IRS with aggressive threats if you don't pay immediately, it's a scam artist calling,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. "The first IRS contact with taxpayers is usually through the mail. Taxpayers have rights, and this is not how we do business."