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Greater Colville Area Guide

History of The Greater Colville Area

The Columbia River as it enters the United States from Canada is the focal point for the history of our area.  Known as North Columbia, it consists of three counties, Stevens County, Ferry County and Pend Oreille County. It is comprised of three colville mainstays, the city of Colville, The Colville National Forest and the twelve bands of native americans that comprise the Colville Indian Reservation.

The indigenous people of the Great Northwest gathered on the Columbia River at Kettle Falls and fished Salmon, the mainstay of their diet. It was not until 1941 that the Coulee Dam was built turning the Columbia River into what is now known as the Lake Roosevelt National Recreational Area.

There are many cultural events to attend through out the year celebrating our areas rich history. We welcome you to our area and know you will enjoy the incredible recreational opportunites it offers.

Weather

Four Seasons! Winter, Summer, Spring or Fall, Colville truly is the land of all seasons.  Sweet Spring Showers, Hot Summer Days, A Winter Wonderland and Plentiful Crops for Fall. Known as the Snow Belt of the Great Northwest and America's Pristine Recreational Area, there is nothing the area does not offer.

One of the best reasons to live in the Columbia River Basin is the fact that our area is relatively secure from natural disasters.  The Coulee Dam controls the flow of waters and avoids floods.  Historically there are no Tornados or Hurricanes able to form. Living relatively away from the volcanoes in the Circle of Fire but close enough to enjoy quick trips to geothermally active pockets the rare earthquake has the highest chance for threat but is well planned for through zoning codes. Truly, this area has a stable, four seasons.

 Surf our links and learn the highs and lows of our areas weather.

Weather Reports       Farming

 

Recreation

Truly this is tha land of many waters and the place for every kind of Recreation. The Natural resources of our area provide scenic drives where ever you go.  There are so many Things To Do and such incredible recreational opportunites in our area that we hope you will have time to enjoy them all. 

Year Round Recreational Opportunities

Colville National Forest     Lake Roosevelt Camping     Selkirk Loop

Winter Recreation

49 Degrees North - Ski Lodge

Tourism

Things to Do in the Greater Colville Area never Ends!

What is Tourism and how is it different from events and recreation? The answer is that it is the ecnomic trends that this influx influences.  As more information becomes available online we will help you find the information you need for your econimic forcasts.

Washington Tourism Board

Colville Tribes Tourism

Government

Local Government

Local Government in the United States was first organized as territories.  As Cities and Towns were incorporated, Counties were enacted to serve people who did not live in these incorporated area as they still do today.

Historically, the role of governement was in service to its citizens. Please browse our Government Links to find the services you require. The Greater Colville Area is comprised of three counties, Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille County. 

Colville Tribal Government

Main Office - Nespelem

Citiy Governments

City of Colville

City of Kettle Falls

Real Estate

Whether you're building a new home and arranging installation of new utilities or taking over existing services, the following links will help you establish utilties.

Many of the properties in our area have drilled or dug wells.  Many residents, with pioneering souls,  haul water, use alternative energy sources and live off the grid.  Our area is diverse and conservation and stewardship has been a growing concern for area residents.  You can do your part in keeping our area a pristine recreational area.


 Commercial Real Estate

 Biz-Buy Sell      CCIM.Net  USA BizMart.com  CCIMNET-Commercial Realty Search

Utilities

Whether you're building a new home and arranging installation of new utilities or taking over existing services, the following links will help you establish utilties.

Many of the properties in our area have drilled or dug wells.  Many residents, with pioneering souls,  haul water, use alternative energy sources and live off the grid.  Our area is diverse and conservation and stewardship has been a growing concern for area residents.  You can do your part in keeping our area a pristine recreational area.

Electricity  

Opportunities

As Urban sprawl has encroached into the Greater Colville Area one of the most important aspect of growth is management.  With Growth comes great Opportunity and with Opportunity comes responsibility.

Residents of the area overwhelmingly support the continuance of country living.  With that in mind, planning for successful ventures and business opportunities can be maximized. If you believe that competition is the life-blood of the American economy then the Greater Colville Area is prime for growth.

There are many services and products that locals historically have traveled the relatively short distance to Spokane to obtain.  This has made it difficult for competition to survive.  It now is more cost effective to shop locally thus the opportunity has finally created a viable market for competition.

There are many services that the area does not currently offer.  From the absence of specialty products like local bakeries and book stores to minimally available franchises there is not only opportunity to bring competitors and better prices to consumers, there are products and services in demand not yet offered.

The Following Links will help you research and understand how to develop business opportunities, self-reliance stategies, conservation matters and other available economic development information to help you survive economically once you arrive or help you plan from here.

Area Growth

Alternative Energy Resources 

Greater Colville Area Residents are Known Pioneers.  Off the Grid Houses, Log Cabins, Yurts, Rammed Earth, Geo Domes, Rustic Ranches, Farms and Orchards abound.  Here are a few Links on Alternative Living.

Solar

Hand Dug or Self Drilled Wells

Hydro Electric

Wind Power

Alternative Fuels

Links

 

Avista    

(800) 227-9187

       

Telephone       

 Century Tel

800.201.4099   Residential
800.201.4102   Business
800.809.1410   DSL Internet
888.872.7313   Dial-up Internet
800.201.4099   Wireless
800.824.2877   Repair

Qwest   800-244-1111

Internet Service Providers 

Airwerx, Ford                                           877-247-9379

Internet Xpress, Colville                             509-685-0403

Pend Oreille Valley Network, Newport    509-447-3067

The Office Net, Colville                               509-684-6446

Water

Republic Water & Sewer

Ferry County 

686 S Clark Ave

Republic, WA 99166

(509) 775-3325

Public Utility District #1

Stevens County 

P.O. Box 592

Loon Lake, WA 

509-233-2534

 

 

Public Utility District

Pend Oreille County

130 N. Washington

509-447-3137

 

Public Utility District

Ponderay County

7492 Hwy 31
Ione, WA 99139

509-442-3232

Well Drilling

State of Washington Well Logs - Maps and Well Depth Histories

B & B Drilling                          888-276-2874

Clean Water Drilling                509-779-4022

Minden Drilling                       506-276-2600

Howards's Well Drilling            509-935-6867

Northwest Hydro Fracturing      800-368-0998

Sams Drilling                          509-292-2345

Services Unlimited                  509-684-1350

Windle Enterprises                  509-689-2785


Transportation

        Department of Transportation

Includes Road Conditions, Road Closures, Interactive Maps and infrastructure reports on Washington

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Google Earth - Satalite

MapQuest - Find it Now

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