OF COLVILLE INFORMATION
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with its citizens, businesses and service organizations, the
City of Colville will facilitate a forward-looking,
people-friendly community that champions our communitys
diversity and respects the individual.
Colville City Hall
170 S. Oak, Colville, WA 99114
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
City Departments are closed on the following holidays
18 M.L. King Jr. Birthday
May 30 Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
September 5 Labor Day
November 11 Veteran's Day
November 25 & 26 Thanksgiving
December 26 Christmas
a mountain town in America's forested northwest, a town with
Victorian, as well as traditional modern homes, a clean
looking town that serves recreational, timber, and farm
Elevation: 1,635 feet;
(pronounced "Call-ville") is the county seat of Stevens
County (population, est. 40,066 in 2000 census) and lies in
the Colville River Valley about one-half mile east of the
Colville River and 10 miles east of the Kettle River and
located at the junction of U.S. Highway 395 (north-south)
which runs completely from Mexico to Canada through the
center of Colville, forming the town's main street, and
State Highway 20 (east-west), which runs from the
Idaho-Washington border to the Pacific coast and
Washington's San Juan Islands.
slogan is "City of Proud Heritage." Trade area population
is about 26,500, and extends to about a 60-mile radius.
Principal industries in Colville and nearby are timber,
agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism.
features include the town's unusually wide streets,
originally designed to allow a 16-horse team of log-hauling
horses to turn a load of logs. North of town is Colville
Mountain, which displays a lighted cross for Christmas and
Easter holidays and for other special occasions. Weather in
Colville is moderate, with some precipitation occurring
nearly every month. Tornadoes are unknown but a "wind
inversion" in 1990 did slight damage to a few buildings in
CLIMATE AND TOPOGRAPHY
extremes in summer months may reach the middle 90s and
above. In winter months they may reach 15 to 20F. Nighttime
winter temperatures occasionally go as low as 0 F., and
below. The average length of the growing season in and
around Colville is 180 days, ranging from May to October.
Sunshine is an estimated 55%. Wind averages about 6 mph.
"electrical disturbances" occur. Temperatures in June, are,
during the day, in the middle to high 80s and in the low 50s
at night. Days are sunny and warm, with clear skies and
calm to light breezes.
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