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July 9th, 2015

Deep Lake fire at 90% containment

July 9, 2015

The Deep Lake fire started about 4 pm on the afternoon of July 8th. The fire was burning in heavy timber on a steep slope. County Road 9445 is closed to through traffic for one mile starting at North Shore Drive north of Deep Lake, due to fire traffic, rolling rocks and falling trees. This is a staffed road block. OPEN TO LOCAL RESIDENTS ONLY. Yesterday the Deep Lake fire received a significant amount of rain. The firefighters began rehabilitation of the dozer and hand lines. Firefighters continued to mop up all day. There have been no injuries on this incident.

July 8th

231 fire in Springdale at 40-percent containment

July 8, 2015

Firefighters continue to work on the 231 Fire (Rail Canyon Road) which has burned 930 acres since it started last weekend.
The fire, which claimed several buildings including a home, is thought to be human caused. According to Department of Natural Resources, the exact cause is still under investigation.
As off Tuesday, July 7, the fire was at 40-percent containment. Crews have constructed a fire line around the perimeter. Authorities say smoke will continue to be visible for some time as crews extinguish heat pockets within the perimeter.

Williams Lake Road fire at 100% containment

July 8, 2015

NEWS FROM THE FIRELINE: Yesterday crews finished up with the majority of mop-up and rehabilitation work on the fire. The majority of the firefighters assigned to the fire will be demobilized this morning. Today at 2:00 PM the type 3 incident management team will transfer fire command back to the local jurisdiction. A small contingent of firefighters will remain on the scene throughout the weekend to patrol and maintain the fire perimeter.

July 7th

Shriners' concert, Sidewalk Sale, Tiger Tri, oh my! Upcoming events

July 7, 2015

July 6th

Two suspects rob Orin Rice Road home

July 6, 2015

Local law enforcement is asking anyone with information regarding a Monday morning robbery on Orin Rice Road to contact the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Sheriff Kendle Allen, an armed robbery occurred at the Panorama Mobile Home Park off Orin Rice Road around 2 a.m. Monday, July 6. Two suspects, thought to be men, broke into the home of a couple that manages the mobile home park. Both of the suspects wore masks, and one allegedly had a firearm.
Allen said the couple was not injured during the robbery.

June 23rd

VIDEO: 'Frozen' Softball Team Will Melt Your Heart

June 23, 2015

The Freeze, an Oklahoma softball team composed of 4 and 5-year-olds, is gaining national attention for playing ball in their Elsa gowns.

June 17th

Halfway house comes to Colville

June 17, 2015

A new halfway house for men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction is opening its doors in Colville. Located across from Providence Mount Carmel Hospital on Columbia Street, the house was purchased by Barry and Shelley Bacon. The couple is renting the house to Oxford House, Inc.

"There's nothing like it that I know of in the Tri-County area," said Dr. Barry Bacon, who volunteers to work with drug addicts in the Stevens County jail. "It's a chance to try and help people and save the taxpayers' money."

June 5th

VIDEO: 16 Donuts To Die For

June 5, 2015

You'll be dying to try these 16 different kinds of delicious donuts!

June 2nd

Homeless in Colville

June 2, 2015

Last winter’s relative heat wave was a blessing for Romlyn Conn, 63, a homeless resident of Colville. Conn is easy to spot: her ducks faithfully waddle alongside her and her well-behaved dog, Harvey. She fondly regards her little family as her “traveling petting zoo.” Conn figures she walks around six miles a day, passing the time until she finds a spot to spend the night. After 33 years with her former roommate, it was a decidedly unfriendly parting that launched Conn on her current path of being homeless.

May 28th

Kettle Falls Police searching for robbery suspect

May 28, 2015

Law enforcement is searching for the suspect who robbed a Kettle Falls coffee stand on Tuesday, May 26. According to Kettle Falls Police Chief Chris Courchene, the robbery occurred at approximately 2:09 p.m. when a male dressed all in black and wearing a ski mask with a skull face entered Ms. B's Haven at Hwy. 395 320 E. Third, and demanded money from the till. The employee that was on shift told police the suspect was skinny with brown eyes and brandished a double-sided dagger with a dark handle.

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