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March 24th, 2015
An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansaâ€™s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said. "We are sorry to confirm that flight 4U9525 is an accident," the airline said on Twitter.
In what defense lawyers are hailing as a partial triumph, the three remaining members of the Kettle Falls Five were acquitted of four other charges in a marijuana case that has captivated the nation.
Rhonda Lee Firestack-Harvey, her son Roland Gregg and his wife, Michelle, were found guilty last Tuesday evening in Spokane Federal Court of growing between 50 and 100 marijuana plants on their 33-acre property northeast of Kettle Falls.
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Fire Chief Mike Bucy is sounding an alarm for residents of Stevens County Fire District 1.
Residents in Stevens County and Spokane are coming together to take on a formidable, unrelenting foe: Lou Gehrigâ€™s Disease, or ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
The ALS Service Organization, a local group of ALS patients, family members and volunteers, will host the second annual Monte Carlo Night fundraiser Friday, March 20 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ferguson Bath and Kitchen Gallery, 2304 N. Dollar Road in Spokane Valley. Tickets are $50 a piece.
OLYMPIAâ€”The Senateâ€™s new transportation package is being hailed for its bipartisan support, while some critics find aspects of it troubling.
The proposals were revealed on Feb. 12 after 22 months of negotiations, and would mostly fund various highway projects in the stateâ€™s more congested areas.
The package would raise $15 billion over a 16-year period mostly through an 11.7 cents-per-gallon gas tax imÂ¬plemented over the next three years.
The Wolf Advisory Group, which advises the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on wolf recovery and management, has added nine members. Their appointments are for two-year terms.
The additions swell this diverse groupâ€™s numbers to 18. The group was formed by WDFW in 2013 with nine members who represented the interests of cattle ranchers, hunters and wolf advocates in Washington.
New members from Northeast Washington named to the group include Tim Coleman of Republic (Kettle Range Conservation Group), and Janey Howe of Colville, a Colville teacher and part-time range rider.
Colville Highâ€™s Alex Linn shares a moment with his sisters after the 113-pounder qualified for the state championship Mat Classic in the Tacoma Dome later this week. Linn dropped a tough 5-4 decision in the 113-pound championship match at the regional tournament in Leavenworth last Saturday (Cascade High School). See more photos in this edition of S-E Sports.
The Department of Ecology plans to conduct a clean-up project (Interim Action) at the former site of Colville Post & Poles, Inc.
The site, which covers nearly 23 acres northwest of Colville, and along Hwy. 395, was used as a wood treating facility many years ago.
According to DOE Site Manager, Jeremy Schmidt, the work is necessary in part because back in 1989, an above ground storage tank containing pentachlorophenol (PCP) ruptured and released 10,000 gallons of chemicals into the ground.
Sergeant Brad Manke of the Stevens County Sheriffâ€™s Office has been voted in as the new Colville Fire Department/Stevens County Fire District 3 Chief, effective Jan. 19. His position was confirmed by Colville City Council Jan. 27.
He succeeds former chief Joe Hirsch, who did not seek re-election.
Originally from Ritzville, Manke enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and visiting with family and friends in his free time. He is married and has a son, 22, and daughter, 15.