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April 7th, 2015

Duke's Fantastic Freshmen Lead the Blue Devils to the National Title

April 7, 2015

March 24th

Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashes in French Alps With 150 People Onboard

March 24, 2015

An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansa’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.

March 12th

Remaining Kettle Falls 5 acquitted of most charges

March 12, 2015

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.

March 6th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 7 Tips For Delicious Burgers

March 6, 2015

Just a few tricks to making a better burger. Enjoy!

March 5th

Firefighters look to put bond on November ballot

March 5, 2015

Fire Chief Mike Bucy is sounding an alarm for residents of Stevens County Fire District 1.

March 2nd

Poker night benefits ALS

March 2, 2015

Residents in Stevens County and Spokane are coming together to take on a formidable, unrelenting foe: Lou Gehrig’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.

February 24th

Overflow crowd ignites debate on transportation package

February 24, 2015

OLYMPIA—The Senate’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 state’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 im¬plemented over the next three years.

February 20th

Wolf Advisory Group has some new faces

February 20, 2015

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 group’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.

February 18th

A moment to remember

February 18, 2015

Colville High’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.

February 12th

Contamination still at Post & Poles site

February 12, 2015

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.

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