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September 2nd, 2015

Sheriff’s Office releases name of officer involved in shooting

September 2, 2015

HUNTERS—The Stevens County Deputy involved in the fatal shooting of a man in Hunters on August 19 has been indentified as Corporal Dave Reed, a veteran of more than 24 years with the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office.
Corporal Reed’s name was released by the Sheriff’s Office last week.
Reed was promoted from Deputy to Corporal with the Patrol Division in 2011. Prior to his time as a Stevens County Sheriff’s Deputy Corporal Reed had served in the U.S. Army for nine years. He also worked as a corrections officer in Pierce County.

Ferry County Fair cancelled— 4-H market sale in Colville

September 2, 2015

Animal sale is
Sept. 5

REPUBLIC--the Ferry County Fair has been cancelled.
The 4-H office will hold a Ferry County 4-H Market Sale for Ferry County and Colville Reservation 4-H members to help them during this period of wildfire activity in Ferry County.
The sale will be held at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds in Colville Saturday Sept. 5, with animal registration and weigh-in in the morning and the auction starting at noon.
The auction will be held indoors to help with air quality issues.

Help from the skies for area fires

September 2, 2015

Air support for

Last Thursday, before welcome rains hit the Tri-County area over the weekend, a smoke-laden pall had settled over the region, leaving visibility limited and air quality poor.
The Colville valley was no exception, making firefighting conditions less than ideal for the helibase stationed on Mantz-Rickey Road, adjacent to Highway 395. The road has been closed to through traffic since the base was established a little over a week ago.

August 27th

Breathing right: Air quality updates

August 27, 2015

PDF UPDATE 9/1/2015

Air Quality Forecast-NE Washington Area Command Issue Date: 8/27/2015
Reported from Leland Tarnay ( and Dan Stratton (, Air Resource Advisors

August 24th

Stevens County Donation and Volunteer Information for Disaster Relief

August 24, 2015

Donation Sites for non-perishable items (toiletries, blankets, house hold goods, cleaning materials) monetary donations are preferable to meet the needs of the disaster victims.

(Will be open Wednesday at 10:00am – 4:00 pm and serve as primary location for Stevens County) Future hours of operation will be posted on the website.
Colville Fairgrounds, Stevens County Primary Donation Location
317 W. Aster Ave.
Colville, WA 99114
(509) 684-2585

(Currently receiving and distributing donations)
Fruitland Service Station, Southern Stevens County Donation Location

August 22nd


August 22, 2015

Friday 08/21/2015 –09:00PM

Acres: 88,000 Start Date: August 13, 2015
Cause: Under investigation Location: Approximately 12 miles north of Nespelem.
Containment: 0% Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass and understory
Structures Threatened: 700 + Total personnel: 331

August 21st

Suspect produced firearm in shooting

August 21, 2015

The Spokane Investigative Regional Response (SIRR) Team is investigating a Stevens County Deputy’s officer involved shooting that occurred in Hunters, WA.

This incident began yesterday, August 19th, 2015 at approximately 7:00pm, when Stevens County Deputies were responding to a domestic situation in the 4900 block of Hunters-Shop Rd in Hunters, WA. The suspect, who has a felony conviction, was believed to be armed with a firearm. He also had a felony warrant for his arrest.

August 20th

Stevens County Emergency Operations has fire updates

August 20, 2015

Stevens County Emergency Operations Center has
created a website for information and updates on the fires located in Stevens County. This site
will include information and updates on the fires, evacuation information and road closures.
This site will provide residents with timely and accurate information. Additional links and
information will also be provided on this site.
The link to the Stevens County Website is and the Stevens County Fire
Updates are in the upper right corner of the page. A 24 hour call center has been established in

Officials Confirm Three Firefighter Fatalities

August 20, 2015

Wenatchee, Wash.—Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (OWNF) and Washington Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) officials are deeply saddened to confirm the fatalities of three U.S. Forest Service firefighters from the OWNF this afternoon.
Next of kin notifications are being made.

August 19th

Fire danger continues to be extreme with area wildfires

August 19, 2015

This update is a region-wide summary of several active large wildfires in Northeast Washington. Information listed here is approximate and subject to change. For more detailed up-to-date information on specific fires, please call the fire information numbers listed in the table below.

Fire Danger Rating:  EXTREME   National Wildfire Preparedness Moves to Highest Level (PL 5)
Fires will start easily, spread rapidly, have a quick increase in intensity and can be very difficult to control.

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