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August 13th, 2015

Firefighters hope for drop in human-caused fires

August 13, 2015

Five uncontained large fires in Washington, along with numerous smaller fires, mean firefighting resources are now stretched thin across the state, according to wildfire experts at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

Wildfires currently raging in Oregon, California, Idaho and Montana have pulled firefighters and air resources to those states, where the biggest fires are commanding national attention.

August 7th

VIDEO: Trump Jolts First GOP Debate

August 7, 2015

A combative Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign, leaving his onstage rivals to compete for attention.

August 5th

Firefighters continue battling Baldy Mountain fire

August 5, 2015

Ione, Wash. – The Baldy Fire burned actively overnight on the south side of Baldy Mountain, northwest of Ione. Trees could be seen torching on the southwest perimeter in an area that was kept in check yesterday by water drops from helicopters. Firefighters will assess this area to see whether a line being dug by hand along this section of the fire yesterday can be safely completed today. This hand line extends from the upper slopes of Baldy Mountain to Jim Creek Road.
The fire started last week. The cause is still under investigation.

August 4th

A life light on its feet: Chewelah dance instructor at Dancing with the Cars this Friday

August 4, 2015

The steps Larry Richardson’s feet made in more than 30 years teaching ballroom dancing would take him around the world one and a half times if they’d been in a straight line, he estimates.
Living again in the town where he was born, Richardson will be applying his dance expertise during “Dancing With the Cars,” a street dance at Third and Main in Chewelah this Friday, August 7. The 8-10 pm event, sponsored by Chewelah Arts Guild, will offer dance instruction, demonstrations, and contests, as well as food and drink.

Hunters safety course starts August 10

August 4, 2015

Hunters safety course will be held Aug. 10-14 at Colville High School from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. If you have not signed up and want to attend, please show up for more information or call Tommy Howe at 675-7141.

July 31st

VIDEO: Should college football playoffs include 64 teams?

July 31, 2015

Should college football add 64 teams to the playoffs?

July 28th

Woodland Theatre celebrates 75th anniversary with movie night

July 28, 2015

On July 17, 1940, the newly constructed Woods Movie Theater opened its doors in Kettle Falls with a showing of “Turnabout” starring Adolphe Menjou and Carol Landis. On August 7, 2015 Woodland Theater Productions will celebrate the 75th anniversary of their theater building with a double feature of 1940’s movies. Colville Community College’s Rendezvous Theater will be hosting the event, since Woodlands Theatre is currently undergoing stage reconstruction.

July 23rd

Kettle North Complex fire continues

July 23, 2015

The Kettle North Complex was taken today at 6 a.m., by the New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team. Previously, it was being managed by the Three Rivers Ranger District. The Kettle North Complex is made up by 6 fires. Four of the six fires are either contained or out. The Profanity Peak Fire will have approximately 50 firefighters on it today, which will help with the containment of this fire. Firefighters made progress on this fire yesterday.

July 17th

Two boys killed in Colville fire

July 17, 2015

On 07-17-15 at 01:42 a.m. the Colville Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 471 N. Cedar. The structure was a two story apartment building with a single apartment on each floor. Two engine companies and a ladder company responded. Upon arrival, crews observed heavy fire on the east end of the second floor, with fire extending throughout the upper floor and into the lower apartment.

The fire had already progressed to a stage that firefighters were unable to make immediate entry and began an exterior attack, cooling and extinguishing the fire until entry could be made.

July 16th

Explosion at Newport Business

July 16, 2015

On Tuesday, July 14, at approximately 8:53 p.m. the Pend Oreille County Sheriff 911 Dispatch Center received several 911 calls reporting a large explosion at the Zodiac Aerospace facility located at 501 North Newport Ave. in Newport.

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