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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.

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

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

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