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Due to dangerous weather and hazardous road conditions the Colville, Kettle Falls, Chewelah, Valley, and Mary Walker school districts will be closed today, Northport is still on a 2 hour late start. Will update if more school district statuses become known.

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The local VFW posts of Colville and Kettle Falls held their Veterans Day ceremony at the Stevens County Courthouse. There were speeches about the meaning and history of Veterans Day by VFW Commanders Mike Humble and Christopher Ory, and appreciation given to those who served. Local veterans …

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Here is a photo gallery of the Colville High Schools annual Veterans Day Assembly today Nov 10. There was music by the Colville High School band and poetry read and the sacrifices of the assembled veterans celebrated by those in attendance.

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The first count of ballots has been released by the Stevens County Auditors Office. A total of 8,536 ballots were counted today and the county estimates there are currently 9,000 ballots left to count. Here are the results of that first counting in the contested Stevens County races. The nex…

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Remember it's your right to vote, ballots can be turned in today at the Stevens County Courthouse at the Auditor's Office or the outside drop box in the back of the courthouse by the Elm Street entrance.

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There are numerous power outages in the area. The hardest hit areas are along the Addy-Gifford Road near Gifford, Addy-Cedonia Road near Huckleberry Mtn, and from Cedonia down to Fort Spokane. The outages are currently affecting around 600 customers and power is estimated to be restored betw…

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Colivlle held its Kiddie and Pet Parade this evening (Oct, 28) and the Annual Moonlight Madness sale begins downtown soon after the parade from 6 to 9 p.m.

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On October 12, 2022, at approximately 3:15 pm, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a person with a weapon call in the 42800 block of N. Spotted Road in North Spokane County.

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At 4:25 p.m. today the following notice was sent to Colville School District families and staff: There was a school bus accident that occurred at 3:15 PM today at the corner of Hofstetter and Columbia.  One adult bicyclist and one student from the bus were transported to the hospital with no…

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Two Chewelah sisters were chosen the first Tony Gallo's Agricultural Essay contest. 2nd place was Kaitlynn Hartill, and 1st place goes to Milayna Hartill. Both girls were chosen from contributed essays that told "What agriculture means to me". Kim Gallo is excited to keep her dad's memory al…

A Colville icon, Ron's Stop N Shop leased by Ronald and Betty Derogatis was taken down last week to make room for the bigger sales lot for Colville Toyota. Kelly Cobos also told us the back building will be used for training and for a detailing facility. 

A disciplinary letter was given to Ramona Colvin on the 7th of March from Lorrie Sampson, the Stevens County Coroner, telling her "Based upon the above-mentioned conduct, I find I have no choice, but to terminate your employment effective immediately. More information in this week's Statesma…

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On 03/05/22 at approximately 14:25 the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a car versus pedestrian collision in the 700 block of Douglas Falls Rd north of Colville. Subsequent investigation revealed that 36 year old Colville resident Chad Warren was driving a silver 2007 Pon…

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Based on information from the Center of Disease Control, the mask mandate in Washington State will be lifted on March 12, 2022.  They will still be required in certain settings like healthcare, correction facilities and long-term care facilities.

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Many people in the Tri County areas woke to freezing temperatures on Tuesday, and Wednesday isn't looking any better. Temperatures have seen -16 on the top of Tiger, by Beaver Lodge this morning. Becareful outside, and make sure your pets and are staying warm. 

Spokane Bins opened in early February, just north of Downtown Spokane at 14 E. Mission #5. The store is a returned merchandise reseller and acquires returned products from Amazon which they then sell at a highly discounted rate. According to a study done by NRF, consumers returned an estimat…

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According to Washington State Patrol there was a fatality collision 4 miles south of Chewelah this morning at approximately 7:20 a.m. The vehicle struck a power pole. More information in next week's Statesman Examiner.

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As of February 9, 2022, The Coville SD 115 Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy has 52.29% voting yes, and 47.71% voting no. Next count will be February 11, at 11:00 a.m. Right now, they have 400 ballots left to count. The election results will be certified on Feb 18, 2022. L…

On Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee made the case for a coordinated statewide response to homeless encampments on state rights-of-way. The state has more than tripled its investments in shelter and housing options since 2017 and is bringing more than 9,600 new units online throughout the state, but…

One of Spokane’s first recorded Chinese Lunar New Year’s celebrations took place in January 1889. “Thousands of crackers were fired, bombs exploded and Chinese rockets were sent heavenward,” wrote a reporter. (The Morning Review, "The Fusillade of Fun") “Hundreds of people, attracted by the …

Century 21 Kelly Davis has transferred ownership! Although Kelly will still continue to sell real estate, we are happy to announce that Colton and Harley Vining are officially the new owners of our company. Stay tuned for a story coming out the first week of February. 

If you google “Top New Year's Resolutions,” the leading answers always include getting healthy, exercising more, or losing weight. These are such common and promising goals and yet studies have shown that approximately 80% of people will have abandoned them by the second week of February. Ac…

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Kai Zathrian Lopez Femiling made his grand arrival on January 4, 2022, weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce, making him the first baby of 2022. Although not due until January 21, Kai decided to take things into his own hands and win the coveted first baby of the new year at Mount Carmel Hospital. Mom,…

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SPOKANE COUNTY, January 6, 2021 – Spokane County road crews have been working since Wednesday afternoon prepping for the most significant snow event so far this winter. Crews also worked through the night sanding and deicing. This morning, they are clearing emergency routes and primary arterials. 

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