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Colville Tribe stocking trout

The Colville Tribe’s Fish and Wildlife Department is stocking several popular northeastern Washington lakes.

Colville Tribe removes wolf hunting limits for members

Colville Tribal hunters may now hunt wolves year-round on tribal grounds. The rule change, posted Thursday, also removed a three-wolf season limit.

Body of missing Colville tribal member located Friday in Soap Lake

The body of man missing since late last month was recovered Friday evening in Soap Lake.

UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Tribes and First Nations say they’re being excluded from Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Indigenous people in the U.S. and Canada say they’re being excluded from negotiations for a new Columbia River Treaty, which kick off next week.

British Columbia Supreme Court reaffirms hunting rights of a Colville Tribal member

The British Columbia Supreme Court reaffirmed the right of a Colville Confederated Tribal member to hunt on aboriginal land in Canada.

Colville tribal members consider name change

A group of eastern Washington tribes is considering a name change to reclaim their indigenous identity.

UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

Canadian hunting rights confirmed for Colville Tribes’ member

A British Columbia court has recognized the right of a member of the Colville Tribes to hunt on ancestral land in Canada. The trial was a test case for members …

Omak plywood plant will close at the end of January, putting 217 out of work

More than 200 people will lose their jobs when a Omak plywood plant closes at the end of January.

100 years ago in Spokane: Prominent Republican dies soon after casting vote for sister-in-law

From our archives, 100 years ago Joseph S. Allen, 66, of Spokane was a diehard Republican – and he, unfortunately, died right after casting his vote.

100 years ago in Spokane: Sisters among those winning lottery for Colville Reservation land

From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokesman-Review’s front page cartoon showed a man labeled “Mr. Nearly Every Man,” perusing the list of Colville Reservation land drawing winners. He had …

100 years ago in Seattle: Court orders sheriff to return William Boeing’s booze

From our archives, 100 years ago Two men, including one labeled by The Spokesman-Review as a “rich Seattle home owner” were victorious in a case that reached the state Supreme …

Rich Landers: Tribes, federal government keeping public in dark regarding Lake Roosevelt

A giant pain in the rear for Lake Roosevelt anglers and boaters appears to be festering under the aloof care of the U.S. Department of Interior and its Bureau of …

Tribes end canoe journey at Kettle Falls, celebrate hope of salmon’s return

Paddlers from the Colville, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Kootenai and Kalispel tribes arrived in dugout canoes at Kettle Falls on Friday after making journeys similar to the trips their ancestors might …

100 years ago in Spokane: Prohibition dramatically reduced public drunkenness

Spokane prohibition advocates cited some impressive numbers to prove that statewide prohibition was working.

Landers: Doubling Roosevelt trout limit could preserve wild redbands

Lake Roosevelt trout anglers may soon be doubling their fishing pleasure under a proposal to conserve the Columbia River’s wild redbands. The limit for catching hatchery rainbow trout may be …

Money being raised to rebuild historic longhouse

Members of the Colville Confederated Tribes are raising money to rebuild a historic longhouse in Nespelem, Washington.

Pronghorn reintroduced to north-central Washington

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has released 52 pronghorn to the southwest corner of the reservation. Pronghorn were native to central Washington, but were hunted to extinction by …

After attracting birders, rare hawk owl killed near Okanogan

A northern hawk owl, a rare sighting in the Inland Northwest, was found dead on tribal lands near the Okanogan River last week after it had attracted scores of birdwatchers …

Reward offered in tribal boat vandalism

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of individuals who vandalized a tribal fishing boat.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Colville correspondent reported that agents of the French government were on the Colville Reservation, buying up horses to replace those killed in the …

Tribal fisheries beckon anglers to the Rez

A group of excellent fishing waters will open April 11 for non-tribal members on the Colville Indian Reservation, but anglers don’t have to wait that long to wet a line. …

Study tries to boost young sturgeon in upper Columbia

Tribal and state fisheries researchers landed a big incentive this fall to continue their work on reviving white sturgeon numbers in the Columbia River upstream from Kettle Falls. A sturgeon, …

Colvilles ask feds to boost forests’ fire safety

The dry forest north of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation used to burn every five to 20 years, resulting in open stands of ponderosa pine. But a century …

U.S. Senate committee approves compensation for Spokane Tribe

The Spokane Tribe is one step closer to receiving long-sought compensation for land lost to the Grand Coulee Dam over 60 years ago. A Senate committee approved legislation Wednesday establishing …

Colville tribal court affirms plans for federal settlement funds

A tribal court has affirmed the Confederated Colville Tribes’ plan to use half of a $193 million federal settlement to strengthen job opportunities and cultural traditions on its 1.4 million-acre …

State, tribe conflict on Sanpoil fishing licenses

Lake Roosevelt anglers continue to be caught in the crossfire of boundary disagreements between the state of Washington and the Colville Confederated Tribes. According to new wording in the recently …

Colville tribes earn environmental award

The Sierra Club is honoring the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and a former mayor of Quincy for their work to protect the environment. The tribes are receiving a …

Fish surveys not linked to liberalized limits

Some anglers were disturbed this month to read that fish biologists are using nets to survey fish populations at Lake Roosevelt. The method is used across North America and has …

Field reports: Wolf pack confirmed; another being hunted

WILDLIFE – The Colville Tribe confirmed Washington’s ninth wolf pack last week as it trapped and released a 104-pound gray wolf. The new pack has been called the Strawberries Pack.

Field reports: Fish weir installed on Okanogan River

FISH – A temporary picket-style salmon weir recently has been installed on the Okanogan River about 15 miles upstream from its confluence with the Columbia River near Brewster, the Colville …