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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Stevens County sheriff vows to ignore voter-approved Initiative 1639

Stevens County Sheriff Brad Manke said on Friday that he will not enforce Initiative 1639, which brings sweeping changes for gun purchases, storage and background checks.

100 years ago in Colville: Mother and 2 sons die in house fire

A mom and her two sons were killed in a fire and a third son was critically injured in a house fire in Colville.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Oklahoma man seeks new trial in white supremacist plot

An Oklahoma man says new evidence of prosecutors withholding information should result in a new trial on his 1999 murder conviction and death penalty for killing an Arkansas family as …

Tribes join together to make second annual Remember the Water paddle

Last year, for the first time in about a century, tribal members paddled 51 miles from Sandpoint to their home, joined by neighboring tribes along the way. This year, they …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Colville retail worker killed Thursday morning by falling shelving

A 63-year-old retail worker in Colville was killed Thursday morning when a shelving unit fell on top of him.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

Grocery Outlet will open Colville store

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market will open a Colville store in early December.

100 years ago in Colville: Jury acquits woman who shot and killed father and son while holding her baby

A Colville jury took only 20 minutes to acquit Margaret Hanshaw, 17, who was accused of shooting two neighbors to death – all while holding her baby in her arms. …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Former Colville newspaper editor faces more shoplifting charges

Kevin Hulten, a 38-year-old former editor at the Statesman-Examiner newspaper and political operative previously tied to a Snohomish County elections scandal, faces additional theft charges after an alleged string of …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

100 years ago: Late-night gunbattle claims life of Colville police chief

The Colville police chief, John Wanenwich, was shot and killed by two burglars during a nighttime gunbattle in a Colville alley.

2017 Northeast A preview: Freeman looks to knock Colville, Deer Park from top

A youthful Freeman defense put the Northeast A League on notice in 2016. The Scotties posted four shutouts and yielded just six points a game in the regular season.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

Evacuations for brush fire near Colville canceled

A fast moving brush fire near Colville briefly prompted a Level 3 evacuation notice for residents on Gold Creek Loop Road Friday, but the notice was canceled.

Colville’s Duane Vaagen left the timber wars behind to forge good jobs in the ‘bipartisan forest’

The Vaagen family operates one of the few remaining family-owned sawmills in the West. They plan to be the last one standing by making changes.

UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Colville newspaper editor charged with shoplifting

Kevin Hulten, former aide to Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon, was charged with three counts of theft this week in connection with a series of alleged shoplifts at a Colville …

Golf with Jim Meehan: Getting back into the swing after knee replacement surgery

It was an unremarkable first swing of the season. Driver on No. 1 at the Coeur d’Alene Golf Club on a chilly April day that found the right-center of the …

B.C. appeals ruling recognizing Colville Tribes’ right to hunt in Canada

British Columbia’s government has appealed a provincial court ruling recognizing the right of a Colville Tribes’ member to hunt on ancestral lands in Canada.

UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:05 p.m.

WSP names drivers involved in school bus crash near Colville; bus driver out of hospital

The Washington State Patrol has released the names of a school bus driver and a semitruck driver involved in a collision Friday morning near Colville.

Lakeside’s Dalton Young caps wrestling career at 170-0

TACOMA – Dalton Young had mixed emotions Saturday.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 11:25 p.m.

State 2A/1A/B wrestling: Colville’s TJ Baun bounces back after heartbreak a year ago

TACOMA – TJ Baun of Colville is back at Mat Classic XXIX a final time, looking to win again after falling heartbreakingly short last year.

District wrestling: Mead, North Central, East Valley and Colville take titles

Mt. Spokane junior Jake Howerton is going to have to get by wrestling in the postseason on essentially one good knee.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 10:53 p.m.

Two hunters being investigated for using a plane to spot and hunt elk in the Chewelah Valley

COLVILLE – The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating two men suspected of using an airplane to spot and then hunt elk in November.

Two dead in early morning Colville fire

Two people died in an early morning house fire in Colville, Friday.

Colville Tribes to disperse $13.4 million to its members

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will distribute its portion of a $940 million settlement with the U.S. Department of the Interior to members next Monday.

Postseason prep football glance


Northeast A: Colville still the team to beat

Until anyone can upend Colville, the Indians are the team to beat in Northeast A.

G-Prep ranked No. 1 in preseason football poll

Reigning State 4A football champion Gonzaga Prep was a near-unanimous No. 1 pick in the Associated Press Washington preseason rankings released Wednesday.

Gonzaga Prep’s Roy just misses spot in 200-meter breaststroke finals

Daniel Roy, 16, of Gonzaga Prep, finished in sixth place Wednesday in the 200-meter breaststroke semifinals at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Roy missed a spot in Thursday’s …

Schanz, Nicholls fail to advance at swimming trials

Emma Schanz (Colville-UCLA) finished 62nd in the 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday with a time of 1 minute, 2.90 seconds.

Lovitt Restaurant in Colville closing after 11 years

Chef Norman Six lifts the lid to check the progress on what will become some of his last steaks in the old farmhouse on the hill. In three weeks and …

100 years ago in Spokane: Troops from Fort George Wright deployed to Mexican border

From our archives, 100 years ago The Third Battalion of the 14th Infantry at Fort George Wright was packed up and ready to go to war — but not against …

Greg Lee: A look back at state wrestling

An interesting thing happened as Deer Park surged to capture the State 1A wrestling championship last weekend.