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Landers: Vocational education opportunity at Colville hatchery

Stevens County commissioners and a vocational teacher say getting into a cutthroat business could spawn a rainbow of opportunity for area students. On Jan. 11, the Washington Fish and Wildlife …


Colville misses chance at State 2A volleyball title

The dream of a repeat ended in a five-set loss for the Colville volleyball team Saturday afternoon at Lakewood, Wash. In a toe-to-toe battle with the No. 1-ranked Tumwater Thunderbirds, …


Lengthy sentence awaits convict

A convicted felon from Stevens County faces a minimum of 123 years in prison after a jury found him guilty Friday of 21 new charges, including stealing the gun used …


White House honoree boasts roots in Colville

William Foege is a giant. It’s not his 6-foot-7 frame that earns him this distinction. Rather, it’s his role in stamping out smallpox and helping to set a global agenda …


Connell thwarts Colville again in 1A softball

The Colville Indians came heartbreakingly close to their first state fastpitch championship Saturday.


Colville’s boys end season with loss to Naches Valley

YAKIMA – The dilemma facing Colville coach John Foulkes was plain to see, yet perplexing. What to tell his team after they outscored third-ranked Naches Valley 21-5 in the third …


Family-owned dairy enjoys growth in tough economy

Terry’s Dairy, a Colville-based distribution company, traces its roots to a family dairy farm in the Northport area in the early 1900s. Owner Dale Terry still maintains the family identity, …


Lawyers weigh insanity defense

COLVILLE – The suspect charged with killing a Colville man last month is exploring the option of pleading not guilty by reason of insanity, a prospect that bothers the dead …


Deputies: Suspect admits to shooting

The man charged with killing Gordon R. Feist, of Colville, has confessed to the shooting and told detectives that two others helped him, according to court records filed Wednesday. Eric …


Insurgent attack kills Colville soldier, 28

A soldier from Colville died following an attack in Afghanistan by insurgents firing rocket-propelled grenades, the U.S Department of Defense announced Sunday. Army Staff Sgt. Wyatt A. Goldsmith, 28, died …


Investigation into woman’s caregiver extends to finances

The investigators who rescued a 105-year-old woman in late May from a squalid Kettle Falls home are now looking into whether the woman’s care provider was also improperly using her …


Lakeside finishes 3rd, Colville 4th at state softball tournament

Lakeside’s and Colville’s head softball coaches crossed paths between fields at Merkel Sports Complex shortly after their teams absorbed agonizing losses in the State 1A tournament semifinals Saturday. “Tough one, …


NEA rivals reach 1A semifinals

Lakeside and Colville remain on a collision course at the State 1A fastpitch softball tournament, but they have one more sizable obstacle to clear. Both Northeast A squads won twice …


School immerses tribes’ young in Salish language

Speakers of English as a second language say that they respond differently when someone speaks to them in their first language. There’s a deep emotional connection to that first language, …


Preschool immerses tribes’ young in Salish

Speakers of English as a second language say that they respond differently when someone speaks to them in their first language. There’s a deep emotional connection to that first language, …


Missing girl found, back with family

An 8-year-old girl who disappeared from her family’s campsite Friday was found Sunday morning walking along a gravel road about 2 1/2 miles away, authorities said. Paige Wilson was reunited …


8-year-old missing girl last seen at campground

Stevens County officials scoured the area around Flodelle Creek Campground on Saturday searching for a girl missing since Friday afternoon. Paige Wilson, 8, was last seen at the campground, where …


Colville considers new airport

Colville city officials are revisiting a decades-old proposal to relocate the municipal airport. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, the City Council will consider a preliminary capital improvement plan and a financial …


Guilty plea in molestation

COLVILLE – A longtime psychologist for the Colville School District who also volunteered with police to help investigate child abuse pleaded guilty Tuesday to molesting one of his students and …


School counselor faces prison for molesting a student

A longtime psychologist for the Colville School District who also volunteered with police to help investigate child abuse pleaded guilty today to molesting one of his students and attempting to …


Man dies in collision near Kettle Falls

A 25-year-old Colville man died Sunday evening from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of state Highway 25 and Old Kettle Road just south of Kettle Falls.


40 without work as fire shuts down Colville lumber mill

About 40 workers at the Vaagen Bros. Lumber mill in Colville were sent home Thursday after a fire in the mill’s turbine and electrical equipment disabled operations.


Hite knows how to get the most out of drives

Head golf professionals are not simply ordained. Most find their way to the top only after serving extended stints as assistants. The money isn’t great, and the hours can be …


Reports fault Colville child services

Two separate reports, both critical of the state’s child welfare system in northeastern Washington, were released Wednesday by agencies investigating an unusually high number of complaints against the Colville office …


Colville man died in Iraq copter crash

A Colville man was one of four soldiers killed when two helicopters crashed Monday in northern Iraq. Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin H. Todd, 29, was flying one of the Kiowa …


Tour North Country

Driving all the way to Colville for dinner seems almost – decadent. Same thing with driving all the way to Chewelah for golf.


Firefighters gain ground

Gusty winds Sunday afternoon failed to flare up the Spokane Valley fire or a 900-acre fire near Colville, both of which firefighters expect to have fully contained by today. Yet …


Gun nets felon nearly 22 years in prison

A Colville man who once threatened to kill a Pend Oreille County judge and a deputy prosecutor has been sentenced to almost 22 years in federal prison after being designated …


Fate of missing Colville boy grips family, community

When the Lytles gather around the dining table for breakfast and supper each day, a place-setting remains empty. “How can someone that I love disappear just like that?” Jenny Lytle …