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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 1:03 p.m.

Frustrated northeast Washington politicians meet after judge blocks killing of Togo pack wolves

Politicians and ranchers in northeast Washington are chafing after two environmental groups from outside the state temporarily blocked the legal killing of members of the Togo wolf pack.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

Ferry County rancher claims to have shot wolf in self defense, wildlife officials investigating

State wildlife officials are investigating the reported shooting of a member of the Togo pack.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Ferry County ballots left in drop boxes a week after election

Ferry County officials left ballots in drop boxes in four outlying communities for more than a week after the election.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 1:35 p.m.

Wolf kills in northeast Washington not prompting a kill order, for now

Another confirmed wolf kill in northeast Washington has left ranchers and wolf advocates wondering if, and when, wildlife officials will start killing members of the Togo Pack.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 6:46 p.m.

Ferry County decides to pay for postage for returning primary ballots

Ferry County primary voters will have postage on the envelopes to mail their ballots.


Ferry County voters will need stamps to mail primary ballot

Ferry County auditor says primary ballots won’t have postage paid, as a way to save money.


Motorcyclist killed in Ferry County crash

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday in a head-on collision in Ferry County.


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Togo pack kills Ferry County calf; third kill by wolves in 7 months

A wolf, or wolves, from the Togo pack killed a Ferry County calf Sunday. This is the third confirmed kill involving the Togo pack in the past seven months, according …


UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 10 a.m.

Ferry County rail-to-trail project derailed again

A decade-long rail-to-trail project in Ferry County hit another snag this week.


Ferry County rail trail hits rocky road with commissioners

A Ferry County Commission meeting set for Monday appears to be another step toward allowing motorized vehicles on 25 miles of rail trail corridor that county voters have supported for …


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:53 p.m.

Road fissure blocking travelers in Ferry County

Moving soil and crumbling asphalt have created a massive fissure that’s blocking travelers on the Inchelium Highway in Ferry County.


UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

U.S. Highway 395 washed out in Ferry County

Overnight flooding washed out a portion of U.S. Highway 395 about 10 miles north of the Columbia River Bridge.


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

New road problems reported in Ferry, Pend Oreille counties

Wet weather and high water have created new road closures in Ferry and Pend Oreille counties.


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 7:20 p.m.

Washout closes State Route 21 south of Republic in Ferry County

A washout has shut down State Route 21 at Gold Creek about 15 miles south of Republic in Ferry County and it’s not known when the road will be able …


Rural Aging: Shaken by her husband’s death, Jane Faller vows to stay on their remote land

REPUBLIC, Wash. _ Bob Faller died after a day of fighting and struggling. Naked and fierce, gripped by death’s delirium, he rolled on the floor tearing paper into tiny shreds. …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 3, 2015, 10:02 p.m.

Rural Aging: An accident separates a couple, cheating them out of precious days

An accident takes Jane Faller away from her rural Ferry County home as cancer continues to wear down her husband Bob. This is part of a series on aging in …


Wildfires can’t break spirit of elderly residents

REPUBLIC, Wash. – The cancer has returned with a vengeance, the headaches are constant, debilitating. Bob Faller is dying, soon. Doctors deem him lucky if he celebrates New Year’s.


Ranchers face loss of livestock, livelihoods in Washington fires

DANVILLE, Wash. – The burned carcasses blend into the scorched landscape, just more black and ash among the haunting outline of trees. “There she is,” rancher Doug Grumbach says, pointing …


High winds, fire leave exhausted town of Republic ‘tense’

The massive fire marching toward Republic, Washington, stayed out of the town on Saturday. “I don’t see any flames coming over the top of the hill,” Republic City Councilman Larry …


After windstorm, Republic is safe (at least for now)

The largest bursts of wind have blown through Republic, and fire remained out of the town late this afternoon.


Firefighters brace for Saturday winds

A ferocious wind storm expected Saturday has put much of the state – much of it already on fire – on high alert.


Fire crews make progress

Fire crews Monday night reported a frustrating yet productive day battling the blazes in Washington that now consume an area about the size of Rhode Island. Heavy smoke covered much …


Fire growth slows, smoke heads west

After a week of deadly fires forcing evacuations of whole towns and pushing fire officials to scramble for more help, Saturday was calm. Or as calm as it could be …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 21, 2015, 1:01 p.m.

Ferry County evacuations ordered for fast-moving fires

Some northern sections of Ferry County received evacuation notices Friday morning as another fast-moving fire threatens the communities of Boyds and others.


Ferry County sheriff warns residents to be ready to leave

Ferry County’s sheriff is warning all residents to be ready to leave.


Massive fire near Curlew a lower priority for resources

MALO, Wash. – A fire that started Monday near Curlew has bloomed into a 31-square-mile blaze. “This is a very big, a very complex and a very dangerous fire,” Incident …


‘We’re about helping people’

REPUBLIC, Wash. – The power of a tiny rural town is that a spark of an idea can ignite into a large triumph in just a few weeks, without much …


‘The culmination of our whole life’

REPUBLIC, Wash. – His hands match the bark on the homestead apple tree. Old. Rugged. Dying, yet so alive. Bob Faller touches the tree like a lover, caressing and hopeful. …


Field reports: September big month for group bike rides

CYCLING – SpokeFest, one of the region’s premier bicycling events with courses for every ability level based out of Spokane, is coming up Sept. 7 Register today to avoid late …


Feds upgrade charges in alleged assault of park ranger

Federal prosecutors will seek tougher charges against a Kettle Falls houseboat owner who they allege assaulted National Park Service rangers just before another man was shot in September. Michael Sublie …