Stories tagged: Lincoln County
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017
Ruling paves way for open bargaining
By negotiating in private, the government is saying the public can’t be trusted. So it shouldn’t be surprised when the public responds in kind.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 12:45 P.M.
Sue Lani Madsen: Unions vs. Lincoln County – who’s afraid of open meetings?
The Teamsters visited the Lincoln County Commissioners meeting last Monday and their message was clear: They don’t want the public present at public union negotiations.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2016
Lincoln County leads way on government transparency
The right way to answer this wave of suspicion is to open up government by making more decisions in public and making information more readily available.
MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016, 9:26 P.M.
Lincoln County opens union negotiations to the public, in a first for Washington
By opening labor negotiations to the public, Lincoln County has drawn attention to a highly politicized debate that has roiled the governor’s office for more than a decade.
SUNDAY, AUG. 21, 2016, 4:35 P.M.
Fast-moving wildfires burn thousands of acres, force evacuations in Spokane, Lincoln counties
A fast-moving brush fire on Beacon Hill in north Spokane destroyed at least two structures Sunday afternoon, fire officials said. It’s not yet clear if those are homes or other …
TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016, 9:58 P.M.
Lincoln County fire grows to 100 acres
Crews are battling a 100-acre wildfire in steep terrain in Lincoln County. Firefighters were called to an area northeast of Fort Spokane and west of Lilienthal Mountain about 3:10 p.m. …
MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
Man dies in motorcycle accident near Wilbur
A Western Washington man died Saturday evening when he crashed his motorcycle in Lincoln County. Walter H. Nuehring, 59, was eastbound on State Route 174 about 16 miles northwest of …
MONDAY, NOV. 9, 2015, 10:13 P.M.
Lincoln County Jail escapee arrested
A man who escaped from the Lincoln County Jail in Davenport on Oct. 30 has been captured, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Facebook page reported Monday. Ronald Rutledge, 34, was arrested …
SUNDAY, AUG. 30, 2015
Field reports: Three bucks poached north of Reardan
Three buck deer were illegally killed in a spree-poaching case north of Reardan this month. Wildlife officers are asking the public for tips. The whitetail bucks, their nearly fully grown …
THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 2015
Early wheat harvest produces lower yield because of weather
STEPTOE, Wash. – Combines crawling across the hills of the Palouse, threshing the nation’s largest wheat crop, signal an annual end to summer in southeastern Washington. But if you plan …
THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
Fire near Clayton destroys rental home
A fire burning between Clayton and Loon Lake, Washington, shut down Highway 395 for several hours Wednesday afternoon before the highway reopened around 6 p.m. The fire began in a …
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015
Rural schools provide benefits to students, communities
Nestled among Eastern Washington’s rolling wheat fields and towering grain silos are the heartbeats of farm towns: small, rural school districts. Bleachers swell during high school sporting events, and multipurpose …
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015
Teenage suspect in attempted abduction denied bail
DAVENPORT, Wash. – The 15-year-old boy accused in the attempted abduction of a toddler from Sprague’s town park this week was denied bail on Friday. The teenager pleaded not guilty …
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015, 4:44 P.M.
Teen kidnapping suspect ordered held without bail
A 15-year-old boy from Sprague was ordered held in jail without bail during a court hearing Friday in Lincoln County over the objections of his attorney, Christian Phelps.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015, 6:54 P.M.
Sheriff: Teen arrested in alleged weekend Sprague kidnapping attempt
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday a 15-year-old was arrested and booked on 2nd degree kidnapping charges in connection with an alleged child abduction attempt Sunday in Sprague.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
Watermelon Hill fire likely to be contained today
Mike Barker gazed out across Fishtrap Lake Resort amazed at his property’s narrow escape from the 10,500-acre Watermelon Hill fire. Wildfires are an annual summer sight, but “none of them …
TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013
Navy plane crash leaves three dead
The remains of three U.S. Navy fliers killed in Monday’s training flight crash 20 miles southwest of Davenport, Wash., will be recovered later today. “The site will remain secure until …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012
Book Notes: Tinman party will celebrate Gendron book
“Rattlebone,” a 128-page full color hardbound book collecting some 80 works by Spokane artist Ric Gendron, will be celebrated with a release party on Oct. 19 at The Tinman Gallery. …
TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
County pays for survey of grizzlies
Grizzly bears have keen noses – far keener, in fact, than a bloodhound’s. The big bruins literally sniff their way through life, relying on their sense of smell to find …
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
Lincoln County senior facilities must close
Deep financial losses are forcing the closure of a nursing home in Davenport and an assisted living facility in Wilbur, Wash. The moves will force 42 elderly residents to find …
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
Barr-Tech turns Spokane waste into rich mix of compost
True-blue gardeners pride themselves on saving their table scraps and making their own compost. Other green-minded growers now can have the next best thing – locally produced compost generated from …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2011
Getting a nose count
Next summer, grizzly bears will follow their noses to census sites. Enticed by the smell of fermented cow blood and fish guts, they’ll crawl through corrals of barbed wire to …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2011
Grizzly kills hunter near Idaho-Montana border
BONNERS FERRY, Idaho – A grizzly bear wounded by a hunter later attacked and killed the hunter’s partner Friday after the two men tracked the animal in a remote area …
MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011, 2:40 P.M.
Brush fire rages in wind in Lincoln County
Fire being whipped by 25 mph winds was raging across western Lincoln County this afternoon, and state crews were being dispatched to the fire to help local fire crews.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 2010, 11:14 A.M.
Troopers investigating fatal accident near Wilbur
Washington State Patrol troopers are investigating a fatal traffic accident four miles west of Wilbur on U.S. Highway 2.
THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009, 7:56 A.M.
Lincoln County funnel clouds were weak tornadoes
A series of funnel clouds spotted in northern Lincoln County during an intense thunderstorm last Saturday have been classified as the lowest level of tornadoes by the National Weather Service. …