Stories tagged: newport
Tue., April 24, 2018
Smelter opponents challenge sale of public land to HiTest
Residents fighting a Northeast Washington silicon smelter are challenging the sale of public land to HiTest Sand, the Alberta company trying to build the smelter.
UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 7:04 p.m.
Highway in Pend Oreille County closed due to water runoff
State officials closed a highway in Pend Oreille County because of water runoff that submerged the roadway Monday morning.
UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Newport sees airport in its future
Newport is one of the few rural towns without its own airfield. An effort is underway to change that.
Sun., March 25, 2018
Sen. Shelly Short: HiTest Sand: Allow the process to work
I understand some of the concerns voiced by opponents of the silicon smelter, but to that, I must say, let the process play itself out. Washington state has some of …
Wed., March 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
Nuclear tests monitored at Newport’s mega-hazard geophysical observatory
When North Korea conducts a nuclear bomb test, a collection of sensitive instruments tucked into a forested bunker in northeast Washington detects it and sends the data around the world.
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018
New owners of historic Kelly’s Bar in Newport will honor the establishment’s colorful past
For 124 years, people have gathered at Kelly’s Restaurant and Bar in Newport to conduct business, drown their sorrows, celebrate, fill their stomachs and at one time wrestle with a …
Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 6:10 p.m.
Scenic train rides deemed a success as Newport plans more trips next year
The first season of the Scenic Pend Oreille River Train based in Newport was a financial and operational success according to organizers.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
HiTest Sand offers to pay $1 million for studies on electrical impact of proposed Newport smelter
The company proposing to build a silicon smelter near Newport will pay $1 million for studies about the smelter’s effect on the electrical grid.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Kalispel Tribe raises concerns about silicon smelter in letter to Gov. Inslee
The Kalispel Tribe wrote a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee opposing a proposed silicon smelter in Newport. The tribe is concerned about smelter emissions and a $300,000 state grant awarded …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Hundreds turn out for public hearing on proposed Newport silicon smelter
Plans to build a $325 million dollar silicon smelter south of town drew a large crowd to the Newport High School gym Wednesday night.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 4 a.m.
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.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017
The show goes on at Newport’s Roxy Theater
The iconic Roxy Theater in Newport, once an entertainment destination for residents of northeast Washington and North Idaho, is tearing tickets and serving popcorn again.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Man proposes to girlfriend during solar eclipse totality
A Seattle couple became engaged as the solar eclipse reached totality in Oregon.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
3 killed, 3 injured in Western Oregon crash
Oregon State Police say three people died in a head-on collision in Lincoln County.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
SCC to offer welding, fabrication certificate program in Newport
A federal grant will help Spokane Community Colleges fund a welding and fabrication certificate program for students at its Newport Center.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Aerospace company in Newport fined $500K for 2015 explosion
Zodiac Cabin & Structures Support LLC of Newport has been fined $500,000 by the state Department of Labor and Industries, one of the largest penalties ever assessed by the agency.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
Oregon man, 61, indicted on rape, sex abuse charges
An Oregon man has been indicted on charges he sexually abused two girls, one from when he worked as a special education assistant at Newport High School.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
Purple Heart returns to Vietnam veteran after five decades
NEWPORT, Wash. – Allen Pough remembers the day vividly. He could hardly see anything as he cut his way through thick, green foliage with a machete along the Ho Chi …
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
New autumn train excursion in NE Washington replaces popular ride halted last year
A new tourist train excursion in northeast Washington will begin this summer, taking riders along the Pend Oreille River from Newport to Usk.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
State 1A preview: Second a year ago, Freeman seeks title
It’s no secret the Freeman boys basketball team wants to get back to the State 1A championship game.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Freeman boys outlast gritty Newport
Freeman boys basketball coach Marty Jessett wasn’t thrilled his team had to face Northeast A foe Newport in a State 1A regional opener Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
French aerospace deal includes Zodiac plant in Newport
French aerospace manufacturing giant Safran’s $9 billion deal to acquire compatriot aircraft interiors company Zodiac includes a string of Zodiac subsidiaries in Washington state. Zodiac operates plants making cabin interiors …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Authorities identify victims of Oregon motel fire
Authorities have identified the remains of four people who perished in a motel fire in Newport, Oregon.
Fri., July 8, 2016
Wedding anniversary: Ray and Paula Dirks’ mark 50 years
Ray and Paula Dirks celebrate their 50th anniversary.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 10:48 p.m.
Prep softball: Lakeside edges Deer Park for district title
Peyton Thomas doubled twice and had three runs batted in Friday as Lakeside held off Deer Park 11-10 in the championship game of the District 7 1A softball tournament.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 9:43 p.m.
State soccer: Interlake edges Mt. Spokane in 3A opener
The match had barely ended when Mt. Spokane soccer coach Ryan Campanella began to rewind the plays in his mind.
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016, 11:03 p.m.
Girls basketball roundup: Newport upsets Chewelah
Cydni Lewis had 11 points and five steals and Faith Rosen added 10 points, including six in the fourth, as Newport upset Chewelah 40-30 in a Northeast A League game …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
Northeast A: Freeman picked to return to the top
All of the signs pointed to Freeman last year. The Scotties, basking in the glow from their 2013 State 1A title, opened last season on the national radar, ranked 25th …
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015
Zodiac Aerospace workers return to work after July explosion
The Newport, Washington, aerospace production plant that closed after an explosion last month is now open. The explosion on July 14 sent five employees of Zodiac Aerospace to the hospital. …
Thu., July 16, 2015
Five injured in explosion at Newport aerospace plant
NEWPORT, Wash. – An explosion that ripped through an aerospace company in Newport late Tuesday night injured five employees, including one critically, and could have implications for the local economy. …