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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

2,000 acre fire near Kettle Falls burns three homes, threatens another 120, as it continues to grow

A wildfire burning northwest of Kettle Falls has leveled at least three homes and threatens another 120.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Two killed after car flips, hits tree off Highway 231 in Stevens County

Two people were killed Wednesday afternoon in a one-car collision in southern Stevens County.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 8 a.m.

Preliminary report says plane broke up midair before Deer Park crash

A plane piloted by a student that crashed near Deer Park in mid July, killing all three occupants, is believed to have broken up in midair before slamming into an …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Two expectant fathers among victims of Friday’s plane crash near Deer Park

Two men, each of whom had a wife expecting a child, were among the three people who died Friday morning in a plane crash near Deer Park, according to online …


UPDATED: Sun., June 10, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Thousands lose power in Stevens and Spokane counties Sunday

Thousands were without power in northern Spokane County and the southern tip of Stevens County as the region experienced rolling thunderstorms and heavy wind.


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

After two terms, Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen to retire

After decades in Stevens County law enforcement – and two terms at the helm – Sheriff Kendle Allen has decided to retire at the end of the year.


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Former deputy prosecutor accuses Stevens County prosecutor of sexual harassment

A former Stevens County deputy prosecutor says she was subjected to workplace sexual harassment by County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen.


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 10:58 a.m.

Stevens County sheriff bans deputies from talking to coroner about death investigations

A feud in Stevens County has led to a disjointed and at times broken system for dealing with deaths within the county, and an increased burden on county taxpayers.


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Rescue4All seeking compensation for animals rescued last year

A nonprofit rescue organization that took in dozens of neglected animals following a raid on a Stevens County home last year says it is still waiting for compensation for its …


100 years ago in Spokane: Mine president pledges $5,000 for highway from Spokane to Nelson, B.C.

Conrad Wolfle, president of the United Copper Mine of Chewelah, pledged $5,000 toward building a paved highway from Spokane to the British Columbia border, and then on to the city …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 5:04 p.m.

Norovirus outbreak spreading in Stevens County

A number of Stevens County towns are in the middle of a norovirus outbreak, the Northeast Tri-County Health District said Saturday.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 9:29 a.m.

3 arrested in Stevens County hammer slaying

Three people have been charged with the hammer killing of a man in rural Stevens County as his children slept in a nearby car.


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: Tue., June 20, 2017, 9:07 p.m.

Brush fire threatens home in Stevens County

A wind driven brush fire was threatening one home near Addy in Stevens County Tuesday evening.


Colville newspaper editor charged with shoplifiting no longer listed on masthead

The Colville Statesman-Examiner won’t say if Kevin Hulten is still employed following charges of shoplifting and his removal from the publication’s masthead this week.


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Stevens County couple charged with animal cruelty after animals found in filthy conditions

Two people have been charged with animal cruelty after disturbing photos and descriptions of conditions at a property near Deer Park surfaced.


UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:43 a.m.

Plan by state cannabis board employee to lease land near Deer Park for marijuana facility withdrawn

A businessman has formally withdrawn his application to build a marijuana growing and processing facility in Deer Park, prompting cheers from neighbors who had opposed the project. The state Liquor …


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

No serious injuries in Loon Lake residential fire that damages multiple buildings

Nobody was injured in a residential fire that destroyed multiple buildings in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Loon Lake on Sunday night, though two people were displaced after their home …


Loon Lake home destroyed in fire Sunday night

A fire destroyed one home and severely damaged another in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Loon Lake on Sunday night.


UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 7:15 a.m.

State pot licensing employee leasing land for proposed marijuana grow near Deer Park

Plans to build a marijuana growing and processing facility in Deer Park have been stalled amid outcry from neighbors. That’s because the man who owns the proposed building site also …


Stevens County car crash send two men in their 60s to hospital

Two men injured in a Stevens County car crash were flown to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center for injuries.


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:50 p.m.

Flooding forces evacuation of Stevens County fire station

A swollen creek forced the evacuation of a rural Stevens County fire station Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:28 a.m.

Rule of nature outweighs emotional reaction

Across from my cabin in Stevens County this past weekend, I spotted a bedded deer. The find sparked a two-day drama that included my greatest hopes, starkest fears and the …


Stevens County man’s acquittal of hate crime after threatening Kettle Falls family surprises prosecutors

A jury recently acquitted a Stevens County man of burglary and malicious harassment charges he faced after he broke into the Kettle Falls Inn and threatened the manager and his …


Colville police destroy evidence in kidnapping case; sex offender gets lighter sentence

On Memorial Day 2015, Heather Kilgore was attacked outside the roadside coffee shop she worked at in Colville. Jason Foster, the man who threatened her with a knife, avoided a …


Woman injured in Stevens County rollover crash charged with DUI

A woman ejected from her car in a rollover crash on Highway 291 in Stevens County Thursday morning has been charged with driving under the influence.


Wildland firefighters: Don’t fly drones here

Firefighters this week spotted an unwelcome object in the sky above the Deep North fire: a remote-controlled “drone.”


Victim in Kettle Falls assault says family was targeted for their skin color

A man accused of calling a Kettle Falls businessman and his family terrorists, threatening them with a knife and breaking into their home Saturday night is in the Stevens County …


Wildfire burns 100 acres in Stevens County

A wildfire burned more than 100 acres near Fort Spokane in Stevens County on Sunday.