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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 brutal.

Colvilles to fund hatchery for year

The Colville Confederated Tribes will pay $108,000 to keep a state hatchery in northeast Washington open for the next 12 months. The Colville Fish Hatchery raises rainbow trout and kokanee salmon for recreational fishing at 72 lakes and streams in Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties. The hatchery was targeted for closure as part of budget cuts at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Salmo-Priest access restored

The main access to Salmon-Priest Wilderness trailheads was clearned for vehicle traffic last week as Colville National Forest crews cleared a major rock slide.

‘We have to go on’

In the week leading up to Nespelem’s Millpond Days on the Colville Reservation, residents buried two of their beloved people. Diana Adolph, 30, died in a car accident. Chet Clark, a former Colville tribal police officer, died of a heart attack. He was 56. Both deaths were sudden and shocking. Organizers of Millpond Days wondered whether they should cancel their annual celebration, in which 10 grand marshals are honored on Friday to ride in the Millpond Days parade the next day.

Hot summer job

CHEWELAH, Wash. – Kelsey Larsen had barely shed her cap and gown after graduating from Colville High School two weeks ago before exchanging them for green Nomex pants, a yellow fireproof shirt, and a hard hat. Larsen, 18, will get used to her new garb over the next three months as a wildland firefighter. She is one of 50 new firefighters hired by state and federal agencies to battle blazes in forests and public lands this summer in Washington. She and the other rookies spent this week training at the Chewelah Peak Learning Center in the Colville National Forest.

Colvilles building temporary casino

MANSON, WA — Mill Bay Casino will build a bigger, temporary $7.4 million casino with room for 500 slot machines, up from the 380 now available for gamblers. The building will house the casino for up to several years while the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation looks for a permanent location.

Stimulus funding to help with forest work

Nearly $10 million of federal stimulus funding will help the Idaho Panhandle National Forests address a multi-year backlog of road repairs and bridge work.

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 of the Washington Division of Children and Family Services. A 10-month investigation by the Office of the Family and Children’s Ombudsman has found “a widespread crisis of confidence by the community in the child welfare system … that puts children and families at risk of harm.”

Tribal advocate Wapato, 73, dies

Sherman T. “Tim” Wapato, a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes and advocate for tribal sovereignty, died at his home in Rapid City, S.D., of heart failure Sunday at age 73. A 21-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, Wapato retired to become an enforcer of American Indian rights through several prominent organizations.

Tribal advocate Wapato, 73, dies

Sherman T. “Tim” Wapato, a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes and advocate for tribal sovereignty, died at his home in Rapid City, S.D., of heart failure Sunday at age 73.

Teck Cominco must pay Colvilles’ costs

Canadian mining company Teck Cominco Metals Ltd. must pay the legal expenses of two members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, who sued the company over its pollution of the Columbia River in the United States. A federal judge in Spokane last week also ordered the company to reimburse the Colville Tribes for more than $1 million it spent on the case in the past five years.

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 Warrior helicopters that crashed in Iraq’s Tamim province.

Court: Forest Service can sell Twisp property

YAKIMA, Wash. — A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service can sell a former ranger station in Twisp, denying a request by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to block the sale.