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The federal coronavirus assistance granted to state, local and tribal governments in March must be spent by the end of the year. Tribal governments are joining a chorus of government officials asking Congress to extend that deadline as the virus continues to spread and needs are growing.
Taking down Enloe Dam is crucial for rebuilding steelhead, lamprey and chinook salmon in this river, said Cody Desautel, natural resources director for the tribes. The question isn’t whether this dam in their traditional territory should come down. But how, and at what cost, and who pays.
Jesse McKay, 45, had previously spent 10 years in prison following a conviction for second-degree murder.
Stephen Seymour’s girlfriend reportedly had a broken nose, bruising on her face and multiple cuts when police arrested him.
Why has there been a steady decline of white sturgeon juveniles in the upper Columbia River? Fisheries managers are working to find the answers and have been focused on recovery efforts.
BOUNDARY, Wash. – They got as close they could on Thursday afternoon.
MONSE, Wash. – When the fire roared down the western edge of the Colville Reservation, Jimmy Timentwa jumped in the 2002 cherry red convertible Corvette he won in a casino drawing and left the cattle ranch that has been in his family for a century.
Tribal communities in the Inland Northwest face the prospect of a severe undercount in the 2020 census after the Census Bureau announced Aug. 3 that it would cut door-to-door counting short by a month.
The newest trail project on the Colville National Forest near Sullivan Lake offers hikers a trip down memory lane. Each step leads to lessons ranging from industrialization to ecosystem recovery, with the occasional deer or bear sighting along the way.
The Greenhouse fire grew slightly to a little more than 5,100 acres this weekend, as crews were able to dig lines on the north, east and southern edges of the fire burning in grass to the west of Nespelem.
A fire on the Colville Reservation swelled in size on Friday.
Trails and undeveloped areas in the Colville National Forest remain open.
The Lake Roosevelt Community Health Center uses an apprenticeship program to help promote and keep their employees and community members in their quest to become medical and dental assistants.
The coronavirus isn’t necessarily lurking in the hallways, but it’s on the minds of school administrators, teachers, parents and students throughout Eastern Washington.
The Colville School District closed Monday as officials await test results for someone under investigation for having COVID-19.
Edith McNinch never let age be a limit. When she was 52, she started a 21-year career as a kindergarten teacher. Now 91, she’s often much older than most of the residents she serves as a volunteer advocate at an assisted-living facility in Colville.
Better educational access for tribal children would be among the benefits under a federal decision to give federally recognized tribes priority access to broadband licenses, area tribal spokesmen say.
A judge on Friday ruled the commissioners aren’t entitled to a lawyer at public expense. The judge also declined to dismiss the suit, in which Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen accuses the commissioners of misspending more than $121,000 from a fund dedicated to fighting homelessness.
A Nespelem man was sentenced to two years in federal prison Wednesday after he previously pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily harm.
Leonard Simpson Jr., 41, was last seen walking on Peter Dan Road north of Elmer City Dec. 24, according to the Colville Tribal officials.