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The fire in the Mansfield area of Douglas County burned 10,000 acres and briefly sent wildfire smoke along Highway 2 into the Spokane area on Saturday evening.
A distracted Spokane driver caused a single-car rollover crash in Douglas County crash that sent five people to the hospital Saturday evening, according to Washington State Patrol.
Stevens County Sheriff Brad Manke said on Friday that he will not enforce Initiative 1639, which brings sweeping changes for gun purchases, storage and background checks.
Two people escaped Sunday night when a fire tore through their home near Bridgeport, Washington, but another two residents remained unaccounted for Monday afternoon, according to Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris.
During the past four decades, on the outskirts of Othello, a quiet bachelor built a small fortune raising cattle. Today the millions of dollars William Crosetto earned from ranching and careful stock market investing will be used in myriad ways to support everything from rural health care, to Spokane homeless services to protecting sage grouse habitat.
Coeur d’Alene Public Schools announced Monday that its five trustees have decided to hire Steven Cook to serve as superintendent overseeing the school district’s 10,800 students.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has lost a multimillion-dollar contract to operate two fish hatcheries following a report of a sexual culture among top-ranking employees at one of them.
Evacuations were lowered Sunday for residents living near Bridgeport in Douglas County as fire crews mop up the last remaining hot spots in the Hayes Road Fire.
A fast moving brush fire about 11 miles south of Bridgeport in Douglas County forced evacuations Friday afternoon.
Barring wind-fanned hotspots, the region’s three big wildfires should remain mostly contained through the weekend as hundreds of firefighters on Saturday continued mop-up across more than 46,600 scorched acres in two counties.
So much timber money once flowed into this rural Oregon county that its leaders set up committees to find ways to spend it. Today, Douglas County’s library system is on life support, and its sheriff’s department is on track to lose funding.
The Cape Horn fire is 60 percent contained, according to a Northern Rockies Incident Management Team news release.
WATERVILLE, Wash. — Firefighters are holding the lines against a couple of big wildfires burning near Waterville in central Washington. Fire spokesman Jeff Sevigney said Monday that crews kept the fires within established perimeters overnight and continued to strengthen fire lines.
WATERVILLE, Wash. — Officials in central Washington are encouraging about 100 people to leave their homes in the path of a fast-growing wildfire.
Fires that started Friday evening in Douglas County have grown to nearly 18,000 acres in size and prompted a mandatory Level 3 evacuation for the Rimrock Meadows community, as of Saturday night. The fires are believed to have been started by lightning strikes Friday night, said Bill Slosson, chief deputy state fire marshal.
Fires that started Friday evening in Douglas County have grown to nearly 18,000 acres in size and prompted a mandatory Level 3 evacuation for the Rimrock Meadows Community, as of Saturday night. The fires are believed to have been started by lightning strikes Friday night, said Bill Slosson, chief deputy state fire marshal.
From our archives, 100 years ago The auto was firmly established in Spokane, as evidenced by the fact that Spokane now had 42 auto dealers and supply houses. In fact, there were so many auto businesses that a grand auto show was being planned in the lobby of the Davenport Hotel.
When two Stanford University grads wanted to start a bitcoin company, they looked for the lowest power rates in the country. A map comparing energy rates led them to Central Washington, where hydroelectric dams churn out electricity that costs industrial customers less than 2 cents per kilowatt.
Evacuation notices have been lifted in the Grand Coulee area, where the Barker Canyon wildfire complex destroyed three homes and nine outbuildings since it began last weekend. Karen Ripley, spokeswoman for the Interagency Incident Management Team, said no one has been injured by the two wildfires – Barker Canyon and Leahy – that make up the Barker Canyon Complex.