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Wednesday, October 21, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Springdale mayor faces criminal allegations of theft of city money, unexplained expenses

Elizabeth Calderwood, who's served as mayor since 2017, said she used the town's credit card to purchase technological and aesthetic upgrades for a community center. But investigators believe she funneled money through the accounts of other people and can't account for the loss of $5,000 in cash as payment for a Harley Davidson motorcycle gifted to Springdale. 

Crews battle flames near Colville, Springdale

As forest fires continued to burn in Stevens County and across Eastern Washington, officials banned fireworks and open burning. Hot temperatures and winds led to red flag warnings.

Deputies find family’s stolen cabin 10 miles away; suspect sought

The small cabin hoisted off its foundation and stolen from a remote parcel near Springdale has been found. Stevens County sheriff’s deputies located the cabin Thursday morning after receiving a phone tip following a social media blitz that included emotional appeals for help from the family that owned it.

Stevens County family’s log cabin stolen off foundation

When Chris Hempel returned to her family’s rural property and found the gate’s lock cut, she expected to discover that thieves had broken into their cabin. What she didn’t count on was finding the entire cabin missing.

Entire cabin stolen off foundation, baffling owner

When Chris Hempel returned to her family’s rural property and found the gate’s lock cut, she was expecting to find thieves had broken into their cabin. What she didn’t count on was finding the entire cabin missing.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Wilson Sullivan, an Indian “of advanced age,” walked to Spokane from Walker Prairie, near Springdale, in order to buy some Thanksgiving dinner provisions.

Furry beasts’ gentle side on display on bison tours

When Jessie Turney and Andrew Winter moved to Eastern Washington from Wisconsin, they brought their love for bison, and their bison, with them. The couple opened Win-Tur Bison Farm, south of Springdale, to share the love. “Bison tours” start Friday for the season.

Muslim family fights small town in court for religious exemption

SPRINGDALE, Wash. – From the cluttered back stoop of Raqeebah Amatallah’s one-story farmhouse in rural Stevens County, it’s hard to see how the snow-covered wooden structure about 50 yards away could prompt years of legal battles. Inside, there’s evidence of human occupation: a wood stove with charred kindling, a hot plate with stains from countless cooked meals, and some empty coffee cans. But no one has been there for weeks, Amatallah said.