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Wellpinit child molester receives 22 years in federal prison

A federal judge sentenced a 41-year-old Wellpinit man to 22 1/2 years in prison for molesting a child under the age of 12. U.S. District Court Judge Fremming Nielsen sentenced David Afterbuffalo, 41, to 270 months in prison. Afterbuffalo pleaded guilty to one count of abusive sexual contact with a child.

Community response to wildfires is heartening

The community response brought to mind last year’s windstorms. It’s comforting to know we live in a place where people are eager to pitch in at a moment’s notice.

Community rallies on behalf of Cayuse Fire victims

Spokane answered a call to help the wildfire-stricken community of Wellpinit, donating piles of clothes, and stacks of bottled water and food. People also gave thousands of dollars during a one-day drive Thursday.

Boys basketball roundup: Republic edges Wellpinit

Taylor Campbell made three free throws with 0.8 seconds left to send Republic past Wellpinit 65-62 in a Northeast 1B League game Friday night in Republic. After sinking the first free throw, a technical foul was called on the Redskins’ coach, giving Campbell two additional free throws.

Fire crews make progress

Fire crews Monday night reported a frustrating yet productive day battling the blazes in Washington that now consume an area about the size of Rhode Island. Heavy smoke covered much of north-central and northeastern Washington, preventing the use of airplanes and helicopters in the fight.

Ford, Wellpinit fire on all cylinders

Wellpinit’s drive to the state basketball tournament has been powered largely by center Brodie Ford, but the Redskins found a few more horses under the engine Friday night. Facing a pesky Entiat team in a 1B Regional game at Mt. Spokane High School, Wellpinit finally sealed the deal with defense in the fourth quarter of a 64-48 win that sends the Redskins to next week’s state tournament at the Spokane Arena.

Wellpinit hopes to make deep run in playoffs

A year ago the Wellpinit Redskins plowed new football turf by making their first State 1B tournament appearance. The hope this year is a run deeper than last year’s top-eight finish and 9-3 season record.