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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Grand jury indicts man of kidnapping, assault on Colville Indian Reservation

A man who lives on the Colville Indian Reservation appeared Thursday after he was indicted this week on six counts, including kidnapping and attacking a woman last September on the …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019

Spokane sees smoke from wildfire on Colville Reservation

About 5,640 acres of grass and brush have burned, and the fire was zero percent contained as of Saturday at 5 p.m.


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019

Wildfire burns 3,000 acres on Colville Indian Reservation

A wildfire that burned roughly 3,000 acres on the Colville Indian Reservation was about 60% contained on Monday afternoon, and immediate evacuation orders for nearby residents had been lifted, officials …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018

Two new wolf packs confirmed on Colville Indian Reservation

Two new wolf packs were confirmed on the Colville Indian Reservation this week.


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018

Crews work to contain 2,400-acre fire near Colville Reservation; evacuation notices lifted for regions near Soap Lake

The Rattlesnake fire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation near Lake Roosevelt is about 40-percent contained, fire officials said Sunday.


100 years ago in southeastern Washington: Starbuck City Council bans ‘vulgar’ dances, including the ‘wiggle-and-twist’

From our archive, 100 years ago The city council of Starbuck, Washington, outlawed the shivers, the wiggle-and-twist and the knee lock.


100 years ago in Spokane: Prominent Republican dies soon after casting vote for sister-in-law

From our archives, 100 years ago Joseph S. Allen, 66, of Spokane was a diehard Republican – and he, unfortunately, died right after casting his vote.


Firefighting efforts continue in Okanogan County; 230 Yard fire mostly contained

Wildfire flames were visable from Grand Coulee Dam as a wildfire sparked near the city limits of Elmer City pushed south in strong winds Sunday evening. The fire, which started …


100 years ago in Spokane: Sisters among those winning lottery for Colville Reservation land

From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokesman-Review’s front page cartoon showed a man labeled “Mr. Nearly Every Man,” perusing the list of Colville Reservation land drawing winners. He had …


100 years ago in Seattle: Court orders sheriff to return William Boeing’s booze

From our archives, 100 years ago Two men, including one labeled by The Spokesman-Review as a “rich Seattle home owner” were victorious in a case that reached the state Supreme …


100 years ago in Spokane: Prohibition dramatically reduced public drunkenness

Spokane prohibition advocates cited some impressive numbers to prove that statewide prohibition was working.


100 years ago: Federal officials announce plan to open Colville Indian Reservation to non-tribal homesteaders

From our archives, 100 years ago Authorities in Washington D.C. announced that the Colville Indian Reservation would be opened for homesteaders in the summer of 1916.


Washington wildfires ‘creeping’ in improved weather

The cooler weather with occasional rain showers this week has slowed the advance of numerous wildfires in the region, allowing crews to devote more efforts to create fire lines to …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2015

New mandatory evacuations ordered near Okanogan Complex, North Star Fire

New mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for areas near the North Star Fire and Okanogan Complex.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Colville correspondent reported that agents of the French government were on the Colville Reservation, buying up horses to replace those killed in the …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A federal jury convicted Sam Pelican of manslaughter in the killing of Ed Louie, a Colville Indian.


Fishing the Colville Indian Reservation: more fish, less competition

The Colville Indian Reservation may be the best fishing destination in the state where most Washington anglers have never wet a line. Scattered about the million-acre reservation, two dozen of …


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2013

Fire destroys Colville tribal HQ in Nespelem

NESPELEM, Wash. — Fire has destroyed the administration building for the Colville Indian reservation in Nespelem. The chairman of the governing business council, Mike Finley, says the three-story building is …


Embracing transition

OJ Cotes, an educator in Spokane since 1965, has spent the past decade at Whitworth University preparing teachers-to-be for the modern classroom. She’s known for her high standards in the …


Former agent wins judgment against BIA

A former federal law enforcement agent, who was fired after he investigated police corruption on the Spokane Indian Reservation, has won a $400,000 lawsuit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs …


Suspect surrenders 2 months after slaying

An accused killer is due in federal court in Spokane today after recently turning himself in in connection with a murder on the Colville Indian Reservation two months ago. Rudy …


Hull leak leaves ferry out of service

The state-operated ferry across the Columbia River at Keller has been shut down because of a hull leak, disrupting travel between Lincoln and Ferry counties and the Colville Indian Reservation. …


Keller Ferry across Columbia River shut down

The state-operated ferry across the Columbia River at Keller has been shut down due to a hull leak, disrupting travel between Lincoln County and Ferry County and the Colville Indian …


Woman killed, man injured

A man who investigators say killed his wife and severely beat the man she was having sex with when he walked in on them earlier this month pleaded innocent Thursday …


Suspect pleads innocent in wife’s slaying

A man who investigators say killed his wife and severely beat the man she was having sex with when he walked in on them earlier this month pleaded innocent Thursday …


Nespelem fire evacuees returning home

About 50 patients from an assisted living home in Nespelem were evacuated overnight after a wildfire threatened an area of the town for several hours.


‘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, …


Court orders new judge in 1991 killing

A federal appeals court panel, quoting the Rolling Stones, ordered the appointment of a new judge to handle a murder charge brought in connection with a 1991 killing on the …