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Third tribal salmon release scheduled Friday

The Colville Tribes plan to release 30 more salmon into the Upper Columbia River on Friday. It’s the third release in as many weeks.


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Tribal casino may be coming to Tri-Cities

The Colville Tribes have bought land just outside Pasco, Washington, that could be used for a casino and other economic development projects.


Colville Tribes’ First Salmon ceremony illustrates power of salmon restoration

On May 23, the Colville Tribes celebrated salmon in a ceremony that dates back at least 13,000 years.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Fire destroys multiple mobile homes in Okanogan County’s Elmer City

A fire tore through a mobile home park in Okanogan County’s Elmer City on Tuesday, destroying several homes and displacing multiple families.


Anglers earn more than $4,000 catching Northern pike through August

Through August, the Colville Confederated Tribes had paid Northern pike anglers a total of $4,350 in reward money. Participants in the Northern Pike Rewards Program earn $10 per Northern pike …


Colville Tribe receives authority to set water quality standards on reservation

The Confederated Colville Tribes has received authority from the federal government to set water quality standards it its reservation.


Colville Tribes receive $3.9 million for reforestation of wildfire-raked lands

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has received $3.9 million in federal appropriations for reforestation work across its sprawling reservation.


Colville Tribe will test hemp production on its reservation

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is testing the potential for industrial hemp production on its lands.


Colville Tribes to disperse $13.4 million to its members

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will distribute its portion of a $940 million settlement with the U.S. Department of the Interior to members next Monday.


Sawmill is part of the Colville Tribes’ strategy for a warming climate

As the Confederated Colville Tribes prepare for a hotter, drier future, with more wildfires, they’re planning to reopen a sawmill that will process ponderosa pine.


British Columbia case could decide if some Colville Tribal members have hunting rights in Canada

An upcoming trial will determine whether some members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation retain hunting rights on ancestral lands in British Columbia.


Smelter must pay tribes’ legal bill, court says

The owner of a Canadian smelter must pay the Colville Tribes about $8.3 million for legal fees and environmental studies related to ongoing litigation over the smelter’s discharges into the …


Jim Boyd, singer-songwriter and chairman of the Colville Tribes, dies

Jim Boyd, a noted singer-songwriter and chairman of the Colville Tribes, has died. He was 60.


Colville Tribes plans $40 million casino, resort

OMAK – The Colville Confederated Tribes hopes to break ground in May on a $40 million casino resort with an 80-room hotel and a restaurant just south of Omak. When …


Colville Tribes vote to recognize same-sex unions

NESPELEM, Wash. – The Colville Tribal Council on Thursday voted to recognize same-sex marriage. Council Chairman Michael Finley said tribes have always known that gay people – whom they call …


Colvilles celebrate $50 million hatchery

BRIDGEPORT, Wash. – Cheers went up when Colville tribal fisherman Mylan Williams hauled a 20-pound chinook out of the Columbia River with a dip net. Then hats came off in …


Tribe will disburse another $58 million

Just three weeks after disbursing more than $4,000 to each of its members, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation announced today that it will disburse another $58 million from …


Colville tribes vote in new council

NESPELEM, Wash. – Colville tribal members last week elected six new members to their governing council. Only Colville Tribal Chairman Michael Finley retained his seat on the Colville Business Council …


Judge bars Teck ‘divisibility’ bid

The Colville Tribes and the state of Washington won a victory in a pretrial phase of a lawsuit against Teck Resources for dumping millions of tons of smelter slag into …


Colville Tribes’ land suit settled

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation have agreed to accept a $193 million settlement offer from the federal government for decades of mismanagement of tribal trust funds and income-generating …


Teck Cominco must pay Colvilles’ costs

Canadian mining company Teck Cominco Metals Ltd. must pay the legal expenses of two members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, who sued the company over its pollution …