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Stories tagged: Ferry County


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 3:02 p.m.

Wolf pack to be targeted by Washington state shooters after repeated cattle attacks

A wolf pack in northeast Washington with a history of attacking cattle will be targeted by state shooters this week.


Get Out Fest deemed success for Ferry County

The inaugural Get Out Fest in Republic, Washington, was a success, at least judging from attendance numbers.


Cattlemen association in Stevens County urges residents to report wolf and cougar attacks to the sheriff – before state wildlife managers

A cattlemen association in Stevens County urges residents to report wolf and cougar attacks to law enforcement before calling state wildlife managers.


Ferry County outdoor festival aims to bring recreation, money to one of Washington’s poorest counties

Emily Burt knows the dollar value of sweaty and thirsty outdoor enthusiasts better than most. As the co-owner and founder of Republic Brewing, Burt is used to seeing trail weary …


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Missing man’s body found in Ferry County

The Ferry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man who went missing near Republic last week.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 4:12 p.m.

Washington hunter bags world-record moose in Ferry County

With fog blanketing the dense slopes of Northeast Washington and only two days left in the 2018 moose season, Jim Hall wasn’t optimistic.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Post Office in Inchelium burglarized, alarm disabled and packages torn open

The U.S. Post Office in Inchelium was burglarized last weekend.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:23 a.m.

Wolves kill two calves, one cow in Ferry County

The carcasses of two calves and a cow were discovered in Ferry County early in January.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 1:03 p.m.

Frustrated northeast Washington politicians meet after judge blocks killing of Togo pack wolves

Politicians and ranchers in northeast Washington are chafing after two environmental groups from outside the state temporarily blocked the legal killing of members of the Togo wolf pack.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

Ferry County rancher claims to have shot wolf in self defense, wildlife officials investigating

State wildlife officials are investigating the reported shooting of a member of the Togo pack.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Ferry County ballots left in drop boxes a week after election

Ferry County officials left ballots in drop boxes in four outlying communities for more than a week after the election.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 1:35 p.m.

Wolf kills in northeast Washington not prompting a kill order, for now

Another confirmed wolf kill in northeast Washington has left ranchers and wolf advocates wondering if, and when, wildlife officials will start killing members of the Togo Pack.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 6:46 p.m.

Ferry County decides to pay for postage for returning primary ballots

Ferry County primary voters will have postage on the envelopes to mail their ballots.


Ferry County voters will need stamps to mail primary ballot

Ferry County auditor says primary ballots won’t have postage paid, as a way to save money.


Motorcyclist killed in Ferry County crash

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday in a head-on collision in Ferry County.


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Togo pack kills Ferry County calf; third kill by wolves in 7 months

A wolf, or wolves, from the Togo pack killed a Ferry County calf Sunday. This is the third confirmed kill involving the Togo pack in the past seven months, according …


UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 10 a.m.

Ferry County rail-to-trail project derailed again

A decade-long rail-to-trail project in Ferry County hit another snag this week.


Ferry County rail trail hits rocky road with commissioners

A Ferry County Commission meeting set for Monday appears to be another step toward allowing motorized vehicles on 25 miles of rail trail corridor that county voters have supported for …


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:53 p.m.

Road fissure blocking travelers in Ferry County

Moving soil and crumbling asphalt have created a massive fissure that’s blocking travelers on the Inchelium Highway in Ferry County.


UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

U.S. Highway 395 washed out in Ferry County

Overnight flooding washed out a portion of U.S. Highway 395 about 10 miles north of the Columbia River Bridge.


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

New road problems reported in Ferry, Pend Oreille counties

Wet weather and high water have created new road closures in Ferry and Pend Oreille counties.


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 7:20 p.m.

Washout closes State Route 21 south of Republic in Ferry County

A washout has shut down State Route 21 at Gold Creek about 15 miles south of Republic in Ferry County and it’s not known when the road will be able …


Rural Aging: Shaken by her husband’s death, Jane Faller vows to stay on their remote land

REPUBLIC, Wash. _ Bob Faller died after a day of fighting and struggling. Naked and fierce, gripped by death’s delirium, he rolled on the floor tearing paper into tiny shreds. …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 3, 2015, 10:02 p.m.

Rural Aging: An accident separates a couple, cheating them out of precious days

An accident takes Jane Faller away from her rural Ferry County home as cancer continues to wear down her husband Bob. This is part of a series on aging in …


Wildfires can’t break spirit of elderly residents

REPUBLIC, Wash. – The cancer has returned with a vengeance, the headaches are constant, debilitating. Bob Faller is dying, soon. Doctors deem him lucky if he celebrates New Year’s.


Ranchers face loss of livestock, livelihoods in Washington fires

DANVILLE, Wash. – The burned carcasses blend into the scorched landscape, just more black and ash among the haunting outline of trees. “There she is,” rancher Doug Grumbach says, pointing …


High winds, fire leave exhausted town of Republic ‘tense’

The massive fire marching toward Republic, Washington, stayed out of the town on Saturday. “I don’t see any flames coming over the top of the hill,” Republic City Councilman Larry …


After windstorm, Republic is safe (at least for now)

The largest bursts of wind have blown through Republic, and fire remained out of the town late this afternoon.


Firefighters brace for Saturday winds

A ferocious wind storm expected Saturday has put much of the state – much of it already on fire – on high alert.


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 …