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Monday, November 11, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Firefighter injured Saturday in Grass Valley fire in satisfactory condition

A firefighter injured Saturday in the Grass Valley fire near Grand Coulee Dam was a volunteer from Okanogan County.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018

Improved conditions keep fire from Coulee Dam; evacuations underway near Kettle Falls

After a day of heavy winds pushed a fire to nearly 70 square miles to the edge of the Town of Coulee Dam on Saturday, improving weather conditions helped firefighters …


UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017

Former Grand Coulee vice principal gets 7 years for child pornography conviction

A former vice principal from an elementary school in Grand Coulee, Wash., was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison after previously pleading guilty to receiving child pornography.


Grand Coulee elementary school administrator accused of sex crimes released from jail

Nate Piturachsatit must remain on electronic monitoring and is barred from being with children, including his own, without supervision, a U.S. magistrate judge ruled this week. Piturachsatit is not in …


Grand Coulee school official pleads not guilty to child pornography charge

Nate Piturachsatit, 37, faces a mandatory minimum 15-year federal prison sentence if found guilty of soliciting explicit pictures from a Wisconsin teenager via Instagram.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 8, 2015

Restoring salmon requires rethinking of dams

Removal or fish ladders would reverse damage done to fisheries.


Low runoff boon to spring recreation on reservoirs

Forecasts for below-normal spring runoff are prompting an early start to the boating and camping season behind the region’s big dams. Reservoir drawdowns are less severe this year because hydro-power …


Upper Columbia tribes seek to restore river’s salmon runs

For 75 years, tribes along the upper Columbia River have dreamed of restoring salmon above Grand Coulee Dam. Now, they’re planning an initial study of what it would take to …


Wildfire risks to homes lessened

Evacuation notices have been lifted in the Grand Coulee area, where the Barker Canyon wildfire complex destroyed three homes and nine outbuildings since it began last weekend. Karen Ripley, spokeswoman …


Leahy fire destroys three homes

A wildfire near Grand Coulee has destroyed three homes and nine outbuildings. Another fire in the same complex also destroyed two power switching stations for the Coulee Dam.


Fires still burning throughout the region

Three wildfires have burned about 100,000 acres west of Spokane, keeping hundreds of firefighters busy trying to corral the blaze and protect homes and other buildings. Smoke-filled skies prompted health …


Grand Coulee’s Proctor wins world bull-riding title

LAS VEGAS – The best night for Shane Proctor wasn’t his greatest night, but it was still a championship night. The Grand Coulee, Wash., cowboy was bucked off and stepped …


Here’s the Dirt: South Hill Zip Trip reopens after makeover

A remodeled and renamed Cenex Zip Trip No. 2 has reopened at 1523 W. 10th Ave. Ian Johnstone, area general manager for Cenex, said workers removed a wall that had …


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 …