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UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:21 p.m.

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Kettle Falls

A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning after colliding with a dump truck northwest of Kettle Falls.


State audit finds Stevens County misspent $121,000 in homelessness funds

The state auditor’s office published its findings in a report on Feb. 21, saying the flood payment constituted an “unallowable gift of public funds” and the other payment relied on …


Detective’s report explains $7,000 loan involving Kettle Falls police chief’s stolen guns

The man who returned 27 stolen guns to the Kettle Falls police chief earlier this month appears to be the same man who met with the chief’s girlfriend last spring, …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 1:03 p.m.

Someone stole 29 guns from the Kettle Falls police chief. Twenty-eight are still missing.

Chris Courchene, the Kettle Falls police chief, told Stevens County sheriff’s detectives he had twice sent his girlfriend to meet a mysterious suspect and paid $1,250 in hopes of retrieving …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

2,000 acre fire near Kettle Falls burns three homes, threatens another 120, as it continues to grow

A wildfire burning northwest of Kettle Falls has leveled at least three homes and threatens another 120.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

Documentary on canoe journey to Kettle Falls coming to Garland Theater

A documentary on the Upper Columbia tribes’ 2016 canoe journey to Kettle Falls will be shown Thursday at the Garland Theater.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

U.S. Marshals seeking public’s help in locating armed felon in Republic

The U.S. Marshals Office is seeking the public’s help in locating an armed felon last seen in Republic, Washington.


2017 Northeast 2B preview: Asotin appears to be cream of competitive crop

Northeast 2B may not have produced a state football champion last fall, but its depth was evident.


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.


Train derails near Chewelah

A train derailed north of Chewelah near Duncan Road late Thursday night and officials believe the short line Kettle Falls International Railway will be closed at least through Monday.


Wilbur-Creston and Kettle Falls players help make a memory

The players for Kettle Falls and Wilbur-Creston spent a couple hours smashing into each in their game on Oct. 14. But both teams put aside their animosity so that one …


Northeast 2B: Newcomer Asotin jumps into fray with opener against perennial power Lind-Ritzville/Sprague

League schedulers were not generous to Northeast 2B newcomer Asotin.


Victim in Kettle Falls assault says family was targeted for their skin color

A man accused of calling a Kettle Falls businessman and his family terrorists, threatening them with a knife and breaking into their home Saturday night is in the Stevens County …


Tribes end canoe journey at Kettle Falls, celebrate hope of salmon’s return

Paddlers from the Colville, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Kootenai and Kalispel tribes arrived in dugout canoes at Kettle Falls on Friday after making journeys similar to the trips their ancestors might …


100 years ago near Kettle Falls: One man killed, another injured in mining accident

From our archives, 100 years ago Joseph Merk and George Pittman were working in the Silver Queen Mine, a few miles south of Kettle Falls, when they attempted to set …


Paddlers from the Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and Colville tribes meet at confluence

The Colville Confederated Tribes’ dugout canoe was getting some adjustments Sunday night on a beach near the confluence of the Spokane and Columbia rivers. The cedar canoe was made in …


Coeur d’Alene Tribe members begin 100-plus mile journey in dugout canoe

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe began a 100-plus mile journey in a dug-out canoe Tuesday. Tribal members will paddle the length of the Lake Coeur d’Alene, down part of the Spokane …


State softball: Colton advances to 1B title game; Deer Park moves to 1A semifinals

Order seems to have returned to the State 1B softball universe.


Kettle Falls man dies in motorcycle crash, Washington State Patrol says

A Kettle Falls man died in a motorcycle crash on Highway 395 about eight miles north of Kettle Falls Saturday.


100 years ago near Kettle Falls: Buck saves fawn

From our archives, 100 years ago Ed Roper, a farmer living on the Ferry County side of the Columbia River near Kettle Falls witnessed a thrilling wildlife adventure.


Coeur d’Alene Tribe carves canoe from ancient cedar log

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is carving a canoe out of an ancient cedar log. Tribal members will paddle it down the Spokane and Columbia rivers this summer for a rendezvous …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 13, 2015, 10:05 p.m.

Man involved in crash with Kettle Falls police SUV dies

A man whose pickup was struck by a Kettle Falls police SUV last month as the officer tried to pass him has died, the Washington State Patrol reported Tuesday evening.


Houseboat owner, gunshot victim sue Park Service rangers in Kettle Falls incident

Michael Sublie and Casey Hartinger are seeking $6 million in damages following a shooting by a Park Service ranger at the Kettle Falls Campground in September 2013.


Houseboat owner, gunshot victim sue Park Service rangers in Kettle Falls incident

Michael Sublie and Casey Hartinger are seeking up to $6 million in damages following a shooting by a National Park Service ranger at the Kettle Falls Campground in September 2013.


Driver injured in collision with Stevens County police SUV

A man driving a pickup was seriously injured Thursday afternoon in a collision in Stevens County with a Kettle Falls police SUV. Kettle Falls police Officer Timothy D. Dollar, 56, …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A flock of nearly 1,200 sheep went “loco” near Boyds, Washington, just north of Kettle Falls, after eating poisonous death camas.


Wilber-Creston girls defeat Kettle Falls in overtime in NE 2B tiebreaker

Karlee Maioho scored six of her 21 points in overtime to lead Wilbur-Creston to a 68-61 girls basketball victory over Kettle Falls at Hunters in a Northeast 2B tiebreaker on …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Great War in Europe claimed another casualty – on a farm in Idaho.


Houseboat owner fined in Park Service shooting incident

The houseboat owner facing charges of assaulting a federal law enforcement officer agreed to a deal Monday that will keep him out of jail and order a $100 fine for …


Opening statements given in park ranger assault case

A jury will have to decide whether to convict a Kettle Falls man of assaulting a federal agent in an incident where witnesses agree only that a bystander was shot. …