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UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018

Utility, contractor reach settlement on Box Canyon Dam’s cost overruns

A three-year dispute over the cost of the Box Canyon Dam’s fish-friendly turbine upgrades has been resolved through arbitration.

Smelter opponents challenge sale of public land to HiTest

Residents fighting a Northeast Washington silicon smelter are challenging the sale of public land to HiTest Sand, the Alberta company trying to build the smelter.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018

Efforts to save Ponderay Newsprint plant lead to lawsuit settlement

With the goal of keeping its largest customer afloat, the Pend Oreille Public Utility District has settled a 2-year-old lawsuit with Ponderay Newsprint Co. The plant employs 139 people in …

Cutbacks at Usk newsprint operation would hurt rural utility, officials say

The owner of the Box Canyon Dam in Northeast Washington could be scrambling for new buyers for its electricity if a large newsprint plant closes or cuts back operations.

Need for speed: Broadband comes to rural areas

Think of the fastest Internet speed you experience. Now multiply that by 10, 50 or even 100. It’s coming … to Pend Oreille County. Most rural communities lag in the …

Ecology officials offer plan to improve river

Officials at the Washington Department of Ecology have developed a plan to reduce temperatures and improve water quality in the Pend Oreille River.

Public invited to view dig site

An archeological “open house” is being hosted by Pend Oreille Public Utility District, Kalispel Tribe and the Colville National Forest. Visitors interested in seeing the site should meet at the …

Funding promises Pend Oreille County Internet speed

A $27.3 million federal economic stimulus grant promises cutting-edge fiber optic Internet service for southern Pend Oreille County, if officials accept it.