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Colville’s Duane Vaagen left the timber wars behind to forge good jobs in the ‘bipartisan forest’

The Vaagen family operates one of the few remaining family-owned sawmills in the West. They plan to be the last one standing by making changes.


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017

Skilled-labor sawmill jobs going unfilled; industry teams up with colleges to train workers

About 200 sawmill workers will be trained at North Idaho College and Lewis Clark State College over the next two years. The training will help them advance in an increasingly …


Omak sawmill fined $89,000 for air pollution problems

An Omak, Washington, sawmill will pay $89,000 through a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal clean air rules.