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Stories tagged: stevens county

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

Stevens County Commissioners issue wolf safety announcement

The Stevens County Commissioners announced that wolf “packs have come very close to homes in several areas of Stevens County,” Tuesday.

Colville police officer charged with assault in alleged drunken incident at downtown bar

Michael S. Welch faces a fourth-degree assault charge, a gross misdemeanor, stemming from a confrontation caught on camera at a bar in Colville on Nov. 1.

Deer Park rancher Beryl Baker leaves behind philanthropic, land legacy

A $1 million fund established in the names of his two sons whose lives were cut short in the 1980s isn’t the only gift Beryl Baker left behind. His sprawling …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Democrats complaint over GOP voter guide rejected by state elections officials

A Republican voter guide in Stevens County draws complaints from state Democrats, but Washington elections officials say it doesn’t look enough like the state guide to run afoul of the …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018

Highway south of Chewelah blocked after multiple-car crash

Two people were airlifted to a hospital after a crash involving two pickup trucks in Stevens County at about 1 p.m. Friday, according to Trooper Jeff Sevigney, Washington State Patrol …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

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: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018

Two killed after car flips, hits tree off Highway 231 in Stevens County

Two people were killed Wednesday afternoon in a one-car collision in southern Stevens County.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018

Preliminary report says plane broke up midair before Deer Park crash

A plane piloted by a student that crashed near Deer Park in mid July, killing all three occupants, is believed to have broken up in midair before slamming into an …

UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018

Two expectant fathers among victims of Friday’s plane crash near Deer Park

Two men, each of whom had a wife expecting a child, were among the three people who died Friday morning in a plane crash near Deer Park, according to online …

UPDATED: Sun., June 10, 2018

Thousands lose power in Stevens and Spokane counties Sunday

Thousands were without power in northern Spokane County and the southern tip of Stevens County as the region experienced rolling thunderstorms and heavy wind.

UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018

After two terms, Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen to retire

After decades in Stevens County law enforcement – and two terms at the helm – Sheriff Kendle Allen has decided to retire at the end of the year.

UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018

Former deputy prosecutor accuses Stevens County prosecutor of sexual harassment

A former Stevens County deputy prosecutor says she was subjected to workplace sexual harassment by County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen.

UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018

Stevens County sheriff bans deputies from talking to coroner about death investigations

A feud in Stevens County has led to a disjointed and at times broken system for dealing with deaths within the county, and an increased burden on county taxpayers.

UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018

Rescue4All seeking compensation for animals rescued last year

A nonprofit rescue organization that took in dozens of neglected animals following a raid on a Stevens County home last year says it is still waiting for compensation for its …

100 years ago in Spokane: Mine president pledges $5,000 for highway from Spokane to Nelson, B.C.

Conrad Wolfle, president of the United Copper Mine of Chewelah, pledged $5,000 toward building a paved highway from Spokane to the British Columbia border, and then on to the city …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

Norovirus outbreak spreading in Stevens County

A number of Stevens County towns are in the middle of a norovirus outbreak, the Northeast Tri-County Health District said Saturday.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

3 arrested in Stevens County hammer slaying

Three people have been charged with the hammer killing of a man in rural Stevens County as his children slept in a nearby car.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017

Former Colville newspaper editor faces more shoplifting charges

Kevin Hulten, a 38-year-old former editor at the Statesman-Examiner newspaper and political operative previously tied to a Snohomish County elections scandal, faces additional theft charges after an alleged string of …

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017

Brush fire threatens home in Stevens County

A wind driven brush fire was threatening one home near Addy in Stevens County Tuesday evening.

Colville newspaper editor charged with shoplifiting no longer listed on masthead

The Colville Statesman-Examiner won’t say if Kevin Hulten is still employed following charges of shoplifting and his removal from the publication’s masthead this week.

UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017

Colville newspaper editor charged with shoplifting

Kevin Hulten, former aide to Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon, was charged with three counts of theft this week in connection with a series of alleged shoplifts at a Colville …

UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017

Stevens County couple charged with animal cruelty after animals found in filthy conditions

Two people have been charged with animal cruelty after disturbing photos and descriptions of conditions at a property near Deer Park surfaced.

UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017

Plan by state cannabis board employee to lease land near Deer Park for marijuana facility withdrawn

A businessman has formally withdrawn his application to build a marijuana growing and processing facility in Deer Park, prompting cheers from neighbors who had opposed the project. The state Liquor …

UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017

No serious injuries in Loon Lake residential fire that damages multiple buildings

Nobody was injured in a residential fire that destroyed multiple buildings in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Loon Lake on Sunday night, though two people were displaced after their home …

Loon Lake home destroyed in fire Sunday night

A fire destroyed one home and severely damaged another in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Loon Lake on Sunday night.

UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017

State pot licensing employee leasing land for proposed marijuana grow near Deer Park

Plans to build a marijuana growing and processing facility in Deer Park have been stalled amid outcry from neighbors. That’s because the man who owns the proposed building site also …

Stevens County car crash send two men in their 60s to hospital

Two men injured in a Stevens County car crash were flown to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center for injuries.

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017

Flooding forces evacuation of Stevens County fire station

A swollen creek forced the evacuation of a rural Stevens County fire station Wednesday night.

UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017

Rule of nature outweighs emotional reaction

Across from my cabin in Stevens County this past weekend, I spotted a bedded deer. The find sparked a two-day drama that included my greatest hopes, starkest fears and the …

Stevens County man’s acquittal of hate crime after threatening Kettle Falls family surprises prosecutors

A jury recently acquitted a Stevens County man of burglary and malicious harassment charges he faced after he broke into the Kettle Falls Inn and threatened the manager and his …