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Stories tagged: stevens county

Stevens County sheriff nominated for U.S. Marshal

President Barack Obama has nominated Stevens County Sheriff Craig Thayer to serve as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Washington, which encompasses most of the state east of the …

Man accused of voting twice

A Stevens County man has been charged with a felony after investigators say he voted twice in the 2008 election.

Juror’s inquiry leads to mistrial

A juror caused a mistrial in a recent Stevens County drug case after he used a cell phone to look up legal information.

Group hopes to change forest rules

Northeast Washington’s arid forests aren’t suited to large clear-cuts or aerial spraying of herbicides, says a citizens group that wants to change the state’s forest practices rules. The group, which …

Jury convicts man in shooting incident

A Stevens County man faces about 7 years in prison for a dispute with a neighbor that erupted in gunfire last May. A jury on Friday convicted John Lewis Eberly …

Changes proposed for garbage service

Stevens County officials are seeking comments on two proposals to save money by reducing garbage service.

Guilty plea in molestation

COLVILLE – A longtime psychologist for the Colville School District who also volunteered with police to help investigate child abuse pleaded guilty Tuesday to molesting one of his students and …

Blue Tee to pay for mine site cleanup

Blue Tee Corp. will pay $1.36 million to clean up a mining Superfund site in Stevens County. The company operated a mine and milling facility near the community of Leadpoint …

Man gets six months for ramming teens in car

A man who drunkenly rammed a car full of Gonzaga Preparatory students collecting for a food drive last year will spend the next six months in jail.

Child Protective Services denounced

OLYMPIA – Lawmakers, parents and an Eastern Washington prosecutor on Thursday blasted state child-protection officials, saying the state is too quick to remove children from their families. “The system is …

Stevens County must factor lynx habitat in plan

Stevens County must protect habitat for Canada lynx as part of the county’s growth planning, a recent court decision says. Fewer than 100 of the shy forest cats are believed …

Prosecutor rakes DSHS office

A “pattern of misconduct” plagues the Colville office of the Department of Social and Health Services and has resulted in the wrongful removal of foster children, in one instance described …

In brief: DUI patrols made dozens of arrests

Police on the lookout for drunken drivers over Super Bowl weekend arrested 35 people suspected of driving under the influence in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas. State troopers also …

Murder suspect says he ‘snapped’

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend told detectives he “snapped” while the two were arguing near a hayfield last week and attacked her, according to court papers filed Friday …

Gray wolves are state residents

The body of a gray wolf found last month near Tum Tum in Stevens County is the first physical proof that the species has returned to Washington, state wildlife officials …

Firefighters gain ground

Gusty winds Sunday afternoon failed to flare up the Spokane Valley fire or a 900-acre fire near Colville, both of which firefighters expect to have fully contained by today. Yet …

Stevens County fears wolf cost

Washington’s wolf management plan hasn’t been released. Already, Stevens County Commissioners and cattle ranchers don’t like it.