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Stories tagged: stevens county

UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

Three more counties, including Stevens County, cleared to go to Phase 2 of state reopening plan

The Washington Department of Health cleared three additional counties to move to Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start reopening plan.

UPDATED: Fri., April 24, 2020

Rural northeast Washington counties ask Inslee for special consideration on reopening come May 4

While Franklin County voted to reopen its economy early this week – and quickly learned that wouldn’t fly with Gov. Jay Inslee’s office – officials in Washington’s three rural northeast …

UPDATED: Thu., April 23, 2020

Washington Supreme Court tosses drug convictions for man searched by federal agents at Stevens County border crossing

The unanimous panel ruled that federal agents did not provide proper warning before arresting a man returning from a Canadian music festival at the border in August 2017. The case …

UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

Spokane County declares public health emergency, reports 2 new COVID-19 cases; Stevens County confirms 1st

Health officials announced the first positive test for COVID-19 in a Stevens County resident on Friday.

UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

One person airlifted with critical injuries after crash into highway guardrail in Stevens County

One person was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center with critical injuries Thursday after their car crashed into a guardrail on Highway 292 in Stevens County.

‘Blood is required of every generation’: Video surfaces of Rep. Matt Shea speaking in 2013

A recently surfaced video shows the embattled Spokane Valley lawmaker speaking at a gathering in Stevens County in 2013. “Arm yourselves. Arm your families. Arm the church,” he said.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Taxpayers won’t foot bill for Stevens County commissioners’ legal defense, judge rules

A judge on Friday ruled the commissioners aren’t entitled to a lawyer at public expense. The judge also declined to dismiss the suit, in which Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Valley School District bus slides off road, one student injured

A Valley School District bus slid off the road and onto its side Monday leaving one child with minor injures.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Woman arrested in apparent road rage incident near Tumtum on Thursday afternoon

Jordan-Blain Rothchild, 53, was booked into Stevens County Jail late Thursday, a few hours after authorities say she struck another driver who’d pursued her after she clipped his mirror on …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 20, 2020

Spokane domestic violence suspect found dead in Stevens County

A Spokane man accused of tying up his girlfriend and beating her with a baseball bat has been found dead in Stevens County.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Washington Supreme Court ends legal turf battle in Stevens County

In a unanimous opinion issued last week, the high court’s nine justices sided with Stevens County Superior Court judges who sought to preside over preliminary hearings in cases that were …

Editorial: Stevens County Commissioners need to go

Any Stevens County Republicans who ever thought about running for local office ought to start talking to neighbors and preparing to launch a campaign. The county’s three commissioners deserve to …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Judge declines to hold Stevens County commissioners in contempt amid misspending allegations

In lawsuits brought by the county prosecutor, the commissioners – Wes McCart, Don Dashiell and Steve Parker – are accused of misspending more than $121,000 from a public fund dedicated …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Prosecutor seeks contempt ruling in convoluted case against Stevens County commissioners

A judge will decide Thursday whether the commissioners erred by authorizing the county to cover their legal expenses. In lawsuits started by the county prosecutor, the commissioners are accused of …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Crews search for plane that went missing after Monday takeoff from Colville airport

The pilot, a 67-year-old Colville man, left Colville Municipal Airport around noon Monday in his Cessna 182 Skylane.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

The Cowboy Whisperer: Ferry County range rider works to build understanding in Washington wolf country

Wolves are thriving in Washington, with their populations growing an average of 28% per year. But tolerance for wolves is, in Daniel Curry’s view, on the ropes. And every time …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Man who shot son-in-law near Colville pleads guilty to manslaughter, gets 7 years in prison

James C. Gates shot and killed 51-year-old Mark Leland in December 2018. Leland had been married to Gates’ daughter, Michele, who killed two children while she was a juvenile in …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

Federal judge dismisses most claims in Stevens County sexual harassment lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed claims made against the Stevens County District Court administrator in a lawsuit brought by a woman who says she was sexually harassed while doing court-ordered …

Widow sues Moody Bible Institute over deadly plane crash near Deer Park

A woman is suing the Moody Bible Institute over a plane crash that killed her husband and two other men, alleging the Chicago-based evangelical college failed to maintain the aircraft …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

Sue Lani Madsen: Reward offer shows ranchers’ frustration with wolf issue

Someone has been shooting cows from the road in Stevens County, according to the Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association. But the cattlemen’s shooting charge is hard to prove, and there’s no …

Spokane police investigating rumors of neo-Nazi ‘hate camp’

“Our intel suggests it is being held outside Spokane County,” said a spokesman for the Spokane Police Department.

UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019

Turf battle between Stevens County judges headed to Washington Supreme Court

The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to review the matter and sort out which judges have jurisdiction over initial court hearings, which often determine if a person will be let …

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Wolf pack to be targeted by Washington state shooters after repeated cattle attacks

A wolf pack in northeast Washington with a history of attacking cattle will be targeted by state shooters this week.

UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Stevens County prosecutor sues county commissioners for allegedly misspending $121,000 in homelessness funds

Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen started two lawsuits against the commissioners following a February report by the state auditor’s office, which found they had made an “unallowable gift of public funds.”

Cattlemen association in Stevens County urges residents to report wolf and cougar attacks to the sheriff – before state wildlife managers

A cattlemen association in Stevens County urges residents to report wolf and cougar attacks to law enforcement before calling state wildlife managers.

Two cows killed in Stevens County

Members of the Wedge wolf pack are being blamed for killing one cow in Stevens county, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Family connections help couple take the plunge in the resort business at Loon Lake

For Spokane couple Jim and Katy Byrnes, purchasing the Shore Acres Resort in Loon Lake is not only about providing travelers with a place to unplug and enjoy nature, it’s …

UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019

Two wolves killed in Stevens County over Memorial Day weekend

Two wolves were killed in Stevens County over the Memorial Day weekend.

Stevens County man accused of posing as Mexican drug cartel to extort members of his own right-wing militia

A nationwide arrest warrant has been issued for a onetime Stevens County sheriff’s candidate who allegedly tried to extort members of his right-wing militia group by posing as a Mexican …

UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019

Colville police officer charged with assault for second time in five months

Officer Michael S. Welch is accused of assaulting his girlfriend and nearly running her over while drunkenly backing his car out of a driveway on March 9.