Stories tagged: stevens county
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020
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
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
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
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
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 …
Sun., Nov. 24, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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 …
Thu., Sept. 5, 2019
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
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 …
Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
“Our intel suggests it is being held outside Spokane County,” said a spokesman for the Spokane Police Department.
UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019
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
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.”
Fri., June 21, 2019
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.
Thu., June 20, 2019
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.
Tue., June 4, 2019
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 were killed in Stevens County over the Memorial Day weekend.
Thu., May 2, 2019
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
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.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019
In the latest twist of a legal turf battle, appellate judges ruled Tuesday that at a Stevens County District Court judge overstepped her legal authority when she instructed clerks to …
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019
The state auditor’s office published its findings in a report on Feb. 21, saying the flood payment constituted an “unallowable gift of public funds” and the other payment relied on …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
Chris Courchene, the Kettle Falls police chief, told Stevens County sheriff’s detectives he had twice sent his girlfriend to meet a mysterious suspect and paid $1,250 in hopes of retrieving …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019
The Stevens County Commissioners announced that wolf “packs have come very close to homes in several areas of Stevens County,” Tuesday.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
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.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
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 …