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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

‘One of the most iconic houses in Wallace’ burns down

A historic home at 301 Cedar St. in Wallace, Idaho, burned down after catching fire Friday.

The heroic, tragic and two-wheeled journey from Spokane to Mullan by a road mathematician

Earlier this month, I found myself with a few days off of work and nothing to do. Inspiration struck: I would ride my bike from my home on Spokane’s South …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

Semi truck driver dies in rollover crash near Wallace, Idaho

A semi truck driver died in a rollover crash near Wallace, Idaho.

100 years ago in Spokane: Jailbirds fly free from Wallace prison

Three prisoners, including an accused murderer, overpowered the guard at the Wallace, Idaho, jail and escaped into the night.

2017 White Pine League preview: Wallace ready to contend for playoff spot

Jared Young has learned a few things about the White Pine League and his team.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017

Deputies seize large marijuana grow from Wallace home

The Shoshone County Drug Task Force seized nearly half a million dollars of marijuana at a home in Wallace Monday morning.

Sixth annual Wallace Blues Festival brings big acts to a small town

Big blues acts like Terrie Odabi and Duke Robillard will descend on the small town of Wallace, Idaho, as it prepares to host its sixth annual blues festival.

Doug Clark: Col. Wallace returns to namesake as a 1-ton tombstone

Col. William Ross Wallace was welcomed formally back into the North Idaho town he founded amid cannon blasts, flag waving, ballyhoo and one of the greatest parades ever.

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017

Wallace throws party to celebrate return of founder’s tombstone

The city of Wallace is throwing a party Saturday to celebrate the return of its founder’s tombstone. Local history buffs located Col. William R. Wallace’s tombstone in California and arranged …

Burying gold in the Silver Valley: Mining family returns to Wallace to dig brother’s grave

When Andy Kannegaard died in 1995, it was only natural that his children would gather in his hometown of Wallace, Idaho to dig his grave themselves.Now, 22 years later, they …

100 years ago in Spokane: Arctic explorer Robert E. Peary to give speech at Lewis and Clark High School

Spokane was preparing for the arrival of Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, the famed arctic explorer. City dignitaries planned to greet Peary at the train station and take him “on …

Mining waste cleanup to create 400 summer jobs in Silver Valley

If you don’t like dump trucks, stay out of Idaho’s Silver Valley this summer. More than $20 million work of environmental cleanup work in the historic mining district this year …

Huckleberries: Branstetter’s history of the Silver Valley sex trade makes debut

Heather Branstetter’s book on the history of the Silver Valley sex trade makes its debut today. It does so with a thumbs up from the editor of the Shoshone News …

Huckleberries: Wallace native’s book pulls back curtain on Silver Valley sex trade

Many in the Inland Northwest know enough about Wallace to snicker when the houses of prostitution are mentioned. Some can even name the last four houses to offer the sex …

100 years ago in Spokane: Woman claims controversial ex-mayor of Wallace, Idaho planned to marry her

Herman J. Rossi, the former mayor of Wallace, Idaho who had been acquitted of murdering his ex-wife’s lover, now was being accused of breaking off an engagement.

100 years ago in the Inland Northwest: Communities show patriotrism one day after United States enters World War I

One day after the U.S. entered World War I, towns across the region were showing their patriotism. Moscow: “Citizens without regard to rank or station,” marched in a parade headed …

Clarksville: Gravestone of Wallace’s founder returns to North Idaho thanks to restaurateur

With all due respect to Thomas Wolfe, it appears you can go home again. Sort of. Consider the strange case of Col. William Ross Wallace, who has returned to the …

Silver Valley waste respository topic of April 5 meeting

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments on its plans to rebuild a waste repository in the Canyon Creek area, near Wallace.

100 years ago in North Idaho: Snow slides kill 3; entire blacksmith shop near Mullan carried away

Huge snowslides roared into valleys in North Idaho, killing three people. On Placer Creek, near Wallace, Custer Laird heard the avalanche coming and, according to witnesses, ran as hard as …

Huckleberries: From Dante’s Peak to Center of the Universe

Now just a darn minute, says Rick Shaffer, the prime minister of historic Wallace, Idaho. “Dante’s Peak” may not have received critical acclaim, but it was fun. Yes, Rick said, …

80-year-old semi truck driver dead after crash near Wallace

An 80-year-old semitrailer truck driver died Sunday morning after another semi crashed in front of him on Interstate 90 near Wallace, Idaho.

Wallace man killed when pickup truck rolls

A Wallace man died in an auto accident Wednesday night, the Idaho State Police said.

100 years ago in North Idaho: Jury finds former Wallace mayor not guilty of murder

A Wallace, Idaho, jury deliberated for less than an hour before finding Herman J. Rossi, former Wallace mayor, not guilty of murder.

100 years ago in North Idaho: Former Wallace mayor re-enacts shooting in dramatic detail, but tells jury he can’t recall pulling trigger

From our archives, 100 years ago Herman J. Rossi, former mayor of Wallace, Idaho, admitted to a jury — “with eyes flashing with excitement” — that he did indeed confront …

100 years ago in North Idaho: Former Wallace mayor on trial for murder says he tried to save wife from alcohol

From our archives, 100 years ago Herman J. Rossi, former mayor of Wallace, Idaho, tearfully took the stand at his own trial for the murder of Clarence Dahlquist.

Whitepine League: Wallace moves in

File this under if you can’t beat them join them.

Lucky Friday miners picket over stalled contract talks

Miners in the Silver Valley picketed Monday outside the Wallace office of Hecla Mining Co. to protest lack of progress on a new contract for about 250 employees at the …

100 years ago in Spokane: City plans for visit by famous mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart

From our archives, 100 years ago Famous mystery author Mary Roberts Rinehart was planning a Spokane visit.

100 years ago in North Idaho: Volunteers search for missing attorney, a former state senator

From our archives, 100 years ago More than 100 volunteers were searching for Abner G. Kerns, a former Idaho state senator and prominent Wallace attorney.

Two arrested after armed robbery, freeway chase in North Idaho

Two young males armed with a knife robbed a Wallace, Idaho, store early Sunday morning and led police on a high-speed chase on Interstate 90. The Wallace Super Stop was …