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SPOKANE - Colville Tribal member Maddesyn George awaits a May 6 court date in federal court after being charged with second degree murder in Indian Country, assault with a dangerous weapon in Indian Country and Discharging a Firearm During and In Relation to a Crime of Violence amongst other…

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NESPELEM – Colville School District Superintendent Keith Lewis and Colville High School Principal Kevin Knight met via Zoom, April 12, with the Colville Business Council Education and Employment Committee regarding House Bill 1356, proposed legislation that will ban the use of Native America…

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NESPELEM -  If you drive past Paschal Sherman Indian School on Omak Lake Road, you can now see a large metal building located near Omak Creek.  It was built to protect two circular fish ponds, a pump house and an electrical system that is used to acclimate hatchery steelhead. 

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 (Nespelem, Wash. March 18, 2021) – The pre-season stocks are looking promising and others very weak. Unfortunately, the 2021 forecast for upriver spring chinook, is the lowest it has been in 20 years. With that being said, the Leavenworth and Chief Joseph hatcheries might not meet broodstoc…

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NESPELEM - The Colville Business Council unanimously approved a resolution approving the 2021 181-D Annual BPA Settlement disbursement in the amount of $2,055 to each tribal member on or before March 29.

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NESPELEM - The Colville Business Council uanimously approve the 2021 May Elder Quarterly Stipend in the amount of $350 to all eligible tribal members age 55 and older.

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OMAK- Roxanne Best kept three businesses – photography, paddle-board yoga and teaching workshops - afloat last summer with a $5,000 COVID-related “business mercy” loan through the Northwest Native Development Fund, a community development financial institution on the Colville Reservation in …

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OMAK- Roxanne Best kept three businesses – photography, paddle-board yoga and teaching workshops - afloat last summer with a $5,000 COVID-related “business mercy” loan through the Northwest Native Development Fund, a community development financial institution on the Colville Reservation in …

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NESPELEM - The Colville Tribal Elections Office released the certified candidate list for the Colville Business Council 2021 Primary Election following the certification of candidates in CBC Chambers, Monday.

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NESPELEM - The Colville Tribal Fish and Wildlife Department announced, March 8, Colville Tribal Hatchery staff stocked the Rufus Woods Lake with 1,550 triploid rainbow trout that average 5.4 pounds each.

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NESPELEM, WA – More than 4,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 have been delivered on the Colville Reservation. This number represents more than a third of tribal members who have received at least the first shot of the required two shots of the Moderna vaccine, and many have r…

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KELLER - The Mount Tolman Fire Center extended the open burning period through March 15. Following that date, a permit is needed to burn on the Colville Reservation, according to a release from MTFC.

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MOSES LAKE - The Lake Roosevelt High School Cross Country team started their season at Moses Lake, running in a 2 mile race at Moses Lake’s Blue Heron Park, Feb. 27.

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NESPELEM - On Feb. 9, the Colville Business Council issued a letter to the Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia), chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to issue support for President Biden’s historic nomination of Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) as the Secretary of Interior.

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(Nespelem, WA)—The Chairman of the Colville Business Council expressed support for finding a regional solution to restore salmon in the Columbia River and expressed appreciation for the willingness of Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) to offer a region wide proposal.

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NESPELEM - In an effort to provide up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 virus and vaccine, the Colville Tribal Health and Human Services Department has launched a new website: staysafecolvilletribes.com/.

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WASHINGTON D.C. - The Federal Emergency Management Administration announced Feb. 4 that President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for the Colville Confederated Tribes, Yakama Nation and the nine eastern Washington counties affected by wildfires and straight-line winds in …

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NESPELEM - The Colville Business Council unanimously approved a resolution in CBC Special Session Feb. 4 formally opposing a bill in front of the Washington Legislature that would authorize sports gambling in state-licensed cardrooms and racetracks across the state.

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An invitation-to-bid auction by the Colville Tribes that was announced in the February 5, 2021 Edition of the Colville Tribal Tribune has been postponed until a later announced.

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COULEE DAM - The Lake Roosevelt Elementary 6th Grade class has issued their 2021 Word of the Year - as a project for their English Language Arts portion of class.

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SEATTLE - In the brief time allotted to her during a virtual public comment session on the sale of the National Archives building in Seattle, Jan. 19, Colville Business Council member Karen Condon stated the federal government failed in their obligations of tribal consultation in considering…

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OLYMPIA - In an email sent to tribal leaders, Feb. 1, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz announced Colville Tribal member Glenda Breiler has been named the Washington Department of Natural Resource’s new Director of Tribal Relations.

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OLYMPIA - In pitching new legislation now in front of the Washington Legislature, Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz has coined a catch phrase: “Prevent the Evergreen State from turning charcoal black,” she says.

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