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COULEE DAM - The Northwest Native Development Fund (NNDF) has been awarded a $500,000 grant from Wells Fargo’s Open For Business Fund to help Washington businesses stay open in these times of COVID-19 and disastrous wildfires. The NNDF will use the funds to implement a unique “Small Business…

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NESPELEM - During special session, Oct. 21, the Colville Business Council unanimously voted to waive all residential building permit fees for the 2020 Cold Springs Fire and Inchelium Complex Fire victims.

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NESPELEM - The Colville Business Council voted to approve the 2020 November Elder Quarterly Stipend, providing $350 to each eligible Colville Tribal elder age 55 years old and older.

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NESPELEM - The Colville Business Council approved the Colville Tribal Operating Budget for fiscal year 2021 in the total amount of $55,430,410 during special session, Oct. 21.

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NESPELEM - Colville Tribal Head Start Program Manager Jeanie Kent met with the Colville Business Council’s Education and Employment Committee, Oct. 19, noting in-person schooling could potentially begin in Keller and Inchelium Nov. 2 and in Omak and Nespelem Nov. 16.

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NESPELEM - The Colville Confederated Tribes Election’s Office, which has lead the tribes’ effort in the 2020 U.S. Census, has reported the tribes have completed the decennial count with a 85 percent return - 18 percentage points higher than the national average.

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NESPELEM, WA – The Colville Tribes announces that the Tribes’ annual general membership meeting will be held remotely this year. The entire November 23, 2020 issue of the Tribal Tribune will be dedicated to answering questions from tribal members. A written report to members will also be dis…

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NESPELEM - The Colville Tribal Fish and Wildlife Department announced through in-season regulation changes the extension of both the Chief Joseph Dam Tailrace and the Okanogan and Columbia River Summer/Fall Chinook fisheries, Sept. 29.

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OMAK – James G. Murphy Co. has announced the online public auction of the Colville Indian Precision Pine Mill, located in Omak. The auction will start Sept. 30 and run through Oct. 7. 

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OMAK - When the Cold Springs Fire that started in a wind event over the long Labor Day Weekend was moved to a patrol status and handed back to the Mount Tolman Fire Center, it had burned just under 190,000 acres on the Colville Indian Reservation, and within the fire scar that seemed to cons…

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For Immediate ReleaseNESPELEM, WA.— Rodney Cawston, the Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CCT) says that all sn̓ʕaýckstx (Arrow Lakes/Sinixt) people are eagerly anticipating October 8, 2020, when the landmark case of R v. Desautel will be heard by the Supreme …

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NESPELEM, WA – The partial shutdown of Tribal government currently in effect has been extended until further notice by Resolution of the Colville Business Council.  Employees of the Tribal government shall continue in their current status subject to direction by their supervisor. Employees s…

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NESPELEM - The recidivism rate for the Colville Tribal Court’s Healing to Wellness Program is zero, meaning no Colville Tribal member who has completed the four phases of the Healing to Wellness program has recommitted, according to program administrator Jon Hamilton.

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Omak, WA – Today: The area like most of Eastern Washington is dealing with smoke from the south.   These conditions will stick around through the day while crews are on the line. Firefighters today will continue their focus on the northeast portion of the fire which is the Omak Lake and Hale…

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NESPELEM, WA – The Colville Tribes announces that it is receiving generous offers of donations from around the region to assist the response to ongoing fires on the Colville Reservation. To streamline the process and lessen confusion, the Tribes announces means by which donations may be made.

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Three fires in Inchelium, WA increased in size overnight due to extreme winds. Yesterday, Tribal PD reported that four structures were lost to these fires. This included 2 homes and 2 outbuildings. Today, weather conditions have improved and this will help firefighters. The three fires are u…

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Omak, WA – The Cold Springs Fire started Sunday evening at approximately 9:45 pm. and quickly spread due to high winds and low relative humidity. The fire is currently estimated at 140,000 acres with 0% containment at this time Firefighters from Mt. Tolman Fire Center, Okanogan County Fire D…

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 Keller, WA – Colville Tribes has five uncontrolled wildfires on the Colville Reservation. Two fires are located near Omak WA and three fires are near Inchelium, WA. All fires are under investigation. Due to extreme winds all aircraft are grounded. Evacuations have been issued please be awar…

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