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NESPELEM – In the past few days, a number of sub-yearling chinook salmon have been captured in a rotary screw trap located in the Sanpoil River which is upstream of Grand Coulee Dam.  This is great news as adult salmon were reintroduced to this river in 2020. 

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Some misinformation has been put out to our tribal community in regard to an ongoing lawsuit in Tribal Court about a fuel tax. The Colville Business Council wishes to provide you with facts. 

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NESPELEM - Colville High School Principal Kevin Knight announced in a meeting with the Colville Business Council’s Education and Employment Committee, May 18, the school would like to work with the Colville Tribes in changing their mascot in response to state HB-1356, new state legislation t…

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(Nespelem, WA) — The Colville Tribes won yesterday in a lawsuit brought against the  Tribes in Colville Tribal Court. The State of Washington’s fuel tax is collected on non- tribal members who purchase fuel on the Colville Reservation, and a significant portion of the State’s fuel tax comes …

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OMAK - In accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Colville Tribe’s Health Director Guidance, the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation (CTFC), consisting of Colville Gaming LLC, Forest Products, LLC, and the CTFC Administration are open without COVID-19 restriction…

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NESPELEM — The Colville Tribes announced today that it is immediately lifting all public safety measures previously instituted to protect the community from COVID-19. A Resolution first passed on March 25, 2020, which imposed multiple public safety measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, in…

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WASHINGTON D.C. - The Federal Communication Commission kicked off their Emergency Broadband Benefit to help families and households stay connected through the COVID-19 pandemic, May 12.

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NESPELEM - As part of the national Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Day of Awareness, May 5, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Washington, a nonprofit advocacy group who’s leadership is composed primarily of Colville Tribal members, organized a small event at the Nespelem Fourth of …

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SPOKANE - The federal court date for Colville Tribal member Maddesyn George has been moved from May 10 to Aug. 30, according to court documents.

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NESPELEM - Strate Funeral Home Director James Heuvel donated one collapsible and one non-collapsible casket carrier, known as a “church truck,” to the Nespelem Community Center and one non-collapsible church truck to the Keller Community Center, April 14.

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KELLER - As a partner with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, the Colville Tribes’ Mount Tolman Fire Center has begun conducting fire risk assessments for homes on the Colville Indian Reservation.

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WINTHROP - Speaking on traditional land of the Methow people, Colville Business Council member Rodney Cawston joined Washington State’s Commissioner of the Public Lands Hilary Franz to launch ‘Wildfire Ready Neighbors,” April 19, a pilot program that aims to connect Washington residents with…

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 NESPELEM, WA.— Rodney Cawston, Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CCT) and the Sinixt (sn̓ʕaýckstx) Confederacy, is celebrating today’s judgment from the Supreme Court of Canada dismissing the Crown’s final appeal in the R v. Desautel hunting case, the first t…

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Spring is typically the time to plant a garden. Temperatures are warming and the earth is bursting with new growth. Garden centers are well stocked and the excitement for colorful flowers and the tastes of summer are in the air. There are a few things to know before you grow.

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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 Pete 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 American…

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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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