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State now managing wolf population

COLVILLE — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced in late October that it would be removing endangered species protections for wolves in the lower 48 states, essentially turning management of the predator fully to the state. The federal...


Women's roughstock events are gaining renewed interest

DAVENPORT –– They may be on a bucking horse in Montana, or riding bulls in Colorado or parking their gear bag behind the chutes at practice pens near Reardan. They are sometimes smaller than...


70,000 acres burn near Davenport

A fast moving fire consumed over 70,000 acres in Lincoln County yesterday as high winds made the fire hard for crews to contain. The fire, also being referred to as the Hawk Creek fire, is currently burning in the areas of Hawk Creek Road,...


Odessa slaughter plant fires back up

The formerly shuttered livestock processing facility in Odessa has a new lease on life, with the new owners using the facility to help launch a direct-sales beef program. Miles Curtis, who ranches...

 By Jamie Henneman    News    July 16, 2020

Effort seeks to limit gubernatorial powers

WENATCHEE — Since February, Washingtonians have experienced a dizzying set of mandates and orders related to the Covid 19 virus from the governor’s office. From business shutdowns to stay at home orders and mandating masks, the ongoing emergency...

 By Jamie Henneman    News    July 9, 2020

Congressional bill to open CRP land to grazing

DAVENPORT — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect live cattle markets throughout the country, many ranchers and feedlot owners are looking for grazing land to hold animals that are awaiting slaughter. According to the U.S. Department of...


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