Area Newspapers

The following newspapers have been published at various times during the county's history.  They are listed by county, town and then by date of publication.  Most are on microfilm. If a date is listed under SCHS, that newspaper is available at the Stevens County Historical Society in Colville.  KFPL means that the Kettle Falls Public Library has that newspaper.  The (*) indicates these are original newspapers (not microfilm).  "Inc" indicates incomplete coverage.  Other repositories for these newspapers include Eastern Washington University at Cheney, Washington State University at Pullman, University of Washington at Seattle, the Washington State Library in Olympia and the Washington State Archives in Olympia.

Update to this list....the Colville Public Library now has the Colville Examiner 1907 - 1910 on CD and March 21, 1908 - April 30, 1948 on microfilm.  NeWGS just recently added microfilm of several previously undiscovered newspapers from the 1890s. These include the Colville Republican, the Stevens County Standard, the Colville Index, the Statesman Index and the Stevens County Statesman Index. They have now been digitized and are availalbe on the Crossroads of the Columbia website.

The Northeast Washington Genealogical Society has the Stevens County Miner on microfilm.  It is by no means a complete collection of that newspaper, but what issues there are cover the years 1888 and 1889 and to be researched must be requested from NeWGS. We have also acquired a large collection of actual newspapers. These items are in our private collection (not at the library). See the list below.

NeWGS has indexed many of these newspapers and look-ups can be requested by contacting the research team.  Also the Colville Examiner from 1907-1922 can be searched online at the Library of Congress. A free look-up service is also offered by the Washington State Library for any newspapers that they have in their collection. Check their list and then click on "Ask a Librarian."

Stevens County

Town

Newspaper

Published

NeWGS Colville Public Library

SCHS

KFPL

Bossburg

 

Bossburg Journal

1897(3)-1901(10)

   

 

1897, 1901

Bossburg Herald

1910

   

1910*

1910

Chewelah

 

 

Chewelah Independent

1903 -

1923-1982 inc  

1907-1908*
1916-1936

?

Chewelah Recorder

1909 (1-9)

    1909*

 

The Rambler

1936 - 1937

   

 

 

Clayton

 

Clayton Newsletter

1912(7)-1913?

   

1912-1913*

 

Clayton Moose Bulletin

1928 - 1932?

       

Colville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stevens Co. Reporter

1885 - 1886?

     

 

Stevens Co. Miner

1885 - 1893

1888-1889 inc    

 

Colville Republican 1892 - 1893
 1892-1893
    digital
1892-1893 1892-1893*  
Stevens Co. Standard 1892 - 1894 1892-1894 inc
     digital
1892-1894 inc 1892-1894* inc  
Colville Index
Statesman Index
Stevens Co. Statesman Index
1893 - 1897?  1893-1897
   digital
1893-1897 1893-1897*  

Pacific Patriot

1896      

 

Statesman-Index

1897 - 1923?

1906 (1 issue)
1916-1923* inc
 

1898, 1900*

1906-1923

Stevens Co. Reveille

1900 - 1909

1900, 1901*  

1907-1908*

1907-1909

Colville Examiner
Note: 1907-1922 are online at Library of Congress, Chronicling America

1907 - 1948

1907-1948* 1907-1910 CD
1908-1948

1907-1942*
1946-1948 inc*

1907-1937

Colville Patriot

1918 - 1923?

     

 

Western Star

1919 - 1926?

     

 

Stevens Co. Republican

1925 - 1926

    1925*

 

Statesman-Index

1927 - 1948

1927-1933* inc  

 

1929 - 1939
1942 - 1948

Statesman-Examiner

1948 -

1948-1973*
1978, some 1990s*
  1959 - 1963inc*
1968 - 1972*

 

Hunters

 

Hunters Leader

1914 - 1918

     

 

Hunters Messenger

1919 - 1930

     

 

Kettle Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kettle Falls Pioneer

1890

     

 

Valley Tribune

1905 - 1908

    1907 - 1908*

 

Kettle Falls Valley Tribune

1908 - 1909?

   

1908*

1907 - 1909

Scimitar

1909 - 1912

   

1910*

1909 - 1912

Kettle Falls Sun

1935 - 1938?

1935, 1936*  

 

1935 - 1938

Kettle Falls News

1941

   

1941*

1941 inc

Kettle Falls Columbian

1961*

   

 

1961

Columbia River Times

1979(12)-1981(3)

     

 

Loon Lake

Loon Lake Times

1910 - 1913

    1911 - 1913*

 

Marcus

 

 

 

Marcus Messenger

1910 - 1919?

   

1917 -1919*

1910 -1919

Community News

1922 - 1925

   

1922 - 1923*

1922(1) - 1923(4)

Columbia River Courier

1925(6) - 1928

1925*  

 

1925

Marcus Columbian

1935 - 1938?

1935-1938*    

 

Meyers Falls

Columbia Gateway

1908

   

1908*

1908

Northport

 

 

Northport News

1892 - 1941

   

1895 - 1903*
1907 - 1910*
1924 - 1925*
1932 - 1933*

1907 - 1941

Northport Republican

1898 - 1910?

    1907 - 1910*

 

Northport Times

1917 - 1918

     

 

Orient

Kettle River Journal

1897 - 1913

1903-1906*  

 

1902 - 1913 inc

Springdale

 

Springdale Reformer

1905 - 1923?

    1907 - 1917*

 

Springdale Reporter

1924 - 1944

1936 (3 issues)    

 

Valley

Valley Record

1924 - 1943?

1925-1943*    

 

Wellpinit

Rawhide Press

1967? - 1986

     

 

Ferry County

Town

Newspaper

Published

NeWGS

Keller

 

Keller Miner

1899 - 1901

1900, 1901*

San Poil Eagle

1911 - 1929? 

 
Keller San Poil Eagle contributed by Anna Reeves (all 4 pages of this issue in pdf file) May 6, 1926  

Nespelem

Tribal Tribune

1974 -

 

Republic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Republic Pioneer

1898 - 1901

1900, 1901*

Republic Record

1899

 

Republic Miner

1899 - 1901

1900-1902*

Republic Pioneer-Miner

1901 - 1903

 

Morning Independent Am.

1902

 

Republic News Miner

1903 - present

1927,1928*
1945, 1946*

The Paystreak

 1911 - 1912

 

Republic Journal

1913 - 1917?

 

Independent

1955(8) - 1957(11)

 

Pend Oreille County

Town

Newspaper

Published

SCHS

Cusick/Usk

Calispell Valley Times

1907 - 1910

1909*

Ione

 

 

 

 

Ione Gazette (later combined with Metaline Falls News)

1927 - 1936

 

Ione News

1915

 

Ione Record

"1915, 1917

 

P.O. County News Record

1917

 

P.O. Observer

1911? - 1926

 

Metaline Falls

Metaline Falls News

1929 - 1964

 

Newport

 

 

Newport/Priest River Pilot

1897 - 1900

 

Newport Miner
Note: 1907-1922 are online at Library of Congress, Chronicling America

1899 -

 

The Miner

1990

 

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