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State AG takes aim at guns

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued his support for several gun control bills that would ban semi-automatic ghost guns (guns lacking serial numbers or made in 3D printers) and magazines that have a capacity of more than ten rounds. Click here for the full story.

FEATURED NEWS

  • THE LEAD: Avista and Hydro One agree to terminate merger agreement

    THE LEAD: Avista and Hydro One agree to terminate merger agreement

    AREA NEWS Avista & Hydro One agree to terminate merger agreement Avista and Hydro One announced Wednesday that the companies have mutually agreed to terminate their merger agreement. Hydro One will be required to pay Avista a $103 million termination fee under the terms of the merger agreement. Click here for the full story.

  • 51st state leader Matt Shea introduces bill to split Washington again

    51st state leader Matt Shea introduces bill to split Washington again

    State split would be overseen by transition committees… Spokane Valley Representatives Bob McCaslin and Matt Shea (who is the leader of the 51st state movement) have submitted House Bill 1509 which would create the new state of Liberty out of eastern Washington. The two lawmakers proposed a similar proposal in 2016 and 2017. The idea […]

  • TUESDAYS GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Selkirk downs Inchelium, Lakeside notches NEA League win

    TUESDAYS GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Selkirk downs Inchelium, Lakeside notches NEA League win

    Selkirk edges by Inchelium… Selkirk wiggled by Inchelium with a strong fourth quarter that propelled them to a 53-26 victory. The Rangers (10-7, 9-3) took the slimmest of leads over the Hornets (10-6, 7-4) into the fourth quarter, leading Inchelium 32-31 after three. A 21-15 fourth quarter helped Selkirk breathe easier en route to the […]

  • TUESDAYS BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Selkirk topples Inchelium

    TUESDAYS BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Selkirk topples Inchelium

    Selkirk topples Inchelium… Selkirk took an early lead at home and never relinquished it on their way to a 75-65 win over Inchelium. The Rangers (10-7, 9-3) took an 8 point lead over the Hornets (10-6, 8-4) into the half and did just enough to hold onto that lead the rest of the way, breaking […]

  • HOW TO DEAL WITH WOLVES: Oregon rancher uses inflatable dancer

    HOW TO DEAL WITH WOLVES: Oregon rancher uses inflatable dancer

    Used car lot inflatable dancer used by Medford rancher… Wolves have been a hot topic in Stevens County, but also in other NW states as well. The issue of deterring wolves from attacking cattle is the million-dollar question for both the Department of Fish and Wildlife and NE Washington ranchers. A Jackson County, Oregon rancher […]

  • DUI charges filed in last Wednesday’s car accident near Kramer Road

    DUI charges filed in last Wednesday’s car accident near Kramer Road

    40-year-old Northport man charged with DUI in accident near Kramer Road… The collision of three vehicles north of Chewelah last Wednesday, Jan. 16, was apparently caused by a drunk driver according an updated report by the Washington State Patrol. The collision sent three people to area hospitals after an accident near Kramer Road on Highway […]

  • Larsen steps into new role as auditor

    Larsen steps into new role as auditor

    County auditor position changes hands for first time in decades… Lori Larsen has never been known to take things easy. Mother of several, youth group leader, school board member and former school administrator has worn many hats through the years and in 2019 she got a new one. Larsen became the new auditor for Stevens […]

  • House burns on Old Springdale Road

    House burns on Old Springdale Road

    Fire District No. 1 assisted by District 4 in Sunday fire… While winter may be cold and wet, that doesn’t mean a firefighters job is done. On late Sunday night, Fire District 1 responded to a house fire on Old Springdale Road after neighbors saw the blaze and called 911. Fire District 4 also responded […]

  • For third straight year, locally-organized Womens March walks through Chewelah

    For third straight year, locally-organized Womens March walks through Chewelah

    Roughly 50 to 60 people march for variety of political topics… Shortly after the election of current president Donald Trump, the Womens March in 2017 showcased big crowds throughout the U.S., protesting several issues dealing with the country. While the march has seen some controversy since then, several people from Chewelah continue to march every […]

WEEK IN REVIEW

Here is an interview with Chewelah City Mayor Dorothy Knauss and City Administrator Mike Frizzell on Dec. 5, 2018. Topics include grants received by the city, public records requests and an upcoming budget hearing.

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THIS WEEK'S WEATHER

WEATHER: Warmer than average temps this week

While the average January temperatures usually are highs of 33 and lows of 18, that won’t be the case for Chewelah this week. On Tuesday night, significant mountain snow and widespread lowland accumulations could be possible across the Cascades and the Idaho Panhandle but now solid forecasts of snowfall have been declared. As a precaution, expect slick and snow covered roads and affected commutes on Wednesday morning.Click here for the full story.

LOCAL SPORTS

  • TUESDAYS GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Selkirk downs Inchelium, Lakeside notches NEA League win

    TUESDAYS GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Selkirk downs Inchelium, Lakeside notches NEA League win

    Selkirk edges by Inchelium… Selkirk wiggled by Inchelium with a strong fourth quarter that propelled them to a 53-26 victory. The Rangers (10-7, 9-3) took the slimmest of leads over the Hornets (10-6, 7-4) into the fourth quarter, leading Inchelium 32-31 after three. A 21-15 fourth quarter helped Selkirk breathe easier en route to the […]

  • TUESDAYS BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Selkirk topples Inchelium

    TUESDAYS BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Selkirk topples Inchelium

    Selkirk topples Inchelium… Selkirk took an early lead at home and never relinquished it on their way to a 75-65 win over Inchelium. The Rangers (10-7, 9-3) took an 8 point lead over the Hornets (10-6, 8-4) into the half and did just enough to hold onto that lead the rest of the way, breaking […]

  • Chel-C Bailey faced challenges as woman wrestler, but continues to excel after graduation

    Chel-C Bailey faced challenges as woman wrestler, but continues to excel after graduation

    Geno Ludwig catches up with Chewelah’s state championship wrestler Chel-C Bailey… I remember my first experience with girls wrestling. I was coaching middle school wrestling and we were at Deer Park. The referee walked into our locker room and said he needed to talk to me and to our young man who was going to […]

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Cougars comeback against Gorillas, 69-51

    BOYS BASKETBALL: Cougars comeback against Gorillas, 69-51

    Oman and Baldwin come up big for the Cougars in win over Davenport, Chewelah defeated by Kettle Falls… Basketball is for the tall, it is said, but there are a couple of players on the Chewelah roster who would definitely disagree with that assessment. Carl Oman and Jaron Baldwin, two of the shortest Cougars on […]

  • BOYS BASKETBALL Cougs bounce back against Wilbur-Creston

    BOYS BASKETBALL Cougs bounce back against Wilbur-Creston

    Chewelah falls to St. George’s but picks up first league win at Wilbur-Creston… The top-ranked St. George’s Dragons came to Chewelah with an undefeated league record last Friday night and returned home to Spokane still unblemished at 4-0 after defeating the Cougars 76-42. Using their dominating height advantage and profiting from Chewelah turnovers, the visiting […]

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Chewelah sitting in fourth place of NE 2B North

    GIRLS BASKETBALL: Chewelah sitting in fourth place of NE 2B North

    Lady Cougs pick up league win against Wilbur-Creston… Bailey Smith scored 14 of her game-high 17 points in the first half as she led the Chewelah Cougars to a 55-30 league victory at Wilbur last Saturday night. Smith was one of only a few girls on the floor who could get the ball to drop […]

  • WRESTLING: Chewelah wins 19 matches at divisional tournament

    WRESTLING: Chewelah wins 19 matches at divisional tournament

    Cougars sharpen claws against B schools, also compete in Tonasket… Wrestling teams from the Northeast B League’s northern division gathered in Pein-Lynch Gym last Thursday evening to initiate the seeding process into the upcoming regional tournament that will take place on February 9 at Liberty. Some wrestlers had to wrestle as many as three times, […]

  • WRESTLING WEDNESDAY: Chewelah tied for 8th in state, Colville ranked No. 3 in 1As

    WRESTLING WEDNESDAY: Chewelah tied for 8th in state, Colville ranked No. 3 in 1As

    Here is who is looking like a contender with the wrestling postseason looming… There are a lot of wrestlers in NE Washington and a lot of good wrestling programs. Starting now until the Mat Classic in the Tacoma Dome, we will try and highlight some of the standouts in the area. We get our rankings […]

  • SATURDAY’S GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Hunters downs Republic, Flett reaches 1,000-point milestone for Wellpinit

    SATURDAY’S GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Hunters downs Republic, Flett reaches 1,000-point milestone for Wellpinit

    Hunters gets the win… Hunters put together another solid win Saturday playing host to the Republic Tigers and coming away with the 40-33 victory. The Lions (2-9, 1-4) took a slim 2 point lead over Republic (0-8, 0-5) into the half but came out firing in the second, extending that lead to 14. Hunters needed […]

  • FRIDAY’S GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Wellpinit picks up road win, Lakeside and Kettle Falls lose

    FRIDAY’S GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Wellpinit picks up road win, Lakeside and Kettle Falls lose

    Wellpinit wins on the road… Wellpinit outplayed Norhtport steadily throughout in their Friday night league matchup and wrnt home with a 49-34 win. Wellpinit (9-3, 3-2) outscored Northport (6-8, 3-4) in all four quarters to continue to build up their lead and cruise to the win. Christina Flett led all scorers in the game with […]

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COMMUNITY NEWS FEATURES

  • 51st state leader Matt Shea introduces bill to split Washington again

    51st state leader Matt Shea introduces bill to split Washington again

    State split would be overseen by transition committees… Spokane Valley Representatives Bob McCaslin and Matt Shea (who is the leader of the 51st state movement) have submitted House Bill 1509 which would create the new state of Liberty out of eastern Washington. The two lawmakers proposed a similar proposal in 2016 and 2017. The idea […]

  • DUI charges filed in last Wednesday’s car accident near Kramer Road

    DUI charges filed in last Wednesday’s car accident near Kramer Road

    40-year-old Northport man charged with DUI in accident near Kramer Road… The collision of three vehicles north of Chewelah last Wednesday, Jan. 16, was apparently caused by a drunk driver according an updated report by the Washington State Patrol. The collision sent three people to area hospitals after an accident near Kramer Road on Highway […]

  • Larsen steps into new role as auditor

    Larsen steps into new role as auditor

    County auditor position changes hands for first time in decades… Lori Larsen has never been known to take things easy. Mother of several, youth group leader, school board member and former school administrator has worn many hats through the years and in 2019 she got a new one. Larsen became the new auditor for Stevens […]

  • For third straight year, locally-organized Womens March walks through Chewelah

    For third straight year, locally-organized Womens March walks through Chewelah

    Roughly 50 to 60 people march for variety of political topics… Shortly after the election of current president Donald Trump, the Womens March in 2017 showcased big crowds throughout the U.S., protesting several issues dealing with the country. While the march has seen some controversy since then, several people from Chewelah continue to march every […]

  • Chewelah board approves classified staff agreement, extends McFarland’s contract

    Chewelah board approves classified staff agreement, extends McFarland’s contract

    Superintendent Rich McFarland has contract extended through 2021-22… The Chewelah School Board approved an extension of Chewelah Superintendent Rich McFarland through the 2021-22 school year, while also approving the recently agreed upon 2018-19 classified staff agreement. The agreement which was agreed upon last week, includes a .5 percent raise across the board and received unanimous […]

  • THE LEAD: Spokane International sees record number of passengers in 2018… oh and it snowed in Chewelah

    THE LEAD: Spokane International sees record number of passengers in 2018… oh and it snowed in Chewelah

    NATIONAL NEWS US stocks slide as health care and energy companies slip Stocks are lower in early afternoon trading on Wall Street Wednesday after giving up an early gain. Energy companies are down as the price of crude oil falls for the third time in four days after a strong start to 2019. Drug and […]

  • PROSECUTOR’S COLUMN FOR JAN. 24, 2019: Busy week

    PROSECUTOR’S COLUMN FOR JAN. 24, 2019: Busy week

    Last week there were five jury trials in the courts of Stevens County. There were two in District Court and three in Superior Court. I do not remember any time that we have conducted so many trials in a single week. Two of them were DUI trials in District Court. One was State v. Jeanine […]

  • POLICE BLOTTER FOR JAN. 24, 2019: Unclaimed bicycles

    POLICE BLOTTER FOR JAN. 24, 2019: Unclaimed bicycles

    The Chewelah PD has ten unclaimed bicycles in impound. If your old department-store bicycle vanished within the last few years, and you just decided not to report it at the time, we’d sure like to get it back to you. We’d ask that you submit a written detailed description of the bicycle, including the make, […]

  • THE LEAD: WIAA proposals for classification could cause dramatic change in area leagues

    THE LEAD: WIAA proposals for classification could cause dramatic change in area leagues

    STATE NEWS WIAA proposals for classification could cause dramatic change in area leagues The Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) will meet on Jan. 28 to vote on amendments to its operating charter. The outcome of those votes could have a wide-ranging and potentially dramatic impact on high school sports in Eastern Washington. Of the 12 […]

  • Heavy snow possible beginning on Tuesday afternoon

    Heavy snow possible beginning on Tuesday afternoon

    Snow could be heavy in several areas… The National Weather Service is issuing a winter storm watch from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning as heavy snow is possible in NE Washington during that time. A moist and cool storm system is moving through the region, and while most locations will experience light to moderate snow […]

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