Distinguished Young Women: Meet your 2017 Contestants

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The Distinguished Young Women of Chewelah Scholarship Program will be held Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Jenkins Middle School Gymnasium. We have a profile on each of the four contestants. Click here for the story. 

  • Track and Field: Cobb wins three events at Colfax Invite

    Track and Field: Cobb wins three events at Colfax Invite

    (By Staff Reports/Chewelah Independent)  Miller also wins girls shotput event… The Chewelah Cougars help break in Colfax’s new track on Saturday, March 25, and placed first four times at the MacDougall Invite. Maggie Cobb was the star for the Cougars, placing first in the 100-meter hurdles (16.23), first in the triple jump (34-7) and first […]

  • The Lead: Greatest moment in Spokane history?

    The Lead: Greatest moment in Spokane history?

    (By Brandon Hansen/Managing Editor of the Chewelah Independent… yes this is a satire article, folks) Yes, going to the Final Four is probably Spokane’s crowning achievement… I am not being over-dramatic here. Gonzaga going to the Final Four might be the greatest moment in Spokane history. How do I know this? When I took my […]

  • NEA League Soccer: Newport gets first win

    NEA League Soccer: Newport gets first win

    (By Staff Reports/Chewelah Independent)  Newport got its first win of the year, downing Medical Lake 3-2 in NEA League play on Friday despite rainy conditions. Martin Roca scored two goals for the Grizzlies, who improved to 1-2 on the season while the Cardinals fell to 2-2. Newport held a slight edge of shots on goal […]

  • McMorris Rodgers, Gov. Inslee release statements on pulling of American Health Care Act

    McMorris Rodgers, Gov. Inslee release statements on pulling of American Health Care Act

    (Press Release by Office of Gov. Inslee) Gov. Inslee issued the following statement after Speaker Paul Ryan announced he was removing the Republican legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration: “Today 600,000 Washingtonians beat Congress, and can rest easy knowing that Speaker Ryan and President Trump have failed in their misguided attempt to […]

  • State of Emergency declared in Chewelah

    State of Emergency declared in Chewelah

    (By Staff Reports/Chewelah Independent) Mayor Dorothy Knauss declares emergency as Chewelah waterways swell from rain and snow melt… Mayor of Chewelah Dorothy Knauss has announced a state of emergency in the city of Chewelah after swelled waterways have caused both private and public damage in the area. The declaration was sent Friday as rain continued […]

  • Softball: Cougars thump Freeman

    Softball: Cougars thump Freeman

    (By Staff Reports/Chewelah Independent)  Skok pitches complete game, collects two hits… Chewelah found themselves behind early in their NEA League matchup against Freeman, but exploded for 10 hits to down the Scotties 12-2 on Thursday. Tylee Frizzell had another big game at the plate, collecting two hits and a double, while Kennedy Robison also notched […]

  • Baseball: Springdale swept by St. George’s

    Baseball: Springdale swept by St. George’s

    (Staff Reports/Chewelah Independent)  Springdale drops two to St. George’s… Springdale started the baseball season on Wednesday, falling to St. George’s in a doubleheader by the same score of 12-1 in both games. In all, St. George’s collected 20 hits in two games, while Springdale managed four hits.

  • Chewelah Softball: Armed and dangerous

    Chewelah Softball: Armed and dangerous

    (By Geno Ludwig/Chewelah Independent) Chewelah returns nine to gear up for run through the NEA League… With only one vacant position to be filled, The Lady Cougar softball team will field a veteran lineup this year. The departure of one senior starter last spring has left eight experienced younger girls to retrieve their uniforms for […]

  • Chewelah Track: Digging Deep

    Chewelah Track: Digging Deep

    (By Geno Ludwig/Chewelah Independent) Even without own track, Cougars should feel at home with state meet experience… There was a wide spectrum of responses from the results of last Saturday’s season-opening track meet at Central Valley that varied from the anticipated to the astounding. The expected results came from Chewelah’s returning state medalists who finished […]

  • The Lead: Flooding continues in Eastern Washington

    The Lead: Flooding continues in Eastern Washington

    Friday could be wettest of the week, flood warning in place until Saturday… The National Weather Service has extended a flood warning for large parts of Eastern Washington and Idaho – including Stevens County. The warning will last until Saturday, March 25 at noon. According to the National Weather Service, “Recent rain and snow melt […]

VIDEO: Flooding in Chewelah

Here is video of flooding that has affected the town of Chewelah this Spring.

Chewelah first baseman Ryder Robison going on to play NWAC ball

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Chewelah senior Ryder Robison has been a talented first baseman for the Chewelah Cougars baseball team in his years at Jenkins Junior/Senior High School.


And even if you miss every Cougar game this season, you’ll still get a chance to see him play.

Robison, a standout baseball player for the Cougars, has signed his letter of intent to play baseball for Columbia Basin College out of the Tri-Cities in the NWAC. Click here for the full story. 

News

VIDEO: Chewelah Mayor and City Manager Update

Here is video of KCHW’s interview with Mayor Dorothy Knauss and City Administrator Mike Frizzell. (Video by KCHW)

VIDEO: KCHW WINTER SHOW

Here is video of KCHW’s Winter Show on March 4, 2017 in their downtown Chewelah studios. (Video by Brandon Hansen)

Charity offers camp for foster children


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A local, faith-based charity is gearing up for its 11th year of providing a summer camp opportunity
for kids in the foster care system at the Salvation Army “Camp Gifford” location on Deer Lake. The Royal Family Kids camp provides a week-long outdoor experience for children 7 to 12 years old who are currently in the foster care system and may not have the opportunity to be part of this classic pastime. Click here for the full story. 

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