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THE BEST WRESTLING TEAM IN SCHOOL HISTORY? Cougars place third, first time in school history on the podium

Seven Chewelah Cougar wrestlers will weigh-in a little heavier this week, not just because the season is over and they can now pig-out on the types and amounts of food they have restricted themselves from for the past three months, but because they will all be wearing state tournament medals around their necks. The Cougars returned from the Tacoma Dome with two state championships, three third-place medals, a fourth place medal, a sixth-place medal, and a third place team trophy from this year’s state wrestling championships Click here for the full story.

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  • Stevens County Power Rankings: Snow tops our very first power rankings, because of course it does

    Stevens County Power Rankings: Snow tops our very first power rankings, because of course it does

    We’re going to start a new feature here at chewelahindependent.com where we have power rankings each Friday, talking about the things that are seemingly having a good (or bad) week. You’ve seen power rankings in things like college sports where sports writers try to rank the things that are most important, most impressive or most […]

  • BRUNELL: Growing Resistance to Corporate Incentives

    BRUNELL: Growing Resistance to Corporate Incentives

    (DON C. BRUNELL/Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at theBrunells@msn.com.) The circumstances leading to Amazon’s decision to scrap its New York City project are trends […]

  • PURCELL: Living the cord-cutting dream

    PURCELL: Living the cord-cutting dream

    (TOM PURCELL/Tom Purcell is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons Inc. Send comments to Tom@TomPurcell.com.) I’m so unhappy with my cable TV and internet services that I’m going to do what I’ve long dreamed of doing: Cancel my subscription! I’m not alone in my unhappiness. Consumer Reports says […]

  • Calendar of events for the Libraries of Stevens County

    Calendar of events for the Libraries of Stevens County

    Here are upcoming events for the Libraries of Stevens County…

  • Allie Davis serves as page for Senator Short

    Allie Davis serves as page for Senator Short

    Senate Page Program provides an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working at the Legislature… Allie Davis of Colville, an 11th-grader at Colville Senior High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Allie was one of 29 students who served as Senate pages […]

  • THE LEAD: Senate bill would make child care facilities gun-free zones

    THE LEAD: Senate bill would make child care facilities gun-free zones

    STATE NEWS Senate bill would make child care facilities gun-free zones The Washington Senate Law and Justice Committee passed on party lines a bill that would restrict firearms in certain places. In revisions by the committee, public libraries and parks were not among those listed by the bill after objections from library officials, while lawmakers […]

  • Plea deal reached in attempted murder trial

    Plea deal reached in attempted murder trial

    Richard Hawley pleads guilty to firing shots at Stevens County Deputy… A plea was reached in the trial of Richard L. Hawley, and sentencing was carried out Feb. 19 in Stevens County Superior Court. Hawley was charged with attempted murder in the first degree, stemming from a Sept. 26, 2017 incident when he fired shots […]

  • Law would eliminate personal objection to vaccines in Washington state

    Law would eliminate personal objection to vaccines in Washington state

    (MADELINE COATES/WNPA Olympia Bureau) Bill eliminates philosophical or personal objection of vaccines by legal guardians… A proposed bill would eliminate the philosophical or personal objection used to exempt children from vaccines required to attend schools in Washington state. Senate Bill 5841 is co-sponsored by a group of 10 Democratic senators and introduced by Sen. Annette […]

  • FROM THE EDITOR: Initiatives we should pass, laws we shouldn’t enforce

    FROM THE EDITOR: Initiatives we should pass, laws we shouldn’t enforce

    (BRANDON HANSEN/Managing Editor of the Chewelah Independent) With all this talk about not enforcing the gun control initiative from county sheriffs across the state, the Stevens County Commissioners signing a resolution about not wanting to encroach on the second amendment, Tim Eyman apparently stealing office chairs and our very own prosecutor going toe-to-toe against the […]

WEEK IN REVIEW

Here is KCHW and the Chewelah Independent’s Week in Review where we talk about Tim Eyman stealing an office chair, ski lift shut down at 49 Degrees North, number of measles cases in Washington increase to 61 and Spokane snowplow drivers threatened during snow removal.

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Chewelah Police Department outfitted with Narcan

Opioid overdoses have reached epidemic proportions in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Chewelah Police Officers will now be carrying Narcan to help combat it. Molly Corvino, Community Health Specialist for Northeast Tri County Health District, provided Narcan training to the department on February 8, 2019. Click here for the full story.

LOCAL SPORTS

  • THE BEST WRESTLING TEAM IN SCHOOL HISTORY? Cougars place third, first time in school history on the podium at state

    THE BEST WRESTLING TEAM IN SCHOOL HISTORY? Cougars place third, first time in school history on the podium at state

    (GENO LUDWIG/Chewelah Independent) Krouse and Jeanneret win state titles… Seven Chewelah Cougar wrestlers will weigh-in a little heavier this week, not just because the season is over and they can now pig-out on the types and amounts of food they have restricted themselves from for the past three months, but because they will all be […]

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: NWC closes out Chewelah’s season

    GIRLS BASKETBALL: NWC closes out Chewelah’s season

    Lady Cougars finish season with 12-12 record, wins over 1A schools… An extended basketball season came to an end for the Chewelah girls when they were defeated 49-22 by fourth-ranked Northwest Christian in a loser-out game at the district tournament at West Valley last Thursday. It was not a winning season, but it was not […]

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Cougars wrap up year with loss to Colfax in districts

    BOYS BASKETBALL: Cougars wrap up year with loss to Colfax in districts

    (GENO LUDWIG/Chewelah Independent) Baldwin leads Chewelah in final two district games… The Chewelah Cougars used five three-pointers in the second half to distance themselves from Davenport on Thursday night on the way to a 49-33 district tournament victory. With the score tied at 26 apiece midway through the third period, the Cougar trio of Jaron […]

  • ZAGSWATCH: Gonzaga now at No. 2

    ZAGSWATCH: Gonzaga now at No. 2

    (STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) Zags first team in college basketball up to 25 wins… The Gonzaga Bulldogs have moved up to the No. 2 spot in the national rankings, notching six first-place votes in the AP poll. This happened after Gonzaga downed Loyola Marymount and San Diego in WCC play last week. No. 1 Duke has […]

  • GIRLS DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Chewelah ends season with loss to NWC

    GIRLS DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Chewelah ends season with loss to NWC

    (COLIN HAFFNER/Chewelah Independent) Smith leads Cougars with 14 points… The Chewelah girls were given a tall task in their bid to stay alive in the NEA District 7 2B tournament when they squared off with Northwest Christian, the second overall seed in the tournament. The Cougars were looking to hand the Crusaders another upset loss […]

  • DISTRICT BOYS BASKETBALL: Chewelah moves into consolation semifinals

    DISTRICT BOYS BASKETBALL: Chewelah moves into consolation semifinals

    (BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) Baldwin and Franks bring the heat in win over Reardan… The Chewelah Cougars just keep on winning. With a 49-33 victory over Davenport last night, they moved into the consolation semifinals against Colfax tonight at 7 p.m. at West Valley High School. The Cougars sit just two wins away from advancing to […]

  • DISTRICT BOYS BASKETBALL: Lakeside takes third at districts, moves on

    DISTRICT BOYS BASKETBALL: Lakeside takes third at districts, moves on

    Micah Holmes leads Eagles with 16 points… The Lakeside Eagles got a big win over Medical Lake to take 3rd place in the NEA District 7 1A tournament to keep their season going, knocking off the Cardinals 77-57. Lakeside fell 0behind early, spotting Medical Lake a 17-14 first quarter lead. That would be the last […]

  • Expanded Mat Classic will be an epic tournament

    Expanded Mat Classic will be an epic tournament

    Chewelah sending a Royal Rumble-like lineup to Mat Classic with expanded brackets… All 14 Chewelah Cougars advanced directly into the state tournament last Friday when the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced the canceling of all regional wrestling tournaments across the entire state due to the large winter storm that swept through over the weekend. […]

  • BOYS DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Selkirk loses semi-final matchup

    BOYS DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Selkirk loses semi-final matchup

    Zimmerman and Link led Selkirk in loss… Selkirk took on top-seeded Almira-Coulee-Hartline in the second semi-final of the NEA District 7 1B tournament with a stake in the final and an automatic birth to the regional tournament on the line. Both teams put up a strong fight, but it was the Warriors coming out on […]

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL DISTRICTS: Wellpinit falls in semis, Northport season ends

    GIRLS BASKETBALL DISTRICTS: Wellpinit falls in semis, Northport season ends

    Wellpinit falls in semis Wellpinit found themselves up against top-seed Almira-Coulee-Hartline with an automatic birth to the regional tournament on the line Tuesday in a NEA District 7 1B semi-final but came out on the losing end 76-33. The Warriors, who went undefeated in league play and dropped just one game all year, put the […]

FIRST THURSDAY

Here is KCHW’s interview with First Thursday featured Artist Matt Booth.

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COMMUNITY NEWS FEATURES

  • Stevens County Power Rankings: Snow tops our very first power rankings, because of course it does

    Stevens County Power Rankings: Snow tops our very first power rankings, because of course it does

    We’re going to start a new feature here at chewelahindependent.com where we have power rankings each Friday, talking about the things that are seemingly having a good (or bad) week. You’ve seen power rankings in things like college sports where sports writers try to rank the things that are most important, most impressive or most […]

  • Calendar of events for the Libraries of Stevens County

    Calendar of events for the Libraries of Stevens County

    Here are upcoming events for the Libraries of Stevens County…

  • Auditions for “Sylvia” being held March 4-5

    Auditions for “Sylvia” being held March 4-5

    (PRESS RELEASE/Park Avenue Players) Auditions to be held at Chewelah Center for the Arts… The Park Avenue Players community theater group will be hosting auditions on March 4-5 for their spring comedy production entitled “Sylvia.” The play is centered on a love triangle that develops between a husband and wife and their new female dog. […]

  • SNOW PLOWS: Whose idea was that?

    SNOW PLOWS: Whose idea was that?

    (K.S. BROOKS/Chewelah Independent) The first patent for a snowplow was issued in the 1840s… I was driving down Flowery Trail in Chewelah behind a county snowplow and realized that he was sanding at the same time. What a good idea, I thought, and then wondered who, exactly, invented the combination. I remember days back in […]

  • On THIN ICE in Stevens County: Fire District 4 performs ice training

    On THIN ICE in Stevens County: Fire District 4 performs ice training

    (STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) Fire District No. 4 practices ice water rescue training at Waitts Lake… When it’s cold outside, hopping in a frozen-over lake is the last thing people think about. Yet, 19 volunteer firefighters from Stevens County Fire District 4 took part in their annual ice water rescue training at Waitts Lake last month. […]

  • Kumiko Love budgeting for success

    Kumiko Love budgeting for success

    JHS grad Kumiko Love finds large audience with “The Budget Mom”… It would be an understatement to say that some people listen and read what Jenkins High School grad Kumiko Love has to say. Author of the famous thebudgetmom.com blog which addresses personal finance, Love has 126,000 followers on Instagram, 11,000 friends on Facebook, 22,000 […]

  • Stevens County Court Records for Feb. 21, 2019

    Stevens County Court Records for Feb. 21, 2019

    Here are Stevens County Superior Court New Cases for Feb. 21, 2019…

  • Chair 4 at 49 Degrees North closed for rest of season

    Chair 4 at 49 Degrees North closed for rest of season

    (STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) Unforeseen mechanical issue causes shutdown… Chewelah-area ski resort 49 Degrees North announced that an unforeseen mechanical issue has closed down Chair 4, Silver Lode, for the remainder of the ski season. Due to the type of repair that is required, the resort is unable to safely engage in the work to the […]

  • WEATHER: Snow showers expected Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

    WEATHER: Snow showers expected Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

    (STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)  Ugh. Yeah. More snow… The forecast for this week is getting tiresome for the Chewelah area as there is three more days of snow predicted. Snow showers could come through the area on Tuesday (Feb. 19), Friday (Feb. 22) and Saturday (Feb. 23). Lows could dip as low as 11 degrees on […]

  • WSU Extension hosting course for owners of small family-scale forests

    WSU Extension hosting course for owners of small family-scale forests

    Led by WSU Extension and the Washington Department of Natural Resources, this Coached Planning course is aimed at owners of small-scale family forests 5-500 acres. Course participants can certify their forests, earn reduced property taxes and become eligible for cost-share assistance on practices such as thinning, pruning, slash disposal, reforestation and wildlife habitat improvement. Participants […]

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