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Chewelah golf course open for business

Despite near historic snow in February and lower than average temperatures in the early spring, the Chewelah Golf Course opened on the same day it did last year: April 13. “It has been within a few days in the previous four years,” Golf Operations Manager Jason Pitt said. “We always strive for April 1, but weather dictates the official opening day.” In the 20 years Pitt has been at the golf course, it has opened as early at March 17 and as late as April 28.Click here for the full story.

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  • BASEBALL: Selkirk rips Republic for a pair of wins

    BASEBALL: Selkirk rips Republic for a pair of wins

    (STAFF REPORT/Chewelah Independent)  Link strikes out eight Republic batters… Selkirk was clicking on all cylinders Tueday when they took on Republic for a road doubleheader securing a pair of double-digit wins 16-0 and 18-3. Jay Link was nearly a one-man show in the first game when he struck out eight Republic batters and gave up […]

  • Palmer heading to archery nationals

    Palmer heading to archery nationals

    (PRESS RELEASE/Paideia Senior High School) Congratulations to Paideia Senior Sam Palmer who earned the title of State Champion at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Bullseye Tournament on March 9. Sam competed against 70 other high school boys, and shot a 287/300. This represented an improvement of 21 points over last year’s […]

  • SOFTBALL: Cougars split against 1A power Lakeside

    SOFTBALL: Cougars split against 1A power Lakeside

    (BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) Cougars notch 23 hits against state power Lakeside… Lakeside is no stranger to success at the State 1A Softball Tournament and their 10-2 record showed that coming into a doubleheader against 2B Chewelah on Tuesday. But then again, the team is probably thrilled they don’t have to face the bat of Baylee […]

  • District recognizes staff members at meeting

    District recognizes staff members at meeting

    (COLIN HAFFNER/Chewelah Independent) NEW BUSINESS: Board members talk about continued budget work with minimal disruptions… Superintendent Rich McFarland made a pair of staff recognitions at the most recent school board meeting on April 17. McFarland first acknowledged Jennifer Mott, an assistant at Gess Elementary. Mott was commended for her hard work, support and dedication in carrying […]

  • 49 Degrees Ski Resort sold

    49 Degrees Ski Resort sold

    (BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) SILVER LINING IN SALE: Ownership of Silver Mountain Resort in Idaho acquires 49 Degrees North Speculation about the sale of 49 Degrees North has swirled around town for weeks, and on Monday, the ski resort announced a change in ownership. The Chewelah-based ski resort was acquired by the related ownership of Silver […]

  • Personal objection will no longer exempt children from school vaccinations

    Personal objection will no longer exempt children from school vaccinations

    (EMMA EPPERLY/Chewelah Independent) Lawmakers aim to improve “herd immunity” in Washington state… The Washington House of Representatives concurred with Senate amendments on Tuesday that remove the personal exemption to the measles vaccine and send the legislation to Gov. Jay Inslee, who is expected to sign the bill into law. In the House concurrence floor vote, […]

  • BASEBALL: Cougars roar past Cardinals

    BASEBALL: Cougars roar past Cardinals

    (COLIN HAFFNER/Chewelah Independent) Chewelah gets strong bats from Jake George and Carl Oman… Chewelah put up a four-spot to open up their Monday game with Medical Lake, setting the tone for the rest of the day when the hitters were clicking and the pitchers were dishing en route to a 11-4 win. It was the […]

  • LAST WEEK IN HISTORY: American Revolution started on April 19, 1775

    LAST WEEK IN HISTORY: American Revolution started on April 19, 1775

    (STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) The American Revolution started on April 19, 1775. With tensions rising between American colonies and the British government over a variety of issues, the colonists in Massachusetts kicked off the revolution this week in 1775. On April 19, at about 5 a.m., 700 British troops attempting to capture revolutionary leaders in Lexington […]

  • 49 Degrees North now under new ownership

    49 Degrees North now under new ownership

    (PRESS RELEASE/49 Degrees North) 49 Degrees North acquired on April 19… 49° North Mountain Resort located on Chewelah Mountain in Northeast Washington is proud to announce a change in ownership. For the last 85 years, Chewelah Mountain and 49° North has had several generations of long-term owners and managers. On April 19, 2019 the next […]

WEEK IN REVIEW

Here is this week’s Chewelah Independent and KCHW “Week in Review” where we talk about retail sales down in Chewelah, loss of jobs in Washington and a car accident on Sunday.

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Disagreement emerges at council parking forum

What was scheduled to be the final public forum to discuss downtown parking and pedestrian options at last Wednesday’s city council meeting turned to disagreement about the long-term vision and an extended timeline to make a decision. Click here for the full story.

LOCAL SPORTS

  • BASEBALL: Selkirk rips Republic for a pair of wins

    BASEBALL: Selkirk rips Republic for a pair of wins

    (STAFF REPORT/Chewelah Independent)  Link strikes out eight Republic batters… Selkirk was clicking on all cylinders Tueday when they took on Republic for a road doubleheader securing a pair of double-digit wins 16-0 and 18-3. Jay Link was nearly a one-man show in the first game when he struck out eight Republic batters and gave up […]

  • SOFTBALL: Cougars split against 1A power Lakeside

    SOFTBALL: Cougars split against 1A power Lakeside

    (BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) Cougars notch 23 hits against state power Lakeside… Lakeside is no stranger to success at the State 1A Softball Tournament and their 10-2 record showed that coming into a doubleheader against 2B Chewelah on Tuesday. But then again, the team is probably thrilled they don’t have to face the bat of Baylee […]

  • BASEBALL: Cougars roar past Cardinals

    BASEBALL: Cougars roar past Cardinals

    (COLIN HAFFNER/Chewelah Independent) Chewelah gets strong bats from Jake George and Carl Oman… Chewelah put up a four-spot to open up their Monday game with Medical Lake, setting the tone for the rest of the day when the hitters were clicking and the pitchers were dishing en route to a 11-4 win. It was the […]

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Kirry wins three events at Prosser Invite

    TRACK AND FIELD: Kirry wins three events at Prosser Invite

    (BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) Cougars will bring several top-10 athletes into postseason, it appears… Lilly Kirry is one of the best hurdlers in the country and it showed at the Prosser Invite over the weekend. Kirry won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.09 and won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 46.31. Kirry also […]

  • SOFTBALL: Chewelah softball collects extra-base hits instead of Easter eggs

    SOFTBALL: Chewelah softball collects extra-base hits instead of Easter eggs

    (BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) Carpenter, Koler and Sobosky quickly forming the “Bash Bros.” of 2B softball… Leah Carpenter did a little bit of everything on Saturday against Wilbur Creston. From pitching a shutout to notching five hits and smacking three extra-base hits, the junior was a force for the Cougars who swept their NE 2B North […]

  • MOUND VISIT MONDAYS: Jake Jeanneret, Sam Triplett power Cougs to doubleheader sweep over Springdale

    MOUND VISIT MONDAYS: Jake Jeanneret, Sam Triplett power Cougs to doubleheader sweep over Springdale

    (BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) Jeanneret strikes out 12, Triplett notches six K’s… The aces of Chewelah’s baseball team are most decidedly Justin Rollis and Andrew Sweat. However the team has even more arms to throw around. The Cougars put Jake Jeanneret and Sam Triplett in the rotation for their league doubleheader against Springdale last Thursday and […]

  • CHEWELAH TENNIS: Swinging Away

    CHEWELAH TENNIS: Swinging Away

    (GENO LUDWIG/Chewelah Independent) CLAWS ARE OUT: Chewelah tennis continues to bull their way through league… The Cougar tennis teams got in two league matches last week in spite of the rain, overpowering Reardan and Davenport in both the boys and girls divisions to remain undefeated this season. Chewelah got its fourth sweep of the season […]

  • Chewelah golf course open for business

    Chewelah golf course open for business

    (BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) A PLACE FOR ALL SEASONS: Chewelah Golf Course opens for public golfing… Despite near historic snow in February and lower than average temperatures in the early spring, the Chewelah Golf Course opened on the same day it did last year: April 13. “It has been within a few days in the previous […]

  • CHEWELAH GOLF: Arnold finishes second in Colville

    CHEWELAH GOLF: Arnold finishes second in Colville

    (GENO LUDWIG/Chewelah Independent) Chewelah’s girls had their first golf outing of the season on Tuesday, April 9, up in Colville with Inchelium hosting a nine-hole match to start the league season. Avery Arnold finished second overall on the leader board with a score of 45. Jayci Earl shot 54, Tessa DeTillion had a 58, Brooklyn […]

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Cougs fall in matchup of undefeateds

    SOFTBALL: Lady Cougs fall in matchup of undefeateds

    (GENO LUDWIG/Chewelah Independent) IMPRESSIVE START: Chewelah softball looking strong in late start to 2B spring season… Two top-tier undefeated softball teams faced-off down in Colbert last Friday afternoon to determine which would stand alone at the top of the Northeast 2B League’s northern division. Chewelah went into the game with a 4-0 record. Northwest Christian was […]

FIRST THURSDAY

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

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COMMUNITY NEWS FEATURES

  • Palmer heading to archery nationals

    Palmer heading to archery nationals

    (PRESS RELEASE/Paideia Senior High School) Congratulations to Paideia Senior Sam Palmer who earned the title of State Champion at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Bullseye Tournament on March 9. Sam competed against 70 other high school boys, and shot a 287/300. This represented an improvement of 21 points over last year’s […]

  • District recognizes staff members at meeting

    District recognizes staff members at meeting

    (COLIN HAFFNER/Chewelah Independent) NEW BUSINESS: Board members talk about continued budget work with minimal disruptions… Superintendent Rich McFarland made a pair of staff recognitions at the most recent school board meeting on April 17. McFarland first acknowledged Jennifer Mott, an assistant at Gess Elementary. Mott was commended for her hard work, support and dedication in carrying […]

  • 49 Degrees Ski Resort sold

    49 Degrees Ski Resort sold

    (BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) SILVER LINING IN SALE: Ownership of Silver Mountain Resort in Idaho acquires 49 Degrees North Speculation about the sale of 49 Degrees North has swirled around town for weeks, and on Monday, the ski resort announced a change in ownership. The Chewelah-based ski resort was acquired by the related ownership of Silver […]

  • LAST WEEK IN HISTORY: American Revolution started on April 19, 1775

    LAST WEEK IN HISTORY: American Revolution started on April 19, 1775

    (STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) The American Revolution started on April 19, 1775. With tensions rising between American colonies and the British government over a variety of issues, the colonists in Massachusetts kicked off the revolution this week in 1775. On April 19, at about 5 a.m., 700 British troops attempting to capture revolutionary leaders in Lexington […]

  • 49 Degrees North now under new ownership

    49 Degrees North now under new ownership

    (PRESS RELEASE/49 Degrees North) 49 Degrees North acquired on April 19… 49° North Mountain Resort located on Chewelah Mountain in Northeast Washington is proud to announce a change in ownership. For the last 85 years, Chewelah Mountain and 49° North has had several generations of long-term owners and managers. On April 19, 2019 the next […]

  • UPCOMING EVENT: Comedy Show on April 26 at Chewelah Center for the Performing Arts

    UPCOMING EVENT: Comedy Show on April 26 at Chewelah Center for the Performing Arts

    (PRESS RELEASE/Nothing to Lose Productions) It has been said that laughter is the best medicine. Research has shown that laughing gives a boost to your immune system, lowers stress, decreases pain, helps prevent heart disease and burns calories. Of course, the social benefits of laughter could possibly be the answer to world peace or even […]

  • THE LEAD: Inland Northwest’s last Pearl Harbor attack survivor passes away

    THE LEAD: Inland Northwest’s last Pearl Harbor attack survivor passes away

    Inland Northwest’s last Pearl Harbor attack survivor passes away Coeur d’Alene’s Ray Garland, the Inland Northwest’s last survivor of the Pearl Harbor that sparked World War II, passed away Thursday at age 96. Garland was part of the Lilac City Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, which had 125 members in the mid-90s and […]

  • Student arrested at Colville Junior High School for having stolen firearm

    Student arrested at Colville Junior High School for having stolen firearm

    (STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) According to reports by KREM, a student was arrested with a gun at Colville Junior High School on Friday at 12:25 p.m. by Colville Police. The student was a male and had put the gun in his locker. The staff found out when another student told them about the issue. The student […]

  • School district answers questions raised at  community meeting

    School district answers questions raised at community meeting

    The Chewelah School District board and administration held a community forum on March 27 to discuss the financial state of the district and upcoming budget cuts. The following are questions submitted by attendees during and after the meeting, along with answers from the administration:

  • CHEWELAH CUB SCOUTS: Off to the races

    CHEWELAH CUB SCOUTS: Off to the races

    (KELLIE TRUDEAU/Chewelah Independent) PINEWOOD DERBY MADNESS: Local Cub Scout Pack breaks out their fastest racers for March 28 event… It was a fun evening for Chewelah Cub Scout Pack 998 as 12 scouts competed in the Pinewood Derby on March 28 at Gess Elementary to see who had the fastest downhill racer. Kellan Landers (third […]

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