Here are upcoming events for July 14-23
Chewelah got a fresh paint job along Highway 395 last month. Quite literally. The building on King and Park that served as the former Redline shop and once a gas station was sitting vacant before Mike Bellevue took it over and moved in his three businesses – Bellevue General Contractors Inc., Chewelah Painting and Chewelah Electric.
“It makes my job easier having everything close by,” Bellevue said. “It’s nice to have everything under one roof. We can have better communication between employees and things can run smoother.”
Bellevue moved over from the former Chewelah Chamber of Commerce building on King Ave., renting it from Frank Sety because he needed more space for his growing businesses.
“With growth comes space problems so it was a logistical move,” Bellevue said. “Frank has been great to work with as a landlord. He does a lot to support and help local businesses.” More
Midnight Run is no stranger to the great outdoors, having been all across Eastern Washington entertaining people with their brand of Rockin’ Blues and Rock. Started nine years ago by Brad Lago, the band spends plenty of time in the festival and fair circuit.
And naturally, if you want to get a look at them you can head to the 4th annual Area 36 Blues and Music Festival on July 14-16 set in beautiful grassy meadow west of Addy. Midnight Run and Wardell Henderson have worked closely with event organizers helping to put on the festival and also attracting good acts to come in and play.
It’s this commitment to local music that’s seen in where the band members are from and where they’ve played. Midnight Run has played at events like the Spokane International Fair, the Omak Stampede and Light up the Park in Chewelah. More
If you and your kiddos aren’t showing animals at the fair, there are still lots of great reasons to come down early.
The fun run is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, August 13, with the kiddie run immediately following. Children’s arts and crafts, which will include “marbalizing on paper,” face painting and hair braids are all scheduled to start at 10 a.m., along with a demonstration by Bradley’s Taekwondo of Chewelah, animal showing in the fair barn and Kiddie Bingo in the Grange Hall. Rachael and Emma Larsen, along with other local talent, will be performing on center stage and the finals for the 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take place …all this before noon.
The kiddie parade line-up will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will start with the main parade at 1 p.m. The VFW Color Guard will present the American Flag and Emma Larsen will start the parade by singing our National Anthem. More
Summertime means music festival time, and as local bands beat the heat on stages across the Northwest, the good folks at Area 36 invite blues lovers young and old to come enjoy the 4th annual Area 36 Blues and Music Festival on July 14-16. Set at 1270 Naff Rd. in a grassy meadow south of Colville, the festival features great local food, amazing bands from around the northwest, camping and a car show – all jam packed into a fun-filled weekend of family and friends. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the Shriners Children’s Hospital and the many great programs they offer.
For the fourth year in a row, Area 36 Blues and Musical Festival offers free camping and music while collecting donations for the Shriners Hospital for Children. The weekend includes a poker run on Saturday, July 16 (for info contact Cody at 509-936-2369), a kids workshop on Friday afternoon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., raffles, food and craft vendors and a steady lineup of great entertainment that begins Friday afternoon. The weekend benefit is made possible in part with help from the Colville Vinson Fund and Hotel Fund, and the Jerry Maestas ‘Sponsor a Youth’ organization and access development. More
The Chewelah P.D. responded to fifty incidents just during Chataqua. Twenty seven were related to traffic incidents that included a DUI that was processed by the WSP. Thanks again to WSP and the Sheriff’s Office for the extra help during our community event! Officers also responded this week to reports of dogs in the park; a disturbance at an apartment complex; a disturbance at the hospital; and a report of a runaway juvenile. A fraud complaint that was actually a civil issue; another disturbance at the hospital; and a disturbance at a local business. The number of disturbance calls this week was…disturbing. An officer responded to a juvenile problem; a few suspicious people were contacted; suspicious vehicles were checked; an incomplete 911 or two; theft calls; an alleged protection order violation; and a man reported an unwanted person at his apartment. The intoxicated suspect proved to be a slow learner and later returned to the area and was taken to jail for making threats. Officers investigated another disturbance at an apartment complex; helped out with Chataqua here and there; investigated another disturbance call shortly after the bars closed…; and a citizen reported that a stop sign had been knocked down. And last, but not least, Chewelah officers responded to back a Sheriff’s Deputy who found himself in an unexpected vehicle pursuit. The deputy was responding to a disturbance call (big surprise) when a vehicle in front of him began speeding up and passing cars… The suspect ditched his vehicle and ran into the timber near Deer Lake. The WSP requested K-9 units to track the suspect. The K-9’s responded from Spokane and quickly located the suspect, who made the decision to hide rather than surrender. Suffice to say that the large dogs, of German descent, ended up taking a bite out of crime and the suspect was carted off to jail after being cleared at the ER.
Pitt’s Pro-Tips: Jason Pitt PGA
As summer approaches it brings warmer temperatures and the occasional threat of lightning. Lightning safety is one of the biggest concerns for golf course operators. We want everyone to be safe as the threat of lightning in the area increases. The policy at CG&CC is to blow the air horn to warn golfers when lightning strikes twice within 3 miles of the course. However, each golfer has the right to discontinue play anytime they feel threatened by lightning, even if the air horn was not sounded.
The USGA recommends that golfers seek permanent shelter as soon as possible if they feel threatened. Permanent shelter would be considered the clubhouse, snack shack, etc. Areas to avoid when lightning is present are trees, low lying open areas and temporary shelters (i.e. tents). Please use good judgement when it comes to lightning safety and always remember you have the right to discontinue play anytime you feel threatened.
General Manager Report: John McGregor PGA LM
As we approach mid-season at the golf course it is in fantastic shape. Please check out our specials on www.chewelahgolf.com to take advantage of your local course. The twilight rates are in effect now seven days a week and the long summer days make this one the best values out there for a round of golf.
The new pickleball courts are almost ready for play and the public is welcome. Pickleball is for all ages and is one of the fastest growing racquet sports in the U.S. today. Look for the grand opening dates in the near future.
To accommodate the long summer days, the Rusty Putter Bar & Grill has expanded hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Come and enjoy the outdoor patio.
August will be a busy month at the golf course. It is National Golf Month and there will be promotional events throughout the month.
We support Junior Golf. All golfers under age 17 play free Wednesday afternoons and all day Sunday with a paying adult.
R&R at the golf course in July. If you are interested in a quick round of golf after work then our Original 9 hole course is perfect! With daylight until 8 p.m., you can get a round in and still have time to stop by the Rusty Putter Bar & Grill to wind down. Give the Pro-shop a call to set up a tee time.
-Submitted by the Chewelah Golf & Country Club
The Chewelah Chataqua Challenge 5K and 10K races will be happening again this year. There are fantastic trophies designed by David Govedere for first place male and female winners of each race and medals and ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in 9 different categories. The date is Saturday, July 9 at 7 a.m. If you need a registration you can print one off at http:// www.chewelahchataqua.com After opening the page, click on Other Events in the lower right hand corner then go down to Chataqua Fun Run and there will be a link for the application.
You can also pick up a paper copy at Valley Drug. This is a great event to keep you on track to better health and enjoy scenic Chewelah. Make it even more fun by inviting a friend. Hope to see you at the race. If you have any questions, call Denise Smith at 935-6340 or 936-0299.
-Submitted by Community Celebrations
Justin Lester wants to give back and he’s already well on his way to doing that. The recent Jenkins High School graduate is going into the ROTC program at Central Washington University after earning a three-year scholarship that will pay for his college tuition after his freshman year of school.
“I’ve always felt interested in the military as a career path,” Lester said. “My mother always told me that happiness is found in giving not taking. In the community I’ve grown up in, I’ve seen people do this lots of times.” More