NE WASHINGTON WEEKEND IN REVIEW: Chewelah says goodbye to seniors, Gonzaga wins big, US adds 225K jobs
Here are some news stories that happened in the area, state and country over the weekend…
US Economy adds 225K jobs
Hiring jumped last month as U.S. employers added a robust 225,000 jobs, bolstering an economy that faces threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing trade war and struggles at Boeing. The Labor Department also said Friday that a half-million people streamed into the job market in January, though not all of them found jobs. That influx meant that more people were counted as unemployed, and it boosted the jobless rate to 3.6% from a half-century low of 3.5% in December. The government’s monthly jobs report signaled that businesses remain confident enough to keep hiring, with the pace of job growth accelerating from a year ago. Solid consumer spending is offsetting drags from the trade war and declining business investment.
Gonzaga defeats Saint Mary’s 90-60 in big WCC Conference win
The Gonzaga Bulldogs did not require the wild come-from-behind finish that featured in the evening’s earlier rivalry matchup played on the opposite side of the country, as they led wire-to-wire in a dominant 90-60 victory over the Saint Mary’s Gaels. Drew Timme impressed again with another standout performance as the freshman forward produced a career high 20 points (7-8 FG, 6-6 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds in the midst of a phenomenal stretch of basketball. Gonzaga’s frontcourt throttled an overmatched SMC defense, with Killian Tillie marking his return from an ankle sprain with 19 points and Filip Petrusev picking up a double-double of his own with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Click here for the full story.
WDFW releases options for changes in Cougar hunting management
WDFW releases latest monthly wolf report
You can read the wolf report here.
-FEBRUARY 11: Melanie Davis with Dreamswept Farm speaking at Colville Chamber Luncheon at Colville Eagles, 12-1 p.m.
FEBRUARY 12: Northeast Washington Genealogy Society Meeting
The next Northeast Washington Genealogy Society meeting will be held on Feb 12, 2020. All visitors are invited to join us for NeWGS monthly presentations that are designed to increase your research skills. Meetings are held from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the lower level meeting room of the LDS Church. Located on Juniper Street in Colville, the church is just one block east of South Main Restaurant. Please use the entry at the back of the building.
-FEBRUARY 12: Stevens County Democrats Meeting at Stevens County Democrats Office in Chewelah, 6:30 p.m.
FEBRUARY 12: Libraries of Stevens County BOT Work Session
The Libraries of Stevens County Board of Trustees will hold a conference call work session on Wednesday, February 12th, 9 a.m. Arrangements to provide reasonable accommodations or an interpreter will be made upon receiving forty-eight (48) hours advance notice. For further information, or how to join the conference call, please phone the Library Districts Admin Office 509-233-9621.
-FEBRUARY 13: Coffee and Conversation with Chewelah Schools superintendent and district staff about new capital levy. 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Chewelah School District Office.
FEBRUARY 13: Winter Spinning Guild at Chewelah Public Library
The Winter Spinning Guild will be meeting from 3-6 p.m. Join shepherd Dean Hyden and local fiber arts enthusiasts for an opportunity to learn, collaborate and discover wool projects together. All experience levels are welcome!