Dear Editor, Over the past couple decades the City of Chewelah has subsidized the Chewelah Golf and Country Club (CG&CC), according to my calculations, in an amount well over one million dollars. This can all be documented in the public records if you care to dig deep enough. The subsidies come in the form of […]
Editor, Although Chewelah may be entrenched in the “good ol’ boys club,” I still have hope that decisions can be made in the best interest of our community. In the interest of transparency and community deference, I recommend a wage reduction for the mayor and the city administrator. The money saved could be applied toward […]
Editor, I see this picture on the front page of the paper, a picture of the high school track with a ditch across the track. All you are looking for is sympathy so that the district can run the levy again to get money to fix it. What is wrong with people, we the voters […]
Chewelah’s Mat Cat wrestling club participated in their first tournament of the season last Saturday, March 3 at Jenkins High School in Chewelah. Over 300 wrestlers from the region competed at the event. Full stats will appear in next week’s edition of The Independent. Next up for the grapplers is a tournament at Kettle […]
In This Photo: Chewelah Lady Golfer Vice President Carol Monasmith presents a $500 donation to Gary McNiel for the Chewelah Food Bank. Photo By Linda Johnson
Tri-County Senior Nutrition, a program of Rural Resources Community Action, is participating in the national 2012 March For Meals campaign. “March For Meals” is a national public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to local senior meal programs throughout the United States. It highlights the continuing importance of meal programs and the growing need for […]
Wes McCart has announced his candidacy for the open Stevens County Commissioner seat in District 1. McCart, as a businessman and farmer, recognizes the need to expand our economic base, grow our local economy, support good living wages, protect private property rights, and get government bureaucrats out of the way. McCart stated “listening to the […]
Malcolm Friedman is pleased to announce his bid for re-election to the Board of Stevens County Commissioners, District 3. He has lived in Stevens County for 56 years and has been County Commissioner since 2001. He currently serves on the boards of Tri-County Economic Development District, Rural Resources Community Action, North Central Washington Regional Support […]
It’s that time of year again, March Madness and theatrical events at JHS! Epic Proportions Long ago…in a galaxy far, far away…there lived a tale…of Epic Proportions. The Jenkins High School Theatre Department proudly presents Larry Coen and David Crane’s Epic Proportions comedy. Set in the 1930s, Epic Proportions tells the story of two brothers, […]
Gess Principal Jerry Pugh said a Canadian hockey team and the Gators have at least one thing in common and that is reading. Gess invited the Selkirk College hockey team from Castlegar, B.C. to read to the students during Read Across America Day on Friday, March 2 in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. This is […]
Welcome to the new website for The Independent. This site is designed to give readers a taste of the information that is available in our weekly print edition. A website also gives the staff of The Independent an opportunity to provide information and features that is just not possible in the newspaper. For example, current […]
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Tri County Economic Development District (TEDD) and its partners are launching a strategic planning process for regional economic development beginning Thursday, March 15.The effort is being funded with a grant from the US Department of Agriculture-Rural Development’s Stronger Economies Together program. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the capacity of communities in rural […]