(By Tom Purcell/Tom Purcell is a nationally syndicated humor columnist. Send your comments to Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com) “Help!” said the fellow, surrounded by a pile of papers. “I don’t think I’m going to make it through this 1040 tax form.” “Why is that?” I said. “The 2016 tax extension I filed is due by Oct. […]
(By Brandon Hansen/Managing Editor of the Chewelah Independent) I was finally able to carry out the longtime tradition that every Chewelan does come September every year. I put on a jacket. Yes! Fall is nigh – we think – and temperatures are now switching from sweltering to shivering. Considering the amount of smoke and rainless […]
Here are Stevens County District Court Records for Sept. 21, 2017.
Here are Superior Court Records from Stevens County for Sept. 21, 2017.
(By Dana Bowers/Stevens County Conservation District) During smoky summers, we are inundated with reminders that our forest resources need careful care and management. It’s for this purpose that the Big Tree Contest got its start in 2004 as an incentive based approach to forestry education. Youth spend their summer caring for seedlings, making posters, and […]
(By WA Dept. of Commerce) Grants from $24,000 to $750,000 will fund vital local projects throughout the state… The Washington State Department of Commerce announced that 23 cities and counties will receive a total of more than $10 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for 2017. More than two dozen projects were selected from […]
(By Geno Ludwig/Chewelah Independent) Chewelah wins first league game of the year… It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Charles Dickens must have written those famous lines about last week’s Chewelah volleyball games. The Lady Cougars destroyed Deer Park on Tuesday night in four sets. However, on Thursday, they were […]
(By Geno Ludwig/Chewelah Independent) Cougar runners go to CDA for first invitational of the year… With the smoke somewhat cleared, the Chewelah cross-country runners finally got an opportunity to compete last Saturday at the Coeur d’Alene Invitational meet held at Hayden Canyon. Since it was their first event of the season, the Cougars did not […]
(By Washington DNR/Press Release) Other outdoor burning still prohibited due to continuing high fire danger… With rain and cooler temperatures easing fire danger across Washington, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is lifting restrictions on recreational campfires. Effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, campfires will be allowed in approved fire pits in designated […]
(By Washington Department of Health) Rabies found in twelve bats… Twelve bats found in public parks and private homes across Washington have tested positive for rabies since August 1. While health officials test for and find rabid bats every year – typically during summer months – the August numbers are the highest in a decade, […]
(By Sarah English/Chewelah Independent) The Independent brings an exclusive take on WSU Football to Chewelah after home games on the Palouse JHS grad received almost $20,000 in scholarships… Caleb Wiebe has received almost $20,000 in scholarships to attend Washington State University. This funding is making it possible for him to be in the first graduating […]
(By Staff Reports) The game of the week was Colville-Deer Park and the Indians came away with the 34-7 NEA League victory. Since both the Stags and Indians are favored in the league this year, this gives them the inside track for the league championship. Lakeside also improved to 2-0 on the year.
(By Geno Ludwig/Chewelah Independent) The running dozen hope to compete in strong NEA League… The Chewelah Cougars will open their 2017 cross-country season this Saturday at the Farragut Invitation Meet in Idaho, hosted by Timberlake High School. This has traditionally been a punishing race with lots of steep uphill climbs, so it will give the […]
(By Staff Reports) The National Weather Service is warning northern Washington and the Idaho Panhandle about colder tempretures tonight. With the arrival of a colder air mass, high pressure will build over the region with light winds overnight. This will cause tempretures to tumble well into the 30s and many areas will experience the first […]
(By Staff Reports) Chalmers notches four kills and seven assists… Undefeated Lakeside continued their early season romp, downing Chewelah 25-8, 25-9, 25-16 in NEA League action on Thursday night. Elizabeth Chalmers, Skyla Tunison and Krislyn Koler each had four kills, while Chalmers added seven assists. Jaelynn Skok notched nine digs as well. The loss snapped […]
(By Sarah English/For The Independent) Ed Broberg studies up before WSU games… Ed Broberg has been a working photographer for 43 years and he still feels the buzz when he goes into a stadium. Photographing the Washington State University Cougars’ home football games for The Independent in front of 35,000 fans each week can release […]