(K.S. BROOKS/Chewelah Independent) Chewelah officers can use Narcan to save lives of people experiencing a drug overdose… Opioid overdoses have reached epidemic proportions in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Chewelah Police Officers will now be carrying Narcan to help combat it. Molly Corvino, Community Health Specialist […]
SNOWPOCALYPSE: West side of Washington has snowiest February in 70 years, east side also gets blasted
School closures hit Chewelah, other Stevens County schools… While snow is nothing new to NE Washington where residents wear their winters like a badge of honor, last weekend’s winter storm was rare in its scope — encapsulating the entire State of Washington — and ferocity — blanketing the west side with its highest totals since […]
Chewelah Valley Land Trust looking to purchase well-used Hancock land for outdoor recreation… A sizeable slice of land owned by Hancock Timber Management near the Chewelah Golf Course could become a slice of heaven for local residents as a local community effort is underway to purchase the land for a “community forest of sorts” to […]
Opposition of gun law sparks lawsuits in Washington state… The state attorney general has stepped in with a warning to more than half the state’s county law enforcement officials who say they refuse to fully enforce the gun control measures voters approved in November. Police chiefs and sheriffs will be held liable if they refuse […]
Smith and Fitzgerald lead Cougs to victory… Chewelah stifled the Tekoa-Rosalia offense for most of their loser-out game in the Girls NEA District 7 2B tournament Monday en route to an easy 43-23 victory to move on to the next round.
Cougars now two wins away from the regional basketball tournament… Chewelah knocked off Kettle Falls in a loser-out game to stay alive in the NEA District 7 2B tournament on Monday. The Cougars pulled things together in the second half to get the win 60-46. Chewelah had previously fell to Kettle Falls in two regular […]
Three more inches expected today around Chewelah… Well, THAT was a snow storm last night. Chewelah was pelted with probably its biggest overnight snow accumulation of the winter, with six inches falling in town and more falling in the higher areas around the city limits. Throughout Tuesday about three more inches are expected to fall […]
Rumann is a nuclear mechanic… NORFOLK, Va. – Navy Machinist’s Mate (Nuclear) 1st Class Bradley Rumann, (right), a Loon Lake, Washington, native, was selected as 2018 Sailor of the Year serving aboard USS Columbus (SSN 762). Sailors that show outstanding initiative and commitment to the Navy’s mission and teamwork are selected as Sailor of the […]
EWU All-American QB Gubrub approved for transfer to WSU… Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrub had his medical redshirt approved by the NCAA and he will transfer to WSU to try for the starting QB spot. Gubrub earned his bachelor’s degree from EWU last fall and will enroll in graduate courses this week. Gubrub is an […]
US-backed forces close in on last ISIS stronghold in Syria… Once a major territory holder in the Middle East, the noose continues to tighten around ISIS. Fighting Monday in Syria saw U.S.-backed Syrian forces besiege the last ISIS foothold in the eastern part of the country. ISIS is holding just under two square miles of […]
Winter Storm Watch issued for Tuesday… This weekend’s snow storm was just the beginning as Washington is expecting another big storm. The National Weather Service has issues a Winter Storm Watch ending on Tuesday night, with a system that could bring six to twelve inches to the Spokane area along with five to ten inches […]
Washington covered in snow from weekend weather storm… With up to six inches of snow falling in the Seattle area and nearly a foot dropping in the central part of the state, Washington is in the grips of a massive, and impressive winter story. For an area known for getting snow, NE Washington got off […]
Inslee urges people to stay off roads… Gov. Jay Inslee today declared a statewide state of emergency in preparation for a winter storm expected to move through the Pacific Northwest later today and throughout the weekend. “Everyone in our state needs to focus on preparing for the snow and staying safe,” Inslee said. “Weather forecasters predict this may be a storm unlike […]
Franks leads Cougars with 16 points… A 34-5 run by Liberty in the third quarter lifted the squad past Chewelah 74-43 in the District 7 2B Boys Basketball Tournament semifinals at West Valley HS on Thursday. Nicholas Franks led the Cougars with 16 points.
Lady Cougars fall in district quarterfinals… A 20-4 run in the second quarter sprung Liberty to a 50-27 victory over Chewelah in the District 7 2B girls basketball tournament quarterfinals. Alyssa Fitzgerald and Kennedy Robison each had nine points apiece for the Cougars.
Chewelah Center for the Arts bringing in the Brits… “The British are coming! The British are coming!” so cried the famous Paul Revere on the evening of April 18, 1775, warning the colonist that troops were marching into the countryside northwest of Boston. The rest is history so they say. Fast forward to Friday, February […]