(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) Change comes as primary in Washington moved up to March… The Democratic Party in Washington announced on Sunday that it will use the state’s primary election to allocate presidential delegates instead of the caucus system. Instead of Democrats having to turn out at their local precinct for a caucus vote, the party […]
(PRESS RELEASE/National Parks Service) Rolling Site Closures Will Impact Summer Visitors at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area… Beginning July 8, 2019 the Federal Highway Administration, in conjunction with the National Park Service, will be resurfacing and restriping all National Park Service managed asphalt surfaces within the boundaries of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. This includes, […]
THE LEAD: Wolfpack now living in Western Washington, Senate passes amended operating budget for Washington
(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) Wolfpack now living in Western Washington Earlier this year, Seventh Legislative District representative Joel Kretz sponsored a bill to reintroduce wolves onto Bainbridge Island as a joke, showcasing the local view that westsiders would change their tune if they had to deal with wolves themselves. Now, Kretz might be getting his wish […]
(EMMA EPPERLY/WNPA Olympia Bureau) More than half of expenditures to go to K-12 education… The state Senate passed an amended version of the operating budget totalling $52.5 billion for the next biennium with 31 in favor and 17 opposed. With more than 40 amendments discussed on the floor, debate over the operating budget took longer […]
(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) Oculus Rift technology finds its way to Chewelah… From the summit of Everest, the tallest buildings in Gotham City, the International Space Station or a tour of the White House – the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality systems Stevens County Libraries currently has is giving people an experience like none other. Thanks to […]
(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) Breeding pair living near town of Marblemount… Earlier this year, Seventh Legislative District representative Joel Kretz sponsored a bill to reintroduce wolves onto Bainbridge Island as a joke, showcasing the local view that westsiders would change their tune if they had to deal with wolves themselves. Now, Kretz might be getting his […]
(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) Spring is considered the season for parvo, which can be a life threatening disease for both puppies and dogs. Recently in Spokane, five puppies that were adopted at the Northwest Pet Expo over the weekend were diagnosed with parvo. While none of the puppies have died, the Northwest Pet Expo had hundreds […]
Here are Letters to the Editor for April 4, 2019.
Submitted by the Board of Stevens County Commissioners Wes McCart, Chair Steve Parker, Vice Chair Don Dashiell Many public reports have been made over recent weeks regarding the decisions we, as County Commissioners, have made in the utilization of our Homeless fund. The most recent was the final report issued by the State Auditor’s office. […]
(BRANDON HANSEN/Managing Editor of the Chewelah Independent) KOMO recently came out with a striking documentary called “Seattle is Dying” which highlights the homeless and drug issues that city is currently facing. It didn’t take long for the Spokesman-Review to bring out their own “dying” article since the Lilac City has definitely had its fair share […]
(TIM RASMUSSEN/Stevens County Prosecutor) A Declaratory Judgement action is a particular kind of lawsuit in which one party asks the court to make a legal determination regarding a particular aspect of the situation. It is usually at the beginning of a case but can be where the facts are not disputed. It is used to […]
Between the Rivers Gathering is a week-long workshop for learning skills that originated in the stone-age all the way up to modern homesteading. The event is May 27-June 1 in Valley and will have a multitude of instructors offering a broad range of classes all week long. For more information, go to www.betweentheriversgathering.com.
Chewelah resident and a chef of sorts. Here is one of her favorite recipes…
On Tuesday, Chewelah Mayor Dorothy Knauss and City Administrator Mike Frizzell stopped by KCHW studios to give their quarterly updates on the city. STATE NEWS 70 percent of people who die in Washington and Oregon jails are still innocent by law In 2017, Chelan County police arrested Iraq war vet Jeremy Lavenderafter he was accused […]
(BRANDON HANSEN/Eastside Commentor is a satirical column written by the state’s worst columnist who just so happens to be the managing editor of the Chewelah Independent. Again, this is satire, this isn’t intended to be serious) Seattle and Spokane are dead, according to the media, is Stevens County next? With KOMO’s groundbreaking one-hour documentary on […]