Here is our “Pet of the Day” sent to us by Colby Dollar. If you have a pet of the day, send it to email@example.com. PET OF THE DAY: Colby Dollar said her name is Yeti, she is a GyrXLanner Falcon and she is three-years old and her favorite activity is killing birds and cat-sized […]
(PRESS RELEASE/Colville National Forest) Free personal use firewood authorizations will be available at the Colville National Forest offices using a self-service procedure or by mail starting April 1. Self-service stations will be set up during business hours in an area accessible to the public (typically outside the visitor entrance door). This will allow CNF staff […]
(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) The Washington Department of Health released a statement yesterday explaining why they are having some issues trying to report COVID-19 coronavirus numbers on a daily basis. According to the DOH, the Washington Disease Reporting System (WDRS) is used to report notifiable conditions, but outside of a pandemic, only positive results would be […]
Here is a list of local Chewelah businesses still offering take out services to customers, this was a list generously compiled by community member Janessa Graves.
Partners in Health has come up with this list to help deal with the anxiety and stress of a pandemic. Here are some things you can do to have a better mindset during this period of social distancing and shut down.
NE WASHINGTON WEEKEND IN REVIEW: Trump extends social distancing guidelines until April 30, Joe Diffie dies and Idaho biologists county 50+ mountain goats in Selkirks
(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) NATIONAL NEWS Trump announces extending distancing guidelines until April 30 President Donald Trump announced Sunday that he’s extending his administration’s guidelines on social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak until April 30. Click here for the full story.
Here is the weather forecast for the Chewelah area this week…
(BRANDON HANSEN/Managing Editor) With the “Stay at Home” order and everybody trying to figure out how to grapple with this temporary way of quarantine life, I’ve decided to start putting together a blog, talking about the oddities of coronavirus living. From different fashions, to habits, to the cracked dry hands we all have now from […]
(CAMERON SHEPPARD/WNPA) State officials say they had to be “creative,” to obtain protective equipment in global demand… Millions of N-95 masks and other types of personal protective equipment are being delivered to Washington State as public health and emergency response officials scramble to obtain the equipment needed to respond to the growing COVID-19 outbreak. Jerrod […]
(JACKSON GARDNER/Chronline.com) Washington State Patrol report says suspect intentionally struck trooper, fled scene… Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste announced the agency’s 30th line-of-duty death since its inception — Justin R. Schaffer, 28, badge No. 646 — Tuesday night at a press conference. He is the son of Chehalis Police Chief Glenn Schaffer. He is […]
(PRESS RELEASE/WDFW) Wolf Advisory Group meeting will be online and begins on March 31… The next Wolf Advisory Group (WAG) meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., and Wednesday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. A meeting agenda has been posted to the Wolf Advisory Group page. Although this will be a […]
(ERIC ROSANE/For The Independent) A new report released Thursday by the Washington State Employment Security Department shows the state is experiencing a dramatic increase in unemployment insurance claims as the fallout over the spread of COVID-19 unfolds. ESD recorded 133,464 new claims statewide during the week of March 15 through March 21, according to a […]
(PRESS RELEASE/WDFW) WDFW closes recreational fisheries statewide in wake of governor’s order to ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ in response to COVID-19… The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today announced its decision to temporarily close recreational fishing and shellfishing statewide in the wake of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s order directing Washingtonians to stay home […]
(RICK BANNAN/For The Independent) Essential businesses including health care, groceries, gas stations and many others permitted to stay open… Washington state has joined a number of other states across the country with Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order prohibiting many businesses and all gatherings for at least two weeks. Inslee […]
(PRESS RELEASE/Washington State Parks) Day use areas and trails remain open… On March 22, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission(Parks), Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Department of Natural Resources(DNR) announced the closure of all state campgrounds across Washington to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Campgrounds will remain closed through April […]
(PRESS RELEASE/Hewes Marine Company) Colville factory closed down on Marc 20 and plans to resume production on April 20… Due to the ongoing and increasing risk of infection by the COVID‐19 virus around the state of Washington, the ownership and management of Hewes Marine Company (HMC) has made the decision to temporarily shut down production […]