Washington looks into changing DUI laws
Washington is looking into some changes to their DUI laws, including one change that would allow people to avoid a DUI by pulling over and napping in the passenger side of the vehicle. The bill of the DUI law changes passed the Senate Transportation Comittee Tuesday, and will go to a Senate vote. Along with this, the bill looks to extend the timeline for felony DUI provisions to the fourth conviction in 15 years, increasing it from 10 years back. Click here for the full story.
Washington utility eager to branch into H2 fuel production
An electric utility in north central Washington wants to branch out into hydrogen fuel production. It would be the first of a group of power companies in the Pacific Northwest to use their dams to make “renewable hydrogen.” The Douglas County Public Utility District operates Wells Dam on the Columbia River north of Wenatchee, Washington. The dam generates a lot of surplus electricity, especially during spring runoff. Click here for the full story.
Gess Kindergarten registration happening on April 24-25
Gess Elementary would like to invite all future kindergartners to register for the 2019-20 school year on April 24 & 25, from 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. at Gess Elementary. Kindergarten students attend all day, every day. The program provides time each day for a complete, well-rounded curriculum. The curriculum includes meeting state standards in reading, writing, math, and other content areas. Our staff strives to promote social/emotional growth through developmentally appropriate practices. Learning takes place in a fun, engaging and meaningful environment. Children must be five years old before September 1, 2019. It is necessary to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization record to registration. If you have any questions please call 685-6800 ext 84002.
Park Avenue Players presenting “Sylvia” in May
Well. It has finally happened. Park Avenue Players is finally going to the dogs. Chewelah PACA is happy to announce the spring play “Sylvia” by A. R. Gurney. Greg (Bill Barnes) and Kate (Deanna Barnes) have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park-or that has found him-bearing the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives. The play will be directed by Margee Richart and opens the 24 th of May for 2 weekends. Not only will an actor play the role of Sylvia (Bonnie Spencer), but it’s going to be a dog-themed production. Two of the shows will be a dinner show and we’ll be serving hot dogs and drinks as you watch the hilarious comedy. Steve Warner and Patricia West complete the fabulous cast. We are also joining with Becky Washington and her Becky’s Best Buddies Program. She’ll be advertising for us and giving away a few free tickets at her fundraising events on the 4 th and 18 th of May. During the month of May the Chewelah Center for the Arts will have on display dogs she is trying to find homes for. “Sylvia” runs 24, 25, 31, 1 June 2019 at 7 PM and 26 May and 2 June at 2 PM at the Chewelah Center for the Arts. Dinner shows are the 25th and 1 st and are $20 in advance and $22.50 at the door. Show only tickets are $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door. Set your calendars for the Month of May as one to not only support the arts and enjoy a great show, but to also help many of our local lonely
buddies. I’m talking about the dogs, not the actors.