NE WASHINGTON WEEKEND IN REVIEW: Chewelah wrestlers place second at regionals, Spokane job growth best in history and the Zags win
Here are some things that happened over the weekend in our area, state and nation…
Chewelah places second at regionals, sending many to Tacoma
Congrats to the Chewelah Wrestling Team which took second at regionals. Kaden Krouse, Justyce Acosta and Zeke Crockett won regional championships, Cole Davis and Clayton Jeanneret took second and Cole Piepgrass took 4th. Jake Jeanneret and River Rainer are state alternates as well.
ALSO HEADING TO WRESTLING STATE
Congrats to the following Springdale wrestlers who have placed at regionalsand punched their ticket to state.
Matt Hess – 1st
Nicholas Schurger – 2nd
Michael Small – 3rd
Bradlee Erickson – 4th
Skyler Schurger – 3rd
Luke Erickson – 5th
Congrats to the following Colville wrestlers who have placed at regionals and punched their ticket to state.
Aiden Medrano – 1st
Takoda Morrison – 1st
Logan Hydorn – 2nd
Strann Seemann – 2nd
Wyatt Gleave – 4th
Tanner Goff – 4th
Justin Finley – 4th
Trey Fuller – DNP
Get wildfire abatement done for your property through the DNR
Spring is about here!! Everyone has heard about the fires in Australia! Might be a good time to think about this summer, low snow, early thaw, maybe hot and dusty this summer, Plan early as if you wait it might be fire season. Would be a great time to get the DNR forester out to look at your place and join in on the 50/50 cost share they have for Wildfire Abatement for your property. BT-G Wildfire Abatement 738-4171, Even if you do not use or contact us there are others doing this work. If you wait fire season will be here and we won’t be able to work as the woods will be shut down. Book your acres Early. We are just getting back into the woods, Snow is almost gone, we should be busy thru March, maybe into April. Information packet here, we know it says 2018, but still works! https://www.dnr.wa.gov/publications/fp_sflo_ewa_costshare_app.pdf
Spokane metropolitan area sees best job growth in history
The Spokane metropolitan area experienced significant employment growth last year, driven by an increasing population and a booming economy.
The region, which encompasses Spokane, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties, created more than 4,600 jobs in 2019, surpassing that mark for the fifth consecutive year, according to the Washington State Employment Security Department. The region’s gains in employment, wages, population and housing come during a period in which the U.S. economy has grown for 126 continuous months since June 2009, marking the longest expansion – or period of economic growth – in history. Click here for full story.
No. 2 Gonzaga downs Pepperdine
It wasn’t pretty, easy or smooth, and that’s why coach Mark Few found No. 2 Gonzaga’s grind-it-out victory over Pepperdine so appealing.
The Bulldogs didn’t have their best stuff. Their short rotation got shorter without Killian Tillie (reaggravated his left ankle injury) and a couple of players dealing with foul trouble. But they played their best basketball when it was required, pulling away in the second half for an 89-77 victory Saturday in front of 3,104 inside Firestone Fieldhouse. Click here for the full story.
Seattle Dragons win home opener in front of 30K+ fans
The Seattle Dragons won their home opener against the Tampa Bay Vipers Saturday 17-9. It was a good comeback after their loss to the D.C. Defenders during the debut game of the new XFL league last weekend. Seattle scored its touchdowns on a 68-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Silvers to former Seahawks receiver Keenan Reynolds. The Dragons added the winning touchdown when Marcel Frazier blocked and caught Taylor Cornelius’ pass then rolled into the end zone. Click here for the full story.
FEBRUARY 17: Free showing of Wonder Park at Alpine Theatre
In celebration of pediatric dental health month, Wonder Park is being shown for free at the Alpine Theatre, presented by Colville Pediatric Dentistry. Showing is at 12 p.m.
-FEBRUARY 17: City of Chewelah offices will be closed Monday, February 17, 2020 for President’s Day.
FEBRUARY 18: Running Start Information Night
This night is for high school students who want more information on taking college courses. The night is on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 6-7 p.m. at the SCC Colville Center.
-FEBRUARY 19: Valley School Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Columbia Virtual Academy
FEBRUARY 20: Stevens County Weed Board and Conservation District Annual Meeting
The Stevens County Weed Board and Conservation District will once again cohost the Annual Meeting. This year’s educational/business meeting will be held on Thursday, February 20, from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. in the meeting room at the Stevens County Sheriff’s Ambulance building, 425 N. Hwy in Colville (next door to Ronnie D’s Drive Inn). We are applying for five pesticide license recertification credits. This means current WA State pesticide license holders who attend all credit talks will be able to earn up to five credits. WCLA Master logger credits will also be applied for. Guest speakers will include Jennifer Andreas from the WSU Integrated Weed Control who will speak on available and upcoming biological control agents for weeds in our area. Aaron Brown from the WSDA will bring news about the new laws regarding the use of paraquat. Alex Case-Cohen, Natural Resource Farm Planner will speak on preventing pest/weed invasions by optimizing soil health and planting cover crops. Also speaking will be a Representative from the Farm Bureau. The 2020 Stevens County Weed List hearing will be held during the meeting and continued in a brief business meeting at the conclusion of the annual meeting. A pizza lunch will be available at the meeting for $6.00 for those who register before February 14 by contacting the Conservation District. Email: SCCD@stevenscountywa.gov or call 509-684-7579. No pre-registration is required if you will not be buying lunch.
FEBRUARY 20: Libraries of SC BOT February Meeting
The Libraries of Stevens County Board of Trustees will hold their February meeting at the Loon Lake Library on Thursday, February 20th at 10 a.m. The Loon Lake Library is located at 4008 Cedar St., Loon Lake, WA 99148. As always, the meeting is open to the public and comments are welcomed. Arrangements to provide reasonable accommodations including handicap accessibility or an interpreter will be made upon receiving forty-eight (48) hours advance notice. For further information please visit the Library’s website thelosc.org or phone 509.233.9621.
FEBRUARY 21: Singer Series: Chewelah Covers at Chewelah Center for the Arts
Next of the Singers Series concerts, produced by Nothing to Lose Productions is “Chewelah Covers” featuring local Chewelah talents. Tickets available online with the link below, at locally at Valley Drug, Akers Drug and Chewelah Center for the Arts. Show will be from 7-10 p.m.