(PRESS RELEASE/Nasa) Splash down after first commercial crew flight to Space Station… Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human […]
(PRESS RELEASE/WIAA) The WIAA Executive Board continued its planning for the 2020-21 school year at the July 28 meeting and took action on a number of items regarding the scheduling of sports and activities for the upcoming year. After the announcement that the WIAA will sanction four seasons during the July 21 meeting, the […]
Here are photos taken by Brandon Hansen of the Stevens County Fire District 5 training and barn burning last month in Addy.
(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) SURPRISE AWARD: Brian Ross named 2020 Honored Citizen for Chewelah, given award last Friday morning… “When you hear the word volunteer – you hear the name Brian Ross! Brian doesn’t just volunteer, he takes on any task, brings people together and gets it done. Seemingly effortlessly, but anyone who works with Brian […]
(RICK BANNAN/Centralia Chronicle) Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced a number of new restrictions on bars, restaurants, fitness facilities and entertainment businesses that are intended to stop the growing spread of COVID-19 in Washington state. Inslee announced the changes during an afternoon press conference where he cited the increase of cases of the disease in […]
(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) On July 24, the Washington Department of Natural Resources upgraded the fire danger in both “zones” of Stevens County to “High” meaning that rule and permit burns are banned. All debris burning on DNR jurisdiction land is prohibited. Campfires are allowed in approved, designated campgrounds only.
(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced today several more restrictions were going to be put into place because of continued spread of COVID-19 in the state of Washington.
Harold Ben Anderson October 9, 1951-June 30, 2020 Harold Ben Anderson was welcomed into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ near his home on June 30, 2020. He was born to Ben and Wilma (Cooper) Anderson on October 9, 1951 in Chewelah, Washington. Harold was raised in Gifford, Washington and attended Evergreen […]
(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) U.S. Space Command said that American and allied space assets are at serious risk after Russia test-fired a weapon-like projectile designed to knock out other satellites. The “non-destructive test of a space-based anti-satellite weapon” was used from a Russian satellite that was spotted earlier this year stalking a U.S. satellite that snaps […]
(PRESS RELEASE/WDFW) Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Kelly Susewind today (July 23, 2020) authorized WDFW staff to lethally remove a wolf from the Wedge pack territory in response to repeated depredations of cattle on grazing lands in Stevens County. The proactive and responsive non-lethal deterrents used by the affected livestock producers (described […]
After much discussion, the Chewelah Valley Lions Club has canceled the 2020 Romp ‘n Roar Golf Tournament and Scavenger Hunt due to the Covid19. With all the current guidelines and restrictions in place, the Lions Club felt they cannot hold a safe tournament, and that is their highest priority for players and Lions Club members […]
(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) If you’re thinking about using Flowery Trail Road to head to Pend Oreille County, you might want to think again. While you can drive over the mountain pass to make it to Pend Oreille County, the road will be closed at the intersection of Flowery Trail and Danforth Road today and there […]
(PRESS RELEASE/Avista Utilities) Approximately 1,204 Avista electric customers in Northport will experience a planned power outage on Tuesday, Aug.4. The planned outage will begin at 6 a.m. and end at noon. The outage is necessary as Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) performs routine maintenance and upgrades to their equipment resulting in impacts to Avista’s Spirit substation. […]
(JARED ARNOLD/Chewelah Independent) ON THE MOVE: Chewelah Council approves Six Year Transportation Plan which includes several improvements to local streets… Near the end of June, the Chewelah City Council approved its Six Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) last Wednesday evening, June 17. The meeting was held by teleconference due to COVID19 restrictions put in place […]
WIAA announces push back of soccer, volleyball and football to spring, creation of fourth sports season
(PRESS RELEASE/WIAA) WIAA will hold four seasons with “low risk” sports going first… The WIAA Executive Board took action on Tuesday to modify the 2020-21 WIAA sports season calendar in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes will create four WIAA-sanctioned seasons and will also move moderate- and high-risk team sports, originally scheduled for the […]
Here is a photo gallery made by photographer KS Brooks of the Little White Schoolhouse in Valley getting moved to its new location at the Valley Fairgrounds. The move happened on July 15 and took several hours, requiring the shutdown of a state highway for a section of the move.