(PRESS RELEASE/49 Degrees North) Eminger had owned Chewelah ski resort for 23 years… 49 Degrees North’s previous owner and General Manager John Eminger has announced his retirement. Mr. Eminger recently completed the sale of the ski area and announced his retirement to be effective November 15, 2019. While working closely with new ownership, Mr. Eminger […]
(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) KIRRY NAMED LEAGUE MVP: Chewelah’s Lily Kirry named NE 2B North League MVP… After one of the most successful seasons in Chewelah volleyball history, the Cougars are now collecting the accolades. At the District 7 2B volleyball tournament, Chewelah players found out that four of them had been named to the NE […]
(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) GREATER INTEGRATION: NEW Health adding layers of care with in-house pharmacy team… In rural Stevens County, access to healthcare can be difficult. NEW Health, which has been in the area since 1978, has been very aware of this issue and has constantly been trying to improve patients’ access to healthcare. With 180 […]
(JARED ARNOLD/Chewelah Independent) CHEWELAH’S GOT VISION: Department of Commerce will help Chewelah identify two priority projects… Over 100 residents showed up with their big ideas to a Nov. 12 event at Chewelah’s Civic Center, and many of those ideas were transferred in bright colors and fun designs onto a oversized poster by an artist brought […]
(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) Springdale plays its first full season in 1B ranks… The Springdale Chargers finished their first full season in the 8-man game, and it’s one of the best in the school’s recent history. Including Hunters’ forfeit, the Chargers finished with seven wins and capped the 2019 season off by posting a 24-22 victory […]
(JARED ARNOLD/Chewelah Independent) COMMENT ON THE MONEY: City hoping for your feedback on how they’ll spend money… The Chewelah City Council will hold a public hearing at their Dec. 4 regular meeting to receive public comments on the city’s proposed 2020 budget. By state law, the council is required to approve the annual budget before […]
(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) DAIRY DISTRICT? : Enjoy some info on Chewelah’s new Creative District designation… With Chewelah’s recent designation as a creative district in Washington, some people still might be wondering what is going on and what that means for the town. Over the summer after countless hours of work by community members, Chewelah was […]
(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) MOBILE IN THE SNOW: How the county and City of Chewelah deal with snow and what you should expect… Snow. Snow never changes. It keeps falling on Stevens County year after year, and in order to keep the arteries of transportation and commerce open, the county has a winter maintenance plan in […]
A High Wind Watch has been put into effect by the National Weather Service Wednesday morning through the evening for NE winds of 35-45 miles per hour and gusts up to 60 m.p.h. There is potential for power outages and downed trees. This could cause difficulty driving especially for high profile vehicles, cold wind chills […]
(PRESS RELEASE/ Washington State AG’s Office) Lawsuit filed against Veterans Independent Enterprises of Washington… Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against non-profit organization Veterans Independent Enterprises of Washington (VIEW) and its operations manager, Rosemary Hibbler. Ferguson asserts Hibbler spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of the organization’s money for personal gain, including ATM […]
(BRANDON HANSEN/Managing Editor of the Chewelah Independent) When I got my first “real world” journalism job, it was in Polson, Montana on the shores of Flathead Lake in NW Montana. While I had basically spent the past six years doing more than my fair share of reporting on EWU’s campus in just about every media […]
Here are upcoming events for November 28 to December 7, 2019 in the Chewelah area…
On November 15, road signs were vandalized on Evans Cutoff Road between Highway 25 and Williams Lake Rd. Signs were pulled down and mailboxes were destroyed in the process. If you have any information on the vandalism, please call Stevens County Dispatch at 509-684-2555.
Mary Walker High School (Springdale) seniors are working hard on wreaths, to sell as part of a senior class fundraiser. Help support the senior class this Holiday season with a beautiful wreath or centerpiece! Check out https://www.springdalechargers.com/can-u-dig-it-form for more information.
(GENO LUDWIG/Chewelah Independent) CHEWELAH BOWS OUT: Big plays by Pirates lift Adna past Cougars… A second straight superb Chewelah football season came to a close at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane last Saturday afternoon when the Cougars lost their state tournament quarterfinal encounter 35-13 to the visiting Adna Pirates. It was the end of a lemons […]
(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) How do you play football against a place that doesn’t exist? With Chewelah making the state quarterfinals once again, the Cougars are again facing a team from Lewis County. Lewis County, you ask? Think of Stevens County but with more Starbucks and a right-leaning political billboard. Think less of King County and […]