(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent) Commissioners say COVID-19 “stay at home” order has negatively affected businesses and veterans… The Stevens County Commissioners have sent a letter dated April 21 to Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Department of Health John Weismann asking them to reopen businesses and allow construction again. This comes during the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” […]
Chewelah Weekly Forecast: We are going to see highs in the 70s, followed by some Thursday showers and another warm weekend. (Quartzite Mountain sunrise by Jesseca Jeanneret)
(STAFF REPORTS AND TRI-COUNTY HEALTH INFO) In Northeastern Washington, being outdoors is a way of life. With mountains, valleys and rivers – people enjoy their time away from home. This has been put at odds with the current COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused the State of Washington to enact a “stay-at-home” order asking people to […]
Inslee expands eviction moratorium and adds additional protections for residential and some commercial tenants
(PRESS RELEASE/Washington Governor) Gov. Jay Inslee expanded protections for renters today as COVID-19 continues to impact the finances of Washingtonians statewide. “It is clear that as we deal with the challenges around COVID-19, the financial impacts on Washingtonians are significant,” Inslee said. “People have lost their livelihoods through no fault of their own and we […]
(PRESS RELEASE/Washington Governor’s Office) Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new proclamation and an accompanying commutation order today in response to COVID-19 in the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) system. The orders come as a result of an announcement earlier in the week that the state will take additional steps to protect the health of incarcerated individuals by focusing on the […]
Doris Ann Olson (Kinney) November 7, 1935-February 22, 2020 Doris Ann Olson (Kinney), age 84 of Bluecreek, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Feb. 22, 2020. Doris was born on Nov. 7, 1935 to Herman and Aileen (Shafer) Kinney of Springdale, Wash. She has two sisters: Donna Hooper and Marilyn Kinney. She graduated […]
Ora Mae Sackman, a longtime resident of Arden, WA passed away on Thursday April 2, 2020 in Colville, WA at the age of 89. She was born on January 28, 1931 in Spokane, WA to Edwin and Ida (Hammer) Morrison. She grew up in the Gifford area and graduated from Kettle Falls High school. Ernie […]
(By Eric Rosane / For The Chronicle) A group of conservative activists concerned with the constitutional legality of Gov. Jay Inslee’s orders restricting gatherings in the state plans to hold a public protest at the Washington state Capitol this weekend. The event is called “Hazardous Liberty! Defend the Constitution!” and is slated to take place […]
Patrick Allen Moore 1934-2020 Patrick Allen Moore was born to Vernon and Hazel Moore in Everett, Washington on July 13, 1934. He was the only son in the family and grew up with three sisters. After high school, he was a hard worker at a turkey farm and later worked as a pipe fitter for […]
(PRESS RELEASE/Chewelah Independent) On April 3, a community member reported witnessing four to five wolves in the Smackout wolf pack territory in northeast Washington chasing and attacking a cow-calf pair, separating the pair from the rest of the herd. The incident took place in a private calving pasture. The community member observed several wolves biting […]
(PRESS RELEASE/Washington Governor’s Office) Today, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future.
NE WASHINGTON WEEKEND IN REVIEW: New goats, new coronavirus updates, JJSHS Clothing Drive taking donations and a tragedy befalls the Seahawks family
(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) JJSHS Clothing Drive taking donations The JJSHS Clothing Drive will pick up clothing right off your front porch on Friday, April 17. Organizer Haven Rainer said to just message her your address and she will pick up donations so there is no contact from your porch needed. Message her at 509-936-2583.
(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) The Chewelah forecast for this week includes highs in the 50s and 60s with lows over freezing in the evening. Expect showers on Wednesday, and clouds or sun the rest of the week. (Photo by Jessica Lilly)
(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent) If you had your tax returns direct deposited, you will be getting your stimulus money soon… A hot topic during the COVID-19 pandemic has been stimulus checks being sent out to Americans. Signed into law by President Trump two weeks ago, people should start seeing automatic payments to their bank accounts beginning […]
Josie Ibarra sent us this photo of Subie the bird, who is two years old and likes to scream loudly and snuggle.
(PRESS RELEASE/Town of Springdale) Due to the COVID-19 situation and the desire of the Town of Springdale to keep everyone as safe as possible, the Pet Day in the Park planned for Sunday, April 26th has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 26 at noon. The requirement to register your dogs within the month of April […]