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Opening weekend slow for Washington hunters

By all accounts, opening weekend for the general deer hunting season was slow in Northeast Washington.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

49 Degrees North sells to Silver Mountain affiliate

49 Degrees North Mountain Resort in Chewelah announced it has sold the property to an affiliate company of Silver Mountain Resort for an undisclosed price.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

84-year-old woman dies in hospital from Wednesday crash near Chewelah

An 84-year-old woman died in the hospital Friday from injuries sustained in a five-car crash on Wednesday north of Chewelah.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018

Spokane Tribe recruiting developer for a hotel in Chewelah near its casino

The Spokane Tribe is recruiting a developer to build a hotel near the Chewelah Casino. Market studies indicate the area could sustain a 70- to 100-room project, tribal officials said.


It Happened Here: Chewelah artist’s herd has watched over travelers for 30 years

The installation’s name is “Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies,” a sculpture by Chewelah artist David Govedare. It has stood watch over Interstate 90 and the Columbia for nearly 30 years. …


2017 Northeast A preview: Freeman looks to knock Colville, Deer Park from top

A youthful Freeman defense put the Northeast A League on notice in 2016. The Scotties posted four shutouts and yielded just six points a game in the regular season.


Train derails near Chewelah

A train derailed north of Chewelah near Duncan Road late Thursday night and officials believe the short line Kettle Falls International Railway will be closed at least through Monday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017

Man who died at 49 Degrees North was not on a ski run

The man who died after falling into a tree well at the 49 Degrees North ski area near Chewelah on Monday was not on an established ski run at the …


Man dies in crash north of Chewelah

A man died early Saturday morning after his truck went off State Route 395 five miles north of Chewelah.


Girls basketball roundup: Swannack pours in 30 as Lakeside wins sixth-straight

Lakeside sophomore Sienna Swannack scored 30 points on 11-of-22 shooting and grabbed six rebounds as the Eagles ran their winning streak to six games with a 57-38 Northeast A League …


Girls basketball roundup: Newport upsets Chewelah

Cydni Lewis had 11 points and five steals and Faith Rosen added 10 points, including six in the fourth, as Newport upset Chewelah 40-30 in a Northeast A League game …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 24, 2015

Chewelah smashes jack-o-lantern world record

The town of Chewelah smashed the record established by Irvine, California, last year for the most lighted jack-o-lanterns, assembling 1,951 of the glowing gourds on the chilly streets Saturday evening.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 19, 2015

Doug Clark: Help Chewelah break jack-o’-lantern record, and don’t forget the eyebrows

Chewelah, Washington will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for having a continuous line of carved and lighted pumpkins.


Driver injured in collision with Stevens County police SUV

A man driving a pickup was seriously injured Thursday afternoon in a collision in Stevens County with a Kettle Falls police SUV. Kettle Falls police Officer Timothy D. Dollar, 56, …


Northeast A: Freeman picked to return to the top

All of the signs pointed to Freeman last year. The Scotties, basking in the glow from their 2013 State 1A title, opened last season on the national radar, ranked 25th …


Deer Park driver charged with first-degree murder

A Deer Park man is charged with first-degree murder after witnesses said he accelerated his car to 80 mph and deliberately ran down a man he had been arguing with …


Deer Park man charged with murder for allegedly gunning car, running over rival

A Deer Park man is charged with first-degree murder after witnesses said he accelerated his car to 80 miles per hour and deliberately ran down a man he had been …


Chewelah’s Will Lohman will do double duty at NCAA meet

Will Lohman hasn’t exactly taken the fast track to success. Then again, there wasn’t much of a track at his high school in Chewelah, which makes Lohman’s success story that …


Colville’s Vining mixes hunting, football

COLVILLE – The scruffy beard adorning Colville’s Colton Vining makes him look like a teenage version of the 1970s TV character Grizzly Adams. But watching the 5-foot-7, 175-pound senior stiff-arm …


Chewelah volleyball coach Shirley Baker committed to turning program around

Shirley Baker has a concise response if anyone asks why 1A Chewelah, which has struggled to hold its own on the court in recent years, has entered the high-powered Linda …


Greg Lee: Coaching helps Roy Albertson stay forever young

In education parlance they’re called double dippers. They’re the coaches or administrators who retire from teaching in Washington and head to Idaho seeking similar jobs because they’re not ready to …


State champs loaded

Freeman has caught the attention of local and statewide football fans. Now the Scotties are gaining prominence on a national scale.


Track and Field: Taking on challenge pays off for Chewelah’s Kaitlin Krouse

Kaitlin Krouse has proven her parents wrong. They wanted her to play fastpitch softball in high school. After all, that was the sport she had grown up playing.


Taylor has big night in DP win

Theron Taylor had the honor of making Deer Park’s first big defensive play of the season. He barely had time to think about it before he scored the Stags’ first …


Chewelah voters annex into rural library district

Chewelah, Wash., voters have agreed to annex their city library into the Stevens County Rural Library District.


Talk at federal, state levels alarms rural hospitals for future

Many of Eastern Washington’s small hospitals are bracing for cutbacks as federal and state governments look to save money. Consider Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Chewelah: On any given day …


Spotlight: Chewelah’s Stone hits No. 3 on national Soul charts

A 24-year-old singer from Chewelah found himself firmly in the Top Ten of the national R&B/Soul charts this week. Allen Stone released his self-titled sophomore album on Tuesday. By Thursday, …


Staying between lines

Don’t look for Calvin Connall on the Chewelah sidelines this football season. The Cougars senior doesn’t plan to be there. Not for a single play.


Jury rejects claims in road crew worker’s death

Dorothy Millican sat on a courthouse bench and cried Thursday after losing a five-year legal battle to hold someone responsible for her son’s death. Millican’s son, Daren Lafayette, 19, was …


Runaway truck case in hands of jury

Nearly five years after he died in a fiery crash, the family of Daren Lafayette should know soon who, if anyone, is responsible and how to compensate the family for …