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September 23rd, 2015
CHEWELAHâ€”The Chewelah Artsâ€™ Guild needs the publicâ€™s help to â€śLight Up The Parkâ€ť on Oct. 24 with carved Jack Oâ€™ Lanterns.
â€śBring as many as you would like,â€ť encouraged spokeswoman, Sarah English.
To count toward Chewelah Arts Guildâ€™s Guinness World Record attempt of 2,015 pumpkins, the Jack Oâ€™ Lanterns need to have carved mouths, noses, eyes and yes, even eyebrows.
If that criteria isnâ€™t met, the pumpkins wonâ€™t be counted toward the record.
â€śBe as creative as you wish carving a design,â€ť English said. â€śPut a logo, character, name, etc. on the backside of the pumpkin if you wish.â€ť
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After examining the origin of the Carpenter Road Fire, wild land fire investigators have determined that the fire was human-caused and not lightning-caused like originally believed.
According to a joint press release from United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Spokane Tribe of Indians, the fire was discovered on August 13 around 9:30 p.m. along the Westend-Wellpinit Road, just north of the Rock Church on the Spokane Indian Reservation.
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Out of the Past:
Parishioners and guests pose for a vintage photo outside the handsome Catholic Church in Valley (circa 1917). The occasion was a gathering for a Corpus Christi ceremony. The photo was taken by W.E. Wing of Chewelah and has been shared by the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society (from former Colville Police Chief, Damond Meshishnek).
The temporary emergency closures issued for the Bead Lake Trail and Bead Ridge Road northeast of Newport, as well as the Baldy Mountain area northwest of Ione, has been lifted. Effective Sept. 3, these closures were lifted and full public access restored, according to Franklin Pemberton of the USFS.
While these area closures have been lifted, the Colville National Forest is still under full fire restrictions and Industrial Fire Precaution Level 4 (IFPL4).
CHEWELAH--The Stevens County recycling bins on Sand Canyon Road in Chewelah were removed in August as a result of misuse by the public and cost to the city.
People had been leaving garbage, appliances and items that did not belong at the bins for some time, meaning city staff had to clean up the mess and transport the items to the county landfill in Kettle Falls, according to Chewelah Mayor Dorothy Knauss.
The cost and time cleaning the items from the area were major factors in the Chewelah City Council vote to not renew the agreement with the county to have recycle bins in Chewelah.
HUNTERSâ€”The Stevens County Deputy involved in the fatal shooting of a man in Hunters on August 19 has been indentified as Corporal Dave Reed, a veteran of more than 24 years with the Stevens County Sheriffâ€™s Office.
Corporal Reedâ€™s name was released by the Sheriffâ€™s Office last week.
Reed was promoted from Deputy to Corporal with the Patrol Division in 2011. Prior to his time as a Stevens County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Corporal Reed had served in the U.S. Army for nine years. He also worked as a corrections officer in Pierce County.
Animal sale is
REPUBLIC--the Ferry County Fair has been cancelled.
The 4-H office will hold a Ferry County 4-H Market Sale for Ferry County and Colville Reservation 4-H members to help them during this period of wildfire activity in Ferry County.
The sale will be held at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds in Colville Saturday Sept. 5, with animal registration and weigh-in in the morning and the auction starting at noon.
The auction will be held indoors to help with air quality issues.
Air support for
Last Thursday, before welcome rains hit the Tri-County area over the weekend, a smoke-laden pall had settled over the region, leaving visibility limited and air quality poor.
The Colville valley was no exception, making firefighting conditions less than ideal for the helibase stationed on Mantz-Rickey Road, adjacent to Highway 395. The road has been closed to through traffic since the base was established a little over a week ago.