September 14th, 2015
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.
Don't miss out on these games from around the region.
Friday, Sept. 11
West Valley at Colville, 7
NWC at Kettle Falls, 7
Wellpinit at Northport, 7
ACH at Republic, 7
Selkirk at Columbia, 3
Warden at Chewelah, 7
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague at Springdale, 7
Touchet at Inchelium, 3
Deer Park at Cheney, 7
Pullman at Freeman, 7
LaConner at Colfax, 7
East Valley at Lakeland, 7
Garfield-Palouse at Lakeside, 7
Newport at Priest River, 7
Saturday, Sept. 12
Colville at Highlander Invite (Spokane), 8
Timberlake at Colville, 11
Sights and sounds of this day in 2001, when America suffered the worst terrorist attack on its soil
Offense a no
show in opener
After Cheney High (1-0) controlled the line of scrimmage all night against a mostly green and inexperienced Colville High (0-1) front last Friday night at Cheney in the season-opener for both schools, itâ€™s obvious the Indians have a lot of work to do.
Ty Graham, possibly the best running back Colville will see this fall, ran for 136 yards on 16 carries to lead Cheney to a 28-0 whitewash of the Indians.
Graham scored once on the ground and once when he was the recipient of a weird bounce after a short Colville punt
Chewelah senior running back Stephen Beamer breaks into the open on the way to a 44-yard first half touchdown run that got the Cougars off and running in a season-opening road win at Priest River. See story inside this edition of S-E Sports. Chris Rader photo.
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.
A federal judge deflated "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity.
Itâ€™s time to go hunting. Yesterday, Tuesday, Sept. 1, was a big day for hunters. The migratory waterfowl and upland game bird pamphlet is now available. Get one and study it.
This year the dove season will run from Sept. 1 through Oct. 30. This is a month longer than usual, plus the limit is up from 10 to 15.
Forest grouse is also open, with a limit of four a day, but not more than three of each species. Cottontail and snowshoe hare season is open with a limit of five, mixed bag.