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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 25, 2016 

Brown Bear upgrades will speed car wash experience

The automated car wash was originally designed to save the time of the person who wants to have their vehicle look nice, but has better things to do than drag out the hose, the suds bucket and sponge...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 25, 2016 

Business development planned at Geiger/I-90

The offices of the Washington State Patrol and Rowand Machinery, a heavy equipment dealer nestled between Geiger Boulevard and Interstate 90, will likely have new neighbors in the next year or so....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 25, 2016 

Schmidt heeds calling as a man in 'blue'

Tyler Schmidt will probably be the first to admit that his baseball skills were never meant to set the world on fire. The proof, perhaps, coming in that the 2008 Cheney High School graduate played...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 25, 2016 

Baldwin says the 'red' still remains a place to reckon with

The joke, as Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin likes to tell it, goes like this: “It’s interesting, the pessimists in Missoula and Bozeman in 2010 tried to convince me, ‘Coach, by 2016 you’re going to have a pink...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 18, 2016

Shift of Trading Company to Yoke's will take time

As announced July 11, the Cheney Trading Company store was part of a four-store acquisition by the Yoke's Fresh Market chain. But following the official change of ownership on Sunday, Sept. 11, don't...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 18, 2016

Construction at grain loading facility a wrap

The big crane is finally gone and that's good news out at Four Lakes for the Highline Grain Terminal, and for the region's wheat farmers, too. It was just about 14 months ago that the massive...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 18, 2016

Eastern soccer thinks they are up to a challenge

The turnaround has been swift for Eastern Washington University soccer in the previous two seasons under head coach Chad Bodnar. Now, surpassing expectations seems to be commonplace for the team. A...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 18, 2016

Classic Kupp

Eastern Washington University's All-American wide receiver Cooper Kupp delivers one of his trademark stiff arms to Jake Hoffman during Tuesday morning's preseason training camp practice for the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 18, 2016

Michael King is set to guide Eastern volleyball

It's certainly been a tumultuous time for Eastern Washington University volleyball the past several seasons. But the ups and downs that surrounded the return for former head coach Wade Benson, his...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 11, 2016

Jarms hosts 'Grill Your Ace Off' event, Aug. 13

The second part of Jarms Ace Hardware’s fundraising effort for the Children’s Miracle Network takes place Saturday, Aug. 13 when they present “Grill Your Ace Off” from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event takes place at the store at 6 Cheney-Spokane...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 11, 2016

Apex Physical Therapy celebrates 20 years

Apex Physical Therapy reaches a milestone next week, celebrating 20 years in the business of helping ease pain. Amy Sanderson is among those who have been there since the beginning - and actually...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 11, 2016

Spokane Teacher's Credit Union focuses on western expansion

After populating much of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene with branches, Spokane Teacher’s Credit Union is focusing its latest expansion to the west. STCU just opened its Qualchan branch at the junction of Cheney-Spokane Road and U.S. Highway 195 and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 11, 2016

Local Legion champ Cannons accomplish plenty

Hopefully the takeaway from the 2016 AAA American Legion baseball season for the Spokane Cannons is what they accomplished - not what was seemingly stolen away from them at season's end. The Spokane...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 11, 2016

Big win at Idaho 200 further fuels Havens' fire in racing career

When Medical Lake's Braeden Havens crossed the finish line just ahead of Ryan Wells to win last Saturday's NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 200 at Stateline Speedway, it was a dream come true. But in the bigger...

 

Firefighters are holding their breath

After two consecutive record-setting seasons in Washington state, a kinder, more gentle July is over and, knock on an unburned tree near you, the number of wildfires and acreage burned is way down....

 

Whew! A cooler, comfortable month of July is in the books

If it seemed as though the past month was just a bit cooler than a year ago, the statistics will back up that notion. On average this past July was 6 degrees cooler than in 2015 and in terms of days o...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 4, 2016

Peirone puts precision in its produce

The next time customers purchase a pound of bananas for the advertised 39 cents per pound from retailers like Rosauers, Super 1, Yoke's Fresh Market or Trading Company, consider the tender loving care...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 4, 2016

Cheney Merchants Association pushes for business development

The future of Cheney’s economic development and business growth looks to rest with the people already working to make a living in the city. A cooperative effort orchestrated by the Cheney Merchants Association (CMA) plans to draw the ideas of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    August 4, 2016

Just what makes news and what doesn't in this election?

It’s certainly an interesting time to be observing what makes the news. While sipping coffee on the morning of July 27, I had the opportunity to channel surf. And how can one not stop when the image of Donald Trump appears on the screen? Because...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 4, 2016

All options being explored for 2017 ML baseball

The sour taste is still present but it's time to move on for the Medical Lake American Legion baseball team. Bounced from the district playoffs in July in a strange series of events while head coach...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 28, 2016

Jarms' palm tree display hopes to cash in for kids

Pine trees, not palms, are the dominant species in the area surrounding Cheney. But recently, Jarms Ace Hardware has "planted" their version of those trees from the tropics in front of the store,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 28, 2016

Cannons bounced at state in quirky tiebreaker

The Spokane Cannons are still wondering what hit them at the Washington State American Legion state tournament in Selah. Strong pitching from their two best arms led the team to what they thought was...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 28, 2016

Honest answers needed to protect integrity of Legion Baseball

When one visits the national website for American Legion Baseball they are greeted by the words, “Promoting healthy competition, sportsmanship and good citizenship since 1925.” Adjacent are testimonials from notable baseball greats, Don...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 21, 2016

STEP project preliminary details are unveiled

Five weeks after gaining approval from the state, and 13 months removed from an OK by the federal government, the Spokane Tribe of Indians officially unveiled plans for their casino and resort project...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    July 21, 2016

Solutions seem miles away in recent headline shootings

Timing is everything, it is said. And the timing of author Heather MacDonald’s recently released book, “The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe,” is tragically so. The recent epidemic of those taking out...

 

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