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 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    July 30, 2015 

Rodeo, Roundup look to connect community

With a rodeo that may be better than ever, even after nearly a half-century, and a city in search of staying power for a community event, perhaps the two can help both parties thrive. The 48th annual...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Neighborhood    July 30, 2015 

Mike Ault practices art of black and white photography

Many of us got our start in taking pictures - "snap-shots" if you will - when we received our first Kodak Instamatic camera. The difference between the vast majority of us and Mike Ault, however, are...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 30, 2015 

Plenty is new for EWU as Eagles prepare for 2015 football season

Back on Oct. 4, 2014 when quarterback Vernon Adams limped off the field after breaking a couple of bones in his foot, there was concern over where the Eastern Washington University football program might be headed the remainder of the season. But whe...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 30, 2015 

Once popular hydros struggling to keep their roostertails flying

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter A generation before the Sonics, Pilots/Mariners or Seahawks, the notion of anything Major League in the Northwest was a nebulous thing. Back when the Washington Huskies and Oregon Ducks were more often than not college...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    July 23, 2015

EWU trustees approve 2016 operating budget

After an initial viewing in May, and passing an interim budget for the 2015-16 academic year in mid-June, the Eastern Washington University board of trustees approved a final spending package Friday, July 17. Meeting both in person and over the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    July 23, 2015

Open for business

Cheney became one of the new focal points of residential development on the West Plains with the official opening of phase one of the Harvest Bluff development. From left to right are: Cheney City...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 23, 2015

Memorable times behind, ahead for EWU's Chaves

Time has admittedly flown by for Eastern Washington University's athletic director Bill Chaves. Chaves recently passed his eight-year mark on the job and it's been a most memorable run punctuated by...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 23, 2015

Blue Devils season is both successful and frustrating

In the end and despite a number of high points, the Spokane Blue Devils AAA American Legion baseball team will consider their 2015 season one where they just might have underachieved. The Blue Devils season came to an end in the playoffs for the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    July 16, 2015

New penalties for leaving animals in hot cars

The next time Jill Weiszmann comes across a pet locked in the roaster oven of a car on a hot summer day, she will have a weapon other than a cell phone and her concern. Weiszmann hopes that what she experienced recently in a Cheney supermarket...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 16, 2015

Denny's wild ride caps Cheney Rodeo

Five of the eight championships were decided on Friday night at the 48th Annual Cheney Rodeo, but those who ventured out to Bi-Mart Arena Sunday got to likely see the performance of the weekend....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 16, 2015

Cheney loses host role in Little League tournament

In the simplest of forms, baseball's a game of hits, runs, pitches, strikes, balls and errors. But it's also one of knowing the signs, from coaches to players running the bases and with the catcher...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 16, 2015

Former Eastern Eagle Matt Nichols looked good in starting role

Perhaps the injury shoe that Matt Nichols has worn throughout much of his professional football career in Canada has worn out? Or he’s outgrown it and never wants to wear that style again? The former Eastern Eagle who was twice named Big Sky...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    July 9, 2015

Grain loading facility sprouts overnight

Behind a berm of earth visible from along Interstate 90 a beehive of activity, large parts of it very much obscured, has been taking place for the past eight months. But in the course of a few days...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    July 9, 2015

EWU trustees approve new investment strategy

The Eastern Washington University board of trustees met recently with their first goal the approval of a preliminary operating and capital budget for the 2015-17 biennium. But another mission was accomplished June 26 with a vote that will more...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    July 9, 2015

Holiday weekend was a perfect time to reconnect, reflect

What a great weekend. The just passed Fourth of July holiday served up a perfect menu of generous portions of family and friends topped off by time to dial life down just a little from the hectic pace it had been on recently. It wasn’t totally...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 9, 2015

Blue Devils on a roll heading into postseason

Spokane Blue Devils' AAA American Legion head coach Steve Hare had hoped the recent success he had seen at a tournament in Belgrade, Mont. would provide a springboard for the Wood Bat Classic, but mor...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 9, 2015

Large field set for 52nd Lilac Invite

The field for the 52nd Lilac City Invitational Golf Tournament, played July 9-12 at The Fairways Golf Course, will have a field of both professionals and amateurs that has increased significantly,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 9, 2015

Gray battles back into National Finals picture

Ryan Gray was on his way back to Calgary, Alberta this past Monday to try to collect a little Canadian cash at the Stampede. Dealing with the issues crossing the border sure beat where he was a year a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    July 2, 2015

The passing of a track legend

When Lawson Van Kuren arrived in Cheney nearly a half century ago to begin his teaching and coaching career he was given his choice of what he would like to coach at Fisher Junior High School. It was...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    July 2, 2015

EWU trustees approve preliminary budget

The Eastern Washington University board of trustees felt confident enough in the legislative process in Olympia they would have a budget to approve that they scheduled a June 26 meeting in Cheney. So much for great expectations when dealing with...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 2, 2015

Blue Devils get back on track in Belgrade tourney

The Spokane Blue Devils were in a funk following their 0-3 week in Spokane American Legion AAA play that ended June 24. They lost three straight contests to the Cannons, 1-0, 6-4 and 8-0, evening their league mark at 3-3 and fell into the dogfight...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 2, 2015

Wall of fame a special honor for dedicated ML coaches

High on the east wall of the Medical Lake High School gym hangs a special sign. Made of darkly-stained wooden slats, it contains the names of past coaches who put in enough time to earn their way into the 20-year coaching club. Notable among them is...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 2, 2015

Kari Knowlton named new Medical Lake volleyball coach

Brewster, Wash. native and budding teacher Kari Knowlton is the latest person who will attempt to turn the volleyball ship around at Medical Lake High School. Knowlton succeeds Amanda Higgins who had to resign due to conflicts with her regular job...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Neighborhood    June 25, 2015

Cheney Museum has many stories to tell

The Cheney Historical Museum's website's "Welcome" message speaks to it having "the best qualities of small-town America; a friendly, informal place where you are encouraged to look, linger, have a conversation, ask questions." Even the briefest...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Education    June 25, 2015

EWU graduates pursue unlikely path to Ph.D.s

It's been quite a journey for a pair of Eastern Washington University students who initially had serious doubts about higher education, but are now on the path to, of all things, doctoral degrees. Mikaila Leyva will attend Notre Dame University in...

 

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