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 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 21, 2014 

Tailgating also starts here, Saturday

Eastern Washington University has gotten some notable visibility with their “Football Starts Here,” campaign that centers around the season’s first football game Saturday at Roos Field versus Sam Houston State University and its broadcast...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 21, 2014 

Summit looks at needs of military families

Hundreds of military families packed the Red Morgan Center on Fairchild Air Force Base, last Thursday, Aug. 14, to speak with Air Force personnel and congressional officials at the fourth Congressional Military Family Caucus Military Family Summit....

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 21, 2014 

It's festival weekend

The city of Airway Heights will celebrate its festival, Aug. 22-23, at Sunset Park. This year’s festival will once again feature the 31st annual Ford Open Car Show, Saturday, Aug. 23, promoted by Northwest Thunderbirds and Fords Unlimited car...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 21, 2014 

Wrong drive thru

An inexperienced, new driver on a driving permit hit the accelerator rather than the brake pedal of the pickup she was driving while pulling in to park at Spokane Teachers Credit Union's Cheney...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 21, 2014 

Eastern Washington University's active shooter training tests new skills

First responders got to test out a new concept in training last week as elements of area law enforcement and fire departments combined at the annual "Active Shooter" training presented by the Eastern...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 14, 2014

'Dr. A' left his mark at Eastern Washington

He weathered the storm of the nation's worst recession and successfully piloted the Eastern Washington University ship through rough waters. The school now has record enrollment and national notoriety on many fronts. Perhaps bigger yet, in the midst...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 14, 2014

Stockton steps down from council

The Cheney City Council is down a member with the resignation of Councilman Bob Stockton at Tuesday night’s first regular meeting of August. Mayor Tom Trulove read Stockton’s letter of resignation at the beginning of the meeting, in which the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 14, 2014

Airway Heights adopts conditions for both types of cannabis facilities

The Airway Heights City Council approved ordinance C-834, which establishes the city’s standards for recreational and medical marijuana facilities within city limits at the Aug. 4 meeting. Under the ordinance, retail facilities can be located in...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 14, 2014

Crews put out fire near Eastern State Hospital

Fire crews from Medical Lake and Airway Heights came together Tuesday, Aug. 5, to fight a brush fire near Eastern State Hospital. Fire crews were able to quickly contain the blaze to three aces. Power lines were down and power was out at the...

 
 Front Page    August 14, 2014

College of Education omitted

In the Of Cabbages and Kings column of July 31 it was incorrectly stated that Clarence Martin watched students walk up College Avenue to attend classes at Eastern Washington State College. The correct name at the time of what is now known as Eastern...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 7, 2014

Election results show little party change

It would seem that when it comes to making changes in the status quo, West Plains, Spokane County and Eastern Washington 5th Congressional District voters are happy with the way things are. In primary election results Tuesday night in races where...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 7, 2014

Water refill going slow

The extended streak of hot weather and recent severe storm-induced power outages led the city of Cheney to issue mandatory outdoor watering restrictions on Monday, Aug. 4. Water usage for lawn irrigation systems and sprinklers was restricted for at...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 7, 2014

Animals taken from Cheney-area home

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) personnel and Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy removed several animals from a Cheney residence on the 23200 block of South Cross Road, Wednesday, July 30. SCRAPS received a complaint during...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 7, 2014

Musicians come together to pay homage to "father of bluegrass"

Bluegrass fans who remember musician Bill Monroe will get a chance to relive some of their favorite memories. One of the headline acts for this year's Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 8-10, is...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    July 31, 2014

Light, fire crews kept busy after storm

While some residents ran for cover last Wednesday afternoon in advance of, and during the damaging thunderstorm that raced across Spokane County, others found themselves right in the middle of it. “We did have a number of trees come down,”...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    July 31, 2014

It was not the message Overlie expected

It wasn't the usual call Earl Overlie might have gotten from wife, Bonnie, asking him to maybe pick up a few things at the store on his way home from a meeting he was attending. Nope, last...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    July 31, 2014

Four candidates vie in primary for 5th District House seat

Since winning election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004, incumbent 5th District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has faced multiple challengers in every primary election except once, 2006....

 
 By Jill Weiszmann    Front Page    July 24, 2014

Watermelon Hill fire scorches area

Inferno behind "The Inferno" -- smoke from last weekend's Watermelon Hill fire provides a backdrop for Eastern Washington University's Roos Field and the Eagles red turf. Over 300 firefighters...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    July 24, 2014

Fire burned 11,000 acres in two counties, now contained

Firefighter crews battling the Watermelon Hill fire, seven miles southwest of Cheney and four miles east of Interstate 90 finally reached their goal Tuesday — total containment. Cheney Fire Chief Mike Winters, one of a number of fire departments...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    July 24, 2014

Fire tales: 'Man, that's going to get really big, really quick'

For Pete and Teri Jo Christianson at Badger Lake, the worst of the Watermelon Hill fire closed in late Saturday night through early Sunday morning, but in the end passed them by. As the resident...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    July 24, 2014

Old adversaries, new challenger square off in county commissioner race

The primary race for the Spokane County Commissioner District 3 seat pits two adversaries from the last time the seat was contested in 2010 along with a relative political newcomer. Current incumbent...

 
 By Dave Meany    Front Page    July 24, 2014

EWU Reaches out to Students Impacted by Washington Wildfires

CHENEY, Wash. - In an effort to help students and their families impacted by the Carlton Complex fires, Eastern Washington University will send a team of financial aid counselors and outreach staff to Okanogan County to assist those who are planning... Full story

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    July 17, 2014

Major crimes increase in Medical Lake

Crime reports in Medical Lake have gone up. According to statistics from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, 269 crimes were reported from January to June 2014, a 16 percent increase over the 227 reports generated during the same time last year....

 

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