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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 20, 2017 

Cheney commissioner questions panels role on land use

Cheney Planning Commissioner Rick Mount is no stranger to the accountability of public office, having served on the Cheney School Board for 18 years. After a recent vote on a controversial issue, he found himself back on the hot seat. In comments at...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 20, 2017 

McCollum begins law enforcement career with Airway Heights

Officer Joseph McCollum had about 10 minutes to talk before he was out the door on another call. McCollum is one of two new officers recently hired at the Airway Heights Police Department and is...

 
 News    April 20, 2017 

Lecture, field trip highlight local details of megaflood

The Cheney/Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute has scheduled a pair of events for April 28 and April 29. On April 28, Eastern Washington University geology professor Dr. Linda McCollum will give the lecture: “Megaflood Pathway Down...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 20, 2017 

CSD's Catheleen Schlotter receives national award

Cheney School District's Catheleen Schlotter said some of her colleagues have teased her that she should put her recent award on a lanyard and wear it around so all can see it. That would need to be...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 20, 2017 

STEP off-site traffic improvement projects underway

Airway Heights residents and visitors to the area may notice a couple of traffic improvements on U.S. Highway 2 around the same time of the Spokane Tribe Economic Project’s opening. During the Airway Heights City Council’s April 10 study...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 20, 2017 

Prize basket

Ezra Evans, wearing his Pikachu hat, shows off his prize basket filled with toys and candy. Evans was one of many youngsters who claimed a prize basket at the Airway Heights Easter Egg hunt, April...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 20, 2017 

Fairchild and private groundwater wells undergo testing

Several groundwater wells on Fairchild Air Force Base are undergoing testing for chemicals. In an April 3 news release, Fairchild Public Affairs announced that in February, engineers contracted by the U.S. Air Force, found five non-drinking...

 
 News    April 20, 2017 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 10 Molli L. Hutton, 31, was arrested for third-degree theft/shoplifting on the zero hundred block of Cheney-Spokane Road. Police responded to the scene of a car accident involving a non-licensed driver. A 17-year-old male was arrested...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 13, 2017

Jensen Youth Ranch hosts livestock judging clinic

What part of a steer's body is going to carry the most muscle? How do you find the volume of a pig? These were some of the questions several members from the West Plains Rangers and Reardan 4-H clubs...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 13, 2017

Airway Heights offers summer citizens academy

Airway Heights residents who want to learn more about how their city’s government work will get a chance to peek behind the curtain. The city is offering a citizen’s academy for residents in the summer. The academy, which will take place for 1-2...

 

News Briefs

Alcohol abuse subject of Airway Heights meeting April is Alcohol Awareness Month. On Tuesday, April 18, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. the Washington State Al-Anon Family Groups, District 2 Public Outreach will be presenting “Do You Love an Alcoholic?...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 13, 2017

Surprises await a visit to JJ's Warehouse Treasures

Don't let the name fool you. JJ's Warehouse Treasures is much more of the latter and does not remotely resemble one's vision of the former - a warehouse. The business, located along the frontage road...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 13, 2017

Northern Quest releases concert schedule

Northern Quest Resort and Casino recently announced its lineup for the Pepsi Summer Concert Series and it is certainly an eclectic mix of artists. The venue made it a 10-show summer with word on April 10 that they will bring country star Keith Urban...

 

News Briefs

Help a Cheney neighbor get yardwork done this spring In conjunction with Cheney’s annual community cleanup day, Cheney Clean Sweep, area residents may nominate an elderly or disabled friend, neighbor, or family member for free spring cleaning...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 6, 2017

Medical Lake council receives election reminder

The Medical Lake City Council breezed through a light agenda at its April 4 meeting. Mayor John Higgins reminded council to refile if they are going to run in the November elections. There are five council members whose positions will be up for...

 

Jarms ACE among national fundraising leaders

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter A nationally-ranked college football team resides in Cheney at Eastern Washington University. And now a business that is among the leaders in its industry from the...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY March 27 Harassment was reported on the 400 block of Irene Place. Cheney police assisted the Airway Heights Police Department on a report of a possible sexual assault on the 12000 block of West Fourth Avenue in Airway Heights. A violation of...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    March 30, 2017

Libraries celebrate the fifth annual 'Food for Fines'

The Spokane County Library District will be holding its fifth annual “Food for Fines” event on April 9–15 during National Library Week. Donations go to the Second Harvest Food Bank and other food banks in the area serving within Spokane County...

 

News Briefs

FROM STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES Cheney Dollar Tree robber convicted A former Airway Heights Correction Center prison guard who robbed Cheney’s Dollar Tree store not once but twice was convicted of all charges in Spokane Superior Court Tuesday, March...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 30, 2017

Planning stages

Signage along Westbow Road at Exit 272 along Interstate 90 is the first step in the process to build the new West Plains Transit Center Park and Ride. The facility will provide quick and safe access...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 30, 2017

IRS phone scam is just tip of the iceberg

The phone numbers come up on the screen from across the U.S. as New York, Chicago and Seattle. And the message left by a computerized voice might sound like this: "Don't disregard this message, do...

 

Annual Best of the West gala to honor area businesses and individuals

A limited number of tickets remained for the West Plains chamber of Commerce’s “Best of the West Gala,” scheduled for Friday, April 14 at The Pavilion at Northern Quest Resort and Casino. Each year the event recognizes outstanding leaders,...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY March 20 Second-degree theft was reported on the 700 block of Sixth Street. Kenneth J. Carrier, 53, was arrested for third-degree driving while license suspended (DWLS) on the 700 block of West First. Two broken bicycles were found on the 100...

 
 By John McCallum    News    March 23, 2017

Production line

Cheney High School Drama Club students constructed these replica railroad tracks as part of their production of "The Diary of Anne Frank." Performances of the famous story of a young girl's struggles...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    March 23, 2017

Cheney council hears dispute over towing claim

Cheney City Council members had the rare occurrence during their March 14 meeting to hear an appeal for a claim for damages from a resident who alleges the city towed a trailer he owns too early. Jake Vibbert said he received a letter from the city...

 

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