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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 12, 2017 

Water, traffic and development

Cheney’s Planning Commission unanimously approved a modification to an existing preliminary plat application for construction of phases 5 and 6 in the Golden Hills subdivision at its Oct. 9 meeting — but not before several familiar subjects...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 12, 2017 

Mobilizing for fighting and training

It's fairly typical for local fire department crews to be asked to be a part of state efforts in fighting wildland fires in the region during the summer months. For Cheney Fire Department battalion ch... Full story

 By Grace Pohl    News    October 12, 2017 

Airway Heights council picks center funding option

After hearing all three options for setting the guaranteed maximum price for the recreation center at the Oct. 2 Airway Heights City Council meeting, the board voted on option two at the Oct. 9 study session. Option two allows the 44,000 square foot...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 12, 2017 

ML council cruises through agenda

The Medical Lake City Council returned to its twice-a-month meeting schedule Oct. 3 by taking care of business, what there was of it, in quick fashion. Notable items included approval of a new contract with cellular service T-Mobile for use of the... Full story

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 12, 2017 

Cheney leak provides preview of next grant project

Cheney water department crews spent the earlier part of this week patching — actually repatching — what might be part of the city’s next application for Community Development Block Grant funds. Department staff were notified late last week of...

 By Grace Pohl    News    October 12, 2017 

Airway Heights movie theater offers free showings of WSU football games

A new weekly event has been added to the Airway Heights movie theater at 10117 Highway 2. The Village Centre Cinemas has decided to show every Washington State University football game with free... Full story


Spokane International Airport closes runway for construction

Spokane International Airport has announced that begining this past Monday, Oct. 9, the secondary, east-west Runway 7-25 will be closed for construction. The construction work will include the repaving of Taxiway C2 within the runway safety area....


Open for business

Left to Right: JoAn Sanders (CEO), Lynn Mount (COO), Sandy Mangis (Accounting/IT Officer) and Annette King (Westbow branch manager) prepare to cut the ribbon Sept. 28 on the grand opening of Cheney...

 By MELINDA MYERS    News    October 12, 2017 

Keep your orchids beautiful and blooming indoors

Lift your spirits, enliven your indoor décor or give the gift of beautiful blooming orchids. You'll enjoy these exotic blossoms for months with just minimal care – once you know what to do. Start...


Medical Lake mayor, council hopefuls meet the people

Candidates running for both mayor and seats on the Medical Lake City Council met citizens at a community forum Oct. 4 in the high school auditorium. Sponsored by Re-Imagine Medical Lake and moderated by Superintendent of Schools, Tim Ames, the forum...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 12, 2017 

Temporary wheat storage comes to Four Lakes

As predicted back in the summer, 2017's bumper crop of wheat is in need on a temporary place to stay, and right on schedule, the Highline Grain terminal at Four Lakes has a massive outdoor conical...

 By Grace Pohl    News    October 12, 2017 

Air Force is expanding sampling area of PFOS/PFOA

Fairchild Air Force Base announced on Oct. 5 that it is expanding its current sampling area of Perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The Air Force Civil Engineer Center...


News briefs

Cheney business holds crisis nursery fundraiser In conjunction with the celebration of its two-year anniversary, Sweet Pea Boutique in Cheney is holding a fundraiser for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. A portion of all sales throughout the entire...

 By Grace Pohl    News    October 12, 2017 

Coming around

The U.S. Highway 2 roundabout outside the future Spokane Tribe Casino west of Airway Heights is in full swing of construction and is set to finish in mid-December. The project is being fully funded...


West Plains Police News

CHENEY Oct. 2 Second-degree theft/unauthorized use of a credit/debit card was reported on the 1700 block of Second Street. An injured deer in a backyard was reported on the 800 block of Summit Drive. Men’s clothing was found on the zero hundred blo...


Spokane Valley Major Crimes unit seeks shooting suspect

Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are asking the public’s help locating 48-year-old Daniel L. Johnson who is suspected of binding an adult female, assaulting her and then shooting her. He also fled from deputies and should be considered armed...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 5, 2017

CHS grad among those killed in Las Vegas

A Cheney High School graduate was one of the 59 people killed in a shooting rampage at a country music concert Sunday night in Las Vegas. Rachael Parker, 33, was among the first of the victims to be...

 By Grace Pohl    News    October 5, 2017

A bit over budget

At the Oct. 2 Airway Heights City Council meeting, J.C. Kennedy, the parks, recreation and community services director, discussed the options for the future recreation center with the council in regards to the guaranteed maximum price. He said that t...

 By Paul Delaney    News    October 5, 2017

Home at last

John Bradburn, state commander of the Washington Veterans of Foreign Wars, delivers remarks in advance of the interment Oct. 3 of the remains of 41 service veterans and two spouses at the Washington...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 5, 2017

Dangerous Cheney dogs caught

City of Cheney and Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) officials believe they have resolved a recent spate of attacks on residents’ cats by a pair of dogs roaming free in the Avalon Place/Golden Hills area in the city’s...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 5, 2017

Manza to challenge Pakuli for Medical Lake council seat

Turned away by less than 10 votes in the Aug. 1 primary in a three-way race for Medical Lake City Council Pos. No. 2, Monica Manza has announced she will challenge John Pakuli for Pos. No. 1 as a write-in candidate in the Nov. 7 general election....


Right name, wrong picture

Last week’s Cheney athlete of the week listed Julian Torres as the recipient, but with a pick of Blackhawks cross country runner Sam Steele. While Steele is certainly worthy, the Torres’ correct picture is in this week’s ad in Sport,s page...

 By Grace Pohl    News    October 5, 2017

Parks and recreation offers events for everyone

The West Plains parks and recreation offices have been busy putting together seasonal events until the end of the year for our communities. In Airway Heights, it starts with a new event, “Cooking with Cops,” taking place at Sunset Elementary...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 5, 2017

Cheney council hears parking ordinance

Court and land use issues took center stage at the Sept. 26 Cheney City Council meeting. The council held the first reading of an ordinance that would change parking requirements in the city’s residential zones, which came carrying a recommendation...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 5, 2017

Here's how it works

Chase Wolfe, Joshua Marsh and Lauren Saue-Fletcher, members of the Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers robotics team, take a moment last week to explain to an attendee at Greater Spokane...


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