Cheney leadership unplugged

The city of Cheney is without another major player in its administrative ranks. Light Department Director Steve Boorman has left the city to take a position with the city of Idaho Falls. Boorman is the second department head to leave Cheney this...

Cheney is hush-hush about WWTP land deal

The Cheney City Council took the unusual step of holding a executive session at the beginning of its Sept. 11 meeting, rather than near the end. After hustling people out of the room for 15 minutes, the council reconvened and approved a short...

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge holding planting annual party Oct. 13

Turnbull Wildlife Refuge and Spokane Audubon Society are hosting a community work part Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the refuge. This is part of an ongoing effort to restore native riparian habitat that benefits area wildlife species,...

Law enforcement conduct distracted driving patrols this weekend in Cheney

Motorists in Cheney, particularly on First Street downtown and near Eastern Washington University, might want to pay attention to their driving this Thursday through Saturday. The Washington State Patrol, along with units from the Cheney Police...

Airway Heights seeks contract with lobbying firm

As city officials plan to invest more than $20 million in transportation projects over the next six years, the Airway Heights City Council approved a plan to employ a governmental affairs firm to lobby in partnership with the community for local...

Airway Heights' real estate on steady climb

With new businesses moving into Airway Heights and bringing their employees with them, local real estate experts are predicting that rapidly increasing property values will only continue to rise. The city is experiencing an uptick in both...

Feeble El Nino is on the way to Inland Northwest

With the start of fall this Saturday, Sept. 22, winter certainly will be here before we know it. And this season it will be officially fueled by a tepid El Nino pattern, noted for its slightly...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 9 An accident with injuries was reported on the 1500 block of Second Street. A motorcycle struck a parked car. Eastern Washington University police arrested the driver of the motorcycle for driving under the influence, while Cheney...

Airway Heights' water tower gets a facelift

The water tower in Sunset Park is getting a makeover this month as the water tower recoat project kicks off in Airway Heights. After several years on the docket, the city is finally tackling the...

Stroll through dining

One of two deer nibbles on a bush at a residence along Washington Street near Eastern Washington University's Red Barn last Friday...

Shorthanded Cards fare well at Seaport

Medical Lake’s boy and girls cross country teams got some stellar efforts last Saturday at the Seaport Classic in Clarkston, Wash. Running against a field of a number of bigger schools, the Cardinal boys repeated their 2017 runner-up finish to...

ML volleyball losing streak comes to end

Medical Lake head volleyball coach Todd Harr can check off yet another preseason goal for his team. A 3-1 win over visiting Newport last Thursday, Sept. 13, ended a winless streak in Northeast A League play dating back to Oct. 27, 2015, a string of...

Eastern preps for ground-pounding Cal-Poly

Stung by the 524 passing yards of Washington State's "Air Raid" offense in the Cougars' 59-24 nonconference football win over Eastern Washington last Saturday in Pullman, this week the Eagles need...

Blackhawks edge Shadle Park in thriller at Roos

Quarterback Alex Long threw five touchdown passes, four to senior wide receiver Luke Martin, and Cheney ran up 430 yards in total offense as the Blackhawks outlasted visiting Greater Spokane League...

Cheney softball puts the student with the athlete

Short column this time around, and for good reason. This Crunch Time is designed to highlight one of the good aspects of amateur sports. We call them student-athletes, not athletic-students. There’s a reason for that — namely the student part...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY Friday, Sept. 28, EWU at Montana Invitational, Missoula, 4 p.m. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, Sept. 22, EWU hosts Cal Poly, 1:05 p.m....

Farmen, Oliver fuel Cards' soccer win

As predicted, senior defender Jaxyn Farmen was going to find a role in the offense for her Medical Lake girls soccer team. And it was Farmen who provided all the goals in the Cardinals lone win last week, a 3-2 victory over Newport on Sept. 13 in a...

Blackhawk boys down West Valley with largest victory margin

The Cheney High School boys cross country team got its Great Northern League schedule off to a good start with a 25-34 win over West Valley at Millwood Meadows last Wednesday. A young Blackhawk girls squad fell to the host Eagles in their...

Medical Lake still not able to finish in 21-7 Lakeside loss

A basic math lesson shows that a high school football game is 48 minutes long. Perhaps that’s the drill Medical Lake head football coach Jeremy Bahr needs to impart this week — along with the traditional Xs and Os — to help put an end to his...

Lady Blackhawks volleyball gaining ground after pair of wins

The Lady Blackhawks volleyball team started the week slow with a 3-0 loss to Pullman but rallied in the following days, taking the edge over Clarkston 3-2 in their Sept. 13 Great Northern League match at home and conquering Rogers 3-0 in a...

McMorris Roger's campaign violations

To the recent indictments of U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) for insider trading and Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) for campaign finance violations, Eastern Washington voters need to add that the Congressional Ethics Committee found credible...

The world shouldn't be your garbage can

What is it that prompts people to toss their bag of fast food garbage along the side of the road for someone else to clean up, and not just on the passenger side floorboard for disposal at home in the trash can? Or what was it that made it right...

Avoid trouble tweeting - especially when on the job

Editor’s note: Much of the content for this column came from the most recent edition of HR Magazine, which is the magazine for the Society of Human Resources Management. Since President Trump took office, the attention to social media has...

New transit center leaves rider speechless

Sunday, Sept. 16, was the first day the new Spokane Transit Authority’s West Plains Transit Center was open. I went from Medical Lake on Route 62 to the WPTC and transferred to Route 64, which was enroute from Cheney to Spokane. The connection...

Brown and Wilson will bind country together

Recently there was an alt-right gun rally in Spokane. The gun activists wallpapered themselves with assault weapons and strutted about for needed attention. The candidate for 6th District state representative, Jenny Graham, was there supporting...

The perils of living one's life solely with plastic

I received a call from my credit card company last week informing me that my card had been used in Brazil, and I needed to verify a 36-cent charge at a fast food outlet in Rio. I have never been to Rio. It is on my list behind Rome, Australia, and...

EWU offers new online master's in special education

Eastern Washington University has announced the launch of an addition to its current graduate programs – a 100 percent online, accelerated Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education. Students can begin applying to the M.Ed. in Special...

Eastern is named a top college for diversity

Eastern Washington University is a recipient of the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding...

EWU Gallery of Art presents Katie Creyts' 'Everland' exhibition

Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art is pleased to present "Everland," an exhibition of recent works by Katie Creyts, Sept. 27 through Oct. 25. The artist will give a lecture on Wednesday,...

Getting ready

Cheney's cheerleaders prepare to welcome the Blackhawks football team prior to their Sept. 14 game against Shadle Park at Eastern Washington University's Roos Field. Cheney...

Dyed in the face fan

This Eastern Washington University football fan was all in with his support of the Eagles last Saturday in Pullman. But there was not much anyone could do to stem the “Air Raid” offense that dismantled Eastern 59-24 at Martin...

Local tattoo shops pass on nearby convention

The buzzing of tattoo machines from all directions, the smell of green soap and colorful, permanent ink decorating everyone you meet — the sights and sounds of a tattoo convention make for a singular experience. It’s one that Eastern Washington...

Your step-by-step guide to tattoo conventions

The first official tattoo convention was in Houston, Texas, in 1976. Back then, conventions were for serious tattoo industry professionals only, but they’ve changed a lot since then. Here are some hints to help you get the most out your visit to...

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church You are cordially invited to attend Cheney Congregational Church services this Sunday, Sept 23, at 10 a.m. in the church sanctuary and any Sunday thereafter. Pastor David Krueger-Duncan is currently guiding us through...

West Plains Briefs

Cheney coat drive underway It is that time of year again; time to collect and distribute coats for the Cheney Community Coat Drive. New or used coats for all ages can be donated beginning Sept. 6 at area schools, churches and several businesses....

Discover the beauty of double tulips

Celebrate the National Garden Bureau's Year of the Tulip in a big way by planting double flowered tulip varieties this fall for a showy display next spring. Flower arrangers love the big bold...

Pounded in Pullman

Two years ago the Eastern Washington University Eagles stunned the Washington State Cougars 45-42 in a huge upset football win in 2016. Wazzu was certainly not going to let that happen again as the... Full story

Pounded in Pullman

Two years ago the Eastern Washington University Eagles stunned the Washington State Cougars 45-42 in a huge upset football win in 2016. Wazzu was certainly not going to let that happen again as the... Full story

CHS vs Shadle Park online gallery 092018

Cheney High School's football team stretched it's 2018 season record to 3-0 with a thrilling 42-40 win over visiting Shadle Park on Sept. 14. The Blackhawks made a goal line stop of a Highlanders'... Full story

EWU Pass Through the Pillars 092018

Eastern Washington University freshmen took part in the annual Pass Through the Pillars welcoming ceremony on Monday, Sept. 17. A reported record class of over 1,800 joined the rest of... Full story

Nicholas Lawrence Jones

On Sunday, Aug. 26, Nick took his last path into the unknown. It has happened all too soon. It just does not seem real that we will never again see Nick's mischievous hazel eyes and quirky grin. Born...

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