Rock Lake area fires extinguished

PINE CITY - Volunteer firefighters from across the county were pitted against two wildfires this past week, successfully extinguishing both with the help of state fire services. On... — Updated 8/18/2022

Highway blockage

An excavator on a trailer struck an overpass on U.S. Highway 2 west of Fairchild Air Force Base on Monday, Aug. 15. According to the Washington State Patrol, the crash occurred... — Updated 8/18/2022

B52 bombers visit Fairchild

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE -- Four B-52H Stratofortresses are here through Aug. 19 to participate in the Agile Combat Employment exercised. The bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base... — Updated 8/18/2022

Cheney woman injured in three-vehicle crash

SPOKANE – A Cheney woman was injured in a fatal, three-vehicle crash early Saturday morning, Aug. 13. According to the Washington State Patrol, Chelsea A. Ross, 37, of Cheney was... — Updated 8/18/2022

Missiles, murders and mystery

BLUESTEM – Entering the missile site owned by Peter Davenport just north of Bluestem Road between the city of Davenport and Harrington requires unlocking two gates and wandering down old roads largely overgrown by sage brush.... — Updated 8/18/2022

Heat advisory issued for area

CHENEY – After a brief reprieve from the summer heat, high temperatures were expected to resume Tuesday and remain through the week. The high-heat prompted a heat advisory to be... — Updated 8/18/2022

Local Eagle Scouts recognized

CHENEY – Local Eagle Scouts were recognized during a ceremony Sunday, Aug. 7. Peter Johnon, Luke Wilcox, Aiden Kennedy, Logan Morrison, Taylor Denton, Noah Hoppe and Logan Leuck... — Updated 8/18/2022

Cheney cross country shakes off the rust

For Cheney cross country co-coach Derek Slaughter there's the sense of 2022 being a restart for many of his program's runners. Working with counterpart Camille Moseley, the pair... — Updated 8/18/2022

Cardinal XC have eyes on return to state

It's nothing new that Medical Lake's veteran cross country coach Gene Blankenship is prone to make bold predictions about his teams' future. One can do that with the success he's... — Updated 8/18/2022

EWU soccer scores pair of shutouts

Eastern Washington women's soccer opened its 2022 fall schedule with a pair of home field exhibition shutout wins at the EWU Soccer Field 3-0 over the University of Calgary Aug. 9... — Updated 8/18/2022

Necessary roughness

Eastern Washington freshman offensive line prospect Dylan Conner gives the blocking sled a workout in the team's summer workouts on Aug. 10. The Eagles will hold the first of two... — Updated 8/18/2022

Catch as many as you like at Williams

CHENEY — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has suspended the fishing limits for Williams Lake in preparation for poisoning the lake with rotenone. The unlimited daily... — Updated 8/18/2022

Delta Waterfowl to host banquet

SPOKANE – The Eastern Washington Chapter of Delta Waterfowl will host its second banquet Oct. 1 at the Shriners Event Center. The event will include dinner, drinks, raffles, games, auctions and more. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.;... — Updated 8/18/2022

West Plains riders compete in Omak Stampede

OMAK - Three West Plains competitors were in the money at the annual Omak Stampede and World-Famous Suicide Race over the weekend. Cheney's Ty Schlect and Lindsey Brash and Medical... — Updated 8/18/2022

Drained Snake River Reservoirs Would Resemble Parched Rhine Riverbeds

If you want a glimpse of parched river bottoms behind “would be breached” lower Snake River dams, look at recent photos of European rivers and lakes. On parts of picturesque... — Updated 8/18/2022

Quilts of Valor

The local news coverage of the celebration for units returning from Iraq and Afghanistan left me with mixed emotions. I was delighted that our fighting men and women were being embraced by our community. At the same time,... — Updated 8/18/2022


Aunt Sweetie and Uncle Salty have been married for quite some time, years in fact, but then who’s counting when life is so grand? You may remember that Aunt Sweetie is of the Werther’s Original clan; however no one refers to... — Updated 8/18/2022

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