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 By GRACE POHL    News

Maverik plans to open new location in Airway Heights

Maverik, the convenience store and fueling station company, is adding another location on the West Plains on the southeast corner of Hayford Road and Highway 2 in Airway Heights. “They have been looking at the development for... — Updated 8/9/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    News

Community 'time banking' coming to Airway Heights

Airway Heights is in the initial stage of planning a community time bank with health program specialist Heather Wallace leading the way. A time bank, which was developed in the 1980s, is an organized way that people can trade their... — Updated 8/2/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    Sports

Eastern Washington has an exciting football season ahead

Even though I may not be in Cheney when Eastern Washington University football is kicked off, I am really excited for this season. College football season is the best time of the year in sports and I look forward to it every year.... — Updated 7/26/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    Opinion

Amazon replacing libraries is ridiculous

Everyone probably knows by now that Amazon is coming to the West Plains area – unless you are living under a rock. But that isn’t the real reason why I bring up the powerhouse company. On Saturday, July 21, Forbes posted quite... — Updated 7/26/2018

 

Cheney holds concert series in Sutton Park

Sutton Park is busy this summer with the outdoor concert series every week. Previously, the 3D Band, Mojo Box and Kosta la Vista has played at the gazebo but there are still a lot left during the hot days of Cheney. Every show... — Updated 7/26/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    News

AWH Council discusses Lodging Tax Advisory Committee items

At the July 23 Airway Heights City Council study session meeting, Parks and Recreation Director JC Kennedy requested consideration to appoint Liz Beck to the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. Paula Clouse, the representative that... — Updated 7/26/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    News

School board receives project updates

Earth is moving in a lot of places around Cheney and Superintendent of schools Rob Roettger gave an update on construction around the public schools at the July 18 Cheney board meeting. During the presentation, he showed pictures... — Updated 7/26/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    News

Food options officially open at Northern Quest

Northern Quest Resort and Casino has officially opened two more dining facilities in their location. It was announced on April 26 that the ice cream shop Ben and Jerry’s along with the Mexican fast food option Qdoba would be a... — Updated 7/19/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    News

Airway Heights police department to buy new vehicle

The Airway Heights Police Department requested council approval to purchase a police equipped SUV at the July 16 City Council meeting. Previously the council approved the hiring of two new officers and due to the addition, the... — Updated 7/19/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    News

Cleone's Closet is still thriving in Airway Heights

The food pantry, Cleone's Closet, in Airway Heights is quickly approaching their one year anniversary since relocating to 13114 West Sunset Highway and things are still running smoo... — Updated 7/12/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    News

July is parks and recreation month in Airway Heights

July kicked off parks and recreation month and the department in Airway Heights has a whole month of activities to help celebrate. One activity lasting until July 30 is a National Parks and Recreation photo contest. The... — Updated 7/12/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    News

Airway Heights council OKs reducing rates

At the July 2 Airway Heights City Council meeting there was only one resolution to pass on the agenda and it was approved without any discussion. The resolution authorized a 50 percent reduction in further general facility... — Updated 7/12/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    News

Kristina Blake is new code enforcer in Airway Heights

After years of not having a code enforcer, the city of Airway Heights has brought in Kristina Blake to take over the new job. Blake earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice... — Updated 7/5/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    Opinion

July is moving month for this young reporter

It is crazy to me that we are already halfway through the year and that it is now July. This will personally be a big month for me as I move across the country to Knoxville Tenn., at the end of the month. As I realized that I will... — Updated 7/5/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    News

Fairchild starts new Human Performance Cell program

Keeping airmen healthy on Fairchild Air Force Base is quite the task, but the 92nd Medical Group started an innovative program in the beginning of the year to help support... — Updated 7/5/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    News

Water resourceful

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report came out regarding some of the contaminants that were found in the water in Airway Heights last May. The 852-page... — Updated 7/5/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    Sports

Hoopfest's magical time is once again upon us

This weekend marks the magical days of summer because Hoopfest is in town. Ever since moving to the area, I have loved attending the event every year because it brings the whole Pacific Northwest together in the most entertaining... — Updated 6/28/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    News

Village Cinemas movie series returns to Airway Heights

Village Centre Cinemas in Airway Heights is bringing back the summer matinee series for everyone to enjoy. The series started on June 18 and will run until Aug. 16 for a fun... — Updated 6/28/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    News

Northern Quest opens kid-friendly attractions June 29

Northern Quest Resort and Casino officially opens their Kids Quest and Cyber Quest on June 29 for family-friendly activities. On the Kids Quest side, an hourly children's... — Updated 6/28/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    Education

Airway Heights to repaint Sunset Park water tank

At the June 18 Airway Heights City Council meeting, the board approved a bid to recoat the Sunset Park water tank. In 2016, this project was advertised and since the bids were way... — Updated 6/21/2018

 

Col. Derek Salmi assumes command at FAFB

There is a new commander in town at Fairchild Air Force Base. On June 15, Col. Derek Salmi assumed command Fairchild during a ceremony in front of local of area leaders and other attendees. Salmi comes from the Royal Air Force... — Updated 6/21/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    News

Airway Heights commission holds hearing

The Airway Heights Planning Commission met on June 13 and held a public hearing on an Eastern Washington Growth Management Hearing Board ruling against the city. Starting in October 2011, the city began to update AHMC (Airway... — Updated 6/21/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    Education

EWU receives College Spark Washington Grant

As the academic year at Eastern Washington University is winding down, the most recent funds given to EWU was the College Spark Washington Grant. This grant will provide EWU with $149,573. The organization gave $1.5 million overall... — Updated 6/14/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    Education

Graduating awards

Graduating Cheney High School students were recognized at last week's senior assembly, including athletes (above) who received the Mayor's Award. Also receiving awards were Evarosa... — Updated 6/14/2018

 
 By GRACE POHL    News

Airway Heights council looks at water/sewer resolution

A water and sewer rate resolution to the new development of Highland Village was discussed at the June 11 Airway Heights study session meeting. Public Works Director Kevin Anderson asked the council to consider reducing the... — Updated 6/14/2018

 

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