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 By GRACE POHL    Sports

Isaiah's Illinois-bound

Isaiah Rigo signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Illinois on a full-ride scholarship to compete in their wheelchair track and field team.... — Updated 6/14/2018

 By GRACE POHL    Opinion

Graduation is a time for reflection

I could sit here and write about politics this week since there seems to be a lot going on, but I just really don’t enjoy diving into that. And who wants to really and truly read about it? Not me. So I am going to talk about... — Updated 6/14/2018

 By GRACE POHL    Sports

We deserve a National Hockey League team in our state

Before moving here, I had never really liked hockey or even paid attention to it. But then I went to my first Spokane Chiefs game and I was hooked to the sport. Now that we are in the thrills of the Stanley Cup finals, I think it... — Updated 6/7/2018


Farmstead Finds opens this weekend

Farmstead Finds is coming to the West Plains for the first time this year, and hopefully it won't be the last. The free admission event is on June 8 from 4 – 8 p.m. and also on... — Updated 6/7/2018

 By GRACE POHL    News

Airway Heights meets with 6th candidates

The Airway Heights City Council was introduced to the 6th District legislative candidates during the June 4 meeting. The council had previously discussed meeting with everyone running so they could have a fair decision on who they... — Updated 6/7/2018

 By GRACE POHL    Sports

Cheney's Fillmore, Gerber compete at state tennis

Seniors Aaron Fillmore and Dixon Gerber represented Cheney High School’s boys tennis team last weekend at the 2A State Tournament in Seattle. The duo was the only Great Northern League competitors in the bracket. The first match... — Updated 5/31/2018

 By GRACE POHL    Sports

Ljubisic and Baycroft make it to finals in state golf

Cheney High School golfers had a good showing in the 2A state tournament at the Columbia Point Golf Course in Richland, including a top-10 finish by Thomas Baycroft. Baycroft tied for 10th overall after shooting a 78 in the first... — Updated 5/31/2018

 By GRACE POHL    News

Health and wellness event June 9 in Airway Heights

Airway Heights will have a third annual health and wellness event coming soon in the parking lot of Grocery Outlet on June 9, thanks to the Neighborhoods Matter program in Spokane. The activities will run from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. wi... — Updated 5/31/2018


Airway Heights lists summer outdoor movies

With the warmer weather in the West Plains, the Airway Heights parks and recreation department announced the Motion Auto Supply summer moonlight movie series in Sunset Park. The... — Updated 5/31/2018

 By GRACE POHL    News

Airway Heights council talks transportation fee

With Airway Heights continually expanding, the council talked about adopting a transportation impact fee for future developments at the May 29 study session meeting. “This is a fair and more consistent way to get money from... — Updated 5/31/2018

 By Grace Pohl    News

Student, city honored at Airway Heights council meeting

There were plenty of awards at the May 21 Airway Heights City Council meeting as the city was given one along with a student from Sunset Elementary School. First, the chair of... — Updated 5/24/2018

 By Grace Pohl    Sports

Cheney girls compete at 2A district tennis

After coming off their first Great Northern League win against West Valley, the Cheney High's girls tennis team competed at the district tournament at Washington State University.... — Updated 5/24/2018

 By Grace Pohl    News

Spencers are Cheney's first Yard of the Month

The Spencer family was presented with the Yard of the Month honors by Cheney Kiwanis and the Cheney Garden Club. From left to right is Brooklyn Spencer, Windie Spencer with the... — Updated 5/24/2018

 By Grace Pohl    News

Airway Heights library offers a variety of upcoming events

With the warm weather coming up, there are a lot of opportunities in the West Plains to keep the young ones busy. One of those places includes the Airway Heights public library, located at 1213 Lundstrom St. One of the consistent... — Updated 5/24/2018

 By Grace Pohl    News

Noodle Express expands into Airway Heights

Noodles anyone? Local business Noodle Express is opening a new location in Airway Heights at the Cross Pointe Plaza shopping area by Wal-Mart. This will be the local restaurant's... — Updated 5/24/2018

 By Grace Pohl    Education

Smashing display

The Eastern Washington University Downtown Gallery opened a new exhibit, "Smash," on May 21 at XXX. The art being showcased is done by visual communication design EWU students... — Updated 5/24/2018

 By Grace Pohl    News

Contamination anniversary

Airway Heights is hitting the one-year anniversary of the water crisis, when PFOS and PFOA chemicals from Fairchild Air Force Base contaminated two wells in 2017. The City Council was still discussing the matter a year later at... — Updated 5/17/2018

 By Grace Pohl    Sports

Fillmore, Gerber take first at GNL districts to advance to state

Cheney High's boys tennis season isn't over yet as the No. 2 seed doubles team, seniors Dixon Gerber and Aaron Fillmore, placed first at the Great Northern League districts last Sat... — Updated 5/17/2018

 By Grace Pohl    Sports

Three golfers advance to state tournament for Cheney

Both golf teams will be representing Cheney High School at the 2A State Tournament as Katarina Ljubisic from the girls team along with Tyler and Nathan Koohns on the boys roster advance after their performances at districts. Tyler... — Updated 5/17/2018

 By Grace Pohl    Sports

Trip to watch EWU track at Big Sky Championships impresses me

I have been following sports for as long as I can remember, but track and field was never really on my radar before I started working in the athletics department at Eastern Washington University. I have worked at the 1B/2B/1A... — Updated 5/17/2018

 By Grace Pohl    Opinion

Writing letters is a lost art these days

Growing up with technology, I never really wrote letters to people because I could just send a text or make a phone call instead. Well that all changes when you have a loved one at basic training and writing a letter is the only... — Updated 5/17/2018

 By Grace Pohl    Education

Cheney School District honors employees

The health services of Cheney School District won the Annette Grainer Team Collaboration award at the May 9 employee recognition ceremony.... — Updated 5/17/2018

 By Grace Pohl    Education

Eastern Washington receives accreditation from NACEP

Eastern Washington University is officially part of a new statistic, as it is one of 19 schools nationwide to be granted first-time accreditation from National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). “It puts a... — Updated 5/17/2018

 By Grace Pohl    News

Airway Heights library now offering GED classes

After having success at the Cheney Library, the GED and High School 21+ programs are now being offered by the Community Colleges of Spokane at the Airway Heights location on... — Updated 5/10/2018

 By Grace Pohl    News

Airway Heights City Council moves along Spokane water intertie

At the May 7 Airway Heights City Council meeting, the board awarded a bid to construct the Spokane water intertie project to DW Excavating, Inc. in the amount of $130,662.58. The new intertie connection was authorized recently to... — Updated 5/10/2018


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