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 By Roger Harnack    News

Halftime show

The Cheney High School Marching Band took to the football field during halftime of Friday night's football game against Mead. The performance portrayed a lonely girl who found... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Palouse Falls meeting on proposals rescheduled

OLYMPIA – Washington State Parks officials have rescheduled a public meeting on a proposal that would end camping and require a hiking permit at Palouse Falls. The rescheduled... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Palouse Falls plan ends camping, requires permits

OLYMPIA – A new plan for managing Palouse Falls State Park may end camping and require hiking permits if its approved. Washington State Parks officials will take comments on the... — Updated 9/30/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Gonzaga Prep dominates Cheney

SPOKANE – It was all Bullpups. A bad snap on the first play from scrimmage cost the visiting Blackhawks 13 yards and set the tone for Friday night's game as Gonzaga Prep rolled... — Updated 9/23/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Inslee extends eviction moratorium

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee this afternoon extended his coronavirus-related eviction moratorium through Oct. 31. Calling the moratorium a “bridge,” Inslee said his action will allow municipalities to put in place financial... — Updated 9/23/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

WSU orders 4-H volunteers to get vaccinated

PULLMAN – The Washington State University Extension Office is applying the governor’s Wuhan coronavirus vaccination requirement to all 4-H volunteers. In a letter dated Sept. 3,... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Wear masks outdoors

OLYMPIA – Under a revised order by Gov. Jay Inslee last Thursday, Sept. 9, residents and visitors are now required to cover their faces when attending outdoor events that attract... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Shot order for 4-H volunteers goes too far

Talk about a bureaucrat with delusions of grandeur. On Sept. 3, Washington State University Extension Office Director Vicki A. McCracken took it upon herself to dictate that all... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Newman Lake access closed Sept. 12-14 for milfoil treatment

SPOKANE VALLEY — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is closing the Newman Lake Access Area from Sept. 12-14 for milfoil treatment. A contractor hired by Spokane County and the Newman Lake Flood Control Zone District will... — Updated 9/9/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Breaking away

Several southern Spokane County residents participated in the Lincoln County Open Rodeo last Friday and Saturday nights in Davenport. Cory Perryman of Spangle was among the ranch... — Updated 9/2/2021



Kelly Cordill of Cheney, 12, gives her Hampshire crosses a drink of water Thursday at the Lincoln County Fair in Davenport. Cordill was among area residents participating in the... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Overkill, Gold Rush repeat as winners

ST. JOHN – Several thousand race fans turned out Saturday for the second installment of Sprint Boat racing at Webb's Slough. The fastest time was posted by the No. 69 boat,... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

High school football kicks off Friday night

CHENEY – The high school football season officially gets under way Friday night with Cheney at home and Medical Lake and Liberty (Spangle) on the road. The Cheney Blackhawks will... — Updated 9/2/2021


Parents protest student masking

SPANGLE — Several hundred people stood on the Liberty High School baseball field Thursday evening, Aug. 12, singing the National Anthem. A World War II-era P-51 fighter flew... — Updated 8/19/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Car overturns west of Cheney

Rescue units from Lincoln County and Spokane County Fire District No. 3 responded to a one-vehicle injury crash Monday morning at Milepost 257 of westbound Interstate 90, between... — Updated 8/19/2021

 By ROGER HARNACK    Opinion

Parents should push back on Olympia masks in schools mandates

Parents of public school students in the 9th Legislative district have had enough of coronavirus-related mandates from Olympia. Shutter schools, curtail sports, wear masks, limit fi... — Updated 8/12/2021


Sheriffs', police chiefs concerned over new laws

SPOKANE VALLEY — Leading law enforcement officers from across Eastern Washington are warning residents that new laws will make it difficult to serve the public on possible... — Updated 7/29/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Cheney Rodeo underway

CHENEY - Rodeo action got underway this afternoon, Friday, July 9, with matinee slack competitions in Tie-Down Roping and Barrel Racing. Slack is offered when too many competitors... — Updated 7/9/2021


Fires erupt near Cheney

CHENEY - The Andrus Fire continued to burn Tuesday night, prompting evacuation notices to remain in effect north of the city and east of Four Lakes. The cause of that blaze - the... — Updated 7/8/2021

 By ROGER HARNACK    Opinion

Columbia River Treaty needs renegotiating

Power shortages, rolling brownouts and blackouts? In the Pacific Northwest? One regional utility alone – Avista – had brownouts that affected 15,307 ratepayers last Monday,... — Updated 7/8/2021


Thousands turn out for Freedom Rodeo

BASIN CITY — Thousands of rodeo fans turned out Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26, to watch the second Freedom Rodeo. Temperatures neared 100 degrees at performance time Friday... — Updated 7/1/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

High heat expected to smash records

SPOKANE – It's going to be a record-setting day, in terms of high temperatures that is. According to National Weather Service meteorologist Laurie Nisbet in Spokane, the region... — Updated 6/29/2021


Local boat racer wins Unlimited Class

ST. JOHN - A local sprint boat race team that ended a qualifying run after landing upside down in Webb's Slough rebuilt the top half of a motor and finished the high-speed event... — Updated 6/25/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Flammable venting

Spokane County Fire District 3 firefighters monitor a vent pipe for a fuel tank at a Medical Lake home along State Route 902 that was destroyed by fire last Wednesday afternoon.... — Updated 6/24/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Importance of fatherhood should be celebrated everyday

There’s a lot of talk about endangered species. But the most important endangered species in America, may not be a plant or a wild animal. The most endangered species may... — Updated 6/18/2021


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