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Cheney extends application time period for COVID-19 business relief grant funding

CHENEY – Officials have announced that there are still funds remaining in the city’s Small Business Assistance Grant Program and are extending the previous deadline to all more local businesses to apply for funding. The... — Updated 11/25/2020


Allegiant Air offers nonstop service from Spokane

SPOKANE – Allegiant Airlines announced Nov. 17 that it was offering two new nonstop routes from Spokane International Airport: one to Las Vegas, Nev. and the other to Orange... — Updated 11/25/2020


Man killed in Spokane Valley pursuit

SPOKANE VALLEY -- A man was shot and killed by police deputies after a vehicle pursuit that ended at Sprague and University Sunday night. According to a Spokane Valley Police Department news release, a deputy attempted to conduct... — Updated 11/23/2020


Decorate your home for Holiday Hoopla

CHENEY – Want to show off your holiday outdoor home decorating prowess? Here’s your chance to be included on the map for the Cheney Merchant Association’s Holiday Hoopla Light & Decor Contest, happening December 4. All you... — Updated 11/19/2020


Eagle women tip-off hardwood schedule Nov. 25

CHENEY – The Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team only has 16 more days to wait until the first highly-anticipated game day since March 2020, as the 2020-21... — Updated 11/19/2020


Eagles volleyball to play 15 Big Sky Conference matches

CHENEY – The start of the season comes five months later than expected, but the Eastern Washington University volleyball team is now preparing for a 16-match Big Sky Conference schedule that includes everyone except Idaho State... — Updated 11/19/2020


Eastern men picked to win Big Sky basketball title

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University has emerged as a clear favorite to repeat as Big Sky Conference men’s basketball regular-season champions in 2021. According to a Nov. 11 news release, the Eagles garnered nine of 11 first... — Updated 11/19/2020


Spokane County Libraries return to curbside pickup, virtual services only

SPOKANE COUNTY -- The Library district has announced that all county libraries will close their buildings to the public and are returning to curbside pickup services only. The move was effective beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 18,... — Updated 11/19/2020


Power lines blocking I-90 in Spokane

SPOKANE -- Downed power lines are currently fully blocking traffic on Interstate 90 near milepost 277 just west of the conjunction with U.S. Highway 2 in the city of Spokane. Washington State Patrol officials indicated both east... — Updated 11/13/2020


Nine-match conference schedule for EWU soccer

CHENEY – After the traditional fall 2020 season was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a fresh 2021 Big Sky Conference schedule awaits the Eastern Washington soccer team, as announced by the conference office Nov.... — Updated 11/12/2020


Outreach Center Christmas gifts for kids sign up underway

CHENEY – Sign up for the annual Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids is underway. Cheney Outreach Center’s holiday gift drive will look very different this year as, due to Covid-19 restrictions, no donations boxes will be set up at... — Updated 11/12/2020


Board of Health officially terminates Lutz

SPOKANE – The Spokane Regional Health District’s Board of Health made it official last week that Dr. Bob Lutz is no longer the district’s Health Officer. In an 8-4 decision at a Nov. 6 meeting, board members voted to uphold... — Updated 11/12/2020


Cheney schools Veterans Day observances online

CHENEY – Local middle and high school leadership organizations have posted Veterans Day observances online for community members to view. To view the Cheney High School virtual assembly go to: To... — Updated 11/12/2020


Spokane County Library District is ready to turn on the open sign

SPOKANE COUNTY – All libraries in Spokane County Library District will open on Thursday, Nov. 12. “The re-opening requirements are a challenge that our libraries have adhered to while still offering as many services as... — Updated 11/12/2020


Cheney High announces October PACE award students

CHENEY – High school officials have released the list of students who have received PACE award honors in October. The PACE trait of the month was “Responsibility.” Award winners are Gabriel Daymude, Hannah Davis, Arturo Jeron... — Updated 11/12/2020


Car/semi collision blocks Four Lakes ramp

FOUR LAKES, WASH. -- A car semi-truck injury collision blocked the eastbound ramp onto Interstate 90 at Four Lakes early this morning, Nov. 11. According to the Washington State... — Updated 11/11/2020


Major storm forecast for this weekend

SPOKANE – The National Weather Service is forecasting the possibility of a major weekend storm that could bring lots of rain, snow and high winds to the region. According to a Nov. 10 advisory, the storm coming in off the... — Updated 11/11/2020 Full story


Eastern names Lipold men's assistant coach

CHENEY – The 2020-21 Eastern Washington University men’s basketball season will include a new assistant coach, as T.J. Lipold moves from an operations position to a coaching role for the Eagles. Replacing Lipold as EWU’s... — Updated 11/5/2020


WIAA outlines process for determining possible sport seasons

RENTON – The WIAA (Washington Interscholastic Activities Association) Executive Board approved a process for determining the status of upcoming WIAA seasons during the 2020-21 school year Nov. 2. The process outlines a timetable... — Updated 11/5/2020


Wild Bill's hosts rescue dog fundraiser

CHENEY--Wild Bill's Longbar is hosting a raffle fundraiser through closing time Oct. 31 to benefit rescue dogs through Rescue4All, a Spokane nonprofit. Several Cheney businesses... — Updated 10/30/2020 Full story


Eagle women's basketball adds two to coaching staff

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University head women’s basketball coach Wendy Schuller has added two new additions to her coaching staff, as announced in an Oct. 20 news release. Both serving in assistant coaching... — Updated 10/29/2020


Bill Stevenson brings experience as new Whitman County Gazette editor

COLFAX – Bill Stevenson feels at home behind the editor’s desk at the Whitman County Gazette. The “new” editor brings 27 years of journalism with him, most of it being while in Eastern Washington. Two years of reviewing so... — Updated 10/22/2020


Medical Lake schools first-graders return to in-person classes Oct. 26

MEDICAL LAKE – First-graders will be returning to in-person learning five days a week at Hallett and Michael Anderson elementary schools, the district announced Oct. 19.  Superintendent Tim Ames said in an online newsletter... — Updated 10/22/2020


EWU remains in online winter quarter

CHENEY – Citing health and safety reasons, Eastern Washington University officials announced last week that they will continue with offering most classes online during winter quarter 2021. As with fall instruction, some... — Updated 10/22/2020


Westwood MS fun runs goes to virtual challenge

WINDSOR – Fun runs play a huge part in funding local associated student body school events, but with Spokane County still not at a point where large gatherings of individuals are allowed under Covid-19 protocols, schools have... — Updated 10/22/2020


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