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EWU places 90 student-athletes on spring All-Conference team

CHENEY — A total of 90 Eastern Washington University student-athletes across golf, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field have earned a... — Updated 7/29/2021


Bowden, Fossen receive Big Sky Scholar-Athlete Award

CHENEY - After representing Eastern Washington University on national stages while excelling in the classroom, the track and field duo of Parker Bowden and Morgan Fossen are... — Updated 7/29/2021


Primary election ballots must be in by Aug. 3

SPOKANE COUNTY — Voters are reminded that they need to have their primary election ballots counted, those ballots must either be postmarked no later than Aug. 3 or dropped in a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. this coming Tuesday. Not... — Updated 7/29/2021


McMorris Rodgers to hold town halls next week

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fifth District Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers has announced a series of three public town halls to be held at locations in Eastern Washington next week. Monday, Aug. 2, McMorris Rodgers will be at the... — Updated 7/29/2021


Author Lisa Napoli focuses on pivotal figures in news media history

SPOKANE — The County Library District has announced a special event with journalist and author Lisa Napoli on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m., presented with media partner Spokane Public Radio. During the online program “The 2... — Updated 7/28/2021


Crop Insurance 101 webinar set for July 20 

FROM STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES LYONS, NEB. — Farmers and ranchers are invited to participate in a webinar on July 20 from noon to 1 p.m., CT, which will provide an overview of available federal crop insurance options.  “Crop... — Updated 7/15/2021


Area students on UW Dean's List

FROM SEATTLE — Students from the Cheney area have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for Winter 2021 Quarter, according to a June 16 news release. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must... — Updated 7/1/2021


Cheney opens cooling center

CHENEY — Due to the extreme heat forecast for the next several days, city of Cheney officials have announced they are opening up the lobby and auditorium at City Hall as a cooling center. Anyone in need of relief from the heat... — Updated 7/1/2021


Closed for the holiday

SPOKANE COUNTY — The following is a list of all closures for the upcoming Fourth of July Holiday. All city, county, state and federal offices will be closed on Monday, July 5. The Cheney Recycling Center will be closed on... — Updated 7/1/2021


Cheney well represented on All-GSL teams

SPOKANE — The following Cheney High School athletes were named to Greater Spokane League 3A/4A All-League teams for Season 2 (spring sports) and Season 3 (winter sports) Season 2 (spring) Fastpitch softball Bella King First Team... — Updated 7/1/2021


Fire district 10 graduates eight

AIRWAY HEIGHTS - On Monday, June 14 Spokane County Fire District 10 honored West Plains Recruit Academy 2020-2 who completed their 12 weeks, over 220 hours, of fire and hazmat... — Updated 6/24/2021


Spokane County holds free PPE distribution for small businesses, non-profits

From staff and news sources SPOKANE COUNTY — Spokane County is holding free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) distribution events to assist small businesses and non-profits continue operations to keep employees and the public... — Updated 6/18/2021


Driver killed in collision near South Thomas Mallon Road

WEST PLAINS — An adult male was killed in a one-car accident last Thursday evening, June 10, near South Thomas Mallon Road. According to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office release, emergency personnel responded to a report of a... — Updated 6/17/2021


Avista customers in Rosalia and surrounding area to experience a planned power outage

SPOKANE — Approximately Avista electric customers in Rosalia, Malden, Pine City and the surrounding area will experience a planned power outage on Thursday, June 24. The planned outage will begin at 10 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. on... — Updated 6/17/2021


Medical Lake man injured in fiery SR 902 crash

MEDICAL LAKE — A local man was arrested after a fiery crash on State Route 902 last Friday night. According to the Washington State Patrol, 28-year-old Dustin Williams of Medical Lake was on SR 902 five miles west of Medical... — Updated 6/17/2021


Small business workshops, online training resources boost know-how

SPOKANE — When local businesses thrive, the whole community thrives. That’s why Spokane County Library District is offering workshops, resources and services dedicated to businesses, entrepreneurs, and their employees. This... — Updated 6/17/2021


Eastern Washington expands online graduate degrees

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University is expanding its online portfolio of graduate degrees supported by Academic Partnerships (AP) beginning fall 2021. According to a June 14 news release, these new offerings will complement th... — Updated 6/17/2021


Suspending licenses for not paying fines unconstitutional

OLYMPIA — Drivers whose licenses were suspended because they didn’t pay traffic fines may be able to get back on the road by June 16. A Thurston County Superior Court Judge has ruled that it’s unconstitutional to suspend a... — Updated 6/10/2021


Avista customers in Spangle to experience planned power outage

SPOKANE — Approximately 244 Avista electric customers in Spangle and the surrounding area will experience a planned power outage on Thursday, June 10. The planned outage will begin at 10 p.m. on Thursday and end at 6 a.m. on... — Updated 6/4/2021 Full story


New irrigation station and more in the pipe

WARDEN - A new pump station seven miles northeast of the city will provide irrigation water to nearly 10,500 acres of farmland. The EL 47.5 station was dedicated Thursday afternoo... — Updated 6/3/2021


EWU teams with Priority Spokane to help deal with Covid stress

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University’s School of Social Work and Office of Community Engagement (OCE) are partnering with Priority Spokane to begin offering virtual COVID-19 Stress and Trauma Education Programing (C-STEP).... — Updated 5/27/2021


Memorial Day observances return May 31

WEST PLAINS — With some Covid-19 health protocols being eased, several area associations will be holding Memorial Day observances this year after being canceled in 2020. The... — Updated 5/27/2021


Bill reduces delinquent property taxes and interest charges

SPOKANE COUNTY — A measure just signed into law could help prevent home foreclosures for some taxpayers. Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1410, signed May 12 by Gov. Jay Inslee, reduces the annual rate of penalty and interest... — Updated 5/20/2021


Barriere, Limu-Jones first-team All-Americans

CHENEY — Eric Barriere has joined the who’s-who of Eagle first team All-America quarterbacks. The list of former Eastern Washington University first team All-Americans at quarterback is impressive — Gage Gubrud, Vernon Adams... — Updated 5/13/2021


Cheney School District again sponsors summer meals

CHENEY — The school district is again sponsoring the federal Simplified Summer Food Program for Children this summer. The program is designed to offer free meals for all children regardless of need in the area. Meals will be... — Updated 5/13/2021


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