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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


Cheney places 10 on All-GSL teams for fall sports

SPOKANE — In its return to the Greater Spokane League and the 3A classification the Cheney High School sports teams didn’t do too bad with all-league awards. The Blackhawks placed 10 players as first and second team and... — Updated 5/6/2021


Goertz receives Department of Health award

MEDICAL LAKE - Deep Creek Ranchette Water Association President Jerry Goertz has been awarded the 2021 Commitment to Excellence award for his work by the Washington state... — Updated 5/6/2021


Eastern Washington releases winter quarter Dean's List names

CHENEY — The Eastern Washington University Dean’s List is released after every fall, winter and spring quarter. The fall and spring quarter lists also include students on the semester system. An undergraduate student who earns... — Updated 5/6/2021


Westwood FBLA takes home 19 awards at the virtual SBLC

WINDSOR/MARSHALL — The Westwood Middle School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students placed 19 times at the Virtual State Business Leadership Conference held April 21-24. Aftyn Tippetts qualified for nationals with a... — Updated 5/6/2021


USDA offering loans to underserved farmers, ranchers

SPOKANE VALLEY — Underserved or beginning farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain commercial credit from a bank have a resource to turn to — the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). FSA is offering two... — Updated 4/29/2021


Blackhawks FBLA land four state champions

CHENEY - The high school Future Business Leaders of America wrapped up its 2021 virtual State Business Leadership Conferences last weekend, with 16 of its 17 attending members... — Updated 4/29/2021


Salvation Army has food, needs volunteers

SPOKANE — The Salvation Army still has plenty of food for vulnerable families on a first-come, first-serve basis. In an April 26 news release, Salvation Army Director of Development and Communications Brian Pickering said the... — Updated 4/29/2021


Property tax penalty and fee reduction bill passes

SPOKANE — County Treasurer Michael Baumgartner applauded the passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1410 (ESHB 1410) which significantly reduces the amount of penalty and interest paid on delinquent property taxes. The... — Updated 4/29/2021


West Plains students on SFCC winter quarter honor roll

SPOKANE — Spokane Falls Community College lists 1,082 students on its honor roll for winter quarter 2021, which ended in March. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above to be listed on the honor roll. Airway Heigh... — Updated 4/29/2021


Cheney, Medical Lake students named Spokane Scholars

WEST PLAINS — The Spokane Scholars Foundation honored 156 area students as Spokane Scholars at the organization’s 29th annual awards banquet, held virtually April 19. Of those... — Updated 4/29/2021


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