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Before and after

Construction crews made quick work of things in turning the intersection of Craig Road and State Route 902 from a crossroads controlled by a stop sign to a roundabout that is... — Updated 7/26/2018


Eastern volleyball honored for academic excellence

For the sixth consecutive year, the Eastern Washington University volleyball team has received the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). As a team, the Eagles boasted a grade point average of... — Updated 7/26/2018


EWU Volleyball 2018 Schedule

Titan Classic - Hosted by Cal State Fullerton & UC Riverside 8/24 UMass Lowell 11 a.m. Aug. 25 Akron 11 a.m. Aug. 25 UC Riverside 7 p.m. UND Classic - Hosted by North Dakota Aug. 30 North Dakota 10 a.m. Aug. 31 Louisiana Tech 8... — Updated 7/26/2018


Eastern announces 2018 volleyball schedule

Eastern Washington University head volleyball coach Leslie Flores-Cloud announced the team’s 2018 schedule July 19. The 30-match slate features nine home Big Sky Conference matchups at Reese Court, in addition to four... — Updated 7/26/2018


Big Sky-best six Eagles on 2017-18 NABC Honors Court

Six Eastern Washington University men’s basketball players – the most in the Big Sky Conference – have been honored on the 2017-18 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court announced on July 17.... — Updated 7/26/2018

 By GRACE POHL    Sports

Eastern Washington has an exciting football season ahead

Even though I may not be in Cheney when Eastern Washington University football is kicked off, I am really excited for this season. College football season is the best time of the year in sports and I look forward to it every year.... — Updated 7/26/2018


McPherson nominated to 'Good Works' team

Eastern Washington University senior running back Sam McPherson is among 169 football players nationally who were announced by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) as... — Updated 7/26/2018


EWU's Big Sky basketball schedule released

As expected, the 2018-19 schedule of games in the Big Sky Conference for the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team will have a few twists and turns. The schedule was announced by the league on July 24, and includes... — Updated 7/26/2018


Cathy McMorris Rodgers represents ME

I am a working mother, wife, and city council woman. Cathy McMorris Rodgers represents ME on many fronts. She co-sponsored the bill that extended the Federal Perkins Loan program for need-based students. Without programs like... — Updated 7/26/2018


Fearful for the survival of Democracy

If you read the actual transcripts of Trump and Putin’s press conference following the Helsinki Summit, the first thing that may occur to you is that President Trump cannot express a coherent thought. The second, and by far the... — Updated 7/26/2018

 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion

The children in the United States are our future now

My niece and nephew recently came to visit from the Midwest. They had never seen this part of the world, and I thought they would be impressed with the variety of ecosystems in Eastern Washington. Thus, I was a bit surprised when... — Updated 7/26/2018

 By GRACE POHL    Opinion

Amazon replacing libraries is ridiculous

Everyone probably knows by now that Amazon is coming to the West Plains area – unless you are living under a rock. But that isn’t the real reason why I bring up the powerhouse company. On Saturday, July 21, Forbes posted quite... — Updated 7/26/2018


West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 16 Violation of court order in the 800 block of Villard. Michael S. Browne, 38, arrested for violation of protection order. Malicious mischief reported on the 100 block of West Second Street. An arrest for another... — Updated 7/26/2018



Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, July 29. Coffee hour follows the worship service. Christian education for grade school children through adults is in... — Updated 7/26/2018


What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section, send an email with date, time, location and event to Cheney • July 20, Master... — Updated 7/26/2018



One hundred twenty-five years ago on July 15, 1893, the Women’s Relief Corps organized General George Wright Corps #8 in Cheney. The corps was an auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Republic veterans’ organization for Union... — Updated 7/26/2018


Cheney holds concert series in Sutton Park

Sutton Park is busy this summer with the outdoor concert series every week. Previously, the 3D Band, Mojo Box and Kosta la Vista has played at the gazebo but there are still a lot left during the hot days of Cheney. Every show... — Updated 7/26/2018


Events scheduled for Medical Lake Seniors

The Medical Lake Senior Activities project has announced that it will present a bingo session for seniors/adults on Monday, July 30 from 1 – 3 p.m. at City Hall. Two other activities that are being started include “Walking... — Updated 7/26/2018


Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 24, 2008 The Cheney City Council approved a resolution to offer assistance to qualifying residents of Myers Mobile Home park. The Medical Lake City Council approved of revised park rules recommended by the parks... — Updated 7/26/2018


Rascal Rodeo provides 'can-do' experience

Over three dozen members of the special needs community in the area had their special day prior to the final performance of the 51st annual Cheney Rodeo on July 15. The Rascal... — Updated 7/26/2018


Medical Lake City Councilman John Paikuli steps down

Medical Lake will once again go through the exercise of filling a vacant seat on its city council following the announcement that John Paikuli has resigned his Position 1 slot. The... — Updated 7/26/2018

 By GRACE POHL    News

AWH Council discusses Lodging Tax Advisory Committee items

At the July 23 Airway Heights City Council study session meeting, Parks and Recreation Director JC Kennedy requested consideration to appoint Liz Beck to the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. Paula Clouse, the representative that... — Updated 7/26/2018


Examining the race for Washington State House 6th District, Position 2

(This profile was compiled by staff reporter Paul Delaney) The race for 6th District Representative Position 2 on the upcoming Aug. 7 primary will eventually replace Jeff Holy who is seeking the district’s Senate seat. . While... — Updated 7/26/2018

 By GRACE POHL    News

School board receives project updates

Earth is moving in a lot of places around Cheney and Superintendent of schools Rob Roettger gave an update on construction around the public schools at the July 18 Cheney board meeting. During the presentation, he showed pictures... — Updated 7/26/2018


Amazon makes it all official

Arguably one of the worst-kept secrets in the local business world charged into the open last Friday. That’s when Amazon pulled the thinly-veiled curtain back on Project Rose, now officially known as the online giant’s latest... — Updated 7/26/2018


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