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Cheney water leak repaired

CHENEY -- Water Department crews have made a successful repair of a water leak that happened yesterday, Feb. 19, near Garden Manor Apartments. Public Works Director Todd Ableman said a "sizeable leak" was discovered beneath State... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Round one to Cheney

CHENEY – Two of six counts in a lawsuit filed in October 2019 against Cheney and Airway Heights’ municipal courts have been dismissed by a Spokane Superior Court judge. At the City Council’s Feb. 11 meeting, city attorney... — Updated 2/20/2020


West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 10 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 700 block of West 1st Street. Michonda P. O’Brien, 36, was arrested on the 900 block of 1st Street on a Spokane Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear on... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Arrest made in Deep Creek area shooting incident

DEEP CREEK – Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with a shooting incident on the evening of Feb. 11 north of U.S. Highway 2 and Brooks Road. After an investigation, deputies... — Updated 2/20/2020


Active shooter training March 5

Do you know what to do if you or your family are caught up in an active shooter situation? The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is offering a free active shooter survival training course on March 5 at Whitworth Presbyterian... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

West Plains Roasters - coffee in the relational format

CHENEY – For Andy LaBolle, coffee isn’t just something you drink to get started in the morning, or to top off a special dinner with friends. To the long-time area barista,... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Storage facility was not what city paid for

CHENEY – Sometimes the low bid isn’t always the best bid. The city of Cheney received a reminder of this to the tune of a $42,429 bid for work replacing the metal roof of a covered storage facility for the Light Department at... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Going native to protect water supply

CHENEY – City officials are taking several steps to address the strain on Cheney’s water system due to growth and a reduction in water supply — one of which is how the city looks when it comes to landscaping. To that extent,... — Updated 2/20/2020


Suspicious package at Fairchild cleared

FAIRCHILD AFB -- A suspicious package found this morning at Fairchild Air Force Base's gate on Rambo Road was determined to be nothing of importance, base officials said. According to a public affairs spokeswoman, security forces... — Updated 2/20/2020


Free Press buys Odessa Record

ODESSA — The Odessa Record is now part of the Free Press Publishing family. Terrie Schmidt-Crosby, the previous owner since June of 2008, is staying on as editor of the publication.Linda Goodman will remain the newspaper’s... — Updated 2/20/2020


Amazon opens hiring for more positions

SPOKANE – Amazon has announced it is hiring for almost two dozen lead positions at its new West Plains fulfillment center on Geiger Boulevard. The company published a list of 23 positions on its website Feb. 18. The positions inc... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

High-capacity magazine ban bill 'dead'

OLYMPIA — A bill that would have limited the number of rounds of ammunition a firearm magazine can hold is “dead” for this legislative session. Substitute House Bill 2240 was on the docket for a second reading in the House,... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Apartments may be coming to your single-family home neighborhood

OLYMPIA – Larger cities and counties would be prohibited from creating single-family neighborhoods under a Senate Bill introduced by a King County Democrat. Substitute Senate... — Updated 2/15/2020


Cheney regional wrestling venue changed

The location of the 2A regional wrestling tournament has been changed. According to school district officials, the tournament will take place at Cheney High School Saturday, Feb. 15, beginning at 11 a.m. The event was moved due to... — Updated 2/14/2020 Full story


An intrinsic mosaic not forgotten

MALLOY PRAIRIE – Ellen Miller had really hoped her son had forgotten about the request. The Medical Lake-area resident and member of the local quilting group "Stitch and Bitch"... — Updated 2/14/2020 Full story


West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 4 Autumn N. Meyers, 19, was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) on the 1000 block of 1st Street. Disean E. Killian, 23, was arrested for trespassing on the 300 block of F Street. Joshua R. Fritts, 23, was... — Updated 2/13/2020

 By Jill Weiszmann    News


Cheney Public Works Director Todd Ableman (above) and members of the Cheney Depot Society and Spokane Preservation Advocates worked for three hours Saturday morning, Feb. 8,... — Updated 2/13/2020

 By Lee Hughes    News

Medical Lake council discusses renewing community cleanup

MEDICAL LAKE — The City Council considered the pros and cons of another community cleanup day, approved amendments to a professional services agreement and the city’s six-year t... — Updated 2/13/2020


Don Malone sworn in as District 10 deputy fire chief

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Spokane County Fire District 10 commissioners swore in new Deputy Fire Chief Don Malone at their meeting last Tuesday evening, Feb. 4. In a news release,... — Updated 2/13/2020


Yee-hah fun

Puttin’ on your best cowboy boots and dusting off the old 10-gallon hat was the theme for Cheney’s “Daddy Daughter Dance” held Friday, Feb. 7 at Cheney Middle School. As... — Updated 2/13/2020


CORRECTION Cheney High girls coach not suspended

In the Feb. 6 story “Cheney suspends coaches” it was incorrectly stated that former Lady Blackhawks head coach Lorin Carlon was suspended and subsequently resigned in December 2018. Carlon was not suspended and did not resign... — Updated 2/13/2020


Commission receives occupancy overview

CHENEY – Planning Commission members weighed in on several proposed city ordinance changes at their February meeting Monday night — the first dealing with occupancy of single-family residences. The issue of occupancy — or... — Updated 2/13/2020


Cheney suspends coaches

CHENEY – Blackhawks boys basketball head coach Frankie Keplinger has been placed on administrative leave, according to a statement from school district officials, while an... — Updated 2/10/2020

 By Lee Hughes    News

Brad Richmond named new Airway Heights police chief

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — There’s a new police chief in town and he’s looking for help from the community he is sworn to protect. “Law enforcement can’t do it on their own,” Brad... — Updated 2/6/2020


Cheney proposes occupancy code changes

CHENEY – A public hearing has been set for March 9 on changes to a pair of ordinances, one addressing residential occupancy issues and the other designed to encourage water conservation. Both ordinances changes acome after... — Updated 2/6/2020


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