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Columbia Basin Water Group elects 2020 board, officers

MOSES LAKE -- The state’s organization serving as the “voice” of the Columbia Basin Project elected new board of trustees to serve in 2020. The Columbia Basin Development League (League) has supported the Bureau of Reclamatio... — Updated 11/19/2019

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Grocery Outlet to open in Cheney

Three years ago, Duran Slater and Cassie McManus had never even heard of Grocery Outlet. Now, the couple is the owner/operator of one of the chain’s newest branches set to open No... — Updated 11/18/2019


West Plains Police News

CHENEY Nov. 5 An abandoned auto was reported on the 800 block of West 1st Street. A blue 1989 GMC Sierra was impounded. Two 16-year-old males were arrested for fourth-degree assault on the 800 block of Golden Hills Drive.... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Roger Harnack    News

Search continues for missing Colville pilot, plane

COLVILLE – The search for a missing pilot and plane has moved to the forests between Colville and Ione. Spokane County Search and Rescue officials this morning identified the... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News 

Spokane airport awarded $11.3 million facility grant

SPOKANE COUNTY — Local and federal officials announced on Tuesday, Nov. 6, a $11.3 million transportation grant award for the construction of the Rail-Truck Transload Facility... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Cheney police still looking for Exxon armed robbery suspect

(The following story is updated from a version that appeared online at on Thursday, Nov. 7) CHENEY – Police are still looking for one, possible two males... — Updated 11/14/2019


Cheney capital facilities measure on its way to passage

By JOHN McCALLUM Managing Editor CHENEY – In a dramatic turnaround, the Cheney School District’s $4.27 million capital facilities levy has gone from a losing proposition to apparent passage. As of Tuesday, Nov. 12, ballot... — Updated 11/14/2019


Airway Heights, Medical Lake council and school board results

By LEE HUGHES Staff reporter Airway Heights City Council Incumbent Councilman Larry Bowman defeated challenger Jared Lacambra by a large margin to maintain his seat on the Airway Heights council. Bowman received 519 of the 810... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News 

ML commission recommends no change to comp plan

MEDICAL LAKE - Members of the Medical Lake Planning voted to recommend the City Council not approve a request to amend an individual parcel designation of a future land use map in... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News 

Medical Lake schools pause for Veterans Day

MEDICAL LAKE — The Medical Lake middle and high schools took time out from classes to honor veterans and their families ahead of Monday’s Veteran’s Day holiday, and to hear fr... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News 

ML Council approves tax rate hike, considers budget

MEDICAL LAKE — The Medical Lake City Council approved two city-wide tax increases and held a preliminary budget hearing during its regular bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5.... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Cheney commission debates parking and home occupancy

CHENEY – The Planning Commission is again scheduled to take up discussion at its Nov. 18 meeting of an issue whose resolution has evaded local officials for decades — how to... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

EWU students protest street preachers

(The following story is updated from a version that appeared online at on Thursday, Nov. 7) CHENEY – Eastern Washington University students staged a counte... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Roger Harnack    News

Search underway for missing aircraft

Update: Due to weather and visibility, the aerial search for the missing aircraft has been halted. Transportation officials are instead now coordinating with Stevens and Spokane... — Updated 11/12/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

Reardan non-profit planning war memorial

REARDAN - Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient Private Joe Mann's exploits in Holland during World War II have been celebrated across the globe. He is, in part, the namesake of the... — Updated 11/8/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

Medical Lake contest generates over 400 pounds of candy

MEDICAL LAKE — Re*Imagine Medical Lake’s second annual Fall Festival was a hit. The candy competition winners were Wispies Hair Salon, Whispering Palms Massage and Medical Lake... — Updated 11/7/2019



Cheney High’s girls soccer team celebrates their District 7 title, earned Tuesday with a 3-2 win over West Valley. The Lady Blackhawks advance to regional action this Saturday at... — Updated 11/7/2019


Medical Lake interchange detour planned this week

The Washington State Department of Transportation will be detouring traffic from Interstate 90 through the Medical Lake interchange ramps between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7 – 8 while precast... — Updated 11/7/2019


Winter prep

Children at Sunset Elementary School look over some of the 422 coats collected and distributed through the annual Cheney Coat Drive. Some 360 coats were given away at Sunset and... — Updated 11/7/2019


Veterans Day observances on the West Plains

Several organizations and schools will be hosting Veterans Day observances beginning this Thursday in Medical Lake and continuing on Monday, Nov. 11 Airway Heights VFW Post 3386 will be open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Post members... — Updated 11/7/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

Family of man killed on State Route 902 sets up Go Fund Me page

CHENEY — Clay Randall died suddenly and unexpectedly on State Route 902 just east of Medical Lake on the evening of Oct. 22 when he was partially ejected from his truck when it... — Updated 11/7/2019


Correction That's tons not pounds

Due to a typo in last week’s story on a train engine fire in Cheney the amount of soybeans being transported was incorrectly portrayed. The train was actually carrying 14,000 tons of soybeans.... — Updated 11/7/2019

 By Roger Harnack    News

Cheney School district levy too close to call

CHENEY – It’s simply too close to call, and it may remain that way for several days. As of the end of ballot counting in Tuesday night’s general election, Cheney School Distri... — Updated 11/7/2019


Cheney council debates leasing Anderson Road house

CHENEY – How much and how long the city should lease a rental property near its Utility Building provoked the most discussion at the Oct. 22 Cheney City Council meeting. The prope... — Updated 11/7/2019


Cheney revenues keep growing

CHENEY – Total governmental revenues are slated to continue on an upward trend in the 2020 budget, thanks mostly to construction taking place in the city and surrounding areas.... — Updated 11/7/2019


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