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Medical Lake football players watch the coin toss prior to their Sept. 21 game with visiting Dayton-Waitsburg. The Cardinals ended a two-plus year losing streak with a 44-0 win....

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 11 Isaiah L. Sanders, 21, and Leon Brooks Jr., 25, were both arrested on second-degree rape charges in connection with an incident that took place Oct. 22, 2017 in the 1000 block of Betz Road. Sept. 14 A 14-year-old male was arrested...

 

Cheney leadership unplugged

The city of Cheney is without another major player in its administrative ranks. Light Department Director Steve Boorman has left the city to take a position with the city of Idaho Falls. Boorman is the second department head to leave Cheney this...

 

Airway Heights' real estate on steady climb

With new businesses moving into Airway Heights and bringing their employees with them, local real estate experts are predicting that rapidly increasing property values will only continue to rise. The city is experiencing an uptick in both commercial...

 

Cheney is hush-hush about WWTP land deal

The Cheney City Council took the unusual step of holding a executive session at the beginning of its Sept. 11 meeting, rather than near the end. After hustling people out of the room for 15 minutes, the council reconvened and approved a short...

 

Airway Heights seeks contract with lobbying firm

As city officials plan to invest more than $20 million in transportation projects over the next six years, the Airway Heights City Council approved a plan to employ a governmental affairs firm to lobby in partnership with the community for local...

 

Are you ready?

Eastern Washington University mascot Swoop prepares to lead hundreds of this year's freshmen class in the annual Pass Through the Pillars ceremony on Monday, Sept. 17. Sept. 19 was the beginning of...

 

Feeble El Nino is on the way to Inland Northwest

With the start of fall this Saturday, Sept. 22, winter certainly will be here before we know it. And this season it will be officially fueled by a tepid El Nino pattern, noted for its slightly higher...

 

Airway Heights' water tower gets a facelift

The water tower in Sunset Park is getting a makeover this month as the water tower recoat project kicks off in Airway Heights. After several years on the docket, the city is finally tackling the...

 

News Briefs

City of Cheney extended compost sales The city of Cheney wants all gardeners and landscapers who use the city’s Eco-Green compost in fall plantings to know that it is selling the material every Friday from noon to 3 p.m. from now through Oct. 19,...

 

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge holding planting annual party Oct. 13

Turnbull Wildlife Refuge and Spokane Audubon Society are hosting a community work part Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the refuge. This is part of an ongoing effort to restore native riparian habitat that benefits area wildlife species,...

 

Law enforcement conduct distracted driving patrols this weekend in Cheney

Motorists in Cheney, particularly on First Street downtown and near Eastern Washington University, might want to pay attention to their driving this Thursday through Saturday. The Washington State Patrol, along with units from the Cheney Police...

 

Stroll through dining

One of two deer nibbles on a bush at a residence along Washington Street near Eastern Washington University's Red Barn last Friday evening....

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 9 An accident with injuries was reported on the 1500 block of Second Street. A motorcycle struck a parked car. Eastern Washington University police arrested the driver of the motorcycle for driving under the influence, while Cheney polic...

 

Suspect, officers identified in shooting

Law enforcement officials have released the names of the suspect and the Cheney police officers who were involved in a Sept. 3 shooting incident in parking lot of Mitchell’s Harvest Foods. In a Sept. 6 news release, the Spokane County Medical...

 

What's behind the water tap?

A very non-descript building in Four Lakes, just off State Route 904, has within its walls a lot of responsibility. The block structure houses the behind-the-scenes work of the Four Lakes Water...

 

Parkside preparation

Work has begun on preparing a 3.6-acre site across North Eighth Street from the Cheney pool for the new Parkside Commons, a 96-unit student housing complex. Contractors are getting 16 duplexes at the...

 

Cheney looks at consultant for water issues

City of Cheney officials are putting together a request for qualifications/quote (RFQ) they hope will get City Council approval and allow them to go out and hire a consultant to address the city’s water supply issues. “We’d like a fresh set of...

 

Cheney looks at consultant for water issues

City of Cheney officials are putting together a request for qualifications/quote (RFQ) they hope will get City Council approval and allow them to go out and hire a consultant to address the city’s water supply issues. “We’d like a fresh set of...

 

Code enforcer makes progress in Airway Heights

After three months on the job, Airway Heights code enforcement officer Kristina Blake is making serious headway on the problems facing the city and the results speak for themselves. In June, Blake became the city’s first code enforcement officer...

 

Spokane Transit Authority's West Plains center opens Sept. 16

By SHANNEN TALBOT Staff Reporter According to Spokane Transit Authority officials, the West Plains Transit Center will be opening for business this Sunday, Sept. 16, marking the completion of a...

 

Kim Best steps down as Cheney recreation manager after 14 years with department

Cheney Recreation Manager Kim Best has stepped down after almost 15 years with the Parks and Recreation Department. Best’s last day was Sept. 6. In farewell letter sent Sept. 5 to “Community Partners,” Best said it was an emotional moment...

 

After market

Several Frog Hollow 4-H Club steers take a break after going through the livestock auction last Sunday at the Spokane Interstate Fair....

 

Airway Heights council OKs recreation center jobs

The Airway Heights City Council moved swiftly through a busy action agenda at their Sept. 4 meeting, discussing eco-friendly operations possibilities and planning for the new job positions that will...

 

SRTC proposes over $818 million in projects

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) is proposing to invest over $800 million in the local transportation system in the next several years and is looking for input on the projects that money would be spent on. SRTC has completed the...

 

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