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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 30, 2019

Learning curve

Jenny Graham, 6th District state representative, listens as Cheney water reclamation plant operator Dan Ferguson explains how the facilities supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system...

 

Northern Quest Resort & Casino brings Topgolf Swing Suite to Epic

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians and Northern Quest Resort & Casino has announced a new partnership that will bring a Topgolf Swing Suite to the West Plains. Scheduled to open to the public in July, the Topgolf Swing Suite will be located inside the...

 
 By MELINDA MYERS    News    May 30, 2019

Ways of taking the hassle out of daily watering duties

Proper watering is key to gardening success, but untangling and dragging heavy hoses across the yard, smashing delicate flowers and young vegetable plants along the way is a common occurrence in many yards. If this describes your escapades when...

 

Spokane Casino event series heats up June 1

The first day of summer might not technically be until June 21, but the Spokane Tribe Casino in Airway Heights is welcoming it just a little earlier with a backyard event series and monthly events planned for June, July, August and September. The Bac...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    May 30, 2019

Geiger work gets underway

Local, state and federal elected officials and dignitaries ceremoniously break ground on the two-year, $14.3 million Geiger Boulevard project scheduled to begin next week. Officials touted the...

 

Images of Memorial Day 2019

West Plains and Spokane County residents took part in Memorial Day observances in numerous ways on Monday....

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY May 20 A counterfeit $5 bill was deposited on the 500 block of 1st Street. A 16-year-old female, a 15-year-old female and a 14-year-old female were arrested for minor in possession (MIP) on the 400 block of North 6th Street. Police took a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 23, 2019

Cheney council OKs final plat

Cheney’s City Council approved a final plat designation for the fifth phase of the Golden Hills subdivision at its May 14 meeting, a move a Cheney developer made a last minute request to deny due to a property dispute. In a May 14 email to Cheney...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 23, 2019

Civil War - Memorial Day weekend reenactment provides a living history of conflict

The Civil War is coming to Cheney — or at least a pretty fair approximation of the four-year conflict that ended 154 years ago. Called “The Battle of Cheney/Minnie Creek (depending upon which...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 23, 2019

Civil War - Washington may not have participated directly but the conflict's impacts were felt

While the battles and emotions making up the American Civil War took place far from the territory of Washington, the land that would eventually become the 42nd state in the union on Nov. 11, 1889...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    May 23, 2019

Perfect storm of issues leads to common audit finding

A three-year financial audit by the Washington State Auditors Office found that the City of Medical Lake has had issues keeping track of its internal finances. But don’t be alarmed, Kathleen Cooper, director of communications for the state auditor...

 

Hot shot

Cheney Fire Department Lt. Jeff Anderson snaps a group photo of area firefighters engaged in a practice burn last Wednesday of a house at 1st and I streets. The home, built in 1908, was burned by the...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    May 23, 2019

Medical Lake interchange project begins late June

If there's a sure sign of summer, it's roadway construction, and like seasonal temperatures, things are beginning to heat up near the Interstate 90 Medical Lake interchange. Work has already begun on...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    May 23, 2019

Cheney Pawn's Thompson retires, sells to new owner

Spring is often thought of as the season of change, and that adage has certainly proven true for a staple Cheney business. William Thompson, the owner of Cheney Pawn on 1st Street, is retiring and has sold his business to a new owner through a...

 

Medical Lake School District hosts Summer Food Service Program

The Medical Lake School District is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program for children up to age 18. The meals are free, and will be served at Hallett Elementary School, 524 S. Hallett St. Beginning Monday, July 1, breakfast is served between...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    May 23, 2019

West Plains Chamber hears from Gary Chandler

The West Plains Chamber of Commerce’s May breakfast broke in the banquet hall at the new Airway Heights recreation center as local business leaders gathered to watch a legislative recap presentation by Association of Washington Businesses Vice...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    May 23, 2019

Conservation District presents at Airway Heights City Council

The Airway Heights City Council was so busy at their Monday, May 20, meeting that several agenda items were pushed back to a later meeting date as council members heard a presentation from the Spokane Conservation District. District Director Vicki...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    May 23, 2019

Flood gates

A passing semitrailer sprays accumulated stormwater across the front of Bogle's Auto Repair at 16 1st St., Cheney, after a May 16 thunderstorm that inundated the region with various amounts of...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    May 23, 2019

Police seek information on Airway Heights fatal hit and run

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit investigators attempting to piece together a hit and run collision that left a pedestrian dead believe they’ve found the suspect vehicle after searching for nearly five days. Spokesperson Cpl. Mark...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    May 23, 2019

Grant gives new air packs to Fire District 10

Thanks to a government grant, some West Plains firefighters should be able to breathe a little easier. Spokane County Fire District 10 received 78 new self-contained breathing apparatuses via a Federal Emergency Management Act grant worth more than...

 

Two new lateral deputies join the Spokane County Sheriff's Office

On May 1, 2019, Spokane County Undersheriff John Nowels swore in two new lateral deputies. They began their orientation and training immediately and will soon be out in patrol, serving our community. Deputy Craig Cupo is 34 years old and comes to...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    May 16, 2019

ML OKs District 3 agreement

The big topic of the evening at the Medical Lake City Council meeting on May 7 was approval of a pre-annexation agreement between the city and Spokane Fire District 3. The city and the district will be asking voters to approve the annexation of the...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    May 16, 2019

Air Force response to AH claims is silence

Representatives from several levels of the United States Air Force had little to say last week in response to an Airway Heights letter demanding nearly $47 million in damages because of the 2017 contamination of its water supply. Fairchild personnel...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 16, 2019

EWU dedicates restoration, center projects

Eastern Washington University officially launched two long-time initiatives with dedication ceremonies last Wednesday. A crowd of around 100 people stood by on the wind-swept hill near the university'... Full story

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    May 16, 2019

Airway Heights officials: 'Much ado about nothing'

Airway Heights residents were alarmed over the weekend when the city’s Public Works Department announced that one of two interties with Spokane was to be shut down for relocation and asked all residents to begin conserving water immediately. That a...

 

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