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Airway Heights shooter in custody

AIRWAY HEIGHTS -- According to a department news release, Zion J. Carter, who is suspected of shooting his wife and stepdaughter in Airway Heights on July 27, has been apprehended. He was arrested on his outstanding warrants and... — Updated 7/29/2021


Airway Heights shooter still at large

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — A domestic violence-shooting occurred in Airway Heights at around 3:50 a.m. on July 27. Zion J. Carter, 38, fired shots at his wife and 11-year-old stepdaughter, who were transported to a hospital with life-threa... — Updated 7/28/2021

 By Scott Davis    News

Man falls down shaft at ADM

CHENEY - A man was injured at the Adm Milling Company on 1st Street Wednesday afternoon after falling backwards into a 4-foot-by-4-foot hole while cleaning excess grain in a recess... — Updated 7/28/2021 Full story


Crowded field for Cheney council Position 3

CHENEY — The City Council is a legislative body comprised of Seven Councilmembers elected by the public to four-year terms, “responsible for formulating and adopting City policies.” Three City Council postings are currently... — Updated 7/23/2021


Cheney among recipients of $312 million Department of Ecology awards

CHENEY – The city’s Purple Pipe Project was among the recipients of a $312 million award from the Washington State Department of Ecology in conjunction with ongoing water quality projects in the state. The loan to Cheney... — Updated 7/23/2021


Read all about the election

SPOKANE — Two new elements will be in play in the upcoming August primary election — one with a physical manifestation the other less so, but with a possibly large presence nonetheless. The first element comes via a... — Updated 7/22/2021


Airway Heights corrects affordable housing incentives

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — The City Council looked at a resolution concerning additional affordable housing incentives at their July 12 study session. Due to the city’s steadily increasing growth, affordable housing is a priority for... — Updated 7/22/2021


Cheney to try out Daupler

CHENEY — Beginning July 20, afterhours calls for utility services will no longer be handled by the Police Department but will instead be directed to a new incident response management system provided by Daupler, Inc. The City Cou... — Updated 7/22/2021


Fire District 3 seeks restoration of levy amount

CHENEY — Spokane County Fire District No. 3 has a property tax levy proposal alongside the fast-approaching elections. The proposed levy would restore the district to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value and be collected in 2022.... — Updated 7/22/2021


Three vie for Cheney School District Director 2

CHENEY — School board members are locally elected state officers responsible for governing designated divisions of the region, charged with implementing policy within the bounds of state law. This posting oversees sections of Fou... — Updated 7/22/2021


West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 12 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 1000 block of Betz Road. A suicidal subject was reported on the 200 block of South Cheney-Spangle Road. Subject was involuntarily committed. Third-degree... — Updated 7/22/2021


Driver arrested in West Curtis Road crash

CHENEY - A 26-year-old driver was arrested on vehicular assault charges after striking a bicyclist in the 6800 block of Curtis Road Tuesday night. According to the Spokane County... — Updated 7/21/2021 Full story


DDM Imports fined for third violation

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — DDM Imports, a company located on Garfield Road in Airway Heights, was a part of a federal Clean Air Act violation for the third time in two years. The company was fined $66,622 without admission of liability... — Updated 7/21/2021


Country dining and a bull named Boss

CHENEY - A new family restaurant steeped in rural charm has arrived to supply the Cheney community with a gathering center to enjoy "comfort food with flair." The Farmhouse Café,... — Updated 7/15/2021


West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 5 Violation of a court order was reported on the 1600 block of 1st Street. July 6 An abandoned auto was reported on the 600 block of J Street. Police impounded a gray 2008 Chevy Malibu. The sudden death of a... — Updated 7/15/2021


Airway Heights plans future construction

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The City Council approved the design scope for future construction projects in their July 6 meeting. One will take place on 10th Avenue from Garfield to Hayford. The other will be a pedestrian crossing beacon on... — Updated 7/15/2021


Airway Heights finalizing new franchise agreements

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — The city is in the process of finalizing two franchise agreements with Avista, an electric and natural gas energy company. The agreements would replace the city’s existing gas and electric franchise... — Updated 7/15/2021


Airway Heights council recaps July 4 celebration

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — The City Council met on July 6, only a couple days after the Independence Day celebration, for a holiday recap and official action on multiple study session agenda items. According to Police Chief Brad Richmond,... — Updated 7/15/2021


Crop Insurance 101 webinar set for July 20 

FROM STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES LYONS, NEB. — Farmers and ranchers are invited to participate in a webinar on July 20 from noon to 1 p.m., CT, which will provide an overview of available federal crop insurance options.  “Crop... — Updated 7/15/2021


Rustman named ML's Yard of the Month

Medical Lake Kiwanis and Cheney Garden Club presents the July Garden of the Month to Shelly Rustman. Shelly received a gift from Farm Salvation. Pictured above are Gayle Hennings,... — Updated 7/15/2021


Fire encampment erected at Cheney Middle School

CHENEY — An encampment at Cheney Middle School was erected on July 5 to host a Type 3 incident management team (IMT) in fighting the Andrus fire that burned 232 acres. The camp remained in place for the entirety of the week and... — Updated 7/15/2021


Feed Medical Lake celebrates its 10th anniversary

MEDICAL LAKE — After postponing the celebration due to the heat, Feed Medical Lake finally celebrated its 10th anniversary on July 12. With an outdoor barbeque spread and celebratory cake and ice cream, they gathered at St.... — Updated 7/15/2021


Fish Trap Lake fire quickly contained

FISH TRAP — Lincoln County Fire Protection District No. 1, led by Fire Chief Mitch Lowry, responded to a fire near Fish Trap Lake Sunday, July 11, around 7 p.m. Fish Trap Lake is... — Updated 7/15/2021


End of heat relief?

CHENEY - The city's municipal pool will not open this summer due to "catastrophic failures" with maintenance equipment, the city announced on July 1. The closure arrives in the... — Updated 7/15/2021


West Plains Police News

CHENEY June 28 Fourth-degree assault was reported on the 6100 block of South Abbott Road. Incident reportedly occurred on June 16, 2021. A 14-year-old female was arrested. Trespassing was reported on the 2700 block of 1st Street. A... — Updated 7/8/2021


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