In Our Community


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Rural communities explore economic opportunity

Potlatch, Idaho is one of 23 rural communities in Idaho and Washington participating in a Community Needs Assessment to learn how these towns may be unintentionally limiting economic growth and community vitality

Active duty military and civilians standing in front of a US Air Force plane

Global reach, regional impact

Fairchild Air Force Base recognized with a “best base” nomination in the Air Mobility Command for the past year

Women looking at finances together

Financial literacy program empowers Oregon women

‘Financially Fit Women’ has educated and empowered over 200 women through credit counseling, debt management planning, financial education and more

Senior couple on a walk

New rate discount program launched

Avista has launched a new rate discount program for income-eligible residential customers with disabilities and seniors (age 60+) who reside in Washington

Trains in station

All aboard

Powered by steam, diesel or electricity, the Inland Northwest Rail Museum is home to almost 30 engines and rail cars not to mention model trains, an enormous collection of railroad memorabilia, and rides on its own small train line

Doug Kelley receiving award

Doug Kelley receives West Plains Chamber Lifetime Achievement Award

Kelley was selected for the award by the Chamber’s Board of Directors, who each year select an individual who has had a lasting legacy within the West Plains business community