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 By John McCallum    Photos    July 13, 2017 

Scenes from the 2017 Cheney Rodeo Parade and Round-up | Pt. 1

Cheney's annual rodeo parade and roundup was truly a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cheney Rodeo. Hot, sunny weather helped the fun and pageantry, which feature rodeo royalty from around... Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    July 13, 2017 

Cheney water use curtailed

The City of Cheney has enacted a mandatory lawn irrigation water shutdown for residents and businesses. The shutdown went into effect late Thursday afternoon, July 6. City water resource manager Dan Ferguson said the bearings in Well No. 5’s pump c...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 13, 2017 

Slidin' into cool

Toivo Tomlinson-Ryan hits the water slide during the Rodeo Round-up Saturday morning prior to the annual Cheney Rodeo Parade. Tomlinson-Ryan and his brother, Jericho Ryan, both Cheney Middle School...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    July 13, 2017 

The efficient use of water

Once the dust from other issues has settled, Cheney officials will revisit a water conservation plan for the city. Municipalities are required to produce and implement water conservation measures under the Water Use Efficiency (WUE) rule, which was...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 13, 2017 

Cody Rohrbach takes over as Fire District 3 chief

New Spokane County Fire District 3 Fire Chief Cody Rohrbach hasn't just been learning the duties and challenges of his new position - he's also been dealing with generational staff changes and how tho...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 13, 2017 

Cheney council approves six-year transportation plan

The Cheney City Council unanimously adopted the city’s six-year transportation plan at its June 27 meeting, providing a list of projects the city hopes to accomplish between 2018 – 2023. The document also enables the city to apply for grant...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 13, 2017 

CHS alum Griffon Jones now at Apex

One of Cheney's favorite sons is back in town, and ready to help with you physical therapy needs. Griffon Jones has come on board at Apex as a physical therapist. Jones is a 2008 graduate of Cheney...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 13, 2017 

West plains Bandits take third place in Spokane Tournament

The West Plains Bandits 18U softball team finished third in the Silver bracket of the 4th of July Tournament at Spokane's Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, June 30 – July 2. The Bandits lost their...

 
 By John McCallum    Photos    July 13, 2017 

Scenes from the 2017 Cheney Rodeo Parade and Round-up | Pt. 2

Cheney's annual rodeo parade and roundup was truly a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cheney Rodeo. Hot, sunny weather helped the fun and pageantry, which feature rodeo royalty from around... Full story

 
 By John McCallum    Photos    July 13, 2017 

Scenes from the 2017 Cheney Rodeo Parade and Round-up | Pt. 3

Cheney's annual rodeo parade and roundup was truly a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cheney Rodeo. Hot, sunny weather helped the fun and pageantry, which feature rodeo royalty from around... Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    July 13, 2017 

Cheney water restrictions lifted

City of Cheney officials have relaxed water restrictions imposed on June 30 after one of its deepest and largest producing wells went down with a mechanical failure. The failure, coupled with very hot weather conditions, sent water levels at the city...

 

Cheney rezone moves ahead

Cheney’s City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance changing the zoning of a 3.6-acre parcel of land at the corner of Cedar and North Eighth streets from multifamily residential (R-3) to high-density multifamily...

 

Commission sends comp plan to council

’s June 12 meeting, during which concerns were raised about being able to address residents’ complaints surrounding problems with parking on city streets, especially around Eastern Washington University, and the over abundance of multifamily...

 

Cheney water emergency forces irrigation shutdown -- UPDATED

The City of Cheney has enacted a mandatory lawn irrigation water shutdown for residents and businesses. The shutdown went into effect late Thursday afternoon, July 6. City water resource manager Dan Ferguson said the bearings in Well No. 5's pump...

 

Golden Hills dog attack investigated

Cheney police and Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services, SCRAPS, officers aren’t certain if two stray dogs were what killed a cat in the Golden Hills area last Wednesday evening, but are advising the public to keep an eye out for them...

 

A rainbow of talents

Clara Silver puts the closing touches on her talent, using sign language to perform the 1939 classic from Wizard of Oz "Over the Rainbow" at the annual Betz Elementary School talent show June 15....

 

Ben James is Cheney police 2016 Dispatcher of the Year

For Cheney Police Department's Ben James, being a dispatcher is just another way of helping people, something he's always felt called to do. James went into financing to help people with their...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 29, 2017

Means named Yard of the Month

Paul and Sue Means, 902 Summit Drive, have been named the Cheney Kiwanis and Cheney Garden Club's Yard of the Month. Pictured above are left to right: Paul and Sue Means, Cheney Kiwanis...

 

Calvert accepts Air Force Academy appointment

Cheney High School 2017 graduate Bridget Calvert has accepted an appointment to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Calvert began the process last year, applying to and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    June 29, 2017

It takes three to keep your local newspaper going

The times, they are a changin.’ Yeah, I know. Pretty original lead John — not. If you had a $1 for every story that used that as an intro to a discussion of changes, you’d be able to retire in comfort on an island in the Pacific — preferably...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    June 29, 2017

Bandits open play with second place at Summer Warm Up

The West Plains Bandits 16-18U softball team got their 2017 season under way by competing in the Summer Warm Up tournament at Carlon Park in Selah, June 17–18. The Bandits, composed of four players...

 
 By John McCallum    Photos    June 29, 2017

Betz Talent Show | Pt. 1

Twenty-two students in teacher Cindy Tilque's class showed off abilities in everything from singing to comedy to gymnastics for the Betz Elementary School talent show on June 15. See more galleries... Full story

 
 By John McCallum    Photos    June 29, 2017

Betz Talent Show | Pt. 2

Twenty-two students in teacher Cindy Tilque's class showed off abilities in everything from singing to comedy to gymnastics for the Betz Elementary School talent show on June 15. See more galleries... Full story

 
 By John McCallum    Photos    June 29, 2017

Betz Talent Show | Pt. 3

Twenty-two students in teacher Cindy Tilque's class showed off abilities in everything from singing to comedy to gymnastics for the Betz Elementary School talent show on June 15. See more galleries... Full story

 

Cheney on Parkside: Let's talk

Cheney’s City Council reached a consensus at its June 13 meeting on a proposal by Mayor Tom Trulove to approach developers of the Parkside Commons student housing project to see if a negotiated agreement could be reached on the contentious issue. T...

 

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