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 By John McCallum    Front Page    June 22, 2017 

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...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    June 22, 2017 

AH teams with DV firm

The Airway Heights Municipal Court will go through a new consultant for advocate services that it provides to domestic violence victims. During its June 19 meeting, the Airway Heights City Council approved a $7,500 contract between the city and...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    June 22, 2017 

Airway Heights' splash pad is still not on

Normally during the summer, the Airway Heights' splash pad in Sunset Park would be operating and children would be playing on it. However, there have been a couple situations has kept the city from...

 

Parkside gets recommendation

Cheney’s Planning Commission approved a recommendation to allow a zoning change for a proposed student-housing complex across from the city’s pool and Hagelin Park. The 3-2 vote at the commission’s June 12 meeting came after a second public...

 

Depot LLC considered

The Cheney Depot Society is considering forming a limited liability company (LLC) to address any potential clean up at a proposed new location for the former Northern Pacific rail station. At the June 1 Cheney Historic Preservation Commission meeting...

 

Little help, please

Photo by John McCallum Cheney High School senior class speaker Amber Laura Wohali employed some props to help the audience along with her presentation titled "Once upon a time..." at commencement...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 15, 2017

Airway Heights water is safe for consumption

The water in Airway Heights is safe to drink again. During a June 8 press conference, City Manager Albert Tripp announced staff received the third round of test results for perfluoro chemical contamination. Twenty of the 21 samples that were sent to...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 15, 2017

Water consumption, production drops in Medical Lake

Medical Lake continues to make some progress in reducing the water it produces and consumes. According to the most recent water efficiency report, Medical Lake produced and purchased 279.2 million gallons of water in 2016. This is about a 3 percent...

 

Band member name misspelled

Due to incorrect information, a member of the band Incidia’s name was misspelled in last week’s Medical Lake Founders Day special section. Their drummer’s correct name is Anthony Teichmer....

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 8, 2017

Fairchild adds 12 more KC-135s

Team Fairchild continues to grow. Tuesday, Fairchild Air Force Base announced it would be the new home of 12 primary-assigned KC-135 Stratotankers and three backup inventory aircraft. The KC-135s are...

 

Parkside hearings resume

For the third time in as many months, Cheney’s Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed rezone of land at the corner of Cedar and North Eighth streets being considered for a student-housing-type apartment complex. The hearing...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 8, 2017

Medical Lake water restrictions take effect

Although the West Plains — and most of Washington state — experienced a wet winter and spring, the city of Medical Lake will still ask its residents to adhere to water restrictions during the summer. During the summer, irrigation in Medical Lake...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 8, 2017

Medical Lake water restrictions take effect

Although the West Plains — and most of Washington state — experienced a wet winter and spring, the city of Medical Lake will still ask its residents to adhere to water restrictions during the summer. During the summer, irrigation in Medical Lake...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 8, 2017

Despite flushing, Airway Heights water still contaminated

The city of Airway Heights received the results of another round of testing for perfluoro chemicals in its water system on June 2. Four of the 20 samples that were tested were still above the Environmental Protection Agency’s 70 parts per trillion...

 

Swinging ninja

Sunset Elementary School student Henry Kosanke hits the ropes portion of the Falcon Fitness Club's "Sunset Ninja Challenge Course" during a demonstration for parents on May 30. See the story in...

 

Police seek man who broke into Cheney High School

Cheney police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who broke into Cheney High School, leaving behind a trail of blood and making off with trophies from a trophy case. The man, described...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    June 1, 2017

Second STEP opponent files

The Spokane County Board of Commissioners have been longtime opponents of the Spokane Tribal Economic Project (STEP), and now it appears they are taking the battle to the court room. The commissioners approved a resolution to file a lawsuit against t...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 1, 2017

Six wells still contain chemicals

After the first round of flushing its water system, six of Airway Heights' wells are still over the Environmental Protection Agenciy's perfluoro chemicals advisory levels of 70 parts per trillion....

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 1, 2017

Paying respects

Chief Warrant Officer Marine Chaplain Grant Maassen salutes the grave of a veteran interred at the Medical Lake Cemetery as a family looks on during Memorial Day ceremonies on Mond...

 

Creating easier navigation of city services

Most Cheney residents who are internet savvy will likely have noticed something new about the city’s website — and that is that it’s new. Or at least revamped, something City Administrator Mark Schuller said he and Mayor Tom Trulove have...

 

Book program misidentified

Due to incorrect information, it was stated in a photo cut line in the May 25 issue of the Cheney Free Press that Cheney Federal Credit Union donated books to Sunset Elementary School students through a grant called First Book. The books, which...

 

SR 904 open house planned

With a major repaving of State Route 904 through Cheney slated to begin in late June, state Department of Transportation officials hope to answer questions and allay residents concerns at a project...

 

Memorial Day observance to continue

Cheney's annual Memorial Day observances are under new management, and for the most part, are taking place as they have in the past. For years, the Cheney Cemetery Association organized and sponsored...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 25, 2017

AH pumping out contaminated water

Airway Heights continues to make progress on reducing its recent water contamination issues. On May 16, the city announced that two of its wells tested over 70 parts per trillion for contamination by...

 

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