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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 11, 2014 

'Not so fast' on Cheney's trash hauling deal

When Todd Ableman, Cheney’s public works director, first read a media report that the city had decided to return to using a large portion of the Spokane County regional trash system they originally opted out of, his first reaction was a form of “...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 11, 2014 

Cheney departments honored

Several city of Cheney departments were honored with awards and statewide recognition at the City Council’s first meeting in September Tuesday night. The city’s wastewater treatment plant was honored for the second year in a row with an...

 
 Front Page    September 11, 2014 

Credit Union gets its red on

Employees at Cheney Federal Credit Union got into the spirit of Eastern Washington University football game-day last Friday by dressing in red to support the Eagles as they faced the University of...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 11, 2014 

Montelone and Patel appointed to Airway Heights commission

The Airway Heights City Council approved the appointment of Aspen Monteleone and Kalpesh Patel to the city’s Planning Commission at the council’s Sept. 1 meeting. Montelone moved to Airway Heights in February and was interested being in involved...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 11, 2014 

Help wanted: Applicants sought for vacant Cheney council position

The city of Cheney is looking for some civic-minded individuals to serve on the City Council in the position left vacant by the resignation of long-time Councilman Bob Stockton last month. “They need to be good with the council, and advocate for...

 
 By Harlan Shellabarger    Front Page    September 11, 2014 

Enter the Eagles

Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin leads his team into Husky Stadium to face the University of Washington last Saturday. The Eagles fell to the "Dawgs" in a shootout, 59-52. See Sports...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 4, 2014

Council OKs Light Department increases

In a harbinger of things to come, the Cheney City Council unanimously approved two ordinances and a resolution updating Light Department service charges and fees and changing how those will take place in the future if needed. The biggest change made...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 4, 2014

AH holds hearing on expansion

At a special Aug. 27 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission held a public hearing for the proposed Seaport Steel expansion. Seaport Steel intended to present their plans at the Aug. 13 Airway Heights Planning Commission meeting for...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 4, 2014

Silverbird airstrip proposal receives county approval

The Spokane County Hearing Examiner’s office has given approval to a conditional use permit for construction of a private airstrip on 151 acres of land located about a half mile northeast of Cheney along the Cheney-Spokane Road. Dennis Reed, the pr...

 
 By Brittani Montecucco    Front Page    September 4, 2014

Get Your Red On

Cheney Free Press staff display their Eagle colors and support for Eastern Washington's football team last Friday. The Cheney Free Press is challenging all Cheney businesses to show their support by...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    September 4, 2014

Nadine Arévalo leaves Cheney with many pleasant memories

The official face of Eastern Washington University the past eight years has been that of recently retired president Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo. But those most familiar with the school might argue there was...

 
 Front Page    September 4, 2014

Parks and Rec vs. Heights Church

Alex Adams (left) of the Parks, Recreation and Services department and Keith Austin (right) of the Heights Church let go of their racers during the fourth annual Watermelon Races at the Airway...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 28, 2014

High school bond headed to voters

The Cheney School District board of directors voted 4-1 to authorize a Feb. 10, 2015 ballot measure seeking voter approval of $44,885,830 in general obligations bonds to fund expansion and remodeling of the district’s high school. The money would b...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 28, 2014

Council talks noise and yard nuisances

At its Aug. 25 study session, the Airway Heights City Council addressed some noise and yard concerns in the city. Airway Heights Police Chief Lee Bennett said the Police Department received a written complaint from a resident on Hazelwood Road regard...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 28, 2014

It's not a dorm key

Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove (right) presented the key to the city to ESPN commentator and Eastern Washington University alumnus Colin Cowherd during last Saturday's "Tailgating Begins Here" rally...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 28, 2014

Medical Lake joins Cheney for municipal court services

At its Aug. 19 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council passed an interlocal agreement with Cheney for providing municipal court services and facilities. The contract is effective Sept. 1. Under the agreement, Cheney will provide administration, a...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 28, 2014

Tripp Ice Bucket Challenge

Airway Heights City Manager Albert Tripp (left) closes his eyes as Sean Widmer (right) rains down ice upon him. Tripp took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because of his family and friends affected by...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 28, 2014

Sparing use of military equipment

Cheney Police Chief John Hensley and department Cmdr. Rick Campbell want residents to know the department does not have any automatic weapons. In fact, the majority of items used by Cheney Police are all of law enforcement and not military grade...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 21, 2014

Tailgating also starts here, Saturday

Eastern Washington University has gotten some notable visibility with their “Football Starts Here,” campaign that centers around the season’s first football game Saturday at Roos Field versus Sam Houston State University and its broadcast...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 21, 2014

Summit looks at needs of military families

Hundreds of military families packed the Red Morgan Center on Fairchild Air Force Base, last Thursday, Aug. 14, to speak with Air Force personnel and congressional officials at the fourth Congressional Military Family Caucus Military Family Summit....

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 21, 2014

It's festival weekend

The city of Airway Heights will celebrate its festival, Aug. 22-23, at Sunset Park. This year’s festival will once again feature the 31st annual Ford Open Car Show, Saturday, Aug. 23, promoted by Northwest Thunderbirds and Fords Unlimited car...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 21, 2014

Wrong drive thru

An inexperienced, new driver on a driving permit hit the accelerator rather than the brake pedal of the pickup she was driving while pulling in to park at Spokane Teachers Credit Union's Cheney...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 21, 2014

Eastern Washington University's active shooter training tests new skills

First responders got to test out a new concept in training last week as elements of area law enforcement and fire departments combined at the annual "Active Shooter" training presented by the Eastern...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 14, 2014

'Dr. A' left his mark at Eastern Washington

He weathered the storm of the nation's worst recession and successfully piloted the Eastern Washington University ship through rough waters. The school now has record enrollment and national notoriety on many fronts. Perhaps bigger yet, in the midst...

 

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