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Fisher Building sale finalized

When it comes to the case of the Cheney School District’s surplused Fisher Building, apparently the fourth time is the charm. After three previous purchase proposals for the district’s former high school, junior high and administration building...

 

Winning bird

Roan Wilbur (right) and his mother Suzanne Wilbur marvel at the turkey he won after the annual Cheney High School Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Roan, his mom and brother Kian Wilbur were three...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    December 1, 2016 

EWU affirms protection of students

Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees, along with staff, are doing what they can — within their legal limits — to make the campus a safe place for all students. After a special Nov. 22 meeting, the board issued a statement...

 

Flossie Dickey passes

If St. Peter was the one to meet Cheney Care Center resident Flossie Dickey at the "pearly gates," he had better made sure he had a shot of whiskey to offer her. Dickey, who would have turned 111...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    December 1, 2016 

Airway Heights OKs Kalispels agreement

At its Nov. 21 meeting, the Airway Heights City Council approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the city and the Kalispel Tribe of Indians to resolve a pending appeal before it reached the U.S. Department of the Interior Board of...

 

Depot relocation gathers steam

The relocation of Cheney's 87-year-old train depot has taken another step towards reality with the apparent acquisition of property by the group spearheading the effort. Cheney Depot Society volunteer...

 

ML council begins 2017 budget talks

At its Nov. 15 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council held a first reading of the 2017 budget. According to information provided by the city, the 2017 current expense fund is projected to be just over $3.14 million with $2.37 million going toward...

 

Petitioning for a safe haven in Cheney

Students, staff and community members started a petition that asks the Eastern Washington University board of trustees to make the college a sanctuary campus for undocumented students, staff and...

 

Assessed value increase helps Cheney budget picture

Although not “flush with cash,” as Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove put it at a previous City Council budget workshop, additional anticipated revenues from several sources have presented city departments with a bit more leeway with their 2017 budgets....

 

Using the right tool for the job

When it comes to dealing with delinquent utility accounts, Airway Heights staff is going to use one of the tools it already has. At an August study session, staff proposed Ordinance 878, which amends the city’s municipal codes “Water System” an...

 

General fund leads Cheney budget talks

The Cheney City Council’s public hearing Nov. 8 consisted mostly of presentations on the 2017 budget from six departments funded by the city’s general fund on what they hope to do in the upcoming year, and what they have been able to accomplish...

 

She said yes!

Eastern Washington University injured offensive lineman Jerrod Jones didn't have the average Senior Day Nov. 12 at Roos Field. But it certainly turned out to be very memorable as Jones chose to use...

 

Lessons learned from last year's windstorm

Eastern Washington residents can be forgiven if they get nervous when the winds begin to blow - especially this time of year. Thursday, Nov. 17, marks the one-year anniversary of the historic "big...

 

AH commission holds SEPA hearing for Basalt Apartments

At its Nov. 9 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission conducted a State Environmental Policy Act public hearing on the Basalt Ridge Apartment Complex project. The complex, which is being developed by Whitewater Creek Inc.on the northeast...

 

Last name is Vaughn, not Bond

In the Nov.3 Cheney Free Press story on the change of ownership of Cheney Glass, co-owner Abigail Vaughn was misidentified with the last name Bond....

 

Council reviews discretionary requests

The Cheney City Council held a budget workshop Nov. 1 to review a list of 27 discretionary funding requests from departments that will be included in the 2017 budget, 24 of which have already been approved. All told, 61 discretionary funding...

 

Re*Imagine Christmas

Medical Lake’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting event will be a bit different this year. That’s because Re*Imagine Medical Lake will take the tree lighting and expand it into the city’s first Christmas Winter Festival on Dec. 10 from 2-8 p.m....

 

Cheney police solve City Fuel ATM heist

Cheney Police investigators have solved an ATM theft that took place this past spring, thanks to the thieves making off with quite a bit of "scratch" - literally. Sometime around 4 a.m. on the...

 

Airway Heights council looks at budget, recovery well project

The city of Airway Heights took its first step in its budgeting process. At its Nov. 7 meeting, City Council held the first of two public hearings on the 2017 budget. According to information...

 

Winning miss

Eastern Washington senior goalkeeper Mallory Taylor reacts to Northern Arizona's final penalty kick as it goes wide right, giving the Eagles their first ever Big Sky Conference soccer title and trip...

 

Volleyball on to state

The Cheney Blackhawks volleyball team advanced to the 2A state tournament after a 3-2 win over Othello last Saturday. See Sports. Marissa Peach (No. 10) jumps in hopes of smacking the ball before it...

 

Cheney 2017 budgeting calmer

In years past, the annual budget process for Cheney Finance Director Cindy Niemeier has been stormy, particularly when it comes to revenues, which haven’t been all that great lately. This year, there is much more of a sense of calm. The city is...

 

AH seeing rise in new development

There has been a recent influx of development happening in Airway Heights. One of the upcoming bigger residential projects is the Basalt Ridge Apartments, which is being built on the northeast corner...

 

Cheney growth addressed at open house

Cheney residents who wish to have some input into how the city grows should take a short trip down to the Wren Pierson Community Center Monday night, Nov. 14. The 90 minutes then spent at the Planning Commission’s monthly meeting and land use open...

 

AH Police Department begins youth mentoring program

The Airway Heights Police Department is taking a proactive approach in helping the youth of the community. The department partnered with Spokane Regional Health District’s Neighborhood Matters program, Cheney Public Schools and Big Brothers Big...

 

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