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 Front Page    September 18, 2014 

ADVERTISEMENT - Last Saturday of summer antiques, harvest & Christmas outdoor bazaar

LAST SATURDAY of summer antiques, harvest & Christmas outdoor bazaar. Sept. 20, 10- 3 at Jarms Farms, 22421 S Griffith Rd., Cheney. Featuring 20 vendors. Come have some fun while getting started early on your decorating & gift buying and helping out... Full story

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 18, 2014 

Airway Heights reaches solid waste accord

The Airway Heights City Council was presented with two proposals for solid waste planning and disposal services for the city at its Sept. 16 meeting. One was from Sunshine Disposal and Recycling and the other was a joint bid from Spokane County and...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 18, 2014 

Cheney's parks are adequate, for now

When it comes to Cheney's parks facilities, the upside of the city's 40.96 acres of recreation land is there's many options to choose from for those who wish to have a picnic, hold youth sports...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 18, 2014 

Sears is seeing red

Even though the Eastern Washington football team had a bye week, the staff the Cheney's Sears store still had their red on last Friday. The Eagles return to action this Saturday, facing Montana State...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    September 18, 2014 

The art and science of fighting wildfires from above

Eric Johnson likens the tool he uses to do his job as "A little like flying an 80-knot shopping cart." Johnson works for Aero Spray out of Appleton, Minn. and helps crews battle wildfires from the...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 18, 2014 

Medical Lake awards Inland Asphalt Company overlay project

The Medical Lake City Council held a special meeting, Sept. 10, to award the Brooks Road Overlay project to Inland Asphalt Company for $187,400 for construction costs. City Administrator Doug Ross explained that the total cost of the project is...

 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

ADVERTISEMENT - Last Saturday of summer antiques, harvest & Christmas outdoor bazaar

LAST SATURDAY of summer antiques, harvest & Christmas outdoor bazaar. Sept. 20, 10- 3 at Jarms Farms, 22421 S Griffith Rd., Cheney. Featuring 20 vendors. Come have some fun while getting started early on your decorating & gift buying and helping out... Full story

 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...


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