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 By AL STOVER    More News    July 24, 2014 

Spokane County presents solid waste options to Airway Heights

Kevin Cooke, Spokane County utility director, along with Spokane County Commissioners Al French and Shelly O’Quinn, gave a presentation on the county’s regional solid waste disposal system to the Airway Heights City Council at the July 14 study s...

 
 More News    July 24, 2014 

Oil blast zone website in letter incorrect

In a letter to the editor in last week’s Cheney Free Press a website for readers to check whether or not their home or business is in the blast zone should an oil train wreck while passing through Cheney contained an extra “s” and was...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 24, 2014 

Medical Lake council approves unpaid holidays for city employees

It was a quick, but busy night at the July 15 Medical Lake City Council meeting. The council approved a resolution to provide city employees with two unpaid holidays per calendar year for a reason of faith or conscience, or an organized activity...

 
 More News    July 24, 2014 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 13 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 800 block of Cedar Street. A cellphone found at Fish Lake was turned into the Cheney Police Department. July 14 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 1300 block of...

 
 More News    July 24, 2014 

Fairchild Air Force Base airman injured in motorcycle accident

A Fairchild Air Force Base airman was injured in a collision involving two motorcycles on State Route 902 late Wednesday evening, July 9. According to a Washington State Patrol press release, Ryian D. Dawson, 25, was westbound on a 2003 Yamaha...

 
 By John McCallum    More News    July 17, 2014

Karen McCormick plays Sutton Park

One of Cheney's own is returning Wednesday, July 23, to perform in the Summer Concert Series at Sutton Park. Karen McCormick - pronounced "Car-en" - is a 2013 graduate of Cheney High School who has...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    July 17, 2014

Airway Heights adopts pavement management plan

At the June 7 meeting, the Airway Heights City Council authorized a work order for Century West Engineering to develop a pavement management plan for the city. Public Works director Kelly Williquette explained that the management plan would consist...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 10, 2014

'We've called Cheney home'

Unlike several of his predecessors, new Cheney City Administrator Mark Schuller said he doesn't view his new position as a steppingstone to something greater. "We've called Cheney home for a number of...

 
 More News    July 10, 2014

New state motorcycle laws in effect

SPOKANE COUNTY — On June 12, Senate Bill 5141 went into effect changing rules governing motorcyclists on public roadways. The new law adds a section to RCW Chapter 46.61 governing the rules of the road for Washington State.  The Spokane County...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 10, 2014

Airway Heights, community library hold health fair

In an effort to promote recreational options within the city and focus on the healthier aspects of life, the Airway Heights Parks Department and the Airway Heights Library will be hosting the first...

 
 More News    July 10, 2014

Fogle Pump and Supply acquires Ricard Drilling

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter Fogle Pump and Supply, which has a branch located at 12019 W. Sunset Highway in Airway Heights, is welcoming a familiar face back into the fold. Fogle Pump and Supply...

 
 More News    July 10, 2014

Federal government offering drought relief emergency loans

SPOKANE – The federal government automatically activated a disaster relief program on May 28 for farmers and ranchers in Chelan, Lincoln and Walla Walla counties affected by recent drough conditions. According to a Farm Service Agency news...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 10, 2014

Seven firefighters graduate from West Plains Academy

Pat Smart was working construction when he decided he wanted to do something more than just sit at a desk. He wanted something “more active.” “I took an ‘in the meantime’ type job in Spokane,” Smart said. “I started talking to the guys...

 
 More News    July 10, 2014

Cheney High alumni reunion July 19

The Cheney High School alumni reunion is Saturday, July 19. There will be a picnic at Salnave Park from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. so bring a lunch, a folding chair and a donation. Family, friends and former students are welcome and disabled parking and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 10, 2014

Training ride

Members of the Cheney Rodeo 2014 Grand Entry team warm up before practice last Thursday. The 47th annual rodeo opens this Friday with "Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night" where many participants and...

 
 More News    July 10, 2014

West Plains Police News

CHENEY June 30 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 1200 block of West First Street. Third-degree theft was reported on the 600 block of Fourth Street. A Jazzercise banner was taken. Third-degree theft was reported on the zero...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    July 3, 2014

EWU has new prominence in Spokane's University District

Eastern Washington University will no longer be hidden away in downtown Spokane's University District. The university recently announced that the Phase 1 building at 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., located...

 
 More News    July 3, 2014

Sheriff's Office provides online sex offender tracking link

SPOKANE COUNTY The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has a quick and efficient method of tracking sex offenders living near resident’s home, business, daycare or other locations. There is a link on the Sheriff’s Office main page, located at...

 
 More News    July 3, 2014

Cheney Farmers Market open on Tuesdays

The Cheney Farmers Market is open for business. The market is open every Tuesday from 2 – 7 p.m. from now until Sept. 23 in the City Hall parking lot, corner of Second and D streets. There will be plenty of fresh, local produce along with handmade...

 
 More News    July 3, 2014

Crunk's sports fields dedicated

As Mayor Tom Trulove, city, school district and county officials look on, Cheney School Board student adviser McKinna Kent cuts the ribbon officially dedicating the school district's Crunk's Sports...

 
 More News    July 3, 2014

Kevin Ottosen agency award

Cheney’s Kevin Ottosen was one of 107 Washington insurance agency owners to receive the Allstate Premier Agency designation in 2014. According to a company news release, local small business owners such as Ottosen are recognized for their customer...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    June 26, 2014

Stats show increase in Airway Heights crime

The Airway Heights Police Department has been busy these past several months as there has been an increase in criminal activity throughout the city. According to crime statistics provided by the Police Department, there were 3,145 tracked incidents...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    June 26, 2014

Silver Lake Greenhouse continues family entrepreneurial spirit

Suzanne Deking goes back and forth between helping three customers with a flower arrangement for an upcoming wedding and accepting a delivery for supplies. Deking is the owner of the Silver Lake...

 
 More News    June 26, 2014

Coming attraction

Jack Robeson hangs the sign last Friday letting Medical Lake residents know about the coming 24-hour tennis marathon. Robeson has been putting up the event's sign for 17 years....

 

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