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 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    July 30, 2015 

Rodeo, Roundup look to connect community

With a rodeo that may be better than ever, even after nearly a half-century, and a city in search of staying power for a community event, perhaps the two can help both parties thrive. The 48th annual...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 30, 2015 

Cheney Holiday Inn Express plans expansion, remodel

Cheney Holiday Inn Express owners Debbie and Brian Anderson have filed an application with the city’s Community Development Department to expand their 76-room hotel and conference center. The proposed $3.5 million expansion would add 46 more guest...

 
 More News    July 30, 2015 

Two former Cheney students join expedition to Canadian Arctic

A pair of Cheney High School graduates will be spending part of their summer cooling off — literally. Connor Netz and Evelyn Rowe are joining 110 other high school and university students and 80 staff members representing 18 countries on a journey...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 30, 2015 

Rick Roig retires after 31 years with Cheney Fire Department

Rick Roig's career with the Cheney Fire Department not only spanned several decades, but also included being on the forefront of many changes in the field of emergency response. And, it included...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 30, 2015 

Crime rises slightly in Medical Lake

Not much changed in terms of crime for Medical Lake. According to statistics from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, there were 1,061 computer aided dispatch calls from January to June, an 8 percent increase from last year’s number of 976...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 30, 2015 

Less traffic reports, but more investigations

It’s been another busy year for the Airway Heights Police Department According to crime statistics provided by the department, there were 2,931 recorded incidents from January to June this year. This is down from last year’s number of 3,145 from...

 
 By Tony Blount    More News    July 30, 2015 

Bananas, milk - and soap

Airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base stopped by to lend a hand with a car wash sponsored by the Stars & Stripes, Boots & Spurs Car Club on Saturday, July 11 at the Airway Heights Grease...

 
 More News    July 30, 2015 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 20 Third-degree theft was reported on the 300 block of Second Street. A Shop Vac was taken from a garage. Officers assisted a homeless man who was living in his car and had become dehydrated. The man was transported to a medical...

 
 More News    July 30, 2015 

Spokane County Sheriff's Office offers free boater class

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is offering their final boater education class, Aug. 8, from 8 a.m. — 4 p.m. at 6011 N. Chase Road in Newman Lake. The class is open to the public 12 years and older. Spokane County Marine...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    July 23, 2015

EWU trustees approve 2016 operating budget

After an initial viewing in May, and passing an interim budget for the 2015-16 academic year in mid-June, the Eastern Washington University board of trustees approved a final spending package Friday, July 17. Meeting both in person and over the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 23, 2015

Airway Heights launches 'Open City Hall' information service

Airway Heights residents who cannot make public meetings but still want to keep up with the various projects happening around the city have a new avenue of doing so. In a news release, Airway Heights announced it launched its new “Open City...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    July 23, 2015

Open for business

Cheney became one of the new focal points of residential development on the West Plains with the official opening of phase one of the Harvest Bluff development. From left to right are: Cheney City...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 16, 2015

Apex opens clinic in Fairways Plaza

Residents in the residential-boom town of the West Plains' Fairways area have always faced a decision when it comes to seeking physical therapy. That decision is where to go. Do you travel the 8-10...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 16, 2015

Jaeger reaches new heights in firefighting career

Lt. Christina Jaeger continues to make strides in her firefighter career. Jaeger, who has been volunteering with the Medical Lake Fire Department since November 2013, recently graduated from the West...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 16, 2015

Damp weather, not spirits

Cheney residents lined the streets downtown Saturday for the annual Rodeo Parade. Wet weather kept many away until about one hour before the start of the parade....

 
 More News    July 16, 2015

Scenes from the 2015 Cheney Rodeo Days

Clockwise from upper left: During last Saturday's Happy Hoofer's run, Dan Hilton (left) and his son Calvin run down the home stretch. Calvin Hilton took first place in the boy's race after he...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 16, 2015

Area firefighters respond to wildfire south of Turnbull

Local fire crews battled what appeared to be a lightning-caused fire that began Sunday about eight miles south of Cheney and two miles south of the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge along Cheney Plaza Road. State Department of Natural Resources...

 
 More News    July 16, 2015

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 6 A 16-year-old female was arrested at Centennial Park for minor in possession of alcohol. July 7 A runaway juvenile was reported on the 300 block of Union Street. The 16-year-old female was found. Financial fraud was reported on the 2200...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 9, 2015

After 105 years, Cheney finally has a new brewery

New Boundary Brewing owner and brew-master Shane Noblin has an easy answer when asked which of the beers he brews are his favorites. "I wouldn't make them if I didn't like them," Noblin said. Owners...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 9, 2015

Airway Heights Let's Move looks to help residents get physical

The Airway Heights Parks and Recreation wants to help residents, as singer Olivia Newton John once put it, “Get physical” for their annual Parks and Recreation Month celebration and this time they’re doing it by taking a trip to the 1980s....

 
 More News    July 9, 2015

Cheney's Arborpro receives industry award

Cheney-based lawn and tree care business Arborpro has received a 2014 Star Award for customer satisfaction from the research firm Pulse of the City News. Arborpro received five out of five stars in Pulse of the City News’ customer satisfaction...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 9, 2015

Fire train helps firefighters remain on the fire line

One of the units used on the Fish Lake fire June 17 was a unit some people may not know existed, others may have forgotten existed and most might not ever see - a fire train. Burlington Northern...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 9, 2015

Airway Heights proposes using garbage savings toward public safety

The city of Airway Heights is seven months into its new agreement with Spokane County and the city of Spokane for solid waste disposal services and things seem to be going well. Back in November they entered into an agreement with Spokane County and...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 9, 2015

Feken resigns from Medical Lake commission

After several months, the Medical Lake Planning Commission met June 25 with one less member in the ranks. City Administrator Doug Ross informed the Planning Commission that Lois Feken resigned from her position as commission chair. “Lois (Feken)...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 9, 2015

Airway Heights moves to conserve water

The city of Airway Heights is following suit and joining Medical Lake and Cheney in conserving water this summer. At Monday’s City Council meeting, interim Public Works Director Ross Dunfee and Lance Peterson, public works water lead, informed the...

 

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