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 More News    July 31, 2014 

Watermelon Hill fire 'contained'

The Watermelon Hill fire that officially burned 10,500 acres in Spokane and Lincoln Counties and came dangerously close to Fishtrap Lake Resort has been declared contained Fire District No. 3 Deputy Chief Bill Dennstaedt said this past Monday....

 
 More News    July 31, 2014 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 21 Robert R. Atkinson, 59, was arrested on the 1500 block of Fourth Street for fourth-degree assault/domestic violence. Harassment was reported on the zero hundred block of Fifth Street. Third-degree theft was reported on the 1000 block...

 
 More News    July 31, 2014 

S.C.O.P.E. to celebrate Night Out Against Crime

The Spokane County Sheriff Community Oriented Policing Effort (S.C.O.P.E.) welcomes the public to attend the 31st Annual Night Out Against Crime event, Tuesday, Aug. 5, happening throughout Spokane County. In an effort to reduce crime,...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 31, 2014 

Fairchild welcomes Col. McDaniel as new commander

In front of hundreds of airmen, family, friends and dignitaries, Col. Brian Newberry, commander of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, handed a flag to Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II before saying, "I relin...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 31, 2014 

Cheney council considers changing assessments of electrical rates

The Cheney City Council is taking up consideration of a pair of proposed changes to ordinances that determine how the city goes about assessing electrical rates, fees and charges. At its last regular meeting of the month, July 22, the council in a...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 31, 2014 

Airway Heights Planning Commission discusses marijuana standards for city

The Airway Heights Planning Commission met July 16 to hold public hearings for ordinances relating to Initiative 502 standards and for temporary use permits within the city. Development Services director Derrick Braaten explained that the city’s...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 31, 2014 

Candidates interview for City Council position

The Airway Heights City Council got a glimpse of the next council member at the July 21 meeting. Four candidates submitted applications for the vacant City Council Position 3 held by Barron Williamson before he moved to Atlanta to take a new job....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 31, 2014 

DSHS and NAC Architecture present master plan

The Department of Social Health Services (DSHS) and NAC Architecture presented a draft of their Medical Lake Infrastructure Master Plan for Eastern State Hospital, Lakeland Village, Pine Lodge and Westlake campuses, at a July 23 public hearing....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 31, 2014 

Blue Waters festival continues summer tradition with new faces

The Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival is returning to Medical Lake, Aug. 8-10, at Waterfront Park, with a lineup that features several new faces. One of the headliners for this year’s festival is Milk Drive. Kevin Brown, music director for the...

 
 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...

 

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