Cheney Free Press -

News

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 3939



 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 9, 2018 

A deeper look at Medical Lake police reports

When weekly police reports for Medical Lake arrive from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office they run the gamut from response to alarms to traffic stops and dozens of other interactions. While the reports offer specific addresses, the Cheney Free...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 9, 2018 

Silver Lake fire held to 100 acres

Thanks to quick mobilization and nearby water resources, firefighting crews were able to contain to 100 acres a grass and timber fire that broke out on Monday about three miles northwest of Cheney....

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    August 9, 2018 

Airway plans for rec center's future

For the Airway Heights Recreation Center, the future is bright. As construction on the 46,000 square foot facility continues, the recreation center nearly two decades in the making is finally taking...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    August 9, 2018 

Mobile home fire lands two in hospital

A mobile home fire in Airway Heights resulted in two people, including a firefighter, being transported to the hospital Saturday night. Firefighters responded to the scene on the 12500 block of Sunset Highway at about 5 p.m. Saturday and the flames w...

 
 News    August 9, 2018 

Cossalman story correction

The Aug. 2 story on the inclusion of the Cossalman House on Cheney’s historic registry contained an incorrect first name of one of the home’s owners. The home is owned by Fred and Catherine Lauritzen. We incorrectly named Catherine as...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    August 9, 2018 

Maverik plans to open new location in Airway Heights

Maverik, the convenience store and fueling station company, is adding another location on the West Plains on the southeast corner of Hayford Road and Highway 2 in Airway Heights. “They have been looking at the development for quite some time,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 9, 2018 

Cheney's Bicycle Time to close doors by October

Mark Sheldon got involved in the bicycle repair business when he was 15 years old - a 45-year career that will come to an end this October with the closure of his Cheney business, Bicycle Time....

 
 News    August 9, 2018 

Avista institutes dry weather measures

In response to dry summer conditions and high wildfire danger in the region, Avista is undertaking temporary changes to power line operations in its Washington and Idaho service area. The utility said in an Aug. 6 news release that these temporary...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 9, 2018 

Gerbers named Cheney's Yard of the Month

The home of Sterling and Laurelle Gerber, 372 Nolan Brown Place, has been named the Yard of the Month for August by the Cheney Garden Club and the Cheney Kiwanis. For their efforts the Gerbers...

 
 News    August 9, 2018 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 24 Andreis D. Valencia, 22, Tavion E. Lewis, 20, and a 16-year-old male were arrested for second-degree theft/shoplifting for a theft from a vehicle incident that took place on May 16 on the 2800 block of First Street. July 26 Tyler L....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

Council zips through busy agenda

The Cheney City Council got a lot of business jammed into a mere 25 minutes at its July 24 meeting. And as it worked out, Public Works Director Todd Ableman was at the center of much of it. In terms of action items, Ableman spoke to a series of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

Residents allege Harvest Bluff swales built incorrectly

In citizen comments at the July 24 Cheney City Council meeting, Harvest Bluff housing resident Dana Greenwood voiced displeasure over swales in her neighborhood that were retaining water and asked what the city planned to do to help. “They are not...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

Just need to build it

Medical Lake is now two-thirds of the way to the finish line in their effort to secure emergency water for its citizens following a July 23 vote of the Spokane City Council. By a 5-2 margin, the council approved an intertie with the West Plains...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 2, 2018

Contractor sweeps net West Plains violators

Several contractors at Cheney and Medical Lake construction sites were caught up in a nationwide crackdown on illegal activities that netted 50 violators in Washington state alone. Inspectors from the state Department of Labor & Industries made unann...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    August 2, 2018

Community 'time banking' coming to Airway Heights

Airway Heights is in the initial stage of planning a community time bank with health program specialist Heather Wallace leading the way. A time bank, which was developed in the 1980s, is an organized way that people can trade their skills based on un...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 2, 2018

Cossalman House recommended for Cheney registry

Cheney's Historic Preservation Commission voted at a July 12 special meeting to recommend the James and Ruth Cossalman House for inclusion on the local historic registry. The house on Fifth Street has...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

ML Yard of the Month for July

The yard of Elisabeth Moseley was chosen as the Medical Lake Kiwanis Club and Gardeners of Cheney "Yard of the Month" for July. Pictured above (L-R): Jean Nelson and Gayle Hennings of the Gardeners...

 

Prepaid postage included on all Spokane County primary ballots

Spokane County voters will not be required to affix postage when mailing in their completed ballots for the 2018 primary election Aug. 7 and the Nov. 6 general election. Individuals will continue to have the option of placing their ballots in any of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

Fire, EMS levy support sought in Medical Lake

Medical Lake Fire Chief Jayson Mayfield hopes that city residents stay in a generous mood and approve a replacement Emergency Medical Services levy next Tuesday, Aug. 7. The upcoming levy renews present funding at 50 cents per $1,000 of property...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

Residents allege Harvest Bluff swales built incorrectly

In citizen comments at the July 24 Cheney City Council meeting, Harvest Bluff housing resident Dana Greenwood voiced displeasure over swales in her neighborhood that were retaining water and asked what the city planned to do to help. “They are not...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 23 Third degree theft was reported on the 400 block of Fifth Street. Items taken from a vehicle. An abandoned auto, a white Dodge Intrepid, was impounded on the 200 block of Walker Street. July 24 Jerry Van Bavel, 79, was arrested for...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 26, 2018

Amazon makes it all official

Arguably one of the worst-kept secrets in the local business world charged into the open last Friday. That’s when Amazon pulled the thinly-veiled curtain back on Project Rose, now officially known as the online giant’s latest fulfillment center...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    July 26, 2018

School board receives project updates

Earth is moving in a lot of places around Cheney and Superintendent of schools Rob Roettger gave an update on construction around the public schools at the July 18 Cheney board meeting. During the presentation, he showed pictures to the board of...

 

Before and after

Construction crews made quick work of things in turning the intersection of Craig Road and State Route 902 from a crossroads controlled by a stop sign to a roundabout that is projected to cut down on...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 26, 2018

Examining the race for Washington State House 6th District, Position 2

(This profile was compiled by staff reporter Paul Delaney) The race for 6th District Representative Position 2 on the upcoming Aug. 7 primary will eventually replace Jeff Holy who is seeking the district’s Senate seat. . While the 6th District is...

 

Page Down

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2018