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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    September 21, 2017 

When marauding dogs attack

Four cats have been killed and two more injured by a pair of dogs that also might be responsible for a similar attack in Cheney in June. According to reports from several residents in the area of Avalon Place, Golden Hills and Centennial Park, a pair...

 

Movin' on up

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Recently at a Medical Lake City Council meeting, City Administrator Doug Ross informed the members that in all likelihood they were about to jump into the big fish pond. As the city approached, and actually surpassed...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    September 21, 2017 

Good read

Eastern Washington University quarterback Gage Gubrud visited Salnave Elementary School on Sept. 19 to read to third-graders. Prior to reading book, Gubrud answered a variety of questions from the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    September 21, 2017 

Lucid employee's body found in Four Lakes

The man who shot and kidnapped an employee of a marijuana shop in Cheney on Sept. 10 has been captured, and the body of his alleged victim found off a street in Four Lakes last Friday. Yakima Police...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    September 21, 2017 

Roads, interlocal agreements dominate council meeting

An interlocal agreement with Cheney to provide police department data service was the main topic of discussion by the Airway Heights City Council Sept. 18 meeting. Since 2008, the city has been using the service through Cheney. In 2016, there was an...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    September 21, 2017 

Cheney commission recommends parking changes to City Council

Cheney’s Planning Commission is sending a recommendation to the City Council for making changes regarding residential parking in the city. Those changes mainly affect multifamily development, although the original draft proposal included...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    September 21, 2017 

Airway Heights commission gets transportation details

At the Sept. 13 Planning Commission meeting in Airway Heights, the board was presented information on the current Transportation Circulation Plan details just like the City Council received a few days prior on Sept. 11. The commission held a public h...

 

News briefs

New works on display at EWU gallery Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art is displaying new works by artist Garrick Simonsen beginning Sept. 27 and running through Oct. 26. Simonsen will give a lecture on Sept. 27 at the gallery, located in...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    September 21, 2017 

Rassier named Yard of the Month

Cheney resident Tina Rassier's home at 320 Buena Vista Drive has been selected the September Yard of the Month by the Cheney Garden and Kiwanis clubs. Rassier receives a $25 gift certification from...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    September 21, 2017 

Fairchild celebrates 75th in grand fashion

Fairchild Air Force Base concluded its celebration of a 75th birthday in grand fashion Saturday, Sept. 16 with 850 guests in attendance at the 2017 Air Force Ball. The event packed three banquet...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    September 21, 2017 

Caution needed in school zones

Cheney police and firefighters, along with Cheney High School administrators, assist a 17-year-old male who was struck by a car while crossing North Sixth Street as school got out Monday afternoon....

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 10 Assault was reported on the 1800 block of First Street. A computer was found on the 1000 block of West First Street. Sept. 11 Trespassing was reported on the 1500 block of Fourth Street. Sept. 12 Fourth-degree assault was reported on...

 

Work crew inmate sought

Spokane Valley deputies were searching for a Geiger inmate worker who walked away for his work detail at approximately 2 p.m., Sept. 19, in the 9500 block of East 8th Ave. Duncan P. Mead, 22, was in custody for violating a no contact order when he...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    September 14, 2017

Too much glass increases AH center's cost

The planned Airway Heights Recreation Center has been going through some growing pains to say the least as the initial cost of the building was more than expected – about $3.7 million more. Back in May 2017, ALSC and Lydig were the chosen...

 

A new life for Fisher Building

School House Lofts property manager Eric Pettit noted one of the unique features of the new student-housing project opening this fall across Fifth Street from Eastern Washington University’s Showalter Hall is the style of each apartment unit....

 

Man shot, abducted in Cheney

Lucid employee Cameron Smith has many traits, one of which is a knack for assigning people nicknames. For Stacia Shirley, manager of the Cheney marijuana shop, Smith dubbed her "Boss Lady." His...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    September 14, 2017

Airway Heights presented with city transportation plan

At its Sept. 11 study session meeting, the Airway Heights City Council was given a presentation on almost every detail about the Transportation Circulation Plan that involves improvements to Highway 2. The preparation for this plan was approved by...

 

Cheney council approves four utility-related projects

Cheney’s City Council elected to pull the trigger on several upcoming projects at their Sept. 12 meeting — but first had to pay for an emergency one that already took place. The council voted unanimously to approve a resolution paying Dow...

 

News briefs

Revenue launches new streamlined website OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Revenue has announced the launch of its new website.  In a Sept. 12 news release, the department stated the newly designed website, launched Saturday, Sept. 9, o...

 

Craig Road improvements underway

Spokane County officials are advising residents that an overlay of existing asphalt project on Craig Road will likely lead to travel restrictions. The work from Four Lakes Road to State Route 902 was scheduled to begin Sept. 11 and should last...

 

Gridiron to hardwood

Smoky conditions last week forced cancellation of many high school sports events and sent most teams to practice indoors, including the Cheney High football team which worked on defensive skills in...

 

Harvest Bluff is preparing Phase 4 property

Addressing the explosive nature of the region's housing market, work is underway to prepare the fourth and final stage in Cheney's Harvest Bluff development on Betz Road. "It is our final phase,...

 

Finishing touches

Workers are putting the finishing touches on Cheney Federal Credit Union's second branch on Westbow Road off of Exit 272 on Interstate 90. The grand opening and ribbon cutting will take place on...

 

Still time to play in West Plains Chamber golf event

The West Plains Chamber of Commerce’s Master’s Golf Tournament takes place Friday, Sept. 15 at the Fairways Golf Course and there are still openings for teams WPCC spokesperson, Deanna Williams wrote in an email. Cost is $110 per person or $425... Full story

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 5 Cheney police received a call from a man in Idaho who was engaged in a conversation via social media with an individual on the 10000 block of West Melville Road. The man became concerned for the individual during the conversation, and...

 

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