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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    December 1, 2016 

Construction keeps Cheney Light Department busy

The Cheney Light Department has around $197,500 in capital projects it hopes to accomplish in 2017 — if they can find the time. Department Director Steve Boorman told the City Council at a Nov. 22 budget presentation that construction, along with...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    December 1, 2016 

District gives AH council bond overview

At Monday night’s study session, the Airway Heights City Council got a look at a potential capital facilities bond the Cheney School District hopes to put on the February election ballot. District administration presented a $55 million proposal...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    December 1, 2016 

Industial tree trimming

Cheney Light Department linemen Will Birrenkott (yellow vest) and Dan Holtan hang lights on the city's Christmas tree at the public library downtown in preparation for Thursday's (Dec. 1) tree...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    December 1, 2016 

Cheney council adopts one-year union contract

The Cheney City Council has approved a new contract for the city’s union employees, but only for one year. City Administrator Mark Schuller told the council at its Nov. 22 meeting that the reason for the shorter time period, rather than the...

 

News Briefs

Public invited to discuss area I-90 congestion The public is invited to learn the details of the upcoming Interstate 90/Four Lakes to Idaho operational study at an informational open house Tuesday, Dec. 13.  I-90 in the Spokane area is experiencing...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    December 1, 2016 

Keeping an eye out for counterfeit money

Purveyors of passing counterfeit money tend to go where it is least likely to be discovered. And when the Cheney Merchants' Association circulated an alert recently it was time to raise a big red flag...

 

Input sought on minimum wage measure

On Nov. 8 voters in Washington approved Initiative 1433, authorizing a gradual raising of the state’s minimum wage. Voters favored the measure by a 57.4 to 42.6 percent and it becomes law Jan. 1, 2017. Initiative 1433 was designed to increase the...

 

CMA Christmas party

The Cheney Merchants Association will stage its annual Christmas party, Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Holiday Inn Express beginning at 6 p.m. Both members and non-members are invited to attend the event that includes food and beverages. A variety of...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    November 24, 2016

Airway Heights ready to roll out its 2017 budget

The primary focus of Airway Heights’ 2017 budget, totaled at over $19.32 million, is on four key areas which the city seeks to improve on — public safety, economic development, building and recreation opportunities. “With the new casino coming...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    November 24, 2016

ESH receives national certification, accreditation

In a news release, Eastern State Hospital announced it earned full accreditation by The Joint Commission. The institution added that it had received certification from the Centers for Medicare and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 24, 2016

Assessing the state of West Plains real estate

Having lived in Cheney in two far removed decades, and then choosing to return and do business here has given realtor Pete Baccarella a pretty good feel for the community. The retired U.S. Air Force...

 

Zak Designs wins 'Trader of the Year' award award

The presents keep arriving for Zak Designs as the Airway Heights company celebrates its 40th birthday. The World Trade Club recently presented Zak with the prestigious 2016 Governor's "Trader of the...

 

Cheney council accepts public defense grant

The 2017 budget wasn’t the only item on the Cheney City Council’s Nov. 8 agenda. The council approved a resolution accepting a public defense grant from the Washington State Office of Public Defense, money that can be used to help with services...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    November 17, 2016

AH council moves public defender amendment forward

At its Nov. 14 study session, the Airway Heights City Council moved several items forward to its next meeting. One was an amendment of public defender professional service contract with Maurer Law. The amendment proposes to increase the contract...

 

Cheney firefighters fill the boot

Cheney Firefighters Local 1919 raised $1,640.29 in their annual "Fill the Boot" drive, Oct. 8, for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Presenting the check to MDA representative Mattie Kelton (second...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 17, 2016

United we stand

Eastern Washington University basketball players, a team whose roster lists members from four different countries, observed the playing of the U.S. national anthem in a show of solidarity prior to...

 

STEP project groundbreaking takes place

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter On an aptly themed unusually warm November day with not a cloud in the sky, the Spokane Tribe of Indians officially broke ground on their long-awaited casino project in...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 17, 2016

Small Business scavenger hunt set for Cheney

Two community entities that face challenging futures on an ever-changing landscape are teaming to potentially help one another. The Spokane County Library District - and specifically the Cheney...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 10, 2016

Renovated Brown Bear Car Wash open for business

The remodeling project that rejuvenated Cheney's Brown Bear Car Wash practically from the ground up, was recently completed and offers motorists cutting edge facilities to keep their vehicles clean,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 10, 2016

AH Copy Junction is changing locations

The Airway Heights location of Copy Junction is changing locations and will have a grand opening Thursday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. at 13514 W. Sunset Hwy., No. B. Company owner Roger Hagenbaugh made the announcement of the move from its current location...

 

New Boundary to offer 'Paint and Pint' event

Cheney’s New Boundary Brewing’s first “Paint and Pint” night is coming Monday, Nov. 21 from 6–8 p.m. Patterned after similar events with a wine theme, participants will complete their own original canvas painting at the brewery. A $35 fee...

 

Small Business Saturday scavenger hunt is Nov. 26

Spokane County Library District, and more specifically locally with the Cheney Library, are teaming with American Express to bring Small Business Saturday to the community Saturday, Nov. 26. According to information from the district the library...

 

Education briefs

Hallett announces October winners Hallett Elementary School announced its PACE award winners for October. Responsibility — Isabel Armes, Parker Chapman, Derek Halme, Cameron Potter, Liam Delange, Collin Johnson, Lillian Kelm, Brooklyn DeVore, Mary...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Oct. 31 A 17-year-old male was reported as a runaway from Cheney High School. He returned to home. Third-degree malicious mischief was reported on the 500 block of Simpson Parkway. Three apparently high school-aged individuals threw rocks...

 

Commission approves Fisher Building registry - officially

At their Nov. 3 meeting, the Cheney Historic Preservation Commission made official what it had already decided at its Sept. 1 meeting — to preserve a piece of the city’s history by unanimously approving an application from Eastmark Capital Group...

 

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