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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    September 22, 2016 

Cheney transportation system is good, for now

While Cheney streets and intersections can seem very busy at times, according to a recently completed traffic study, volumes on arterials and intersection wait times are within established national...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    September 22, 2016 

Return to normal winter predicted for Northwest

Fall arrives, astronomically speaking at least, today, Sept. 22 with the autumnal equinox. But to the 8,600 fans who packed Roos Field for last Saturday's Eastern Washington football game versus...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    September 22, 2016 

Cheney council OKs revised contract for former Myers property

The Cheney City Council performed a sort of “do over” at a special meeting Sept. 19 regarding a contract agreed to at its Sept. 13 meeting between the city and Dow Excavating for leasing property at what used to be known as Myers Mobile Home...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    September 22, 2016 

Medical Lake council approves ambulance services contract

The Medical Lake City Council breezed through a quick Sept. 20 meeting that featured a light agenda. In action items, council approved an extension of countywide service contract with American Medical Response for 911 ambulance ground transport servi...

 

Airway Heights library exhibit shows the sound of colors

James Frye hears colors. At least that’s what he told his father one day as a young boy when asked how he selects colors for his artwork. While rare, Frye’s ability, known as synesthesia, has been shown by recent scientific studies to be more...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    September 22, 2016 

Speedco location fills void for truck service business

When an 18-wheeler needs to get its oil changed, timing is very important. But what the operators of Speedco, a national provider of on-highway preventive maintenance and tire service to the...

 

Spokane International Airport runway work completed

Spokane International Airport’s overnight runway maintenance work was completed in the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 20, which concluded the overnight closures of the main runway 3/21. That will return the airport to more familair traffic...

 

Eastern Gallery of Art to host Huston exhibition

The Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art will host Jeff Huston’s “Deconstructed Self,” an exhibition that runs from Sept. 29 through Oct. 27. An opening reception will be held Sept. 28 at noon in the gallery. Huston was born at Andersen...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 12 Second-degree theft was reported on the 1000 block of Betz Road. A purse was taken from a vehicle. Suspicious circumstances were reported on the 200 block of Cedar Street. Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 2200...

 

DNR allows campfires in desingated grounds

In a Sept. 19 news release, the Washington state Department of Natural Resources announced while the burn ban east of the Cascade Mountain Range is still in effect, it will allow campfires in pits in designated campgrounds. DNR also lifted the burn...

 

K9-unit Pepper to retire, SCSO seeks donations

In a Sept. 20 news release, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office announced that K9-unit Pepper will officially retire. Pepper was trained to locate guns, bombs and other explosive materials. She, along with her handler, Deputy J.P. Melton received...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    September 15, 2016

Bill and Curt's Hobbies is about giving back

Residents who frequently stop at local stores like Yoke's Fresh Market and Denny's Harvest Foods may notice some bird houses on the shelves for sale. What they may not know is these items are created...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    September 15, 2016

Sterling-Moorman House receives Heritage Grant

The Sterling-Moorman House, located at Second and G streets in Cheney, has received a grant from the Spokane Preservation Advocates (SPA) to help bring handrails up to code on the newly rebuilt...

 

News Briefs

FROM STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES Spokane County Library offers fall programs for kids Spokane County Library District is presenting a series of fun fall programs for kids, “tweens” and teens with STEM educational activities, seasonal crafts and more....

 

Randalls selected September Yard of the Month

Tim and Jackie Randall's home at 1112 Gary St. is the Cheney Gardeners and Cheney Kiwanis Yard of the Month selection for September. The Randalls have been working on their yard since moving to the...

 

Changeover to Yoke's Fresh Market begins

The Sept. 11 ownership change of the Cheney Trading Company to a Yoke's Fresh Market was right on schedule. By Monday, Sept. 12, the signage on the store was in the process of being changed. That is...

 

Grocery Outlet set to open doors in Airway Heights

In a bygone time, the neighborhood grocery store with a familiar face behind the counter punching the keys on the cash register was the staple of Americana. The Grocery Outlet chain, which opens a...

 

Upcoming events allow businesses to connect with Eastern parents, students

Eastern Washington University’s Homecoming Week, set for Oct. 2–9, has plenty of activities for students and residents of the community. But for visitors, particularly parents of EWU students, a new event is in the works for Friday, Oct. 7 with...

 

News Briefs

Turnbull hosts planting party Oct. 15 Turnbull Wildlife Refuge, Spokane Audubon Society and the Friends of Turnbull are hosting a community work party Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at the refuge as part of celebrating National Wildlife...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    September 8, 2016

Gepford named Medical Lake Garden of the Month

Janice Gepford's home at 311 N. Jefferson St., is the Medical Lake Kiwanis and Cheney Garden Club's September selection for Garden of the Month. She received a $25 gift certificate from Umpqua Bank....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    September 8, 2016

Further details of Harman closure revealed

Back in July, the employees of longtime Cheney electronics manufacturer, AMX Harman - the former XN Technologies, Inc. - received word that their jobs were on the move. Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove was th...

 

Cheney Tractor supply to celebrate Pet Appreciation Week

CHENEY— Pet owners, or anyone looking to adopt an animal, should mark their calendars for Saturday, Sept. 17 when Tractor Supply Company store, parent company to Del’s Food and Farm Supply, in Cheney, at 2222 First St., will be celebrating Pet...

 

SpeedCo ribbon cutting ceremony

SpeedCo is welcoming the public to join them for a Sept. 15 ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest location at 10916 W. Westbow Lane in the Fairways Area. The grand opening begins at 11:30 a.m. and features a free lunch starting at noon. Anyone...

 

CSD Thoughtexchange begins Sept. 12

The “Share” phase of a new Thoughtexchange for the Cheney School District will launch on Sept. 12. The conversation will focus on potential captial improvement projects. Community members who elect to participate will have 10 days to comment on...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Aug. 29 Third-degree malicious mischief was reported on the 2700 block of First Street. A car was keyed. Aug. 30 Police responded to reports of a car prowler in the 200 block of Simpson Parkway. A suspect was confronted and he then ran into...

 

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