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 By AL STOVER    News    April 27, 2017 

Bachman and Legend – AHPD's newest K9 team

Airway Heights police officer Dennis Bachman had scattered several training aids around the office before he let his K-9 partner, Legend, out of his kennel. After Bachman showed Legend the red ball,...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 27, 2017 

APZ rezoning proposal in early stages

As part of the Airway Heights comprehensive plan update, the Planning Department is proposing a rezone of residential properties in the Accidental Potential Zone 2 (APZ) located south of U.S. Highway...

 

News Briefs

Cheney Fire Department sponsoring open house The Cheney Professional Firefighters Local 1919, in conjunction with the Cheney Volunteer Firefighters and the Cheney Fire Department, is sponsoring an open house on Saturday, May 13. In addition to the...

 
 By Al Stover    News    April 27, 2017 

'Stand up for Washington'

Washington state employees at more than 150 worksites across the state held a "Stand up for Washington" demonstration on April 19. At the event held at Eastern Washington University's campus, Joan...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 27, 2017 

Digging the community

Abbi Watson was one of many volunteers who cleaned the planted beds from the community garden behind Sunset Elementary School during Airway Heights' annual spring community cleanup day, April 22....

 
 News    April 27, 2017 

West Plains offices up for election in 2017

The following is a list of elected positions in Cheney, Medical Lake and Airway Heights that are for election this year. The positions are listed along with the current office holder. Airway Heights Council Position 1 (Council Chair) Kevin Richey...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 27, 2017 

Shed business most recent bloom is called Topaz

It's spring and things are sprouting out of the ground like crazy. Especially, it seems, with sheds as is most recently evident by one of the newest businesses in Cheney, Topaz Sheds. The company sell...

 
 News    April 27, 2017 

Pure Joy open house is May 6

Cheney’s Pure Joy Family Farm, the local wholesale producer and grower of marijuana, is holding an open house at its facility located at 260 Fred Johns Way in Cheney, directly behind the offices of the Cheney Free Press, on Saturday, May 6 from 2...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 27, 2017 

New owners for Corner Closet Boutique

Jess Earley did not want to see the neighboring business, the Corner Closet Boutique in Medical Lake, close its doors. To make sure that did not happen, Earley will add to the workload at Studio D...

 
 News    April 27, 2017 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 17 Second-degree theft was reported on the 700 block of Third Street. A package of checks was taken. A 14-year-old female was arrested at Westwood Middle School in connection with a second-degree theft that took place Feb. 22....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 20, 2017

Cheney commissioner questions panels role on land use

Cheney Planning Commissioner Rick Mount is no stranger to the accountability of public office, having served on the Cheney School Board for 18 years. After a recent vote on a controversial issue, he found himself back on the hot seat. In comments at...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 20, 2017

McCollum begins law enforcement career with Airway Heights

Officer Joseph McCollum had about 10 minutes to talk before he was out the door on another call. McCollum is one of two new officers recently hired at the Airway Heights Police Department and is...

 

Lecture, field trip highlight local details of megaflood

The Cheney/Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute has scheduled a pair of events for April 28 and April 29. On April 28, Eastern Washington University geology professor Dr. Linda McCollum will give the lecture: “Megaflood Pathway Down...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 20, 2017

CSD's Catheleen Schlotter receives national award

Cheney School District's Catheleen Schlotter said some of her colleagues have teased her that she should put her recent award on a lanyard and wear it around so all can see it. That would need to be...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 20, 2017

STEP off-site traffic improvement projects underway

Airway Heights residents and visitors to the area may notice a couple of traffic improvements on U.S. Highway 2 around the same time of the Spokane Tribe Economic Project’s opening. During the Airway Heights City Council’s April 10 study...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 20, 2017

Prize basket

Ezra Evans, wearing his Pikachu hat, shows off his prize basket filled with toys and candy. Evans was one of many youngsters who claimed a prize basket at the Airway Heights Easter Egg hunt, April...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 20, 2017

Fairchild and private groundwater wells undergo testing

Several groundwater wells on Fairchild Air Force Base are undergoing testing for chemicals. In an April 3 news release, Fairchild Public Affairs announced that in February, engineers contracted by the U.S. Air Force, found five non-drinking...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 10 Molli L. Hutton, 31, was arrested for third-degree theft/shoplifting on the zero hundred block of Cheney-Spokane Road. Police responded to the scene of a car accident involving a non-licensed driver. A 17-year-old male was arrested...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 13, 2017

Jensen Youth Ranch hosts livestock judging clinic

What part of a steer's body is going to carry the most muscle? How do you find the volume of a pig? These were some of the questions several members from the West Plains Rangers and Reardan 4-H clubs...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 13, 2017

Airway Heights offers summer citizens academy

Airway Heights residents who want to learn more about how their city’s government work will get a chance to peek behind the curtain. The city is offering a citizen’s academy for residents in the summer. The academy, which will take place for 1-2...

 

News Briefs

Alcohol abuse subject of Airway Heights meeting April is Alcohol Awareness Month. On Tuesday, April 18, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. the Washington State Al-Anon Family Groups, District 2 Public Outreach will be presenting “Do You Love an Alcoholic?...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 13, 2017

Surprises await a visit to JJ's Warehouse Treasures

Don't let the name fool you. JJ's Warehouse Treasures is much more of the latter and does not remotely resemble one's vision of the former - a warehouse. The business, located along the frontage road...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 13, 2017

Northern Quest releases concert schedule

Northern Quest Resort and Casino recently announced its lineup for the Pepsi Summer Concert Series and it is certainly an eclectic mix of artists. The venue made it a 10-show summer with word on April 10 that they will bring country star Keith Urban...

 

News Briefs

Help a Cheney neighbor get yardwork done this spring In conjunction with Cheney’s annual community cleanup day, Cheney Clean Sweep, area residents may nominate an elderly or disabled friend, neighbor, or family member for free spring cleaning...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 6, 2017

Medical Lake council receives election reminder

The Medical Lake City Council breezed through a light agenda at its April 4 meeting. Mayor John Higgins reminded council to refile if they are going to run in the November elections. There are five council members whose positions will be up for...

 

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