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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    December 14, 2017 

Cheney water and power go up

Budget presentations weren’t the only agenda items at Cheney’s City Council’s final meeting in November. They also did a bit of business. The council unanimously adopted the city’s 2018 utility rates and fees — a move that increases power...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    December 14, 2017 

Commission OKs School House Lofts valuation

Cheney’s Historic Preservation Commission has approved a special valuation application for the School House Lofts student housing complex — formerly known as the Fisher Building — located at 520 Fourth St. The building, which began service as...

 

Hang on, I'm checking it again

Santa visited Cheney High School for the "Santa Breakfast" this past Saturday, Dec. 9. There were a few kids, such as Eawyn Allen above, that were very specific with their lists for the big guy and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    December 14, 2017 

ML council delays start of 2018 meetings

The Medical Lake city council got an early start on 2018. At its Dec. 5 meeting they voted to push back the start of business. In an early motion by outgoing Councilwoman and incoming Mayor Shirley...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    December 14, 2017 

Betz Elementary application submitted

The Cheney School District has submitted an application for a mitigated determination of non-significance (MDNS) with the city of Cheney for construction of the Betz Elementary School expansion project. Comments on the project will be accepted at...

 

Matthews corrections

Due to miscommunication, a couple items in last week’s story on John Matthews were incorrect. The Cheney Food Bank served 1,200 customers last year and distributed 103,000 pounds of food. Also, Matthews was a bomber navigator in the U.S. Air...

 

Kalispel Tribe creates own electrical utility company

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians announced in a Dec. 12 news release that is has established its own electric utility company to service its property in Airway Heights. Kalispel Tribal Utilities (KTU) began officially providing electricity and natural g...

 

News Briefs

Cheney residents asked to keep streets clear of vehicles to aid in snow plowing City of Cheney officials are warning residents that if you park on the street, your vehicle must be moved if there’s a heavy snowfall this winter. Moving vehicles for...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Dec. 4 Child abuse/neglect was reported on the 3400 block of Normal Park Road. An identification was found on the 100 block of F Street. Dec. 5 Robert J.S. Christerson, 30, was arrested on the 2300 block of First Street for fourth-degree...

 

Game company tops BBB 'naughty' list

  Three Northwest businesses have more than 750 combined customer complaints, prompting the Northwest’s Better Business Bureau Chapter to issue a consumer alert. The complaints go as far back as three years and allege that customers never...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    December 7, 2017

AH meeting turns contentious

There were barely any empty seats at the Nov. 30 Airway Heights Planning Commission meeting as citizens packed the room for the public hearing on rezones around the city. “This is the most people I have ever seen at one of these meetings,”...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    December 7, 2017

Telling it like it is

Medical Lake's City Administrator Doug Ross only has a long skinny window in his office, but he seems to have a pretty clear picture about what goes on in the town. Tasked with how to best spend the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    December 7, 2017

Cheney's 'interim' food bank director retires

It's a chilly Wednesday morning, Nov. 29, at the Cheney Food Bank, and volunteers John Matthews and Jerry Stewart have just finished loading 3–4 pre-bagged sacks of groceries into a cart for a... Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    December 7, 2017

Fire, police departments present 2018 budgets

Budget presentations by Cheney's fire and police department chiefs at the Nov. 28 City Council meeting can be summed up in one word - more. More calls, more requirements and more needs for personnel a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    December 7, 2017

ADM project would ease truck traffic on First Street

Archer Daniels Midland Agricultural Services has submitted application paperwork and State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist information for a proposed project to alleviate truck traffic... Full story

 

Comedian Carlos Mencia comes to NQR

Comedian Carlos Mencia brings strong comedic intuition and non-stop laughs to Northern Quest Resort & Casino's Pend Oreille Pavilion on Thursday, March 15, 2018.  Show time is 7:30 p.m.  Ticket... Full story

 

News Briefs

Cheney Clothing Exchange in need of winter gear Officials with the Cheney Clothing Exchange say they are seeing more and more homeless individuals using their services and are in need of more items. Volunteer coordinator Connie Oakes said the...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    December 7, 2017

Two Airway Heights City Council members sworn in

At the Dec. 4 Airway Heights City Council meeting, two members were sworn into their positions. The first one was recently elected James (Sonny) Weathers. The second one was Veronica Messing, who was... Full story

 

Flood-damaged cars could be for sale in Washington

OLYMPIA — While some areas of the country are still reeling from the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, scam artists are now trying to sell flood-damaged vehicles in Washington state. The Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago on December 6, 1942, International Order of Job’s Daughters Bethel 17 was instituted in Cheney. Job’s Daughters is an associate organization of the Freemasons. Learn more about our area’s history at ww...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Nov. 27 Devin J. Clark, 20, was arrested on the 100 block of West Third Street for hit and run/attended. Third-degree malicious mischief was reported on the 2000 block of Cheney-Spokane Road. Graffiti was found on the Eastern Washington...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 30, 2017

Fireworks at Medical Lake council

Fireworks are usually the topic of discussion closer to summer than winter in Medical Lake. But they were both on the agenda, and visible within the City Council chambers at the Nov. 21 meeting. An agenda item asking for a permit to have a public...

 

City council gets budget requests

Do you remember 1980? “Airplane” was one of the most popular movies that year, Mount St. Helens blew up and the U.S men’s hockey team beat the Soviet Union team en route to the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. Minimum...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    November 30, 2017

Paw-velous

Before the 10th annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving at Cheney High School, there was a "Parade of Paws." The dogs were walked around a circle in the parking lot with their owners while judges picked...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 30, 2017

ML schools fight the social media battle

Any call early in the day on a Monday that first asks a question just might have trouble attached. Medical Lake Schools Superintendent Tim Ames received that call a couple of weeks ago with the greeting: “Mr. Ames, how are you?” as he got word...

 

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