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10 Years Ago

July 24, 2003

A Sunday afternoon wildfire threatened homes just south of Cheney as 30 mph winds pushed the flames toward the southern outskirts of town. The fire, estimated to have consumed 1,000 acres, started near Watt Road and Learning Tree Lane and forced the evacuation of 20 homes.

Cheney voters were to get a second chance to approve a 4.75 percent electricity and natural gas surcharge that would help reinstate funding for city parks. The Cheney City Council voted unanimously to place an amended proposal on the ballot that would raise approximately $377,000 to fund program...

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