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  • Semi-truck strikes US 2 bridge

    From staff and news reports, Cheney Free Press|Updated Aug 6, 2021

    SPOKANE – Travelers who use Geiger Boulevard in Spokane between Sunset Highway and Lawton Road will need to find alternate routes after an over-height load struck both east and westbound US 2 over Geiger Boulevard. Due to significant damage of the eastbound US 2 bridge structure over Geiger Boulevard, crews have made the decision out of an abundance of caution, to close Geiger Boulevard until further notice. The closure of Geiger Boulevard is necessary due to the potential f... Full story

  • Cheney primary election results

    From staff and news reports|Updated Aug 3, 2021

    City of Cheney – Council Position No. 3 Jacquelyn Belock 332 37.86% Ryan Delaney 93 10.60% Tim Gainer 86 9.81% Mark Posthuma 289 27.25% Justin Amyot 124 14.14% Write-in 3 0.34% Total 877 100.00% Overvotes 0 Undervotes 13 Registered voters 6,260 Turnout 14.22% Cheney SD – Director District No. 2 Chad Smith 744 18.92% Zachary Zorrozua 1,781 45.30% Suzanne G. Dolle 1,362 34.64% Write-in 45 1.14% Total 3,932 100.00% Overvotes 3 Undervotes 228 Registered voters 24,584 Turnout 16.... Full story

  • Airway Heights shooter in custody

    From staff and news reports, Cheney Free Press|Updated Jul 29, 2021

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS -- According to a department news release, Zion J. Carter, who is suspected of shooting his wife and stepdaughter in Airway Heights on July 27, has been apprehended. He was arrested on his outstanding warrants and is being held in Pierce County....

  • Driver arrested in West Curtis Road crash

    From staff and news reports, Cheney Free Press|Updated Jul 21, 2021

    CHENEY - A 26-year-old driver was arrested on vehicular assault charges after striking a bicyclist in the 6800 block of Curtis Road Tuesday night. According to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, on July 20 at approximately 8 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies responded to the report of a vehicle/bicycle crash in the 6800 block of West Curtis Road. Initial information indicates a bicyclist was traveling west on West Curtis Road when she was struck from behind by a Subaru traveling in... Full story

  • Andrus Road at 20 % containment

    From staff and news reports, Cheney Free Press|Updated Jul 7, 2021

    CHENEY -- As of 8:27 p.m. July 6, State Patrol officials say they have gained a more accurate assessment of the amount of acreage burning in the Andrus Road Fire, which has been upgraded to 20% containment as of Tuesday evening. The fire has burned approximately 225 acres. State Patrol spokesman Trooper Jeff Sevigney said in a release that crews were able to not only get a better assessment today but also secure fire lines, gridded hot spots and assessed structures in the... Full story

  • Andrus Road fire at zero containment

    From staff and news reports, Cheney Free Press|Updated Jul 6, 2021

    CHENEY -- The fire that broke out yesterday morning, July 5, along Andrus Road east of Four Lakes has grown to 300 acres and is at zero containment, the Washington State Patrol said in a Tuesday, July 6 update. The fire was reported at approximately 11:30 a.m. near Andrus Road, north of the Cheney School District's administration facilities and Three Springs High School on Needham Hill, and spread quickly through the grasslands, brush and timber in the area as a result of low... Full story

  • Fire burning northeast of Cheney

    From staff and news reports, Cheney Free Press|Updated Jul 6, 2021

    FOUR LAKES -- Crews are on the scene of a wildland fire burning northeast of Cheney. According to the Department of Natural Resources fire information map, the blaze has burned roughly 30 acres of land located just north of Needham Hill between Four Lakes on the west and South Andrus Road on the east. Cheney Free Press staff report at least six fixed-wing aircraft and three helicopters are currently engaged in fighting the fire. Update 5:50 p.m. -- According to a release from...

  • Education briefs

    FROM Staff and news reports|Updated Dec 8, 2016

    Cheney High marching band, color guard finish season The Cheney High School marching band and color guard wrapped-up a very successful season of regional competition. The band consists of 80 student musicians and color guard members and is directed by Rich Sonnemaker, Joss Wisswell and Heather Petro. Students began practice in August and refined their performances in various events until their last competition on Oct. 29, winning several awards along the way. This year’s show was titled, ”Syzygy,” and depicted the line-...

  • Zak Designs announces promotions

    FROM Staff and news reports|Updated Dec 8, 2016

    Zak Designs, located in Airway Heights, announced several recent internal promotions. Deanna Sellers has been promoted to vice president of the International Contract and Manufacturing Department and will oversee all product development and special projects as well as the art studio, production timeline, quality control, and social compliance departments. Samantha Youngs has been promoted to director of business development for the sales force and will focus on implementing the strategic vision for all of Zak’s business entit...