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 By Lucas Walsh    News 

Couple held on $1,000,000 bail

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Suspects in the death of an infant have been extradited from South Dakota and placed in Spokane county jail, each with $1,000,000 bonds according to an Airway... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News 

Arena Spirit

Cheney High Spirit Week concluded with the big game at the Spokane Arena.... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News 

Shooting suspect released $700,000 bail

MEDICAL LAKE - A suspect charged with first-degree murder and first-degree illegal possession of a firearm has been released from Spokane County jail on a $700,000 bond, according... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News 

Cheney police officer and dispatcher of the year

CHENEY – Police department elects its 2022 officer and dispatcher of the year. Officer Cheyanne Walters, 26, has been selected by her peers as the department’s officer of the ye... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News 

Fairchild crews rescue snowmobiler

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE – The 36th Rescue Squadron completed their 708th rescue operation in an area around Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, ID, on Jan. 3, according to a base... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News 

Turnbull begins potential acquisitions surveying

CHENEY – Turnbull national wildlife refuge has begun inspections related to the acquisition of privately held lands within their stewardship boundary. Kelly Moroney, project... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News

Former policeman sues Cheney for $5.5 million

CHENEY – Attorneys representing former police officer Chad Eastep have filed a notice of tort claim with the city, claiming damages of $5.5 million. This claim for damages form... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News

One-vehicle Crash kills motorist

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – A fatal crash involving one vehicle took place on South Craig Road near the intersection of McFarlane Road, Jan. 16. According to Spokane County Sheriff’s... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News

Man's remains found near Rock Lake

EWAN - A Cheney area woman is being held on $500,000 bail in the slaying of her son. Christine Diane Catelli, 58, is charged with second-degree murder (intent to kill), Spokane... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News

Cheney police department has three potential new hires

CHENEY – Three patrol officer candidates have made it to the background-check stage with the Cheney police department. Since October of 2022, the Cheney police department has... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News

Cheney Community Court shares updates

CHENEY - Cheney Community Court released an update detailing its grant funding numbers, community partners, and stakeholders, Jan. 19. The community court is a deferral program for... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News

Council votes to approve funding for roundabout

CHENEY – Council voted unanimously to enter into a funding agreement with Washington State Transportation Improvement Board to secure $966,854.00 in state funding for the North... — Updated 1/19/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News

State Patrol responds to crash on Highway 904

Cheney Free Press CHENEY – A man driving a silver Ford Expedition westbound on WA-904, crossed the center line and collided with a tree on the opposite side of the road, Jan. 16... — Updated 1/19/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News

Airway Heights criminals extradited from South Dakota

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Two Washington residents, Aleksander Kurmoyarov and Mandie R. Miller, have been extradited from South Dakota by U.S. Marshals to face trial for several charges... — Updated 1/19/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News

Medical Lake administrator discusses legislative strategy

MEDICAL LAKE – City administrator discussed a preliminary legislative strategy ahead of council meeting, Jan. 17. Sonny Weathers, who was appointed city administrator in Nov. of... — Updated 1/19/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    Opinion

False spring? Maybe not this time

You’ve heard it said in the Pacific Northwest that, during the winter, we see a long stretch of bleak weather followed by a temporary rise in temperatures around mid-January, a ... — Updated 1/19/2023

 

Students start beekeeping club

CHENEY – Students at Three Springs high school gave a presentation on the beekeeping club at the Cheney school board meeting. Jayce VanD Elzen and Dylan Moree wore beekeeping... — Updated 1/19/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News

Woman killed in U.S. 195 crash

SPANGLE – A Lewiston, Idaho, woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Jan. 3 near the U.S. Highway 195 intersection at Bradshaw road. Jeannette R. Lavance, 54, was pronounced dead... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News

Cheney to study UGA

CHENEY – The city is accepting proposals from qualified consultants to complete a Land Quantity Needs Analysis for the incorporated and associated Urban Growth Area lands. In a... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News

Col. J. McGovern assumes command

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE – Lt. Col. James McGovern took command of the 141st Air Refueling Wing, promoting him to the rank of Colonel, Jan. 6. McGovern's immediate predecessor... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News

City council releases draft update for 2023 legislative agenda

CHENEY – Council released on Jan. 10 an update to its legislative priorities which will be submitted to the 9th legislative district. “Basically what we do is come up with an... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News

Light department proposes mutual-aid resolution for Inland Power and EWU

CHENEY – City light department has put forward two resolutions which, if approved, would enable the city to request certified technician crews from Inland Power and Eastern Washin... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News

City planning commission votes to recommend approval of Golden Hills replat

CHENEY – City planning commission voted 3 to 2, with 1 abstention, to recommend to council that it approve the proposal to replat an area of the Golden Hills development. This... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
 By Lucas Walsh    News

Death at Presnell Trailer park

CHENEY - Male found dead at residence in the 2200 block of the Presnell trailer complex, at 2:57pm on Jan. 10. The male, pronounced dead at the scene, was Louis Dupuy, 57. The call was made from the residence at which Dupuy was... — Updated 1/11/2023

 

This Week in History

Weather allows Cheney skating rink to open in Sutton park Parks and recreations department had admonished the residents against premature hopes that the ice skating rink would open... — Updated 1/6/2023

 

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