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New restrictions for fire season

CHENEY— The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is restricting campfires and other outdoor activities due to the high risk of wildfires on the state’s east side. T... — Updated 7/21/2022


Cheney Police hires new officer

CHENEY- A local advocate for community engagement and now an active member of law enforcement, Maria Fell was sworn into the Cheney Police Department (CPD) last Wednesday and is pre... — Updated 7/21/2022


EWU searches for roots of homelessness

CHENEY- Eastern Washington University's (EWU) urban and regional planning program presented 10 months of research at a community event last Wednesday contributing to the... — Updated 7/21/2022


Downtown boutique has new owners

CHENEY-Owning a salon and practicing as a licensed cosmetologist seemed like a nice spot to settle until Angela Evans stumbled across one of Cheney's local gems that she described... — Updated 7/21/2022


Silver Cafe

Volunteers are serving up good eats at the new Meals on Wheels Silver Café location in Cheney's United Methodist Church located at 204 4th Street. The program is designed to offer... — Updated 7/21/2022


Eastern BOT elect officers

CHENEY- The Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees (BOT) elected Jay Manning to serve as board chair for the 2022-2023 academic school year and Vicki Wilson as vice-chair.... — Updated 7/14/2022


Spokane International Airport readies for expansion

AIRWAY HEIGHTS-Spokane International Airport officials have solidified expansion plans to keep up with the needs of the continually growing city. The first expansion of the Spokane... — Updated 7/14/2022


Bene's takes home the gold in Battle of the Burgers

CHENEY- Cheneyites had one week to visit six participating local eateries and decide which one would get the bragging rights and a trophy for "best burger in town." On Saturday... — Updated 7/14/2022


Uptick in Washington COVID cases

CHENEY—The Associated Press reported on July 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people in six Washington counties should begin wearing masks... — Updated 7/14/2022


Local tap house under new ownership

CHENEY— Seth Hinnen and Jay Brown are the new owners of NorthStarTaps. The two took ownership on June 1 and say they are ready to become a part of the Cheney community and turn... — Updated 7/14/2022


Students excel at national leadership conference

CHENEY- Cheney High School (CHS) students took on Chicago June 28–July 2 at the Future Business Leaders of America National Conference and placed Top 15 in six events. The... — Updated 7/14/2022


Shari McMahan begins tenure at Eastern

CHENEY- Fresh from the Golden State, Shari McMahan is ready to settle in as the 27th president of Eastern Washington University. McMahan served as Provost at California State... — Updated 7/7/2022


Blackhawk Ridge plat approved

CHENEY— After three months of working out technicalities, the City Council passed a modified proposal for the Blackhawk Ridge Preliminary Plat granting 34 homes and an unplatted... — Updated 7/7/2022


Second-hand store open in downtown Cheney

CHENEY-Somethings in this world are genuinely timeless. At Flor Inmortal, a new business located in the heart of downtown Cheney, they believe that everything has the potential to... — Updated 7/7/2022


Medical Lake City Council breaks down ARPA funding

MEDICAL LAKE— Similar to its neighboring towns, distribution of ARPA funding was a hot topic at the council chambers at Medical Lake City Hall on Tuesday night, June 21. Koss... — Updated 6/30/2022


Spokane International Airport stages emergency evacuation

AIRWAY HEIGHTS-The Spokane International Airport (SIA) hosted a full-scale emergency exercise on Wednesday, June 22, required every three years by the Federal Aviation... — Updated 6/30/2022


Restaurants face off in Battle of the Burgers

CHENEY— Who has the best burgers in town? Your chance to weigh in happens July 2-8 when six local eateries go head-to-head in the Battle of the Burgers. The event leading up to... — Updated 6/30/2022


Cheney summer food service available

CHENEY— Cheney School District has updated its summer food service program. The program began on June 27 week of June and continues into August. Children between the ages of 1-18... — Updated 6/30/2022


GU students research microplastics in Turnbull

CHENEY- As part of their summer research work, six students from Gonzaga University's (GU) biology department have been out and about in the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge to try and... — Updated 6/30/2022


New grant creates more education opportunities

CHENEY – For generations, high school students have complained about learning all kinds of things including how to write a five-paragraph essay, find the hypotenuse of a triangle... — Updated 6/23/2022


Rodeo preps for a big weekend

CHENEY – Rodeo season is just around the corner and the Cheney Rodeo is looking for volunteers to get the Bi-Mart Arena ready for festivities in the second week of July. Heidi Mon... — Updated 6/23/2022


City phone lines down for two days

CHENEY – When the phone lines at city hall were out of service last week, it presented a big problem for Cheney resident Megan Humphrey as calls got rerouted to her cell phone.... — Updated 6/23/2022


Search for CMS principal continues

CHENEY – Three candidates, Renee Bailey, Brandon Bouge and Eli Holm, were interviewed for the Cheney Middle School (CMS) principal vacancy in an open forum at the CMS commons on J... — Updated 6/23/2022


Residential fire on the edge of town

CHENEY – A residential structure fire roused a sleeping neighborhood around 12 a.m. on Thursday morning, June 16. The Cheney Fire Department was the first to respond to a call of... — Updated 6/23/2022


Something has out-Pizza-ed the Hut

CHENEY – Pizza Hut put out its final delivery order from its location on 1st Street and closed its doors for good on June 13, There were questions as to why the Cheney franchise o... — Updated 6/23/2022


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