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 By Scott Davis    News

Eagle Station bus stop to open this fall

CHENEY -- An $800,000 bus stop, commonly called “Eagle Station,” is expected to open late this fall on Elm Street, adjacent to Eastern Washington University’s campus. The new facility, that serves 1,000 passengers a day,... — Updated 10/14/2021

 
 By Scott Davis    News

Clover Street rezoning rejected at meeting

CHENEY -- The Clover Street Rezoning Project failed to gain approval in its third and final reading at the Sept. 30 City Council meeting. The Clover Court/West Sixth Street area will remain an R-2 zone, capable of holding... — Updated 10/7/2021

 
 By Scott Davis    News

City Council passes fixed network agreement

CHENEY -- The City Council authorized integrating Tantalus AMI meters to streamline the reading of electric and water usage after a successful six-month pilot program. “This is a system where we can read our electric meters and o... — Updated 10/7/2021

 
 By Scott Davis    News

Residents object to mandated inoculation

CHENEY -- After two hours of heated debate over requiring employees to get a coronavirus vaccine, the City Council approved a resolution to produce a plan that would allow options for dissenting city employees. No final decision... — Updated 9/30/2021

 
 By Scott Davis    News

Labor shortage hits in Cheney

CHENEY – The national labor shortage afflicting the country hasn’t left the Cheney community untouched. “Help Wanted” signs can be found in dozens of windows along First Street, across a variety of professions.... — Updated 9/30/2021

 

History & Tea event

CHENEY – The city Parks and Recreation Department is offering another “Tea and History” program series with the Cheney Historical Museum’s Joan Mamanakis. Starting in October, the once a month virtual presentation will... — Updated 9/30/2021

 
 By Scott Davis    Sports

Cheney soccer beats CV Bears

CHENEY -- The Cheney soccer team won a dazzling 3-2 shootout victory at home on Monday evening against the Central Valley Bears. The first half of the game started strong for the visiting team as CV’s Zoe Crockett hammered in a... — Updated 9/30/2021

 
 By Scott Davis    News

Employees, residents reject city vaccine mandate

CHENEY – More than a dozen residents spoke or wrote letters in opposition of vaccine mandates at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Concerns voiced in the public comment portion ranged from possible negative health effects... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
 By Scott Davis    News

Students return to Eastern dorms

CHENEY –, Eastern Washington University received an injection of life last Thursday and Friday as incoming students were welcomed back to campus dorms for the 2021-22 academic sch... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
 By Scott Davis    News

Anti-mandate protesters rally in Cheney

CHENEY – A symphony of honking car horns echoed down First Street last Thursday evening, Sept. 16, as a procession of nearly 30 sign-waving “anti-mandate” protestors paraded... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
 By Scott Davis    News

Body cameras and tasers funding questioned

CHENEY – A proposal to purchase body cameras for the Police Department was tabled for the next City Council meeting due to questions over funding. The total, including 16 new tasers, would cost the City $182,763 and be billed as... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
 By Scott Davis    News

Clover Street rezoning moves to final reading

CHENEY – The Clover Street Rezoning Project was moved to a third reading after an outpouring of support from neighbors at last Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Nearly a dozen concerned members spoke or wrote in favor of the... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
 By Scott Davis    News

Heated mask discussion at school board meeting

CHENEY – A conversation regarding contingency plans due to rising COVID-19 infection rates elicited an impassioned response from community members at the Sept. 9 School Board meeting, including an attendee who was asked to... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

Two local businessmen recognized

CHENEY – Two local businessmen have been honored for their community service work. Tom Jarms of Jarms Hardware and Dennis Williams of System Transport were presented awards for... — Updated 9/16/2021

 

Charity event raises $1,000

CHENEY – The booths and chairs of the Speak Easy restaurant (formerly Willow Springs) were filled with an assortment of clowns, flappers, and gangsters Friday night to raise... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

Local veteran and author reflects on Afghanistan

CHENEY -- A betrayal of the Afghan people. That's how local author, humanitarian and National Guard veteran Trent Reedy characterizes the Aug. 31 American withdrawal from... — Updated 9/15/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

Former Cheney firefighter dies in fall

SPOKANE – Former Cheney fire Lt. Cody Traber was killed in the line of duty Aug. 26 after falling from a bridge in north Spokane while serving with Spokane County Fire District... — Updated 9/9/2021

 
 By Scott Davis    Sports

Cheney football team drops season-opener

CHENEY – The Mount Spokane Wildcats mauled the Cheney Blackhawks in a lopsided, 54-0, victory at Friday night’s GSL season opener. The Wildcats set the pace early, marching down the field on their first possession and pounding... — Updated 9/9/2021

 
 By Scott Davis    Sports

Cheney boy headed for bass fishing nationals

CHENEY – A local boy is among the best bass fishermen in the nation. Mason Bridges, a Cheney Middle School eighth-grader, is headed for the Big Bass Zone Junior Championship... — Updated 9/9/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

Council debates mandates

On Tuesday, August 24, Cheney City Council members discussed mask mandates in the wake of surging COVID-19 infection in the region. According to City Administrator Mark Schuller, the City will follow State masking guidelines and... — Updated 9/2/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

Clover Street Rezoning Project deferred by City Council

The Clover Street Rezoning Project, an ongoing effort to redesignate an R-2 multi-family zone to an R-1 single-family zone within the Clover Court/West 6th Street area, was deferred by City Councilmembers due to legal... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Innovia Foundation Awards Over $314,000 in Scholarships

CHENEY - Over $314,000 in scholarship funds were awarded to 124 students in Eastern Washington and North Idaho for the 2021-2022 academic year by the Innovia Foundation. According to a press release, the Foundation overseas 30... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Dr. Hough retires after 38 years of service

CHENEY - After 38 years of continuous service to the Cheney Community, Doctor Charles Hough is finally hanging up his stethoscope – well, sort of. “Once you’ve worked... — Updated 9/2/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

Local veteran envisions new American Legion

CHENEY - One of the oldest American Legion Posts in the country is getting a facelift in downtown Cheney thanks to the efforts of a small, dedicated staff of volunteers. "It's been... — Updated 8/26/2021

 
 By Scott Davis    Sports

Winning preparation

Cheney High football players line up for drills in preparation for the upcoming season.... — Updated 8/26/2021

 

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