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 By SCOTT DAVIS    News 

Crowded field for Cheney council Position 3

CHENEY — The City Council is a legislative body comprised of Seven Councilmembers elected by the public to four-year terms, “responsible for formulating and adopting City policies.” Three City Council postings are currently... — Updated 7/23/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News 

Cheney among recipients of $312 million Department of Ecology awards

CHENEY – The city’s Purple Pipe Project was among the recipients of a $312 million award from the Washington State Department of Ecology in conjunction with ongoing water quality projects in the state. The loan to Cheney... — Updated 7/23/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News 

Three vie for Cheney School District Director 2

CHENEY — School board members are locally elected state officers responsible for governing designated divisions of the region, charged with implementing policy within the bounds of state law. This posting oversees sections of Fou... — Updated 7/22/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    Education 

Critical race theory discussed at Cheney School Board meeting

CHENEY — Issues and concerns relating to critical race theory – including questions on curriculum — were discussed at the Cheney School Board meeting on July 14. The increased interest in cultural education has emerged in... — Updated 7/22/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

Country dining and a bull named Boss

CHENEY - A new family restaurant steeped in rural charm has arrived to supply the Cheney community with a gathering center to enjoy "comfort food with flair." The Farmhouse Café,... — Updated 7/15/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

Fire encampment erected at Cheney Middle School

CHENEY — An encampment at Cheney Middle School was erected on July 5 to host a Type 3 incident management team (IMT) in fighting the Andrus fire that burned 232 acres. The camp remained in place for the entirety of the week and... — Updated 7/15/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

End of heat relief?

CHENEY - The city's municipal pool will not open this summer due to "catastrophic failures" with maintenance equipment, the city announced on July 1. The closure arrives in the... — Updated 7/15/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

Cheney native Vern R. Sanderson joins Washington State Patrol

CHENEY - Cheney native Vern R. Sanderson was among 28 graduates to complete the rigorous Washington State Patrol Academy program on June 30. Sanderson was awarded an officer... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

Project to rezone land proposed

CHENEY — A project to rezone 12.07 acres of land from R-2 two-family residential to R-1 single-family residential was proposed by Cheney residents on June 25. The area designated is outlined as Lincoln Street to the east, EWU to... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

Project to rezone land proposed

CHENEY — A project to rezone 12.07 acres of land from R-2 two-family residential to R-1 single-family residential was proposed by Cheney residents on June 25. The area designated is outlined as Lincoln Street to the east, EWU to... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    Education

Cheney school board enacts staggered start

CHENEY — Cheney school board members elected to commence a staggard start schedule for the 2021-2022 academic year at the June 23 board meeting. Because of lingering issues with the pandemic regarding staffing, logistics, and sch... — Updated 7/1/2021

 
 By Scott Davis    News

Lost relief

A busted pipe has shut down the Cheney Municipal Pool, sidelining a much-needed source of relief from the heat.... — Updated 7/1/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

Cheney council accepts Covid relief funds

CHENEY — A resolution to accept $3,495,491 from the American Rescue Plan Act to relieve economic pressure produced by COVID-19 was unanimously approved at the June 22 City Council meeting. The city will receive an initial... — Updated 7/1/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

Cheney council approves Avista Edge Fiber agreement

CHENEY — A resolution to enter a three-year renewable Dark Fiber Leese agreement with Avista Edge, to provide broadband internet to the city, was unanimously approved at the City Council meeting on June 22. As stated in the... — Updated 7/1/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

A move of national importance

CHENEY — Cheney-based trucking company System Transport was selected to haul the US Capital Christmas tree to Washington DC for the 2021 Christmas season. Originally founded in 1972 with one truck and one trailer, System... — Updated 6/24/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

Fairchild Air Force Base listed in $3.5 million maintenance fraud case

FAIRCHILD AFB — Fairchild Air Force Base is listed among the victims of a $3.5 million family housing scheme, the Justice Department announced on June 9. Two former managers from the Balfour Beatty Communities pleaded guilty to... — Updated 6/24/2021

 
 By SCOTT DAVIS    News

Planning Commission OKs bonus density changes

CHENEY — Planning Commission members unanimously approved a motion on June 15 to amend R-3/multifamily zoning to allow an additional 3rd unit on 5,000-square-foot lots, only if the developer builds all three units in one bed/one... — Updated 6/24/2021

 

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