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Falling short with fire funding

The fire service motto may be "adapt and overcome," but most firefighters probably thought that applied to burning buildings and emergency situations, not budgeting woes brought on by years of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    January 17, 2019

Cheney fire department busy in 2019

It’s not quite three weeks into the new year, and already 2019 is shaping up to be a busy time for Cheney’s fire department. Cheney Fire Chief Tom Jenkins said department personnel have already responded to four fires — including a fire on...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    January 17, 2019

Council OKs Well 3 changes

Cheney’s City Council approved a fourth change order to the city’s Well 3 drilling project at its Jan. 8 meeting — a change that officials believe while increasing the cost of drilling a new well will actually decrease the project’s overall...

 

COUNCIL HOLDS ALKI STREET PUBLIC HEARING AT JAN. 22 MEETING

The Cheney City Council will hold a public hearing on ordinance X-58, “Development Moratorium South of Alki Street,” at it’s regular meeting next Tuesday, Jan. 22. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 606 2nd St. The...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    January 17, 2019

Medical Lake, County Fire District 3 consider merger

The city of Medical Lake and Spokane County Fire District 3 are discussing a merger due to an increasing number of no-response calls by the city's all-volunteer fire department. The Medical Lake Fire...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    January 17, 2019

Finally - a feather

Cheney cheerleader Evie Rowe hoists the Golden Feather trophy in jubilation as fellow Blackhawks students celebrate the school’s first spirit contest win in the annual game with Medical Lake....

 

'Frontera' print exhibit at EWU Gallery of Art

Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art is pleased to present “Frontera,” an exhibition of prints by 27 artists running Jan. 24 through Feb. 28. An opening reception will be held Wednesday,...

 

Cheney School Board handles housekeeping issues

The Cheney School Board took care of several housekeeping measures at its Jan. 9 meeting, honoring its former president and hearing the first reading of a significant transportation policy revision. The board kicked off the meeting by presenting a pl...

 

Cheney High fall quarter students of the month

Cheney High School has released its list of students of the month for fall quarter 2018. Students of the month for October were Abigail Scott, Camber Moad, Hannelore Hammel, Tatiana Balakirev, Aiden Hatcher, Charles Johnson, Chasen Letellier, Ryan...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    January 17, 2019

Going from calm to chaos in two seconds

Fate and scheduling conspired to put Cheney Police Department dispatcher Ben James at the center of a couple of 2018’s biggest events. And for those closer to the action, the combination that...

 

Lee Bennett to step down in June

This year will be Airway Heights Police Chief Lee Bennett's last on the job as he makes plans to retire from his position by the end of January 2020, he announced Jan. 14. Bennett has been in law...

 

Airway Heights training chief heads to District 3

The Airway Heights Fire Department will have to say goodbye to one of its own at the end of this month, as training chief Alex Turner leaves for a captain's position with Spokane County Fire District...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    January 17, 2019

Cheney seeks applications for City Council, Planning Commission

City of Cheney officials are looking for two individuals willing to step into leadership positions on a pair of local governing boards left vacant by recent resignations. City Council Position 2 is now open due to the resignation of long-time Council...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 7 A wallet was found on the 600 block of 2nd Street. Jan. 8 Unlawful issuance of a bank check was reported on the 100 block of 1st Street. Trespassing was reported on the 400 block of 1st Street. Suspicious circumstances were reported on...

 

Blackhawks find pace in Golden Feather win at Reese Court

Cheney High’s boys basketball head coach Gregg Smith believes the past two wins for his Blackhawks have been the results of his team finally beginning to connect more with their identity — a...

 

Sports injuries don't damage long-term quality of life

Over the weekend, scientists in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics released a study examining the “health-related quality of life” of teens who had suffered concussions or bone fractures while participating in sports. The results indicated...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    January 17, 2019

Cardinal girls overcome turnovers to win annual Spirit Game rivalry

The Medical Lake Cardinal girls brought home a 64-58 victory from the annual Spirit Game competition in non-league play against the Cheney Blackhawks in a tough game before a roaring crowd at Eastern Washington Universities Reese Court on Saturday....

 

Lady Blackhawks lose see-saw Spirit Game at charity stripe

For Cheney High School interim head coach Roxie Smith, last Saturday’s Golden Feather Spirit Game hook up with West Plains rival Medical Lake felt more like a seesaw volleyball match than...

 

Blackhawk wrestlers hope for Great Northern championship title

Cheney’s boys wrestling team is slowly readying itself for the league championship, collecting a 54-21 win over Pullman Jan. 9 and ranking fifth as a team Jan. 12 at Ellensburg’s Ray Westberg Invitational. Head coach Jason Connor said the team...

 

Sports Week

College Basketball Boys Saturday, Jan. 19, EWU hosts Montana State, 2:05 p.m. Girls Saturday, Jan. 19, EWU hosts Montana State, 1 p.m. College Hockey Friday, Jan. 18, EWU at Montana State Univ., 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, EWU at Montana State Univ., t...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    January 17, 2019

Cardinal boys fall in Spirit Game

The Medical Lake boys varsity basketball crew came away empty handed on Saturday in non-league play after losing 80-62 to the rival Cheney Blackhawks at their annual Spirit Game competition, held this year at Eastern Washington University's Reese...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    January 17, 2019

Medical Lake varsity boys drop two more in league action

The Medical Lake Cardinal varsity boys basketball crew dropped two more before their loss to the Cheney Blackhawks Saturday. Jan. 8, Newport The Cardinals were mauled by the third-ranked Newport Grizzlies at home in a 62-44 loss before the home...

 

Lady Blackhawk gymnasts fine-tune their mat skills

Cheney High School’s inexperienced gymnastics team fought hard at University High School on Jan. 10 but couldn’t quite measure up to Spokane’s larger schools, coming in fourth place in the tournament with 108.350 points. The Lady Blackhawks...

 

Big Sky country part 2 - Eagle men face Montana State

Eastern will have plenty more time to savor its last victory, but head coach Shantay Legans prefers to embrace the extra rest and practice time afforded his team.  With a full eight days between...

 

McGee leads EWU track and field at Vandal Indoor Invitational

The Eastern Washington University track and field teams continued their success in the second indoor meet of the year at the Vandal Indoor Invitational on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 11-12).  "It was...

 

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