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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 19, 2018

Temps heat up, water draws down

A recent rapid draw down in reservoir levels has led city of Cheney officials to impose watering restrictions on several large users as well as call for additional conservation measures from residents. Public Works Director Todd Ableman said levels...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 19, 2018

Celebrating community relevance

How does a church stay relevant in changing times? It's a question the answer for which is part of the Cheney Church of the Nazarene's second service in their three-service celebration of 100 years...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 19, 2018

Crews quickly contain Tucker Prairie blaze

Fire crews from Spokane County Fire District No. 3, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and with help from the Department of Corrections fought a fire south of Tucker Prairie Road...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    July 19, 2018

Airway Heights police department to buy new vehicle

The Airway Heights Police Department requested council approval to purchase a police equipped SUV at the July 16 City Council meeting. Previously the council approved the hiring of two new officers and due to the addition, the department requested...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 19, 2018

Cheney engages in rapid-fire ordinance approvals

In whirlwind-style action at its July 10 meeting, Cheney’s City Council passed five ordinances that did everything from proposing capital facilities projects to incorporating new zoning changes and moving money to pay for debt principal and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 19, 2018

State Route 902, Craig Road set for brief closure over weekend

A previously announced closure of State Route 902 and Craig Road for construction of a roundabout begins tonight, July 19, at 7 p.m. and will last 72 hours Washington State Department of...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    July 19, 2018

Food options officially open at Northern Quest

Northern Quest Resort and Casino has officially opened two more dining facilities in their location. It was announced on April 26 that the ice cream shop Ben and Jerry’s along with the Mexican fast food option Qdoba would be a new addition to the...

 

News briefs

Spokane County issues burn upgraded restrictions Hot, dry weather and elevated fire potential have prompted the Spokane County Fire Code official to issue burn restrictions for the unincorporated areas of the county. The restrictions went into...

 

From the beginning

The Cheney Free Press was honored along with other sponsors of the Cheney Rodeo at the kickoff event on July 12. Here, Miss Cheney Rodeo Kaleigh Driver presents Free Press representative DeeAnn Gibb...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    July 19, 2018

Operation Success was really a failure

I’m going to tell you a story. It’s a story about “Operation Success.” Never heard of it? You’re probably not alone. Most of the millions of people in the United States don’t know the tale of how our State Department and the Central...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    July 19, 2018

You need a reservation to enjoy the lazy days of summer

We had a cold wet spring. I don’t know whether to blame global warming or Donald Trump, but it sure was hard on my garden. I didn’t think my corn was ever going to come up. I am glad warm weather has finally arrived. I became aware of the...

 

Dave Wilson understands education, educators

This week ballots are being mailed for the primary election. As retired educators, we strongly support Dave Wilson as representative for the 6th legislative district. Dave has been a business and education consultant for the past six years....

 

Sutton Park adds to reunion experience

The venue for our recent Craner family reunion was our Cheney Sutton Park, the crown jewel of the municipal parks of Cheney. We had a total of 83 attendees, family and friends from as far away as Kansas and the west coast of Washington, plus one dog...

 

McMorris Rodgers represents middle class, unity

I am not your typical Republican. When I was younger I always considered myself an independent and as I have matured, I have found myself becoming more and more conservative.   I have no personal connection to Cathy McMorris Rodgers. I knew that...

 

Cheney would benefit from having a dog park

I’m writing in response to the article about the Cheney dog park in the July 5 issue of the Cheney Free Press. I believe Cheney could really benefit form a dog park. My dog, Lucy, loves running free and socializing with other dogs. According to...

 

Lisa Brown opens Cheney campaign office

Cheney now has a Lisa Brown for Congress office at 1010 First St., Suite A, directly across First Street from the Farmers Market at Cheney Marketplace. The office is usually staffed by volunteers Monday – Friday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Stop by...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 9 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 1100 block of First Street. Harassment was reported on the 100 block of West Fifth Street. July 10 Mental health issue was reported on the 800 block of West First Street. Harassment...

 

You can garden your way to better health

Break out the tools and garden your way to a healthier mind, body and spirit. Gardeners have always know it, but now research proves that gardening is a great form of exercise. You'll work out all you...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 17, 2008 Cheney Fire Department responded to three fires all within a week of each other, though none caused serious damage. The combination of high temperatures, dry conditions and...

 

Nycole Elizabeth Clark (Morgan)

Our beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister passed away July 5, 2018 leaving her family and friends too soon. She was born in Mesa, Ariz. March 8, 1992 to Kathleen and Chuck Morgan. When she was... Full story

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in 1943, the Sons of Uncle Sam organization at Eastern Washington College held two Furlough Frolic dances during the school year for military men, as well as to raise money to help servicemen. Learn more about our area’s...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section, send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • July 20, Master Gardeners: Cheney Plant... Full story

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 19, 2018

McClure has big win in bull riding

Conner McClure made some noise that may resonate all the way from Cheney back to the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association California Circuit. The bull rider from Grass Valley, Calif. was No. 23 in the most...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 19, 2018

Eastern's No. 1 pick can be a boon - and a bane

Once again, the Big Sky Conference bulls-eye is on the Eastern Washington University football team. In a July 16 news release, conference media representatives and coaches voted the Eagles as the top pick to win the Big Sky this season. Eastern...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 19, 2018

Eastern Washington claims another Big Sky Presidents' Trophy

Make room on the gym wall at Reese Court as Eastern Washington University has earned yet another Big Sky Conference Presidents' Cup for the 2017-18 school year, the league office announced July 11. Ba...

 

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