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 By AL STOVER    Front Page

Water consumption, production drops in Medical Lake

Medical Lake continues to make some progress in reducing the water it produces and consumes. According to the most recent water efficiency report, Medical Lake produced and purchased 279.2 million gallons of water in 2016. This is... — Updated 6/15/2017


Band member name misspelled

Due to incorrect information, a member of the band Incidia’s name was misspelled in last week’s Medical Lake Founders Day special section. Their drummer’s correct name is Anthony Teichmer.... — Updated 6/15/2017


Police seek man who broke into Cheney High School

Cheney police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who broke into Cheney High School, leaving behind a trail of blood and making off with trophies from a trophy case.... — Updated 6/14/2017


Swinging ninja

Sunset Elementary School student Henry Kosanke hits the ropes portion of the Falcon Fitness Club's "Sunset Ninja Challenge Course" during a demonstration for parents on May 30. See... — Updated 6/8/2017

 By AL STOVER    Front Page

Despite flushing, Airway Heights water still contaminated

The city of Airway Heights received the results of another round of testing for perfluoro chemicals in its water system on June 2. Four of the 20 samples that were tested were still above the Environmental Protection Agency’s 70... — Updated 6/8/2017

 By AL STOVER    Front Page

Medical Lake water restrictions take effect

Although the West Plains — and most of Washington state — experienced a wet winter and spring, the city of Medical Lake will still ask its residents to adhere to water restrictions during the summer. During the summer,... — Updated 6/8/2017

 By AL STOVER    Front Page

Medical Lake water restrictions take effect

Although the West Plains — and most of Washington state — experienced a wet winter and spring, the city of Medical Lake will still ask its residents to adhere to water restrictions during the summer. During the summer,... — Updated 6/8/2017


Parkside hearings resume

For the third time in as many months, Cheney’s Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed rezone of land at the corner of Cedar and North Eighth streets being considered for a student-housing-type apartment... — Updated 6/8/2017

 By AL STOVER    Front Page

Fairchild adds 12 more KC-135s

Team Fairchild continues to grow. Tuesday, Fairchild Air Force Base announced it would be the new home of 12 primary-assigned KC-135 Stratotankers and three backup inventory... — Updated 6/8/2017

 By Al Stover    Front Page

Second STEP opponent files

The Spokane County Board of Commissioners have been longtime opponents of the Spokane Tribal Economic Project (STEP), and now it appears they are taking the battle to the court room. The commissioners approved a resolution to file... — Updated 6/1/2017


Book program misidentified

Due to incorrect information, it was stated in a photo cut line in the May 25 issue of the Cheney Free Press that Cheney Federal Credit Union donated books to Sunset Elementary School students through a grant called First Book.... — Updated 6/1/2017


Creating easier navigation of city services

Most Cheney residents who are internet savvy will likely have noticed something new about the city’s website — and that is that it’s new. Or at least revamped, something City Administrator Mark Schuller said he and Mayor Tom... — Updated 6/1/2017

 By AL STOVER    Front Page

Paying respects

Chief Warrant Officer Marine Chaplain Grant Maassen salutes the grave of a veteran interred at the Medical Lake Cemetery as a family looks on during Memorial Day ceremonies on... — Updated 6/1/2017

 By AL STOVER    Front Page

Six wells still contain chemicals

After the first round of flushing its water system, six of Airway Heights' wells are still over the Environmental Protection Agenciy's perfluoro chemicals advisory levels of 70... — Updated 6/1/2017

 By AL STOVER    Front Page

AH pumping out contaminated water

Airway Heights continues to make progress on reducing its recent water contamination issues. On May 16, the city announced that two of its wells tested over 70 parts per trillion... — Updated 5/25/2017


Memorial Day deadlines

The Cheney Free Press will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Deadlines for the submittals for the June 1 issue have changed. Legals and classified ads must be submitted to the office by 11 a.m.... — Updated 5/25/2017

 By AL STOVER    Front Page

Medical Lake water tests OK

Medical Lake’s water is safe to drink. That’s according to City Administrator Doug Ross, who informed City Council at its May 16 meeting that their wells tested as non-detect levels of Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS)... — Updated 5/25/2017


Memorial Day observance to continue

Cheney's annual Memorial Day observances are under new management, and for the most part, are taking place as they have in the past. For years, the Cheney Cemetery Association... — Updated 5/25/2017


SR 904 open house planned

With a major repaving of State Route 904 through Cheney slated to begin in late June, state Department of Transportation officials hope to answer questions and allay residents... — Updated 5/25/2017


Congregational corrections

Two statements in last week’s story on the Cheney Congregational Church were worded incorrectly. Pastor David Krueger-Duncan said direction from the national church was congregations should welcome LGBTQ individuals by pointing... — Updated 5/18/2017

 By AL STOVER    Front Page

ML hosts well-testing town hall

Fairchild Air Force Base, along with local municipalities and regional regulatory partners have scheduled a town hall meeting on May 23 at the Medical Lake High School auditorium. The meeting is for residents to learn more about th... — Updated 5/18/2017

 By AL STOVER    Front Page

Rhythm section

Brodie Millican got to jam on stage with the Kelly Hughes Band during the Friday Night Street Dance at last weekend's Mayfest in downtown Cheney. The event, in its fifth year, had... — Updated 5/18/2017

 By AL STOVER    Front Page

West Plains summer road work kicks off

There are several road projects happening on the West Plains over the summer. In Cheney, State Route 904 will be resurfaced with hot mix asphalt through the city from Betz Road to... — Updated 5/18/2017


Comp plan tabled by commission

Cheney’s Planning Commission has taken the unusual move of tabling approval of the city’s comprehensive plan — the document governing planning decisions over the next 20 years. In doing so, the commission raised the... — Updated 5/18/2017

 By AL STOVER    Front Page

Airway Heights wells tainted

During a May 16 press conference, officials from Fairchild Air Force Base and Airway Heights announced that two water wells used by the city tested over 70 parts per trillion for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and/or... — Updated 5/18/2017


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