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 By Roger Harnack    News

Derby dudes

The pit crew of the Cheney-based combine “The Bandit” poses for a team photo before the start of the 33rd annual Combine Derby in Lind.... — Updated 6/30/2022

 

Medical Lake City Council breaks down ARPA funding

MEDICAL LAKE— Similar to its neighboring towns, distribution of ARPA funding was a hot topic at the council chambers at Medical Lake City Hall on Tuesday night, June 21. Koss... — Updated 6/30/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    News

Gas leak closes portion of Presley Drive

CHENEY- A gas leak on Tuesday morning near Salnave Elementary led to the evacuation of staff and nearby residents. Cheney Fire Department and emergency personnel responded to the... — Updated 6/30/2022

 
 By Brent Johnson    News

Airway Heights discusses sales tax increase

CHENEY – The Airway Heights city council is considering renewing its Transportation Benefit District (TBD) at the cost of an extra one-tenth of a cent per dollar in sales tax. If... — Updated 6/30/2022

 

Independence Day extravaganza

AIRWAY HEIGHTS—The Northern Quest Casino is holding a 4th of July family-friendly entertainment event and fireworks display. BECU Live is hosting the venue. There will be plenty of free kids’ activities, including water feature... — Updated 6/30/2022

 

Spokane International Airport stages emergency evacuation

AIRWAY HEIGHTS-The Spokane International Airport (SIA) hosted a full-scale emergency exercise on Wednesday, June 22, required every three years by the Federal Aviation... — Updated 6/30/2022

 

Be counted in the 2022 Census of Agriculture

RITZVILLE – Rural residents are encouraged to sign up and be counted in the 2022 Ag Census. Agriculture producers who did not receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture and do not receive other USDA surveys or censuses have... — Updated 6/30/2022

 

UW employees visit Schoesler farm

RITZVILLE – University of Washington faculty visited Sen. Mark Schoesler's farm recently to learn about Eastern Washington agriculture. "I was more than happy to... — Updated 6/30/2022

 

Restaurants face off in Battle of the Burgers

CHENEY— Who has the best burgers in town? Your chance to weigh in happens July 2-8 when six local eateries go head-to-head in the Battle of the Burgers. The event leading up to... — Updated 6/30/2022

 

West Plains Police News

AIRWAY HEIGHTS June 7 Ronald N. Guyton was arrested on the 14300 block west of Highway 2 for Criminal Trespassing in the First Degree. June 12 Addison T. Leib was arrested on the 12700 block west of 6th Avenue for Theft in the... — Updated 6/30/2022

 
 By Michaela Friedrich    News 

New grant creates more education opportunities

CHENEY – For generations, high school students have complained about learning all kinds of things including how to write a five-paragraph essay, find the hypotenuse of a triangle... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Michaela Friedrich    News 

Housing market leveling out

CHENEY – In the past couple of years, the Inland Northwest has seen the housing market in places like Spokane and Coeur d'Alene reach record highs. Cheney has also seen the boom... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Bob Kirkpatrick    News 

Schools out for summer

Early dismissal on Friday, June 17 signals the end of the 2021-22 school year at Cheney High School.... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Michaela Friedrich    News 

Rodeo preps for a big weekend

CHENEY – Rodeo season is just around the corner and the Cheney Rodeo is looking for volunteers to get the Bi-Mart Arena ready for festivities in the second week of July. Heidi Mon... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Michaela Friedrich    News 

City phone lines down for two days

CHENEY – When the phone lines at city hall were out of service last week, it presented a big problem for Cheney resident Megan Humphrey as calls got rerouted to her cell phone.... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Michaela Friedrich    News 

Search for CMS principal continues

CHENEY – Three candidates, Renee Bailey, Brandon Bouge and Eli Holm, were interviewed for the Cheney Middle School (CMS) principal vacancy in an open forum at the CMS commons on J... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Cheney Free Press    News 

State issues boating fire safety guides

Olympia – As the state’s boating season continues and more residents navigate the waters for fun and sun, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office asks that you voyage responsibly and safely. Fires occurring on boats can... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Michaela Friedrich    News 

Residential fire on the edge of town

CHENEY – A residential structure fire roused a sleeping neighborhood around 12 a.m. on Thursday morning, June 16. The Cheney Fire Department was the first to respond to a call of... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Cheney Free Press    News 

State issues boating fire safety guides

Olympia – As the state’s boating season continues and more residents navigate the waters for fun and sun, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office asks that you voyage responsibly and safely. Fires occurring on boats can... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Michaela Friedrich    News 

Something has out-Pizza-ed the Hut

CHENEY – Pizza Hut put out its final delivery order from its location on 1st Street and closed its doors for good on June 13, There were questions as to why the Cheney franchise o... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Brent Johnson    News 

Founder's Day festival draws big crowds

MEDICAL LAKE – Hundreds of people braved chilly conditions and uncertain skies to attend Medical Lake's annual Founder's Day events last weekend. The celebration began Friday... — Updated 6/23/2022 Full story

 
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West Plains Police News

CHENEY June 13 Financial fraud was reported in the 800 block of W. 1st Street. Rape was reported in Cheney. June 14 Verbal domestic violence was reported in the 100 block of Washington Street. Graffiti was reported in a restroom... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Running for Domestic Violence awareness

CHENEY- Sunday morning, community members gathered at Roos Field on Eastern Washington University's (EWU) campus for a 5K run honoring the life of Sativa Transue, an EWU alum who... — Updated 6/22/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Gonzaga baseball coach arrested for DUI

REARDAN-Gonzaga head baseball coach Mark Andrew Machtolf was arrested by Reardan Police and booked into Lincoln County Jail on a charge of driving under the influence late... — Updated 6/16/2022

 

West Plains Police News

AIRWAY HEIGHTS June 6 Clirim Ramushi was arrested in the 100 block North of Hayford Road for Criminal Trespassing in the First Degree and Obstructing A Law Enforcement Officer. June 9 Erica M. Solberg was arrested in the 14300... — Updated 6/16/2022

 

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