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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    September 13, 2018 

Suspect, officers identified in shooting

Law enforcement officials have released the names of the suspect and the Cheney police officers who were involved in a Sept. 3 shooting incident in parking lot of Mitchell’s Harvest Foods. In a Sept. 6 news release, the Spokane County Medical...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    September 13, 2018 

What's behind the water tap?

A very non-descript building in Four Lakes, just off State Route 904, has within its walls a lot of responsibility. The block structure houses the behind-the-scenes work of the Four Lakes Water...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    September 13, 2018 

Parkside preparation

Work has begun on preparing a 3.6-acre site across North Eighth Street from the Cheney pool for the new Parkside Commons, a 96-unit student housing complex. Contractors are getting 16 duplexes at the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    September 13, 2018 

Cheney looks at consultant for water issues

City of Cheney officials are putting together a request for qualifications/quote (RFQ) they hope will get City Council approval and allow them to go out and hire a consultant to address the city’s water supply issues. “We’d like a fresh set of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    September 13, 2018 

Cheney looks at consultant for water issues

City of Cheney officials are putting together a request for qualifications/quote (RFQ) they hope will get City Council approval and allow them to go out and hire a consultant to address the city’s water supply issues. “We’d like a fresh set of...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    September 13, 2018 

Code enforcer makes progress in Airway Heights

After three months on the job, Airway Heights code enforcement officer Kristina Blake is making serious headway on the problems facing the city and the results speak for themselves. In June, Blake became the city’s first code enforcement officer...

 

Spokane Transit Authority's West Plains center opens Sept. 16

By SHANNEN TALBOT Staff Reporter According to Spokane Transit Authority officials, the West Plains Transit Center will be opening for business this Sunday, Sept. 16, marking the completion of a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    September 13, 2018 

Kim Best steps down as Cheney recreation manager after 14 years with department

Cheney Recreation Manager Kim Best has stepped down after almost 15 years with the Parks and Recreation Department. Best’s last day was Sept. 6. In farewell letter sent Sept. 5 to “Community Partners,” Best said it was an emotional moment...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    September 13, 2018 

After market

Several Frog Hollow 4-H Club steers take a break after going through the livestock auction last Sunday at the Spokane Interstate Fair....

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    September 13, 2018 

Airway Heights council OKs recreation center jobs

The Airway Heights City Council moved swiftly through a busy action agenda at their Sept. 4 meeting, discussing eco-friendly operations possibilities and planning for the new job positions that will...

 

SRTC proposes over $818 million in projects

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) is proposing to invest over $800 million in the local transportation system in the next several years and is looking for input on the projects that money would be spent on. SRTC has completed the...

 

News Briefs

Trulove to speak at PEG meeting Former Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove will be the guest speaker at the Sept. 18 meeting of the People for Effective Government (PEG), a Spokane based non-partisan group of center-left and center-right voters who are...

 

Al-Anon can help family and friends

September is National Recovery Month. When a family member has a problem with alcohol, the effects are felt by their immediate family and extended family members. Family members may experience feelings of abandonment, anxiety, fear, anger, concern,...

 
 By Jill Weiszmann    News    September 13, 2018 

Delicate hues

A jet's contrail is framed by the colors of the setting sun over Cheney wheatfields last Tuesday, Sept. 4....

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 3 Officer-involved shooting was reported on the 100 block of West First Street. Sept. 4 A student was reported vaping on the Cheney High School campus grounds prior to the start of school. A cellphone was found on the zero hundred block...

 

Cheney council OKs fire crew compensation

At its final meeting in August, the Cheney City Council approved an ordinance modifying the city’s salary structure in a way that will allow some employees to collect additional compensation when on state fire mobilization. The ordinance, X-47,...

 

Officers shoot man with knife

One man was killed in an officer-involved shooting that took place late Monday night at Mitchell's Harvest Foods on First Street. According to a Sept. 4 Cheney Police Department news release, three...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    September 6, 2018

Teacher contract ratification must wait

One of the Medical Lake School Board’s major action items on the agenda for their Aug. 28 meeting will just have to wait. But in the meantime, the board did a lot of unanimous “rubber stamping” of a variety of matters and heard numerous...

 

Airway Heights court hires a third public defender

The city of Airway Heights will be hiring its second public defender this year and its third overall due to increased population growth and increased activity in the courts, according to city officials. The City Council approved the hiring of a...

 

Airway Heights welcomes Ghost Quarter Games

Every city needs a little bit of magic. What kind of magic is often up for interpretation. For Nick Garcia-Reid and his father, Brian Reid, it's Magic the Gathering, a popular trading card game with m...

 

Airway Heights progresses in addressing quality of life issues

Now that Airway Heights’ new 46,000 square foot recreation center is taking shape, the city is focusing on taking the next steps toward the future of its non-profit, Citizens Associated for Recreation, Education and Sports (CARES.) The non-profit...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    September 6, 2018

Medical Lake High School fence project bid accepted

Following the shooting a year ago at Freeman High School, districts across the region put many new measures in place to try to make sure that event is not repeated. Among the physical improvements done locally in the Medical Lake School District are...

 

The Price is Right Live! returns to Northern Quest Resort & Casino

Will you be the next contestant on The Price Is Right Live!? Find out when the hit show returns to Northern Quest Resort & Casino’s Pend Oreille Pavilion for two nights on Nov. 27 and 28.  Show time is 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $39 and go on...

 

Swiss American Financial president speaks at seminar

Learn how to be proactive and not reactive in your retirement planning. Community members are invited to attend the “Proactive Retirement Planning Education Day” seminar Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Quality Inn in downtown Spokane on Fourth Avenue....

 

Single-vehicle crash on South Wells Road claims man's life

An unidentified adult male was killed in single vehicle rollover crash early Sunday morning, Sept. 2. At approximately 2:20 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Offices deputies responded to the report of a single vehicle crash in the 35700 block of...

 

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