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Last updated 1/24/2019 at 4:49pm

Public comment requested on Cheney changes

The Cheney planning department is asking for public comment on a proposed property split in north Cheney near Eastern Washington University.

The property is located at 423 N. 10th St. The project applicant, Wayde Burnett with Chatburn Estate, is proposing to split the existing 80,462-square-foot-lot into three smaller lots: Lot 1 at 16,337 square feet, Lot 2 at 15,430 square feet and Lot 3 at 48,704 square feet.

The property is zoned R-1, single-family residential and is bordered by Oakland Street on the south, North 9th Street on the east and city property that includes the “golf ball” reservoir on the west, entrance to which is in line with North 10th Street.

The complete project file can be viewed in the city’s permit center at the planning department, 112 Anderson Road, between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Public comments on the proposed project can be made until 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Direct comments to Chris Pieroni at

A public hearing is not required for this application.

Using pen or paintbrush to tell your story 

Spokane County Library District presents programs focused on self-expression and storytelling. The district is offering workshops on the West Plains on memoir writing and expressing yourself through painting.

“Memoir Writing Workshop” with author Chelsea Martin. Martin shares approaches for writing about your life and the people in it at the Medical Lake Library on Wednesday, March 27, at 1 p.m. and at Cheney Library on Monday, May 13, at 10:30 a.m.

Perhaps your story is best told visually. Artist Shelley Kardos helps you find your story and express it in her acrylic painting workshop. You’ll learn some basic techniques and the tools needed for acrylic painting. Registration is required for this workshop. 

Express Yourself Through Painting, for adults only, takes place on the West Plains at the Airway Heights Library Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 5 – 8 p.m.

The Library District is also offering workshops on oral storytelling through Pivot Spokane and Gonzaga University’s Department of Organizational Leadership. The workshops take place at the Spokane Valley Library on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 3:30 p.m. and at the North Spokane Library on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.

Cheney’s Rowe receives Washington State Distinguished Regents scholarship

Cheney High School Evie Rowe is one of 12 students to receive a Distinguished Regents Scholars scholarship award from Washington State University’s Regent Scholars program. According to the program’s website, Rowe is one of two students in Eastern Washington to receive an award for 2019/2020 and will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarships to the university.

Regent scholarship award recipients include Faraz Abounorinejad from Medical Lake and Jameson Powell from Cheney. Regent scholars are awarded a four-year scholarship worth $4,000 a year.

Since its inception in 2001, WSU’s Regents Scholars Program has awarded scholarships to more than 3,000 of Washington’s best students.


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