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Stories tagged: cheney

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Team behind ice preparation for USA Curling Nationals hopes their work goes ‘unnoticed’ by athletes

Shawn Olesen has a day job back in Fargo, North Dakota, as a warehouse manager, and the work, he said, is rewarding.

EWU student to continue facing obstruction charge stemming from November protest

Maya Caruth, 25, was arrested on Nov. 7 after crossing a so-called “safety zone” that separated hundreds of student protesters from three religious activists who had arrived on campus with …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Student’s arrest at EWU protest prompts First Amendment arguments

Invoking the First Amendment, an attorney questioned the right of law enforcement to separate protesters and counterprotesters into different sections of the campus mall based on their appearances and perceived …

Annual Christmas Bird Count represents 120 years of citizen science

Nationwide, the Christmas Bird Count is a longstanding tradition of citizen science, 120 years to be exact, although the Cheney count is only in its second year. Data gleaned from …

Long-closed Chapman Lake, a popular trout, bass, kokanee fishing spot, may reopen

Eight years after public access to a popular trout, bass and kokanee lake south of Cheney closed, wildlife managers are still striving to reopen it.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

EWU president vows to keep campus safe after racist vandalism in Cheney

After a racial slur was found painted on a car in Cheney earlier this week, Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan reaffirmed the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion Thursday.

New duplexes coming to West Plains

A new development with 34 duplex buildings and a single family residence could be coming West Terrace neighborhood south of the Spokane Airport, a move which has already angered some …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Former mayor challenges incumbent councilwoman for Cheney City Council seat

Voters in Cheney will choose between two experienced candidates when they cast a vote for the City Council’s position 6.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

Stepping up so others may saddle up: Student volunteers make Relational Riding Academy camp successful

The young riders weren’t exactly off to the races at Relational Riding Academy in Cheney on a recent Friday morning, but for kids who’d never been on horse, a quick …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Possible E. coli contamination keeps Marshall residents without safe water

While a new pump began sending water into houses on Thursday, according to Jim Brown, president of the Marshall Community Water Association, the private purveyor of the town’s water, it …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Horseback yoga? Neigh-maste – ‘It brings me lots of joy and magic,’ instructor Briana Randall says

Within minutes, Briana Randall was breathing deep into a seated mountain pose while sitting astride her mare, Star. From there she began modifying other yoga poses, developing her new practice …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

Jerry Gardner, longtime Cheney police chief who inspired a novel, dies at 78

Gardner started his law enforcement career as a patrol officer in Southern California in the 1960s, confronting gang violence and riots against police. So the small town of Cheney might …

UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019

Crews douse two small new blazes, expect Cheney fires to be fully contained Sunday

Crews fighting four wildfires southwest of Cheney kept the fire 65% contained Saturday and expect them to be fully contained on Sunday.

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Crews continue to fight Cheney-area wildfires that are 20% contained

Fire crews in Cheney on Thursday

UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Homes ordered to be evacuated, Highway 904 closed due to fire west of Cheney

Fire officials ordered the evacuation of about 10 homes near the intersection of Graham Road and Highway 904 near Cheney on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

Tractor-trailer hauling hay catches fire that spreads to fields before crews contain the blaze

Sections of burned field and patches of hay lined South Betz Road in Cheney after a tractor-trailer hauling hay caught fire Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Cheney woman dies in crash near Kittitas early Tuesday

A 55-year-old woman from Cheney died Tuesday in a crash-near Kittitas, Washington.

Plenty of parties planned for 100th: George White will be honored by family, neighborhood, civic groups

George White will be celebrating his 100th birthday this week – a lot.

UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

Cheney man who allegedly killed wife with ice cream moves to Oklahoma, pleads not guilty to new murder charge

A man suspected of killing his wife last year at their Cheney home with poisoned ice cream pleaded not guilty to a new murder charge in Spokane County Superior Court …

UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019

Crews battling small wildfire that spread from structure fire west of Cheney

A structure fire spread into nearby trees and grass near Cheney Friday morning, prompting a response from local and state fire crews.

UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Spokane Valley native National Guardsman, mom graduates from EWU 18 years after starting college

Ashley Cardinal signed up for the Army National Guard before her senior year of high school at West Valley High School in 2001. A career in the military and raising …

Three Springs senior Jacob Corrick now a leader, with a knack for carpentry

Students who’ve struggled in traditional classrooms often find their path to success in smaller alternative school settings.

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Cheney High scholar Sam Fix plays soccer with a vengeance

Sometimes Cheney High School’s Sam Fix is Clark Kent and sometimes he’s Superman.

UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019

Civil War comes to life at Cheney reenactment

Saturday marked the start of the Washington Civil War Association annual reenactment. This year’s, hosted in Cheney, runs Saturday through Monday.

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Rare sight on EWU campus: A moose on the loose

A big ol’ moose was the belle of the ball at Eastern Washington University on Thursday night, when its short trek through campus was documented and shared for the world …

UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019

Cheney police officers won’t face charges in death of man who investigators say was attempting suicide-by-cop

Spokane County prosecutors have elected not to file criminal charges against three Cheney police officers who shot and killed a man late last year during an alleged suicide by cop.

Grocery Outlet to open new store in Cheney

Construction will begin later this year for a new Grocery Outlet Bargain Market in Cheney.

UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019

Mother who prompted Amber Alert planned to inject bleach into daughter, police say

A mother who triggered an Amber Alert last week told police she was planning on injecting bleach into herself and her child to rid themselves of parasites, according to court …

UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019

Amber Alert canceled after mother, daughter spotted in Cheney

Police in Nampa, Idaho, issued and quickly canceled an Amber Alert on Wednesday, saying a woman and her 10-year-old daughter had been found in Cheney. The girl, who was initially …

UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019

Spokane, Spokane County seed libraries take off

There’s still a lot of snow and ice on the ground, but it’s time to think about gardening.