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  • Turbine firm targeting Spokane County

    Clare McGraw, Cheney Free Press|Apr 25, 2024

    TYLER – A wind turbine corporation has been acquiring land leases across southern Spokane County from the Tyler area to Fairfield. Over the last five months, Cordelio Development Holdings LLC of Toronto, Canada, has acquired 20 leases across southern Spokane, northern Whitman and eastern Lincoln Counties. The purchases include parcels near Cheney, Fairfield, Latah, Waverly and Tyler, according to county records. Details of some of the purchased tracts have yet to be made public, and company o...

  • Easter egg hunts loom

    CLARE McGRAW, Cheney Free Press|Mar 21, 2024

    CHENEY — Grab your baskets, kids! With Easter slightly more than a week away, several communities are gearing up for the traditional egg hunts that draw children to area parks in search of eggs, candy and other loot. If they’re lucky, they may even catch a glimpse of the Easter Bunny. In advance of the Easter holiday on Sunday, March 31, several egg hunts are set for next Saturday, March 30, around the area. Scheduled events include: Airway Heights – The Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department hosts its Easter egg hunt at 9 a.m. in Su...

  • Legislation aims to prevent wildfires

    Clare McGraw, Cheney Free Press|Oct 5, 2023

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has taken a lead role in crafting legislative solutions in response to the Gray and Oregon Road fires. One of the key bills championed by McMorris Rodgers is the Accelerating Collaborative Forest Ecosystem Restoration Act, designed to ensure federal land management agencies take proactive steps to reduce fuel available for wildfires on public lands. By implementing comprehensive fuel reduction strategies, the goal of the bill is to lessen the intensity and frequency of wildfires, and protect c...

  • State secures $112 million for railroad

    Clare McGraw, Whitman County Gazette|Oct 5, 2023

    FOUR LAKES – The railway system serving Eastern Washington's wheat industry in Adams, Lincoln, Whitman, Grant and southern Spokane Counties will be getting a facelift, thanks to $112 million in grants. The state Department of Transportation has been awarded s $72.8 million grant for the Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad Project. The grant, a product of the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration's Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement program, is dedicated to enhancing p...