Cheney Depot Society receives Avista Foundation grant

CHENEY – Financial efforts to relocate and restore Cheney’s historic Northern Pacific Railroad depot received a significant shot in the arm on Monday, Jan. 6, with the awarding of a $50,000 grant from the Avista Foundation. The award is part of an additional $7 million the Foundation announced early in 2019 it was infusing into […]

West Plains Roasters – CoffeeJosh

It’s the end of a decade, and if 2020 Andy LaBolle could travel back and have a chat with his younger self, he would start by having 2010 Andy sit down and put on a seat belt. “I would say, ‘Hold on, it’s nothing like you think it’s going to be,’” Andy said. In November, […]

Mason Make Over

The Mason Jar been open for almost 7 years now. So, they want to revamp and freshen up the bistro for you. They will be closed just 3 days from Saturday, August 31st thru Monday, September 2nd! Doug and the crew are excited to show you the cool things when they reopen on Tuesday, September […]

Cheney to Host Civil War Reenactment

Cheney Free Press February 28, 2019 by John McCallum The Civil War is coming to Cheney. Or rather an historically-close reenactment of the conflict that engulfed the nation for four years during the 1860s and is the deadliest war ever fought by U.S. forces that changed the country in ways still felt today. Whether it’s […]

Female Ranchers Are Reclaiming the American West

Excerpt from NY Times article of January 11, 2019, by Amy Chozick is a New York-based writer at large for The Times.  Beth Robinette, 31, is the fourth-generation owner and operator of the Lazy R Ranch in Cheney, Wash. She runs New Cowgirl Camp, a five-day course that trains women in animal husbandry, ranch management, […]