March 25, 2017
Photo by Carlene Hardt, SilverFox Multimedia.

Community Resources

The following resources have a presence in or near Cheney.

  • Eastern Washington University Libraries

    The John F. Kennedy Library on the EWU campus is a resource available for community members, as well as students. Their mission: "EWU Libraries stimulate and support intellectual inquiry."

  • EWU Community Water Aerobics

    Contact Chris at 251-1166 for more information.

  • Feed Cheney

    For the past five years Feed Cheney has been uniting our community through food and service offered with dignity and respect. Feed Cheney happens the last Monday of the month with the exception of May. (In May Feed Cheney is the third Monday not to conflict with Memorial Day)

    Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30 pm and groceries are available at the same time. We offer many volunteer opportunities before, during and after each monthly event.

    Volunteer opportunities the day of the event are in three shifts and include set up, service and clean up. Other volunteer positions include musicians, photographers, social media, graphic arts, event reminder phone calls. Email us at to volunteer or call 498-9250 and your phone number will be forwarded to the Feed Cheney volunteer coordinator.

  • Fishtrap Recreation Area (BLM)

    The Fishtrap Recreation Area covers over 7,000 acres of public land which is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. There are various habitat types from forest, shrub, grassland, wetlands and lakes. These areas are home to a wide variety of wildlife along with beautiful landscapes and even an old farmstead. The Fishtrap Recreation Area is located just 25 minutes from Cheney.

  • Girl Scouts

    Girls in grades K-12 are welcome. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Opportunity Scholarship Program available. Contact Kris Aasheim at 509-235-5366 for more information.

  • Ice Age Flood Institute

    The Inland Northwest is a land of giants! Monstrous features, carved by rampaging waters lasting only a few weeks, dot the 550-mile course of the greatest floods ever to occur in North America. This area, composed of enormous, intertwining canyons, is appropriately named the Channeled Scablands, and Cheney sits at the gateway. Visit the web site for maps, field guides, lectures and guided tours of this fascinating corner of the earth.

  • Inland Northwest Figure Skating Club

    For the competitive and recreational skater of all ages, figure skating offers an opportunity to stretch your imagination while learning balance, muscle coordination and control. Skates Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the EWU URC Ice Skating Rink in Cheney. For more information, email .

  • Inland Power & Light

    Electric provider to residents of rural Spokane County, including much of the 99004 zip code area. Call Inland at (509) 747-7151 to determine if you are within their service area.

  • Klink's Resort On the Lake

    Located on the shore of Williams Lake, 12 miles south of Cheney, Klink's Resort features cabins, tent & RV camping, boat and kayak rentals, and fine dining in a casual setting. (Restaurant is open seasonally -- be sure to check hours before you go.)

  • Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

    Art, Heritage and American Indian Culture! MAC continuously brings in new exhibits. Don’t miss a single one -- educational fun for the whole family.

  • Peaceful Pines RV Park & Campground

    Peaceful Pines RV Park & Campground sits on over 7 acres at the south end of Cheney. Nestled in among the pines you'll find 28 sites and an ample tent area. With four lakes within 10 minutes, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge just south of us, Spokane just 15 minutes east, and Eastern Washington University only a mile away; there are plenty of reasons to visit Peaceful Pines RV Park & Campground!

  • S.C.O.P.E. - Sheriff Community Oriented Policing Effort

    S.C.O.P.E. volunteers work hand-in-hand with local law enforcement to proactively address issues which detract from public safety; to help provide a safe living environment in the community; and to increase citizen awareness and involvement in community oriented policing. Contact S.C.O.P.E. at 559-5679, or visit them at the Wren Pierson Community Center, 612 3rd Street.

  • Spokane County Assessor's Office

    The County Assessor's office is responsible for valuation of property, allocating value to taxing districts, calculating levy rates, and certifying the tax roll to the Treasurer.
    They also provide information on property tax exemptions and deferrals.

  • Spokane County Parcel Information

    Spokane County provides property tax and valuation information online.

  • Spokane County Treasurer's Office

    The County Treasurer's Office is responsible for billing and collecting real and personal property taxes, due April 30th and October 31st. The Treasurer's Office also collects excise tax on sale or transfer of real property and mobile homes, and forecloses on property for delinquent taxes.

  • Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency

    A local agency that administers federal, state, and local air pollution regulations throughout Spokane County. Areas of responsibility include air pollution and air quality issues including dust control, asbestos abatement, wood stoves and recreational fires.

    General Inquiries: 509-477-4727
    Burn Information Line: 509-477-4710

  • Stage West Community Theatre

    Stage West is a group of your friends and neighbors, dedicated to bringing quality theatre to the West Plains. They are always looking for new members and are excited to bring more talent into the organization. Contact: or visit their web site for the monthly meeting schedule.

  • Sunshine Disposal

    Sunshine handles garbage service in many parts of unincorporated Spokane County, including areas inside the Cheney zip code, but outside the Cheney city limits. (Remember -- residents INSIDE the Cheney city limits are served by the City of Cheney Utilities.)

  • Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge

    Visit Turnbull to see numerous waterfowl that congregate on the 300+ wetlands found on the refuge. Spring migration usually begins in March. Tundra swans, Canada geese, northern pintails, American widgeon, canvasbacks, ring-necked ducks and goldeneyes are just some of the species often seen here. The Refuge offers accessible trails, shelters, wildlife observation and photography blinds, and bathroom facilities for the visiting public.

  • Washington State Archives - Eastern Region Branch

    Collections span the years from the territorial period to the present and include school census records, tax assessment rolls, court dockets and case files, photographs, maps, plats, and engineering drawings. While many of the available records can be accessed online, researchers are also accommodated in person at the Eastern Region Branch, located at 960 Washington Street, adjacent to the Eastern Washington University campus.

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