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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    December 8, 2016 

AH adopts 2017 budget

The Airway Heights City Council wrapped up 2016 by going through some housekeeping items. At its Dec. 5 meeting - the final one of the year - council approved the second reading of an ordinance that adopts the $19.32 million budget for 2017. Council...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    December 8, 2016 

The best gift of all

Isabella Babcock receives a hug from Santa Claus. Babcock and her parents, Jim and Natalie Babcock, were one of many families who attended the pancake breakfast during last Saturday's Airway Heights'...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    December 8, 2016 

Airway Heights gets $2.3 million transportation grant

The city of Airway Heights received an early Christmas present — a present that will benefit one of its road improvement projects. During a Nov. 21 City Council meeting, City Manager Albert Tripp announced that the city received a $2.3 million...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    December 8, 2016 

Spreading Christmas cheer, one locker at a time

Medical Lake Middle School students arriving at school on Dec. 13 may notice their lockers are adorned with Christmas trees, ornaments, snowflakes and other holiday-inspired decorations. Four students...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    December 8, 2016 

Hallett Elementary School collects items for food bank

Hallett Elementary School students are doing their part to give back to their community during this holiday season. The school's Associated Student Body is collecting food for the Medical Lake Food...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    December 8, 2016 

'The Night Before Christmas'

Airway Heights Library supervisor Stacy Kvamme reads Clemont Clark Moore's "Night Before Christmas" for the library's winter storytime activity during the Dec. 3 Airway Heights Winter...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    December 8, 2016 

Taylor, Baker, Nguyen place in Deer Park tourney

The Cheney High wrestling team kicked off their season on a busy note, competing in a Dec. 2 jamboree at Shadle Park against the Highlanders and Northeast A League’s Medical Lake, as well as the Dec. 3 Deer Park Invitational. At Deer Park, Cheney...

 

Airway Heights Winter Festival

The city of Airway Heights celebrated its 10th annual Winter Festival, Dec. 3. The event featured several activities, including a Pancake Breakfast with Santa Claus at the community center, Winter...

 

EWU affirms protection of students

Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees, along with staff, are doing what they can — within their legal limits — to make the campus a safe place for all students. After a special Nov. 22 meeting, the board issued a statement...

 

Airway Heights OKs Kalispels agreement

At its Nov. 21 meeting, the Airway Heights City Council approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the city and the Kalispel Tribe of Indians to resolve a pending appeal before it reached the U.S. Department of the Interior Board of...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    December 1, 2016

District gives AH council bond overview

At Monday night’s study session, the Airway Heights City Council got a look at a potential capital facilities bond the Cheney School District hopes to put on the February election ballot. District administration presented a $55 million proposal...

 

ML school board approves property purchase

The Medical Lake School District maintenance staff is going to have a new place to put their equipment. At its Nov. 22 meeting, the board of directors approved a resolution to purchase property...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    December 1, 2016

Cheney 2016 Fall All GNL

Cheney High School had 24 student athletes who were selected for 2016 fall Great Northern League teams. Athletes and some of their highlights are listed below. Football Charles Johnson (first team off...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    December 1, 2016

McGregor vacating his UFC featherweight title was right call Gray to hang up his rodeo spurs

In my last Crunch Time column (Nov. 17, 2016), I wrote that mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor, who became the first athlete to simultaneously hold a championship in two weight divisions, (featherweight and lightweight) in the UFC, was...

 

Turkey Trot 2016

Runners of all ages turned out for the ninth annual Cheney High School Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving. The event was put on by the Cross Country booster club. A portion of the event's proceeds went to...

 

ML council begins 2017 budget talks

At its Nov. 15 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council held a first reading of the 2017 budget. According to information provided by the city, the 2017 current expense fund is projected to be just over $3.14 million with $2.37 million going toward...

 

Petitioning for a safe haven in Cheney

Students, staff and community members started a petition that asks the Eastern Washington University board of trustees to make the college a sanctuary campus for undocumented students, staff and...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    November 24, 2016

Airway Heights ready to roll out its 2017 budget

The primary focus of Airway Heights’ 2017 budget, totaled at over $19.32 million, is on four key areas which the city seeks to improve on — public safety, economic development, building and recreation opportunities. “With the new casino coming...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    November 24, 2016

ESH receives national certification, accreditation

In a news release, Eastern State Hospital announced it earned full accreditation by The Joint Commission. The institution added that it had received certification from the Centers for Medicare and...

 

MLHS robotics stage dinner theater fundraiser

Who vandalized the Simpson School of the Sciences' Power Bot 200 and prevented it from entering the competition? That was the question audience members were trying to answer during the Nov. 19...

 

'WeRise. WeFall.'

Jodi Patterson, Eastern Washington University assistant professor of art education, used mop heads and lace to create "WeRise. WeFall." Patterson is one of many professors whose artwork is on display...

 

Using the right tool for the job

When it comes to dealing with delinquent utility accounts, Airway Heights staff is going to use one of the tools it already has. At an August study session, staff proposed Ordinance 878, which amends the city’s municipal codes “Water System” an...

 

AH commission holds SEPA hearing for Basalt Apartments

At its Nov. 9 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission conducted a State Environmental Policy Act public hearing on the Basalt Ridge Apartment Complex project. The complex, which is being developed by Whitewater Creek Inc.on the northeast...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    November 17, 2016

AH council moves public defender amendment forward

At its Nov. 14 study session, the Airway Heights City Council moved several items forward to its next meeting. One was an amendment of public defender professional service contract with Maurer Law. The amendment proposes to increase the contract...

 

Honoring veterans

The Medical Lake High School music program honored veterans at different events last week....

 

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