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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 21, 2014 

Summit looks at needs of military families

Hundreds of military families packed the Red Morgan Center on Fairchild Air Force Base, last Thursday, Aug. 14, to speak with Air Force personnel and congressional officials at the fourth Congressional Military Family Caucus Military Family Summit....

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 21, 2014 

It's festival weekend

The city of Airway Heights will celebrate its festival, Aug. 22-23, at Sunset Park. This year’s festival will once again feature the 31st annual Ford Open Car Show, Saturday, Aug. 23, promoted by Northwest Thunderbirds and Fords Unlimited car...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 21, 2014 

Airway Heights Fire Department to purchase new truck

The Airway Heights City Council to approved, 5-1, the purchase of a new $40,000 truck for the Fire Department at the council’s Aug. 18 meeting. Fire Chief Mitch Metzger explained that the new vehicle would replace two existing ones. He said the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 21, 2014 

Seaport Steel proposes expanding facility

Seaport Steel had intended to present their plans for expanding their existing facility, located on 2634 S. Hayden Road, with an approximately 60,000 square foot facility at the Aug. 13 Airway Heights Planning Commission meeting. A public hearing...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    August 21, 2014 

WunderWoman triathlon is a wondrous event

It’s normal to see people at Waterfront Park on the weekend. It’s a good place for families to have a picnic in the early afternoon or to do some swimming. This past weekend I was surprised to see over 600 women from all over the Inland...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    August 21, 2014 

Running for strong bones

Runners blast off the starting line to begin the Strides for Strong Bones 5K run, which took place Saturday, Aug. 16, at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake....

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    August 21, 2014 

Journalists stick to sidelines but sometimes get thrown into heat of stories

One of the first things you learn as a reporter is not getting directly involved with the story you are covering. This is easy, especially when it comes to sports. Other than taking a couple of steps into the end zone in hopes of snapping a few...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 14, 2014

Airway Heights adopts conditions for both types of cannabis facilities

The Airway Heights City Council approved ordinance C-834, which establishes the city’s standards for recreational and medical marijuana facilities within city limits at the Aug. 4 meeting. Under the ordinance, retail facilities can be located in...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 14, 2014

Crews put out fire near Eastern State Hospital

Fire crews from Medical Lake and Airway Heights came together Tuesday, Aug. 5, to fight a brush fire near Eastern State Hospital. Fire crews were able to quickly contain the blaze to three aces. Power lines were down and power was out at the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 14, 2014

Airway Heights improves sidewalks near Sunset

Sunset Elementary students who cross the intersection on 12th Avenue to get to school may notice changes on corners of both Lawson and King streets. The city of Airway Heights finished installing the pedestrian-activated flashing stop signs on the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 14, 2014

Airway Heights amends firework stands code

Vendors who operate firework stands in Airway Heights will have less difficulty acquiring a permit to set up shop. The City Council approved an ordinance that amended the Airway Heights municipal code, chapter 17 section 11 to establish seasonal...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 7, 2014

Animals taken from Cheney-area home

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) personnel and Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy removed several animals from a Cheney residence on the 23200 block of South Cross Road, Wednesday, July 30. SCRAPS received a complaint during...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 7, 2014

Musicians come together to pay homage to "father of bluegrass"

Bluegrass fans who remember musician Bill Monroe will get a chance to relive some of their favorite memories. One of the headline acts for this year's Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 8-10, is...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 7, 2014

Collins appointed to Airway Heights City Council

Lt. Jack Collins of the Airway Heights Fire Department wanted to find other ways to be involved within the community. Now he'll get that chance. Collins was appointed to the City Council following...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 7, 2014

SR 904 collision

Officers and civilians examine the scene of a two-vehicle accident with minor injuries on State Route 904, across from the Cheney Rodeo Grounds Saturday, Aug. 2. Washington State Patrol, Spokane...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 7, 2014

New bathroom and splash pad coming to Sunset Park

Two new features will be coming to Sunset Park later this year. The first is a new public restroom. The Airway Heights City Council approved the purchase of a CXT restroom forthe park at the July 21...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 7, 2014

American Legion Post 196 undergoes leadership transition

Medical Lake's Errol L. English American Legion Post 196 is on the verge of revitalization. Matthew D. Jackson was voted the commander for Post 196 back in May. He, his vice commander, Phoenix Hanks,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    August 7, 2014

Rough landing

Leonardo Lopez loses his grip on the ropes and falls off his steer during the Junior Boys' Steer Riding Contest at last Saturday's Cheney Junior Rodeo staged at the Bi Mart Arena....

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 31, 2014

Eastern to face Texas Tech in 2017 season opener

Cooperstown N.Y. was alive as the National Baseball Hall of Fame once again welcomed some new members into their ranks at an induction ceremony this past Saturday, July 26, in front of the third-largest crowd to attend a ceremony. The Baseball Writer...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 31, 2014

Fairchild welcomes Col. McDaniel as new commander

In front of hundreds of airmen, family, friends and dignitaries, Col. Brian Newberry, commander of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, handed a flag to Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II before saying, "I relin...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 31, 2014

Airway Heights Planning Commission discusses marijuana standards for city

The Airway Heights Planning Commission met July 16 to hold public hearings for ordinances relating to Initiative 502 standards and for temporary use permits within the city. Development Services director Derrick Braaten explained that the city’s...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 31, 2014

Candidates interview for City Council position

The Airway Heights City Council got a glimpse of the next council member at the July 21 meeting. Four candidates submitted applications for the vacant City Council Position 3 held by Barron Williamson before he moved to Atlanta to take a new job....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 31, 2014

DSHS and NAC Architecture present master plan

The Department of Social Health Services (DSHS) and NAC Architecture presented a draft of their Medical Lake Infrastructure Master Plan for Eastern State Hospital, Lakeland Village, Pine Lodge and Westlake campuses, at a July 23 public hearing....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 31, 2014

Blue Waters festival continues summer tradition with new faces

The Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival is returning to Medical Lake, Aug. 8-10, at Waterfront Park, with a lineup that features several new faces. One of the headliners for this year’s festival is Milk Drive. Kevin Brown, music director for the...

 

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