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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    December 18, 2014 

Airway Heights adopts budget

The Airway Heights City Council took care of some housekeeping items at its last meeting in 2014, including voting 5-0 to pass ordinances that set the budget and salaries for 2015. Deputy Mayor Kevin Richey and Councilman Steven Lawrence were absent...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    December 18, 2014 

Medical Lake deer committee tweaks proposed ordinance

The Medical Lake Citizens Deer Advisory Committee continued to make strides in addressing the city’s deer issue at its Dec. 10 meeting. Committee chair Russ Brown presented a modified draft of an ordinance that prohibits residents from...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    December 18, 2014 

Santa and the elf

Santa Claus asks a girl named Isabella, who is dressed as an elf, what she would like for Christmas during his visit to Airway Heights' Winter Festival, Dec. 6....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    December 18, 2014 

Commission recommends proceeding with Highway 2 planning process

At its Dec. 11 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission voted unanimously to forward a resolution to City Council that approves the Highway 2 Safety and Revitalization concept and planning process. During the meeting, Development Services...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    December 18, 2014 

Suiting up

Fairchild Air Force Base firefighters don protective equipment during a hazardous materials emergency training exercise Dec. 11 at the base. Fairchild firefighters, medical technicians and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    December 18, 2014 

Keep to your old traditions but start some new ones

I’m probably one of many folks who will say that Christmas is their favorite time of the year. The decorations and the atmosphere put me in a good mood. One of the upsides of being a reporter is I get to observe people and communities carry out...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    December 18, 2014 

Pederson, Wirth take second in Liberty Invite

What was supposed to be a busy week for the Cheney High wrestling team turned into a short one. The Blackhawks were scheduled to face Colville, Dec. 9, in a nonleague dual match and then compete in the Inland Empire Classic tournament, Dec. 12-13,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    December 18, 2014 

Nadeau qualifies for state at first meet of season

The Cheney Blackhawks boys’ swimming team began their season, Dec. 11 with a 129-53 loss against 4A Moses Lake. Despite losing in team points, several Cheney swimmers took the top three spots at the meet. Junior Scott Nadeau qualified for state and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    December 11, 2014

Redell steps down from ML council

After 12 years of serving Medical Lake, Councilwoman Brenda Redell resigned from the City Council. The council accepted Redell’s resignation at its Dec. 2 meeting. City Administrator Doug Ross presented an email from Redell, who was absent from...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    December 11, 2014

Airway Heights and Fire District 10 begin consolidation talks

Earlier this year, the Airway Heights and Medical Lake fire departments and Spokane County Fire District 10 hired Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) to conduct a cooperative services study to see how the three departments could...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    December 11, 2014

ML conducts initial deer census

Inside City Hall, Medical Lake residents collect their clipboards, maps and binoculars. Their mission is to break up into groups and count all the deer they see on their route. Several members of the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    December 11, 2014

Hallett Elementary raises money for ALS

Hallett Elementary School's annual "Hawks Helping Others" holiday fundraiser is underway. In addition to collecting food, pet food and supplies for the Medical Lake Food Bank, students are raising mon...

 
 By Al Stover    Education    December 11, 2014

MLNJHS volunteers at Santa Breakfast

Medical Lake Middle School students Siane Asladon and Tawni Bremer help two foster children pick out wrapping paper for their parent's gifts. Asladon, Bremer and others members of the Medical Lake...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    December 11, 2014

Ferguson, Randolph, Waterman place at Deer Park Invite

The Cheney High wrestling team had a busy start to the season as they got in some early licks at a Dec. 3 jamboree against both Shadle Park and Kettle Falls, then traveled north for the Deer Park...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    December 4, 2014

Airway Heights gets last budget look

The Airway Heights City Council was one-step closer to finishing the budget season at its Dec. 1 meeting. City Manager Albert Tripp gave a presentation on the capital expenditures, proposed positions and maintenance and operations items for the 2015...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    December 4, 2014

Airway Heights council sets goals for future

At a special Nov. 19 meeting, the Airway Heights City Council set some goals and objectives in hope of growing the city and improving the way it communicates with its residents. The council selected eight main goals, based on feedback from residents...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    December 4, 2014

Davises continue Medical Lake Pizza Factory tradition

Although the Medical Lake Pizza Factory, located at 123 S. Broad St. changed ownership over the summer, residents might have noticed little change. Ami Davis, who owns the restaurant with her husband...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    December 4, 2014

Backpack Buddies

The Medical Lake High School leadership class completed the first phase of their "Backpack Buddies" project. The class received $100 from Spokane Teacher's Credit Union (STCU) to puchase backpacks...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    December 4, 2014

Cruz would bring power to Mariner bats

Baseball season is over but teams are already getting ready for next year, including the Seattle Mariners who made their first big purchase of the season. According to ESPN.com, the Mariners and Nelson Cruz, free agent and outfielder, have agreed to...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    November 27, 2014

Aero-Flite brings air operations to Spokane International

The next generation in aerial firefighting has come to Spokane County. In a Nov. 20 ceremony at a former Air National Guard hangar, officials from Washington state, Spokane County and Spokane Internat...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    November 27, 2014

Hammonds continue Marie's legacy

Brad Hammond and his wife UnHui reopened Marie's Tailor Shop - now called Marie's Alternations Too - on 1309 S. Lawson St. back in August. After Hammond retired from the trucking profession, his wife...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    November 27, 2014

Airway Heights reviews citizens survey

The city of Airway Heights got an idea of future goals and priorities for the next year after they reviewed the results of a citizens survey. City Manager Albert Tripp presented the results to the City Council during its Oct. 27 retreat. Tripp said t...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    November 27, 2014

Airway Heights discusses Highway 2 project and possible memorial

The beautification of Highway 2 was one of the discussion topics at the Nov. 12 Airway Heights Planning Commission meeting. Planning Services Director Derrick Braaten presented a draft of the Highway 2 beautification project put together by Kirsten...

 
 By Al Stover    Education    November 27, 2014

Medical Lake school board approves levy proposal

The Medical Lake School District is getting ready to renew their general levy, though it appears there will be no changes. At its Nov. 18 meeting, the school board of directors approved a resolution for a Feb. 10, 2015, vote on renewing the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    November 20, 2014

Changes small in AH budget

Like every year, the different Airway Heights city departments will see minor increases or decreases in their revenues and expenditures for next year. City Manager Albert Tripp explained that several...

 

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