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ML Java and Jazz fundraiser

The Medical Lake middle school and high school jazz bands will perform at their annual "Swingin' Under the Stars" fundraiser in the middle school cafeteria, Saturday, April 22. Audiences were treated... Full story


Cheney Boys Tennis vs. East Valley

The Cheney High boys tennis team lost a close 4-3 league contest to GNL rivals East Valley, April 20. No. 2 singles Aaron Fillmore's defeated Josh Fraser (6-1, 6-1), and No. 3 Eric Van Wig's swept... Full story


CHS Girls Tennis v Clarkston

The Cheney High girls' tennis team lost a 4-3 heartbreaker of a Great Northern League match to Clarkston, April 24. Wins for the Blackhawks included No. 1 doubles Taylor Gould and Caitlyn Strong's... Full story


Airway Heights Clean Up

Airway Heights had its annual spring community cleanup day, April 22. Parks and Recreation employee and volunteers from The Heights church staffed drop off sites at Sunset and Shorty Combs... Full story

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 20, 2017 

Lawsuit filed over STEP

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior on April 12 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. According to court documen...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 20, 2017 

AH council OKs agreement with District 10

The Airway Heights City Council went through a plethora of items at its April 17 meeting. Council approved an amendment to the intergovernmental agreement with the city and Spokane County Fire District 10 for deputy fire chief services. Councilman Do...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 20, 2017 

Happy dash

Kids, with their parents in tow, charge onto Medical Lake's Waterfront fields to find as many eggs and candy as they can at last Saturday's Kiwanis Easter egg hunt....

 By AL STOVER    News    April 20, 2017 

McCollum begins law enforcement career with Airway Heights

Officer Joseph McCollum had about 10 minutes to talk before he was out the door on another call. McCollum is one of two new officers recently hired at the Airway Heights Police Department and is...

 By AL STOVER    Education    April 20, 2017 

Eastern prepares for 20th annual symposium

Eastern Washington University is holding its 20th annual Research and Creative Works Symposium Week, May 15-17. The three day event is an opportunity for staff, students and community members to view various research projects from undergraduate and...

 By AL STOVER    Education    April 20, 2017 

MLMS PACE winners

Medical Lake Middle School honored six students for the Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award for March. March's trait is diligence. Students received certificates and T-shirts and were...

 By AL STOVER    News    April 20, 2017 

STEP off-site traffic improvement projects underway

Airway Heights residents and visitors to the area may notice a couple of traffic improvements on U.S. Highway 2 around the same time of the Spokane Tribe Economic Project’s opening. During the Airway Heights City Council’s April 10 study...

 By AL STOVER    News    April 20, 2017 

Prize basket

Ezra Evans, wearing his Pikachu hat, shows off his prize basket filled with toys and candy. Evans was one of many youngsters who claimed a prize basket at the Airway Heights Easter Egg hunt, April...

 By AL STOVER    News    April 20, 2017 

Fairchild and private groundwater wells undergo testing

Several groundwater wells on Fairchild Air Force Base are undergoing testing for chemicals. In an April 3 news release, Fairchild Public Affairs announced that in February, engineers contracted by the U.S. Air Force, found five non-drinking...

 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 20, 2017 

Johnson a fighter anyone can get behind

UFC flyweight (125 pounds) champion “Mighty Mouse” Demetrious Johnson recently declared that he is “the best champion to stand in the octagon.” That’s not hard to argue — and I’m not saying that because of his fight last Saturday with...

 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 20, 2017 

Cheney tennis takes fourth in Post Falls tournament

The Cheney High boys' tennis team had a rocky start to the Great Northern League portion of their regular season with a 6-1 loss against co-defending champion Pullman, April 11. "We knew they were...

 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 20, 2017 

CHS girls' tennis picks up win against Davenport, loses to Pullman

The Cheney High girls’ tennis team returned from spring break with a 6-1 loss to Pullman, in a Great Northern League match, April 11 and a 4-2 nonleague win against Davenport, April 13. In the Pullman match, No. 1 singles Bridget Calvert picked up...

 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 20, 2017 

Cheney baseball finishes 0-2 for week

The Cheney High baseball team went 0-2 last week with losses against Great Northern League rival Pullman, 8-0 (April 11) and Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene 11-1 (April 13), bringing their current losing streak to four games. “The bottom line is Pullman...


4-H Club livestock judging clinic

Several members from the West Plains Rangers and Reardan 4-H clubs attended the Livestock Fit and Show Judging Clinic at the Jensen Memorial Youth Ranch in Medical Lake, April 8. The clinic,... Full story


ML Robotics competition

The Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers robotics team recently competed in the FIRST Pacific Northwest District championship at Eastern Washington University, April 6-8. After the event, the... Full story

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 13, 2017

Gearing up

Posh Marsh, a member of Medical Lake High School's robotic club the Circuit Breakers places a gear delivered to him from his team's robot on a rotor during the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 13, 2017

Airway Heights council to renew agreement with Fire District 10

At its April 10 study session, the Airway Heights City Council agreed to forward an amendment to the interlocal agreement between the city and Spokane County Fire District 10 regarding deputy fire chief services to its April 17 meeting. In 2016, the...

 By AL STOVER    News    April 13, 2017

Jensen Youth Ranch hosts livestock judging clinic

What part of a steer's body is going to carry the most muscle? How do you find the volume of a pig? These were some of the questions several members from the West Plains Rangers and Reardan 4-H clubs...

 By AL STOVER    News    April 13, 2017

Airway Heights offers summer citizens academy

Airway Heights residents who want to learn more about how their city’s government work will get a chance to peek behind the curtain. The city is offering a citizen’s academy for residents in the summer. The academy, which will take place for 1-2...

 By AL STOVER    Education    April 13, 2017

Circuit Breakers qualify for FIRST championships

See a photo gallery from the event here....


'Collision Course'

Eastern Washington University's Downtown Student Gallery is holding a student exhibit "Collision Course" until May 15. The exhibit features a collection of collaborative works by six EWU students who...


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