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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 11, 2014 

Montelone and Patel appointed to Airway Heights commission

The Airway Heights City Council approved the appointment of Aspen Monteleone and Kalpesh Patel to the city’s Planning Commission at the council’s Sept. 1 meeting. Montelone moved to Airway Heights in February and was interested being in involved...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 11, 2014 

Medical Lake marching band to play on WSU home turf

The Medical Lake High School marching band is off to a busy start as they performed during halftime of last Friday's Medical Lake football game at home against the Orofino Maniacs. The band is...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    September 11, 2014 

City begins preparation for Sunset Park restroom

The city of Airway Heights is getting ready to make way for their new CXT restroom facility and splash pad at Sunset Park. The City Council approved the purchase of the facility at the July 21...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 11, 2014 

Camp Selah provides after-school program

Medical Lake students who are looking for something to do after school can go to the Selah Day Scouts Day Camp after-school program at the Jensen Youth Memorial Ranch, 961 N. Stanley St. The after-sch...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 11, 2014 

Fans choose football teams for variety of reasons

The NFL kicked off another regular season last week with last year’s Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks defeating the Green Bay Packers, Thursday, Sept. 4. My social media feeds were flooded with pictures of friends donning their blue and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 4, 2014

AH holds hearing on expansion

At a special Aug. 27 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission held a public hearing for the proposed Seaport Steel expansion. Seaport Steel intended to present their plans at the Aug. 13 Airway Heights Planning Commission meeting for...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    September 4, 2014

Ball and Dodd funeral home demolished

The Ball and Dodd funeral home and the house next to it, once used as a caretaker's residence, located on 111 W. Brooks Road, is being removed. The city of Medical Lake purchased the funeral home in...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 4, 2014

Medical Lake School District adopts Engage NY Math curriculum

At the Aug. 26 school board meeting, the Medical Lake School District board of directors approved the Engage NY Math Curriculum. According to the Engage NY website, the curriculum is created by the New York State Education Department to implement...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 4, 2014

Everett transitions into role as ML special education coordinator

There are some changes coming for Medical Lake School District’s Special Education program. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) coordinator Ann Everett is the new special education coordinator for the school district. Everett spent mos...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    September 4, 2014

Highway 2 project almost done

Airway Heights residents driving along Highway 2 might notice a new addition. The city of Airway Heights is almost finished with the shared use path on Highway 2, from Garfield Road to east of Hayford Road. Public Works director Kelly Williquette...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 28, 2014

Council talks noise and yard nuisances

At its Aug. 25 study session, the Airway Heights City Council addressed some noise and yard concerns in the city. Airway Heights Police Chief Lee Bennett said the Police Department received a written complaint from a resident on Hazelwood Road regard...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 28, 2014

Medical Lake joins Cheney for municipal court services

At its Aug. 19 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council passed an interlocal agreement with Cheney for providing municipal court services and facilities. The contract is effective Sept. 1. Under the agreement, Cheney will provide administration, a...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 28, 2014

Tripp Ice Bucket Challenge

Airway Heights City Manager Albert Tripp (left) closes his eyes as Sean Widmer (right) rains down ice upon him. Tripp took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because of his family and friends affected by...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 28, 2014

Cleone's Closet changes location

Cleone's Closet Thrift Store in Airway Heights is temporarily closing its doors as it moves to its new location at 1615 S. Lyons Road, right behind Stimson's Contracting. Cleone's Closet is a part of...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 28, 2014

Feed Medical Lake receives $5,000 grant

Feed Medical Lake and the St. John’s Lutheran Church received a $5,000 “Lutheran Community Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need” grant from the Thrivent Financial Foundation, earlier this month. Founded in 2011, Feed Medical Lake serves over 100 free...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 28, 2014

Medical Lake School District to implement more STEM elements

The Medical Lake School District is ready to kick off another year of their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. STEM coordinator Ann Everett said Medical Lake would once again launch a Project Lead the Way curriculum. She said...

 
 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...

 

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