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Duffy's Point dedication

Family and friends of Vincent "Duffy" Ready III came together June 16 for the dedication of the Duffy's Point memorial. The memorial is dedication to the life and memory of Ready. Many of his... Full story

 

Hallett Elementary School talent show

Hallett Elementary School celebrated the end of the school year with a talent show. The event featured students singing and dancing, as well as some comedy and magic.... Full story

 

Medical Lake Founders Day | Pt. 1

Several businesses, organizations, clubs and groups participated in the annual Medical Lake Founders Day parade. Fairchild Air Force Base 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander Col. Ryan Samuelson was the... Full story

 

Medical Lake Founders Day | Pt. 2

The 2017 Medical Lake Founders Day celebration had a plethora of events for all ages. On Friday (June 16) there was the return of the street dance, featuring four area bands. On Saturday, there were... Full story

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    June 22, 2017 

AH teams with DV firm

The Airway Heights Municipal Court will go through a new consultant for advocate services that it provides to domestic violence victims. During its June 19 meeting, the Airway Heights City Council approved a $7,500 contract between the city and...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    June 22, 2017 

Airway Heights' splash pad is still not on

Normally during the summer, the Airway Heights' splash pad in Sunset Park would be operating and children would be playing on it. However, there have been a couple situations has kept the city from...

 
 By Al Stover    News    June 22, 2017 

Mosquitoes, ticks, black flies – oh my

The health district recommends draining anything with standing water, such as old tires and beverage coolers (pictured) to avoid mosquitoes. The presence of insects and things like bug bites can put a damper on anyone’s summer. That’s why...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Medical Lake's Grundstroms making waves in roller derby

Medical Lake is known for producing good high school athletes, particularly in track, cross country, basketball and baseball. However, there are a couple local kids in the city who are making waves...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Family, friends come together for 'Duffy' Ready memorial dedication

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

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 15, 2017

Airway Heights water is safe for consumption

The water in Airway Heights is safe to drink again. During a June 8 press conference, City Manager Albert Tripp announced staff received the third round of test results for perfluoro chemical contamination. Twenty of the 21 samples that were sent to...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 15, 2017

Water consumption, production drops in Medical Lake

Medical Lake continues to make some progress in reducing the water it produces and consumes. According to the most recent water efficiency report, Medical Lake produced and purchased 279.2 million gallons of water in 2016. This is about a 3 percent...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    June 15, 2017

Airway Heights customers get 'Water Billing 101'

One question that has been raised among residents during Airway Heights’ water situation centered on the city’s water billing process. City Manager Albert Tripp said staff were contacted by residents who were concerned about the increase in...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 15, 2017

Seventeen recruits graduate from structural fire academy

The West Plains Recruit Structural Academy graduated 17 firefighters from its recent class during a June 8 ceremony at Medical Lake High School's auditorium. The academy consists of firefighter...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 15, 2017

Fond farewell

Darius Withrow embraces Jennie Wagner, who was his adviser during his time with Medical Lake High School's Future Farmers of America chapter during commencement Saturday at Eastern Washington...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 15, 2017

Medical Lake Middle School faculty honors inspirational students

Medical Lake Middle School student Aidan Smith was not sure of the reason he was summoned to counselor Ted Koch's office on June 2. After Smith took his seat, he heard the voice of his social studies...

 

Medical Lake High School Graduation

Medical Lake High School held its 2017 graduation ceremony June 10 at Eastern Washington University's Reese Court. Friends, family and teachers were on hand to bid farewell to the seniors and wish... Full story

 

WP Structural Fire Recruit Academy

The West Plains Recruit Structural Academy graduated 17 firefighters from its recent class during a June 8 ceremony at Medical Lake High School's auditorium. The academy consists of firefighter... Full story

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 15, 2017

Cheney 2017 Spring All GNL

Cheney High School had 37 student athletes and five relay teams that were selected for 2017 spring Great Northern League teams. Athletes and some of their highlights are listed below. Boys' and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 15, 2017

Spokane County 4-H team takes third in state shooting

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Spokane County 4-H Shooting Stars came away with some hardware from the Shooting Sports Air Rifle and Air Pistol competition, June 3-4, held at the Jensen Memorial...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 8, 2017

Fairchild adds 12 more KC-135s

Team Fairchild continues to grow. Tuesday, Fairchild Air Force Base announced it would be the new home of 12 primary-assigned KC-135 Stratotankers and three backup inventory aircraft. The KC-135s are...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 8, 2017

Medical Lake water restrictions take effect

Although the West Plains — and most of Washington state — experienced a wet winter and spring, the city of Medical Lake will still ask its residents to adhere to water restrictions during the summer. During the summer, irrigation in Medical Lake...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 8, 2017

Medical Lake water restrictions take effect

Although the West Plains — and most of Washington state — experienced a wet winter and spring, the city of Medical Lake will still ask its residents to adhere to water restrictions during the summer. During the summer, irrigation in Medical Lake...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 8, 2017

Despite flushing, Airway Heights water still contaminated

The city of Airway Heights received the results of another round of testing for perfluoro chemicals in its water system on June 2. Four of the 20 samples that were tested were still above the Environmental Protection Agency’s 70 parts per trillion...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 8, 2017

Spokane Tribe unveils new casino name, logo

The Spokane Tribe of Indians' $400 million casino has a name and a logo. During a May 31 press conference in Airway Heights, members of the Spokane's tribal council presented the new logo and name...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 8, 2017

Stabbing outside of AH leaves one dead

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives are investigating a stabbing leading to the death of a woman that happened on the 15600 block of West Highway 2, outside of Airway Heights city limits, on June 4. SCSO deputies, assisted by...

 

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