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 By Al Stover    Front Page    June 25, 2015 

Medical Lake seeks to decrease water use

At its June 16 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council adopted the Water Use Efficiency Goals for the Years 2015-2020. The city is required by Washington State Municipal Water law to set water use efficiency goals and measure usage every six years....

 
 By Al Stover    More News    June 25, 2015 

AH Planning Commission discusses medical marijuana moratorium

At its June 10 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission held a workshop to address the recent emergency moratorium on medical marijuana passed by the City Council. Council passed the moratorium at its May 26 study session in response to Gov. J...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    June 25, 2015 

ML Fire Department inks agreement with DNR

At its June meeting, the Medical Lake City Council approved an agreement between the Fire Department and the state Department of Natural Resources to provide mutual assistance and cooperation for controlling forestland fire, dispatch and paying for...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    June 25, 2015 

Medical Lake seeks to decrease water use

At its June 16 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council adopted the Water Use Efficiency Goals for the Years 2015-2020. The city is required by Washington State Municipal Water law to set water use efficiency goals and measure usage every six years....

 
 By Al Stover    More News    June 25, 2015 

AH Planning Commission discusses medical marijuana moratorium

At its June 10 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission held a workshop to address the recent emergency moratorium on medical marijuana passed by the City Council. Council passed the moratorium at its May 26 study session in response to Gov. J...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    June 25, 2015 

ML Fire Department inks agreement with DNR

At its June meeting, the Medical Lake City Council approved an agreement between the Fire Department and the state Department of Natural Resources to provide mutual assistance and cooperation for controlling forestland fire, dispatch and paying for...

 
 By Al Stover    Neighborhood    June 25, 2015 

Irish dance classes coming to Airway Heights

West Plains residents who have wanted to learn Irish dance moves will get their chance. The Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department is offering a free Irish dance class at the community center every Thursday, from July 9 to Aug. 13, from 7-8...

 
 By Al Stover    Education    June 25, 2015 

Medical Lake adopts course design policy

The Medical Lake School District continues to make modifications to its class courses. At its June meeting, the school board approved the second reading of Policy and Procedure 2020: Course Design Selection and Adoption. The purpose of P2020 is to...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    June 25, 2015 

Wilson-Seahawks contract negotiations up in the air

Seattle fans who are hoping that quarterback Russell Wilson would be a lifelong Seahawk may have to stop holding their breath. The Seahawks haven’t reached an agreement with Wilson as of the team’s June minicamp. Wilson is in the fourth and final...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 18, 2015

ML gets curbside recycling update

Medical Lake residents received an update of when the city’s new curbside recycling service would begin. During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Dustin Bender, Sunshine Disposal and Recycling general manager, said the first wave of recycling...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 18, 2015

STEP gets Department of the Interior OK

The Spokane Tribe Economic Project (STEP) passed another one of its hurdles. According to a news release, the U.S. Department of the Interior sent a letter to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, voicing its approval for the project. In the letter, Kevin...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 18, 2015

Medical Lake's historical artifacts to get new home on the web

Medical Lake residents who want to view artifacts that detail the city's history, but do not have the time to go to the library, will be able to look at them from their own home. In 2014, the Medical...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    June 18, 2015

Airway Heights to bring back EMS levy in November

The city of Airway Heights is planning to reintroduce the emergency medical services (EMS) levy in the Nov. 3 general election. In 2014, the city proposed a six-year levy that would have increased property taxes 25 cents per $1,000 assessed value,...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    June 18, 2015

Airway Heights council approves job description changes

The Airway Heights City Council breezed through a quick agenda at its Monday meeting. Council approved amendments to the job descriptions of both the public works director and building inspector positions. City Manager Albert Tripp explained that the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    June 18, 2015

Allen's named Medical Lake Yard of the Month

Cliff and Arlene Allen's home at W. 18315 Barker Road was selected as the inaugural Gardeners of Cheney and the Medical Lake Kiwanis Club June selection for Yard of the Month. From left to right:...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    June 18, 2015

Dolezal's family dispute leaks into her professional life

What starts out as a simple dispute can sometimes grow to unimaginable proportions. In the last week, many eyes across the nation have been fixated on Rachel Dolezal, the recently resigned president of Spokane’s NAACP chapter and a part-time...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 18, 2015

CFP claims second Majors title

It was fitting that the rubber match between the Cheney Free Press and Rosa's Pizza took place in the Majors championship game at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake last Saturday. CFP came back to...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 18, 2015

Cheney goes 1-1 in Apple Valley doubleheader

The Cheney 17U Summerhawks baseball team split a tough doubleheader against the Apple Valley Blues last Saturday, losing game one 18-7 and winning the nightcap 8-7. Cheney fought an uphill battle in...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 11, 2015

West Plains gears for hot summer

Cities throughout Washington state, including the West Plains, are gearing up for another hot summer. In May, Gov. Jay Inslee declared an drought emergency for the state. According to the Washington state Department of Ecology, the declaration comes...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 11, 2015

Peg James to step down as Medical Lake Food Bank director

After six years of overseeing the operations of the Medical Lake Food Bank, director Peg James is resigning from her position and is preparing to move out of the city. James became the food bank director in 2009 after she took over for Fran and Ron...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 11, 2015

Student team promotes positive change at middle school

A student-led team is helping lead the movement to make Medical Lake Middle School a better place. Earlier this year, Medical Lake became the latest school district to implement the PBIS (positive behavior intervention support) program. During a...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 11, 2015

Medical Lake begins budget discussions

The actions of the Washington House and Senate — or lack thereof — will have an impact on how the Medical Lake School District prepares their budget next year. During a report, business manager Chad Moss explained that the House and Senate are...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 11, 2015

Summerhawks split doubleheader with Priest River

The Cheney Summerhawks 17U baseball team traveled to Riverside High School where they went 1-1 in a doubleheader against a Priest River club team, June 7. After the Summerhawks lost the first game 14-10, they came back to win the nightcap, 12-7....

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 11, 2015

UFC-USADA partnership brings a big shift to MMA

The UFC has taken a big step in addressing the recent string of high-profile failed drug tests from fighters that happened in the last year. At a June 3 press conference, they announced a partnership with the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency)....

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    June 11, 2015

Cheney 15U Summerhawks preps for summer season

The Cheney Summerhawks 15U baseball team is preparing for a change of scenery. Unlike Cheney’s 17U team, which plays an independent schedule this summer, the 15U squad will compete in the Spokane Indians Youth Baseball League. The Summerhawks’ wi...

 

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