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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    January 19, 2017 

Senate proposes contract with state hospitals and cities

For the last several years, Medical Lake requested state funding for policing and emergency medical services it provides to Eastern State Hospital. After years of no response, a proposed bill that was introduced in the current legislative session cou...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    January 19, 2017 

Airway Heights nominated for street grant

Airway Heights could receive another gift from the state's Transportation Improvement Board (TIB), one that will help make the city's sidewalks better at accommodating residents. The city was one of...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    January 19, 2017 

Airway Heights to relocate Recovery No. 2 project

In October 2016, the Airway Heights City Council awarded a $322,483.48 bid to Blue Star Enterprises Northwest, Inc. for drilling and testing of a future well on the city’s Deno Road property. A couple of months later, crews encountered a snag in...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 19, 2017 

Five Medical Lake students qualify for All-NW bands

Medical Lake High School senior Nick Isherwood has played in the Washington Music Educators Association All-State and All-Northwest performing groups as a percussionist. When he travels to this...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 19, 2017 

Artist advice

Artist Jake Prendez (left) takes a moment to speak with Eastern Washington University student Angelica Garcia-Macias, sharing his life experience as an artist, as well as dispensing some advice...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 19, 2017 

Cheney defeats West Valley in Great Northern match

The Cheney High wrestling team continued to roll through Great Northern League competition with a 37-33 win over West Valley, Jan. 12. “We knew we were going to be in a battle,” head coach Brad Rasmussen said. “Before the match, we (also) knew...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 19, 2017 

Mayweather-McGregor fantasy bout is a long way from happening

It’s been almost two years since Floyd Mayweather Jr. retired from boxing. Since then, there has been speculation that he would return to fight if the right bout and offer came along — including a rematch with rival Manny Pacquiao. It appears...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 19, 2017 

Cheney gymnastics finishes fourth at Shadle Park meet

The Cheney High gymnastics team came away with a fourth-place finish (134.325 points) at the Jan. 11 Greater Spokane League meet at Shadle Park. Alexis Miller was fourth in all-around scoring with 33.525 points. Her teammates Makayla Miller (29.6)...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 19, 2017 

Gould commits to CCS

Cheney High School senior Taylor Gould signs her letter of intent Jan. 11 to commit to the Community Colleges of Spokane to play volleyball. Gould is a two-time All-Great Northern League first team...

 

Airway Heights council to say no

The Airway Heights City Council is preparing to take an official stance on the Cheney School District’s $52 million bond proposal. During Monday night’s study session, the council forwarded a resolution with some changes, to its Jan. 17 meeting,...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    January 12, 2017

Winter months increase the risk of structure fires

During the winter months, the use of electricity and heating increases — this also escalates the risk of structure fires. In an email, Debby Dobson, division chief, and district education officer for Spokane County Fire District 3, said most...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    January 12, 2017

Not much change expected in Medical Lake comprehensive plan

The city of Medical Lake is following suit with Cheney and Airway Heights in that it is gearing up to work on its comprehensive plan update in 2017. However, City Administrator Doug Ross said he does not foresee any major changes. Unlike the other...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    January 12, 2017

Woman, son of Fairchild officer killed in Brooks Road crash

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash involving a train and a vehicle on Saturday morning, Jan. 7. The incident, which took place outside of Medical Lake city limits, claimed the lives of two people. According to a news release from...

 

'22 Boots' display

The Eastern Washington University Veterans Resource Center is holding its "22 Boots" display in the JFK Library Alcove until Jan. 24. The display, which actually consists of 24 pairs of combat boots,...

 

MLSD provides resources for homeless families

When it comes to working with homeless students and their families, the Medical Lake School District’s mission is a simple one — to have the same free educational opportunities as their classmates. Kim Headrick, who is the director of teaching an...

 

Blackhawk Wrestling Invite

The Cheney and Medical Lake wrestling teams competed in the annual Blackhawk Invitational tournament, Jan. 7. Cheney finished fourth as a team and had several athletes make it to the podium,... Full story

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 12, 2017

Cheney defeats Clarkston in Great Northern match

During their Jan. 5 Great Northern League match against Clarkston, the Cheney High wrestling team was down 21-0 when Zack Nguyen stepped on the mat to wrestle Jake Freeman. After he was down 6-1, Nguy...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 12, 2017

Cheney takes fourth in gymnastics meet

The Cheney High gymnastics team began 2017 with a fourth-place finish with 127.2 points at a Jan. 4 Greater Spokane League meet. Alexis Miller finished sixth in all around scoring with 33.875 and the balance beam (8.55). She was seventh in the floor...

 

Airway Heights gets rec center

Airway Heights residents have something to look forward to in the next couple of years - the completion of a recreational center. In August, residents approved a $13 million unlimited tax general obli...

 

Roettger replaces Clemens

Cheney Public Schools saw the beginning of a new era in 2016. Dr. Deb Clemens resigned as superintendent, a post she held since 2013, in March to take up the superintendent position at the North Thurs...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    January 5, 2017

Work unseen

Crews are currently removing portions of the Fisher Building's interior in order to begin renovation. When completed, estimated for this fall, the former Cheney School District educational facility...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 5, 2017

CHS volleyball wins league, district titles

How does the Cheney High volleyball team and head coach Heather Zorrozua top their 2015 season, which concluded with a share of that year's Great Northern League championship with Pullman? Try...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 5, 2017

Rousey's loss does not diminish her legacy, or footprint on sport

Having watched mixed martial arts for several years, I’ve seen many fighters fall at the hands of a better opponent. That’s why I wasn’t too surprised when former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey lost to current titleholder Aman...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 5, 2017

Nguyen takes home Freeman Invite title

History repeated itself on Dec. 30 at Freeman High School when Cheney High wrestler Zack Nguyen won his second Freeman Invitational championship. Nguyen tore through the 138-pound bracket, defeating West Valley’s Gaje Caro, via a 12-1 majority...

 

Medical Lake renews court agreement with Cheney

Medical Lake will continue to hold its court in the city of Cheney. At its Dec. 20 meeting, the City Council renewed the city’s interlocal agreement with Cheney for municipal court services and facilities. City Administrator Doug Ross said the...

 

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