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 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...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 14, 2014

Airway Heights improves sidewalks near Sunset

Sunset Elementary students who cross the intersection on 12th Avenue to get to school may notice changes on corners of both Lawson and King streets. The city of Airway Heights finished installing the pedestrian-activated flashing stop signs on the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 14, 2014

Airway Heights amends firework stands code

Vendors who operate firework stands in Airway Heights will have less difficulty acquiring a permit to set up shop. The City Council approved an ordinance that amended the Airway Heights municipal code, chapter 17 section 11 to establish seasonal...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 7, 2014

Animals taken from Cheney-area home

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) personnel and Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy removed several animals from a Cheney residence on the 23200 block of South Cross Road, Wednesday, July 30. SCRAPS received a complaint during...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 7, 2014

Musicians come together to pay homage to "father of bluegrass"

Bluegrass fans who remember musician Bill Monroe will get a chance to relive some of their favorite memories. One of the headline acts for this year's Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 8-10, is...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 7, 2014

Collins appointed to Airway Heights City Council

Lt. Jack Collins of the Airway Heights Fire Department wanted to find other ways to be involved within the community. Now he'll get that chance. Collins was appointed to the City Council following...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 7, 2014

SR 904 collision

Officers and civilians examine the scene of a two-vehicle accident with minor injuries on State Route 904, across from the Cheney Rodeo Grounds Saturday, Aug. 2. Washington State Patrol, Spokane...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 7, 2014

New bathroom and splash pad coming to Sunset Park

Two new features will be coming to Sunset Park later this year. The first is a new public restroom. The Airway Heights City Council approved the purchase of a CXT restroom forthe park at the July 21...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 7, 2014

American Legion Post 196 undergoes leadership transition

Medical Lake's Errol L. English American Legion Post 196 is on the verge of revitalization. Matthew D. Jackson was voted the commander for Post 196 back in May. He, his vice commander, Phoenix Hanks,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    August 7, 2014

Rough landing

Leonardo Lopez loses his grip on the ropes and falls off his steer during the Junior Boys' Steer Riding Contest at last Saturday's Cheney Junior Rodeo staged at the Bi Mart Arena....

 

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