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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    July 24, 2014 

Fire burned 11,000 acres in two counties, now contained

Firefighter crews battling the Watermelon Hill fire, seven miles southwest of Cheney and four miles east of Interstate 90 finally reached their goal Tuesday — total containment. Cheney Fire Chief Mike Winters, one of a number of fire departments...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 24, 2014 

Spokane County presents solid waste options to Airway Heights

Kevin Cooke, Spokane County utility director, along with Spokane County Commissioners Al French and Shelly O’Quinn, gave a presentation on the county’s regional solid waste disposal system to the Airway Heights City Council at the July 14 study s...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 24, 2014 

Medical Lake council approves unpaid holidays for city employees

It was a quick, but busy night at the July 15 Medical Lake City Council meeting. The council approved a resolution to provide city employees with two unpaid holidays per calendar year for a reason of faith or conscience, or an organized activity...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 24, 2014 

SummerHawks finish third in Federal League AA standings

Despite having a 11-5 regular season record, the Cheney SummerHawks AA American Legion baseball team did not make the district playoffs. Toward the end of the season, Cheney was in a close race with Colville for second place in the Federal League....

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 24, 2014 

Cheney and Medical Lake schools partner with West Plains ECEAP

Parents living in the West Plains area and looking for options for preschool in the fall will have more opportunities available to them. The West Plains' Early Child Education and Assistance Program...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    July 24, 2014 

Even a hammer-wielding thunder gods has to change

Change is inevitable, especially when it comes to comic books. Every fan of the medium knows that. Yet many fans still complain and kick their feet in rage when a publisher changes something in their books — particularly when it involves a...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    July 17, 2014

Major crimes increase in Medical Lake

Crime reports in Medical Lake have gone up. According to statistics from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, 269 crimes were reported from January to June 2014, a 16 percent increase over the 227 reports generated during the same time last year....

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    July 17, 2014

Eastern State Hospital's Dorothy Sawyer seeks community interactivity

Dorothy Sawyer, the current CEO of Eastern State Hospital wants to make it a mission to bring the community together and educate it about mental illness. Sawyer took the CEO position in August 2013....

 
 By Al Stover    More News    July 17, 2014

Airway Heights adopts pavement management plan

At the June 7 meeting, the Airway Heights City Council authorized a work order for Century West Engineering to develop a pavement management plan for the city. Public Works director Kelly Williquette explained that the management plan would consist...

 
 By Al Stover    Education    July 17, 2014

Medical Lake students show growth in NWEA testing

Medical Lake School District students continue to increase their reading and math scores. Kim Headrick, director of teaching and learning, unveiled Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) math and reading test scores for the 2013-14 school year at th...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    July 17, 2014

SummerHawks are busy as regular season ends

The Cheney SummerHawks AA American Legion Baseball team finished their regular season with an 11-4 record after three consecutive Federal League doubleheaders against Freeman, July 12, Medical Lake, J...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    July 17, 2014

Wild horse race is dangerous, but entertaining spectacle at Stampede

This weekend I had a chance to make it out to the Bi-Mart Arena to enjoy a little bit of the Cheney Rodeo. I haven't been to many rodeos in my lifetime - in fact, this was the second rodeo I have...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    July 10, 2014

Airway Heights enlists outside help on negotiations

The city of Airway Heights is continuing to look at all options when it comes to their solid waste, even if it means speaking with the county. During the July 7 meeting, the City Council passed a professional services agreement with Chicago Bridge...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    July 10, 2014

Medical Lake's 2013 report shows water meets all drinking standards

The city of Medical Lake released their water quality report for the year 2013. According to the report, published on the city’s website, the drinking water met and exceeded all federal and state requirements for safe drinking. The source of the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 10, 2014

Airway Heights, community library hold health fair

In an effort to promote recreational options within the city and focus on the healthier aspects of life, the Airway Heights Parks Department and the Airway Heights Library will be hosting the first...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 10, 2014

Seven firefighters graduate from West Plains Academy

Pat Smart was working construction when he decided he wanted to do something more than just sit at a desk. He wanted something “more active.” “I took an ‘in the meantime’ type job in Spokane,” Smart said. “I started talking to the guys...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 10, 2014

Cheney finishes 3-2 in Woodbat Classic

Kadeem Smalls, manager of the Cheney SummerHawks American Legion baseball team, knew his group would face tough competition in this year's Wood Bat Classic Tournament, July 4-6, and boy was he right....

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    July 3, 2014

Medical Lake Planning Commission continues marijuana discussion

The Medical Lake Planning Commission continued discussions about whether or not to allow a marijuana retail, production and processing facility in city limits at their June 26 meeting. City Administrator Doug Ross presented numbers on how residents...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 3, 2014

ML Middle School honors Litzinger for contribution and services

It was 1974 when Tom Litzinger painted the cougar on the center of the floor and on the wall of the Medical Lake Middle School gym. Forty years later those paintings are still in the gym. During the middle school’s promotion ceremony, the district...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    July 3, 2014

Professional wrestling has something for everyone

Sunday night I decided to let my inner child take over and watch the WWE’s — formerly the WWF — “Money in the Bank” event.The show had its big moments and it took me back to what I enjoyed watching wrestling when I was younger. I’ll...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 3, 2014

Webb to take the reins of Cheney volleyball

The Cheney High School volleyball team will welcome Courtney Webb as new head coach for the 2014 season. Webb, who grew up in Ephrata, Wash., played varsity volleyball, girls' basketball and tennis...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 26, 2014

Airway Heights council adopts reclaimed water plan

The Airway Heights City Council adopted its reclaimed water plan at the June 16 meeting. The Department of Ecology approved the plan before it was brought to the council. Public Works director Kelly Williquette explained that the city developed the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 26, 2014

Airway Heights accepting applications for vacant City Council position

The city of Airway Heights is wasting no time in searching for a replacement for Barron Williamson’s position on the City Council, which will be vacant after June 30. Williamson resigned his position from the council at the June 2 meeting....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    June 26, 2014

Stats show increase in Airway Heights crime

The Airway Heights Police Department has been busy these past several months as there has been an increase in criminal activity throughout the city. According to crime statistics provided by the Police Department, there were 3,145 tracked incidents...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    June 26, 2014

Silver Lake Greenhouse continues family entrepreneurial spirit

Suzanne Deking goes back and forth between helping three customers with a flower arrangement for an upcoming wedding and accepting a delivery for supplies. Deking is the owner of the Silver Lake...

 

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