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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 21, 2015 

Fire merger talks heat up

At its Monday meeting, the Airway Heights City Council agreed to allow the Public Safety committee to reconvene with Spokane County Fire District 10’s board of commissioners in June. The two groups will meet to discuss different options for further...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 21, 2015 

Medical Lake Deer committee counts 27 deer in April census

The Medical Lake Citizens Deer Advisory Committee recently conducted another deer count within city limits where they found 27 deer: two bucks, 10 doe and four yearlings — deer that are between 1-2 years old. This is up from last year’s number...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 21, 2015 

Airway Heights Planning Commission says 'yes' to Highway 2 plan

At its May 13 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission finally passed a resolution recommending City Council approve the Highway 2 Safety and Revitalization Vision concept plan. The council approved the plan at its May 18 meeting. Development...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 21, 2015 

Airway Heights City Council approves police records management contract with county

The Airway Heights Police Department is taking its partnership with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office to a different level. At its meeting Monday night, the Airway Heights City Council approved several items, one of which was a contract for the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 21, 2015 

Watchel receives "Spirit of Theater" drama award

Skyler Watchel sat quietly as Cardinal Players adviser Janine Warrington and drama teacher Heidi Peterson gave a speech about the qualities and characteristics of the student who would receive the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    May 21, 2015 

Youth sports is more than just about winning, it's about growth

If you’re a sports fan and are looking for something to take your mind off the bad news that’s happening in athletics, look no further than in your neighborhood — and I’m not referring to the college students throwing flying discs in the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 21, 2015 

Koohns, Marchand qualify for state in 2A golf

Two Cheney golfers will be going to the state tournament after a successful outing at the Great Northern League Districts championships at the MeadowWood Golf Course in Liberty Lake, May 15. Cheyenne Marchand finished third overall with a score of...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 21, 2015 

Blackhawks gear up for state baseball tournament

After losing to West Valley 11-10 in the May 12, Great Northern League championship game, the Cheney High baseball team traveled to Ellensburg last Saturday to play the Bulldogs in a 2A regional game. This was a scenario Cheney was in last year that...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 21, 2015 

Smedleys qualify for tennis regionals

The Cheney High boys and girls tennis teams will each be sending one player to regionals in Ephrata, May 23, and both of their last names are Smedley. Ryan Smedley finished second in the boys'...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 21, 2015 

Diamond Divas defeat Tommy G's in close 8-7 game

The Tommy G's Espresso softball team fell short in their comeback, losing to the Tri County Diamond Divas, 8-7, May 14, in West Plains Little League AAA softball action at the Rein King field in...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 14, 2015

Getting heard

Airway Heights’ efforts to reach out to residents and improve the community have not gone unnoticed. In a press release, city officials announced that Airway Heights is one of three finalists for the 2015 Voice of the People Transformation award...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 14, 2015

Medical Lake council considers fireworks ban

At its May 5 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council voiced their concerns about fireworks and discussed a possible emergency ban on lighting them in city limits. Medical Lake, along with Airway...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 14, 2015

Oxigen, attack!

Staff Sgt. Melissa Schmalhorst, 92nd Security Forces Squadron (right), tries to fend off Oxigen (left). Schmalhorst acted as a target during a military working dog demonstration May 11 at Fairchild...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 14, 2015

Medical Lake discusses law enforcement bill from Spokane County Sheriff's Office

The Medical Lake City Council breezed through a quick agenda at its May 5 meeting. Major John Higgins informed City Council that the city received an increase to the monthly bill from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office for policing services. City...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 14, 2015

Airway Heights patrol car damaged in accident

At approximately 8:40 p.m., on May 5 an inattentive driver unintentionally hit an Airway Heights police car in the parking lot of Northern Quest Casino. According to Sgt. Robert Swan, the vehicle damaged the front passenger side of the patrol car....

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 14, 2015

Medical Lake School District to begin late start on Fridays in September

The Medical Lake School District is taking steps to help teachers address new district initiatives, as well as federal and state educational standards — one of them being additional prep time. At its April 28 meeting, the Medical Lake school board...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 14, 2015

Cheney boys tennis claims Great Northern League title

The Cheney High boys’ tennis team capped off their strongest regular season in years with a couple of 4-3 Great Northern League wins over Clarkston, May 5 and Pullman, May 7 and a regular season league title — the Blackhawks’ first district...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 14, 2015

It's OK to throw in the towel if you are hurt

After the May 2 “Fight of the Century” — and by “Fight of the Century” I mean lackluster bout — between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, I was looking forward to a combat sports smorgasbord that included boxing, kickboxing and UFC....

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 14, 2015

Cheney girls tennis finishes second in Great Northern League

The Cheney High girls' tennis team wrapped up their regular season on a high note with a 4-3 win against Pullman, May 7. The Blackhawks ended the year with a 6-2 Great Northern League record, 10-4...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 14, 2015

Cheney defeats Clarkston, EV; advances to GNL title game

After losing their last five games, including an 11-5 loss against Great Northern League regular season champions West Valley, May 5, the Cheney High baseball team entered the postseason with new...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 14, 2015

Marchand finishes fourth in final regular season tournament

The Cheney High girls golf team concluded their regular season, finishing four out of five teams with 97 points in the Great Northern League tournament at the Palouse Ridge Golf Course in Pullman, Wash., May 5. Team scores were calculated via the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 7, 2015

Silver Lake milfoil treatment begins

Milfoil has been an issue at Silver Lake for many years and property owners now will have a chance to alleviate it. At an April 29 meeting at St. Anne’s Parish in Medical Lake, Bruce Bruscia, a member of the ASLO (Associated Silver Lake Owners)...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 7, 2015

Changes coming to Airway Heights records

The Airway Heights Police Department is getting ready to change how they manage their reports and records. During an April 13 study session, Police Chief Lee Bennett informed the City Council that the department is looking to partner with the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 7, 2015

New signs coming for Sunset Park

The new features and improvements for Sunset Park keep coming. At its May 4 meeting, The Airway Heights City Council approved the purchase of two new monument signs for the park for the price of $3,913.20. The purchasing of new signs came from...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 7, 2015

Arbor Day planting

Airway Heights Parks, Recreation and Community Services supervisor Andy Gardner (right) talks to several youth about the importance of Arbor Day before they begin planting a tree at Cleveland Park,...

 

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