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Planning for some catch up in 2015

Joe Noland, Cheney's light department director, is the first to admit his plans for 2015 are pretty ambitious. Noland has a list of eight projects, totaling an estimated $710,000, included in his $8.7...

 

Ea-ghouls

The staff at Rockwood Clinic got their "Red" on and then some last Friday, dressing up in Halloween costumes and posing with Eastern Washington University mascot Swoop at Roos Field as part of a...

 

AH budget looks at increasing services

Airway Heights City Manager Albert Tripp presented the preliminary budget for 2015 to the City Council at its Nov. 3 meeting. One of the focuses for next year’s budget is maintaining and increasing city services. Tripp said the budget uses...

 

Eastern deals with potentially bleak 2015-17 budget

Arguably, the Great Recession ended in 2010. But don’t tell revenues in the state of Washington, which still limp along, forcing agencies to look everywhere to fund their programs. And higher education is once again one of the first places the...

 

Planning Commission recommends banning marijuana in Medical Lake

The Medical Lake Planning Commission ended its talks about marijuana at its Oct. 30 meeting. The commission voted 4-1, to forward an ordinance to City Council that prohibits the production, process and sale of marijuana within the city limits....

 

Adding color to education

Westwood Middle School recently commissioned stained-glass artwork created by Seattle-based artist Sonja Blomdahl, of which two of the piece's eight panels are shown above. See the story in...

 

Planning Commission recommends banning marijuana in Medical Lake

The Medical Lake Planning Commission ended its talks about marijuana at its Oct. 30 meeting. The commission voted 4-1, to forward an ordinance to City Council that prohibits the production, process and sale of marijuana within the city limits....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    November 6, 2014

Cheney council approves ordinances updating codes

Not all of the agenda items at the Cheney City Council’s Oct. 28 meeting were budget related. The council approved the final readings and passage of three ordinances making changes to the city’s municipal code. Todd Ableman, Cheney’s public wor...

 

No wasting candy here

The hazardous nuclear waste theme of the Steve and Kym Grimes' family's annual Halloween decoration failed to keep Trick-or-Treaters away as over 1,000 people visited the home in Golden Hills Friday...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    November 6, 2014

O'Reilly Automotive looking to break ground on store in Cheney

Cheney may soon have another auto parts store. National auto parts retailer O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. has filed an application with the city to construct a new 7,000-square-foot O’Reilly Auto Parts store on one acre of property located at 2210...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    November 6, 2014

Medical Lake's deer committee holds first meeting

Medical Lake residents packed the City Hall auditorium, Oct. 28, for the Citizens Deer Advisory Committee’s first meeting. The purpose of the committee is for residents to come together and look at methods on how to mitigate the increasing deer...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    November 6, 2014

Medical Lake joins the party, gets rolling on its 2015 budget

The city of Medical Lake began preparing for its 2015 budget at the Nov. 4 City Council meeting. The council held a public hearing for the current expense and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) revenue sources for the 2015 current expense budget and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    November 6, 2014

Incumbents lead most all county, state and federal races

While voters around the nation were indicating they were ready for some changes in political leadership, voters in Spokane County were electing to go with the flow. At press time Tuesday night, Nov. 4, all incumbents in local, state and federal...

 

New ordinance preps county to take over solid waste service

SPOKANE COUNTY — Tuesday, Nov. 4, the new Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System took another step forward after the Board of County Commissioners approved the new Solid Waste Flow Control Ordinance. The new ordinance will replace the current...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    November 6, 2014

Welcome to Candy Land

Erin Kosanke, president of the Sunset Parent Teacher Organization, dressed her car in a Candy Land theme for the third annual Trunk or Treat event on Halloween....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    November 6, 2014

Projects sparse in Cheney's 2015 Public Works budget

While Cheney Light Department goals for 2015 might be ambitious, Public Works Director Todd Ableman’s budget reflects more of a hold the line approach to the coming year. “It’s heavy on operations,” Ableman said. “There’s not a lot of...

 

Still time to register for CHS Turkey Trot

The Cheney High cross country team’s seventh annual Turkey Trot takes place Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27 at 9 a.m. at the high school track. The 2-mile walk or 3-mile run is for runners and walkers of all ages. The entry fee is $5 without T-shirt,...

 

Blackhawks Holiday Bazaar coming Dec. 6-7

The Cheney High School Blackhawk Holiday Bazaar takes place Dec. 6-7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday. There are openings for vendors to set up tables promoting their products. To pick up a vendor application and learn more...

 

Medical Lake School board approves maintenance plan

The Medical Lake School District board of directors approved several items at their Oct. 28 meeting. One of the items was the district’s five-year maintenance plan. Maintenance Supervisor Gary Hartman presented some of the projects for this year,...

 

Westwood receives colorful addition to school's entrance

Westwood Middle School students walking the hallway between the school's front entrance and the gymnasium will receive a splash of color now and then - if the sun is out and the lighting is just...

 

Middle school NJHS raises money to help Junior League and Foster youth

The Medical Lake Middle School Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is having a popcorn sale, $1 a bag, during lunchtime, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until Nov. 15. All proceeds from the fundraiser...

 

Hallett announces PACE award winners

Hallett Elementary announced the Partners Advancing Character Education PACE award winners for October. The trait of the month was responsibility. PACE: Corbin Kuster, Brooklyn DeVore, Mary Plute, Roslyn Lundberg, Natalie Johnson, Rivers Lasher,...

 

Tips for flu season

The Spokane Regional Health District recommends everyone age six months and older get a flu vaccination every year....

 

EWU makes 2014 Presidents Honor Roll

Eastern Washington University has once again been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, an award presented by the U.S. Department of Education and Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). EWU is...

 

Medical Lake Library closed Nov. 12 for remodel

The Medical Lake Library will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 12. It will re-open on Saturday, Nov. 15.  The library, located at 321 E. Herb St. in Medical Lake, will be closed for the installation of a new service desk and some additional remodeling....

 

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