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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 19, 2016 

Roettger takes over at CSD

The search for Cheney School District's next superintendent is over. At a special May 14 meeting, the Cheney School Board announced that Rob Roettger (pronounced red-ker), current superintendent of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 19, 2016 

West Plains road work

Residents of the West Plains might want to adopt a sometimes used phrase to describe the philosophy of the Washington state Department of Transportation when it comes to driving around this summer — expect delays. A number of road projects are on...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 19, 2016 

Quarters not required

Members of Eastern Washington University's basketball band "Code Red" take part in some human foosball action at Roos Field last Saturday. The game and other activities were part of Numerica Credit...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 19, 2016 

Busy Cheney council approves vehicle lease

The Cheney City Council approved a Police Department request to lease three new patrol vehicles as one of 16 agenda items at a busy council meeting May 10. The agreement with First Capital Leasing Equipment Corporation will allow the department to...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 19, 2016 

AH City Council questions contract increase

An increase in the price of consultant work for an upcoming road project created questions at the Airway Heights City Council’s May 16 meeting. The city hired Century West Engineering to perform design work on its McFarlane Road Arterial...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 12, 2016

Mayfest heads up weekend events

Downtown Cheney will be a hub of activity this weekend with the return of the fourth annual Cheney Mayfest, Friday and Saturday. Coordinator Douglas LaBar said the event is taking place earlier this...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 12, 2016

The event incubator

If you’re a Cheney organization interested in getting an event started, or finding funding for one already in the works, you should know there’s a pile of money out there to help. You should also understand one important caveat — to get that mo...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 12, 2016

Looking for a deal

Organizers of the annual Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars yard sale said attendance was brisk and steady at its location in Denny's Harvest Foods parking lot as people stopped by on Friday and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 12, 2016

Parking issues in Fox Ridge development

Alleged parking issues in the Fox Ridge development again arose at the May 3 Medical Lake City Council meeting. Fox Ridge resident Theodore Olson came before the council during the citizen’s comment portion to ask for an update on his previous...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 12, 2016

AH council discusses upcoming transportation projects

At its May 9 study session the Airway Heights City Council got a glimpse of some possible road projects. Public Works Director Kevin Anderson gave the council a brief presentation on proposed transportation projects that stemmed from pavement...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 5, 2016

Council asked to join trade cause

National and international issues highlighted the Cheney City Council’s April 26 meeting — specifically, the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, sometimes referred to as the TPP. During citizen comments, Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 5, 2016

Recreation center bond goes to ballot

Airway Heights’ proposed recreation center cleared one more hurdle on its way to being a reality by receiving the City Council’s unanimous blessings for a public vote on a $13 million bond proposal to fund the measure. The council approved the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 5, 2016

Open for competition

Twelve-year-old baseball and softball players gathered at the mound around coach and league president Adam Smith to recite the Little League Pledge during West Plains Little League's 13th annual...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 5, 2016

'... a small child, they would have been killed'

Cheney police were searching for a gray-colored dog last Tuesday night that attacked a Cheney High School senior Monday evening, May 2. According to reports, 18-year-old Olivia Swenson was visiting a...

 
 Front Page    May 5, 2016

Parker announces retirement from the state Legislature

Saying he needs to spend more time with family, 6th District Rep. Kevin Parker (R-Spokane) announced in a May 3 news release that he would not seek reelection to the state House of Representatives. ...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 28, 2016

Medical Lake declares emergency

With most of its vehicles either destroyed or unfixable, the Medical Lake City Council passed an emergency resolution April 19 that will allow the Maintenance Department to get back on its feet when it comes to upkeep and repairs around the city. In...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 28, 2016

Preventive measures

That column of smoke Cheney-area residents saw Monday afternoon was merely a prescribed burn at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Spokane County Fire District 3 and other area fire officials want to...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 28, 2016

Public art policy proposed for Airway Heights

Airway Heights may have public art included in future construction projects, if a proposed policy heading to the next City Council meeting is approved. At its April 25 study session, the council agreed to move forward a policy that would allow city...

 
 By jo    Front Page    April 28, 2016

A dab of color

A small section of Cheney resident Ed Resen's thousands of tulips bask in the spring sun, April 20. To find out how many Resen has, read the Yard of the Month story in this issue....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 28, 2016

Parks and Recreation has activities for all Cheney residents

Cheney's Parks and Recreation Department has new activities mixed with old favorites for area residents this spring and summer - all of which are detailed in its 32-page "Experience Cheney" 2016...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 28, 2016

Campus protest

Scott Herndon with the Abolitionist Society of North Idaho (left) speaks to Eastern Washington University students during an anti-abortion protest on campus, April 26....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 21, 2016

'It burned until it ran out of fuel'

Sometime overnight between Wednesday and Thursday, April 13 –14, a fire destroyed at least one vehicle and damaged several others - possibly beyond repair - in Medical Lake's maintenance shop....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 21, 2016

Pull him on down

Livestock instructor Mike Brown demonstrates his calf wrestling technique as part of instruction to area 4-H students on how to control and lead livestock at a showing and fitting clinic held last...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 21, 2016

Zimmerman to appear on 'American Ninja Warrior'

Michael Anderson Elementary physical education teacher Sandy Zimmerman was having dinner with her family and Teresa Raby when her son answered the phone. “Teresa was telling him, ‘let mom answer it,’ which I thought was kind of funny,”...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 21, 2016

No game of chicken for AH commissioners

Chickens, and other forms of poultry, may be coming to roost in Airway Heights. A change to the city’s “Livestock, Poultry and Exotic Animals” code chapter got a review at the April 13 Planning Commission meeting, although the commission...

 

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