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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 23, 2017 

Airway Heights authorizes second bonds sale

The city of Airway Heights has authorized the sale of a portion of the $13 million unlimited tax general obligation bonds to pay for construction of an aquatic and fitness center. At its March 20 meeting, the City Council passed the first and only...

 

Some roads 'disappearing'

The good news on Monday was that the Spokane County Public Works Department hadn't added any area roadways to its list of closures over the weekend. The bad news that with more rain in the forecast, t...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    March 23, 2017 

More wet weather ahead

By the calendar at least, the winter that never seemed to go away officially ended March 20. But don't let that fool anyone. There's still plenty more of the wet to be experienced in the months ahead...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 23, 2017 

Medical Lake Fire Department utilizes vending machines

The Medical Lake Fire Department is looking to install a vending machine at the station. However, this vending machine will not dispense snacks or soda pop, but rather equipment and medical supplies...

 

Residents contest development

Traffic and safety issues took center stage at a Cheney Planning Commission public hearing Monday night on a proposed rezone to accommodate a 115-unit apartment complex near Hagelin Park and the city pool. Over two dozen people attended the hearing,...

 

A need for separation

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor A recent study by the state’s Joint Transportation Committee ranked a city of Cheney railroad crossing among the top 50 crossings in Washington needing better separation between rail and vehicle traffic to improve safety,...

 

Water logged

A softball floats in a flooded swale at the Cheney High School football field as the Blackhawks track and field teams in the background get set to practice last Friday. Rains and rapid snowmelt have...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 16, 2017

Crossing improvement projects coming to AH

At its March 13 study session, the Airway Heights City Council received a few updates regarding potential street improvements for the city. One of these updates focused on safety improvements at crosswalks on Hayford Road. At the request of council,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 16, 2017

Fatality in Tuesday Medical Lake fire

The Medical Lake Fire Department and several other agencies responded to a structure fire within city limits on March 14. According to Medical Lake Fire Chief Jason Mayfield, the Fire Department...

 

More snow - ordinances (?)

Cheney’s City Council has set the wheels in motion to consider creating an ordinance requiring residents and businesses to clear sidewalks adjacent to their property after a snowfall. Salnave-area resident Kathy Fleming approached the council...

 

Fairchild celebrates 75 years

See a photo gallery from the event here....

 

Canine rescue

Spokane County Fire District 3 firefighter Connor Rose carries one of three dogs rescued from a fire that flared up in a unit at Presnell Trailer Court March 1. Cheney Fire Department Battalion Chief...

 

Harman to close most of Cheney operation

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor City of Cheney officials were informed in a letter received March 2 that electronics manufacturer Harman will be closing its manufacturing operations at its Cheney plant located at 2416 Cheney-Spokane Road. The plant,...

 

Airway Heights commission to hold public hearings on projects

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Airway Heights Planning Department has issued two notices of application and State Environmental Protection Act review checklists for projects. The commission will...

 

High flows and cracked streets

While Spokane County roads seem to have taken the brunt of the recent rains and snow melt, cities on the West Plains have experienced their own set of problems. Both Cheney and Medical Lake's water...

 

Felix and fan

Eastern Washington University basketball player Felix Von Hofe autographs a team poster for a young fan after the Eagles' 89-77 win over the visiting Idaho State Bengals last Satur...

 

ML council OKs relamping plan

Medical Lake will soon see Avista crews around town changing out old high pressure sodium and other style streetlamps and replacing them with new, brighter and more energy efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps — thanks to an agreement with...

 

Alternate route

Because of high runoff water conditions, the city of Medical Lake's water reclamation plant has been pumping into its secondary outfall that flows underneath Brooks Road and eventually into Deep...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 2, 2017

Airway Heights council waives city manager residence requirement

At its Feb. 21 meeting, the Airway Heights City Council passed a resolution that waives the requirement for the city manager to live within the city limits. The Revised Code of Washington chapter 35A.13.050 requires the city manager to reside within...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 2, 2017

Family features focus

A family-friendly video arcade, a high-end RV resort and a retail store are a few of the features in Northern Quest Resort and Casino's upcoming expansion project. During a Feb. 22 press conference,...

 

Cheney changes snow ordinance

Cheney’s City Council has elected to fast-track proposed changes to the way the city plows streets after snow starts to accumulate. At its Feb. 14 meeting, the council unanimously approved all three readings and final passage of changes to the...

 

Cheney is mostly multifamily

Cheney single-family to multifamily housing ratio has undergone some significant changes in the past decade, as evidenced by a staff report presented to the city’s Planning Commission at its Feb. 13 meeting. According to information from Public Wor...

 

Flying high to state

Cheney High School swimmer Noah Prophet is carried out the door by his teammates before they left for the 2A/3A/4A boys state swimming meet in Federal Way, Feb. 18....

 

Project Hope program on its way to Airway Heights

Youth in Airway Heights might have an opportunity to learn some gardening skills and make a little bit of extra money this summer. Project Hope Spokane, in collaboration with the Spokane Regional Health District, is working on bringing a youth...

 

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