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CMA receives lodging tax money

The Cheney City Council approved another distribution from the city’s lodging tax fund at its Sept. 13 meeting to help a local business organization with an event planned as part of Eastern Washington University’s upcoming Homecoming week. The...

 

Dance Party

Eastern Washington University students busted out their best moves during an impromptu dance party before the annual "Pass Through the Pillars" ritual at Showalter Hall. Read about some of the...

 

Getting a little construction help

The city of Airway Heights is getting a little help with the $13 million recreation center construction bond voters approved in August. At its Sept. 19 meeting, the City Council approved a...

 

Cheney transportation system is good, for now

While Cheney streets and intersections can seem very busy at times, according to a recently completed traffic study, volumes on arterials and intersection wait times are within established national...

 

Re*Imagine Medical Lake picks up steam

It’s been 15 months since Re*Imagine Medical Lake was formed by a group of citizens who wanted to preserve the city’s history, revitalize the downtown area and help the community grow. The grassroots organization began their meetings at Umpqua...

 

Myers property to get tenant

The First Street location of what was formerly known as Myers Mobile Home Park may have a new tenant — and use. At its Sept. 13 regular meeting, the Cheney City Council unanimously agreed to a resolution entering into a 10-year lease agreement...

 

New projects added to plan

In a special Sept. 6 meeting, the Airway Heights City Council passed a resolution that added a couple of key capacity-related elements to the city’s transportation improvement plan, specifically improvements at the U.S. Highway 2 Hayford and Craig...

 

A day of honor, and day to honor

A member of the Combat Vet Riders motorcycle group salutes the niche at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake where urns containing the remains of 64 veterans were placed in a...

 

Making local history more current

Joan Mamanakis is on a quest. The Cheney Historical Museum director wants to take history out of the confines of the downtown location and put it into the real world for everyone to experience. To do...

 

AH Planning Commission workshop seeks city identity

Just what is the identity Airway Heights residents want for their city? That is what city staff, the Planning Commission and consultants were trying to get a sense of during a public workshop at the commission’s Sept. 7 meeting. Consultants from...

 

Commission OKs Fisher listing

Cheney’s Historic Preservation Commission took an important step towards preserving a piece of the city’s history by unanimously approving an application for inclusion on the local historic registry for the Fisher Building. The Fisher Building...

 

ML water consumption drops slightly

The city of Medical Lake continues its efforts to provide clean water to its residents, as well as lower its overall water usage. According to its most recent water quality and efficiency report, Medical Lake produced and purchased 286.7 million...

 

Haakon proposes Cheney plant expansion

Cheney’s Planning Department has issued a notice of application and is receiving public comments on a 45,000-square foot expansion of local manufacturer Haakon Industries production facilities at 1633 First St. The application required an environme...

 

Bourne to fly

Eastern Washington receiver Kendrick Bourne flashes the "OK" sign standing with fans after the Eagles upset Washington State 45-42 last Saturday in Pullman. See complete game details in...

 

Erin Lance joins Airway Heights Police force

Officer Erin Lance has been with the Airway Heights Police Department for two months and she has described her time so far as "a perfect fit." "Out of the four departments I've been with so far, this...

 

Weathering the storm

Cheney football fans wait out a thunderstorm that delayed last Friday's Blackhawks' game with Sunnyside for about an hour. See the story in Sports....

 

Tracking where all of Cheney's water goes

“Water is life” — at least according to text on the city of Cheney’s Consumer Confidence Report for 2015 regarding water quality in the city. Part of that life these days is not only conserving the precious resource underneath residents’...

 

Road map

Airway Heights Public Works Director Kevin Anderson has not been with the city for a full year, yet there are many projects he and his department have embarked on, one being a six-year transportation improvement plan. City Council approved the plan,...

 

High speed pursuit through Cheney

The sound of many sirens filled the Cheney air last Thursday morning as a high-speed pursuit wound its way through the city before eventually terminating miles later east of Ritzville on Interstate...

 

Lomas new ML rec coordinator

Medical Lake residents will notice a new face coordinating the parks and recreation department's activities. Ivanna Lomas was hired as the new recreation coordinator for the city of Medical Lake,...

 

Cheney School District in need of bus drivers

With the new school year coming up, the Cheney School District is in need of more substitute bus drivers and special needs bus aides. According to a Facebook post from the transportation office, this...

 

Sunday, fiery Sunday

Spokane County Fire District 3 crews remain on standby should their resources be needed as other regional firefighting organizations battle a series of wild land fires that burst out Sunday afternoon...

 

AH council receives US-2 project updates

At its Aug. 22 study session, the Airway Heights City Council received a presentation from Studio Cascade Inc., regarding public input they received on concepts for the land use plan update and the Highway 2 Revitalization project. Ryan Hughes,...

 

Medical Lake council passes impact fee deferral ordinance

The Medical Lake City Council went through several items at its Aug. 16 meeting. In action items, council approved the second reading of the ordinance “Impact Fee Deferral.” The ordinance allows a developer to defer paying impact fees until the...

 

The ups, the downs and the same

When it comes to criminal activity in the city of Cheney, 2016 is somewhat of a mixed bag of statistics. According to Police Department numbers, through June 30 there have been 290 uniform crime report offenses filed, compared to 289 through the...

 

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