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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    January 19, 2017 

Senate proposes contract with state hospitals and cities

For the last several years, Medical Lake requested state funding for policing and emergency medical services it provides to Eastern State Hospital. After years of no response, a proposed bill that was introduced in the current legislative session cou...

 

Council OKs water, wastewater contracts

The city of Cheney hopes to provide an improved source of water in the future through rehabilitation of its Well No. 5. At its Jan. 10 meeting, the City Council approved a $43,842 contract, not including tax, with Specialty Pumps of Spokane to do...

 

Bon voyage, coach Baldwin

An emotional Beau Baldwin bid a surprising and a very much unexpected farewell to Eastern Washington University after nine years as the school's head football coach last Monday and is headed off to...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    January 19, 2017 

Airway Heights nominated for street grant

Airway Heights could receive another gift from the state's Transportation Improvement Board (TIB), one that will help make the city's sidewalks better at accommodating residents. The city was one of...

 

Airway Heights council to say no

The Airway Heights City Council is preparing to take an official stance on the Cheney School District’s $52 million bond proposal. During Monday night’s study session, the council forwarded a resolution with some changes, to its Jan. 17 meeting,...

 

Crime is up in Cheney

Crime reports in Cheney jumped 16.8 percent in 2016, according to year-end statistics from the Cheney Police Department. The increase comes after a decline in 2015 of 8.68 percent over 2014 numbers -...

 

Tower of cheering Blackhawks

Cheney High School cheerleaders perform a routine for the fans at last Friday night's girls basketball game with the visiting Clarkston Bantams....

 

Cheney commission discusses over-occupancy

Over-occupancy of single-family homes in Cheney took center stage at the Jan. 9 Planning Commission meeting. During a comprehensive plan review of the city’s housing chapter, senior planner Brett Lucas noted language about housing balance under...

 

Winter weather is likely here to stay for a while

Hate the snow that is making driving and walking a true effort? Dislike the bone-chilling cold that has been a regular visitor? Better get used to it because this LaNina winter does not appear to be...

 

Holy sworn in for third term as 6th District legislator

Rep. Jeff Holy, R-Cheney, was sworn in for his third term as 6th District state representative on Monday as the 2017 legislative session got under way.  "There is much work to be done," Holy said in...

 

Airway Heights gets rec center

Airway Heights residents have something to look forward to in the next couple of years - the completion of a recreational center. In August, residents approved a $13 million unlimited tax general obli...

 

Roettger replaces Clemens

Cheney Public Schools saw the beginning of a new era in 2016. Dr. Deb Clemens resigned as superintendent, a post she held since 2013, in March to take up the superintendent position at the North Thurs...

 

Sideline counseling

Cheney High School girls basketball coach Lorin Carlon gives some advice to Holly Flynn (10) as Hannah Lemelin listens in during the Lady Blackhawks game against St. George's at the West Valley Eagle...

 

Clearing space for safety

Cheney Fire Department officials are advising residents to not pile snow around fire hydrants and residential vents when they clear their sidewalks, driveways and other areas. "Fire hydrants should...

 

Cheney awarded state grant for Simpson Parkway preservation

Cheney’s Public Works Department received an early Christmas gift in the form of a grant helping fund street preservation work in 2017 on Simpson Parkway. The City Council approved a local agency agreement at its Dec. 13 meeting allowing it to...

 

Images of 2016

Some of the highlights of 2016 included Elisabeth Moseley (middle in top photo) selection as the Medical Lake Kiwanis Senior Citizen Volunteer of the Year in February; Fairchild Air Force Base...

 

Medical Lake renews court agreement with Cheney

Medical Lake will continue to hold its court in the city of Cheney. At its Dec. 20 meeting, the City Council renewed the city’s interlocal agreement with Cheney for municipal court services and facilities. City Administrator Doug Ross said the...

 

Sensing the burn

Cheney Fire Department and Eastern Washington University officials have collaborated on a solution reducing the frequency of fire alarm calls at two university residence halls while also improving stu...

 

To Santa, love, Colby

Colby Anderson puts the finishing touches on a Christmas card to Santa Claus at the Cheney American Legion Post 72's "Pictures with Santa" festivities, Dec. 21. Over 40 children of all ages stopped...

 

All is well at AH reclamation plant

The Airway Heights wastewater reclamation plant recently celebrated its fifth year in operation. According to Chuck Clawson, lead operator of the facility, things have been going pretty well in the last five years. “We’re well within compliance...

 

Better revenues improve Cheney's budget

A healthier than usual revenue stream helped change Cheney’s general fund budgeting process from one centered on cutting to one with the actual hope of planning for the future, leading it to be voted the No. 3 top news story of 2016. While the...

 

Council adopts 2017 budget

The Cheney City Council made quick work of a long list of agenda items at its Dec. 13 meeting, including final passage of the city’s 2017 budget. The council has held two workshops and three public hearings on the $26,345,400 budget since Sept. 19....

 

Volunteers needed in ML

One of Ivanna Lomas’ duties as the Medical Lake Parks and Recreation coordinator is to organize the city’s youth sports program. This includes getting equipment ready, managing the registration and finding volunteer coaches for teams. That last...

 

Little land for commercial, residential use

It may not be readily obvious to residents, but the city of Cheney has a good bit of vacant land on its hands. That is according to information from the Spokane County Assessor’s Office, and presented to the Cheney Planning Commission at its Dec....

 

Chasing after that 'ah hah' moment

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Devry Bursch, Charlie Buckner and Alexxis Bowes answered in unison when asked if they were ready to get into the adult world of work and budgeting - "No!" Understandable,...

 

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