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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 23, 2014 

Council begins Airway Heights budget talks

The city of Airway Heights had its first of three public hearings for the 2015 budget and revenue sources at the Oct. 20 City Council meeting. Clerk-Treasurer Richard Cook explained that under Washington state law, the city has to hold public hearing...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    October 23, 2014 

Watching for smoke

With a little luck, Cheney and southwest Spokane County residents may see a plume or two of smoke rising into the air in the next couple of weeks. Weather conditions permitting, officials at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge are planning on conductin...

 
 Front Page    October 23, 2014 

Eagles' support West Plains wide

Eagles' support West Plains wide OK, it may be Medical Lake Cardinal red, and their work uniforms may be red (kind of lucky actually), but staff at Denny's Harvest Foods (top left) and Washington...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 23, 2014 

Airway Heights puts on third Trunk or Treat

Trick-or-treaters in Airway Heights looking for a place to go on Halloween - or a chance to get some extra candy in their buckets - can head over to the Sunset Elementary School parking lot. The...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    October 23, 2014 

EWU libraries' 'Oktoberfest' takes on Old West flavor

Forget the Oom-pah music and lederhosen. This year's annual Oktoberfest fundraiser for Eastern Washington University's Libraries, taking place Saturday, Oct. 25, is called the Eastern Stampede and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    October 16, 2014

Cheney council defers hook up charges

In an effort to promote new development in Cheney’s vacant Commerce and Industrial Park, the City Council unanimously approved a resolution changing the structure of utility connection charges for businesses who might be interested in locating to...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 16, 2014

ML gets fire options from ESCI

The city of Medical Lake has received a possible glimpse into its Fire Department’s future. At the Oct. 7 City Council meeting, Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) senior associates Lane Wintermule and Don Bivins gave a presentation...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    October 16, 2014

Coats 4 Cheney Kids drive in need of donations

Unseasonably warm fall weather likely hasn’t led Cheney residents to think too much about wearing coats, let alone donating them. Volunteers at Cheney’s annual Coats 4 Cheney Kids coat drive hope that changes — at least the donation part....

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 16, 2014

Medical Lake decides to re-sign with regional solid waste system

At its Oct. 7 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council approved a joint-interlocal agreement with Spokane County and the city of Spokane for solid waste services. Medical Lake became the latest city in Spokane County that is under an agreement with...

 
 Front Page    October 16, 2014

Gettin' their Red on against Southern Utah

Employees at Andrew Martinssen's Cheney Dental Care and Copy Junction had their red on last Friday to help Eastern Washington to a road win over Southern Utah. The Eagles face a tough Northern...

 
 Front Page    October 16, 2014

Street's quote is corrected

Due to a proofing error in the Oct. 2 story on Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a quote from Cheney resident Nancy Street appeared incorrectly. The correct quote should read, “I’d like to see you, as a visible lawmaker...stand up and show men how to...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 9, 2014

Medical Lake forms deer committee

The deer population has been an issue in the city of Medical Lake for the last few years. The city attempted to address the matter when staff introduced an ordinance that would prohibit residents...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    October 9, 2014

Ryan Gaard tapped for vacant council seat

In a unanimous 6-0 vote, the Cheney City Council selected Eastern Washington University senior graphic designer Ryan Gaard to fill the council seat left vacant by the resignation of Councilman Bob Sto...

 
 Front Page    October 9, 2014

Cheney and American Family Insurance get their 'Red On'

City of Cheney employees and legislative members (left) show they've got their "Red On" for game day last Friday, as do employees at Cheney's American Family Insurance. Wear your red on Fridays and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    October 9, 2014

CHAS looking at former Jarms building as new clinic site

If all tumblers click into place, Cheney could soon be home to the Community Health Association of Spokane’s (CHAS) 11th clinic in the Inland Northwest. Cheney’s City Council unanimously endorsed a resolution supporting the opening of a CHAS...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    October 9, 2014

Four arrested as crowd at large Cheney party turns confrontational

An attempt by law enforcement to break up a loud party in Cheney Saturday night turned into a confrontational and potentially dangerous situation, resulting in the arrests of four Eastern Washington University students, including a member of the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    October 9, 2014

Historic Commission approves Odd Fellows building tax valuation

Cheney’s Historical Preservation Commission has approved a special valuation tax incentive application by Cheney Properties, LLC for work done on restoring the International Order of Odd Fellows Building located on the southeast corner of the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    October 2, 2014

Confrontational conversation with Cathy

They’re billed as “Conversations with Cathy,” but while last Friday’s town hall meeting at Cheney’s Wren Pierson Community Center with 5th District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was conversational, it was also somewhat confrontational and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    October 2, 2014

Expanding health care options

The Cheney City Council unanimously approved a resolution at its Sept. 23 meeting supporting the establishment of a Community Health Association of Spokane (CHAS) clinic in Cheney. The resolution not only supports establishment of a clinic but also...

 
 Front Page    October 2, 2014

Ryan Gaard appointed to vacant council seat

Eastern Washington University Marketing and Communication Department’s senior graphic designer Ryan Gaard was appointed to a seat on the Cheney City Council at a special meeting held Tuesday, Sept. 30. Gaard was one of five candidates interviewed...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 2, 2014

STCU breaks for Eagles

Employees from Spokane Teacher's Credit Union's (STCU) Cheney branch wear red in front of their mural that reads "Go Eagles" the day before Eastern Washington's win over the University of...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 2, 2014

ML commission forwards subdivision recommendation

At a Sept. 25 public hearing, the Medical Lake Planning Commission recommended forwarding a proposal with conditions for the Silver West II subdivision to the City Council. According to the proposal, Mike Hume, of PTH LLC is requesting to subdivide...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 2, 2014

Airway Heights hosts fall clean up

Airway Heights residents who need to get rid of their yard waste can head to the Fall Community Clean Up, Saturday, Oct. 18. While the city’s Parks and Recreation staff will be accepting clean yard and garden waste at the Parks Maintenance...

 
 Front Page    October 2, 2014

Turnbull community work party is Saturday

Turnbull Wildlife Refuge and Spokane Audubon Society are hosting a community work party Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. – noon at the refuge. This is part of an ongoing effort to restore native riparian habitat that benefits area wildlife species,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 25, 2014

Cheney council OKs solid waste contract

Tuesday night, the Cheney City Council ended five years of hard work by city staff to make the city self-sufficient when it comes to handling its solid waste by unanimously approving 5-0 a contract with the city of Spokane to dispose of Cheney’s...

 

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