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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 17, 2014 

Cheney council finds county weed proposal noxious

Deciding whether or not to save the former Northern Pacific train station wasn’t the only thing Cheney’s City Council did at their April 8 meeting. They also discussed what to do about noxious weeds. Or more specifically what Spokane County’s...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 17, 2014 

AH looks at mitigating water leaks

Water leakage was the main subject of the April 14 Airway Heights City Council study session. Clerk-Treasurer Richard Cook presented a draft of an ordinance regarding water leak mitigation. According to Cook, this pertains to citizens who have water...

 
 Front Page    April 17, 2014 

Preparing for the unthinkable

The screech of the fire alarm and the screams of wounded civilians filled the air as three Airway Heights police officers walked through the hallways of Sunset Elementary, their guns aimed forward....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 17, 2014 

Decrease in Cheney crime could be linked to increase in overtime

Just as they did in the first quarter of 2013, crime numbers in Cheney continued to decline through the first three months of 2014. And while that's good news, the flipside may come in increased...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 10, 2014

Cheney council passes on depot offer

The Cheney City Council has said “thanks, but we’ll pass” to an 11th-hour offer that might save the historic Northern Pacific train depot from the wrecking ball. At its April 8 meeting Tuesday night, the council was presented with a proposal...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 10, 2014

The deer counter

Animal control was one of the main focuses of the April 1 Medical Lake City Council meeting. During their report, Mayor John Higgins and City Administrator Doug Ross announced they had been getting complaints about deer in the city. Ross said he...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 10, 2014

Beyond Coal hosts Cheney meeting on coal and oil trains

The issue of increased coal - and now oil - train traffic through Cheney is back. The Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign is holding a public meeting Wednesday morning, April 16, from 7:30 a.m. to...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 10, 2014

Airway Heights CPR classes gives public emergency aid preparation

Eastern Washington University student Macey Brown practices 100 compressions on a mannequin. Once she is finished, her friend and Whitnie Whitman takes over and begins pushing on the mannequin. Brown...

 
 By John McCallum    Front Page    April 3, 2014

Fanning the flames of career exploration

Eastern Washington University foreign exchange students received an opportunity last week to answer a question that may or may not have been buzzing about in their minds. Do I want to have a career in...

 
 By John McCallum    Front Page    April 3, 2014

Cheney's first marijuana business is a family-affair

Maybe no other newly created industry has faced as many hurdles than the fledgling recreational marijuana industry. Just ask Bill and Chris Youngs. The brothers are owners of Cheney Hydroponics, the...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    April 3, 2014

Medical Lake/Espanola SCOPE office now operates out of City Hall

Medical Lake/Espanola SCOPE station volunteers have a new base of operations. SCOPE is now operating out of the Medical Lake police substation at 124 S. Lefevre St. At the suggestion of Spokane County, SCOPE moved out of their previous location at...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    April 3, 2014

West Plains plan relies on 'old standards'

The city of Spokane Planning Commission held a public hearing, March 26 to receive citizens’ comments for the West Plains Sub-area Transportation Plan. Members of the commission held an open house in Airway Heights back in February where they...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 27, 2014

Marijuana ordinance gets first reading

Interim marijuana facility siting ordinance W-18 may have a new designation — W-33 — but it’s essentially the same zoning measure Cheney has been working on adopting since late November 2013. That adoption took one more step towards reality...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 27, 2014

ML council talks water, roads and garbage

The Medical Lake City Council discussed several issues at their March 18 meeting. City Administrator Doug Ross announced that he and Mayor John Higgins attended a meeting with several other mayors in Spokane County, March 13, to discuss solid waste m...

 
 Front Page    March 27, 2014

T-bone

Cheney firefighters tend to the scene of a rather spectacular two-car accident last Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Fifth and G streets. The drivers of both vehicles, a silver 1997 Honda...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 27, 2014

Cheney commission recommends denial of Clay rezone

Cheney’s Planning Commission voted unanimously at its March 17 meeting to recommend denying a proposed rezone near Centennial Park that would have allowed for a higher residential density on property next door. Randall Gillingham, owner of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 27, 2014

Cheney reviews EWU recycling center, depot demolition applications

The city of Cheney has issued notices of mitigated determinations of non-significance on a pair of project applications: one for a new recycling center at Eastern Washington University and the other...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 20, 2014

Cheney commission recommends W-18

The Cheney Planning Commission voted 4-1 on Monday night, March 17, to approve moving the city’s interim marijuana facility zoning ordinance a step closer toward final adoption and incorporation into its municipal zoning code. The ordinance provide...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 20, 2014

West Plains officials talk solid waste

A group of city officials from municipalities throughout Spokane County met in Medical Lake to discuss a collective request for proposal for solid waste management in their cities. The city of Spokane has transferred their control of the regional sol...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 20, 2014

Air Force releases KC-135 crash report

Questions revolving around the crash of a KC-135 aircraft, which resulted in the loss of three airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base — Capt. Mark T. Voss, Capt. Victoria Pinckney and Tech. Sgt. Herman Mackey III — in May 2013, have been answered....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 20, 2014

Precise measurements

Westwood Middle School students Kahlysta McKethen and Andres Margraf work on an exercise in teacher Marty Sexton's class to determine volume by first measuring geometric shapes, then filling them...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 20, 2014

Cheney sewer rates on the way up

Cheney residents will see something happen at the end of April they haven't seen in over nine years - their sewer rates go up. The City Council approved an ordinance March 11 raising sewer rates $5...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 13, 2014

Council agrees to land sale with Youngs

The Cheney City Council approved a land sale at its March 11 meeting that will bring the first marijuana facility to the city. In a 5-1 vote — Councilwoman Jill Weiszmann voted no with Councilman Bob Stockton absent — the council authorized Mayor...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 13, 2014

ML to look at garbage options

The Medical Lake City Council discussed several matters at the Feb. 25 meeting. City Administrator Doug Ross said he has been meeting with Sunshine Disposal and Recycling to discuss the pick-up and hauling of solid waste to a transfer station and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 13, 2014

Precision work

Virginia Baker performs the delicate work of slicing precise servings of dessert at last Friday's Blackhawk Dessert Auction fundraiser at Cheney High School. The event raised over $2,200 for...

 

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