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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 28, 2016 

Medical Lake declares emergency

With most of its vehicles either destroyed or unfixable, the Medical Lake City Council passed an emergency resolution April 19 that will allow the Maintenance Department to get back on its feet when it comes to upkeep and repairs around the city. In...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 28, 2016 

Preventive measures

That column of smoke Cheney-area residents saw Monday afternoon was merely a prescribed burn at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Spokane County Fire District 3 and other area fire officials want to...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 28, 2016 

Public art policy proposed for Airway Heights

Airway Heights may have public art included in future construction projects, if a proposed policy heading to the next City Council meeting is approved. At its April 25 study session, the council agreed to move forward a policy that would allow city...

 
 By jo    Front Page    April 28, 2016 

A dab of color

A small section of Cheney resident Ed Resen's thousands of tulips bask in the spring sun, April 20. To find out how many Resen has, read the Yard of the Month story in this issue....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 28, 2016 

Parks and Recreation has activities for all Cheney residents

Cheney's Parks and Recreation Department has new activities mixed with old favorites for area residents this spring and summer - all of which are detailed in its 32-page "Experience Cheney" 2016...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 28, 2016 

Campus protest

Scott Herndon with the Abolitionist Society of North Idaho (left) speaks to Eastern Washington University students during an anti-abortion protest on campus, April 26....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 21, 2016

'It burned until it ran out of fuel'

Sometime overnight between Wednesday and Thursday, April 13 –14, a fire destroyed at least one vehicle and damaged several others - possibly beyond repair - in Medical Lake's maintenance shop....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 21, 2016

Pull him on down

Livestock instructor Mike Brown demonstrates his calf wrestling technique as part of instruction to area 4-H students on how to control and lead livestock at a showing and fitting clinic held last...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 21, 2016

Zimmerman to appear on 'American Ninja Warrior'

Michael Anderson Elementary physical education teacher Sandy Zimmerman was having dinner with her family and Teresa Raby when her son answered the phone. “Teresa was telling him, ‘let mom answer it,’ which I thought was kind of funny,”...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 21, 2016

No game of chicken for AH commissioners

Chickens, and other forms of poultry, may be coming to roost in Airway Heights. A change to the city’s “Livestock, Poultry and Exotic Animals” code chapter got a review at the April 13 Planning Commission meeting, although the commission...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 21, 2016

Cheney driver critically injured after slamming into trailer-load of pipes

Whatever it was that led Karla Durangonzales to look down and to her left caused her a lot of pain and misery - and likely spared her life. The 30-year-old Cheney resident was driving north on Second...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 14, 2016

Cheney to apply for COPS grant

While not necessarily stated as such, money was the central theme of Tuesday night’s Cheney City Council meeting — both spending and acquisition. The council unanimously approved, with council members Teresa Overhauser and Ryan Gaard absent, a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 14, 2016

Bigger ideas

At their March 28 study session, the Airway Heights City Council agreed to “think big” when it comes to approving a bond amount proposed to pay for a recreation center on 70 acres of property along Deno Road. After a second presentation by the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 14, 2016

Commission recommends zoning change

At its April 11 meeting, the Cheney Planning Commission voted to recommend adoption of Ordinance W-82, which proposes amending both the land use map and zoning map to apply multi-family residence (R-3) to five parcels located on both sides of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    April 14, 2016

Depot, Sterling-Moorman topics of Cheney commission

The Cheney Historical Preservation’s April 7 meeting took up discussion of two of the top priorities in efforts to preserve notable structures in the city. The saving of the Northern Pacific Depot project is moving forward with grant proposals...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    April 14, 2016

Wands, wizards and broomsticks

The Airway Heights public library held a "Wands, Wizards and Broomsticks" party, April 6 where it staged numerous activities focused on the Harry Potter book series. Jack Lonam (left), dressed as the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 7, 2016

Superintendent search underway

The search for Cheney School District’s next superintendent in underway. Current superintendent Dr. Deb Clemens, who took over for Larry Keller in 2013, has accepted a job at the North Thurston School District. After her contract with Cheney is...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 7, 2016

Airway Heights to submit RCO grant application

At its April 4 meeting, the Airway Heights City Council passed a resolution allowing staff to submit an application for a Washington Wildlife Recreation Program (WWRP) grant from the state Recreation...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    April 7, 2016

Spring stretching

Eastern Washington got spring football practice off and running last week with drills on the red turf at Roos Field. Here, the Eagles' Asan Neil-Evergin gets in some stretching during practice last...

 
 By AIRMAN 1ST CLASS SEAN CAMPBELL    Front Page    April 7, 2016

Medical Lake's Fritz named 'Youth of the Year'

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE - Taylor Fritz, a Fairchild teen, was awarded the title "Youth of the Year" for Fairchild Air Force Base by the Boys and Girls Club of America. Youth of the Year is the Boys...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 7, 2016

Medical Lake Council gets update on parks

The Medical Lake City Council breezed through a quick agenda at its Tuesday (April 5) meeting. City Administrator Doug Ross informed council that city maintenance crews were cleaning up the parks and getting them ready for use. He said there are...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    March 31, 2016

Clemens leaves for Olympia

After 19 years in the Cheney School District, Dr. Deb Clemens will be serving another school on the west side of Washington state. Clemens will be the new North Thurston Public Schools’ superintendent, replacing the retiring Raj Manhas, who had ser...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 31, 2016

Clean Sweep coming soon

The city of Cheney is gearing up for its annual day of community-wide spring-cleaning. The ninth Cheney Clean Sweep takes place Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. – noon, and volunteers are needed. In exchange for the work patrolling city right of...

 
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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    March 31, 2016

Airway Heights council hears bond proposals

The Airway Heights City Council received a rough overview of the proposed recreation center project at its March 28 study session. ALSC architect Ruston Hall cautioned the council that the site and building plans were preliminary and mainly for...

 

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