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 More News    January 22, 2015 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 12 Forcible rape was reported to the Police Department. Police arrested Micah J. Williams-Carr, 34, for first-degree rape. Williams-Carr was booked and released from Spokane County Jail. Investigation is ongoing and no charges have been f...

 More News    January 15, 2015

Spokane County CEO Marshall Farnell to retire in 2015 

SPOKANE COUNTY — After more than 40 years as a senior executive at Spokane County, Chief Executive Officer Marshall Farnell plans to retire later this year. Recruitment is underway and the position is being advertised in national, state and local...

 By AL STOVER    More News    January 15, 2015

Mystery of hit-and-run involving Medical Lake man remains unsolved

An incident officers labeled as a hit-and-run accident involving a Medical Lake man is still under investigation. According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Rick Johnson was walking along Geiger Boulevard, near Interstate 90’s Medical Lake...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    January 15, 2015

Sing out strong

A group of second- and third-grade students from Cheney School District's Windsor Elementary School performed a song from their recent Winter Concert for members of the West Plains Chamber of...

 By AL STOVER    More News    January 8, 2015

Responding to seasonal calls

Firefighters devote their time and lives to make sure the community is safe from blazes throughout the year, but several fire departments on the West Plains gave back to families during the holidays....

 By AL STOVER    More News    January 8, 2015

Airway Heights purchases land for park

The city of Airway Heights is laying out the groundwork for a future park, located on the eastern part of the city. At its Jan. 5 meeting, the City Council approved the purchase of 2.06 acres of land from Vandervert Development Inc. for $100,000 for...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    January 8, 2015

Cheney to review zoning chapter despite codifier's errors

The city of Cheney is inviting public comment on its notice of application making changes to the city’s municipal code chapter Title 21 — Zoning while also moving forward with the public hearing process. The comment period, which runs through...

 More News    January 8, 2015

Distracted driver and seat belt emphasis patrols conducted in January

SPOKANE COUNTY — Starting January 2015 the Spokane County Target Zero Task Force will be sponsoring monthly distracted driving and seat belt emphasis patrols in Spokane County. As per the governor’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Target Zero,...

 By AL STOVER    More News    January 8, 2015

Medical Lake City Council supports upcoming school maintenance and operations levy

The Medical Lake City Council started the year with a quick Jan. 5 meeting that was focused on education. The City Council voted unanimously to support the Medical Lake School District’s operations and maintenance renewal levy, which is up for...

 More News    January 8, 2015

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Dec. 30 Second-degree theft was reported in the 3000 block of Meadow Glen Lane. A purse and its contents were taken from a vehicle. Jan. 2 Kenneth B. Barton, 37, was arrested on the 2800 block of First Street on a Washington state Department...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    January 8, 2015

Cheney school bus driver ticketed in Monday collision

A Cheney School District bus driver was ticketed following a Monday morning collision with an SUV at the top of Sunset Hill in Spokane. According to a Spokane Police Department accident report, the bus was pulling out of a driveway onto the Sunset...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    January 1, 2015

Budgets to projects - it was a busy year in Cheney

While marijuana may have garnered the most public outcry from Cheney residents, there was plenty of other news that was taking place in and around the city in 2014. With lightning-caused wildfires...

 By AL STOVER    More News    January 1, 2015

Medical Lake says yes to county solid waste, no to pot

The city of Medical Lake made a decision on the topics of solid waste and marijuana. Back in October, Medical Lake entered into a contract with the city of Spokane to haul garbage to the Waste-to-Ener...

 More News    January 1, 2015

New hours for Airway Heights Library in 2015

SPOKANE — Beginning with the New Year the Spokane County Library District will be expanding the hours for the Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St.  Starting Friday, Jan. 2, the Airway Heights Library will be open Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5...

 By AL STOVER    More News    January 1, 2015

Airway Heights goes through many changes in 2014

Airway Heights made several strides in 2014 to improve life within the community. The city's retail sales tax change went into effect in April. In 2013, citizens voted to pass a sales tax increase... Full story

 More News    January 1, 2015

Making a bed

Crews working for Burlington Northern Santa Fe deposit rail bed material at the Cheney-Plaza Road crossing during construction of six miles of dual track this past summer....

 More News    January 1, 2015

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Dec. 23 A civil dispute was reported on the 500 block of Washington Street. Dec. 24 Theft of a motor vehicle was reported on the 200 block of North Fifth Street. A vehicle was loaned and the individual would not return it. Cheney Police...

 More News    January 1, 2015

Fire safety tips from Fire Marshall Duffy

In a news release from the Washington State Patrol, Chuck Duffy, Fire Marshal Chuck Duffy suggests the following fire safety tips: If someone is going to or hosting a house party, they should do the following: •Test smoke alarms and tell guests...

 By AL STOVER    More News    December 25, 2014

Community comes together for Maddy Harris

The Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA), along with Papa Murphy's Pizza, held a fundraiser Dec. 17 in honor of Maddy Harris, 6, of Airway Heights, and her family. The fundraiser, which was... Full story

 By FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    More News    December 25, 2014

Looking out for furry family members at holiday time

With all the food and festivities, keeping pets safe during the holidays can be a challenge. But furry family members will be just fine with some simple precautions. KC Theisen, director of pet care issues at the Humane Society of the United States,...

 By John McCallum    More News    December 25, 2014

Waiting to send greetings

After receiving their candy canes from Cheney firefighters, a number of children along the Fire Department's Candy Cane Ride route near Salnave Elementary stayed around to wish firefighters and...

 By AL STOVER    More News    December 25, 2014

Jazzing it up

The Medical Lake middle and high school jazz bands performed a concert at Lakeland Village, Dec. 12, to kick off the institution's winter festival....

 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    December 25, 2014

Suspect in Maverick robbery arrested

The Cheney police have apprehended a 16-year-old male who allegedly robbed the Maverick gasoline and convenience story early last Tuesday morning, Dec. 16. According to a Police Department press release, at approximately 12:45 a.m., the suspect enter...

 By AL STOVER    More News    December 18, 2014

Commission recommends proceeding with Highway 2 planning process

At its Dec. 11 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission voted unanimously to forward a resolution to City Council that approves the Highway 2 Safety and Revitalization concept and planning process. During the meeting, Development Services...

 By Al Stover    More News    December 18, 2014

Suiting up

Fairchild Air Force Base firefighters don protective equipment during a hazardous materials emergency training exercise Dec. 11 at the base. Fairchild firefighters, medical technicians and...


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