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 By AL STOVER    More News    May 14, 2015 

Medical Lake council considers fireworks ban

At its May 5 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council voiced their concerns about fireworks and discussed a possible emergency ban on lighting them in city limits. Medical Lake, along with Airway...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    May 14, 2015 

Commission OKs comp plan public process

At it’s regular meeting Monday night, May 11, the Cheney Planning Commission approved a draft of the city’s public participation plan for the upcoming, 18-month-long comprehensive plan update process. According to the plan, public participation...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 14, 2015 

Oxigen, attack!

Staff Sgt. Melissa Schmalhorst, 92nd Security Forces Squadron (right), tries to fend off Oxigen (left). Schmalhorst acted as a target during a military working dog demonstration May 11 at Fairchild...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    May 14, 2015 

Twenty local offices on the November election slate

The filing period for individuals wishing to run for public office opened Monday, May 11, at the Spokane County Elections office, and with it the potential for a busy election season on the West Plains. Prospective candidates have until tomorrow,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    May 14, 2015 

Cheney Fire Department invites public to open house May 16

Cheney Fire Department Lt. Tim Steiner thinks the last time the department held an open house, the city's emergency medical services six-year levy was up for renewal. That would have been Aug. 7,...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 14, 2015 

Medical Lake discusses law enforcement bill from Spokane County Sheriff's Office

The Medical Lake City Council breezed through a quick agenda at its May 5 meeting. Major John Higgins informed City Council that the city received an increase to the monthly bill from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office for policing services. City...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 14, 2015 

Airway Heights patrol car damaged in accident

At approximately 8:40 p.m., on May 5 an inattentive driver unintentionally hit an Airway Heights police car in the parking lot of Northern Quest Casino. According to Sgt. Robert Swan, the vehicle damaged the front passenger side of the patrol car....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 7, 2015

New signs coming for Sunset Park

The new features and improvements for Sunset Park keep coming. At its May 4 meeting, The Airway Heights City Council approved the purchase of two new monument signs for the park for the price of $3,913.20. The purchasing of new signs came from...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 7, 2015

Arbor Day planting

Airway Heights Parks, Recreation and Community Services supervisor Andy Gardner (right) talks to several youth about the importance of Arbor Day before they begin planting a tree at Cleveland Park,...

 
 More News    May 7, 2015

Cheney-Spokane Chapter of Ice Age Floods Institute planning lecture, field trip May 8-9

The Cheney-Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute has several events coming up May 8-9. First, Dr. Gene Kiver will present a free, public lecture on Friday, May 8, at Eastern Washington University’s JFK Library’s auditorium on one of Was...

 
 More News    May 7, 2015

Spring plant sale coming May 16

The Gardeners of Cheney’s annual “Spring Plant Sale” will be held Saturday, May 16, at Mitchell’s Harvest Foods from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Raffle baskets, garden perennial flowers, vegetables, containers plants and shrubs are for sale. Proceeds...

 
 More News    May 7, 2015

Airway Heights admission tax to help fund Parks and Recreation

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department has projects on its agenda but paying for them is one of the obstacles that prevented them from being completed. That could change, however, with the department getting a...

 
 More News    May 7, 2015

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 27 Second-degree theft was reported on the 300 block of G Street. A bicycle was taken. Financial fraud was reported on the 400 block of North Fourth Street. Victim attempted to file a tax return only to find one had already been filed....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    April 30, 2015

Medical Lake to go out on bid for playground equipment

The city of Medical Lake is in the process of purchasing playground equipment for Pioneer Park, but it’s taking a little longer than expected. During the April 21 City Council meeting, City Administrator Doug Ross informed council that the city...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    April 30, 2015

Fishin' for breakfast

Medical Lake assistant fire chief Corey Stevens (center) speaks with a couple of local residents during the 51st Annual Fisherman's Breakfast, April 25. Stevens was one of many Medical Lake Fire...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    April 30, 2015

Jackson believes West Plains positioned well for growth

Joe Jackson has big dreams. One is that each of the three very different, strong communities on the West Plains has an LED reader board mounted at the main entrance to each city, advertising all...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    April 30, 2015

Steve Makar retires from Airway Heights Police Department

The Airway Heights Police Department had a recent shift in its personnel when code enforcement officer Steve Makar retired April 27. Makar, born and raised in New York, became a police officer for...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    April 30, 2015

K9 Dog Fun Run and Walk

Several residents and their canine companions took part in the Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department’s 5K9 Fun Run and Walk event April 18 at Sunset Park....

 
 More News    April 30, 2015

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 20 Trespassing was reported on the 1100 block of First Street. April 21 Third-degree theft was reported on the 700 block of West First Street. A black bicycle was taken. A vehicle was taken without the owner’s permission on the 800...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    April 23, 2015

State sets aside $1.5 million for APZ project

The city of Airway Heights is slowly making progress acquiring two mobile home parks located on Lawson and Campbell Streets in the Fairchild Air Force Base Accident Potential Zone II (APZ), the area...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    April 23, 2015

Airway Heights approves Prothman Company deal

The Airway Heights City Council breezed through a slim agenda at its April 20 meeting. The council approved an agreement between the city and Prothman Company to help hire an interim public works director to help manage the department until the city...

 
 More News    April 23, 2015

Public Service Matters

Diane Womack, Washington Federation of State Employees/American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 28 executive board member, speaks during an April 18 "Public Service...

 
 By Brittani Montecucco    More News    April 23, 2015

Charting the Cheney High School Bond

Cheney School District voters are being asked to approve more than $44.88 million in general obligation bonds to fund expansion and renovation of the district's only high school in a special election...

 
 More News    April 23, 2015

Spokane County Fire District 3 honors Ramos and Swift with 2014 firefighter and officer of the year awards

Spokane County Fire District 3 honored a pair of volunteer firefighters at its annual Firefighter Appreciation Banquet March 21. Firefigther/EMT Jolissa Ramos and Lieutenant Firefighter Luke Swift...

 
 More News    April 23, 2015

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 13 Identification theft was reported on the 900 block of Skyview Place. Identification theft was reported on the 300 block of Plum Tree Court. Identification theft was reported on the 700 block of Montague Drive. Second-degree assault...

 

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