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 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    August 14, 2014 

Cheney water passes annual testing

When it’s in good supply — which is most of the time — Cheney’s drinking water continues to be some of the cleanest water around. According to the city’s 2013 Annual Consumer Confidence Report, Cheney’s water tested below maximum...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 14, 2014 

Airway Heights improves sidewalks near Sunset

Sunset Elementary students who cross the intersection on 12th Avenue to get to school may notice changes on corners of both Lawson and King streets. The city of Airway Heights finished installing the pedestrian-activated flashing stop signs on the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 14, 2014 

Airway Heights amends firework stands code

Vendors who operate firework stands in Airway Heights will have less difficulty acquiring a permit to set up shop. The City Council approved an ordinance that amended the Airway Heights municipal code, chapter 17 section 11 to establish seasonal...

 
 More News    August 14, 2014 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Aug. 4 Residential burglary was reported on the 2200 block of North Sixth Street. Cash and jewelry were taken. Fraud was reported on the 600 block of G Street. Residential burglary was reported on the 700 block of West First Street. Video game...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 7, 2014

Collins appointed to Airway Heights City Council

Lt. Jack Collins of the Airway Heights Fire Department wanted to find other ways to be involved within the community. Now he'll get that chance. Collins was appointed to the City Council following...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 7, 2014

SR 904 collision

Officers and civilians examine the scene of a two-vehicle accident with minor injuries on State Route 904, across from the Cheney Rodeo Grounds Saturday, Aug. 2. Washington State Patrol, Spokane...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    August 7, 2014

This time, storm misses Cheney area

For a second time in less than two weeks Mother Nature showed her wrath marching a damaging thunderstorm through Spokane County. The difference between the July 23 storm and the one Saturday afternoon, Aug. 2 was the latter largely missed Cheney, a...

 
 More News    August 7, 2014

Sign of past, present and future things

The reader board temperature at Mitchell's Harvest Foods in Cheney says it all as the Inland Northwest has been broiling in a heat wave the past several weeks and no relief appears in sight, with...

 
 More News    August 7, 2014

Douglas picked for August Yard of the Month

The Gardeners of Cheney and the Kiwanis Club has selected the yard of Gert Douglas, 19617 S. Cheney-Spangle Road, as the July Yard of the Month. Douglas will receive a $25 gift certificate for gardening supplies from Jarms Hardware. Pictured left to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    August 7, 2014

July 2014 ranks second hottest in history

If this summer has felt exceedingly hot, you’re right. July 2014 finished second on the all-time list of the hottest on record, according to the National Weather Service. The average temperature for those 31 days during the seventh month of the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 7, 2014

New bathroom and splash pad coming to Sunset Park

Two new features will be coming to Sunset Park later this year. The first is a new public restroom. The Airway Heights City Council approved the purchase of a CXT restroom forthe park at the July 21...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 7, 2014

American Legion Post 196 undergoes leadership transition

Medical Lake's Errol L. English American Legion Post 196 is on the verge of revitalization. Matthew D. Jackson was voted the commander for Post 196 back in May. He, his vice commander, Phoenix Hanks,...

 
 More News    August 7, 2014

Turnbull to host federal youth waterfowl hunt

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it will open Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge to a limited entry youth waterfowl hunt in fall 2014. The two-day youth hunt will run concurrently with the Washington state youth waterfowl season that...

 
 More News    August 7, 2014

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 28 Third-degree theft was reported on the 2300 block of University Lane. A gas grill was stolen. Amanda R. Ash, 24, was arrested on the 100 block of West First Street for third-degree driving while license suspended/revoked (DWLS). July...

 
 More News    July 31, 2014

Watermelon Hill fire 'contained'

The Watermelon Hill fire that officially burned 10,500 acres in Spokane and Lincoln Counties and came dangerously close to Fishtrap Lake Resort has been declared contained Fire District No. 3 Deputy Chief Bill Dennstaedt said this past Monday....

 
 More News    July 31, 2014

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 21 Robert R. Atkinson, 59, was arrested on the 1500 block of Fourth Street for fourth-degree assault/domestic violence. Harassment was reported on the zero hundred block of Fifth Street. Third-degree theft was reported on the 1000 block...

 
 More News    July 31, 2014

S.C.O.P.E. to celebrate Night Out Against Crime

The Spokane County Sheriff Community Oriented Policing Effort (S.C.O.P.E.) welcomes the public to attend the 31st Annual Night Out Against Crime event, Tuesday, Aug. 5, happening throughout Spokane County. In an effort to reduce crime,...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 31, 2014

Fairchild welcomes Col. McDaniel as new commander

In front of hundreds of airmen, family, friends and dignitaries, Col. Brian Newberry, commander of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, handed a flag to Lt. Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II before saying, "I relin...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 31, 2014

Cheney council considers changing assessments of electrical rates

The Cheney City Council is taking up consideration of a pair of proposed changes to ordinances that determine how the city goes about assessing electrical rates, fees and charges. At its last regular meeting of the month, July 22, the council in a...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 31, 2014

Airway Heights Planning Commission discusses marijuana standards for city

The Airway Heights Planning Commission met July 16 to hold public hearings for ordinances relating to Initiative 502 standards and for temporary use permits within the city. Development Services director Derrick Braaten explained that the city’s...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 31, 2014

Candidates interview for City Council position

The Airway Heights City Council got a glimpse of the next council member at the July 21 meeting. Four candidates submitted applications for the vacant City Council Position 3 held by Barron Williamson before he moved to Atlanta to take a new job....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 31, 2014

DSHS and NAC Architecture present master plan

The Department of Social Health Services (DSHS) and NAC Architecture presented a draft of their Medical Lake Infrastructure Master Plan for Eastern State Hospital, Lakeland Village, Pine Lodge and Westlake campuses, at a July 23 public hearing....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 31, 2014

Blue Waters festival continues summer tradition with new faces

The Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival is returning to Medical Lake, Aug. 8-10, at Waterfront Park, with a lineup that features several new faces. One of the headliners for this year’s festival is Milk Drive. Kevin Brown, music director for the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 24, 2014

Spokane County presents solid waste options to Airway Heights

Kevin Cooke, Spokane County utility director, along with Spokane County Commissioners Al French and Shelly O’Quinn, gave a presentation on the county’s regional solid waste disposal system to the Airway Heights City Council at the July 14 study s...

 

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