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 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    November 20, 2014 

CHS alumnus dies in mountain fall

A Cheney High School graduate died last week while climbing the 10,047-foot Middle Sister mountain in Oregon’s Three Sisters Wilderness west of Bend. According to news releases from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office in Eugene, a 15-person search t...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    November 20, 2014 

AH council gets one more look at budget

Budget season for Airway Heights is winding down as the City Council had its third public hearing on the 2015 preliminary budget at its Nov. 17 meeting. According to Clerk-Treasurer Richard Cook, there were a few recent adjustments to the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    November 20, 2014 

Little Saints go marching in

Several children dressed up as saints before the All Saints Mass, Nov. 2, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Each child gave a short presentation on the saint they were dressed as....

 
 More News    November 20, 2014 

Poindexter sentenced to 20 years

In a news release from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Ormsby, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington announced that James G. Poindexter, 26, of Spokane, was sentenced Nov. 17, to 20 years in federal prison. Poindexter...

 
 More News    November 20, 2014 

Spokane County takes over regional solid waste system

SPOKANE COUNTY — At the stroke of midnight, Nov. 17, Spokane County took over management of the regional solid waste system and ownership of the Valley and North County Transfer Stations. According to Spokane County Utilities Director Kevin Cooke,...

 
 More News    November 20, 2014 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Nov. 10 Derik A. Douthitt, 18, was arrested for third-degree theft/shoplifting on the 100 block of West First Street. Nov. 11 A 1998 white Acura was reported stolen on the 2200 block of First Street. An abandoned red Chevy Lumina was...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    November 13, 2014

Airway Heights OKs development agreement

The Airway Heights City Council approved a developer agreement with Defender Development regarding the Aspen Craig Subdivision, northeast of Craig Road and 12th Avenue, following a public hearing at its Nov. 3 meeting. According to Derrick Braaten,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    November 13, 2014

A season's worth of University of Montana games

Because of the success of the Eastern Washington football program over the past several years, for the city of Cheney, every home game weekend in fall is a Grizzly weekend. “EWU football games in the last few years are well attended when any team c...

 
 More News    November 13, 2014

Major Crimes unit establishes tip line

In a news release, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office announced that their Major Crimes Unit has established a tip line. The tip line allows citizens to provide information regarding Major Crimes investigations, 24 hours a day, seven days a week....

 
 More News    November 13, 2014

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Nov. 3 Second-degree theft was reported on the 1000 block of Summit Drive. A wallet was stolen from a vehicle. A backpack was found on the 700 block of G Street and turned in at the Police Department. Nov. 4 Domestic violence/verbal dispute wa...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    November 6, 2014

Cheney council approves ordinances updating codes

Not all of the agenda items at the Cheney City Council’s Oct. 28 meeting were budget related. The council approved the final readings and passage of three ordinances making changes to the city’s municipal code. Todd Ableman, Cheney’s public wor...

 
 By Jill Weiszmann    More News    November 6, 2014

No wasting candy here

The hazardous nuclear waste theme of the Steve and Kym Grimes' family's annual Halloween decoration failed to keep Trick-or-Treaters away as over 1,000 people visited the home in Golden Hills Friday...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    November 6, 2014

O'Reilly Automotive looking to break ground on store in Cheney

Cheney may soon have another auto parts store. National auto parts retailer O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. has filed an application with the city to construct a new 7,000-square-foot O’Reilly Auto Parts store on one acre of property located at 2210...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    November 6, 2014

Medical Lake's deer committee holds first meeting

Medical Lake residents packed the City Hall auditorium, Oct. 28, for the Citizens Deer Advisory Committee’s first meeting. The purpose of the committee is for residents to come together and look at methods on how to mitigate the increasing deer...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    November 6, 2014

Medical Lake joins the party, gets rolling on its 2015 budget

The city of Medical Lake began preparing for its 2015 budget at the Nov. 4 City Council meeting. The council held a public hearing for the current expense and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) revenue sources for the 2015 current expense budget and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    November 6, 2014

Incumbents lead most all county, state and federal races

While voters around the nation were indicating they were ready for some changes in political leadership, voters in Spokane County were electing to go with the flow. At press time Tuesday night, Nov. 4, all incumbents in local, state and federal...

 
 More News    November 6, 2014

New ordinance preps county to take over solid waste service

SPOKANE COUNTY — Tuesday, Nov. 4, the new Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System took another step forward after the Board of County Commissioners approved the new Solid Waste Flow Control Ordinance. The new ordinance will replace the current...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    November 6, 2014

Welcome to Candy Land

Erin Kosanke, president of the Sunset Parent Teacher Organization, dressed her car in a Candy Land theme for the third annual Trunk or Treat event on Halloween....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    November 6, 2014

Projects sparse in Cheney's 2015 Public Works budget

While Cheney Light Department goals for 2015 might be ambitious, Public Works Director Todd Ableman’s budget reflects more of a hold the line approach to the coming year. “It’s heavy on operations,” Ableman said. “There’s not a lot of...

 
 More News    November 6, 2014

Still time to register for CHS Turkey Trot

The Cheney High cross country team’s seventh annual Turkey Trot takes place Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27 at 9 a.m. at the high school track. The 2-mile walk or 3-mile run is for runners and walkers of all ages. The entry fee is $5 without T-shirt,...

 
 More News    November 6, 2014

Blackhawks Holiday Bazaar coming Dec. 6-7

The Cheney High School Blackhawk Holiday Bazaar takes place Dec. 6-7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday. There are openings for vendors to set up tables promoting their products. To pick up a vendor application and learn more...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 30, 2014

Airport and WSDOT seek input on road improvements

Spokane International Airport (SIA) held an open house Oct. 22 to discuss a recent traffic study and possible improvements for the Spotted Road intersections with inbound and outbound Airport Drive. The intersections provide access for both freight a...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 30, 2014

Medical Lake wastewater treatment facility receives DOE award

The Medical Lake City Council saw two presentations at its Oct. 21 meeting. The first was the Washington state Department of Ecology (DOE) presenting the city’s Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Facility with the “2013 Outstanding Wastewater Treatme...

 
 More News    October 30, 2014

Fleeing suspect can't escape deputies, K9s and Air 1

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies, with the assistance of K9 units and Air 1, located and arrested a suspect after a pursuit and foot chase ended in the area of Four Mound and Craig Road early Tuesday morning.  On Oct. 28 at 4:10 a.m., Spokane Cou...

 
 More News    October 30, 2014

Spokane County Superior Court selected for new system

SPOKANE — Washington state’s Administrative Office of the Courts announced Oct. 22 that the Spokane Superior Court has been selected as one of only two counties to begin the statewide rollout of the “Odyssey Case Management System” in 2016....

 

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