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 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    July 23, 2015 

EWU trustees approve 2016 operating budget

After an initial viewing in May, and passing an interim budget for the 2015-16 academic year in mid-June, the Eastern Washington University board of trustees approved a final spending package Friday, July 17. Meeting both in person and over the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 23, 2015 

Airway Heights launches 'Open City Hall' information service

Airway Heights residents who cannot make public meetings but still want to keep up with the various projects happening around the city have a new avenue of doing so. In a news release, Airway Heights announced it launched its new “Open City...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    July 23, 2015 

Open for business

Cheney became one of the new focal points of residential development on the West Plains with the official opening of phase one of the Harvest Bluff development. From left to right are: Cheney City...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 16, 2015

Apex opens clinic in Fairways Plaza

Residents in the residential-boom town of the West Plains' Fairways area have always faced a decision when it comes to seeking physical therapy. That decision is where to go. Do you travel the 8-10...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 16, 2015

Jaeger reaches new heights in firefighting career

Lt. Christina Jaeger continues to make strides in her firefighter career. Jaeger, who has been volunteering with the Medical Lake Fire Department since November 2013, recently graduated from the West...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 16, 2015

Damp weather, not spirits

Cheney residents lined the streets downtown Saturday for the annual Rodeo Parade. Wet weather kept many away until about one hour before the start of the parade....

 
 More News    July 16, 2015

Scenes from the 2015 Cheney Rodeo Days

Clockwise from upper left: During last Saturday's Happy Hoofer's run, Dan Hilton (left) and his son Calvin run down the home stretch. Calvin Hilton took first place in the boy's race after he...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 16, 2015

Area firefighters respond to wildfire south of Turnbull

Local fire crews battled what appeared to be a lightning-caused fire that began Sunday about eight miles south of Cheney and two miles south of the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge along Cheney Plaza Road. State Department of Natural Resources...

 
 More News    July 16, 2015

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 6 A 16-year-old female was arrested at Centennial Park for minor in possession of alcohol. July 7 A runaway juvenile was reported on the 300 block of Union Street. The 16-year-old female was found. Financial fraud was reported on the 2200...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 9, 2015

After 105 years, Cheney finally has a new brewery

New Boundary Brewing owner and brew-master Shane Noblin has an easy answer when asked which of the beers he brews are his favorites. "I wouldn't make them if I didn't like them," Noblin said. Owners...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 9, 2015

Airway Heights Let's Move looks to help residents get physical

The Airway Heights Parks and Recreation wants to help residents, as singer Olivia Newton John once put it, “Get physical” for their annual Parks and Recreation Month celebration and this time they’re doing it by taking a trip to the 1980s....

 
 More News    July 9, 2015

Cheney's Arborpro receives industry award

Cheney-based lawn and tree care business Arborpro has received a 2014 Star Award for customer satisfaction from the research firm Pulse of the City News. Arborpro received five out of five stars in Pulse of the City News’ customer satisfaction...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 9, 2015

Fire train helps firefighters remain on the fire line

One of the units used on the Fish Lake fire June 17 was a unit some people may not know existed, others may have forgotten existed and most might not ever see - a fire train. Burlington Northern...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 9, 2015

Airway Heights proposes using garbage savings toward public safety

The city of Airway Heights is seven months into its new agreement with Spokane County and the city of Spokane for solid waste disposal services and things seem to be going well. Back in November they entered into an agreement with Spokane County and...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 9, 2015

Feken resigns from Medical Lake commission

After several months, the Medical Lake Planning Commission met June 25 with one less member in the ranks. City Administrator Doug Ross informed the Planning Commission that Lois Feken resigned from her position as commission chair. “Lois (Feken)...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 9, 2015

Airway Heights moves to conserve water

The city of Airway Heights is following suit and joining Medical Lake and Cheney in conserving water this summer. At Monday’s City Council meeting, interim Public Works Director Ross Dunfee and Lance Peterson, public works water lead, informed the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 9, 2015

Holbrook and Roberson named Medical Lake Garden of the Month

Scott Holbrook and his wife Tammy Roberson's beautifully landscaped is the winners of the July Medical Lake Kiwanis Club Yard. Holbrook and Roberson's home at 424 W. Brooks Road features a terraced...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 2, 2015

Cheney council OKs $6.4 million transportation plan

The Cheney City Council approved the city’s six-year, $6.4 million transportation improvement plan at its June 23 meeting. Of that funding, $4.9 million is planned for grant-eligible projects, with $655,470 in grant-eligible matching projects and...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 2, 2015

Medical Lake asks residents not to light fireworks

The city of Medical Lake is requesting residents refrain from using fireworks on the Fourth of July. Medical Lake Fire Chief Jason Mayfield explained that the city is not forcibly banning fireworks but rather asking residents to “voluntarily ban”...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 2, 2015

Airway Heights looks at new logo, asks residents for feedback

Airway Heights is looking at making some cosmetic changes in hopes of enhancing its economic development, one being the recent update to its website. Another is a new city logo. In collaboration with...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    June 25, 2015

AH Planning Commission discusses medical marijuana moratorium

At its June 10 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission held a workshop to address the recent emergency moratorium on medical marijuana passed by the City Council. Council passed the moratorium at its May 26 study session in response to Gov. J...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    June 25, 2015

ML Fire Department inks agreement with DNR

At its June meeting, the Medical Lake City Council approved an agreement between the Fire Department and the state Department of Natural Resources to provide mutual assistance and cooperation for controlling forestland fire, dispatch and paying for...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    June 25, 2015

AH Planning Commission discusses medical marijuana moratorium

At its June 10 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission held a workshop to address the recent emergency moratorium on medical marijuana passed by the City Council. Council passed the moratorium at its May 26 study session in response to Gov. J...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    June 25, 2015

ML Fire Department inks agreement with DNR

At its June meeting, the Medical Lake City Council approved an agreement between the Fire Department and the state Department of Natural Resources to provide mutual assistance and cooperation for controlling forestland fire, dispatch and paying for...

 
 More News    June 25, 2015

Outdoor fires restricted in Medical Lake

The city of Medical Lake has imposed a restriction on unauthorized recreational fires — including campfires, fire bowls and fire pits — and open burning until further notice. The restriction does not prevent owners from using manufactured...

 

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