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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 19, 2018 

Cheney proceeds with Well 3 design

The city of Cheney is proceeding with work on the estimated $1.8 million redevelopment of its domestic water well No. 3, despite not having all of the funding needed to pay for the work. At their April 10 meeting, the City Council approved a...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    April 19, 2018 

Airway Heights seeks center money

A public hearing was held at the Airway Heights April 16 City Council meeting on proposed grant applications to the state Recreation and Conservation Office for improvements to the future recreation center. The organizations included are the grants...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 19, 2018 

Dogs pulled from defunct Medical Lake missile site

It was hardly like the exploits of World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush or Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini, all of whom spent seemingly endless time lost at sea...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    April 19, 2018 

Dachshund Rescue NW brings hope to dogs

Just on the outskirts of Airway Heights, there is a facility called Dachshund Rescue NW that has been operating since 1991. But it isn't like any other kind of place, as it is operated by volunteer...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    April 19, 2018 

Planning Commission approves of Sunset expansion planning

The Airway Heights Planning Commission had a straight-forward meeting on April 11 that included two public hearings. The first one was on the Garfield street project. The city performed a SEPA review for the second phase of the project that includes...

 
 News    April 19, 2018 

Huey Lewis cancels Northern Quest show, 2018 tour

Due to health concerns, Huey Lewis has cancelled his entire 2018 tour and will no longer be performing at Northern Quest Resort & Casino on Aug. 19.  "Two and a half months ago, just before a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 19, 2018 

John Merrick resigns Medical Lake council seat

The tenure of one of Medical Lake's newest City Councilmen, John Merrick, ended well short of the time intended when he tendered his resignation and the City Council accepted that move in a unanimous...

 
 News    April 19, 2018 

Washington's summer fire rules officially began April 15

OLYMPIA – Even with this wet, rainy spring, Washington's summer fire rules officially began Sunday, April 15, as specified by state law.   "Whether fire season is delayed or not, Washington's...

 

News Briefs

Area libraries celebrate 20 years of Día Día turns 20 in 2018! El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 19, 2018 

Cheney council approves street grant application

Water wasn’t the only issue Cheney City Council members tackled at the April 10 meeting. The council approved a request from the Public Works Department to apply for funding from three grant programs run through the Spokane Regional Transportation...

 
 News    April 19, 2018 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 9 Daniel D. Powell, 21, was arrested on the 1600 block of Second Street for third-degree malicious mischief. A mental health issue was reported at Cheney High School. Third-degree theft was reported on the 300 block of North Seventh...

 
 News    April 19, 2018 

Search for suspect leads to stolen vehicle, arrests

 On April 16, 2018, at approximately 5:50 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Garrett Spencer, attempting to locate a wanted suspect believed to be in the area of the 4600 block of S. Cheatham Road, observed a red Toyota Tercel with a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 12, 2018

Cheney's 'Brooms Day' is coming

Cheney’s 11th annual Clean Sweep is just around the corner, offering what city officials are calling something of a “’Brooms Day’ celebration on April 21 where residents and volunteers can easily tackle their spring cleaning chores in a fun...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 12, 2018

Efficiency reigns at ML council

A few weeks ago, the Medical Lake City Council had considered the idea of cancelling its April 3 meeting. But they opted to gather anyway and took care of business in speedy fashion in under 30 minutes. Minus Laura Parsons, who had an excused...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 12, 2018

New roundabout coming to SR-902, Craig Road

A new roundabout is in the near future for travelers on the West Plains and will be installed at an intersection that has seen its share of collisions. As part of a larger repaving project on State...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    April 12, 2018

Highland Village tops Airway Heights council's study session discussion

Road width at Highland Village living complex was once again the subject o discussion by the Airway Heights City Council, this time at their April 9 study session. Highland Village is set to be a living area of “cottage style” houses as a...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    April 12, 2018

Savage Boar Spirits is unique in the West Plains

It has been three years in the making, but there is a unique business in Airway Heights that people may not even realize is there. Savage Boar Spirits, located at 11902 West 21st Ave., makes vodka...

 

Cheney PEO hosts 'Reciprocity' luncheon

Cheney AJ Chapter PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) hosted an Eastern Washington Reciprocity (EWR) luncheon on March 24 at Cheney Congregational Church, bringing together 10 area chapters...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 12, 2018

Medical Lake's St. John's Lutheran gets a facelift

As with some 40-year-old humans, time comes for a facelift with nicks and tucks to smooth wrinkles and solidify the sags. St. John's Lutheran Church in Medical Lake has reached that age and is having...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 12, 2018

Former Fisher Building receives preservation award

Historic Preservation Commission administrative assistant Sue Beeman told commission members at its bi-monthly meeting April 5 that any letter that starts with "Congratulations!" is a good letter....

 

Dye concerned about water over dams

Ninth District state Rep. Mary Dye, (R-Pomeroy) recently joined U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, (R-Sunnyside) and key stakeholders in expressing opposition to judicial orders allowing more water to be spilled over regional dams. The meeting came as the...

 

News Briefs

Effective government forum April 16 at Moran Prairie People For Effective Government (PEG) is sponsoring a free, public forum on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Moran Prairie County Library, 6004 S. Regal St. on Spokane’s South Hill.   The...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 2 Third-degree malicious mischief was reported on the 1000 block of Betz Road. A window on a car was broken. A bicycle was found on the 400 block of North Fifth Street. Trespassing was reported on the 2700 block of First Street....

 

Women's self-defense course returns

Back by popular demand is the Introduction to women’s self-defense course conducted by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Classes are open to the public. Reserve your spot for the next class on Saturday May 19. Cost is $35 and is...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    April 5, 2018

Church threatens lawsuit

At the April 2 City Council meeting in Airway Heights during citizens comments, the West Plains Community Seventh-Day Adventist Church threatened to sue the city if they aren’t given money they thought they were owed. Larry Belknap, the church...

 

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