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Mazzaferro joins staff in Medical Lake The Natural Health Center & Regenerative Medicine, located in Medical Lake, has announced the addition of Dr. Adam Mazzaferro as the newest member of its team of specialists. According to an April 17 news releas...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    May 3, 2018

Airway Heights VFW holds mural painting contest

The Horton-Strength Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3386 in Airway Heights came up with an idea to help involve kids in the arts that would also decorate their building at 1307 Loffler St. The...

 
 News    May 3, 2018

State DOC announces agency awards in Spokane County

Four state corrections employees working in Spokane County have received Annual Agency Awards from the Washington State Department of Corrections. They were honored at a ceremony Friday, April 20, in Tumwater. In an April 20 news release, the DOC...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 3, 2018

Dog day at Red-White

This Eastern Washington University football fan brought along a friend to the Eagles' annual Red-White game at Roos Field last Saturday. The dog seemed to sense that there was a defensive struggle...

 
 News    May 3, 2018

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 22 A rape was reported on the 100 block of West Sixth Street. Incident allegedly occurred in 2015. A wallet belonging to a Spokane Valley resident was found in Whitman County and turned into the Cheney Police Department. Jacob M. Jones,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 26, 2018

Graham Road fire claims life

A fire west of Cheney at 16909 S. Graham Road, early on the morning of Tuesday, April 24, claimed the life of an occupant and a dog. Spokane County Fire District No. 3 was first notified of the fire...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    April 26, 2018

H2O deal

Airway Heights has had some history in the water business and the council set into motion an agreement with the city of Spokane to extend that for two more years. The amendment has already been in...

 
 By Jill Weiszmann    News    April 26, 2018

Citywide spring cleaning

Volunteers fanned out over Cheney last Saturday to help spruce up the city as part of the annual "Clean Sweep." Crews not only roamed city streets looking for garbage (top) but also waited for...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 26, 2018

Scouts' Eagle projects serve communities

Ben Rose provides visibility for Cheney depot's future home Cheney High School student Ben Rose had never heard of the Cheney Depot - until he undertook building a sign for it as his Eagle Scout...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 26, 2018

Fisherman's Breakfast is April 29 - opening day

You can do your part to help Medical Lake's firefighters with a knife, fork and a spoon. The 54th annual Fisherman's Breakfast will take place at the fire station between midnight and noon on Sunday,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 26, 2018

Process to replace John Merrick begins

The wheels are in motion on the process to fill the unexpired term of Medical Lake City Councilman John Merrick who resigned his Position 2 seat April 14 due to scheduling conflicts with a new job. The eventual council appointee will hold the seat...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    April 26, 2018

Senior Capstone exhibit at EWU Downtown Gallery

The Eastern Washington University Downtown Student Gallery is showcasing 13 EWU bachelor of arts and bachelor of fine arts studio art major students for the Art Senior Capstone. The exhibit runs...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 26, 2018

Tueller remembered in pair of Medical Lake events

Community members from Medical Lake and the surrounding area took time last week to get to know more about Journey Tueller. Unfortunately, it was at a pair of memorial services to honor the life of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 26, 2018

Medical Lake City Council has one busy night

As if a meeting that began with news of the resignation of Councilman John Merrick was not enough, the April 17 gathering of the Medical Lake City Council continued to provide plenty of opportunities...

 

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Input sought on water plan, critical areas and zoning changes Cheney planning department staff are looking for public comment on three revisions and updates to the city’s planning and zoning documents. The first is a proposed update to the...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 16 Second-degree assault was reported on the 1000 block of Betz Road. Trespassing was reported on the 700 block of West First Street. Child abuse/neglect was reported to the police department. The child lives in Cheney but the alleged...

 

Registration open for 35th annual National Night Out Against Crime

Neighborhoods, community and youth organizations, churches, apartment properties and businesses throughout Spokane are being invited to join forces with communities nationwide to give crime and drugs a going away party.  This is an annual...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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