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 By AL STOVER    News    May 18, 2017 

AH council awards road project to DW Excavating

The city of Airway Heights Garfield Road/Sixth Avenue reconstruction project took center stage at the May 15 City Council meeting. Council awarded the bid for the project to DW Excavating, Inc. out...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 18, 2017 

Cheney council accepts bid for Sutton Park gazebo restoration

A popular feature of Cheney’s parks system will soon be receiving some much needed repair work. The City Council voted 6-0 at its May 9 meeting to approve a $16,985 bid by Steve Moser Construction of Nine Mile Falls to repair the foundation of the...

 
 News    May 18, 2017 

Interesting races in early West Plains candidate filings

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The candidate filing period for elected offices in Spokane County is underway, and several races in West Plains cities have garnered challengers. As of press time Tuesday, the largest so far is for mayor in Medical Lake.Incumb...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    May 18, 2017 

Business park project receives mitigated DNS ruling

During its May 10 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission passed a resolution approving a recommendation regarding a State Environmental Protection Act review on a future project. The SEPA review for a binding site plans for the West Plains...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 18, 2017 

Spring thaw gets the local rail traffic flowing

It's no illusion that more grain trains appear to be circling the Highline terminal at Four Lakes. "The winter has been pretty hard on everybody," Keith Bailey, general manager and CEO of Ag Ventures...

 
 News    May 18, 2017 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY May 8 A runaway juvenile was reported on the 1000 block of Third Street. Juvenile returned home. Drug paraphernalia was recovered on the 800 block of Second Street. Tressa M. Schuerger, 38, was arrested for fourth-degree assault/domestic...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    May 11, 2017

Jared Murphy is new SCFD 10 lieutenant of training

Spokane County Fire District 10 recently welcomed its new lieutenant of training, Jared Murphy. Although Murphy is learning the ropes like any new job - including remembering the names of the...

 

News Briefs

Forklift rodeo regional tryout in Spokane May 20  Driving a forklift may look easy, but driving one safely requires the right training and experience. Professional forklift drivers from across the state are invited to demonstrate their skills in...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    May 11, 2017

Floods, Flowers and Feathers Festival is May 13

During Cheney Mayfest on May 13, Turnbull will be hosting their sixth annual Floods, Flowers and Feathers Spring Nature Festival. The event will also celebrate Turnbull’s 80th birthday and the community will have a chance to enjoy nature and learn...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 11, 2017

Cheney gets cast for 'The Purple Rose'

See a photo gallery from the event here....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 11, 2017

New owners for Fairchild Mini Storage

For LeRoy Mattson his new business has somewhat of a resemblance to his old line of work in that it rests in the service industry. But that’s where the similarities end for the new owner of Fairchild Mini Storage, located on Craig Road west of...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY May 2 An individual made a report at the Cheney Police Department that a possible fake profile had been set up on a social media website. A 15-year-old male was arrested for third-degree theft on the 400 block of North Sixth Street. Possible...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 24 Domestic violence was reported on the 500 block of K Street. Incident possibly a fourth-degree assault between roommates. A hit-and-run, unattended collision was reported on the 2700 block of First Street. April 25 Third-degree malici...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

May is SCRAPS' 'Amnesty Month' for pet licenses

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) has declared May as “Amnesty Month.” Local pet owners can license their pet and SCRAPS will waive penalty and late fees until May 31. The penalty fee is $20 added to the cost of the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 4, 2017

Dow Landscape Materials expands service

For decades the Dow name has been a fixture in Cheney, providing products and services to the community. With the lease last September of the former Myers' Mobile Home Park property from the city of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 4, 2017

Sunkissed Daisy gives old business fresh look

A much-needed breath of fresh air has been provided to a Cheney business in need of a new start. Sunkissed Daisy at 317 First St. has taken over the space once occupied by the former Wildflower Boutiq...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 4, 2017

Cheney's Pumphrey is First Responder of the Year

Cheney Police Officer Matt Pumphrey has done quite a bit in his life, but it's his desire to help people that finally led him into law enforcement - and to being named the West Plains Chamber of...

 
 By Al Stover    News    May 4, 2017

Design-build finalists for AH rec center to present at open house

The design-build team for Airway Heights’ recreation center project has come down to two finalists. One of the teams is ORB Architects, of Tacoma, Wash., and Absher Construction from Puyallup. The other is Spokane-based ALSC Architects and Lydig...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Spokane County Fire District 3 honors firefighter, officer at annual banquet

Spokane County Fire District 3 firefighter Michael Meyer and Capt. Mike Moravec have been named the district's firefighter and officer of the year respectively. According to a news release, the pair r...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    May 4, 2017

West Plains YoungLives gives outreach to teen moms

Young mothers, ages 12-16 years old, who need a little bit of help can find it in the form of the West Plains YoungLives club. The club, which is a part of the West Plains Young Lifes network, is a group that provides support and outreach to local...

 

News briefs

Festival offers events in Cheney and Turnbull Refuge Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge’s sixth-annual “Floods, Flowers and Feathers” festival is taking place Saturday, May 13, and will again offer activities for everyone of all ages at the...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    May 4, 2017

Planting for the future

Sunset Elementary School students and Airway Heights Parks and Recreation staff planted a red maple tree at Traditions Park, April 28, in recognition of Arbor Day....

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 27, 2017

Bachman and Legend – AHPD's newest K9 team

Airway Heights police officer Dennis Bachman had scattered several training aids around the office before he let his K-9 partner, Legend, out of his kennel. After Bachman showed Legend the red ball,...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 27, 2017

APZ rezoning proposal in early stages

As part of the Airway Heights comprehensive plan update, the Planning Department is proposing a rezone of residential properties in the Accidental Potential Zone 2 (APZ) located south of U.S. Highway...

 

News Briefs

Cheney Fire Department sponsoring open house The Cheney Professional Firefighters Local 1919, in conjunction with the Cheney Volunteer Firefighters and the Cheney Fire Department, is sponsoring an open house on Saturday, May 13. In addition to the...

 

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