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 By Grace Pohl    News    July 20, 2017 

Airway Heights roundabout detailed

There was an open house for the upcoming additions to U.S. Highway 2 in Airway Heights on July 12. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Spokane Tribe staff were in attendance to...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 20, 2017 

Water restrictions eased

City of Cheney officials have relaxed water restrictions imposed on June 30 after one of its deepest and largest producing wells went down with a mechanical failure. The failure, coupled with very...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 20, 2017 

Weeding credit

Cheney High School summer school students earned some extra credit on Tuesday by performing community service - pulling weeds at Sunset Elementary School (above) and several other district school...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 20, 2017 

Cheney, Parkside LLC reach agreement

Cheney’s City Council unanimously approved the second reading at its July 11 meeting of an ordinance rezoning a 3.6-acre parcel of land at the corner of Cedar and North Eighth streets from multifamily residential (R-3) to high-density multifamily...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    July 20, 2017 

Evah Dixon appointed to Airway Heights Planning Commission

At the July 17 Airway Heights City Council meeting, there were two items on the agenda and one of them was a new member of the Planning Commission. Evah Dixon was officially brought on by unanimous approval after living in Airway Heights for a year a...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    July 20, 2017 

Painted rocks

Cheney Rocks! is a new group started by Angie Warr Lopez. Her husband painted the above rock in great detail, but any artistic ability is welcomed in the new community- focused group. See the story...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    July 20, 2017 

Nine candidates square off in ML council races

Three residents have thrown their names into the hat for Medical Lake City Council Position No. 2 — Elizabeth Rosenbeck, who currently serves on council, Monica Manza, a long-time member of the Fox Ridge Homeowners Association and John Merrick,...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    July 20, 2017 

Stein faces challengers to retain Position 4 seat

One of the contested races in Medical Lake is City Council Position No. 4, which is held by incumbent Destiny Stein. Challenging her is former mayoral candidate Tony Harbolt and Don Kennedy, who has run for different council positions in past...

 
 News    July 20, 2017 

Position 5 features military veterans, homeowner association member

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter Councilwoman Elizabeth Rosenbeck running for Medical Lake City Council Position No. 2, means there are three first-time candidates seeking Position No. 5. Two of the three candidates, Michael Deeley and Gary Plumlee, have...

 
 News    July 20, 2017 

Lofty viewing

The remains of the auditorium at the former Fisher Building, now known as the Schoolhouse Lofts, is shown above. The proposed renovation and remodel of the historic building included keeping a...

 
 News    July 20, 2017 

News briefs

South Graham Road rollover claims life of unidentified woman A woman was killed in a rollover accident that took place Friday evening on South Graham Road. According to a July 18 Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release, Sheriff’s Deputy...

 
 News    July 20, 2017 

Looking ahead to more 'greener' times

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter It's survived decades of issues with water. Then a change in ownership at the outset of the recent "Great Recession," served up yet more challenges for The Fairways...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    July 20, 2017 

Shaddy brings home birthing practice to the West Plains

Rebekah Shaddy was born at a home birth in Cheney and has continued the legacy by bringing the practice back to the West Plains area. Shaddy has five brothers and sisters and was home schooled. She en...

 
 News    July 20, 2017 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 11 Fourth-degree assault was reported on the 400 block of First Street. Attempted second-degree burglary was reported on the 2400 block of University Lane. Mental health issue was reported on the 400 block of North Sixth. Subject was...

 
 News    July 20, 2017 

Remember to not leave valuables in cars

Nice weather is here and more people are out enjoying our parks, lakes and outdoor activities.  The Spokane County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind everyone that criminals are also out looking to prey on valuables left unattended in vehic...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 13, 2017

Slidin' into cool

Toivo Tomlinson-Ryan hits the water slide during the Rodeo Round-up Saturday morning prior to the annual Cheney Rodeo Parade. Tomlinson-Ryan and his brother, Jericho Ryan, both Cheney Middle School...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 13, 2017

Cody Rohrbach takes over as Fire District 3 chief

New Spokane County Fire District 3 Fire Chief Cody Rohrbach hasn't just been learning the duties and challenges of his new position - he's also been dealing with generational staff changes and how tho...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 13, 2017

Cheney council approves six-year transportation plan

The Cheney City Council unanimously adopted the city’s six-year transportation plan at its June 27 meeting, providing a list of projects the city hopes to accomplish between 2018 – 2023. The document also enables the city to apply for grant...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    July 13, 2017

Hummel's are ML Yard of the Month

Hela and Randy Hummel, 511 S. Grant St. was selected as the Medical Lake Kiwanis and Cheney Garden Club's "Yard of the Month" for July. The Hummels' yard included a variety of plant life including...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 13, 2017

CHS alum Griffon Jones now at Apex

One of Cheney's favorite sons is back in town, and ready to help with you physical therapy needs. Griffon Jones has come on board at Apex as a physical therapist. Jones is a 2008 graduate of Cheney...

 

Airport, county, Spokane city form partnership

A unique partnership involving three governmental entities hopes its combined resources will be able to fuel a new aerospace engine for the West Plains. The designation, known as a Public Development Authority (PDA), is a partnership between the...

 

Lot improvement is latest update at Schwab

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter A brand new parking lot is the latest in a long list of upgrades and improvements made at the Cheney Les Schwab Tire Center, but the upgrades are not complete, company officials said. That construction project started...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 3 A driver’s license was found at the U.S. Post office on the 200 block of Second Street. Judith L. Rose, 50, was arrested on the 100 block of West First Street for third-degree theft/shoplifting. July 5 Kaycee L. Wayne, 28, was...

 

Deputies assist with truck rescue

Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies assisted a man whose truck and trailer were submerged in Silver Lake, just east of the city of Medical Lake, on June 30. According to a news release, after he...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 6, 2017

Rolling video

This driver and passenger are engaged in having some fun, and capturing the action with a selfie stick during "Drifting" competition July 2 at Spokane County Raceway's road course. Drifting is a...

 

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