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 News    July 21, 2016 

Candidate Q&A

1. What is the most important issue facing the 6th District? 2. Three things will you do if elected? Lynnette Vehrs 1. Affordable quality health care is the important issue facing not only our constituents, but (also) the state. Many (people) are...

 
 News    July 21, 2016 

Candidate Q&A - Position 2

1. What is the most important issue facing the 6th District? 2. What three things will you do first if elected? Jeff Holy 1. Helping business grow, protecting homeowners, providing infrastructure for agriculture, properly funding education,...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    July 21, 2016 

Blue Waters, Bluegrass Festival enters 15th year

The Blue Waters Bluegrass festival celebrates its 15th anniversary, Aug. 12-14 at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake. "We've seen festivals come and go," Kevin Brown, Blue Waters music director, said....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 21, 2016 

Cheney council awards road work contract for Betz, Washington

Drivers using Betz Road and Washington Street should be ready soon to follow a mantra sometimes used by the state Department of Transportation — expect delays. At its July 12 meeting, the Cheney City Council unanimously approved awarding an...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    July 21, 2016 

Airway Heights acquires sewage lift station

The Airway Heights City Council breezed through a light agenda at its July 18 meeting. In action items, council approved a settlement agreement between the city and Jim and Jill Cook. Through the agreement, the city acquired a lift station and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 21, 2016 

Golden yard

Greg and Glenda Schmidt's sharp and well-maintained yard at 803 Golden Hills Drive has been selected as Cheney's Yard of the Month by the Cheney Kiwanis and Cheney Gardeners Club. For the work, the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 21, 2016 

STEP project preliminary details are unveiled

Five weeks after gaining approval from the state, and 13 months removed from an OK by the federal government, the Spokane Tribe of Indians officially unveiled plans for their casino and resort project...

 
 News    July 21, 2016 

Lucid Recreational plans August opening

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter For some, the July 1 deadline in the state of Washington that required merging medical marijuana into the recreational side is causing its share of problems. But for...

 
 News    July 21, 2016 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 11 Taking motor vehicle without owner’s permission was reported on the 100 block of College Hill Street. It was a 1996 Honda Accord and was recovered by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. July 12 Taking motor vehicle without owner...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    July 14, 2016

Fairchild Toastmasters expands community presence

The Fairchild Toastmasters has expanded its presence beyond Fairchild Air Force Base and into the city of Airway Heights. The club, which began in 2014, has re-launched as a community club open to military and nonmilitary residents of Airway...

 
 By STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES    News    July 14, 2016

Woman killed Sunday in ML-Four Lakes Road crash

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a single vehicle fatality crash in the area of West Medical Lake Four Lakes Road and South Granite Lake Road at approximately 3:45 p.m. Sunday, July 10. When deputies arrived, they located a...

 
 By STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES    News    July 14, 2016

Man killed in single-vehicle accident west of Cheney

At approximately 3:20 a.m. July 3, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle crash in the area of South Betz and South Granite Lake Road in west Spokane County. When deputies arrived, they located a pickup...

 
 By STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES    News    July 14, 2016

WSP makes 211 DUI arrests over Fourth

In an effort to keep the state roadways safe during this long holiday weekend of travel, Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers made approximately 211 arrests or bookings of impaired drivers over the Fourth of July weekend. The data comes from...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 14, 2016

Yoke's purchases Trading Company stores

After months of rumors, the sale of the Trading Company stores to Yoke's Fresh Markets was announced July 11 in a press release. The four-store acquisition includes stores in Cheney, Latah Creek,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 14, 2016

Homes are a hot commodity in Cheney - again

You've seen and heard about the big boom in apartment construction in the area. But there's another hot property these days and that's because there is way too little of it - houses for sale. One of...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    July 7, 2016

ML Planning Commission told of service line work

The Medical Lake Planning Commission breezed through its June 30 meeting, which included a light agenda with no action items, but several city updates. City Administrator Doug Ross informed the commission the service line on Grace Street, across...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    July 7, 2016

West Plains fire agencies respond to Airway Heights apartment complex blaze

Crews from Airway Heights, Medical Lake, Spokane, Cheney and Fairchild Air Force Base fire departments and Spokane County fire districts 3 and 10 responded to a structure fire at an apartment complex...

 
 By STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES    News    July 7, 2016

News Briefs

Cheney power outage tied to repair work preparation Portions of Cheney experienced a brief power outage June 28 resulting from work Light Department crews were performing to prepare for line upgrades by the Bonneville Power Administration. Light...

 
 News    July 7, 2016

ML Garden of the Month

Greg and Somjit Thomas' home at 705 S. Silver Lake Ave., is the Medical Lake Kiwanis and Cheney Garden Club's July selection as Garden of the Month. The Thomas' have a variety of flowers growing...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 7, 2016

Spokane offers abundant water to WP customers

Business has many things that drive it, but among the most important might be the availability of water. And while in many parts of the West Plains, businesses and residents are serviced by the munici...

 
 News    July 7, 2016

West Plains Police News

CHENEY June 27 Taking motor vehicle without owner’s permission was reported on the 500 block of Second Street. A 1994 Acura Integra was taken, but recovered on July 4 on the 200 block of North Ninth Street. A 1995 Nissan Stanza was impounded at a...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 30, 2016

Medical Lake asks residents to be safe on July 4

The city of Medical Lake is reminding residents to be safe this Fourth of July holiday. Medical Lake is one of the few cities in Spokane County that currently allows fireworks to be set off on private property within city limits. The city has...

 
 News    June 30, 2016

There are many ways to protect your pets over the Fourth of July

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) officials are offering tips on how to protect pets during the Fourth of July celebrations. More pets are lost on this upcoming holiday than any other day of the year, with many others injure...

 
 By STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES    News    June 30, 2016

News Briefs

Woman seriously injured in Cheney three-vehicle collision A woman was sent to the hospital with serious injuries to her body and face resulting from a three-vehicle collision last Wednesday evening in Cheney. According to police reports, the woman...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 30, 2016

West Plains Fire Academy graduates 21 recruits

The West Plains Recruit Structural Academy graduated 21 recruits from its recent class, along with three crew leaders, during a June 23 ceremony at Medical Lake High School's auditorium. The academy...

 

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