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 By Al Stover    News    June 22, 2017 

Mosquitoes, ticks, black flies – oh my

The health district recommends draining anything with standing water, such as old tires and beverage coolers (pictured) to avoid mosquitoes. The presence of insects and things like bug bites can put a damper on anyone’s summer. That’s why...

 

Fire danger increases in Eastern Washington due to cold front

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced in a June 20 news release that it is increasing the fire danger rating in several Eastern Washington counties. The move comes due to a dry, cold front passing through...

 

Learning to ride a bus through stories 

Spokane County Library District in partnership with Spokane Transit Authority is holding a “Touch-a-Bus Storytime” at selected branches this summer. A continuation of the Library District’s Touch-a-Truck Storytimes where kids could explore...

 

County Sheriff's Office to offer women's self-defense classes

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is holding a women’s self-defense class Saturday, July 29. There will be two sessions available, 8 a.m. – noon or 1 – 5 p.m. Cost of the class is $35 per person for women ages 14 and up, and registration must...

 
 By Paul Delaney    News    June 22, 2017 

Looking ahead to more 'greener' times

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 Golf Course. And one person, Kris...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    June 22, 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 Briefs

Police seek man who broke into Cheney High School Cheney police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who broke into Cheney High School, leaving behind a trail of blood and making off with trophies from a trophy case. The man, describe...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 15, 2017

Seventeen recruits graduate from structural fire academy

The West Plains Recruit Structural Academy graduated 17 firefighters from its recent class during a June 8 ceremony at Medical Lake High School's auditorium. The academy consists of firefighter...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 15, 2017

Cheney's AAA motel is a mixed bag of rooms

A little over a year ago, Ryan Delaney was rushed out of paradise in Hawaii and thrust into the new role of the owner of a family business. Now the question he is faced with is what does the future...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 15, 2017

Hosting state track a bottom-line boost

As some of the fastest athletes in the state sped in and out of Cheney over Memorial Day weekend, they likely left something behind - cash. When Eastern Washington University hosted the Washington Int...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY June 2 A 14-year-old male was arrested on the 700 block of Betz Road for second-degree assault. June 5 A blue bicycle was found on the 600 block of Second Street. Trevor V. Mally, 27, was arrested on the 900 block of First Street for third-deg...

 
 By John McCallum    News    June 15, 2017

Dogs enter Cheney home and kill cat

Cheney police are on the look out for a pair of dogs that entered a home in the Golden Hills area and killed one of the occupants cats. Kellie Yates, who lives in the home on Sunrise Drive, said two dogs pushed open the heavy, sliding glass door on...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 8, 2017

Spokane Tribe unveils new casino name, logo

The Spokane Tribe of Indians' $400 million casino has a name and a logo. During a May 31 press conference in Airway Heights, members of the Spokane's tribal council presented the new logo and name...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 8, 2017

Cheney paving project shouldn't impact rodeo parade

Washington State Department of Transportation officials gave the public a look at the upcoming State Route 904 asphalt paving project at an open house last Thursday - but it was a local source that...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 8, 2017

Stabbing outside of AH leaves one dead

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives are investigating a stabbing leading to the death of a woman that happened on the 15600 block of West Highway 2, outside of Airway Heights city limits, on June 4. SCSO deputies, assisted by...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 8, 2017

Airway Heights City Council picks ALSC, Lydig

It’s official — the city of Airway Heights’ recreation center project has its design-build team. During its June 5 meeting, City Council approved the selection of Lydig Construction & ALSC Architects as the designer/builder for the project....

 

News Briefs

Tests reveal no contaminants in water Cheney officials released a statement May 25 that tests on the eight municipal water system wells revealed no traces of the contaminants PFOS or PFOA. Higher than accepted levels of the two perfluoro compounds...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 8, 2017

Lynch's named ML Yard of the Month

Andrew Sevilla and Mark Lynch's yard, located at 715 N. Staples St., was selected as the Medical Lake Kiwanis and Cheney Garden Club's June selection for Yard of the Month. Sevilla and Lynch's yard...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 8, 2017

Fairways' water shut off, turned back on

From its earliest days The Fairways Golf Course has been saddled with issues related to water usage and the cost to keep it green and playable. And now, a decades-old dispute threatens the existence...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY May 30 Police received third-party report of a possible suicidal person on the 700 block of Cedar Street. Person was contacted and was OK. A green bicycle was found on the zero hundred block of Sixth Street. A violation of a court order was...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 1, 2017

ML Planning Commission discusses nonconforming use

The subject of nonconforming use took up most of the May 25 Medical Lake Planning Commission meeting. City Administrator Doug Ross brought a copy of the city’s municipal code chapter on nonconforming use and requested the commission consider...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 1, 2017

Candidate filings reveal changes on the West Plains

When the dust settles later this year, West Plains voters stand to see some changes to the occupants of their elected panels. With the close of candidate filing on May 19, 32 individuals had stepped up to run for 22 positions on upcoming ballots,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 1, 2017

Clean Sweep numbers down in Cheney

Overall tonnage for this year’s Cheney Clean Sweep was the lowest it has been since records have been available. Information presented by Cheney Public Works Director Todd Ableman to the City Council at its May 23 meeting indicated 10.15 tons of...

 

Legion of pancakes

The Cheney American Legion was one of two veterans groups to step in and sponsor Memorial Day events this year. The Legion hosted the traditional breakfast Monday morning at its location on College...

 

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