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Looking Back


August 17, 2017


Combine a steady, heavy rain, add a sudden downpour and on top of that, a drainage system not designed to handle the situation and what do you get? A sudden pond like the one that formed at Clay, just off First Street in Cheney. After a couple pumps were employed, the drainage system had a chance to catch up and the pond disappeared as quickly as it formed.

10 Years Ago

Aug. 16, 2007

Medical Lake School District accepted a $202,404 bid from Granite Petroleum Incorporated to build a 12,000-gallon above ground fuel tank for the district's bus garage.

The Federal Aviation Administration dedicated a new traffic control tower at Spokane International Airport. The 271-foot, $29.8 million tower replaced the airport's original 70-foot control tower, dedicated in 1960.

About 150 firefighters and 50 trucks were involved in combating fires that first started in the city of Spokane along Thorpe Road but quickly developed into three other fires along Burl...

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