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22 12 J 72 Small Town Papers 217 W Cota St ltlr2o161 Shelton WA 98684.226." h,lhhq,l,.,,,m, ll,,Hl,, ql'mlh,dlqh"'lq Vol. 119 m NO. ii July 2, 2015 Your West Plains Newspaper Since 1896 75 cents You decide 4~ Sports Cheney Storm U14 soc- cer team goes undefeated in eight-game Seattle, Canada trip. See Sect. 2, page 3 More News The city of Airway Heights is considering a logo change and would like residents to let them know if they prefer the current one (top) or the new one below. See Sect. 1, page 10 Opinion For PeaceVoice col- umnist Rivera Sun, the secretly negotiated Trans- Pacific Partnership is one good reason for people to begin overthrowing the corporate influence on this country. See Sect. 1, page 4 Like Us Find us on Facebook and stay up date with West Plains area news. Cheney Free Press closed Friday for the Fourth The Cheney Free Press will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the July 4 holiday. We will be open again on Monday, July 6, at 8 a.m. Th in if it had anything to do with Cheney track, Lawson and Ruth Van Kuren were there By PAUL DELANEY S taff Reporter When Lawson Van Kuren arrived in Cheney nearly a half century ago to begin his teaching and coaching career he was given his Choice of what he would like to coach at Fisher Junior High School. It was 1966 and Fisher principal Jack Philleo told his new hire he could take on wrestling or track. While it's not exactly certain how things might have turned out had he chosen wrestling, money has it Van Kuren would have plowed the same energy he did into track and field, the sport in which he had legendary credentials. Van Kuren lost his battle with cancer June 26, 2015 at age 73, See Lawson Van Kuren page 12 While the yellow sign suggests a more fun method of water conservation, sures last weekend to restore dangerously depleted reservoir levels. city of Cheney officials had Photo by John McCallum to enforce more drastic mea- n ly Drought, early start to irrigation season and unseasonably high temps taxed Cheney's water supply forcing use restrictions By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Residents' efforts to Comply with the city's request to sharply curtail water use this past weekend helped Cheney avoid a critical situ- ation regarding its water supply. But with more hot weather on the way, and an even hotter and drier summer than in 2014 forecasted, last week's restrictions could become more commonplace without continued conservation measures. The city's water issues actually began in April when a drier than normal spring led to an early start of the irrigation season. Ac- cording to information from the city, peak irrigation times are usually a two- to four- week stretch beginning in early August where water use by the city's parks and the school district is curtailed to keep reservoir levels ahead of pumping capacity. Typically the peak irrigation season, when all eight wells go on line, begins mid- to late-June. Drought and extensive hot weather over See Restrictions page 10 Cheney C By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Plans to open a community clinic in Cheney serving the West Plains have hit a snag as hoped for federal funding has fallen through, at least for now. clinic hit fundi Community Health Asso- Hardware. CHAS's research their health insurance is not ciation of Spokane - CHAS showed the clinic could po- adequate enoughto covertheir - announced plans in October tentially serve roughly 8,700 health care costs. 2014 of its intentions to open individuals in Cheney, Medi- CHAS's plans were con- its 11th clinic in the Inland cal Lake and the surrounding tingent on receiving federal Northwest in Cheney at theareas who are low-income and former location of Jarls ACE either lac.k health insurance or See Clinic page 12 Spokan Tribe ink intent letter with Hard Rock Cafe & Casino By AL STOVER ans announced they had development, located off Staff Reporter signed a letter of intent Highway 2 and Craig The good news with HRHH IP, LLC Road near Spoko Fuel in keeps coming for the(Hard Rock Hotel Hold- Airway Heights. In ad- Spokane Tribe Econom- ings, LLC) to bring the dition to the casino, the ic Project (STEP). Hard Rock Hotel & Casi- site will feature a tribal In a news release, the no facility to its proposed Spokane Tribe of Indi- mixed-useentertainment See Cafe page 10 Fire ratings clarification In last week's In Our Opinion on fire safety it: was mentioned that homes in rural areas carry a fire insurance rating between 8-10. Not so in rural areas of Spokane County Fire District 3. Because of the district's efforts, Fire Chief Bruce Holloway said homes outside Cheney carry a fire rating of 5 if they are within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant and five miles of a fire station. Homes outside of 1,000 feet of a hydrant, and Still withirt five miles of a station have a fire rating of six. INSIDE Business & Service Sect. 1, pg 8-9 Police & Legals Sect. 2, pg 4 Classifieds Sect. 2, pg 8 Sports Sect. 2, pg 1 Education Sect. 1, pg 2 What's Happening Sect. 1, pg 6 Opinion Sect. 1, pg 4 West Plain Briefs Sect. 1, pg 3 Online Extras Local News, Sports Updates www. cheneyfreepress, corn