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CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, October 1,2015 NEWS FROM NEWS AND STAFF REPORTS Cheney plans road and water work Cheney officials are meeting this week with two contractors on a pair of construction projects to begin soon in the citv. The City Council awarded a $102,222 project to Cameron-Reilly Concrete for Cheney's Betz/Wash- ington Pedestrian Safety Improvement project. The project will include installation of ADA-com- pliant curb ramps, pedestrian crossing markings and flashing beacon pedestrian crossing signals at five intersection locations on Betz Road and Washington Street - Silverthorne Lane, Normal Park Road, North Sixth Street, Harvest Bluff and Mike McKeehan Way. Council also awarded a $124,835 project for water main work to Accelerated Construction and Excavating. The project involves replacing roughly 532 feet of 12-inch PVC water pipe running along Clay Street from the intersection of Clay and Sev- enth to about 300 feet west of State Route 904. Both projects should begin within the next week to two weeks, and carry a short 30-day require- ment for completion, which should be sometime in mid-November. Ice Age Floods Institute announces October hikes The Cheney-Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute has several activities planned for the month of October. The. first is this Sunday's (Oct. 4) 11-mile-plus bike ride on the abandoned Milwaukee Railroad grade trail along Rock Lake in Whitman County. Although not open to the public, ride leaders Dr. Eugene Kiver and Dr. Charles Mutschler have obtained a special permit for one-day use of the trail. Saturday, Oct. 10, Kiver and geologist Bruce Bjornstad will lead a 5 - 6 mile round-trip hike with a 700-foot climb to the top of Steamboat Rock at Banks Lake, which offers superb views of flood features. On Sunday, Oct. 11, Kiver and Bjornstad will lead a four-mile, round-trip hike along the edge of Northup Canyon near Coulee City, following the old stagecoach and wagon road to the scabland summit of the east wall of Grand Coulee. Both hikes Oct. 10 - 11 require a Discover Pass for vehicles. For more information or to access registration forms go to www.iafi.org and click on the Events tab. SRTC launches online survey on spending How would you spend $50 million on local transportation? That's the question the Spokane Regional Transportation Council is asking resi- dents through a new online survey tool that dem- onstrates the difficult financial tradeoffs that must be made to maintain and improve the regional transportation system. SRTC is the government agency responsible for transportation planning for the area covered by Spokane County. New federal and state regu- lations require organizations like SRTC to create and track performance measures and targets to ensure the transportation system is developing as planned. This is being done through a project called the "Horizon 2040 Implementation Toolkit." Horizon 2040 is the region's long-term transporta- tion plan that guides how the transportation sys- tem will grow between today and the year 2040. The Horizon 2040 Implementation Toolkit will identify measures and targets that can be measured using available data relating to Horizon 2040's Guiding Principles. A link to the tool can be found at www.srtc.org It takes about 5 - 10 minutes to use. WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE WEST PLAINS All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What's Happening section send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress. com. City of Cheney Oct. 2, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 - 18 months), com- munity library, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5, Dance Class, Wren Pierson Community Center, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. Oct. 6, Senior Light Fitness, Wren Pierson Community Center, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6, Mary Shelley's Fran- kenstein: Anatomy of a Masterpiece, community library, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Oct. 7, Toddler Play and Learn Storytime (ages 1 1/2 - 3), community library, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Post 72, 116 College Ave., 6 p.m. Oct. 7, Dance Class, Wren Pierson Community Center, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. Oct. 8, Kiwanis meeting, Speaker: Representative from Spo- kane Clean Air, Sessions Village Commons, 7 a.m. Oct. 8, Senior Light Fitness, Wren Pierson Community Center, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Oct. 8, Preschool Play and Learn Storvtime (ages 3 -- 5), com- munity library, 10:30 - 11:30.a.m. City of Airway Heights Oct. 2, Friends of the Air- way Heights Library Book Sale, Hicks Open Market, 12435 W. 13th Ave., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 3, Friends of the Air- way Heights Library Book Sale, Hicks Open Market, 12435 W. 13th Ave., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 4, Friends of the Air- way Heights Library Book Sale, Hicks Open Market, 12435 W. 13th Ave., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. OCt. 5, City Council meet- ing, City Hall Council Chambers, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Airway Heights Book Club meeting, community library, 2- 3 p.m. Oct. 7, Friends of the Air- way Heights Library Book Sale, Hicks Open Market, 12435 W. 13th Ave., 4 - 8 p.m. Oct. 8, Play and Learn Sto- rytime (ages 2 - 5), community library, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Oct. 8, Friends of the Air- way Heights Library meeting, 2 - 3 p.m. Oct. 8, Lego Club, commu- nity library, 3 - 4 p.m. City of Medical Lake Oct. 6, Lego Club, commu- nity library, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6, City Council meet- ing, City Hall Council Chambers, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Play and Learn Sto- rytime (ages 2 - 5), community library, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Cheney School District Oct. 2, Snowdon Fall Carni- val, Snowden Elementary School, 5 - 7 p.m. Oct. 6, Windsor PTO meet- ing, Windsor Elementary School, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Snowdon PTO meet- ing, Snowdon Elementary School library (child care provided), 6:30 - 11 p.m. Oct. 8, Salnave PTO meet- ing, Salnave Elementary School, 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Eastern Washington University Oct. 5, Political Cartoonist Milt Prigee: Cartooning the Ev- ergreen State, Walter and Myrtle Powers Reading Room, Hargreaves Hall, 10 a.m. Oct. 7, Faculty Convoca- tion, Music Building Recital Hall~ noon. Jett named ML SCOPE volunteer of the year By JOHN McCALLUM fingerprinting and dissem- ENROLLING NOW! Fall classes start September 9. School Horses Available . ARIA Ce~fied Instructor Call Now to Enroll For mote information: www'relatinalridingacademy'cm RELATIONAL RIDING ACADEMY 3714 W. Anderson Rd., Cheney, WA Editor Officials at Espanola- Medical Lake SCOPE (Sheriff's Community Ori- ented Policing Effort) have named community resi- dent Hilda Jett as the Medi- cal Lake SCOPE's 2015 Volunteer of the Year. In a Sept. 24 interview, Jett said she was "really quite surprised" to be re- ceiving the award. A resi- dent of Medical Lake for over 50 years, Jett hasbeen serving with SCOPE for the last three and a half years, as well as being a Block Watch captain onher block on Jefferson Street for about the same length of time. Jett said she has done about everything there is to do in the organization. She has served as a traffic flag- ger at events such as Fools Run at Midnight, the Ki- Photo by John McCallum Long-time Medical Lake resident Hilda Jett has been named 2015's Medical Lake SCOPE Volunteer of the Year. wanis Triathlon, the Troika Half Iron Man competition, the Wonder Woman Run and the Blue Waters, Blue- grass Festival. Jett has helped run the organization's Founder's Day booth, assisted at the Parent's Night Out event at Medical Lake High School and SCOPE's annual Christmas party for kids as well as taking part in safety patrols at Halloween. She's also helped out with other SCOPE activities such as inating information, serv- ing at the organization's downtown Medical Lake substation in City Hall two out of the three days it is open each week. "I like to do it all" Jett said. "Whatever is needed, I help in that." Jett will receive her award along with other SCOPE volunteers at the annual Spokane County Sheriff's Office banquet Oct. 7 at Mirabeau Point in Spokane Valley. 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