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Page 4 Free Press Thursday, October 4, 2012 If new jail site suits county, take Medical Lake off jail site list It was good news to read last week that Spokane Coun- ty Commissioners are recon- sidering their 2010 decision to build a new jail near White Road just off the 1-90 Medi- cal Lake interchange. It was even better news that a recent study Of 10 new sites deter- mined that the top site was one offered to the county by Spokane International Airport along Geiger Boulevard north of the Waste-to-Energy Plant. Our thanks, and likely the thanks of many other West Plains residents, goes out to the commissioners and to the airport, led by director Larry Krauter, who last December offered the Geiger Boulevard site to the county as a pos- sible new location replacingthe Medical Lake interchangepanding service - a win-win the aging Geiger Corrections is already becoming a concern situation for all. Center not far away. We're because of residential and From all that has been said somewhat disappointed business development in the so far it sounds like the com- however, that the Medical area. missioners are supportive of Lake site still remains under The Geiger Boulevard site the Geiger Boulevard site as consideration by the commis- is a far better choice now that the new location for the county sioners, it is available. It is zoned for jail, and are simply engaged in The White Road site was industrial use, not far fromthe public siting process re- never a clear favorite between the current corrections center quired by state law andcounty two other locations in a study and is closer to Spokane, sav- regulations. That's a good done in 2010, and there are ing money on logistics such as thing, but keeping the Medical many reasons why it would travel. Lake site as an option is not. not be a good location at all, It is also nearer to existing Elected officials in Medical even without the airport's infrastructure - power, roads Lake, along with West Plains offer. The site is zoned rural, - capable of being expanded residents in the area have privately owned, and lacks to handle such a facility, in- asked that the White Road site the infrastructure necessary to cluding possibly tapping into not be considered. We join this support a large essential pub- the output of the Waste-to-En- chorus, and believe commis- lic facility such as a jail. All of ergy Plant to provide heating, sioners should demonstrate these situations would have And since the property wouldsome goodwill by removing to be remedied at great public be leased from the airport it it and proceeding as fast as expense in money and good- would provide a revenue for legally possible to establish the will the county cannot afford that essential public facility Geiger Boulevard location as to lose. And even though it helping it meet its own finan- the new site for the Spokane is near the freeway, traffic at cial needs and hopefully ex-County Jail replacement. Letters Blue Spruce tree will help keep Chuck Jones' influence in Medical Lake The family of Charles Chuck O'Donnell and "Chuck" David Jones IIl Chuck Jones of the class of would like to thank all of 1975 left an ongoing legacy in our friends who helped dur- the outstanding Junior ROTC mg this sad time of a life program at MLHS. The two cut short far too early. Our Chucks were told no high special thanks goes to the school as small as Medical administration of the Medical Lake High School could have Lake School District and the a successful Junior ROTC staff at "Medical Lake High program. They said, "Just School for allowing us towatch us," plant a blue spruce to honor The proof of their suc- Chuck's service to the high cessful legacy was evident in school during the years he was a student there. See Letters page 5 FREE PRESS Vol. l16-No. 24 Press Publisher Harlan Shellabarger Production Manager Editor Randy Warwick John McCallum Pressmen Reporters Mark Cordes Paul Detaney Ed Geary James Eik Sales Becky Thomas Steve Barge Graphics Carol Campbell John Myers DeeAnn Gibb Karen Robinette Front Office Bookkeeper Rubi Geary Debi Labish Rosa Lopez The Editorial Board is composed of Paul Delaneaj, James Elk, Bill lift, John McCallum. 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HOW TO CONTACT US Phone: 235-6184 Fax: 235-2887 email: cfp @cheneyfreepress.com www.cheneyfreepress.com Write to the Point Changing perspective by changing a lens By JAMES EIK about the photography trade rapher out on the journey Staff Reporter over the past four years,was a highlight, but hearing This last weekend, I took making a point to visit dif- Mitchell's passion for his advanta ge, ferent places each month,hobby was infectious. Now, of one of the ~~ It helps grow your skillset while I'm not about to pur- precious few~ and offers a chance to see chase another camera to try free days for new locations throughout the 3-D conversion myself, state parks in the area. there are things 1 can work Washington, Taking a 3-D photo obvi- on to shuffle up my tradi- where it's ously has a few more steps tional photo work. There not required James Eik involved than a regular 2-D are different lenses, filters to own a Dis- photo. With a traditionaland an infinite amount of cover Pass to enjoy publiccamera setup, one takes in different angles fromwhich lands, the composition, framing to take photos. It marked my. first visit and subject matter while Often, we're stuck in life's to the Bowl and Pitcher at making sure the camera routines. We get up, eat one Riverside State Park, and I settings are correct. In a 3- of five regular breakfast have to say, I'll be return- D photo, however, things items, go to work, do the ing very soon. The beauty change. An additional cam- same thing, come home and Of the park easily impressed era requires a stronger crash on the couch untilthat me, residing just outside the depth of field, or the ability nagging item on the chore bustling city of Spokane. to focus on subjects bothlist comes to mind. And, af- Having such a jewel nearby near and far. It also means ter a while, routines become is one of the great pieces of the photographer needs- to mundane and worn out. the Inland Northwest, that, keep settings and a photo's People like Mitchell help when combined, makes this look consistent between the to liven up the scenery a a great place to live. cameras, all while takingbit. Even a quick conver- Out at the park, after a into account the 2-D fram- sation about photography good deal of hiking around, ing. There's also the matter techniques and software I met Edward Mitchell He's of some photos not being can help change someone's a hobbvist photographer, great in 3-D, not having the viewpoints or expand their specializing in 3-D pho- depth one needs to make ahorizons. tography and video. You strong effect. Although some routines can find some of his work In short, there's alotmore and procedures work well, at www.coldstreams.com/ toit. Add the aforementioned it's good to shuffle things up video, along with some great to making a 3-D video, and a little. To put it in a photog- information about photo the patience needed for a fi- raphy sense, sometimes life processing software, nal product is astounding, is better by looking through I've been learning more Meeting another photog- a different lens. Your Cheney Free Press editorial staff John McCallum Becky Thomas James Eik Paul Delaney Editor Staff Reporter Staff Reporter Staff Reporter Main contact for anything Covers all Cheney Covers all Medical Lake Covers all Medical Lake High regarding editorial coverage, government, commun~ government, community and School and Eastern Wash- Covers all Cheney High school district news school district news as well ington University sports. School sDorts, Eastern and events, as Airway Heights news. Contact for misc sports. Washington University news. becky@cheneyfreepress, james@cheneyfreepress, pdelaney@cheneyfreepress, jmac @ cheneyfrsepress.com com corn corn