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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

17 years running, Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival is all about tradition

The sounds of fiddles and guitars wafted among the tall pines of the Medical Lake Waterfront park over the weekend during the 17th annual Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival.

Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival welcomes aficionados, newcomers alike

The festival, now in its 17th years, runs Friday through Sunday at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake.

UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Spokane agrees to sell water to Medical Lake to help out in the summer

Spokane water may flow next summer to the parched West Plains town of Medical Lake during the dry summer.

UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Ski Fest 2018: Rehabilitation center hosts community water skiing event

Dozens of people with varying ability levels gathered on the shores of Clear Lake for the St. Luke’s annual Ski Fest.

Dogs rescued after more than three weeks in underground silo

Two dogs trapped for more than 22 days in a deactivated Cold War-era missile silo near Medical Lake are now home safely with their owner.

Prep tennis: Medical Lake’s Noah Ray has high hopes for season

It’s state or bust for senior Noah Ray, who hopes to build on his two previous state appearances.

UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Man, 75, dies after experiencing medical problem, crashes SUV near Medical Lake

A 75-year-old man died Thursday after he experienced a medical issue and his SUV veered off a highway near Medical Lake, according to the Washington State Patrol.

UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Girls 2A, 1A: Genesis Wilkinson’s late jumper lifts East Valley to third-place finish

With 25 seconds left in the season and her team trailing by a point early Saturday afternoon, there was no doubt who was going to get the ball for East …

UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Girls 1A: Medical Lake’s undefeated run ends in semifinal loss

Lynden Christian hit seven 3-pointers in the first half, a barrage that Medical Lake couldn’t endure, and the Cardinals dropped the state 1A girls semifinal contest Friday night in the …

UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

State 1A: Freeman boys, Medical Lake girls reach semifinals

Freeman powered its way to a big third-period lead and survived a shaky final quarter to get past King’s on Thursday, advancing to the State 1A boys semifinals with a …

Spokane lawmakers, water experts plan forum Tuesday night to discuss aquifer health

After several local governments expressed interest in buying some of Spokane’s water, city lawmakers are planning on forum to address the health of the region’s aquifer and the availability of …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

All Spokane County school levies pass, most by overwhelming margins

Spokane Public Schools kept up its 40-year winning streak alive as voters approved its latest levy request to pay for personnel and sports activities. The levy request was passing with …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

Barrels of fun: Medical Lake’s Kathy Grimes finishes 12th in world standings

There shouldn’t have been any nerves. After all, Kathy Grimes had done this so many times before. The 52-year-old barrel racer from Medical Lake has been honing her horse-riding skills …

Medical Lake mayoral candidates differ on re-establishing independent police force

Eight years after Medical Lake decided to disband its independent police department, Mikeal Suniga said it’s time to re-establish it. But his challenger in the race to lead the city, …

Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway Heights a nearby escape from the big city

If city living isn’t for you, worry not – look just west of Spokane along the so-called West Plains and you’ll find a small nest of communities, each more different …

2017 Northeast A preview: Freeman looks to knock Colville, Deer Park from top

A youthful Freeman defense put the Northeast A League on notice in 2016. The Scotties posted four shutouts and yielded just six points a game in the regular season.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Forgotten remains of Washington veterans arrive in Medical Lake with motorcycle escort

Volunteer riders from all over Washington escorted the remains of 28 former service members and their families to the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake on Wednesday afternoon. The …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 10:33 p.m.

Beneath gray skies, Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival rolls on

The looming threat of heavy gray rain clouds didn’t dissuade dozens of concert goers from attending the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake on Sunday

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

Registered sex offender in Medical Lake arrested for possessing several images of child pornography

A registered sex offender was arrested Tuesday and charged with having several images of child pornography on his phones.

Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival a summer staple for musicians, fans

Kaia Kater, The Lonely Heartstring Band, and Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley will headline the three-day festival.

Primary races still close for some positions

Some primary races remain in doubt in Wednesday’s ballot count.

100 years ago in Medical Lake: Bank robbers make off with $14,000 after locking clerks in safe

Two clerks were working in the First National Bank of Medical Lake when two men entered and asked to cash a traveler’s check. When the cashier went to the window, …

UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

Stagewest’s Children’s Theatre Workshop provides dramatic outlet for kids

She’s been at it for five years, and this year self-proclaimed loud-talker Kayla Ramsey received the role of Dorothy in the “Dorothy in Wonderland,” a play being put on by …

UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Airway Heights water contamination spurs talks for West Plains water deals

The City of Spokane is looking at ways to update its existing water agreement with Airway Heights and possibly adding Medical Lake to its list of customers. Contamination identified in …

UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 12:07 p.m.

Three of five Medical Lake City City Council incumbents face challengers

Meet the candidates for Medical Lake City Council’s Positions 2, 4 and 5.

UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:49 p.m.

City Council members and police officer vie for Medical Lake mayor position

Medical Lake residents can choose among two longtime City Council members or a police officer to lead their city. On the August primary ballot three candidates, Shirley Maike, Laura Parsons …

Medical Lake Triathlon honors legacy of a Spokane dad

The city of Medical Lake honors the memory of a Spokane father who died during last year’s triathlon as the family hopes his legacy of fatherhood will continue on.

UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

Eastern State Hospital patient captured after brief escape

Spokane police early Friday arrested a man who escaped from Eastern State Hospital. Dustin P. Leeds, 39, was last seen at the mental hospital in Medical Lake about 8 p.m. …

Plight of World War I veteran brings family together for Memorial Day

Some 79 years after he fell off a fishing boat and sank into obscurity, World War I veteran Henry Hartman finally had funeral services Thursday with full military honors in …

Medical Lake record-breaking sprinters Lexi Rolan, Keyhon Ross vie for gold

Gene Blankenship knows he’s a blessed man. The Medical Lake track and field coach has the best male and female sprinters in school history.