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More big changes are coming to Spokane County Fire District 3 in southwest Spokane County after the district annexed Medical Lake into its boundaries in August.
Big changes are coming to Spokane County Fire District 3, and two fire commissioner candidates plan to navigate those changes in different ways. Incumbent Sharon Colby, who has been a fire commissioner for nearly three decades, hopes to use her knowledge of the district to help manage an expanding service area smoothly.
Voters in both Medical Lake and Spokane County Fire District 3 voted to merge the city’s fire department with the district Tuesday night.
A longtime Fire District 3 commissioner says she brings valuable experience at a time of big change while her opponent hopes to bring a new perspective.
Medical Lake has had its own fire department since 1904, but voters could decide next month to eliminate it.
Sections of burned field and patches of hay lined South Betz Road in Cheney after a tractor-trailer hauling hay caught fire Tuesday afternoon.
A Washington State Patrol dispatcher said the crash was reported about 3:45 p.m. The truck was westbound when it veered off the roadway near the Salnave Road exit.
A structure fire spread into nearby trees and grass near Cheney Friday morning, prompting a response from local and state fire crews.
About a dozen workers at a West Plains aerospace plant that manufactures aircraft brakes were forced to evacuate Monday afternoon after sensors detected a poisonous gas leak.
County fire crews are battling at least two brush fires along Interstate 90, near Medical Lake and Cheney.
A motor home was destroyed and a pet killed Tuesday night in a fire west of Cheney.
Fire crews near Liberty Lake and Cheney are battling a pair of fires, both several acres in size that were reported within an hour of each other Thursday afternoon.
Kathy Sims and Tony Wisniewski sat in the Coeur d’Alene Courthouse last Friday, awaiting a decision capable of ending the race between the two candidates almost two weeks early. But after a judge declared that Sims could restore her ballot spot – effectively ending a court battle over her residency in Idaho’s District 3 – Wisniewski, her challenger on the ballot, said he agreed with the decision.
Less than a week after she was knocked off the ballot, former Idaho state Rep. Kathy Sims was granted another chance to return to the Legislature. First District Judge Richard S. Christensen ruled Friday that Sims, the owner of Coeur d’Alene Honda who previously served in the Legislature, should remain on the May 15 primary ballot.
A man who died in a house fire west of Cheney earlier this week is the brother of the property owner.
One person was found dead inside a home that caught fire Tuesday morning west of Cheney.
A house near Fish Lake Regional Park southeast of Spokane was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning.
A house fire south of Spokane quickly spread to nearby brush, forcing the temporary closure of the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 195 early Friday afternoon.
Mumm has unmatched civic experience and accomplishments, but we’re also impressed with Burrow’s pragmatism and economic development focus.
Voters in Spokane County’s largest fire district approved a property tax increase that officials say will be used to replace aging trucks and equipment and respond to increasing call volumes.