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By Lucas Walsh
Cheney Free Press 

Airway Heights reduces services to Tribe

Council votes to scale back EMS and police assistance


Last updated 12/10/2022 at 2:52pm

AIRWAY HEIGHTS– City council voted this week to reduce fire, EMS and police services in two areas owned or held in trust by the Kalispel Tribe of Indians.

“The Kalispel Tribe failed to pay on two separate contracts for service from the city, so we are reducing service proportional to that lack of payment,” city administrator Albert Tripp said.

One of these contracts between the city and the Tribe, established in 1996, was paid annually until 2019. The second contract is a 3-party contract between the Kalispel Tribe, Spokane County, and Airway Heights. Payments on this contract cease...

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