Spokane Valley

FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015

Statue installed today

The 16.5 foot bronze statue, Dance of Sun & Moon, was put into place using a truck crane earlier today at Mirabeau Point Park. Watch a slideshow of the installation here and read the story in tomorrow's paper.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015


THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015

MONDAY, JAN. 5, 2015

TUESDAY, DEC. 16, 2014


FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 2014

Avista line servicemen Steve Palmer, left, and Clayton Reynolds use their buckets to string up 3,000 lights some 30 feet in the air on the Rotary Club of Spokane Valley’s Christmas tree Tuesday at University City. (Dan Pelle)

Let's light up the Spokane Valley map!

Every year we generate a map of holiday light displays here at the paper. People register their own lights on a public map and those of us who like driving around looking at the lights have an easy way to find them. How about this:...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 2, 2014

A new place for city hall?  

The Spokane Valley city council is considering a purchase of land for a new city hall. The 3.3 acre lot in question is located at Sprague Avenue and Dartmouth Road at the west end of U City Mall and for sale for slightly less than...

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Tuesday morning roundup

It's been some time since I've looked at how this Spokane Valley beat of mine is developing, so here's a little roundup for you: This blog has grown from 99 to 130 followers (not explosive growth, but pretty darn good). I love hearing from you...

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MONDAY, DEC. 1, 2014

Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels development associate Becky Duffey is trying to get Spokane involved in #GivingTuesday, which is in its third year nationally and continues to gain traction as a post-Thanksgiving day to give to community programs. (Colin Mulvany)

Spokane Valley designates #GivingTuesday

At the last Spokane Valley City Council meeting, Mayor Dean Grafos designated Tuesday Dec. 2 as Giving Tuesday. Grafos said the globally celebrated day is a great opportunity for people to give back to the community. "This is a way for all citizens to join...

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Light the Christmas tree in Spokane Valley

The Rotary Club of Spokane Valley is getting the Christmas tree in the University City parking lot ready for the annual lighting ceremony on Dec. 4 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Santa is stopping by and the choir Solar Energy from the Sunrise Elementary School will be...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2014

Advent celebration on Sunday

Millwood Community Presbyterian Church is hosting an Advent party on Nov. 30 from 4-7 p.m. There will be crafts for children and adults, singing of Christmas carols and lots of snacks. The church is located at 3223 N. Marguerite Rd. Call: (509) 924-2350.

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THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 2014

David Sean Brown runs a Spokane Valley history page in Facebook  (Pia Hallenberg)

Facebook page tracks Spokane Valley History

David Sean Brown was born and raised in Spokane Valley. Back in 2010, he joined Facebook and quickly made contact with people he'd gone to school with or shared interests with. "I've always been interested in the history of Spokane and Spokane Valley," said Brown...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2014

Thursday morning coffee is on -

- at the Rocket Bakery on Argonne Road. I will be there around 9 a.m. and stick around until 10:30 a.m. Rumor has it we may get a visit from David Sean Brown who started and runs The History of Spokane Valley Facebook page. Stop...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 18, 2014

Linda Rae Osmonson owns a classic river rock home in the Spokane Valley. She has spent the past decade on restoration efforts. (Colin Mulvany)

List of rock homes is growing fast 

Since the story on Spokane Valley river rock homes ran on Sunday, we've had more than ten people register their rock home on the online map we provided. Don't be left out - submit your home today. In a week or so we will share...

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MONDAY, NOV. 17, 2014

Spokane Valley City Council meeting tonight

Just as I was hitting my stride with the Tuesday meetings, we're having one on a Monday. Tonight's agenda includes a noxious weed board update and a public hearing on the shoreline master plan, as well as an executive session about a real estate purchase....

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FRIDAY, NOV. 14, 2014

First dance with Mary Jane  

You may remember Shelly Clark as one of the organizers behind the protest that lead to Spokane Valley outlawing topless barristas about a year ago. Thursday night, Clark and the Coalition for Community Values called a meeting at CenterPlace to discuss the impact the legalization...

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MONDAY, NOV. 3, 2014

Connie Klien, center, Marsha Plewman, left, and Bev Hannibal open and check ballots Thursday at the Spokane County Elections Office. (Dan Pelle)

Is this Spokane Valley as you know it? 

Just in time for the election, my colleague Jim Camden wrote a piece about how Spokane Valley has been rated the most centrist town in the United States by USA Today and the website Liveability.com Do you recognize Spokane Valley in the description?

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014

River rock homes in Spokane Valley

Together with staff at The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum we are looking for homes in Spokane Valley constructed with river rock. The homes we are looking for don't have to be as elaborate as the original Vera Water Pump House above, but the front or...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8, 2014

Riders board and disembark from the No. 66 bus at the Jefferson Park and Ride in downtown Spokane on Friday. The routes to and from Cheney are busier these days, boosting the bottom line of the Spokane Transit Authority and staving off service cuts on other routes. (Jesse Tinsley)

STA open house and forum Thursday

Spokane Transit Authority is hosting a series of open houses asking the public for input on its long-range transit plan, Moving Forward. The first open house is Oct. 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Center Place, 2426 North Discovery Place. Valley residents are encouraged to show...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 7, 2014

Spokane Valley City Council meeting tonight

This evening's City Council meeting is a study session during which city staff will present research on current topics and issues facing the council. Tonight, we will hear about possible restrictions on truck parking in neighborhoods and get a briefing on proposed amendments to the...

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