Spokane Valley archive for Dec. 2010

FRIDAY, DEC. 31, 2010

Coming on Saturday

Here's a few tidbits you can check out in Saturday's Valley Voice. The Spokane Valley City Council reversed themselves on the items they want to support at the 2011 Washington legislative session, despite having voted to approve them in October. As the calendar rolls over...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 2010

Kenai  is escorted by SCRAPS volunteer coordinator Francine Moniz to a kennel. Chances are good that Kenai will find her way home. She had both SpokAnimal and personal ID tags with a phone number, as well as a microchip.  (J. BART RAYNIAK)

Today's highlights

Kenai is escorted by SCRAPS volunteer coordinator Francine Moniz to a kennel. Chances are good that Kenai will find her way home. She had both SpokAnimal and personal ID tags with a phone number, as well as a microchip. SR phot/J. Bart Rayniak In today's...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29, 2010

Holiday notes

Expect light posting the rest of the week, as I will be at home relaxing in my recliner again - provided I can manage to get home safely this afternoon. I'll poke my head in once or twice, but there won't much up on blog....

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Roads are slipping

The scanner is beginning to hum with a steady stream of accidents caused by the weather, so be careful out there. Sullivan Road near the freeway is currently backed up because of a truck on fire. Drive safely! 2:47 p.m. update: Bigelow Gulch Road sounds...

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This cat was left at the SCRAPS afterhours drop off sometime between 5:30 pm, Mon., Dec. 20, and 7:30 am Tuesday Dec. 21, 2010 with no paper work. So far 1,969 cat's and dog's have been left at the receiving room, with 886 undocumented.  (J. Bart Rayniak)

Coming Thursday

This cat was left at the SCRAPS after hours drop off sometime between 5:30 pm, Mon., Dec. 20, and 7:30 am Tuesday Dec. 21, 2010 with no paper work. So far 1,969 cats and dogs have been left at the receiving room, with 886 undocumented....

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TUESDAY, DEC. 28, 2010

Robbery reported in Millwood area

A 911 caller in the 8000 block of E. South Riverway in Millwood reports that three men robbed him at gunpoint in his home. More information to follow when available. 4:35 p.m. update: The man said he and his mother were tied up by the...

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A dog named Lucky enjoys the snow. (Photo courtesy of Wende Barker)

Picture Perfect

A dog named Lucky romps in the snow in a Picture Perfect submission by Wende Barker that ran in the Valley Voice on Saturday. Picture Perfect is a Spokane Valley scrapbook of people and events that we publish for free. If you would like to...

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Spokane Valley council meeting tonight

The Spokane Valley City Council will be back on the dias tonight after a week off for the holiday. The agenda looks pretty short and uneventful. The outgoing planning commission members will be recognized, there's a vote scheduled on some small changes to the city's...

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MONDAY, DEC. 27, 2010

Spokane Valley Fire Department employees are joined by members of the community to help push the new Rescue 8 truck into its station during a housing ceremony on Dec. 23. The photo is courtesy of the Spokane Valley Fire Department. (Photo courtesy Spokane Valley Fire Department)

New fire truck pushed into station

Deputy chief Larry Rider and Chief Mike Thompson (in white) are joined by other Spokane Valley Fire Department employees and members of the community during a ceremony held last week to dedicate a new fire engine. The photo is courtesy of the Spokane Valley Fire...

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Members of the extended  Hughes family pose for a Christmas portrait in Spokane Valley. From left are  Cohen, 1, Mary, Andrew and Tula Hughes, 2 ; Sam, 8, Nichole,  Max, 11, and Matthew Bergam;  Janice Hughes stands beside her husband, Steve; Ian Hughes, far right, and his son, Hayden, 10, in front. The families recently purchased new homes with three of them swapping homes with other family members. (J. BART RAYNIAK)

Saturday's highlights

Members of the extended Hughes family pose for a Christmas portrait in Spokane Valley. From left are Cohen, 1, Mary, Andrew and Tula Hughes, 2 ; Sam, 8, Nichole, Max, 11, and Matthew Bergam; Janice Hughes stands beside her husband, Steve; Ian Hughes, far right,...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010

Countdown to March

Merry early Christmas: Five Guys Burgers and Fries should open at 10 N. Sullivan in Spokane Valley in March. It will be the second location of the popular national chain to open in the area and franchise owner Wayne Sheffield also plans to open one...

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Coming on Saturday

We've got a bunch of good stuff coming up in Saturday's Valley Voice. The Liberty Lake city council passed their 2011 budget this week. A lot of proposed cuts were washed away at the last minute thanks to some revenue changes. The golf pro is...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 23, 2010

This is the second of two docks  that a judge says were built with a valid city-awarded exemption from the Shoreline Management Act. (J. BART RAYNIAK)

Today's highlights

This is the second of two docks that a judge says were built with a valid city-awarded exemption from the Shoreline Management Act. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak The City of Spokane Valley has come out ahead in a lawsuit filed against it by the Department...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010

Harvard Road blocked north of I-90

A head-on collision with injuries has been reported on Harvard Road just north of I-90. Police and fire are on the scene; an officer reports that the southbound lanes are blocked. Avoid the area for a while until everything is cleaned up.

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Coming Thursday

One quick note before we get into Thursday's coming attractions. Expect light posting for the next couple of days as I stay home, sleep in and sit in my recliner. I promise to poke my head in at least once to post links to Thursday's...

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Arrests made in burglary

Two people have been arrested this week for the burglary of the home of Ernest Creach last week. Three people were seen running from the home by Creach's wife on Dec. 15. Several electronic items and a gun were reported missing. The third person has...

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The new Spokane Valley Fire Rescue 8 fire truck will be dedicated in a ceremony on Dec. 23, 2010. The photo is courtesy of the Spokane Valley Fire Department. (Photo courtesy Spokane Valley Fire Department)

New fire truck dedication ceremony Thursday

The new Rescue 8 truck will start serving Spokane Valley residents this week. Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department. Spokane Valley Fire is taking a ceremony used in other cities and making it it's own. A housing ceremony for the department's new Rescue 8...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 21, 2010

Five Guys in Spokane Valley?

Some work is going on at 10 N. Sullivan at the site of an old Hollywood Video store next to Petco. A check of the online Washington State business license directory shows that Montana Burgers Inc. applied for a business license at that location this...

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Some sign work is being done at the Vallue Village at Sprague and McDonald on Dec. 21, 2010. (Lisa Leinberger)

Sign work

We took a look out our office windows a bit ago and noticed some work going on with the Value Village sign at Sprague and McDonald. Yesterday a new green sign that says "community donation center" was added to the front of the store. The...

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Liberty Lake council tonight

I nearly forgot to mention the Liberty Lake City Council meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive. It's the last meeting of the year (unless another special meeting is scheduled), so the council must approve the 2011 budget. It...

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MONDAY, DEC. 20, 2010

Arlene and Gene Vanhorn's holiday theme home is filled with colorful inflatable Christmas decorations at 5240 McKinzie Rd. in Otis Orchards in December 2009. (J. Bart Rayniak)

A look at Christmas past

Here's a little something to get us in a Christmas spirit - a photo taken by Spokesman-Review photographer Bart Rayniak in December 2009 of a festive home on McKinzie Road in Otis Orchards. Is it just me or do fewer people seem to be decorating...

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Spokane Valley Heritage Museum volunteers Herman Meier and Al Shrock get a hand from Don Gormancovering the sign to protect it from deteroriating. The museum hopes to raise $10,000 to restore the original 1912 scroll sign above the entrance to the historical Opportunity Township Hall. Below, the entrance of the museum, featuring the scroll sign.  (J. BART RAYNIAK)

Saturday's highlights

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum volunteers Herman Meier and Al Shrock get a hand from Don Gorman covering the sign to protect it from deteriorating. The museum hopes to raise $10,000 to restore the original 1912 scroll sign above the entrance to the historic Opportunity Township...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010

Christmas shopping help

Here it is the last weekend before Christmas and your holiday shopping isn't done. What to do? The Freeman High School Future Business Leaders of America club is willing to help by offering child care for people who need to go buy some last minute...

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Coming Saturday 

There are a couple things coming up in Saturday's must have edition of the Valley Voice. (But then, aren't they all must have editions?) Staff at the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum are trying to restore the original scroll sign mounted on the Sprague-facing side of...

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