Spokane Valley archive for Aug. 2011

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2011

Coming Thursday

Sorry I haven't been too active on the blog this week. My fingers can only type so fast and sometimes there just isn't enough time in the day. But we've spent our time wisely, putting together another bunch of great stories for Thursday's Valley Voice....

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TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2011


Chris Lomen and John Smith of Marlin Windows Inc. install new energy-efficient windows on the south side of Centennial Middle School. (J. Bart Rayniak)

Saturday's highlights

Chris Lomen and John Smith of Marlin Windows Inc. install new energy-efficient windows on the south side of Centennial Middle School. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak There was a lot of school news in Saturday's Valley Voice as the three Spokane Valley school districts prepare to...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2011

Do the Valley Cruz

If you are looking for a little somthing to do on Sunday while we bake in this heat, you can head over to the Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene for their annual Valley Cruz car show Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. In addition...

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Need a backpack for school?

If your child is still in need of a backpack and/or supplies for school, Dishman Baptist Church is inviting neighborhood residents to a "Backpack Bash" Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. The church has 125 backpacks filled will school supplies to give away. Families can...

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Traffic hangups at Sprague and Pines

I got a surprise this morning on the way in to work when I discovered that southbound Pines is down to one lane at Sprague for work in the road. All traffic is being routed through the left turn lane, whether you are turning or...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2011

Brush fire update

There is a little bit more information available on yesterday's brush fire near Saltese Road and Sullivan. The fire was about 100 feet by 50 feet when firefighters arrived, then blowing embers ignited a second fire about 100 yards away, said Spokane Valley Fire Department...

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East Valley Athletic Director Joe Kostecka lays out Mountain View Lancer and East Valley Middle School Squires uniforms that will be sold during Friday’s sale. (J. Bart Rayniak)

Today's highlights

East Valley Athletic Director Joe Kostecka lays out Mountain View Lancer and East Valley Middle School Squires uniforms that will be sold during Friday’s sale. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak If you have fond memories of being a Mountain View Middle School Landers or East Valley...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2011

Brush fire near Saltese and Sullivan 

The Spokane Valley Fire Department is responding to a brush fire in the area of Saltese Road and Neidham just off Sullivan Road. The first crew on the scene reported fire in the brush and trees. 2:16 p.m. update: The fire department is now asking...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2011

Drinking party brawl led to police standoff

Three people received minor wounds from shotgun pellets early this morning as they left an underage drinking party near Pines and Mansfield, according to a press release from the Spokane Valley Police Department. One of the three flagged down a passing Washington State Patrol trooper...

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Morning mayhem

Things have been a little active on the scanner this morning. Pines Road is open again after being shut down by police for hours as they were in a standoff with shooting suspects in a house at Pines and Mansfield. No official press release has...

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MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2011

Spokane Valley Fire Dept. is tweeting

I mentioned last week that the Spokane Valley Fire Department has joined the Twitter world, but I thought it might be helpful to mention what kinds of calls will be tweeted and which will not. It's set up so that calls are automatically tweeted with...

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On Sunday, rafters, kayakers and canoeists protest the proposal to build docks along the Spokane River. (Dan Pelle)

Coyote Rock protest

On Sunday, rafters, kayakers and canoeists protest the proposal to build docks along the Spokane River. SR photo/Dan Pelle Reporter Pia Hallenberg has a story in today's paper on Sunday's floating protest against proposed docks in the Coyote Rock development on the Spokane River. The...

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Quarterback Gaven Deyarmin (center in white) returns for his third season as a starter and team leader for the Central Valley Bears. (J. Bart Rayniak)

Saturday's highlights

Quarterback Gaven Deyarmin (center in white) returns for his third season as a starter and team leader for the Central Valley Bears. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak It never fails. I tried to sneak quietly away from the blog Friday for a day off and it...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2011

Accident closing Sullivan at I-90 

I'm hearing reports of a bad accident on the eastbound I-90 Sullivan off-ramp. The Spokane Valley Fire Department is calling for extrication equipment. Spokane Valley Police are calling it a "serious injury accident" and detouring traffic, so if you are heading toward Sullivan it might...

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Family movie night

The Valley HUB is planning another family movie night Friday with its giant movie screen. The animated movie "Cars" will start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the facility, 19619 E. Cataldo. Families are encouraged to bring something soft to sit on,...

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Both docks in the Coyote Rocks development in Spokane Valley were damaged this spring from the rising waters of the Spokane River. (J. Bart Rayniak)

Coyote Rock docks still causing a fuss

Both docks in the Coyote Rocks development in Spokane Valley were damaged this spring from the rising waters of the Spokane River. SR file photo/J. Bart Rayniak Outdoors writer Rich Landers has an interesting story in today's paper about the ongoing controversy surrounding 30 proposed...

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Popular Spokane Indians superhero Recycle Man poses for pictures with a young recycler before a recent ballgame. “You, too, can be a hero if you recycle,” he says. (J. Bart Rayniak)

Today's highlights

Popular Spokane Indians superhero Recycle Man poses for pictures with a young recycler before a recent ballgame. “You, too, can be a hero if you recycle,” he says. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak There's news from all over in today's Valley Voice. Reporter Pia Hallenberg checked...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2011

Spokane Valley accident victim dies

The 75-year-old man injured Monday when his Honda scooter hit the side of a car at Broadway and Progress died Monday night, the Spokane Valley Police Department announced yesterday. Charles Spurgeon died of blunt force trauma to his chest, police said. It appears that the...

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Election results

Most people have probably heard about the election results by now, but here's a look at today's story if you missed it. Voters in Spokane Valley had only one thing on the ballot - narrowing the field of candidates for Bill Gothmann's council seat from...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2011

Vacant home on fire

A resident in the 12900 block of East Valleyway called in to report that smoke was coming from the attic of a nearby vacant home that is for sale. The first crews from the Spokane Valley Fire Department reported seeing "light smoke" when they arrived.

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Monday was crash day

Monday was apparently a day for car crashes caused by drivers who pulled out in front of people. Yesterday at 2:35 p.m. an teenage girl pulled out in front of a police car at the Spokane Valley Police Precinct on East Sprague, causing a police...

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One-way couplet will be on ballot

After a lengthy discussion and public comment from several people last night, the Spokane Valley City Council voted to put the one-way Sprague issue on the ballot. The council did change the dollar figure, however. The original proposal was for $6.4 million, which included the...

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MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2011

Detours ahead

There's some road work going on this week (other than the reconstruction of the Indiana and Sullivan intersection) that will have some impact on how people travel. At 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Bowdish Road will be shut down between 17th and 18th for utility work....

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