Spokane Valley archive for July 2011

SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011

Scanner traffic gems

I don't know if the Spokane scanner traffic is just more interesting than in Spokane Valley, but I've heard a couple of gems today while in the downtown office. The first exchange involved an officer who had located a stolen car. Dispatcher: "Is the ignition...

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“It’s in my blood,” said Behar, waiting for the start of the Fever 4 race at Stateline Speedway in Stateline, Idaho, on July 20. (Kathy Plonka)

13-year-old a top racer

“It’s in my blood,” said Behar, waiting for the start of the Fever 4 race at Stateline Speedway in Stateline, Idaho, on July 20. SR photo/Kathy Plonka Reporter Allison Boggs has an excellent story in today's paper about 13-year-old racing phenom Nicole Behar of Otis...

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Samuel Randall, 6, watches after he throws a plastic bowling ball at oversize pins at a game booth at Liberty Lake Days on Saturday at Pavillion Park.

Looks like fun

Samuel Randall, 6, watches after he throws a plastic bowling ball at oversize pins at a game booth at Liberty Lake Days on Saturday at Pavillion Park. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley It looks like reporter Chelsea Bannach visited the Liberty Lake Days celebration yesterday in Liberty...

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FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011

Coming on Saturday

Our commuting lives are going to be disrupted starting Monday. In Saturday's Valley Voice I'll have details on the Sullivan Road and Indiana Avenue intersection, which is going to be partially shut down for six weeks while concrete is laid. The Broadway Avenue Safety Project...

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Is anyone in the mood for a little football?

I'm sure some people around here are pining for a some football after the protracted NFL lockout. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office "Regulators" will take on the San Bernadino County Sheriff's Department "Enforcers" in the 2011 Charity Bowl at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at West Valley...

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Liberty Lake Days starts tonight

If you are in the mood for a party with a side of classic cars, make plans to check out Liberty Lake Days. The event starts tonight at 7 p.m. with a car cruise through Liberty Lake. The cars will start in the Albertson's parking...

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THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011

Shred day Saturday

If you're like me and have bags of old bills and other things that need to be shredded sitting in your closet, now is your chance to get things cleared out. Volunteers from three Spokane Valley area SCOPE stations will be manning shredding trucks for...

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Accident closes road in Newman Lake

A car has hit a 7-year-old boy on a bike in the area of Morris Road and Malvern in Liberty Lake. The boy was unconscious when 911 was called, but was reportedly awake when paramedics were treating him. MedStar was launched to take the boy...

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Check out who is happy today

The featured dog up for adoption this week at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is all gangly legs and big doggy grin. Millie, a 9-month-old Pit Bull mix, is really still just a pup. Shelter staff says that she is willing to learn,...

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James Clancy, 83, sells produce for bargain price, like these tomatoes for 39 cents a pound at his stand near the corner of Maxwell and Ash in North Spokane. (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

James Clancy, 83, sells produce for bargain price, like these tomatoes for 39 cents a pound at his stand near the corner of Maxwell and Ash in North Spokane. SR photo/Dan Pelle One of today's highlights from the Valley Voice is a story about something...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011

Coming Thursday

We'll have a bunch of interesting things coming your way in the Thursday Valley Voice. Perhaps the biggest news of the week is that last night the Spokane Valley City Council killed a zone change request that was filed by St. John Vianney Church to...

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A pedestrian shares the sidewalk with bicyclists on Sprague Avenue, Tuesday. The City of Spokane Valley has outlined its proposed Bike and Pedestrian Master Program at a public hearing last week. (J. Bart Rayniak)

Bike and Pedestrian plan a moving target

A pedestrian shares the sidewalk with bicyclists on Sprague Avenue recently. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak I've heard there is interest in when the Spokane Valley City Council will discuss the proposed Bike and Pedestrian Master Program again. They council decided last week that they needed...

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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

City Council will be busy tonight

The agenda for tonight's Spokane Valley City Council meeting is a little one the long side. First up will be the first reading of a proposed ordinance on the St. John Vianney rezone request, which will likely attract some public comment. The council will also...

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The Liberty Lake Police Department believes this man broke into a Liberty Lake storage company and took a Honda Motorcycle.  (Photo courtesy the Liberty Lake Police Department)

Do you know this man?

The Liberty Lake Police Department thought they had an easy case on July 15 when Storage Solutions on East Mission reported that someone had broken in and stolen a Honda Motorcycle from a storage unit. The video surveillance system captured crystal clear shots of the...

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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011

Family loses home to arson

A family returned from camping Sunday night to a rude shock. Their rental home had burned in a fire that fire investigators believe was arson. The Spokane Valley Fire Department was called to the 4400 block of East 15th at 3 a.m. Sunday morning. When...

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Doug and Teresa Sadler work in the raised beds that the Pumpkin Patch Community Garden grows for the Second Harvest Food Bank. (J. Bart Rayniak)

Saturday's highlights

Doug and Teresa Sadler work in the raised beds that the Pumpkin Patch Community Garden grows for the Second Harvest Food Bank. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak Here we are on a slightly damp Monday morning, starting another work week. If you missed taking a look...

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FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011

Coming on Saturday

We have a few interesting things coming up in Saturday's Valley Voice. Some members of the Spokane Valley City Council had some harsh words this week for a draft version of the goals and policies to be included in the city's Shoreline Master Program. The...

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Things to do, places to be

If you are still looking for something to do this weekend, there are a couple of options to consider. The City of Spokane Valley will host its first free outdoor summer movie showing in Mirabeau Park on Saturday. Earlier this year residents were able to...

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Vandals hit Trentwood Elementary

The Spokane Valley Police Department is reporting that someone broke off 80 sprinkler heads at Trentwood Elementary sometime over the weekend. The damage was discovered Monday morning and was limited to the front of the school. The school is in a residential neighborhood, so police...

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THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011

New car impound law for DUI arrests 

If you needed yet another good reason not to drink and drive, take note of the new mandatory impound law that takes effect at midnight. The Washington State Patrol sent out a press release reminding people that the law now states that if someone is...

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No burgers. But I hear there might be cheese.

The City of Spokane Valley will spend some time Friday afternoon celebrating its successful effort to get a new state law passed this year. The City Council had received complaints from residents that heavy cattle trucks coming down from Canada were bypassing the Port of...

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Flaggers direct traffic on Bowdish Road just south of Sprague, July 11,while utility work is completed in the area. There have been several cases so far this year where utility workers have severed natural gas lines in Spokane Valley in residential neighborhoods.  (J. Bart Rayniak)

Today's highlights

Flaggers direct traffic on Bowdish Road just south of Sprague, July 11,while utility work is completed in the area. There have been several cases so far this year where utility workers have severed natural gas lines in Spokane Valley in residential neighborhoods. SR photo/J. Bart...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011

Coming Thursday

A few Spokane Valley City Council members panned the proposed Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan during Tuesday's meeting. After a lot of questions and debate, the council decided they needed another study session on the subject before they vote on whether to move it to...

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Special Newman Lake Fire meeting Thursday

The Newman Lake Fire District commissioners have announced a special meeting to be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Station 1, 10236 N. West Newman Lake Drive. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss financing options for the new Station 1 the district is...

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Drivers nabbed for not yielding to pedestrians 

The Spokane Valley Police Department conducted a pedestrian emphasis for five hours yesterday at the intersections of Valleyway and Mullan/Argonne. They gave out 110 tickets (at $124 a pop) to drivers who failed to yield for pedestrians in the crosswalk, according to Detective David Thornburg....

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