Spokane Valley archive for June 2011

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011

Mobile home fire reported

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews have responded to a mobile home fire in the 800 block of North Bowman near the Sprague and I-90 interchange. The first crews to arrive said there was heavy smoke on all sides. The residents have reportedly evacuated safely.

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Police at Sixth and University

Police have surrounded a house in the area of Sixth and University. Spokane Valley Police Department spokesman Sgt. Dave Reagan said police found a stolen car and what is believed to be a stolen gun outside and believe their suspect is hiding inside the house....

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The hills are not burning down

From what I've heard over the scanner, people have been calling 911 over the last two days to report a fire in the hills above Barker and Trent. There's no reason to worry, though. The Spokane Valley Fire Department is conducting wildland fire training up...

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Superior Court Judge Tari Eitzen ruled in favor of the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum in a lawsuit filed by Ichabod’s Tavern, Peters Hardware and Dave’s Bar and Grill over parking lot access for the businesses. (J. Bart Rayniak)

Today's highlights

Superior Court Judge Tari Eitzen ruled in favor of the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum in a lawsuit filed by Ichabod’s Tavern, Peters Hardware and Dave’s Bar and Grill over parking lot access for the businesses. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak Since none of us blew away...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011

Road construction coming

This is just a reminder that the City of Spokane Valley is hosting an open house Thursday night to give the public information on the upcoming Sprague and Sullivan intersection project. The event will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at...

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Coming Thursday

It's hard to believe it is Wednesday already, which of course means it's time for a preview of Thursday's Valley Voice. We've got some interesting stuff coming your way this week. A Spokane County Superior Court judge has recently filed an opinion on a lawsuit...

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Fuel gel for decorative firepots being recalled

If you have a decorative firepot that uses pourable fuel gel, take note. According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the product sold under the names NAPAfire and FIREGEL is being recalled after dozens of accidents have been reported. Apparently if the gel...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011

Church development plan on tonight's agenda

The item on the agenda for tonight's Spokane Valley City Council meeting that will probably attract the most interest is a staff report on the a proposed development agreement between the city and St. John Vianney Church. The church requested the rezoning of a parcel...

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Applebee's on hiatus for a few days 

You may remember that the Spokane Valley Applebee's restaurant at Mission and Pines held an auction last week to sell off the sports memorabilia lining the walls. They're apparently doing a little more than redecorating. I drove by this morning and the restaurant was closed,...

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

Keeping the kids entertained

If you haven't been by the Spokane Valley Mall lately, you might not have noticed that Regal Cinemas is offering its summer movies again. The theater shows a double feature of kid-friendly movies every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. for only $1. The...

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Free meals for kids start today

It can be hard for families who get free or reduced price meals through the school districts to provide enough food for kids during the summer when they are home. So every year local school districts open up federally funded Summer Food Program free meal...

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A Central Pre-Mix truck heads south on Sullivan Road over the Spokane River on Thursday.  (J. Bart Rayniak)

Saturday's highlights

A Central Pre-Mix truck heads south on Sullivan Road over the Spokane River on Thursday. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak We had a nice, sunny weekend just in time for Hoopfest and Ironman, but now it's time to get back to work. We can start out...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011

Coming on Saturday

If you can tear yourself away from Hoopfest or the Ironman this weekend, we will have a nice Valley Voice coming out on Saturday. As promised I will have more details about the truck weight restrictions on the Sullivan Road bridge. Some companies aren't worried...

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Work crews hit natural gas line

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews are responding to a call for a broken natural gas line at Montgomery and Van Marter. There has been utility work going on in the area and apparently a backhoe hit the gas line. 1 p.m. update: A one inch...

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Spokane Valley Perkins closed

KHQ is reporting this morning that the Spokane Valley Perkins restaurant at Mission and Argonne has closed. Apparently the restaurant's franchise agreement expired and the owners said it was too expensive to renew it. The location is just down the street from the Marie Callender's...

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Watson is up for adoption at SCRAPS. (Photo courtesy of SCRAPS)

You ain't nothing but a hound dog

A sunny Friday morning is a good time to quote Elvis, don't you think? And it is a hound dog mix that is the featured adoptable dog of the week at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. As an added bonus, his name is...

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Suspect taken into custody. After a chase, Kevin Hodgson, 39, is arrested on the east side of Spalding Auto Parts wrecking yard in Spokane Valley on Thursday. Hodgson allegedly stole a car as Spokane Valley Police officers approached to arrest him on an outstanding warrant and sped north on University Road. Police said he abandoned the car, ran across Interstate 90, and hid in the Spalding yard, where a Spokane Police Department K-9 located him. He was arrested on charges of second-degree robbery, second-degree assault, attempting to elude and the outstanding warrant, a police spokesman said. (Colin Mulvany)

Wanted man nabbed by police K-9

After a chase, Kevin Hodgson, 39, is arrested on the east side of Spalding Auto Parts wrecking yard in Spokane Valley on Thursday. SR photo/Colin Mulvany We apparently had a photographer at the right place at the right time yesterday. Spokane Valley Police officers were...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011

Weight restrictions on Sullivan bridge

The City of Spokane Valley sent out a press release shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday announcing new weight restrictions on the southbound lanes of the Sullivan Road Bridge. There are actually two bridges there and the one that carries southbound traffic is the oldest and...

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Bittersweet bon voyage: Mountain View Middle School fitness and health teacher Cathy Inouye high-fives student Brendan Schuller as the last bus leaves on the last day of school on Friday in Newman Lake. The school is closing after 32 years. The East Valley School District is moving toward a kindergarten through eighth grade system and will close its other middle school in two years. (Dan Pelle)

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Mountain View Middle School fitness and health teacher Cathy Inouye high-fives student Brendan Schuller as the last bus leaves on the last day of school on Friday in Newman Lake. The school is closing after 32 years. SR photo/Dan Pelle Wecome to another rainy Thursday....

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011

Mountain View Middle School social studies teacher, Lisa Nunlist (center) and athletic director, Angie Bordwell (right) wave goodbye as the last buses depart on the last day of school, June 17, 2011 in Newman Lake, Wash. The school is closing after 32 years.  (Dan Pelle)

Coming Thursday

Mountain View Middle School social studies teacher, Lisa Nunlist (center) and athletic director, Angie Bordwell (right) wave goodbye as the last buses depart on the last day of school, June 17, 2011 in Newman Lake, Wash. The school is closing after 32 years. SR photo/Dan...

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It's all about walkers and bikers tomorrow

If you regularly walk or pedal around Spokane Valley, you might want to check out Thursday night's City of Spokane Valley Planning Commission meeting. On the agenda is the city's draft bike and pedestrian master plan. The plan includes a map and list of recommended...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011

Meet your Spokane Valley candidates

Just a reminder that the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidate forum Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Each candidate that attends will have a table and those that registered in advance will be given...

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Marianne Guenther Bornhoft is helping organize an auction of items from Applebee’s in Spokane Valley. (Dan Pelle)

Cool auction coming on Thursday

Marianne Guenther Bornhoft is helping organize an auction of items from Applebee’s in Spokane Valley. SR photo/Dan Pelle I'm sure many people in the Spokane Valley area have eaten at the Applebee's Restaurant at Mission and Pines at least once or twice. Part of the...

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Tuesday meetings

Several members of the Spokane Valley City Council are attending the annual Association of Washington Cities conference this week, so there will not be a city council meeting tonight. But the Liberty Lake City Council has a couple of interesting things on their agenda tonight....

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