Spokane Valley archive for Oct. 2011

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2011

The Central Valley High School Marching Band and Color Guard rehearses Tuesday for the Northwest Association for Performing Arts Championhips to be held today in Hillsboro, Ore. The band made history by winning first place at the University of Oregon Festival of Bands at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore., last weekend. (J.BART RAYNIAK)

Saturday's highlights

The Central Valley High School Marching Band and Color Guard rehearses Tuesday for the Northwest Association for Performing Arts Championhips to be held Saturday in Hillsboro, Ore. The band made history by winning first place at the University of Oregon Festival of Bands at Autzen...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2011

Brush fire in Dishman Hills

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews are responding to a report of a brush fire in Dishman Hills behind Savage Land Pizza. The first crews coming into the area are reporting a column of smoke. 3 p.m. update: Crews report a 50x50 slow moving fire.

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Haunted house tonight

If you know someone between the ages of 5 and 12 who enjoys a bit of a scare, check out the haunted house tonight at The Cottages at Sullivan Park (411 S. Adams Road). The haunted house will be open from 6 to 9 p.m....

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This home near Sixth and Girard was destroyed in an early morning fire on Oct. 28, 2011. (Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department)

House destroyed in fire

A home in the 7200 block of east Sixth was destroyed by fire early this morning. Spokane Valley Fire Department crews were dispatched at 4:12 a.m. A neighbor heard a popping noise, went outside and saw flames through a window in the home, said assistant...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2011

Section of Balfour Road closed

The city of Spokane Valley has announced that Balfour Road between 13th and 14th is closed to all traffic until Nov. 4 for utility work. Make sure you detour around that area until it reopens. Also, there is some landscaping work going on at the...

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Spokane Chiefs, from left, Collin Valcourt, Mac Engel and Tanner Mort prepare lunch Oct. 18 at the House of Charity in Spokane. The hockey players spent parts of three days volunteering and interacting with homeless people. (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights 

Spokane Chiefs, from left, Collin Valcourt, Mac Engel and Tanner Mort prepare lunch Oct. 18 at the House of Charity in Spokane. The hockey players spent parts of three days volunteering and interacting with homeless people. SR photo/Dan Pelle We've got a little bit of...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2011

Developer's Forum Thursday

Make sure you set your alarm clock tonight if you want to head over to Spokane Valley City Hall (11707 E. Sprague) to check out the Developer's Forum from 7:30 to 9 a.m. While the discussion is designed for developers, anyone is welcome to come...

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Fire reported in nursing home

Multiple Spokane Valley Fire Department crews have responded to a report of a bathroom full of smoke in a nursing home in the area Mission and Union. Police are being asked to close Mission, so avoid that area for a bit.

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TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2011


New school zone speed limit signs are up

Spokane Valley recently installed flashing school zone speed limit signs at Chester Elementary (3525 S. Pines) and Orchard Center Elementary (7519 E. Buckeye). The new signs have flashing beacons to remind drivers to go 20 miles per hour when the speed limit is in effect,...

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MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2011

Urban Growth Area open house

A regional review of the Urban Growth Area is under way and there are discussions about changing the boundaries in the Spokane Valley area. An open house is being held tonight so people can get information on what areas are impacted. The open house is...

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Dracula (Michael Ashton Toth) was found lurking around the Dracula Blood Drive at Central Valley High School onMonday. More than80 students, faculty and community members participated and received a $3-off coupon to CV's"Dracula" for donating.  (J. Bart Rayniak)

Saturday's highlights

Dracula (Michael Ashton Toth) was found lurking around the Dracula Blood Drive at Central Valley High School on Oct. 17. More than 80 students, faculty and community members participated and received a $3-off coupon to CV's"Dracula" for donating. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak We brought you...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2011

Pumpkin carving contest

If you have a great idea for a jack-o-lantern design, you might want to head south tomorrow for a pumpkin carving contest in Fairfield. Just bring your own cleaned out pumpkin and carving tools to the Fairfield Community Center on Main Street at 6 p.m....

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It's a haunting

There are a bunch of things going on this weekend, so let's start by taking a look at the annual Valley Mission Haunted Pool. (Don't worry, the pool has been drained. You won't get wet.) Organizers promise "spirits, ghosts and all manner of creepy crawlies"...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2011

Overturned car near Evergreen exit

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews are responding to reports of a car on its top in a grassy area next to I-90 at the westbound Evergreen exit. 1:37 p.m. update: I can't see very much on the DOT traffic camera feed, but crews are on...

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Spokane Valley Police are looking for help identifying the man in the red t-shirt, who is a suspect in a hit and run accident.  (Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Police Department)

Who is this man?

Spokane Valley Police are looking for help in identifying a man involved in a hit and run collision in the Albertson's parking lot at 32nd and Highway 27 earlier this year. The man (pictured above) was wearing a red t-shirt and shorts and has a...

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Adams Elementary media specialist Julie Custer reads “Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum” to second-graders Oct. 5. (J. Bart Rayniak)

Today's highlights

Adams Elementary media specialist Julie Custer reads “Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum” to second-graders Oct. 5. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak There are a lot of stories to highlight from today's Valley Voice, so let's get started. We hae city council candidate Q&A stories from...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2011

Coming Thursday

We've managed to cram a bunch of stories into Thursday's Valley Voice, which will arrive on doorsteps tomorrow morning. We're doing another round of candidate question-and-answer format stories for candidates running for office in Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake. First up are Dean Grafos and...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2011

East Valley special meeting Wednesday

The East Valley School District board of directors will have a special meeting Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at East Valley High School, 15711 E. Wellesley. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the district's upcoming levy. No official board vote has been...

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Busy SV council meeting tonight

The list of reports on tonight's Spokane Valley City Council agenda looks long enough to ensure that we'll be in the council chambers until Wednesday. The many topics up for discussion tonight include entry signs, car shows in city parks, the old Milwaukee Railroad right-of-way,...

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MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2011

District 13 special meeting

Spokane County Fire District 13 in Newman Lake is having a special public meeting tonight at 7 p.m. to give out information about the district's bond on the November ballot. The district is asking for $2.2 million to build a new Station 1. The meeting...

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Saturday's highlights

Diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease as a teenager, Cindy Bergdahl has not let her vision impairment stop her from teaching fourth grade at McDonald Elementary School, or competing in triathlons. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak As promised, we brought you a bunch of interesting stories in Saturday's...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2011

Coming Saturday

We've got a few good stories coming your way in Saturday's Valley Voice, so look for it on your porch in the morning. I have a follow up story on University High School teacher Michael Cronin. A student has come forward to say she complained...

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Loves long walks on the beach and belly rubs

I couldn't help myself; I just had to post a picture of this week's featured animal. Bolt has been at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter for a few weeks now. He's a 2-year-old neutered Lab mix. Shelter staff say he's good on...

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