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Spokane Valley archive for Jan. 1, 2012

MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2012

Firefighters build steps to get a horse out of a pool in the 17000 block of East Montgomery on Dec. 18. The horse was not injured when it fell through the pool cover.

Saturday's highlights

Firefighters build steps to get a horse out of a pool in the 17000 block of East Montgomery on Dec. 18. The horse was not injured when it fell through the pool cover. Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department. Good morning on this last...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2012

During curling practice at the Riverfront Park Ice Palace, Josh Engle throws a stone. For the first time in 30-some years, Spokane has a curling league. The new league is full of new curlers, with 80 percent of participants having never curled before. (Colin Mulvany)

Today's highlights

During curling practice at the Riverfront Park Ice Palace, Josh Engle throws a stone. For the first time in 30-some years, Spokane has a curling league. The new league is full of new curlers, with 80 percent of participants having never curled before. SR photo/Colin...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012

Santa making his rounds in Spokane Valley

Given the events in the news today, kids (and parents) may need a bit of holiday cheer. Spokane Valley Fire Department crews will be helping Santa make his rounds in several Spokane Valley neighborhoods over the next week. While the firefighters will do their best...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012

Chief Bob Anderson of Spokane County Fire District 9 has retired after more than 25 years with Spokane County Fire. He’s shown at District 9's Station 2 on Friday. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Chief Bob Anderson of Spokane County Fire District 9 has retired after more than 25 years with Spokane County Fire. He’s shown at District 9's Station 92 on Friday. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley We've got some great stuff in today's Valley Voice to go over while...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012

Another lodging tax discussion tonight

The Spokane Valley City Council is scheduled to vote at tonight's council meeting on the 2013 lodging tax funding. There has been some discussion on whether or not to fund Valleyfest. There are a few other interesting items on the agenda tonight. The city's economic...

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MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012

Barker Road near Trent closed Tuesday

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad will be shutting down Barker Road near Trent from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. People going north on Barker will not be able to get to Trent and people on Trent will not be able to turn south...

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Luke Pillsbury, director of youth ministries for Opportunity Presbyterian Church on Pines Road, sits with some of the toys for the church’s toy store, where community members who are invited can get toys at a deep discount. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Luke Pillsbury, director of youth ministries for Opportunity Presbyterian Church on Pines Road, sits with some of the toys for the church’s toy store, where community members who are invited can get toys at a deep discount. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Welcome to a snowy, somewhat...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012

This mobile home in the River Rose Mobile Home Park at 2601 N. Barker Road was damaged by fire the afternoon of Dec. 6, 2102.  (Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department)

Fire damages mobile home

A mobile home in the River Rose Mobile Home Park at 2601 N. Barker Road was damaged by a fire Thursday at about 1 p.m. No one was home at the time of the fire, which appears to have started on a covered attached deck,...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012

Debbie Johnson, World Relief Spokane Citizenship and Naturalization Program manager, left, works with Veniamin Avdeyev and Ana Mpawanayo, rear, as they take a civics test on Nov. 29 in Spokane. (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

Debbie Johnson, World Relief Spokane Citizenship and Naturalization Program manager, left, works with Veniamin Avdeyev and Ana Mpawanayo, rear, as they take a civics test on Nov. 29 in Spokane. SR photo/Dan Pelle Now is a good time to check out today's Valley Voice while...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012

Nearly free pets for adoption

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) is having an "Empty the Shelter" adoption special all during December. People can adopt animals for only the cost of a license, which is $15 for cats and $25 for dogs. All the other benefits are still...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012

Another animal control discussion

Animal control is once again on the Spokane Valley City Council meeting agenda for tonight, but it appears that the end may be in sight. Tonight the council members will discuss a draft agreement with SCRAPS, who they have been negotiating with for several weeks....

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MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012

A night with the Spokane Valley police

My regular blog readers will probably remember that I recently took part in a Citizen's Academy put on by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. There's a weekly class for six weeks and you get to hear deputies talk about the different roles of the Sheriff's...

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Joshua Bailey, 5, enjoys a kiwi during lunch with fellow kindergartners on Wednesday at Broadway Elementary in Spokane Valley. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Saturday's highlights

Joshua Bailey, 5, enjoys a kiwi during lunch with fellow kindergartners on Wednesday at Broadway Elementary in Spokane Valley. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland There is a strange, golden orb in the sky on this Monday morning. While we are enjoying some sunshine, check out some highlights...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012

Fairfield Christmas bazaar

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, the annual Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar in Fairfield is Saturday. There will be plenty of vendors to shop from and the North Palouse Community Food Bank will be offering lunch items for purchase beginning at...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

Collette Bise, who raises Angus beef on a farm near Newman Lake, nuzzles Fluffy, one of the farm cats, Nov. 16. Her dog, Tibby, was shot and killed nearby on Oct. 25. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Collette Bise, who raises Angus beef on a farm near Newman Lake, nuzzles Fluffy, one of the farm cats, Nov. 16. Her dog, Tibby, was shot and killed nearby on Oct. 25. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Good Thursday morning everyone. It's time for some highlights from...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012

Sullivan Bridge traffic alert

The southbound curb lane over the Sullivan Bridge will be closed for bridge repair work on Wednesday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. People driving through that area should plan for slower traffic or take another route across the Spokane River.

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MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012

The city of Spokane Valley is looking to replace the Sullivan Road Bridge, which was built in 1951. (File)

More money for Sullivan Bridge

The west Sullivan Bridge that carries southbound traffic is in need of replacement. SR file photo. I would imagine there are some happy people in the halls of Spokane Valley City Hall today. It was announced last week that the city has received a $3.5...

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West Valley senior Corbin Smith, left, tapes the wrist of sophomore cheerleader Kensley Seacrest under the watchful eye of sports medicine instructor Keith Eggleston at West Valley High School on Tuesday. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

West Valley senior Corbin Smith, left, tapes the wrist of sophomore cheerleader Kensley Seacrest under the watchful eye of sports medicine instructor Keith Eggleston at West Valley High School on Tuesday. SR photo Jesse Tinsley Good Monday morning, everyone. I hope everyone had a nice,...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012

Blog takes a holiday

Just a note to let everyone know that the blog will be silent the rest of the week because of the Thanksgiving holiday. I hope everyone has a great day with friends and family. I'm looking forward to a nice traditional turkey meal. That means...

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Split decision on council meetings

Different cities are taking different directions on whether or not to have a council meeting the week of Thanksgiving. The city of Spokane Valley has cancelled its normal Tuesday meeting because of the holiday, but the city of Liberty Lake is going ahead with its...

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MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012

A fire started in the carport of this home at 8823 E. Broadway the morning of Nov. 19, 2012, and spread to the adjacent duplex.  (Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department)

Fire destroys carport, spreads to duplex

This morning crews from the Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a reported garage fire at 8823 E. Broadway in Spokane Valley. The fire started in a carport and flames spread to the adjecent duplex. The half of the duplex next to the carport was...

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CV freshmen Jaimee Clark, standing at left, and Alexandra Burke, standing center, consult as they evaluate the entrepreneurial project of third-graders at Sunrise.

Saturday's highlights

CV freshmen Jaimee Clark, standing at left, and Alexandra Burke, standing center, consult as they evaluate the entrepreneurial project of third-graders at Sunrise. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Welcome to a wet, windy Monday. But look on the bright side; we've got Thanksgiving to look forward to....

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THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012

Joe Wardell holds his son, Clive, who holds the book Wardell wrote for him to explain to his son what he did in Afghanistan during his deployment. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Joe Wardell holds his son, Clive, who holds the book Wardell wrote for him to explain to his son what he did in Afghanistan during his deployment. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Happy Thursday, everyone. For me it's Friday, since I won't be around the blog tomorrow....

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TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012

MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012

Special meeting in Liberty Lake Tuesday

The Liberty Lake City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. for a public hearing on the city's proposed 2013 budget. If you would like to read up on the issues in advance, the budget is available at www.libertylakewa.gov. If you can't...

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