Spokane Valley archive for April 2012

MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012

Valley Mission Professional Building owner Ron Ogle talks Wednesday about reopening the Spokane Valley building. The structure has been rebuilt after being damaged by an explosion there last fall. (Kathy Plonka)

Saturday's highlights

Valley Mission Professional Building owner Ron Ogle talks Wednesday about reopening the Spokane Valley building. The structure has been rebuilt after being damaged by an explosion there last fall. SR photo/Kathy Plonka Here were are on another rainy Monday morning with some good Valley Voice...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

Drug take back and shred event

Residents can bring their old prescription drugs and documents to the Spokane Valley Police Precinct Saturday for free disposal. The drug take back and shred event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 12710 E. Sprague. You can bring in all types of...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012

Spokane Valley chamber to move to Liberty Lake

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that it will be closing its Spokane Valley office on East Sprague by the end of May and consolidating its operations in its office in Liberty Lake. The chamber's Liberty Lake office has been open for...

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Lexi Saeger is working her way toward a national competition by selling shopping bags, right, that she makes from empty pet food bags. She also made a slirt and camisole out of the bags, left, for the Future Career and Community Leaders of America competition. (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

Lexi Saeger is working her way toward a national competition by selling shopping bags, right, that she makes from empty pet food bags. She also made a skirt and camisole out of the bags, left, for the Future Career and Community Leaders of America competition....

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey gives the first of several State of the City speeches Thursday night at Valley Fourth Memorial Church. (Colin Mulvany)

Final State of the City speech

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey gives his first of several State of the City speeches on April 5, 2012 at Valley Fourth Memorial Church. SR photo/Colin Mulvany Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey will give his final State of the City speech today at 12:30 p.m....

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TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012

Committee appointments at council meeting

Tonight's Spokane Valley City Council meeting will include the appointments of local residents to the city's new ad hoc Economic Development Committee. The group will include two council members, three business representatives, three tourism representatives and two citizens at large. The city received 19 applications...

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MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012


Spokane Valley councilman, Arne Woodard is known for his ties. Many are bright, loud and a few are a bit wild. He owns about 60 of them and since his appointment to the council last year, Woodard has tried to wear a different tie every Tuesday night. (Dan Pelle)

Saturday's highlights

Spokane Valley councilman Arne Woodard is known for his ties. Many are bright, loud and a few are a bit wild. He owns about 60 of them and since his appointment to the council last year, Woodard has tried to wear a different tie every...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012

Fiber Fest in Fairfield

If you like to sew, knit or crochet, head down to the South Spokane Fiber Fest on Saturday. The event is being held at the Fairfield Community Center, 304 E. Main, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To get to Fairfield, head south from Spokane...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

Joseph Yacker opens the front door of the new Spokane Valley Fire administration building Monday, to show the prominent display of a beam from the World Trade Center in the entryway. Yacker works with information systems in the building. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Joseph Yacker opens the front door of the new Spokane Valley Fire administration building Monday, to show the prominent display of a beam from the World Trade Center in the entryway. Yacker works with information systems in the building. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Today's Valley Voice...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012

Third State of the City speech tonight

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey will give his third State of the City speech tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Woodard Elementary School, 7401 E. Mission. He will give a total of four speeches, each addressing the city's past accomplishments and goals for 2012. There will...

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Rockford fire levy passes

Sorry for my absence from the blog yesterday; I was knee deep in deadlines. But there's some good news today for the Rockford Fire Department. Last night's election results show the department's annual operations levy is passing with 67.8 percent approval. It will collect $12,500...

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MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012

Four prolific burglars arrested

The Spokane Valley Police Department announced the arrest of four "well known" burglars on Friday and the recovery of a lot of stolen property. Police were focusing on 400 North University Road and the area of 13500 East Rich Road, where residents have been hit...

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Junior Darbi Dobson, a thrower with the East Valley High School Knights track team, practices throwing the discus Monday during practice at EVHS. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Junior Darbi Dobson, a thrower with the East Valley High School Knights track team, practices throwing the discus during practice at EVHS. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley We had technical difficulties over the weekend that stopped our main Saturday Valley Voice stories from posting on the web,...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012

Free yard waste disposal Saturday

Lots of people have been out working in their yards lately and probably have a nice pile of yard debris that needs to be gotten rid of. Spokane Valley area residents can bring their yard waste for free disposal from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m....

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Volunteers from local groups tackle weeks and erosion problems in October 2011 near a popular Spokane River access site near Mirabeau Point. (Spokane River Forum)

Volunteers needed for trailhead restoration

Volunteers from local groups tackle weeks and erosion problems in October 2011 near a popular Spokane River access site near Mirabeau Point. File photo courtesy of the Spokane River Forum. You are in luck if you'd like to spend some time outdoors Saturday helping restore...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012

Public hearing tonight on shoreline plan

There is a Spokane Valley Planning Commission public hearing tonight on the draft goals and policies of the city's Shoreline Master Program. The plan regulates development on all shorelines within 200 feet of the ordinary high water mark. The state is requiring that all cities...

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Liberty Lake Library open house

The Liberty Lake Library is planning a special open house tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. The library will close early at 5 p.m. to allow time to prepare for the event, which will include a performance by the New Criterion Banjo Orchestra. The library's...

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East Valley’s Farm to School project leader Lynette Romney stands on the porch of a shed at East Valley Farms on Tuesday. The project, which sits next to East Valley Middle School and East Valley High School, is on a Bonneville Power easement. The community garden is the work of service clubs, school kids, farmers and others who want to participate. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

East Valley’s Farm to School project leader Lynette Romney stands on the porch of a shed at East Valley Farms on Tuesday. The project, which sits next to East Valley Middle School and East Valley High School, is on a Bonneville Power easement. The community...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012

Evergreen Road project open house

If you have any questions or concerns about the Evergreen Road construction project set for this summer, attend the open house on the project from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Vera Water and Power, 601 N. Evergreen Road. It is being done this year...

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Second State of the City speech tonight

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey will give his second State of the City speech tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 17909 E. Broadway. The mayor will talk about the city's accomplishments and then accept questions from the audience. If you can't make tonight's...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012

Special Newman Lake Fire District meeting

The commissioners of Newman Lake Fire District 13 have called a special meeting for 10 a.m. Wednesday morning to discuss strategic planning. I'm sure the topic of a new Station 1 will be a part of the discussion. The meeting will be held at Station...

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Property purchase on Spokane Valley agenda

The Spokane Valley City Council is set to have another discussion on the possible purchase of property at Sprague and Herald during tonight's council meeting, but no decision will be made. Parks and Recreation director Mike Stone will be presenting several options for a park...

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Couple carjacked in Spokane Valley

In case you missed it, we have information in today's paper on the carjacking of an occupied car from the Spokane Valley Wal-Mart store at about 2 p.m. Monday. Store security tried to catch a man as he was attempting to leave with a Blue...

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