Spokane Valley archive for Aug. 2012

FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012

Boating safety emphasis this weekend

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office will be on patrol on area lakes and rivers over the Labor Day weekend for an emphasis on boater safety. Boats will be inspected on the water and at ramps, so make sure you have all the required safety equipment...

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Paws in the Pool photos

SR photographer Jesse Tinsley has posted a great photo story from last night's first ever Paws in the Pool dog swim event at Valley Mission Pool. It looks like the dogs were having a lot of fun. Parks and Recreation Director Mike Stone told me...

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Roads opening up today

Good news for Spokane Valley drivers: 32nd Avenue between Avalon and Best is scheduled to reopen today. Evergreen Road between 16th and 24th Avenues is also set to reopen by the end of the day today, but the remainder of Evergreen from 24th to 32nd...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012

Freeman Elementary School first-grade teacher Chris Cochrane helps Andrew Kopytin select his classroom seat during an open house Monday at the newly remodeled school. Cochrane has taught first grade for 25 years, including 10 at Freeman. (Dan Pelle)

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Freeman Elementary School first-grade teacher Chris Cochrane helps Andrew Kopytin select his classroom seat during an open house Monday at the newly remodeled school. Cochrane has taught first grade for 25 years, including 10 at Freeman. SR photo/Dan Pelle Happy Thursday, everyone. We have one...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012

Spokane Valley dog swim changes

Spokane Valley's first ever doggie swim day at the pool is Thursday night and organizers have made a few changes. There hasn't been much interest in the small dog (under 34 pounds) catergory, so that group will now swim at the same time as the...

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Let's try this again

Readers may notice that I said paving of Sprague Avenue between Evergreen and Sullivan was to begin at 6 p.m. yesterday, but nothing happened. Apparently the contractor had a mechanical problem at its plant last night right when paving was supposed to begin. But I'm...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012

Sprague Ave. paving tonight

Word has it that the north side of Sprague Avenue will be paved between Evergreen and Sullivan Roads beginning at 6 p.m. today. The road has been undergoing full reconstruction for months and this will be the final paving. The work is expected to continue...

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MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2012

The East Valley High School girls soccer team is returning a strong squad for the fall season. On Wednesday, they worked on drills at the school. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

The East Valley High School girls soccer team is returning a strong squad for the fall season. On Wednesday, they worked on drills at the school. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Okay, I'm back. My nest has been successfully empied and I'm ready to get back to...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012


Free outdoor movie

It's supposed to be a bit toasty tomorrow, so the thing to do might be to check out a free outdoor movie in Spokane Valley's Mirabeau Park. The movie "Puss in Boots" will start at sunset. People are invited to bring lawn chair, blankets and...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012

Backpacks for Kids

The Salvation Army is once again collecting donations of school supplies for its annual Backpacks for Kids program. Low income children are given a backpack full of the school supplies they will need. There are several collection sites in Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake, including...

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Avid archer and hunter Jake Hodge holds the tension on his bow and checks the sights after they were adjusted at Spokane Valley Archery Friday. The large shop, with a small indoor range and large outdoor range, is a destination for archers looking for technical experience in the shop and a place to shoot, alone or in a league. (Jesse Tinsley)

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Avid archer and hunter Jake Hodge holds the tension on his bow and checks the sights after they were adjusted at Spokane Valley Archery Friday. The large shop, with a small indoor range and large outdoor range, is a destination for archers looking for technical...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012

TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012

Ribbon cutting tonight in Fairfield

The town of Fairfield will celebrate the completion of its East Main Street rehabilitation project with a ribbon cutting tonight at 6 p.m. There will be a hot dog and hamburger barbecue in nearby Thiel Park for those who want to attend.

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MONDAY, AUG. 13, 2012

Deputy Chief Larry Rider looks at the workmanship and materials inside the new Spokane Valley fire station going up in the 6300 block of East Sprague Avenue Wednesday. Station 6 will serve the area that extends west to Havana Street and east approximately 1.5 miles. It is scheduled to open in November. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Deputy Chief Larry Rider looks at the workmanship and materials inside the new Spokane Valley fire station going up in the 6300 block of East Sprague Avenue Wednesday. Station 6 will serve the area that extends west to Havana Street and east approximately 1.5 miles....

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THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2012

Incident Commander Dustin Thurman keeps track of crews during a training exercise at the City of Spokane Valley Fire Department's newly refurbished burn tower, Thurs. evening, Nov. 17, 2011. (J. Bart Rayniak)

Spokane Valley Fire open house

Incident Commander Dustin Thurman keeps track of crews during a training exercise at the Spokane Valley Fire Department's newly refurbished burn tower, Thurs. evening, Nov. 17, 2011. SR file photo. If you have ever wanted a chance to get up close and watch firefighters do...

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Hot Rockford Nights

The fourth annual Hot Rockford Nights car show will be held Saturday in Rockford City Park, but there's also something to do Friday night as well. Car owners can pre-register for $15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harvest Moon in Rockford and then stick...

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Japanese students perform traditional dance and drumming on Monday at New Life Church. Compass USA is celebrating 25 years of its exchange student program with Japan. (PHOTOS BY DAN PELLE)

Today's highlights

Japanese students perform traditional dance and drumming on Monday at New Life Church. Compass USA is celebrating 25 years of its exchange student program with Japan.SR photo/Dan Pelle We have a bright and sunny morning to check out today's Valley Voice. Reporter Lisa Leinberger has...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012

Spokane Valley road construction, part 12

I'm not sure if it's really part 12, but that's what it feels like as Spokane Valley pushes forward on more road construction projects. The Sprague Avenue reconstruction project east of Evergreen Road is continuing, as is the grind and overlay of Dishman-Mica Road between...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012

Election night

Tonight we'll get our first look at election results. The actual counting will last a week or more, but the first batch of votes counted on election day usually gives a good indication if something is passing. Click here after 8 p.m. tonight to find...

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Police searching for Spokane Valley burglary victims

The Spokane Valley Police Department is looking for victims of recent burglaries who may not have reported the crime. Police recently arrested three burglary suspects and have recovered a lot of stolen property. The burglars focused on Spokane Valley south of Sprague Avenue and drove...

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National Night Out in Spokane Valley

There are going to be National Night Out Against Crime block parties across the Spokane Valley area tonight. There are too many to list, but there are a couple we can highlight. University SCOPE will be handing out free ice cream bars from 6 to...

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MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2012

Doddie Williams, right, and Rachel White serve Aimee Cook, 4, a corn dog lunch at Spokane Valley Community of Christ Church Wednesday. Some of the free lunch programs offered at schools have ended, so the congregation at Community of Christ is stepping up with free lunches for children and adults three days a week at the church. (Colin Mulvany)

Saturday's highlights

Doddie Williams, right, and Rachel White serve Aimee Cook, 4, a corn dog lunch at Spokane Valley Community of Christ Church Wednesday. Some of the free lunch programs offered at schools have ended, so the congregation at Community of Christ is stepping up with free...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2012

Here's the skinny on University Road 

We got an email yesterday asking about the status of University Road, so I thought I'd post some information for anyone who hasn't spotted the occasional updates in my city council stories. The pavement on University between Fourth and 16th Avenues was ground down several...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012

Tim Page, of Bellingham, climbs a rock face as his nephew Nathan Pettis, 15, belays on Monday at John H. Shields Park in Spokane. Page, a program coordinator with the American Alpine Institute, was in town to see family and decided to take Pettis climbing. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Thursday's highlights

Tim Page, of Bellingham, climbs a rock face as his nephew Nathan Pettis, 15, belays on Monday at John H. Shields Park in Spokane. Page, a program coordinator with the American Alpine Institute, was in town to see family and decided to take Pettis climbing....

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