Spokane Valley archive for Feb. 2012

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29, 2012

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum answers questions from the crowd Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at the Hagadone Events Center in Coeur d'Alene. After his stop in the Lake City, he was headed to Boise for an evening event. (Jesse Tinsley)

Santorum to rally in Spokane Valley Thursday

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum answers questions from the crowd Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at the Hagadone Events Center in Coeur d'Alene. SR file photo. Spokesman-Review reporter Jonathan Brunt has news in the Spin Control blog about a campaign rally event for former U.S. Senator Rick...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012

City Hall at the Mall

The city of Spokane Valley will have its first ever "City Hall at the Mall" event Wednesday at the Spokane Valley Mall. It's an experiment with bringing City Hall and its resources to the community. City staff and council members will be on hand from...

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Lodging tax money up for discussion again 

It looks like slow and steady will win the race at tonight's Spokane Valley City Council meeting. There are quite a few things on the agenda, but most are items the council has looked at before. There will be the second reading of an ordinance...

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Liberty Lake special meeting today

The Liberty Lake City Council has called a special meeting for 7 p.m. tonight at City Hall 22710 E. Country Vista Drive. There will be a discussion on the city administrator interview process and the city's budget, followed by public comment. The majority of the...

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MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2012

Get your forks ready for free pancakes

Local IHOP restaurants, including the one at the Spokane Valley Mall, will be participating in National Pancake Day tomorrow. They will be offering anyone who comes in the door a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in exchange for a donation to the Children's Miracle...

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Firefighters deliver impatient baby

A baby girl was apparently in a hurry to be born on Saturday. Firefighters at Spokane Valley Fire Department Station 3 were called to a Liberty Lake home after someone called 911 to report a woman in labor. The call came in at 7:48 a.m....

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At the Spokane County regional fire dispatch center, dispatcher Mike Cappellano monitors a call of a tree that fell onto a house Wednesday. (Colin Mulvany)

Saturday's highlights

At the Spokane County regional fire dispatch center, dispatcher Mike Cappellano monitors a call of a tree that fell onto a house Wednesday. SR photo/Colin Mulvany Well, judging by our wild weather this weekend, I guess it is still winter. Today's chilly temperatures may not...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012

Victims in double fatal accident identified

The man and woman killed in a traffic accident at East Broadway Avenue and North Locust Road in Spokane Valley on Valentine’s Day have been identified as Justin J. Stevens, 35, and Alisha K. Germany, 29. The two were heading west on Broadway at high...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012

Spokane Valley police targeting aggressive drivers

The Spokane Valley Police Department has announced it is launching an emphasis patrol targeting aggressive drivers. The Aggresive Driver Enforcement Program will use "unmarked non-traditional law enforcement fleet vehicles" to find and fine aggresive drivers, according to a police press release. Police say they responded...

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Otis Orchards man injured in Idaho accident

Otis Orchards resident Lee A. Hiestand, 40, was injured in a car accident on I-90 near Osburn, Idaho, Wednesday evening. According to an Idaho State Patrol press release, Hiestand was driving his F150 truck east on I-90 when he lost control, crossed the center median...

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Teacher Robbie Robinson, second from left, stands in a greenhouse with Harmony High School students, from left, Satieva Ankley, Josh Armstrong, Chris Kinyon, Cody Buchanan and Franki Turner. (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

Teacher Robbie Robinson, second from left, stands in a greenhouse with Harmony High School students, from left, Satieva Ankey, Josh Armstrong, Chris Kinyon, Cody Buchanan and Franki Turner. SR pohto/Dan Pelle We have a ton of good stuff to highlight in today's Valley Voice, so...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2012

Drivers in wrong-way I-90 accident identified

The Washington State Patrol has identified the people involved in an accident caused by a wrong way driver on I-90 near Liberty Lake just before 4 p.m. yesterday. Liberty Lake resident Kelly A. Yancey, 39, was driving her Honda Accord westbound in the eastbound lanes...

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Rich Landers' new home in the newsroom. (Nina Culver)

Welcoming Rich Landers 

So how do you welcome Spokesman-Review outdoors writer Rich Landers to his new spot in the newsroom? You use tape to put down an outline of a dead deer on the floor, of course. Someone who shall not be named took a little time out...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2012

Driver arrested after chase, struggle

The Spokane Valley Police Department arrested a driver after he allegedly led police on a chase that hit 100 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone Sunday night, according to a police press release. David B. Middleton, 44, was finally trapped by patrol cars...

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MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2012

Shooting in Bella Vista neighborhood

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office arrested a man early Sunday morning after he allegedly fired a gunshot through a home's front window, according to a Sheriff's Office press release. Deputies responded to the 13700 bock of East 46th in the Bella Vista neighborhood at 3:26...

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George “Dick” Ott kept a watchful eye over the University SCOPE neighborhood. (File)

Saturday's highlights

George “Dick” Ott kept a watchful eye over the University SCOPE neighborhood. SR file photo. Monday morning is a great time to catch up on any Valley Voice stories you may have missed over the weekend. Reporter Lisa Leinberger went down to Freeman last week,...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

Armed man had a BB gun

Ryan C. Lancaster, who was arrested on multiple charges Wednesday evening after a standoff with police, remains in jail on a $100,000 bond. Two Spokane Valley schools were locked down and a daycare was evacuated after police received reports of a man with a gun....

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THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2012

Sullivan Bridge to reopen tomorrow

It sounds like its full speed ahead for tomorrow's planned opening of the west Sullivan Bridge. The bridge, which carries southbound traffic, has been closed for more than a month as crews completed temporary repairs. The bridge is failing and weight restrictions were imposed last...

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Rina Clark, right, a West Valley Outdoor Learning Center raptor volunteer, introduces Ava McLeod to Willie the barn owl, Friday. (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

Rina Clark, right, a West Valley Outdoor Learning Center raptor volunteer, introduces Ava McLeod to Willie the barn owl, Friday. SR photo/Dan Pelle We start today look's at the Valley Voice with two great stories by reporter Lisa Leinberger. She visited with an autistic volunteer,...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012

Spokane Valley levies passing

Some local school districts are unhappy with last night's levy election results, but the levies of all school districts in the Spokane Valley area appear to be passing. There are more ballots left to count, but election night results are usually a good indicator of...

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Two dead in Spokane Valley accident

A man and a woman killed in a traffic accident last night at Broadway and Locust in Spokane Valley have not yet been identified. Police believe speed and alcohol were involved in the crash, which sent a red Corvette head on into a large tree....

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TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012


Busy Spokane Valley council meeting tonight

The agenda for the Spokane Valley City Council tonight is quite lengthy, but there are several "housekeeping" city code changes that will hopefully be dealt with quickly. There will be a public hearing on adding several capital projects to the 2012 budget, including a road...

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MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2012

Newman Lake Fire special meeting

The Newman Lake Fire District 13 commissioners will have a special meeting tonight to discuss a new fire station. The district put a bond on the November ballot to pay for a new fire station, but it failed at the polls. The meeting will begin...

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