Spokane Valley archive for Jan. 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

City Council meeting tonight

Tonight's Spokane Valley City Council meeting doesn't look terribly busy, but there are some interesting items on the agenda for discussion. There will be a presentation on Spokane River trails and improvements as well as discussions on a proposed street preservation project on Evergreen from...

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Spokane Valley Police looking for missing woman

The Spokane Valley Police Department is looking for a missing developmentally disabled woman who is considered vulnerable. Brandie L. Hardin, 26, has been missing for several days. She was last seen at the Red Robin in downtown Spokane at 7 p.m. Thursday. She is white,...

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MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2012

Liberty Lake special meeting Tuesday

The Liberty Lake City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday night to select a person to fill the seat on the council vacated by the resignation of councilman Ryan Romney. Candidates for the position will be interviewed before the council appoints someone to the...

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West Valley boys basketball guards Jordan Gassman, left, and Dylan Ellsworth have led the Eagles to a 15-1 start. (Colin Mulvany)

Saturday's highlights

West Valley boys basketball guards Jordan Gassman, left, and Dylan Ellsworth have led the Eagles to a 15-1 start. SR photo/Colin Mulvany We had some interesting stories in Saturday's Valley Voice, so here's your chance to take another look if you missed them. Spokane Valley...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012

Valley Fire open house Saturday

The Spokane Valley Fire Department will have an open house Saturday at Station 3 at 2218 N. Harvard Road. The department is renaming all of its stations and is looking for suggestions on what to name the station. The Liberty Lake Station? Harvard Road Station?...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

Spokane Valley sex offender arrested

A Spokane Valley sex offender was arrested today at his home near the Central Valley Kindergarten Center for alleged possession child pornography. Detectives with the Spokane Police Special Victims Unit served a search warrant in the 1400 block of North Hodges and arrested Christopher M....

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Troy Robertson, a 1979 Central Valley High School graduate, is on the upcoming season of the CBS hit show “Survivor.”

Today's highlights

Troy Robertson, a 1979 Central Valley High School graduate, is on the upcoming season of the CBS hit show “Survivor.” Photo courtesy Troy Robertson There are several really cool stories in today's Valley Voice for your reading pleasure. Reporter Lisa Leinberger has information on the...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012

Spokane Valley Police arrest man after struggle 

Spokane Valley Police arrested Daniel W. De Long, 43, Tuesday night after his former roommate called police to say De Long was threatening him with a knife. According to a police department press release, De Long struggled with officers when they tried to restrain him....

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This Newman Lake home at 12611 N. East Newman Lake Drive was completely destroyed by fire just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24.  (Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department)

Photos of Newman Lake home destroyed in fire

The Spokane Valley Fire Department provided the photos above of the Newman Lake home at 12611 N. East Newman Lake Drive completely destroyed by fire just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Valley Fire assisted Newman Lake Fire District 13 with the fire under...

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Feeding on field mice: A red-tailed hawk sits in a tree along Trent Avenue near Evergreen Road and scans for its next meal.
  


 
 
 (Jesse Tinsley)

Look out, mice

Spokesman-Review photographer Jesse Tinsley was wandering around Spokane Valley yesterday when he spotted this red-tailed hawk looking for it's lunch. The bird was perched in a tree along Trent Avenue near Evergreen Road. Apparently there were several hawks in the field on the south side...

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The cleanup plan for Kaiser’s Trentwood plant, seen here Tuesday, is estimated to cost $16 million. (Jesse Tinsley)

Kaiser Trentwood's cleanup plan

The cleanup plan for Kaiser’s Trentwood plant, seen here Tuesday, is estimated to cost $16 million. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley A public meeting on Kaiser Trentwood's cleanup plan is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Trent Elementary School, 3303 N. Pines Road. The Department of Ecology...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2012

Central Valley levy forum tonight

The Central Valley School District will host the first of four public forums tonight on its school programs and operations levy on the Feb. 14 ballot. The forum is at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. The three-year $27...

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No Valley council meeting tonight

This is just a reminder that there is no Spokane Valley City Council meeting tonight. Most council members are in Olympia this week for the City Legislative Action Conference, which includes meetings with legislators. The next scheduled meeting is at 6 p.m. on Jan. 31.

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Fire destroys Newman Lake home

A home at at 12611 N. East Newman Lake Drive was destroyed by fire shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. The three people inside when the fire began were able to evacuate safety, said Spokane Valley Fire Department Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Clifford. Valley Fire...

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MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2012

U-hi principal search forum tonight

A community forum to discuss the qualifications wanted for the new University High School principal will take place tonight from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the school library, 12420 E. 32nd Ave. Those attending will have the chance to fill out a questionnaire about what...

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Old Country Buffet now closed

Reporter Tom Sowa has information here on the closure of the last Old Country Buffet locations in the region in Spokane on North Division and in Spokane Valley at Sprague and Pines. The parent company declared bankruptcy last week and both restaurants shut down on...

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Alysia Brewer, rear center, leads a Zumba exercise class at Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley Tuesday. (Christopher Anderson)

Saturday's highlights

Alysia Brewer, rear center, leads a Zumba exercise class at Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley Tuesday. SR photo/Christopher Anderson It's Monday morning again, though a slipperty one, and therefore time to take a look at Saturday's Valley Voice. The first phase of the Ponderosa Ridge...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2012

The County Library will help you learn Russian 

The Spokane County Library District now has an interesting online program that will provide free online language courses in 38 languages such as Russian, Spanish and Mandarin. There will also be English as a Second Language (ESL) assistance. The language classes will be provided by...

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Spokane Valley to do a full city plow

The city of Spokane Valley announced early this morning (really early this morning) that they were going to start a full city plow at 6 a.m. today. Plowing every street in the city usually takes two days, unless it snows a lot more and crews...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012

Where to check for school closures

It has been snowing steadily all day and if this keeps up, local school districts might start shutting their doors. You will be able to find any school closures or delays announced tonight or in the morning here. I'm sure lots of students will be...

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Tom Towey was recently elected to his second term as mayor of Spokane Valley. Since the city has a city manager form of government, the job is mostly ceremonial, but it keeps Towey busy. Towey was first elected mayor two years ago during his first meeting as a council member. (Colin Mulvany)

Today's highlights

Tom Towey was recently elected to his second term as mayor of Spokane Valley. Since the city has a city manager form of government, the job is mostly ceremonial, but it keeps Towey busy. Towey was first elected mayor two years ago during his first...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2012

EV after-school activities canceled

The East Valley School District has canceled all after-school activities today because of the snow. "Some of our streets and hills are getting nasty," said Executive Director of Operations Brian Wallace. He said the district has not made any decisions about tomorrow.

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Weather problems

I'm going to put this post up and keep adding to it throughout the afternoon as I hear things on the scanner. Right now there is a semi jack knifed on the Argonne Hill near Bigelow Gulch and it's blocking the road. Check back frequently...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012

Students from Orchard Center Elementary School march down a street near the school Friday, during a celebration of Martin Luther King Day. The students made signs and performed a skit at an assembly. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Students from Orchard Center Elementary School march down a street near the school Friday, during a celebration of Martin Luther King Day. The students made signs and performed a skit at an assembly. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley. It's a windy Tuesday morning out there as we...

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