Spokane Valley archive for July 2012

TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012

Fourth and Herald shut down Wednesday

The intersection of Fourth Ave. and Herald Road will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday for utility work. Detour information will be posted, but it's probably best to avoid the area if you can.

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MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012

Bob Williams of Longview, Wash., rides a body bowl slide on Monday at Splashdown Waterpark in Spokane Valley. Williams said he and his son, Bob Jr., travel to the park from the West Side as much as they can. (Tyler Tjomsland)

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Bob Williams of Longview, Wash., rides a body bowl slide on Monday at Splashdown Waterpark in Spokane Valley. Williams said he and his son, Bob Jr., travel to the park from the West Side as much as they can. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland It's hot and...

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THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012

Car accident at Argonne Road and Upriver Drive on July 26, 2012. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.  (Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department)

Argonne Road blocked by accident

12:45 p.m. update - Argonne is now back open. Argonne Road is expected to be blocked near Upriver Drive for another hour or so due to a serious accident, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. Northbound lanes are blocked at Maringo and only one...

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Kristen Messer, Austin Pruitt, center, and Amberlynn Weber, shown July 19 at West Valley High School, have qualified for the Paralympics in London this summer. The three, all members of Team St. Luke’s, will compete in track events along with Susannah Scaroni.. (Jesse Tinsley)

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Kristen Messer, Austin Pruitt, center, and Amberlynn Weber, shown July 19 at West Valley High School, have qualified for the Paralympics in London this summer. The three, all members of Team St. Luke’s, will compete in track events along with Susannah Scaroni. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012

Assault rifle stolen from murder victim's apartment

Family members of a man killed in Western Washington two weeks ago found his newly purchased assault rifle missing from his Liberty Lake apartment when they arrived to pack up his belongings. Ryan Crews Mumm, 20, was reportedly attending Spokane Community College. Police are investigating...

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TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012

Key items on council agenda tonight

There are a couple key items on the Spokane Valley City Council agenda for tonight's meeting, both of which have the potential to make it a lengthy meeting. First up is a public hearing on a proposed development agreement to go with property on Conklin...

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Driver accused in Millwood hit-and-run

The driver accused of running over a 2-year-old girl in a bicycle trailer and then driving away appeared in court Monday. Gonzaga University law student Timmy Nguyen has been charged with hit-and-run and vehicular assault. The girl he is accused of running over is still...

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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012

More road construction in Spokane Valley

Several new road construction projects are starting today in Spokane Valley. The streets affected are Fourth Avenue form Dishman-Mica to Farr Roads, Dishman-Mica from 16th Avenue to Schafer Road, and Vista Road from Mission to Nora avenues. All three street preservation projects will include new...

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Jan and Jack Hamlin enjoy lunch at Donna’s Diner as Sprague Avenue reconstruction is seen reflected in the window Wednesday. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Saturday's highlights

Jan and Jack Hamlin enjoy lunch at Donna’s Diner as Sprague Avenue reconstruction is seen reflected in the window Wednesday. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland Now this is my kind of Monday - cool, breezy and sunny. While I revel in this too-short window of perfect weather,...

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FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012

The Muppets at Mirabeau

The city of Spokane Valley will host a showing of "The Muppets," the first free outdoor movie of the summer, in Mirabeau Meadows Park at dusk on Saturday. People are invited to bring blankets or chairs to sit on. The city will also host free...

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THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012

Skyway Cafe owner Sandy Melter, left, talks with Jerry Martin, center, and Ron Webber, right, at the “pilots table,” Tuesday. Located at Felts Field, the Skyway is 63 years old and filled with aviation memorabilia. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Skyway Cafe owner Sandy Melter, left, talks with Jerry Martin, center, and Ron Webber, right, at the “pilots table,” Tuesday. Located at Felts Field, the Skyway is 63 years old and filled with aviation memorabilia. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Welcome to another hot and sunny day...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012

Ozzie Knezovich said he wouldn’t ask to be paid as interim police chief.

Sheriff hosts town hall meeting in Rockford

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. SR file photo. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich will host a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the McIntosh Grange in Rockford. The meeting is open to anyone living in Spokane County and people are encouraged to come and ask...

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TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012

Quiet city council meeting tonight

I'm afraid there's not much on the agenda of tonight's Spokane Valley City Council meeting unless you have a burning desire to discuss shoreline goals and policies. The draft goals and policies have gone through an advisory group and the city's planning commission and are...

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MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012

Broadway Elementary summer school student Connor Dehn, 9, keeps an eye on his computer-programmed Lego car as it heads to a target Thursday. (Colin Mulvany)

Saturday's highlights

Broadway Elementary summer school student Connor Dehn, 9, keeps an eye on his computer-programmed Lego car as it heads to a target Thursday. SR photo/Colin Mulvany Yesterday was a nice respite from the heat, but it looks as though our sunshine is back this morning...

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FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012

Four teens charged with arson

Four teenagers suspected of setting 20 arson fires since the end of June behind businesses in the area of Sprague Avenue and Sullivan Road and at Central Valley High School were arrested this week. All the fires were set in Dumpsters, trash cans, recycling bins...

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THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

From left, triplets, Kaitlin, Briana and Ashleigh Creeger, 11, and Jenna Fonteyne, 10, dig for quartz and fluorite crystals, agate, obsidian, petrified wood and more at Livingstone’s Rock Ranch Friday. (Colin Mulvany)

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From left, triplets, Kaitlin, Briana and Ashleigh Creeger, 11, and Jenna Fonteyne, 10, dig for quartz and fluorite crystals, agate, obsidian, petrified wood and more at Livingstone’s Rock Ranch Friday. SR photo/Colin Mulvany Welcome to another sweltering day in the Inland Northwest. At least it's...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012

Sprague Ave. construction begins new phase

The Sprague Avenue reconstruction project is set to begin a new phase Thursday. Crews will begin work on the eastbound lanes from Evergreen Road to just east of Adams Road. Traffic will continue to be limited to one lane in each direction with a center...

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TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012

More construction on Sprague Avenue

More road work is starting on Sprague Avenue on Wednesday. The street will be down to one lane in each direction at the Carnahan Road intersection for utility work. The lane restrictions will begin at 7 a.m. Wednesday and continue through 6:30 p.m. on Friday,...

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MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012

Daisy Hanson and Kelsie Brulotte splash around in the Millwood wading pool Thursday. Community donations made it possible for the pool to reopen after being closed last year. (Dan Pelle)

Saturday's highlights

Daisy Hanson and Kelsie Brulotte splash around in the Millwood wading pool Thursday. Community donations made it possible for the pool to reopen after being closed last year. SR photo/Dan Pelle Sorry I wasn't on the blog Friday. I snuck out for a day off...

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THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012

Lauren Brown, 13, checks out a helium balloon during a STEM Academy summer school session on June 27 at Central Valley High School. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Today's highlights

Lauren Brown, 13, checks out a helium balloon during a STEM Academy summer school session on June 27 at Central Valley High School. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland Happy 5th of July. I hope everyone has recovered from last...

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TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012


Some hot items at tonight's council meeting

Yes, it is Fourth of July eve, but Spokane Valley is going ahead with their regularly scheduled council meeting tonight at 6 p.m. and there are a few interesting items on the agenda. The council is set to vote on appointing a new planning commissioner...

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MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012

Firefighter Tom Carleton of Spokane Valley’s Ladder 10 walks through a charred hillside during a wildland fire training session Wednesday in Spokane Valley. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Saturday's highlights

Firefighter Tom Carleton of Spokane Valley’s Ladder 10 walks through a charred hillside during a wildland fire training session Wednesday in Spokane Valley. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland Today is Monday and it's sunny. Are we sure this is Spokane? It's time to grab a cup of...

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