Spokane Valley archive for June 2012

FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012

The grand council meeting shuffle

Just about every city with a council meeting scheduled for next week is doing a bit of shuffling to avoid the Fourth of July holiday on Wednesday. The only exception is Spokane Valley, which will have its council meeting at its normal time at 6...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012

Aliyah Forrester, 5, runs with a bucket and shovel Monday, through the Pumpkin Patch Community Garden in Millwood. Her grandparents, Doug and Teresa Sadler, help run the garden. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Today's highlights

Aliyah Forrester, 5, runs with a bucket and shovel Monday, through the Pumpkin Patch Community Garden in Millwood. Her grandparents, Doug and Teresa Sadler, help run the garden. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland Today you get a look at the stories we've been working on all week....

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012

Don't worry about the smoke

If you see smoke in the hills just northwest of the Hutton Settlement in Spokane Valley, don't worry about it. The Spokane Valley Fire Department is doing wildland fire training there through Friday. They are practicing lighting back fires, creating fire lines and putting fires...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012

Conklin Road zone change on agenda

Sorry for the light posting lately, I've been working on several interesting stories for Thursday's Valley Voice. It looks like tonight's Spokane Valley City Council meeting will be busy. The first reading of a proposed zone change on Conklin Road just south of Broadway is...

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MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012

Bobbie Beese, left, and Betsy Mott are seen in their store on Tuesday at the Corner Door Fountain and Books in Spokane Valley. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Saturday's highlights

Bobbie Beese, left, and Betsy Mott are seen in their store on Tuesday at the Corner Door Fountain and Books in Spokane Valley. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland We have another cloudy Monday morning out there, but we also have another batch of Saturday Valley Voice stories...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012

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Cue the cute cat photo

Photo courtesy of SCRAPS. It has been a while since I have posted an adorable critter photo, so I'm going to follow the lead of frequent Valley Voice correspondent Cindy Hval and go with a cute cat photo. Ginger is up for adoption at the...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012

Teacher Kathy Bodrock gives eighth-grader Blake Womble a hug on the last day of school at Bowdish Middle School. (Lisa Leinberger)

Saturday's highlights

Teacher Kathy Bodrock gives eighth-grader Blake Womble a hug on the last day of school at Bowdish Middle School. SR photo/Lisa Leinberger Welcome to summer! We'll celebrate by taking a look at today's Valley Voice. Reporter Lisa Leinberger stopped by Bowdish Middle School on the...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012

TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012

Public hearings in Fairfield tonight

The Spokane Valley City Council isn't meeting tonight because several council members are attending the Association of Washington Cities annual conference, but that hasn't stopped the Fairfield City Council from having a full meeting tonight. There will be public hearings on the city's draft six...

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Trench rescue crews from the Spokane Valley and Spokane Fire Departments rescue a man from a partially collapsed trench at 518 N. Flora on June 18, 2012.   (Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department)

Fire crews rescue man from trench

Trench rescue crews from the Spokane Valley and Spokane Fire Departments rescue a man from a partially collapsed trench. Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department. The Spokane Valley Fire Department got a routine call for a fall with injuries Monday at 7:20 p.m. in...

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MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012

North Pines Middle School eighth-grader Asha Abbas, 14, left, and seventh-grader Isabella Moua, 13, share a laugh Wednesday after an English language development class presentation in which students tell stories about themselves using Microsoft Photo Story. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Saturday's highlights

North Pines Middle School eighth-grader Asha Abbas, 14, and seventh-grader Isabella Moua, 13, share a laugh Wednesday after an English language development class presentation in which students tell stories about themselves using Microsoft Phot Story. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland It's another gloomy Monday morning, but we've...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012


Austin Long and his mother, Ann Long, are both graduating from Eastern Washington University this Saturday. (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

Austin Long and his mother, Ann Long, are both graduating from Eastern Washington University this Saturday. SR photo/Dan Pelle Once again we have a lot of good stuff for you in today's Valley Voice. Reporter Pia Hallenberg has a story on mothers graduating from Eastern...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012

Meeting on Sprague Ave. swale project

The City of Spokane Valley is having a community meeting tonight to get input on a planned stormwater swale project along Sprague Avenue between Park Road and the I-90 overpass. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Park Place Assisted Living Center, 511...

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MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012

Special meeting in Fairfield

The Fairfield City Council will have a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall (218 E. Main). The agenda includes votes on the mosquito fogging contract and sidewalk repair bids as well as a discussion on the location of the town's new recycling...

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Spend the day with the city council

If you have ever wanted to spend the entire day with the Spokane Valley City Council, now is your chance. On Tuesday the council will have it's annual spring/summer retreat from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. The main topic...

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The pond and landscaped area known as Mirabeau Springs in Mirabeau Point Park was once the tiger enclosure at Walk in the Wild Zoo, which closed in the 1990s. The area was reclaimed as the park, which sits behind the YMCA and CenterPlace in Spokane Valley. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

The pond and landscaped area known as Mirabeau Springs in Mirabeau Point Park was once the tiger enclosure at Walk in the Wild Zoo, which closed in the 1990s. The area was reclaimed as the park, which sits behind the YMCA and CenterPlace in Spokane...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012

A farm- themed play structure and a splash pad grace the new Greenacres Park. (Jesse Tinsley)

Greenacres Park grand opening 

A farm- themed play structure and a splash pad grace the new Greenacres Park. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Greenacres residents have been wanting a neighborhood park for years and finally, the day is here. The Greenacres Park grand opening is Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon...

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Alyssa Hilsiker, 4, dances her way down the street while marching in the West Valley Days parade with her fellow dance students from Company Ballet School on Saturday morning. 
 (Amanda Smith / The Spokesman-Review)

West Valley Days this weekend

Alyssa Hilsiker, 4, dances her way down the street while marching in the West Valley Days parade with her fellow dance students from Company Ballet School in 2005. SR file photo. If you are looking for something to do this weekend, Saturday is the annual...

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