Spokane Valley archive for March 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

Know anything about economic development?

If you do, then the city of Spokane Valley wants you. The city is now accepting applications from people interested in serving on the city's new economic development committee that will be charged with identifying projects and improvements to boost the economy in Spokane Valley....

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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

Free pet adoption event this weekend

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is taking the lead in hosting a "Mega Match-a-thon" free pet adoption event Friday and Saturday. Shelters and rescue groups from all over the area have been invited to participate in the event, which will be held from...

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Spokane Valley Heritage Museum Executive Director Jayne Singleton highlights a photograph of Titanic's grand staircase on display in the museum's exhibit about the April 15, 1912, sinking of the ship.  (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum Executive Director Jayne Singleton highlights a photograph of Titanic's grand staircase on display in the museum's exhibit about the April 15, 1912, sinking of the ship. SR photo/Dan Pelle Here we are, having yet another rainy day. But it's also Thursday,...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012

Liberty Lake Rotary moves

The Liberty Lake Centennial Rotary Club has announced that it is moving the location of its weekly meeting. Instead of at the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, the meetings will be held at the Meadowwood Technology campus Liberty Room at 2100 N. Molter Road...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012

Lodging tax, street revenue on agenda

The agenda for tonight's Spokane Valley City Council meeting is so full, I won't be the least bit surprised to be sitting there for more than four hours. There are a couple of items that are sure to generate a lot of discussion, including a...

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A shed next to a vacant home burned at Park Road and Broadway Ave. the morning of March 27, 2012. (Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department)

Shed fire at Park and Broadway

A building described as a barn or a shed burned to the ground this morning at the corner of Park Road and Broadway Avenue. Smoke and flames were visible when firefighters from the Spokane Valley Fire Department arrived. The shed was next to a vacant...

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Liberty Lake Civic Center open house

The city of Liberty Lake has announced an open house Wednesday at 6 p.m. to present information on Phase 1 of the city's proposed Civic Center project. The first phase would expand the Liberty Lake Farmers Market and add more parking on land the city...

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MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012

One lane of Sullivan Bridge closed

The city of Spokane Valley closed one lane of the Sullivan Road Bridge over the weekend for work related to the preliminary design of a replacement bridge. The west curb lane of the bridge that carries southbound traffic is expected to be closed through 7...

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HuHot employee robbed at gunpoint

An employee of the HuHot Mongolian Grill located near Sprague and Bowdish reported to police that two armed, masked men took his deposit bag and cell phone at about 12:30 a.m. this morning. The two reportedly ran away behind Spokane Valley City Hall and a...

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Michele Nelson of SCRAPS checks a stray for an identification chip. SCRAPS and other area animal welfare groups will hold a pet adoption event Friday and March 31. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Michele Nelson of SCRAPS checks a stray for an identification chip. SCRAPS and other area animal welfare groups will hold a pet adoption event Friday and March 31. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Goodness, what happened to the warm weather and sunshine we had yesterday? It's a...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012


I swear, officer, these aren't my pants

Spokane Valley Police arrested a man last night allegedly caught red handed burglarizing a garage and when they found suspected methamphetamine in his pants pocket he swore the pants didn't belong to him. According to a police press release, a resident in the 1600 block...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012

Spokane Valley firefighters responded to this garage fire in the 6500 block of East Seventh just after 4 a.m. on March 22, 2012.  (Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department)

Garage destroyed by fire this morning

Firefighters from the Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a reported garage fire in the 6500 block of East Seventh just after 4 a.m. today. The garage was heavily damaged, but firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to a nearby mobile home....

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Rylee Walker, 17, shows some of her art work as she talks about her career goals during her senior project presentation Friday, at East Valley High School. For their senior culminating project students are required to compile a portfolio about their high school careers, a video about their lives and their plans for the year after high school. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Rylee Walker, 17, shows some of her art work as she talks about her career goals during her senior project presentation Friday, at East Valley High School. For their senior culminating project students are required to compile a portfolio about their high school careers, a...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012

Reward offered for burglary tips

Crimes Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is offering a reward for information that helps solve a burglary that occurred at the Game On store located in the 11800 block of East First Ave. in Spokane Valley sometime late Monday or early Tuesday. Thieves stole cash...

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Community meeting on sidewalks tonight

The city of Spokane Valley will host a community meeting tonight on a plan to add sidewalks, curbs, bike lanes and storm drain improvements on Pines Road between 16th Avenue and 23rd Avenue. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at South...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012

Full agenda for council meeting

Tonight's Spokane Valley City Council meeting looks a bit long, judging from the number of reports and discussions on the agenda for the study session. The topics to be covered include the city's Transportation Improvement Plan, a sidewalk and transit accessibility project, Safe Routes to...

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MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012

Nancy Ledeboer holds a book in the Argonne Library branch Wednesday. Ledeboer is the new administrator of the Spokane County Library District. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Nancy Ledeboer holds a book in the Argonne Library branch Wednesday. Ledeboer is the new administrator of the Spokane County Library District. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Good Monday morning everyone. (Well, it will be after I have a second cup of coffee.) It's time to take...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day in Fairfield 

If you need a dose of corned beef to properly celebrate St. Patrick's Day, head south to the annual St. Paddy's Day Feed at the Fairfield Community Center Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. The price of $15 per person will get you a menu...

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Pedestrian emphasis patrol on Sullivan today

You may notice a few extra police cars along Sullivan between I-90 and 16th Avenue today. The Spokane Regional Health District has announced a pedestrian emphasis patrol in that area today in partnership with the Spokane Valley Police Department. During the patrol an officer in...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012

Joel Elgee, left, and paramedic Nick Muzik look at baby Leona, who was delivered Muzik’s help in Liberty Lake Jan. 25. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Joel Elgee, left, and paramedic Nick Muzik look at baby Leona, who was delivered with Muzik’s help in Liberty Lake Jan. 25. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley There are some good stories in today's Valley Voice to go with your morning coffee. The feel good story of...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012

Special Newman Lake Fire District meeting

The Newman Lake Fire District 13 commissioners have called a special meeting for 6 p.m. tonight at Station 1, 10236 N. West Newman Lake Drive. The discussion will cover the bond results, fire station construction and the district's EMS levy. If you are interested in...

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The Spokane Valley City Council is looking at potential fixes of the southbound bridge of Sullivan Road. (J. Bart Rayniak)

Sullivan Bridge meeting tonight

SR file photo The city of Spokane Valley is hosting another community meeting on plans to rebuild the west Sullivan Bridge that carries southbound traffic over the Spokane River. Temporary repairs to the bridge were recently completed to allow weight restrictions on the failing bridge...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012

Light agenda for tonight's council meeting

There are only a few items on the agenda for tonight's Spokane Valley City Council meeting, but how long the meeting lasts depends on how much discussion there is on those items. The council is scheduled to consider the second and final reading of proposed...

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Stolen tools returned by hooded figure

A tip to Crime Check has led to the arrest of one person in the recent theft of tools from the East Valley School District maintenance office. The tip came after police released video of the thief in action. After the video was release, somone...

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