Spokane Valley archive for Nov. 2012

FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012

Fairfield Christmas bazaar

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, the annual Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar in Fairfield is Saturday. There will be plenty of vendors to shop from and the North Palouse Community Food Bank will be offering lunch items for purchase beginning at...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

Collette Bise, who raises Angus beef on a farm near Newman Lake, nuzzles Fluffy, one of the farm cats, Nov. 16. Her dog, Tibby, was shot and killed nearby on Oct. 25. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Collette Bise, who raises Angus beef on a farm near Newman Lake, nuzzles Fluffy, one of the farm cats, Nov. 16. Her dog, Tibby, was shot and killed nearby on Oct. 25. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Good Thursday morning everyone. It's time for some highlights from...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012

Sullivan Bridge traffic alert

The southbound curb lane over the Sullivan Bridge will be closed for bridge repair work on Wednesday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. People driving through that area should plan for slower traffic or take another route across the Spokane River.

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MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012

The city of Spokane Valley is looking to replace the Sullivan Road Bridge, which was built in 1951. (File)

More money for Sullivan Bridge

The west Sullivan Bridge that carries southbound traffic is in need of replacement. SR file photo. I would imagine there are some happy people in the halls of Spokane Valley City Hall today. It was announced last week that the city has received a $3.5...

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West Valley senior Corbin Smith, left, tapes the wrist of sophomore cheerleader Kensley Seacrest under the watchful eye of sports medicine instructor Keith Eggleston at West Valley High School on Tuesday. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

West Valley senior Corbin Smith, left, tapes the wrist of sophomore cheerleader Kensley Seacrest under the watchful eye of sports medicine instructor Keith Eggleston at West Valley High School on Tuesday. SR photo Jesse Tinsley Good Monday morning, everyone. I hope everyone had a nice,...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012

Blog takes a holiday

Just a note to let everyone know that the blog will be silent the rest of the week because of the Thanksgiving holiday. I hope everyone has a great day with friends and family. I'm looking forward to a nice traditional turkey meal. That means...

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Split decision on council meetings

Different cities are taking different directions on whether or not to have a council meeting the week of Thanksgiving. The city of Spokane Valley has cancelled its normal Tuesday meeting because of the holiday, but the city of Liberty Lake is going ahead with its...

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MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012


CV freshmen Jaimee Clark, standing at left, and Alexandra Burke, standing center, consult as they evaluate the entrepreneurial project of third-graders at Sunrise.

Saturday's highlights

CV freshmen Jaimee Clark, standing at left, and Alexandra Burke, standing center, consult as they evaluate the entrepreneurial project of third-graders at Sunrise. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Welcome to a wet, windy Monday. But look on the bright side; we've got Thanksgiving to look forward to....

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THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012

Joe Wardell holds his son, Clive, who holds the book Wardell wrote for him to explain to his son what he did in Afghanistan during his deployment. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Joe Wardell holds his son, Clive, who holds the book Wardell wrote for him to explain to his son what he did in Afghanistan during his deployment. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Happy Thursday, everyone. For me it's Friday, since I won't be around the blog tomorrow....

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TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012

MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012


Volunteer Shannon Braithwait, left, puts out clothing at the Council Closet, a clothes bank at Barker High, on Wednesday. Students and their families can choose clothes from the donated items when the closet is open. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Volunteer Shannon Braithwait, left, puts out clothing at the Council Closet, a clothes bank at Barker High, on Wednesday. Students and their families can choose clothes from the donated items when the closet is open. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley I abandoned the blog for a day...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012

Improvements made to Woodlawn Cemetery in Spokane Valley include a new entry gate and central bench/columbarium. (Kathy Plonka)

Today's highlights

Improvements made to Woodlawn Cemetery in Spokane Valley include a new entry gate and central bench/columbarium. SR photo/Kathy Plonka We've got several good stories for you in today's Valley Voice. Correspondent Cindy Hval talked to 12-year-old Justin Peterson, who has been working to raise money...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012

Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District commissioner Frank Boyle in a 2003 photo. (Photo courtesy of Frank Boyle)

New Liberty Lake commissioner needed

Frank Boyle submitted this picture of himself when running for re-election in 2003. Residents of Liberty Lake know the name Frank Boyle. Boyle, who retired as a manager from the U.S. Postal Service after 38 years, served as a Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012

Spokane County elections worker Ralph Gruss grabs another tray of ballots to be put through counting machines at the elections office on Monday. (Jesse Tinsley)

No council meeting tonight

Spokane County elections worker Ralph Gruss grabs another tray of ballots to be put through counting machines at the elections office on Monday. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley This is just a reminder that the Spokane Valley City Council meeting set for tonight has been cancelled so...

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MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012

My target after an afternoon of shooting at the Spokane Police Academy gun range. (Nina Culver)

The target is down

I couldn't resist posting a picture of my target after I spent Saturday afternoon at the Spokane Police Academy gun range. We were there (and at Spokane County Raceway in the morning) as part of the Citizen's Academy class offered through the Spokane County Sheriff's...

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Tyler Saunders, left, a senior from Mead High School, gets tips on how to safely mount a new cutting tool on a large milling machine from veteran machinist Cal Christen at Spokane Community College on Friday. (PHOTOS BY JESSE TINSLEY)

Saturday's highlights

Tyler Saunders, left, a senior from Mead High School, gets tips on how to safely mount a new cutting tool on a large milling machine from veteran machinist Cal Christen at Spokane Community College on Friday. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Welcome to another Monday morning. We've...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012

Spokane County sheriff's helicopter (Spokane County Sheriff's Office)

Forensics and DUI patrol

Spokane County Sheriff's Office Air 1 helicopter. SR file photo. Last night was another interesting night at the Citizen's Academy class offered by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office that offers a peek into the department. We heard from people working forensics, DUI patrol and Air...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012

The Liberty Lake Police Department took delivery of three new Ford Police Interceptor cars recently.  (Nina Culver)

New police cars on the street

The Liberty Lake Police Department recently took delivery of three new police cars to replace some of its aging fleet. But people adept at spotting the unique profile of a Crown Victoria police car from blocks away will have to retrain their eye. The new...

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Katie McLaughlin hands a treat to a Husky-mix at SCRAPS.

Today's highlights

Katie McLaughlin hands a treat to a Husky-mix at SCRAPS. She is a student in East Valley's STAR program, which partners with several businesses in the area that invite students to work during the afternoons to gain some experience. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland It's time to...

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