Spokane Valley archive for Oct. 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012

MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012

Kristie Gaffney and her younger children, twins Keaton, left, and Kyra, right, 12, stand in their living room Wednesday. Gaffney has turned her home into a not-too-scary haunted house with decorated walls, animated figures, statues and pictures. They live in Greenacres. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Kristie Gaffney and her younger children, twins Keaton, left, and Kyra, right, 12, stand in their living room Wednesday. Gaffney has turned her home into a not-too-scary haunted house with decorated walls, animated figures, statues and pictures. They live in Greenacres. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley We've...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012

Valley Mission haunted pool

Today and Saturday are your last chances to stop by the Valley Mission Haunted Pool. The city of Spokane Valley has turned the pool decks and locker rooms into a haunted house. This year's features are the Tarp Tunnel of Terror, the Zombie Graveyeard and...

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K9 flushes out deputy

I am taking a six week Citizen's Academy class offered by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. Anyone can sign up and we spend every Thursday evening learning a little bit about everything from gangs to sex crimes to property crimes. Last night we got a...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012

Shoppers form a line for the cashier at the grand opening of the H&M store in the Spokane Valley Mall on Oct. 25, 2012.  (Pia Hallenberg)

H&M store opens in Valley Mall today

Local shoppers have been eagerly awaiting the grand opening of the new H&M store in the Spokane Valley Mall. The fashion retailer is known for its low prices. SR reporter Pia Hallenberg volunteered (without requiring much convincing) to go to today's grand opening and check...

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West Valley City School students, including Jaymee Finke, left, and Lacey Marrow, right, prepare for the school’s haunted house this Friday and Saturday. (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

West Valley City School students, including Jaymee Finke, left, and Lacey Marrow, right, prepare for the school’s haunted house this Friday and Saturday. SR photo/Dan Pelle Happy Thursday, everyone. Is anyone getting some snow? Before we start thinking about winter, though, we have to tackle...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012

Tabby cats that were surrendered by an owner who could not care for them arrive at SCRAPS in Spokane Valley in June. (Colin Mulvany)

SCRAPS is having a cat sale

Five tabby cats, who were surrendered by an owner that could not care for them, arrive at SCRAPS in Spokane Valley in June. SR file photo. The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is reporting that their cat room population has exploded from eight to...

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County Commissioner candidates debate tonight

The Central Valley High School Government Club is hosting a debate tonight with the candidates for the Spokane County Commissioner seats. The debate, which is open to the public, will begin at 5:45 p.m. at the School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. Doors open at 5...

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Familiar names seeking commissioner seat

I picked up copies of the applications received by the Spokane Valley Fire Department for the vacant fire commissioner seat the other day and there are plenty of familiar names in the bunch. Seven people have applied for the position, which was created when former...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012

Streets being swept in Spokane Valley

The city of Spokane Valley has begun its fall street sweeping. Sweepers will be at work during daylight hours (weather permitting) in priority zones 1 and 2, which are all located south of Sprague Ave. Arterials will also be cleaned. A map and more additional...

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MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012

Members of the Spokane Valley Fire Department honor guard placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, on Oct. 8.

Saturday's highlights

Members of the Spokane Valley Fire Department honor guard placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, on Oct. 8. Photo courtesy Matt Jorgensen I think a cup of coffee (or two) is even more important on...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012

Jewelry stolen in burglary 

Jewelry valued at more than $10,000 was reported missing from a home in the 10800 block of East 35th in Spokane Valley Wednesday. According to a police press release, the homeowner came home around 5 p.m. and noticed an open sliding glass door. A jewelry...

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Kate Steen, nanny for twins Reed Swain, left and Harrison Swain, age 3, reads to them at the Liberty Lake Library Tuesday. When the city of Liberty Lake incorporated, it started it’s own library rather than contract with the Spokane County Library District. Now the two agencies are forming a partnership. (Colin Mulvany)

Today's highlights

Kate Steen, nanny for twins Reed Swain, left and Harrison Swain, age 3, reads to them at the Liberty Lake Library Tuesday. When the city of Liberty Lake incorporated, it started it’s own library rather than contract with the Spokane County Library District. Now the...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012

Chase leads to arrest

Spokane Valley Police arrested a man late Monday night after he led officers on a car chase and nearly ran over the foot of one officer, according to police spokesman Craig Chamberlin. An officer spotted a car swerving out of its lane at Main and...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012

Blimp flight in Spokane Valley

No, the aliens have not landed. No, it's not a government surveillance drone. When I heard a blimp was going to be in the air Wednesday in Spokane Valley, I was naturally expecting something large like the Goodyear blimp. But it's not. Crews wil be...

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No council meeting tonight

Tonight you can grab a drink (with or without an umbrella) and kick your feet up: there is no Spokane Valley City Council meeting. The agenda was looking pretty bare so it was cancelled. So everyone stay home and save your energy for next Tuesday.

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MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012

Central Valley High senior Alex Moore poses for a photo on Tuesday in Spokane Valley. Moore will receive the YWCA Young Woman of Achievement Award later this month. She excels in math and science and competes for her school’s cross country team. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Saturday's highlights

Central Valley High senior Alex Moore poses for a photo on Tuesday in Spokane Valley. Moore will receive the YWCA Young Woman of Achievement Award later this month. She excels in math and science and competes for her school’s cross country team. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2012

Library District special meeting

The Spokane County Library District board of trustees will hold a special meeting Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room 108 at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. The trustees will be discussing strategic planning. The meeting is open to the public, but no...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012

A dock sits below Coyote Rock development Tuesday. The Washington state Court of Appeals ruled that docks installed at the development were illegal. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Ruling stands: Coyote Rock docks are illegal

A dock sits below Coyote Rock development in May 2012 just after the Washington State Court of Appeals ruled that docks installed at the development were illegal. SR file photo The Washington State Supremen Court has declined to review a Court of Appeals decision that...

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Sidewalk construction near Pasadena Park Elementary School is seen East Upriver Drive Oct. 5. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Today's highlights

Sidewalk construction near Pasadena Park Elementary School is seen East Upriver Drive Oct. 5. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland It looks like this might be the last sunny Thursday we have in a while, so let's dive in to some highlights from today's Valley Voice. The Spokane...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012

This car was involved in a high speed crash at Trent and Progress on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. (Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department)

Serious accident Tuesday night

The photo above (provided by the Spokane Valley Fire Department) is of one of two cars involved in a serious injurty accident Tuesday afternoon on Trent near Progress Road. Trent was closed for some time. The Washington State Patrol reports that a car driven by...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2012

Land purchase vote tonight

Tonight the Spokane Valley City Council is scheduled to vote on whether to purchase eight acres of land from Spokane Valley businessman Jack Pring. The Spokane County Library District wants to build a new library at the site but couldn't afford to purchase the entire...

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Metal thieves on the prowl

Metal thieves have been busy in the Spokane Valley area lately. Spokesman-Review reporter Nicole Hensley has detals on two recent thefts. On Monday a heavy truck salvage yard reported the theft of 27 semi wheels. Apparently each of the wheels weighs 60 pounds. It makes...

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Capt. Jon Sprague, shown June 27, was disciplined for sending emails with religious content to firefighters using Spokane Valley Fire’s email system. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Valley Fire captain fired 

Capt. Jon Sprague, shown June 27, was disciplined for sending emails with religious content to firefighters using Spokane Valley Fire’s email system. SR file photo. The Spokane Valley Fire Department fired Capt. Jon Sprague Monday for sending emails with religious content to a group of...

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