Spokane Valley archive for Sept. 2012

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012


Prescription drug take back event

The Spokane Valley Police Precinct at 12710 E. Sprague will host a prescription drug take back event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. I think just about everybody has bottles of old, expired medication in the back of the cabinet that you're not sure...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

Shoreline public hearing tonight

The Spokane Valley Planning Commission is having a public hearing tonight on the proposed shoreline environmental designations. The city is currently making its way through a state mandated update of its Shoreline Master Program and the environmental designations are a piece of that plan. This...

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Spokane Valley Councilman Ben Wick, his wife Danica and daughter Sabriel, 3 months, arrive at the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum for the celebration of the centennial of its building, the former Opportunity Township Hall, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.  (Colin Mulvany)

Today's highlights

Spokane Valley Councilman Ben Wick, his wife Danica and daughter Sabriel, 3 months, arrive at the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum for the celebration of the centennial of its building, the former Opportunity Township Hall, last Thursday. SR photo/Colin Mulvany There are a lot of good...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2012

A jail near you?

In case you missed it, here's Mike Prager's story today about the sites under consideration for a new Spokane County Jail. One of the proposed locations that apparently is near the top of the list is property the County owns north of Euclid Ave. and...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012

Budget, property tax on agenda

There are a few interesting topics on the agenda for tonight's Spokane Valley City Council meeting, including a public hearing on the proposed 2013 budget and the first reading of the ordinance to set the 2013 property tax. If you have comments to make about...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012

Gabe Kerschner, with “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom,” carries a 6-foot North American alligator on stage at Valleyfest.

Valleyfest pictures

Gabe Kerschner, with “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom,” carries a 6-foot North American alligator on stage at Valleyfest. SR photo/Colin Mulvany Spokesman-Review reporter Chelsea Bannach and photographer Colin Mulvany stopped by Valleyfest on Saturday. Colin put together a nice slide show of pictures of the...

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The Rev. Linda Bartholomew, the new priest at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, poses for a photo Wednesday at the church. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Saturday's highlights

The Rev. Linda Bartholomew, the new priest at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, poses for a photo Wednesday at the church. SR photo/Tyler Tjomlsand It's a smokey Monday morning out there, so let's stay inside with a cup of coffee and take a look...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012

SE Spokane County Fair starts today

During the 2004 Southeast Spokane County Fair, cousins Shelby and Kailyn Gady, then 10 and 9 respectively, of Rockford snuggled with their blue ribbon winner Simmental cow, Butterfinger. SR file photo. The 68th annual Southeast Spokane County Fair got up and running in Rockford today....

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Festive air: Hot air balloons lift off from CenterPlace Event Center at dawn Saturday as part of Balloons Over Valleyfest. A balloon named “Spuds,” operated by Stephanie Hughes, of Spokane, is being filled as another lifts off toward the east. (Christopher Anderson)

Valleyfest is here

Festive air: Hot air balloons lift off from CenterPlace Event Center at dawn in 2011 as part of Balloons Over Valleyfest. A balloon named “Spuds,” operated by Stephanie Hughes, of Spokane, is being filled as another lifts off toward the east. SR file photo Wait...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012

Payton Miller shows teacher Amy Hardie and her classmates the flowers she brought to the HOPE School on Sept. 13 on the Riverpoint Campus in Spokane. (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

Payton Miller shows teacher Amy Hardie and her classmates the flowers she brought to the HOPE School on Sept. 13 on the Riverpoint Campus in Spokane. SR photo/Dan Pelle It's Thursday again, which means we have some Valley Voice highlights to review. Rainey Coffin has...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012

Present day: The former Opportunity Township Hall, right, is now the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum. (Jesse Tinsley)

Opportunity Hall celebrates centennial

Present day: The former Opportunity Township Hall, right, is now the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum. SR file photo There are a whole bunch of fun activities coming up this weekend, so let's review. We'll start with a look at the Opportunity Township Hall centennial celebration...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012

Quiet city council meeting tonight?

It looks as though there will be a relatively quiet Spokane Valley City Council meeting tonight. There's nothing earth shaking on the agenda and the time consuming outside agency requests are over. The items on tonight's agenda that will probably get the most discussion is...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012

Machines operated by Piersol Construction scrape dirt from the Flora Road landing along the Spokane River on Thursday. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Machines operated by Piersol Construction scrape dirt from the Flora Road landing along the Spokane River on Thursday. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley It's another sunny Monday morning, so enjoy the sun while we still have it. A look at the calendar shows that October is just...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2012

Angie Bordwell, a seventh-grade teacher at East Farms STEAM Magnet School, hugs her student, Dmitriy Cherkashin, before he boards a bus back to East Valley Middle School on Wednesday in Spokane Valley. (PHOTOS BY DAN PELLE)

East Farms Diary: Seventh Grade

In tomorrow’s Valley Voice there will be a story about the seventh graders from East Farms as they spend a day in school. For the next school year, I’ll be spending two days a month at East Farms STEM Magnet School, formerly East Farms Elementary...

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Road construction explosion

The city of Spokane Valley has put out a flurry of press releases this week announcing a whole bunch of road construction projects coming up as they try to finish as much as they can before the weather gets too cold. The good news is,...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012

Remembering the fallen, looking toward the future: The Spokane Valley Fire Department continued its tradition Tuesday of honoring the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by dedicating buildings under construction. Members of the department, Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey and others gathered for a ceremony at Station 6 on East Sprague Avenue, which is expected to be complete in mid-November. Construction stopped during the ceremony and several workers gathered at the back of the crowd for the remembrance. The department’s honor guard, including bagpipe players, led the ceremony. Members of the Spokane Valley Fire Department honor guard, including, from left, Greg Bennett, fire inspector, Dave Vegele, engineer/paramedic, and Michael Fields, firefighter, participated in Tuesday morning’s flag raising. (Colin Mulvany)

Today's highlights

Remembering the fallen, looking toward the future: The Spokane Valley Fire Department continued its tradition Tuesday of honoring the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by dedicating buildings under construction. Members of the Spokane Valley Fire Department honor guard, including, from left, Greg Bennett,...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012

Teen driving event this weekend

Teen drivers are invited to participate in a safe driving event Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the University City Parking lot at 10200 E. Sprague in Spokane Valley. Teens can complete an obstacle course while trying to avoid distractions or use impaired...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012

Spokane Valley budget on the table

One of the highlights of tonight's Spokane Valley City Council meeting is expected to by the city manager's discussion of his proposed 2013 budget. He'll get into details on several proposals, including how to fund street preservation projects and dropping the city's year end carryover...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012

After receiving a delivery of 30 children’s bicycles from the Bike Hub, Micah Reed, 10, and other Broadway Elementary School students test out the bikes during Central Valley School District’s Elementary Bicycle Safety Program at Broadway, Aug. 30. The school’s PE teacher, Katie Ferris, secured a grant for $6,100 from SpokeFest to purchase the bikes. (Dan Pelle)

Saturday's highlights

After receiving a delivery of 30 children’s bicycles from the Bike Hub, Micah Reed, 10, and other Broadway Elementary School students test out the bikes during Central Valley School District’s Elementary Bicycle Safety Program at Broadway, Aug. 30. The school’s PE teacher, Katie Ferris, secured...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012

Today's highlights

Perhaps the biggest news in today's Valley Voice is that the Spokane Valley City Council agreed this week to negotiate with SCRAPS for animal control services. The city has been contracting with SCRAPS since incorporation, but SpokAnimal had also submitted a proposal to provide animal...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012

Providence expanding into Spokane Valley

Spokesman-Review reporter John Stucke has a story in today's paper about Providence Health Care's plans to build a $58 million medical campus in Spokane Valley. The campus would include an outpatient surgery center and doctor offices. The center, which is scheduled to open in 2014,...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012

Decision on animal control?

There may be a decision made on animal control in Spokane Valley at tonight's City Council meeting. The 6 p.m. meeting will start with a public hearing on the animal control proposals the city has received from SCRAPS and SpokAnimal (the city currently contracts with...

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Rob Bockemuehl cleans around a water valve as a road grader prepares the intersection of 24th Avenue and Evergreen Road for paving, Monday. (Dan Pelle)

Saturday's highlights

Rob Bockemuehl cleans around a water valve as a road grader prepares the intersection of 24th Avenue and Evergreen Road for paving, Aug. 27. SR photo/Dane Pelle. Today may be the first day of school for many, but it is also the day to get...

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