Spokane Valley archive for Aug. 2013

FRIDAY, AUG. 30, 2013

September road work

Yes, next week really is September. For now road construction season is still in full swing and there are some projects coming up that might mess with your commute. Eighth Avenue will be closed just east of Wilbur Court begining at 8 a.m. Tuesday for...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013

Ted Taylor waves to passing motorists from his fruit stand at 2900 E. Trent Ave., on Monday. (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

Ted Taylor waves to passing motorists from his fruit stand at 2900 E. Trent Ave. on Monday. SR photo/Dan Pelle First I'd like to report a missing morning. With that done, it's time for a bunch of good highlights from today's Valley Voice. Reporter Lisa...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 2013

Golf carts sit locked behind a fence at Painted Hills Golf Course back in March. (File)

Should Spokane Valley buy Painted Hills? 

Golf carts sit locked behind a fence at Painted Hills Golf Course back in March. SR file photo. It looks like there will be a vote at next Tuesday's Spokane Valley City Council meeting on whether the city should attempt to buy the Painted Hills...

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MONDAY, AUG. 26, 2013

John White, 23, is seen reflected in the rearview mirror of his 1994 CBR 600 motorcycle before running through a low-speed obstacle course during Ride ’Em Wednesday this week at Empire Cycle and Powersports. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Saturday's highlights

John White, 23, is seen reflected in the rearview mirror of his 1994 CBR 600 motorcycle before running through a low-speed obstacle course during Ride ’Em Wednesday this week at Empire Cycle and Powersports. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland Good Monday morning, everyone. I hope everyone made...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013

Pines exit, I-90 overpass closed tonight

Take note if you're going to be driving in Spokane Valley tonight: Pines Road will be closed between Mission Avenue and Indiana Avenue while crews pave the I-90 overpass. The closure is scheduled to being at 7 p.m. tonight and could last through 7 a.m....

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Kelly Hamill tries to detect the faint aroma of vanilla found in the bark of a mature ponderosa pine during a class for teachers at the Dishman Hills Natural Area on Tuesday. Hamill was among the elementary schoolteachers taking a class about how to use the popular park for educational purposes. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Kelly Hamill tries to detect the faint aroma of vanilla found in the bark of a mature ponderosa pine during a class for teachers at the Dishman Hills Natural Area on Tuesday. Hamill was among the elementary schoolteachers taking a class about how to use...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 2013

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

Coming soon: a new bridge 

Last night Spokane Valley City Manager Mike Jackson announced that the city will be able to move ahead with the replacement of the west Sullivan Road bridge over the Spokane River. The city has been trying to come up with enough money to tear down...

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MONDAY, AUG. 19, 2013

Dan Westacott, of Crop Production Services, harvests wheat at the East Valley Farm and Community Garden on Thursday. (Dan Pelle)

Saturday's highlights

Dan Westacott, of Crop Production Services, harvests wheat at the East Valley Farm and Community Garden on Thursday. SR photo/Dan Pelle Good Monday morning, everyone. Sorry for ducking out of here unannounced last week. I took a little road trip to Colorado to drop my...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2013

Tyler Reeves mixes colored sprinkles and frosted animal cookies into ice cream to make Brain Freeze’s Circus ice cream.

Today's highlights

Tyler Reeves mixes colored sprinkles and frosted animal cookies into ice cream to make Brain Freeze’s Circus ice cream. SR photo/Dan Pelle Good Thursday morning, everyone. It's time for some highlights from today's Valley Voice. The election results are in for races in Spokane Valley,...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7, 2013

Spokane Valley incumbent advances

Incumbent Spokane Valley City Council member Gary Schimmels sailed through the primary election and will appear on the general election ballot in November along with opponent Ed Pace. Schimmels collected 34 percent of the vote while Pace garnered 36 percent. There are still some ballots...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 6, 2013

Last chance to vote

Attention procrastinators: Today is your last chance to vote in the primary election. Ballots must be postmarked by today or dropped off before 8 p.m. at any ballot drop box located at local libraries. Many people didn't get a ballot, which only includes races with...

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National Night Out

Tonight is National Night Out Against Crime, when neighbors are encouraged to gather for picnics and barbecues to get to know each other. In the Spokane Valley area there are parties planned at Edgecliff SCOPE (4-7 p.m.), East SCOPE (6-9 p.m.), Trentwood SCOPE (3-6 p.m.),...

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MONDAY, AUG. 5, 2013

Jayne Singleton, director of the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, reads a list of Civil War veterans from a 1913 Spokesman-Review Tuesday at the museum. Sources like the old newspaper helped provide links from area pioneers to the Civil War. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Jayne Singleton, director of the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, reads a list of Civil War veterans from a 1913 Spokesman-Review Tuesday at the museum. Sources like the old newspaper helped provide links from area pioneers to the Civil War. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Here we are...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 2013

Dana Eberly, of Spokane Valley, heats a glass tube with a special torch setup before bending it. She said plastic signs took over in the 1970s, but neon came back in the 1980s. Now LED lights are popular. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Dana Eberly, of Spokane Valley, heats a glass tube with a special torch setup before bending it. She said plastic signs took over in the 1970s, but neon came back in the 1980s. Now LED lights are popular. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley It's Thursday, it's cool...

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