Spokane Valley archive for Jan. 2013

TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013

Spokane Valley news

New Spokane Valley Fire Department Fire Chief Bryan Collins. Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department. In case you missed today's paper, there are a couple of good Spokane Valley stories in there. The Spokane Valley Fire Department picked a new fire chief Monday, Bryan...

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MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2013

Helpful links for special election

Some voters may have a ballot in their mailbox by now since there's a special election coming up. There are three propositions for the city of Spokane, but four more issues are out there for residents in other areas of Spokane County. The Spokesman-Review "Elections...

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A kitten cries for attention after a staffer at SCRAPS placed adoption papers and a pet license on its cage Tuesday. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

A kitten cries for attention after a staffer at SCRAPS placed adoption papers and a pet license on its cage Tuesday. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley What is it about Monday mornings and fresh snow? Mondays also mean highlights from the Saturday Valley Voice, so here we...

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Top names for Spokane pets

Is your cat's name Missy or Smokey? If so, they're a statistic. Spokane Regional Animal Protection Services dug up the top names for dogs and cats out of their data they've been collecting for the past couple of years and if you thought there were...

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New home for regional animal control

Regional animal control is expected to find a new home at the former Schumate Harley-Davidson building, according to a Spokane Regional Animal Protection Service news release. The building, located at 6815 E. Trent, will be retrofitted to handle animal control for all of Spokane County....

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FRIDAY, JAN. 25, 2013

Sunny Lynne Gray's serves the pickleball wiffleball and it just makes it over the short net at the HUB Sport's Center. The group plays four times a week at the Liberty Lake athletic facility.  (Nicole Hensley)

Wanted: Pickleball players

A local pickleball group is looking for new players to join them during the week. If you’re not familiar with the game, it’s a Washington sport invented in 1965 in Bainbridge Island. The game is like tennis, but also similar to ping pong. The group...

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Suspicious person follows Greenacres student

The Spokane Valley Police Department is reporting that a suspicious person followed a Greenacres Middle School student home on Wednesday afternoon. The student's mother called police to report the incident on Thursday. She told police that her daughter was walking home from a bus stop...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2013

Spokane River public access hearing tonight

This is just a reminder that the Spokane Valley Planning Commission is having a public hearing tonight on a draft public access plan for the Spokane River. The plan is part of the city's state-mandated update of its Shoreline Master Program. The meeting starts at...

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The Lilac Festival Royalty Coronation is scheduled for Sunday. (File)

Today's highlights

The Lilac Festival Royalty Coronation is scheduled for Sunday. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Good Thursday morning, everyone. I got my wish. It's supposed to be above freezing today! As we wait for our mini heat wave, we've got a few highlights from today's Valley Voice to...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2013

The Lilac Festival Royalty Coronation is scheduled for Sunday. (File)

A Q&A with the Lilac Court 

These 14 women embody leadership and community service to earn a Lilac crown and about $18,000 in scholarship funds. Each year a Lilac queen is chosen along with her court of princesses. It’s a tradition in Spokane, so we talked to each girl about what...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2013

Central Valley High School’s marching band practices on Saturday at Eastern Washington University’s Jim Thorpe fieldhouse in Cheney, for a trip to Washington, D.C., to perform in the Presidential Inauguration Parade. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Today's highlights

Central Valley High School’s marching band practices on Saturday at Eastern Washington University’s Jim Thorpe fieldhouse in Cheney, for a trip to Washington, D.C., to perform in the Presidential Inauguration Parade. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland Sorry I'm so late with the highlights from today's Valley Voice....

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013

Coordination is key to the perfect flag wave for a Central Valley High School Color Guard member. Lindsey Kridler practices her skills Friday for next week's presidential inauguration parade. (Nicole Hensley)

CV marching band ready for takeoff 

It’s almost time for the Central Valley High School marching band to take flight for their Washington D.C. dreams. They leave Thursday for their date with the presidential inauguration parade next week. They’ll march right by the White House along with musicians from each state...

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On loan to CVHS student Hannah Van Matre, the above piranha was preserved, dried as a tourism souvenir. She used it to display the Brazilian wildlife in her presentation. (Nicole Hensley)

CV students study the world

World geography courses will no longer be offered to students at Central Valley High School starting next year. The state is changing their curriculum to encompass world history instead, teacher Krista Larsen said, but this does not affect her job at the school. That means...

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This chicken was caught while trying to cross I-90 near Argonne the morning of Jan. 16, 2103. He is currently being held at the SCRAPS shelter.  (Photo courtesy of SCRAPS)

Why did the chicken cross the road? 

To get to the other side, of course. Why this particular chicken decided he needed to cross I-90 near Argonne this morning is a mystery, however. It took a SCRAPS animal control officer, four WSP troopers and a DOT employee about 45 minutes to capture...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 2013

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a fire at this vacant house at 8815 E. Broadway the morning of Jan. 15, 2013.  (Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department)

Vacant house burns

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded to a report of smoke and flames seen coming from a home at 8815 E. Broadway at 7 a.m. today. It was quickly upgraded to a working fire. The flames caused extensive damage to the home, according to Assistant...

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Pines Road partial shutdown Wednesday

This is just a reminder that the center lanes of Pines Road will be closed Wednesday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for work on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks near Montgomery Drive. The southbound curb lane on Pines Road is also tentatively planned for...

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MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2013

Preparing for the Stinky Sneaker rivalry game

It’s almost time for a victor to be declared in Tuesday’s Stinky Sneaker rivalry game between Central Valley and University High School. This year’s theme: Shoempa Loompa, which is a play on the mythical people from the book Charlie and Chocolate Factory. Because the theme...

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Greenacres Elementary School science teacher, Shelly Mahn, works with fifth-grader Ian Rusbuldt during a physical and chemical changes assignment Friday. The school has received a second School of Distinction award from the Center for Educational Effectiveness. (Dan Pelle)

Saturday's highlights

Greenacres Elementary School science teacher, Shelly Mahn, works with fifth-grader Ian Rusbuldt during a physical and chemical changes assignment Friday. The school has received a second School of Distinction award from the Center for Educational Effectiveness. SR photo/Dan Pelle Well, that was a nice bit...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2013

Role call: Shauna Cozza, 7, gives a humorous monologue about the existence of fairies Monday as she auditions for a part in the upcoming Theater Arts for Children production of “The Three Musketeers,” at the TAC headquarters in Spokane Valley. TAC will host a silent auction and buffet Saturday. The Star Tacs, the theater’s improv group, will perform. Tickets for the fundraiser are $30 per person or $50 per couple and are available by calling (509) 995-6718 or by sending an email to email@theaterartsforchildren.org. The theater is at 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Role call: Shauna Cozza, 7, gives a humorous monologue about the existence of fairies Monday as she auditions for a part in the upcoming Theater Arts for Children production of “The Three Musketeers,” at the TAC headquarters in Spokane Valley. TAC will host a silent...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9, 2013

Sullivan Bridge meeting tonight

The city of Spokane Valley will host a public meeting tonight to discuss plans to replace the west Sullivan Bridge that currently carries southbound traffic over the Spokane River. The meeting will run from 4 to 7 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. There...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2013

This fire hydrant is one of many in the Spokane Valley area that have been blocked in by snow berms. The Spokane Valley Fire Department is asking residents to keep the area around hydrants clear.  (Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department)

Clear out those fire hydrants

The Spokane Valley Fire Department has sent out a plea to Spokane Valley area residents to clear snow from around fire hydrants. Snow plows and snow blowers are building up berms around the hydrants that can slow firefighters if they have to hook up to...

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MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2013

Roger Lynn, interim pastor of Veradale United Church of Christ, sits in his office at the church on Wednesday. He is recovering from blood clots in his lungs, which caused an emergency stay in the hospital over the holidays. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Roger Lynn, transitional pastor of Veradale United Church of Christ, sits in his office at the church on Wednesday. He is recovering from blood clots in his lungs, which caused an emergency stay in the hospital over the holidays. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley I managed to...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013

Vera gets power restored in southeast Valley

A power outage that left an estimated 1,300 customers of Vera Power & Light in southeastern Spokane Valley without electricity today for nearly two hours was the result of equipment failure at a substation, officials said. Power was restored by 1:25 p.m., a utility spokeswoman...

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