Spokane Valley archive for June 2013

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013

A goat waiting to be milked reacts as more goats push past Lorie Arnold, owner of Heron Pond Farm, and Corey Zalewski, left, who try to keep them from invading the milking room on Monday. Arnold said the goats typically are excited to be milked and some will try to force their way past others for a turn. (Tyler Tjomsland)

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A goat waiting to be milked reacts as more goats push past Lorie Arnold, owner of Heron Pond Farm, and Corey Zalewski, left, who try to keep them from invading the milking room on Monday. Arnold said the goats typically are excited to be milked...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013

Fire District 8 special meeting today

The Spokane County Fire District 8 board of commissioners will hold a speical meeting today at 5:30 p.m. at Station 82, 12100 E. Palouse Highway. The purpose of the meeting is to interview candidates that have applied to fill the vacant commissioner seat. The public...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

Saltese Flats meeting tonight

Spokane County will host a public meeting tonight to talk about their planned wetland restoration project in the Saltese Flats. The meeting will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Valley Real Life Ministries, 1831 S. Barker Road. This project doesn't involved any treated wastewater...

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MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013


Photos and flowers are seen in the Pines Cemetery’s Mausoleum on Wednesday. Fairmount Memorial Association has acquired the Pines Cemetery and South Pines Cemetery. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Saturday's highlights

Photos and flowers are seen in the Pines Cemetery’s Mausoleum on Wednesday. Fairmount Memorial Association has acquired the Pines Cemetery and South Pines Cemetery. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland The wet weather returned again today, but we have some highlights from Saturday's Valley Voice to keep us...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013

DUI patrols this weekend

Special DUI emphasis patrols are planned for all over Eastern Washington this weekend, so line up a designated driver if you plan to be drinking. The Washington State Patrol will have their mobile DUI processing trailer in downtown Spokane during Hoopfest this weekend. The special...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013

Greenacres Middle School eighth-grader Zach Windhorst salutes Friday after performing with teacher Dana Hilpert and her dog Murphy. (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

Greenacres Middle School eighth-grader Zach Windhorst salutes Friday after performing with teacher Dana Hilpert and her dog Murphy. SR photo/Dan Pelle Welcome to wet and rainy Thursday. Today is a good day to stay inside and have that second cup of coffee while checking out...

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MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013


Opportunity Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Laurie Spence and students dance the Dabke, a traditional Lebanese dance, during International Day on Wednesday in Spokane Valley. The five-step dance is often performed at weddings. (Dan Pelle)

Saturday's highlights

Opportunity Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Laurie Spence and students dance the Dabke, a traditional Lebanese dance, during International Day on Wednesday in Spokane Valley. The five-step dance is often performed at weddings. SR photo/Dan Pelle Good Monday morning, everyone. It sounds like we need to...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013

Live fire training Saturday

Residents near Spokane County Fire District 8 Station 82 on the Palouse Highway in Valleyford shouldn't be alarmed if they see smoke rising into the air tomorrow. The district will be doing some live fire training at the station Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. Firefighters...

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You need a cat, don't you?

The kitty doors are bursting at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, so the shelter is offering free cats to good homes today and Satuday. One hundred and three cats have come in since June 1 and they need someone to feed them, pet...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013

The shoreline reinforcement project at a Newman Lake cabin stops the shore from disappearing under it, as seen Tuesday. The Spokane County Conservation District secured a grant to lay “bio logs” of coconut husks wrapped in netting and plant “whips” of willow trees and other waterside species to create a “root matrix” that will stabilize the shoreline. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

The shoreline reinforcement project at a Newman Lake cabin stops the shore from disappearing under it, as seen Tuesday. The Spokane County Conservation District secured a grant to lay “bio logs” of coconut husks wrapped in netting and plant willow trees and other waterside species...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013

Newman Lake property owners meeting

The Newman Lake Property Owners Association is planning a meeting for Wednesday night to discuss, in part, an erosion control project put in place on one Newman Lake property by the Spokane County Conservation District. There will also be a presentation by Newman Lake Fire...

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MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013

Gretchen DeRusha, left, models one of her own wigs for the five Locks of Love donors in a fourth-grade class Thursday at South Pines Elementary. DeRusha, a cancer patient in remission, is a retired school district speech and language pathologist and she presented the girls with certificates for their generosity. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Gretchen DeRusha, left, models one of her own wigs for the five Locks of Love donors in a fourth-grade class Thursday at South Pines Elementary. DeRusha, a cancer patient in remission, is a retired school district speech and language pathologist and she presented the girls...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

Fire District 9 demonstration day

Spokane County Fire District 9, which stretches above the northern city limits of Spokane and Spokane Valley, will host a demonstration day and wellness fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3801 E. Farwell Road. Firefighters will be demonstrating auto extrications, high-angle rescues...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013

Spokane Valley Fire Department's Deputy Chief Andy Hail, playing the role of an injured worker, is lowered 200-feet in a gurney from a Consolidated Irrigation District water tower in the Spokane Valley, Tuesday June 4, 2013. The Spokane Valley Fire's Technical Rescue Team has been training on how to best do a high-angle rope rescue from a water tower. (Colin Mulvany)

Today's highlights

Good news! It's almost Friday. The arrival of Thursday, of course, means from Valley Voice highlights. This week photographer Colin Mulvany took some fabulous photos of high-angle rope rescue training put on by the Spokane Valley Fire Department. Deputy Chief Andy Hail volunteered to be...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013

The yard sales are coming

The giant Liberty Lake Community Yard sale is coming on Saturday, so it's time to get ready. The map of sale locations is expected to be released online later today at www.libertylakesplash.com/yardsales. On the day of the sale the map will be available at sale...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013

Firefighter Tom Carleton of Spokane Valley’s Ladder 10 walks through a charred hillside during a wildland fire training session Wednesday in Spokane Valley. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Wildland fire training without the fire

Firefighter Tom Carleton of Spokane Valley’s Ladder 10 walks through a charred hillside during a wildland fire training session in June 2012 in Spokane Valley. SR file photo. The Spokane Valley Fire Department will do wildland fire training this week at the same location where...

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MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013

East Valley High School student Sierra Nalder, in black, acts the part of drunken driver while she looks at a bloody mock crash on Thursday on the road outside the school. The mock crash, staged in front of the student body with firefighters, law enforcement and even funeral home personnel, illustrated the consequences of drinking and driving. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

East Valley High School student Sierra Nalder, in black, acts the part of drunken driver while she looks at a bloody mock crash on Thursday on the road outside the school. The mock crash, staged in front of the student body with firefighters, law enforcement...

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