Spokane Valley archive for May 2013

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

Sullivan Road closure rescheduled

The closure of Sullivan Road between Kiernan and Trent that was supposed to start tonight has been rescheduled. The section of road will now be closed overnight Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for paving work. A detour route will be set...

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Wayne McKnight, the athletic director at West Valley High School, stands under the historic entryway that was salvaged from the old building and built into the new West Valley campus May 16. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Wayne McKnight, the athletic director at West Valley High School, stands under the historic entryway that was salvaged from the old building and built into the new West Valley campus May 16. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley I'm sorry I'm so late in posting some highlights from...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

Portion of Sullivan Road shutting down

The section of Sullivan Road between Kiernan and Trent will be closed completely between 9 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Crews will be doing a grind and overlay of the pavement in that section and the road is too narrow to do...

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TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

Broadway Elementary School students extend hands for high-fives from from Swoop, the Eastern Washington University mascot during an assembly, May 17 in the school gym. (Dan Pelle)

Saturday's highlights

Broadway Elementary School students extend hands for high-fives from from Swoop, the Eastern Washington University mascot during an assembly, May 17 in the school gym. SR photo/Dan Pelle Well, here we are on a Tuesday that feels like a Monday. I've successfully moved my base...

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THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

Liberty High School student Kylee Hodgson makes potato soup in the culinary arts class at the NEWTECH Skills Center. She has attended class there for the past two years. (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

Liberty High School student Kylee Hodgson makes potato soup in the culinary arts class at the NEWTECH Skills Center. She has attended class there for the past two years. SR photo/Dan Pelle Where has all the time gone. I looked up and realized it's after...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013

It's coming....

Everyone take note: tomorrow all of our Voice sections will be devoted to local high school graduates. Every year we have a special graduation section that includes lists of graduating seniors from every high school in Spokane County plus a profile of a student from...

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Appleway Trail meeting tonight

This is just a reminder that there is a public meeting tonight on the draft master plan for the Appleway Trail proposed for the old Milwaukee Railroad right of way south of Sprague Ave. The vacant land is owned by Spokane County, which has agreed...

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TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013

Three robberies appear connected

Spokane Valley Police believe that three recent robberies of Spokane Valley businesses are related based on the similiar descriptions of the suspects. A convenience store at 722 N. Park Road was robbed at 10 p.m. on May 13 by two men, one described as a...

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MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

Spokane Valley firefighter Paul Turcotte carries an enlarged photograph that represents a shooting victim as rescue crews participate in a mass casualty training exercise Wednesday at the department’s old administration building. (Dan Pelle)

Saturday's highlights

Spokane Valley firefighter Paul Turcotte carries an enlarged photograph that represents a shooting victim as rescue crews participate in a mass casualty training exercise Wednesday at the department’s old administration building. SR photo/Dan Pelle Good Monday morning, everyone. As another week starts, we've got some...

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FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013

Mosquito fogging in Fairfield 

The town of Fairfield will be doing mosquito fogging beginning Tuesday, weather permitting. Anyone who does not want their property sprayed is asked to contact City Hall at (509) 283-2414 as soon as possible.

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THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013

Andrea Gasser, a Central Valley High School junior, represents Israel at the International Economic Summit on Tuesday at the school. Students from CV and East Valley High School came together to display their research about the culture and economy of various countries around the world. Wearing a costume of some kind and serving a traditional food was optional. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Andrea Gasser, a Central Valley High School junior, represents Israel at the International Economic Summit on Tuesday at the school. Students from CV and East Valley High School came together to display their research about the culture and economy of various countries around the world....

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013

Bike to Work Week breakfast 

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey and his Pekinese, "Buddy", get ready to ride Wed. evening, Aug. 18, 2010, along with Spokane Valley Cyclists FOR the Broadway Safety Project in a "Pedal with the Politicians", to look first hand at bike lanes and safety issues in...

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TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013

Spokane Valley sign dedication

This is just a reminder that the city of Spokane Valley will officially dedicate their new gateway sign during a ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The new welcome sign and landscaping are on a triangle of land at the intersection of Thierman Road and Appleway...

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Traffic impacts

There is definitely more road work going on and some new projects have joined the ranks in Spokane Valley in Liberty Lake. Traffic is down to one lane in each direction on Pines Road between Sprague and Broadway for signal conduit work, which is slowing...

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MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013

East Valley Middle School eighth-graders Austin Prochnow, 14, left, and Anthony Huck, 14, use lathes to chisel and sand tulipwood into parts to make fountain pens on May 7. Students have been making the wooden pens to give to veterans who plan to take the Honor Flight. Above, one of the pens. (Colin Mulvany)

Saturday's highlights

East Valley Middle School eighth-graders Austin Prochnow, 14, left, and Anthony Huck, 14, use lathes to chisel and sand tulipwood into parts to make fountain pens on May 7. Students have been making the wooden pens to give to veterans who plan to take the...

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FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

Schedule note

I will be out of the office next week, so expect the blog to go dark. You can still check out our great Valley Voice stories here while I'm gone. Enjoy the sun!

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Otis Orchards Community Days

If you are looking for something to do tomorrow as you wait for Bloomsday, check out the 11th annual Otis Orchards Community Days. There will be games, crafts, food, raffles and a jumping castle at Otis Orchards Elementary, 22000 E. Wellesley, from 10 a.m. to...

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THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013

Members of Episcopal Church of the Resurrection from left, Alan Terry, Jerry Combs, Karen St. Clair and Jackie Woolf work together to build raised beds at the church on Sunday. (Kathy Plonka)

Today's highlights

Members of Episcopal Church of the Resurrection from left, Alan Terry, Jerry Combs, Karen St. Clair and Jackie Woolf work together to build raised beds at the church on Sunday. SR photo/Kathy Plonka While it is not quite Friday yet, it is time for some...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013

Gonzaga University student Derek Desrosier works a Pulaski on a trail in the Dishman Hills Natural Area in a project organized by the Dishman Hills Conservancy on April 21. He was among about 200 volunteers who showed up to help create a series of new trails. (Rich Landers)

New Dishman Hills trails 

Gonzaga University student Derek Desrosier works a Pulaski on a trail in the Dishman Hills Natural Area in a project organized by the Dishman Hills Conservancy on April 21. He was among about 200 volunteers who showed up to help create a series of new...

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