Spokane Valley archive for Oct. 2013

THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 2013

Hugh Grim watches from the top of a Fairbury farm windmill tower as his son, Jim, keeps a hand on a guide-line as they use a crane to lift the windmill to the top of its tower Tuesday at the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum. (Tyler Tjomsland)

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Hugh Grim watches from the top of a Fairbury farm windmill tower as his son, Jim, keeps a hand on a guide-line as they use a crane to lift the windmill to the top of its tower Tuesday at the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum. SR...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 29, 2013

Bikini baristas on the agenda 

The Spokane Valley City Council is going to address the topic of scantily clad baristas at tonight's meeting. At issue has been topless Tuesdays at a local coffee shop, when baristas wear only g-strings and pasties. A proposed ordinance has been prepared that would ban...

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MONDAY, OCT. 28, 2013

Leslie Malloy and cancer survivor Barb Gady, staff members at Freeman Elementary, hug after posing for a group photo with other Freeman employees in front of a pink tractor from Northwest Farm Credit Services. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Saturday's highlights

Leslie Malloy and cancer survivor Barb Gady, staff members at Freeman Elementary, hug after posing for a group photo with other Freeman employees in front of a pink tractor from Northwest Farm Credit Services. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland Welcome to winter. At least, that's what it...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 2013

Anthony Matthews, 30, an 11-year veteran of the Marine Corps and a student in Spokane Community College’s Natural Resources program, plants foliage to restore the south side of the Spokane River at Stateline on Friday. (Tyler Tjomsland)

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Anthony Matthews, 30, an 11-year veteran of the Marine Corps and a student in Spokane Community College’s Natural Resources program, plants foliage to restore the south side of the Spokane River at Stateline on Friday. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland As we slide through our Thursday (nearly...

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This moose was spending time along Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley on Oct. 24, 2013.  (Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Police Department)

Where is the moose?

Instead of playing "Where's Waldo?", today we have a game of "Where's the moose?" in Spokane Valley. The moose was spotted near City Hall on Sprague Avenue shortly before 9 a.m., then he was reported near Sprague and University Road. He jumped a fence to...

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MONDAY, OCT. 21, 2013

Chris Sheppard dons only one costume on Halloween, a robe, crown and sweatshirt reading “Queen of Halloween.” Indeed, her house dominates the neighborhood, with hundreds of whimsical items for the holiday. Sheppard is shown at her home, 1722 S. Bettman Road in Spokane Valley, on Wednesday. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Chris Sheppard dons only one costume on Halloween, a robe, crown and sweatshirt reading “Queen of Halloween.” Indeed, her house dominates the neighborhood, with hundreds of whimsical items for the holiday. Sheppard is shown at her home on Bettman Road in Spokane Valley, on Wednesday....

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THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 2013

Jennifer Papich walks through the first section of the haunted pool at Valley Mission Pool. Samantha the doll sits in the corner waiting for visitors.

Today's highlights

Jennifer Papich walks through the first section of the haunted pool at Valley Mission Pool. Samantha the doll sits in the corner waiting for visitors. SR photo/Liz Kishimoto Oh, dear. I nearly managed to get through the day while forgetting to post the highlights from...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013

Meet the Spokane Valley candidates tonight

Tonight is the Spokane Valley City Council candidate forum sponsored by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce. The event begin at 6:30 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Expect to see the candidates there answering questions about their views on issues facing the...

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MONDAY, OCT. 14, 2013

McKenzie Mott's jersey was retired during an assembly held in honor of her and fellow classmate Josie Freier at University High School on Friday, October 11, 2013. The two were killed in a car accident on Saturday, October 5, 2013. (Kathy Plonka)

Saturday's highlights

McKenzie Mott's jersey was retired during an assembly held in honor of her and fellow classmate Josie Freier at University High School on Friday. The two were killed in a car accident on Saturday, October 5, 2013. SR photo/Kathy Plonka It's Monday again. Monday seems...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 2013

The gym floor was covered with donated toys during an assembly in honor of McKenzie Mott and Josie Freier at University High School on Friday, October 11, 2013. Mott and Freier were killed in a car accident Saturday October 5, 2013. (Kathy Plonka)

A mountain of toys

The gym floor was covered with donated toys during an assembly in honor of McKenzie Mott and Josie Freier at University High School on Friday, October 11, 2013. Mott and Freier were killed in a car accident Saturday October 5, 2013. SR photo/Kathy Plonka This...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2013

Jayden Immonen, 12, left, and seventh-grade classmate Garrett Black, 13, center, and eighth-grader Lauren Green, 13, work on a poster for friend Logan Becker, a seventh-grader at North Pines Middle School battling cancer, on Oct. 4 at the school. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Today's highlights

Jayden Immonen, 12, left, and seventh-grade classmate Garrett Black, 13, center, and eighth-grader Lauren Green, 13, work on a poster for friend Logan Becker, a seventh-grader at North Pines Middle School battling cancer, on Oct. 4 at the school. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland It's Thursday, which...

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A memorial of flowers, stuffed animals and messages are displayed Wednesday at the site where University High School students McKenzie Mott and Josie Freier were killed in a car accident Saturday night. (Dan Pelle)

A life remembered

A memorial of flowers, stuffed animals and messages are displayed Wednesday at the site where University High School students McKenzie Mott and Josie Freier were killed in a car accident Saturday night. SR photo/Dan Pelle Spokane Valley Fire Department fire investigator Rick Freier sat down...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 8, 2013

Funerals set for crash victims

Funerals have been scheduled for McKenzie Mott, 15, and Josie Freier, 15, who were both killed in a car accident on Bates Road on Saturday. Both were students at University HIgh School. The funeral for Freier will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Valley Fourth...

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MONDAY, OCT. 7, 2013

Dan Mork, shown in his office at city hall on Sept. 24, has served the town of Millwood for more than 30 years, including the last eight as mayor. He will step down Dec. 31 and take a break from public life. He works at HollisterStier. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Dan Mork, shown in his office at city hall on Sept. 24, has served the town of Millwood for more than 30 years, including the last eight as mayor. He will step down Dec. 31 and take a break from public life. He works at...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 4, 2013

Painted Hills has a new owner

Dave Black of Black Realty Inc. submitted the winning bid in today's trustee auction of Painted Hills Golf Course at the Spokane County Courthouse, purchasing the 9-hole golf course for $1.1 million dollars. Black said he has no firm plans for the Spokane Valley property...

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Spokane Valley to take on bikini baristas

Yesterday the Spokane Valley City Council decided to move ahead with an ordinance to regulate the attire of baristas advertising topless Tuesdays and Thursdays. On those days the baristas wear nothing more than pasties and g-strings. No specifics were discussed during Thursday's special meeting and...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

Toni Halloran, Deputy Chief of Newman Lake Fire and Rescue, concentrates as she maneuvers a water tender into the cramped confines of Station 1 on Tuesday. Newman Lake Fire and Rescue is again preparing to ask voters to pass a bond to replace Station 1. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Today's highlights

Toni Halloran, Deputy Chief of Newman Lake Fire and Rescue, concentrates as she maneuvers a water tender into the cramped confines of Station 1 on Tuesday. Newman Lake Fire and Rescue is again preparing to ask voters to pass a bond to replace Station 1....

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TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2013

Liberty Lake, East Valley candidate forums

Don't look now, but ballots for the November general election are about to hit your mailbox. Candidate forums are scheduled this week for East Valley School District board of directors and Liberty Lake City Council. Additional forums are planned for the coming weeks. Tonight the...

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