Spokane Valley archive for Sept. 2013

MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2013

Tiffany Allen, who has Down Syndrome, sits beside the formal dress she will wear as she vies for homecoming princess at East Valley High School. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Tiffany Allen, who has Down Syndrome, sits beside the formal dress she will wear as she vies for homecoming princess at East Valley High School. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Hold on to your hat, and your Saturday Valley Voice, so it doesn't blow away on this...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 2013

Megan Palmer demonstrates her leaps in her dance studio Tuesday in Spokane Valley. The avid Highland dancer traveled to Scotland and placed third at the World Highland Dancing Championships. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Meghan Palmer demonstrates her leaps in her dance studio in Spokane Valley. The avid Highland dancer traveled to Scotland and placed third at the World Highland Dancing Championships. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Happy chilly Thursday, everyone. We've got another great collection of Valley Voice highlights for...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2013

With a crowd spilling into the hallway, hundreds of citizens showed up at Tuesday’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting to voice their concern about the XXXtreme Espresso stand on Sprague Avenue near Pines Road. (Colin Mulvany)

There was a lot of talk about nipples

With a crowd spilling into the hallway, hundreds of citizens showed up at Tuesday's Spokane Valley City Council meeting to voice their concern about the XXXtreme Espresso stand on Sprague Avenue near Pines Road. SR photo/Colin Mulvany Many of the 200 or so people who...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 23, 2013

Instructor Adam Smith teaches karate to autistic students, left to right, Tessa Merritt, 17, Matthew Pretz, 17, and Paul McKinley, 18, at Tazmanian Martial Arts in Spokane Valley on Tuesday. (Colin Mulvany)

Saturday's highlights

Instructor Adam Smith teaches karate to autistic students, left to right, Tessa Merritt, 17, Matthew Pretz, 17, and Paul McKinley, 18, at Tazmanian Martial Arts in Spokane Valley on Tuesday. SR photo/Colin Mulvany Welcome to fall, everyone. Let's ring in the brisk weather by checking...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2013

I'm still waiting

I dropped by the Spokane County Courthouse today for the previously postponed trustee's auction of the Painted Hills Golf Course only to find that it has been postponed. Again. The new date is October 4, though at this point I wonder if that is the...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2013

Rustin Hall and his son Joseph unfold the wing structure of the 24-foot, 75-pound dragon they built for the University High School drama department production of “Shrek.” (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

Rustin Hall and his son Joseph unfold the wing structure of the 24-foot, 75-pound dragon they built for the University High School drama department production of “Shrek.” SR photo/Dan Pelle Now that I have finally found my copy of today's Valley Voice that was sitting...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2013

Economic update breakfast

We all want to know how the economy is doing these days, don't we? The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly Business Connections breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Friday at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. The featured speaker will...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2013

Second-grader Isabella Collier reads quietly in her class at South Pines Elementary School on Wednesday. Isabella is in the Student, Parent Alternative Classroom Experience program, where parents opt in and promise to volunteer and contribute funds to the program. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Second-grader Isabella Collier reads quietly in her class at South Pines Elementary School on Wednesday. Isabella is in the Student, Parent Alternative Classroom Experience program, where parents opt in and promise to volunteer and contribute funds to the program. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley I trust we...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 2013

Painted Hills auction postponed 

In case you were anxiously awaiting the news of who bought the Painted Hills Golf Course: the trustee's sale that was supposed to take place today at the Spokane County Courthouse has been postponed until next Friday. The course is being auctioned off after the...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 2013

East Farms STEAM Magnet School students attended the East Valley School Board meeting Sept. 10 with their heavy backpacks in tow to advocate for lockers at their school. From left: Marena Stewart, 12, Tizara Belback, 12, Riley Wallwork, 11, and Shontelle Belback, 12. (Colin Mulvany)

Today's highlights

East Farms STEAM Magnet School students attended the East Valley School Board meeting Sept. 10 with their heavy backpacks in tow to advocate for lockers at their school. From left: Marena Stewart, 12, Tizara Belback, 12, Riley Wallwork, 11, and Shontelle Belback, 12. SR photo/Colin...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2013

No council meeting tonight

This is just a reminder that there is no Spokane Valley City Council meeting tonight. Instead council members are taking turns today manning a Spokane Valley booth at the Spokane County Interstate Fair. Today is officially Spokane Valley Day at the Fair in celebration of...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 9, 2013

T.J. Williams Jr., the director of photography, frames up a shot with a digital movie camera in Fairfield, on Wednesday, while shooting a feature film assisted by North By Northwest. At right is Adam Miller, the first assistant camera operator. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

T.J. Williams Jr., the director of photography, frames up a shot with a digital movie camera in Fairfield, on Wednesday, while shooting a feature film assisted by North By Northwest. At right is Adam Miller, the first assistant camera operator. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Oh, it's...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 2013

David Schultz, second from left, talks with incoming sixth-grader Brandon Hawvermale, 11, and his parents Keith, left, and Amanda, at Centennial Middle School during an open house on Tuesday. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

David Schultz, second from left, talks with incoming sixth-grader Brandon Hawvermale, 11, and his parents Keith, left, and Amanda, at Centennial Middle School during an open house on Tuesday. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley I've been zipping all over the county during a very busy week, so...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2013

Spokane Valley won't buy Painted Hills

The Spokane Valley City Council narrowly voted Tuesday not to participate in the auction of Painted Hills Golf Course next week to satisfy bankruptcy debts. Several people attended last night's council meeting to ask the city to stay out of it and one said he...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2013

Otis Orchards School principal Suzanne Savall hugs cousins Devon Nelson, 7,left, and Zachary Hughes, 7, as they return for second grade on the first day of school Thursday. Kindergarten teacher Stacey Brinkley awaits arrivals at left. (Dan Pelle)

Saturday's highlights

Otis Orchards School principal Suzanne Savall hugs cousins Devon Nelson, 7,left, and Zachary Hughes, 7, as they return for second grade on the first day of school Thursday. Kindergarten teacher Stacey Brinkley awaits arrivals at left. SR photo/Dan Pelle Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone enjoyed...

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