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Posts tagged: J. Bart Rayniak

Retirements hit SR Valley office

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Will the last person out the door please shut off the lights?

An era is ending this week at the Spokesman-Review's Valley Office as four longtime employees retire - Voices editor Jeff Jordan (39.5 years), sports writer Dave Trimmer (24 years), sports writer Steve Bergum (32 years) and photographer J. Bart Rayniak (33 years).

I'd be here all day if I tried to write about the contributions of all four of them, but I thought it would be nice to take a look back at the past by posting a slide show of several of Bart's photos from years gone by. I tried just searching for Bart's name in our in-house archive system and it choked, refusing to give me more than 500 results. But I was able to find a few gems in there.

Farewell, gentlemen, and good luck in your retirement.

Something to brighten your day

Since it looks like we'll be trapped inside because of bad weather for a while, here is a little something bright and cheerful to improve your day. SR photographer J. Bart Rayniak took this photo of arrowleaf balsamroot along the Spokane River in Otis Orchards on May 14. Think of sun!

31 years later

SR archive photo (May 1980)/J. Bart Rayniak

Today is the 31st Anniversay of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, so to mark the day I dug out a picture of the event taken by SR Valley Voice photographer J. Bart Rayniak. This has always been one of my favorite photos and it hangs on a wall in a hallway in the downtown SR newsroom. We also have on our web site a great “then and now” slideshow by SR photographer Christopher Anderson.

Spectacular sunset

We had some gorgeous sunsets last week and SR photographer J. Bart Rayniak shot this view recently as seen from the Otis Orchards post office. There was another great sunset last Thursday for a short time, but the one time I wanted a lengthy red light on Pines I didn't get it, so I couldn't take a picture.

Most of our pictures are available for purchase by the public. If you would like a copy of this one, click here and then click on the “buy this photo” button directly underneath the photo.

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