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Fire Station 8, admin building open house

The new Spokane Valley Fire administration building at 2120 N. Wilbur Road holds the administrative offices of the department. SR file photo.

The Spokane Valley Fire Department will host an open house at Station 8 on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. People can talk to the on-duty crew, take a tour and visit with Mako the arson dog. There will be refreshments. Those attending will also be asked to suggest a new name for Station 8. The department is in the midst of renaming all its stations and removing the number designations.

The station is located at 2110 N. Wilbur, just west of Pines Road. The department's new administration building, located next door to Station 8, will also be open for tours. The administration building has a piece of a steel beam that came from the World Trade Center on display in the front entry.

Spokane Valley Fire open house

Incident Commander Dustin Thurman keeps track of crews during a training exercise at the Spokane Valley Fire Department's newly refurbished burn tower, Thurs. evening, Nov. 17, 2011. SR file photo.

If you have ever wanted a chance to get up close and watch firefighters do their job, here's your chance. The Spokane Valley Fire Department will host an open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their training center at 2411 N. Pioneer Lane. It's located next to the fire station at Sullivan and Marietta.

They have a full day planned with a vehicle extrication demonstration, a fire attack demonstration, a firefighter combat course challenge and a demonstration by Mako the arson dog. Lunch will be served. There's no charge for the event and all are invited.

Evergreen Road project open house

If you have any questions or concerns about the Evergreen Road construction project set for this summer, attend the open house on the project from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Vera Water and Power, 601 N. Evergreen Road. It is being done this year because Vera needs to dig up the street to install a new water line.

The city plans to resurface Evergreen between 16th and 24th Avenues and reconstruct it between 24th and 32nd Avenues. A short section of 32nd Avenue from Evergreen to Best will also be reconstructed. Evergreen will be closed to through traffic during construction.

Plans also call for a northbound turn lane at Evergreen and 24th and a southbound turn lane at Evergreen and 24th and 32nd. Sidewalks and bike lanes will also be added in some areas. Call the city at (509) 720-5001 for more details.

Valley Fire hosts another open house

I'm continuing today's Spokane Valley Fire Department theme on my blog with the annoucement that Valley Fire Station 7 (1121 S. Evergreen) will have an open house tomorrow. The department is working to rename all their fire stations and are hosting open houses at each one to ask the public to suggest possible names. The open house will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. People can meet the on-duty crew, tour the station, have refreshments and meet Mako the arson dog. The weather is supposed to be nice, so grab the kids and head over there.

Argonne project open house tonight

The city of Spokane Valley will host an open house tonight on the Argonne corridor project scheduled for this summer. The open house will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Spokane Valley High School, 2011 N. Hutchinson Road. Residents and business owners can come learn about the project and the proposed timeline and ask questions. Several improvements are planned on Argonne between Knox and Trent, including curb work and adding a right turn lane on northbound Argonne at Montgomery.

Another Valley Fire open house

Spokane Valley Fire Department firefighter Joe Rees, paramedic/engineer Dave Fegele and Capt. Chris Neumann put out a kitchen fire caused by a faulty dishwasher inside Station 6 in 2010. The photo is courtesy of the Spokane Valley Fire Department.

Tomorrow it is the turn of Spokane Valley Fire Department Station 6 to host an open house. The department is working to rename all its stations and has been having open houses at each station to allow people to take tours and offer name suggestions. The open house is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The station is located at 6306 E. Sprague. In addition to tours there will be refreshments and a visit from Mako the arson dog.

The fire department commissioners will pick a name from the suggestions at a later date. On an additional note, Station 6 is slated for demolition this spring and a new, larger station will be built on the site. The current station was built in 1961.

Valley Fire open house Saturday

The Spokane Valley Fire Department will have an open house Saturday at Station 3 at 2218 N. Harvard Road. The department is renaming all of its stations and is looking for suggestions on what to name the station. The Liberty Lake Station? Harvard Road Station? Bring your suggestions from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be station tours and refreshments. Mako the arson dog is also expected to be there.

More Outdoor Learning Center open houses

At the Outdoor Learning Center in Spokane Valley, volunteer Chris Hatten, 14, holds a barn owl named Willie during an open house at the center July 22. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley

If you have not had a chance to visit one of the open houses at the West Valley Outdoor Learning Center, you still have three chances left. The center usually caters to school children and educators and is rarely open to the public. It houses birds of  prey that cannot go back to the wild as well as snakes and turtles. There is also a trout pond. The open houses promise to be a fun and interesting few hours for anyone interested in animals.

The next open house is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The last two open houses are set for Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. Both are also from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The suggested donation is $3, but no one will be turned away if they can't pay. The center is located at 8706 E. Upriver Drive.

Outdoor Learning Center open house today

I meant to post this earlier, but our web site was busy having a hiccup. The West Valley School District has an Outdoor Learning Center that provides hands-on education to children. There are plants and live animals including reptiles, birds and snakes. The center is rarely open to the public, but there are several open houses planed during July and August that will give people a chance to check it out.

The first such open house is today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center, 8706 E. Upriver Drive. But if you can't make it on such short notice, there's another open house next Friday (July 22) at the same time and another on Saturday, July 30, also from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting the animals is fun for children and adults alike, so try to include a visit in your summer schedule. You can check them out on the web here.

Road construction coming

This is just a reminder that the City of Spokane Valley is hosting an open house Thursday night to give the public information on the upcoming Sprague and Sullivan intersection project. The event will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Spokane Valley Mall.

The information presented will include a schedule for the various phases of the project, which will start in late July and last about five weeks. The entire intersection will be replaced with concrete. Sullivan Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction and restrictions on turning onto or from Indiana will change during the project. If you have questions, be sure to stop by.

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