u 2011 Washington General Election

City Council, Pos. 3, City of Millwood

Last updated: Nov. 14, 4:59 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Brian Ellingson 270 55.10%
Mike Ellis 220 44.90%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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Liquor store owners weigh options: For some, it’s last call

Owners of liquor stores that contract with the state of Washington have a choice to make in the coming months – whether to try and stay open under the new rules that completely remove the state from the business. Right now the state controls the supply of liquor. Stores order it but don’t have to pay the state for it until they sell it, taking a commission on the sale price. Under the new rules store owners will have to buy liquor with cash up front from distributors. Meanwhile, no one is sure who will be distributing the liquor or how much it will cost. Read more

For some, it’s last call

Owners of liquor stores that contract with the state of Washington have a choice to make in the coming months – whether to try and stay open under the new rules that completely remove the state from the business. Right now the state controls the supply of liquor. Stores order it but don’t have to pay the state for it until they sell it, taking a commission on the sale price. Under the new rules store owners will have to buy liquor with cash up front from distributors. Meanwhile, no one is sure who will be distributing the liquor or how much it will cost. Read more

Then & Now photos: Millwood, oldest city in Valley

The town of Millwood was orignally named Woodard Station for a train stop on the Coeur d’Alene Spokane Railroad at the edge of Joseph and Seth Woodard’s land. The Woodards were settlers who gave the right-of-way for a new electric train around 1903. A new north-south road, now Argonne Road, and a bridge over the Spokane River allowed people and agricultural goods to reach the train into Spokane. In 1911, the Nekoosa-Edwards Paper Co., of Appleton, Wis., built a mill by the river and began producing paper. Read more

Millwood leaders air budget solutions at forum

Poor economic conditions and the prospect of losing funding sources put the city of Millwood in the position of a potential budget shortfall for a second consecutive year. As a forum to discuss the challenges, the Millwood City Council held a special budget workshop Nov. 23. “We’ve been going through the budget trying to cut out everything we can,” City Planner Tom Richardson said. “We’re getting down to ‘can we get by with a smaller Dumpster?’ ” Read more

Shawn Vestal: Fruits of ‘picking’ mostly modest

The estate sale has just begun, and Dennis Held is already flipping through hangers in a bedroom closet. What’s he looking for? “Men’s pants,” he says, moving quickly. “Look for metal zippers.” Read more

Millwood Daze showcases tiny city

Most travelers on North Argonne Road don’t take the time to visit the small city that sits along their route. On Aug. 27, the city of Millwood invites those commuters and people from all over the region to walk around and see what the city has to offer during the annual Millwood Daze. Read more

Groups propose plans for abandoned rail line

A proposed bicycle-pedestrian trail through Spokane Valley has given Cinderella slippers to a little-known, county-owned railroad right of way. For years, Spokane County’s Great Northern right of way has taken a back seat to its better-known Milwaukee Road corridor. Read more

Not just a pumpkin patch

The Pumpkin Patch Community Garden is thriving this summer, although there are more than just pumpkins in the patch of land that overlooks Argonne in Millwood. A cooperative effort with Millwood Presbyterian Church, Inland Empire Paper Company (which is owned by Cowles Co., which also owns The Spokesman-Review), the Hutton Settlement and West Valley School District, the Pumpkin Patch has been seeing a lot of activity recently, with students from Hutton Settlement spreading compost on the beds and Boy Scout troops spreading mulch on the raised beds. Read more

Free food distribution Friday in Millwood

The Second Harvest Mobile Food Bank will be in Millwood on Friday for free food distribution from noon to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. For more information, call (509) 924-2350. Read more

Trash days changing as routes consolidated

Residents in the greater Spokane Valley area served by Waste Management will see new trash pickup days beginning the week of May 16. More than 44,000 customers will be affected by the change, including some in unincorporated Spokane County both south and north of Spokane Valley. The changes are being made to consolidate routes and make them more efficient, according to a Waste Management press release. It should also make things easier for drivers during winter weather. Read more

Recycling plan proposed for West Plains

Sunshine Disposal wants to introduce curbside recycling service in a large portion of its West Plains territory. Spokane County commissioners were briefed this week on the proposal, which calls for them to designate the area “urban” for garbage purposes. Read more