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In brief: Event to mark beginning of 1910 Fire memorial

WALLACE – A groundbreaking for an exhibit and memorial for the 1910 Fire will take place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Wallace Chamber and Visitors Center, 10 River St.

The fire blazed across 3 million acres in Idaho, Montana and Washington during a two-day period. At least 85 people – many of them firefighters – were killed in the blaze.

Memorial donations may be sent to 10 Station Ave., Kellogg, ID 83837.

Trout fishing season opens; safety reminder issued

Washington lakes are expected to be busy this weekend with the opening of trout fishing season today.

The state has planted more than 20 million trout in lakes and streams.

Spokane County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Reagan said deputies and game agents will be watching for violations, including boating safety regulations.

Reagan said citations will be issued for boaters who fail to carry life vests for each occupant in the boat. Children younger than 13 are required to wear a life vest.

New this year for trout season is the legal use of two fishing poles under a special two-pole endorsement that can be purchased with a state license for $24 for ages 16 to 69 and $6 for ages 70 and older.

Details offered on incident that ended at water park

A man arrested in a Spokane Valley water park after his truck ran out of gas reportedly told police he arranged to buy methamphetamine from a woman but robbed her instead.

Joseph W. Boyce, aka Joseph Davis, told detectives he’s a meth addict with no money who threatened Jill Wick, 29, with a broken pellet gun before a friend, Jumah A. Robinson, 32, stole her backpack and purse in a parking lot at Trent and Argonne early Tuesday, according to court documents filed Thursday.

A K-9 helped police track Robinson and Boyce, 25, inside Splash Down Water Park after the men abandoned their 1998 Chevrolet pickup along eastbound Interstate 90.

Wick told police she met the men through her boyfriend and went to the Albertsons grocery store to give them a ride.

Boyce is in jail on $50,000 bond; Robinson’s bond is at $25,000. Both are charged with first-degree robbery.