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Holiday affects services

Sat., Dec. 31, 2011

Here’s how the New Year’s holiday will affect local services:

• Federal, state, county and city offices will be closed Monday.

• Federal and state courts will be closed Monday.

• Mail will not be delivered Monday.

• Washington liquor stores will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and closed on Sunday. On Monday, most state stores will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Idaho liquor stores will be open normal hours this weekend.

• Parking meters in Spokane do not have to be plugged Monday.

• Spokane Transit Authority will operate on its Sunday/holiday service schedule. STA will operate shuttle service for First Night venues from 3 p.m. today to 1 a.m. Sunday. Regular service is not extended for First Night. Details: or (509) 328-RIDE.

• All Spokane Public Library branches are closed Monday. The East Side, Hillyard and Indian Trail branches will be closed Tuesday. Spokane County Library District facilities will close at 5 p.m. today and remain closed through Monday.

• Curbside residential trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day next week in Spokane County. If your trash is normally collected Friday, it will be collected Saturday. The Waste-to-Energy facility and the transfer stations will be closed Sunday, open Monday.

In Kootenai County, Waste Management will operate on its usual Monday-Friday trash pickup service. Coeur d’Alene Garbage/Post Falls Sanitation also will operate on its regular pickup schedule.

• Riverfront Park attractions are open all weekend. Check www.spokane for hours of operation. The Carrousel will be closed Tuesday to March 1 for routine maintenance.


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