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Earth Day Festival gets new venue – annual celebration Saturday moves to free site in Spokane Valley

The 49th annual Earth Day Festival will kick off as usual Saturday, but the annual celebration of nature will be in a new venue, an empty field next to Balfour …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:37 a.m.

Spokane Valley council passes measure defining types of citizen events allowed on City Hall grounds

Spokane Valley City Council passed a measure that bars commercial, political and religious events on City Hall grounds.


Spokane Valley City Council considering restrictions on usage of City Hall

Proposed regulations would bar commercial, political and religious events at Spokane Valley’s new City Hall and grounds.


Spokane Valley puts off construction of the Balfour Park-University segment of the Appleway Trail

Because of a funding deficit, the Spokane Valley City Council decided to put off design and construction


Spokane Valley leaders still optimistic about new library

Spokane Valley City Council wants a new library by its new city hall, but is uncertain how to make it happen.


Valley may seek $4.5M in state help for Balfour Park expansion

The Spokane Valley City Council is considering whether to ask the state for $4.5 million in funding to expand Balfour Park, but the idea met some resistance Tuesday.


Without library, Balfour Park needs new plan

Voters rejection of new library makes redesign of Spokane Valley Balfour Park necessary


Spokane Valley bond seeks $22 million for libraries

Spokane Valley residents will vote again in August on a $22 million bond proposal to build two new library branches and renovate others as the clock ticks on a land …


Spokane Valley Council Oks land deal for library

Now it’s up to voters whether Spokane Valley gets a new library branch at Balfour Park. As expected, the Spokane Valley City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday night to sell 2.82 …


Council gets head start on its funding request

The Spokane Valley City Council debated Tuesday which capital project it should seek funding for from the state Legislature in 2015. The two contenders are the expansion of Balfour Park …


Spokane Valley, library district OK plan to develop land

The city of Spokane Valley and the Spokane County Library District have both approved a plan for the joint development of 8.4 acres of land the city owns at the …


Spokane Valley Council continues no tax stance

The Spokane Valley City Council approved a flat property tax for 2014 Tuesday night, but not without some dissent from Councilman Ben Wick. Wick said he was concerned that the …


City unveils Balfour design

Community members came to Balfour Park on Thursday to see the final plan for the park expansion they helped design. Judging by the comments at the final community meeting, the …


Balfour Park design takes step forward

The city of Spokane Valley is working to finalize a site plan for the expansion of Balfour Park and possible construction of a new library on property it purchased at …


Balfour Park expansion options laid out

Three potential designs for the Balfour Park expansion were presented at a community meeting Monday. The plans were based on comments collected during a previous public meeting. They included different …


Balfour plans debated

Dozens of people packed into the basement meeting room at the Spokane Valley Library Monday to tell city staff what features they wanted to see in an expanded Balfour Park. …


City seeking input on park near University City Mall

The collaboration between Spokane Valley and the Spokane County Library District to create a new library and expand a park across from the old University City Mall is going strong, …


Valley City Council assesses road work list

The Spokane Valley City Council took a look at the amended list of proposed road projects for this year’s Transportation Improvement Plan at Tuesday’s meeting. Some projects were removed due …


Spokane Valley to buy Pring land

The Spokane Valley City Council voted Tuesday to pay businessman Jack Pring $2.5 million dollars for slightly more than 8 acres at Sprague Avenue and Herald Road across from the …


Fire chief concerned about development

Spokane Valley Fire Chief Mike Thompson said his department has concerns about a proposal to build a library on vacant land next to Fire Station 1 and expand Balfour Park …


City mulls street fixes

The need to pay for street preservation ran headlong into the Spokane Valley City Council’s often-stated opposition to new taxes during the council’s winter retreat on Tuesday. No one argued …