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  • Valleyfest takes flight for 27th year

    The 27th annual Valleyfest kicked off under sunny, blue skies Saturday, though early morning wind and fog cut short hot air balloon flights at dawn.


  • Grandparents Day celebration Sunday in Spokane Valley

    Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels is hosting a Grandparents Day celebration Sunday in Spokane Valley.


  • Leaking roof at Mirabeau Park’s CenterPlace is under investigation

    The roof at CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Mirabeau Park is leaking and nothing is being done about it. That’s what former Spokane Valley Mayor Diana Wilhite told the City …


  • Valleyfest adds more activities

    A few new events have been lined up for this year’s Valleyfest the third weekend in September as organizers try to keep the annual community festival fresh and inviting. First …


  • Spokane Valley celebrates 10th birthday

    Only a handful of cities have sprouted in Washington during the past decade and Spokane Valley is one of them – this month it celebrates 10 years as a city. …


  • City’s 10th anniversary bash will be next week

    The city of Spokane Valley will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a huge birthday bash next Saturday at CenterPlace, one of the city’s flagship facilities. The free celebration will offer …


  • Camera club exhibit at CenterPlace

    Local photographers are showing off their color and monochrome photography at CenterPlace for a new exhibit. The free show exhibits work from the Spokane Valley Camera Club in the reception …


  • New Discovery grounds

    There was an island of patchy grass and weeds along Mirabeau Parkway just south of CenterPlace surrounded by lush landscaped lawn and Discovery Playground. But now the island is being …


  • Brochures keep Walk in the Wild Zoo’s memory alive

    The Spokane Valley parks department is helping to revive a little piece of the old Walk in the Wild Zoo. The zoo used to sit on the land that currently …


  • New art graces Spokane Valley

    A crowd of about 50 people gathered Friday to see the unveiling of a new larger-than-life bronze statue on the north side of CenterPlace. The statue of a Native American …


  • Verner or not, garbage summit is a go

    Next week’s regional Solid Waste Summit will occur with or without Spokane participation, County Commission Chairman Al French announced Friday. The two-day gathering of local government officials throughout the county …


  • Zoo site eyed for city hall

    In recent weeks Spokane Valley city Councilman Dean Grafos has been advocating building a city hall near CenterPlace in the future. Public works director Neil Kersten said he has spoken …


  • CenterPlace celebrates year number five

    It began as one of those “wouldn’t it be nice” dreams that surfaced in the mid-’90s, years before the city of Spokane Valley incorporated. Wouldn’t it be nice if the …


  • Vocal Point: Valleyfest organizers deserve city’s applause

    Last Friday was the Hearts of Gold parade that was the start of the Valleyfest community celebration for Spokane Valley citizens. I was so proud as my group of six …


  • Discovery Park used by hundreds daily to close this fall for repairs

    Discovery Playground has been such a hit since it opened in May next to CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point that it is literally being loved to death. New plants have been …


  • New Discovery Playground offers education through play

    Kids walking though the splash pad at the new Discovery Playground in Spokane Valley quickly figured out which bump to jump on to get the water started, shrieking with delight …


  • Sensory playground nears completion in Spokane Valley

    A park nearly a decade in the making is finally nearing a reality as Spokane Valley’s new Discovery Playground approaches completion. The playground is scheduled for a grand opening May …


  • Sensory playground

    A park nearly a decade in the making is finally nearing a reality as Spokane Valley’s new Discovery Playground approaches completion. The playground is scheduled for a grand opening May …


  • Sensory playground

    A park nearly a decade in the making is finally a reality as Spokane Valley’s new Discovery Playground approaches completion. The playground is scheduled for a grand opening in May, …


  • Sensory playground

    A park nearly a decade in the making is finally a reality as Spokane Valley’s new Discovery Playground approaches completion. The playground is scheduled for a grand opening in May, …


  • Days in the sunshine

    Business is booming at Spokane Valley day camps, with camps run by Liberty Lake and Spokane Valley running at maximum capacity. This is the first year that Liberty Lake’s day …


  • Accord on sewer proposal

    Spokane Valley City Attorney Mike Connelly got a pat on the back Tuesday for diplomacy on a contentious issue that could have plugged every toilet in the city. City Council …


  • Valley parks official hopes extended deadline nets bids

    Spokane Valley Parks Director Mike Stone hopes an 11-day delay will ensure there are at least three bids Tuesday for construction of the city’s new Discovery Playground. The playground in …


  • Universal playground comments to be taken

    Spokane Valley city officials will take public comments on plans for a children’s “universal” playground Monday night. The meeting, on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, will be at 6:30 …


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