Stories tagged: Spokane Valley
Wed., April 16, 2014
Daniel Arteaga murder trial begins this week
A murder trial begins this week for a former Spokane Valley scuba instructor accused of shooting dead a woman with whom he was having an affair. Daniel Arteaga, 42, has …
Mon., April 14, 2014
Spokane Valley weighs easing marijuana zoning law
Spokane Valley is home to the largest marijuana-growing facility licensed by the state so far. Now city leaders, despite their near-unanimous dislike of legalized pot, are poised to open more …
Sat., April 12, 2014
Spokane Gymnastics expands classes, equipment offered in new building
Spokane Elite Gymnastics was doing business in Spokane Valley for more than 30 years with several different owners before Nadine Burgess, 31, bought it in 2010 and changed the name …
Thu., April 10, 2014
East Valley School District moves toward layoffs
The East Valley School board on Tuesday took its first step to begin layoffs. The board approved a resolution that states the layoffs would help the district avoid a fiscal …
Mon., March 31, 2014, 11:23 a.m.
Spokane Valley man arrested for pointing gun at woman, son
Robert Weathermon, 24, was arrested on suspicions of attempted first-degree assault with a firearm Friday. Investigators say he pointed a shotgun at a woman he thought was a friend attempting …
Fri., March 28, 2014
Yard-sale boat deal an expensive lesson
A $950 yard-sale deal for a nearly 50-year-old boat left a Spokane Valley man with thousands of dollars owed in fees – and anger over the role of zealous law …
Mon., March 24, 2014, 12:39 p.m.
Spokane Valley woman suspected of selling meth near school
Melanie Richart was arrested Saturday after detectives used an informant to buy meth from her near Valley Christian School, according to court documents.
Wed., March 5, 2014
Montana fugitive shot, arrested in Valley
An early morning standoff Tuesday between two wanted fugitives from Montana and a SWAT team at a Spokane Valley motel ended with an armed woman shot in the hand, investigators …
Fri., Feb. 28, 2014
Extended sentence sought for teen, 14, for sword attack
Prosecutors are asking for an extended sentence for one of two teenage boys involved in an apparent drug-fueled sword attack in Spokane Valley in September. The 14-year-old, who was 13 …
Fri., Feb. 14, 2014
State evaluating cleanup options for former cement plant in Valley
The Department of Ecology is now considering options to clean up the site of a former cement manufacturing plant near the shore of the Spokane River that is still contaminated …
Thu., Feb. 13, 2014
Sheriff Knezovich: Man in police shooting had gun, body armor
A young man shot to death following a police chase Tuesday night was a combat veteran wounded in Afghanistan three years ago and denied disability benefits. Jedadiah Zillmer, 23, died …
Wed., Feb. 12, 2014, 2:37 p.m.
Substitute teacher could face 29 charges
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is recommending more charges against a former East Valley substitute teacher accused of assaulting four students at Trent Elementary on Jan. 16, and locking the …
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014
Spokane cedes control of solid waste system to county
The Spokane City Council on Monday did something that seemed almost unthinkable a decade ago: It gave up control of the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System. In a unanimous vote, …
Thu., Jan. 23, 2014
Arson attempted at Spokane Valley coffee stand
Coffee sales were brisk Wednesday at a Spokane Valley espresso stand where the two young owners were targeted with a racial slur and attempted arson. “People have been coming by …
Wed., Jan. 22, 2014, 11:37 a.m.
Coffee stand arson points to hate crime
Coffee sales are brisk at a Spokane Valley stand where two young owners were targeted with a racial slur and an attempted arson at their 7-month-old business.
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014
Spokane Valley historian, educator Florence Boutwell dies
Florence B. Boutwell, an educator and historian whose books about Spokane Valley’s early years became the foundation for efforts to develop the local museum, has died at 94. “It’s a …
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014
Spokane Valley won’t pursue University Road I-90 overpass
Spokane Valley is backing away from the idea of a new Interstate 90 overpass near University Road. Initially viewed as a potential option to help ease worsening
Sat., Jan. 11, 2014
Spokane-area prostitution sting case advancing
The toughest criminal charges to date in a multiagency prostitution sting have been filed against the owner of an alleged Spokane Valley brothel, almost two years after “Operation Red Light” …
Fri., Jan. 10, 2014, 12:04 p.m.
Suspect in Spokane Valley prostitution ring faces organized-crime charge
Brandy Birkland, former owner of Montana’s spa, was arrested Thursday and faces charges of promoting prostitution and leading organized crime.
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014
Light snow saved Spokane Valley money in 2013
As far as snowfall goes, the past year was pretty mild for the Spokane area. According to the National Weather Service, the area received 26.3 inches of snow during 2013 …
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014
Developer seeking section of Alki in Spokane Valley
Developers of a gated multi-family housing project planned for Spokane Valley want the city to vacate an undeveloped portion of Alki Avenue. The planning commission has unanimously backed the request …
Wed., Jan. 8, 2014, 1:23 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office: Tenant steals landlord’s identity
A Spokane Valley landlord’s debit card was stolen by one of his tenants who withdrew hundreds of dollars from the account, according to the Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Office. Lacey Major, …
Tue., Dec. 31, 2013
East Sprague Avenue auto row gears up with remodels, CarMax
The silver façade of Gus Johnson Ford marks one of the latest signs of renovation along East Sprague Avenue’s auto row, part of a series of construction and remodeling projects …
Sat., Dec. 28, 2013
To draw tourism, Spokane Valley creates city bike map
The city of Spokane Valley has created a new bicycle map to market the city to visiting cyclists. “The West is pretty popular for bicycle tourism,” said city spokeswoman Carolbelle …
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013, 9:46 a.m.
Man sought for throwing glass-tainted meat to animals
Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services is looking for a man they say tossed balls of hamburger meat laced with glass over the fences of two yards in Spokane Valley …
Sat., Dec. 21, 2013
Spokane Valley Councilman Schimmels leaving after 10 years
Spokane Valley Councilman Gary Schimmels is a man of few words. Sometimes entire meetings go by with him doing little more than making motions in his role as deputy mayor. …
Sat., Dec. 21, 2013
Judge bans Hollywood Erotic Boutique’s screenings of adult films
Hollywood Erotic Boutique in Spokane Valley must stop showing sexually explicit movies, a judge ruled Friday. Spokane Valley has been battling the business all year after declaring it a public …
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013
Ashes of man’s wife among items stolen from home
Stephen Crowder, who lost his wife of 20 years to ovarian cancer in 2008, was greeted by the unthinkable when he returned to the home he’s renovating in Spokane Valley …
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013
Spokane Valley underfunding street work
A recent street survey shows that Spokane Valley should be spending $7 million a year on street preservation and reconstruction projects. The city has been spending about $4 million a …
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013, 5 p.m.
Medical examiner identifies man found dead in Spokane River
The medical examiner’s office identified the man found in the Spokane River on Tuesday as Laurence S. Roebke.