Stories tagged: Spokane Valley
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 7 P.M.
Tax-averse Spokane Valley City Council proposes new utility tax
Spokane Valley City Council is proposing a 6 percent utility tax, going against its founders who promised no utility taxes.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 4:22 P.M.
Spokane Valley wants a library, but talks about potentially splitting off from county district’s services
The Spokane Valley City Council has made it clear that it desires a new library across Sprague Avenue from the new City Hall, but it’s not clear how it’s going …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 4:15 P.M.
Spokane Valley residents share desires for trail future
Spokane Valley held a public meeting to solicit input for a master plan that will guide the design of the rest of the Appleway Trail last month. Construction on the …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 4:05 P.M.
Deputies arrest suspected armed robber of Umpqua Bank in Spokane Valley
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies quickly made an arrest after a robbery at the Umpqua Bank in Spokane Valley this morning.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016
Spokane Valley in line for sidewalk funding
Spokane Valley was considering six different sidewalk projects that may qualify for 2017 Community Development Block Grant funding. Last year, a proposed sidewalk along Blake Road set off a storm …
TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016, 9:53 P.M.
Spokane Valley City Council names Mark Calhoun city manager in unanimous vote
For a secret mission it had an anticlimactic outcome: the Spokane Valley City Council unanimously appointed acting city manager Mark Calhoun its new city manager Tuesday evening, putting an end …
TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016, 5:05 P.M.
Suspicious device snarled rush hour freeway traffic in Spokane Valley
A suspicious device found next to the westbound Interstate 90 on-ramp at Pines Road briefly snarled traffic during rush hour Monday evening.
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016, 7:10 A.M.
Fatal shooting in Spokane Valley
A resident in a home in Spokane Valley shot and killed a man who was pounding on the side of his house and front door Sunday night.
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016, 5:38 P.M.
County commission hopeful Andrew Biviano wins endorsement from ‘opposite end of political spectrum’
Spokane Valley City Councilman Ed Pace, a self-proclaimed libertarian, constitutionalist and tea party Republican, said Democrat Andrew Biviano is exceedingly qualified for the commission job and “has a heart for …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 4:33 P.M.
Secrecy in hiring process for Spokane Valley city manager breaks from regional norms
Spokane Valley may hire a new city manager Tuesday evening, but the city council is keeping secret the names of the final three candidates - as well as their interviews …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 3:23 P.M.
Neighbors near McDonald, Eighth see uptick in crashes
Neighbors near McDonald Road and Eighth Avenue have been complaining so frequently about speeders on Eighth Avenue and crashes in the intersection, that the Public Works Department examined what’s going …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016
Water district to abandon well in Spokane Valley park over tiff with city
Spokane County Water District 3 is abandoning its well in Spokane Valley’s Browns Park and drilling a new well somewhere else.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016
Briggs leaves Spokane Valley Partners
The board of the Spokane Valley-based nonprofit social services organization, Spokane Valley Partners, promoted longtime development director Jennifer Schlenske to executive director, and she began working in her new position …
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 5:34 P.M.
Spokane Valley close to appointing new city manager
The City of Spokane Valley announced late Tuesday that a new city manager may be appointed at the Oct. 25 city council meeting. The appointment is made by the city …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016
Check out plans for Appleway Trail
Spokane Valley is hosting an open house on the development of the Appleway Trail from Sullivan Road to Corbin Road on Oct. 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Greenacres Middle School, …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016
Barker Road rezone request draws ire
The Spokane Valley Planning Commission meeting went into overtime last week because dozens of people had shown up to protest the rezoning of land located on the north east corner …
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 6 A.M.
Spokane goes round and round on roundabouts
Traffic roundabouts may draw the ire of drivers, but reduce accidents and allow more cars to pass through busy intersections.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016, 3:37 P.M.
Spokane Valley’s city hall on track for August completion
Spokane Valley Public Works Director Eric Guth gave a brief city hall construction update to the city council Tuesday evening.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016
Draft plan provokes conflict on Spokane Valley zoning
Spokane Valley residents near North Barker Road and East Sprague Avenue have been going door to door, handing out fliers alerting the neighborhood to how a proposed zoning change could …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016
Spokane Valley sues catering company owned by felons
A company owned by two convicted felons arrested for child molestation in February has been sued by the city of Spokane Valley for money owed under the company’s exclusive contract …
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 5:28 P.M.
Spokane Valley extends comment on new comp plan
The Spokane Valley Planing Commission has extended the public comment period on the Spokane Valley draft comprehensive plan until its meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016, 11:51 A.M.
Homeless squatters caught in Spokane Valley home
A pair of homeless Spokane transplants were caught Monday evening squatting in an unoccupied home in Spokane Valley.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 11:55 A.M.
Council looks at costs associated with Valleyfest
At Tuesday’s meeting, council received a brief report from city staff outlining that Vallyefest costs Spokane Valley $25,774 in CenterPlace staff time, Mirabeau Park staff time and police department overtime.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2016
The Dirt: St. Luke’s to open new outpatient clinic in north Spokane; big apartment buildings proposed
A new outpatient clinic operated by St. Luke Rehabilitation Institute is scheduled to open Oct. 4 in north Spokane.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016, 5:07 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 7 P.M.
Spokane Valley could become a Second Amendment sanctuary city under councilman’s proposal
A city councilman wants Spokane Valley to declare itself a Second Amendment sanctuary city and symbolically proclaim the city’s support for its citizens’ right to keep and bear arms.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016
Bed races, parade kick off annual Valleyfest
Valleyfest begins with bed races at 6:15 p.m. Friday followed by the Hearts of Gold Parade at 7:30 p.m. Both start at North Gillis Road and Sprague Avenue.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016, 7 P.M.
Pete Bang, who lost two brothers in WWII and was sent home akin to ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ dies at 91
Peter Bang, 91, was the last surviving child of a large, close Spokane Valley family that sent five children to World War II.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2016, 1 P.M.
Fleeing couple throw garden tools at police in Spokane Valley
Local streets and Interstate 90 briefly resembled a garden shed Thursday night after two people fleeing from police in a stolen van reportedly threw garden tools - including a gas …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016
Valley looking for new funding source for roads
With decline of landlines, Spokane Valley faces a tough reality: Switch utility tax to natural gas or power, or run out of road maintenance funds.