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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 3:17 P.M.

Mead High School 2016-17 first semester honor roll

Mead High School has announced its honor roll for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year. Seniors4.0 GPA Joseph Ammatelli, Kaitlynn Anderson, Levi Arnold, Rylee Atha, Keith Bardwell, Bryden Barrett, Daniel Beeson, William Bennatt, Jillian Bennett, Madison Binyon, Annie ...

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One of the classes at the annual Cabin Fever Symposium will cover mushroom identification. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 3 P.M.

Gardening: Annual symposium focuses on what’s happening in the soil

This year’s event features Mary Robson of Port Townsend, Washington, as the keynote speaker. Robson will be telling the story of how roots work with a little help from their friends, soil fungi and bacteria. Robson is a master storyteller when it comes to explaining how things work in the garden. She combines her years as a WSU extension horticulture specialist, author, writer and gardener to narrate the story behind the science and the beauty of the microorganisms in the soil’s rhizosphere.

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The Koch barn was built in 1892. (Stefanie Pettit)

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 2:58 P.M.

Landmarks: Pleasant Prairie barn a monument to farm life

The tall red barn out on Pleasant Prairie can easily be seen from a distance, not just because of its sharp contrast to the snow on the ground but also because it stands atop a rise and serves as a visible landmark for those driving along Bigelow Gulch Road. The Koch Barn, on the Spokane County Heritage Barn Register, was constructed in 1892, two years after the large farm house just north of it was built. The 400-acre property on which the barn sits was originally railroad property.

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Chico is available for adoption from the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. (Karen Fosberg / Karen Fosberg / SCRAPS)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017

Chico, an adoptable dog

Chico is available for adoption from the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers said Chico is a high energy dog who needs an active owner. Refer to the pet’s ID number when contacting SCRAPS with questions about one ...

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UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 3:26 P.M.

Spokane’s Ronald McDonald House seeks volunteers

Spokane’s Ronald McDonald House is recruiting volunteers to answer phones, help with housekeeping and assist guests and staff. The Ronald McDonald House provides temporary, lodging, comfort and support for families with children accessing medical services in Spokane. It’s located at ...

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Public safety
New addressing standards aim to hasten Spokane County emergency response
Waste Management trains garbage truck drivers to keep watch along routes 16 
Fire Roundup: Facility for disabled adults a total loss after fire
Sheriff offers three nominees for Spokane Valley police chief
Spokane Valley council looking to create separate police oversight board 
Government
Spokane Valley City Council to hold workshop Feb. 14 but no meeting on same day
Inspired by Indivisible Movement meeting in Spokane, Timothy Lape is organizing progressives in Spokane Valley
Lincoln Heights plan would emphasize pedestrian connections and a people-friendly environment
South Hill residents lament loss of three old homes on West Ninth Avenue
Park board approves new plan for Sky Prairie Park improvements
Education
Education notebook: East Valley High stages ‘Peter Pan: The Musical’
West Valley High School 2016-17 first semester honor roll
Horizon Middle School 2016-17 second quarter honor roll
Centennial Middle School 2016-17 second term honor roll
Education Notebook: Mead drama department opens ‘The Dining Room’
Environment
Weathercatch: Compared to ‘corn sweat,’ wheat is small stuff
Weathercatch: Heat comes early again this summer
Spokane regional clean air plan gets 10-year extension
Gardeners can grow lots of produce in planter pots
Weathercatch: March mild temperatures likely to linger with some unsettled interludes
Good news
Citizen Journal: Quilting group donates work to Lilac Festival
Love Stories: Love grew in farm country
Front Porch: Another troubled bird happily recovered
Meet the members of the 2017 Lilac Court
Spokane Lilac Festival queen coronation will be Sunday
Business
Ex-addict preaches the salvation of intense physical training at his Spokane gym
Plant-lovers grow a business
New store will take used gear in trade
New shop goes retro
Education Notebook: FAFSA workshop scheduled at 5 local high schools
Transportation
‘Road diet’ on North Monroe up for public discussion
STA adds two new express bus trips from Liberty Lake
Valley moves ahead with plans to widen lanes on Mission
Cheney rail depot closer to being moved, saved
Newly paved Ben Burr Trail gets mixed reviews 
Elections
Scope of initiatives limited in Spokane Valley
Hafner led library bond campaign
County splitting larger voting precincts
County splitting larger voting precincts
East Valley positions teem with candidates


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Stefanie Pettit

Landmarks: Pleasant Prairie barn a monument to farm life

The tall red barn out on Pleasant Prairie can easily be seen from a distance, not just because of its sharp contrast to the snow on the ground but also because it stands atop a rise and serves as a visible landmark for those driving …

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