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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

Three interviewed for open Valley council seat

The Spokane Valley City Council went through the now familiar procedure of interviewing applicants for an open council seat Tuesday evening. Council members took turns asking questions of the applicants – David Starr, Michael Munch and Michelle Rasmussen – and ...

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Mammatus clouds, nicknamed udder clouds, they are pouchlike protuberances on the underside of storm clouds. (Henry Moore / Washington State University)

Weathercatch: Mammatus clouds – odd, eerie and very photogenic

It’s believed that mammatus clouds (pronounced me-MATT-es) occur when cold, dense air sinks – in essence “punching” through the storm cloud and creating a band of sack-like structures. While their appearance means that storms and turbulence are nearby, the clouds themselves don’t produce stormy weather.

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TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016

East Valley High School honor roll

East Valley High School has announced its honor roll for the first semester of the 2015-16 school year. Seniors4.0 GPA Rhonda Baxter, Kila Browning, Baylee Buchanan, Audry Burgess, William Dunlap, Nicholas Durand, Payton Fredericksen, Whitney Gulliford, Zachary Hanson, Jaycee Jones, ...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016

Council narrows applicant field to 3

The Spokane Valley City Council picked three applicants to interview for the last open seat on the council. The selection procedure Tuesday evening was quick without any discussion of the applicants among council. The applicants will be interviewed at the council meeting Tuesday. They are:

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Landmarks: Obelisk marks gravesite of Spokane pioneer Charles Voorhees 

Charles Voorhees moved to Washington Territory in 1882, settling in the community of Colfax. He became prosecuting attorney for Whitman County, 1882-1885, and then, running as a Democrat, was elected as a territorial delegate to the U.S. Congress, serving from 1885 to 1889. It was during his time in Congress that the Enabling Act was passed that created the pathway for Washington to become a state in 1889.

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Music Under the Oaks brings free concerts to Bemiss neighborhood

The first of four Bemiss Neighborhood free summer concerts kicks off Friday with an electric performance by Pamela Benton. Benton will play her electric violin and guitar at the Music Under the Oaks in Hays Park, on the corner of East Providence Avenue and North Crestline Street, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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From left,  Charlotte Mangan, Elaine George and Cindy Koker gather behind a cutout that can be used for pictures during St. Paschal Parish’s  centennial celebration, which takes place Saturday and Sunday. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

St. Paschal Parish celebrates centennial

When Joe McIntyre was a student at St. Paschal Catholic School in Spokane Valley in the early 1960s, he couldn’t imagine he’d return in 2016 as part of a team that is remodeling the school. “In some ways it’s weird ...

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Feature creature: Gizmo

Gizmo is available for adoption at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers said he has a calm and sweet disposition, loves attention and would enjoy a daily brushing. Refer to the pet’s ID number when contacting SCRAPS with questions about one of the adoptable pets. If you are interested in this dog or any animal at SCRAPS, call (509) 477-2532 or come by the shelter 6815 E. Trent Ave. in Spokane Valley. Dog adoptions are $87.04 and include spay or neuter, first set of vaccinations, health check, microchip and first year’s licens

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Education Notebook: Rogers’ 1976 class reunion collecting donations through Treasure Chest Fund

The Rogers High School class of 1976 is celebrating its 40th reunion by giving back through the Treasure Chest Fund. On Saturday, the class will accept donations of canned food at Spike’s, 718 E. Francis Ave., beginning at 4:30 p.m. On Sunday, donations in the form of cash, check or gift cards to local stores will be accepted at a potluck picnic at Sontag Park from noon to 3 p.m.

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Somebody Needs You

The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents. The list of requests is coordinated by the Volunteers of America in cooperation with recognized social service agencies in Spokane. If you ...

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Steve Christilaw: Storm star retires as top women’s player

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Lake City schedules more public art

The city of Coeur d'Alene already has circulated two "calls for artists" for public art projects in the ignite cda River District, one piece to be located near Riverstone Park ...




Salmon fishing heats up at Brewster Pool

FISHING -- Game On! for sockeye and chinook anglers on the upper Columbia River near Brewster. Apparently the Okanogan River has finally warmed up enough to form a thermal barrier ...




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