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Spokane Valley archive for Jan. 1, 2010

THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 2010

Cougar spotted near school 

A cougar has been reported in the area of Pasadena Park Elementary School. A deputy has been dispached to check it out.Update: Deputies tracked an animal behind a nearby church, but then discovered it was just an ordinary housecat. The resident who called in the…

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Today's highlights

First I'd like to note that today is Veteran's Day. If you know a veteran or a someone serving on active duty, give them your appreciation for their service. It is appropriate that one of the stories in today's Valley Voice is about a Civil…

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Sports fans are mourning

This isn't a Valley issue, strictly speaking, but I'm sure there are some sports fans out here who are mourning the sudden death of longtime Seattle Mariners announcer Dave Niehaus. We have a couple stories on him today, including one by sports columnist John Blanchette.…

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 2010

Coming Thursday

We have a couple interesting stories coming up in Thursday's Valley Voice. Fellow reporter Lisa Leinberger has written a story about the Skills Center in the Valley and I wrote about a hearing last week where a Valley resident was appealing her dog's designation as…

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Planning Commission meeting changed

There won't be a Spokane Valley Planning Commission meeting tomorrow because of Veteran's Day. It has been moved to Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. in the city council chambers, 11707 E. Sprague. It will be a work session on the proposed emergency ordinance to replace…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010

West Valley meeting change

The West Valley School District board meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been moved up to 10 a.m. at Spokane Valley High School, 2011 N. Hutchinson (behind Marie Callender's). The high school principal will be talking about his school's programs.

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Yummy dining options for Saturday

There are two groups hosting fundraising dinners Saturday night, but you'll have to choose one because they're happening at the same time. The Veradale United Church of Christ is hosting its 70th annual harvest dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, 611 N.…

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Officer involved shootings

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich will be speaking about recent officer involved shootings and his department's policies on use of force during Wednesday morning's Spokane Valley Business Association meeting. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 7:30 a.m. at Spokane Valley Fire…

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Yesterday's fire

I have some follow up information on yesterday's house fire, thanks to fire marshal Kevin Miller of Spokane Valley Fire. Apparently the resident of the home near Harvard and Wellesley cleaned out a wood stove and placed the still-hot ashes next to a woodpile, which…

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MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010

Breaking news: house fire burning

Sanner traffic 12:20 p.m. There's been some chatter about an apartment building manager calling 911 to report finding a body in a unit at 2415 N. Cherry. Also, firefighters are responding to a house fire on Harvard Road across from the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. First…

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Special Liberty Lake meeting today

We found a notice in our mailbox this morning that the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District board of commissioners will have a special meeting at 4 p.m. today to review the draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the district's water reclamation…

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Clean out your medicine cabinet 

Many people collect travel sized toiletries when they stay in hotels and after a while the tiny bottles of shampoo and conditioner can really stack up. AAA Washington is offering to take them off your hands during their annual Soap for Hope drive. They will…

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Pastor James Kashork, left, of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church,  and Pastor Matt Larson, of Good Shepard Lutheran Church, give communion during a joint Reformation Sunday worship service at Christ Lutheran Church on Sunday. For several months, three Spokane Valley Lutheran churches – Good Shepherd, Holy Trinity and Christ Lutheran – have been discussing the possibility of merging. This month a majority of all three congregations voted to continue the discussion and create a committee to work out the details.  (Colin Mulvany)

Saturday's highlights

Pastor James Kashork, left, of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church,and Pastor Matt Larson, of Good Shepard Lutheran Church, give communion during a joint Reformation Sunday worship service at Christ Lutheran Church. Colin Mulvany/SR photo.There were some interesting stories to be found in Saturday's Valley Voice and…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010

Tuesday's meeting

There are a few things of note on the agenda for the Nov. 9 Spokane Valley City Council meeting. The council will hear a report on suggestions by city staff to adjust some fees the city charges. Staff is suggesting several new fees as well…

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They were lost, but now they're found

You will see a post below about giant eagle eggshells stolen from Discovery Playground in Spokane Valley, but I'm able to report that the eggs have been found. At least two different residents called Crime Check yesterday to say they saw the eggs along the…

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Thursday's highlights

Now that we've taken a look a the future, here's a look at a few highlights from Thursday's Valley Voice. The re-visioning plan proposed by the East Valley School District has parents and teachers abuzz about what it will look like and when it will…

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Coming on Saturday

We've got a full Valley Voice heading your way tomorrow. You'll find information on East Valley High School's upcoming play, a follow up on how the new false alarm ordinance is benefiting Spokane Valley Police and a story on three Lutheran churches who plan to…

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Two of these eagle eggshells that were stolen from Discovery Playground in Spokane Valley were recovered on Thursday, Nov. 4. (Courtesy of city of Spokane Valley)

Have you seen these eggs?

A thief apparently climbed the waist high fence surrounding Discovery Playground in Spokane Valley last week and made off with two oversized eagle eggshells. The theft was discovered the morning of Oct. 24 when park staff was making a routine check of the park, which…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010

Welcome to the neighborhood 

Welcome to the new Spokane Valley blog. My name is Nina Culver. I have been with The Spokesman-Review since 1995 and have worked in the Spokane Valley office off and on since before city incorporation. Over the years I have covered just about every Valley…

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