TUESDAY, DEC. 16, 2014
FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 2014
Every year we generate a map of holiday light displays here at the paper. People register their own lights on a public map and those of us who like driving around looking at the lights have an easy way to find them. How about this:…
TUESDAY, DEC. 2, 2014
MONDAY, DEC. 1, 2014
At the last Spokane Valley City Council meeting, Mayor Dean Grafos designated Tuesday Dec. 2 as Giving Tuesday. Grafos said the globally celebrated day is a great opportunity for people to give back to the community. "This is a way for all citizens to join…
The Rotary Club of Spokane Valley is getting the Christmas tree in the University City parking lot ready for the annual lighting ceremony on Dec. 4 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Santa is stopping by and the choir Solar Energy from the Sunrise Elementary School will be...
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2014
Millwood Community Presbyterian Church is hosting an Advent party on Nov. 30 from 4-7 p.m. There will be crafts for children and adults, singing of Christmas carols and lots of snacks. The church is located at 3223 N. Marguerite Rd. Call: (509) 924-2350.
THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 2014
David Sean Brown was born and raised in Spokane Valley. Back in 2010, he joined Facebook and quickly made contact with people he'd gone to school with or shared interests with. "I've always been interested in the history of Spokane and Spokane Valley," said Brown...
The Spokane Valley-based Coalition for Community Values has formed a task force that aims to limit access to all types of marijuana in Spokane Valley. City Council member Ed Pace asked city staff to look into regulations in Washington towns Wenatchee and Fife, which both…
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2014
TUESDAY, NOV. 18, 2014
MONDAY, NOV. 17, 2014
Just as I was hitting my stride with the Tuesday meetings, we're having one on a Monday. Tonight's agenda includes a noxious weed board update and a public hearing on the shoreline master plan, as well as an executive session about a real estate purchase.…
FRIDAY, NOV. 14, 2014
You may remember Shelly Clark as one of the organizers behind the protest that lead to Spokane Valley outlawing topless barristas about a year ago. Thursday night, Clark and the Coalition for Community Values called a meeting at CenterPlace to discuss the impact the legalization...
MONDAY, NOV. 3, 2014
Just in time for the election, my colleague Jim Camden wrote a piece about how Spokane Valley has been rated the most centrist town in the United States by USA Today and the website Liveability.com Do you recognize Spokane Valley in the description?
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014
Together with staff at The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum we are looking for homes in Spokane Valley constructed with river rock. The homes we are looking for don't have to be as elaborate as the original Vera Water Pump House above, but the front or…
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8, 2014
Spokane Transit Authority is hosting a series of open houses asking the public for input on its long-range transit plan, Moving Forward. The first open house is Oct. 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Center Place, 2426 North Discovery Place. Valley residents are encouraged to show…
TUESDAY, OCT. 7, 2014
This evening's City Council meeting is a study session during which city staff will present research on current topics and issues facing the council. Tonight, we will hear about possible restrictions on truck parking in neighborhoods and get a briefing on proposed amendments to the…
MONDAY, OCT. 6, 2014
A city is made up from the people who live there. It’s the sum of their experiences, trials, joys, victories and everyday life that makes a community what it is. One reason why I spend so much time driving around Spokane Valley and drink so...
FRIDAY, OCT. 3, 2014
TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2014
The Senate Law and Justice Committee will meet in Spokane City Council Chambers, 11707 E. Sprague Ave., on Oct. 2 from 1- 3 p.m. Chaired by Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, the committee will hold its regular work session here instead of in Olympia. On…
SCRAPS is hosting a special adoption event on Oct. 1 from 2-6 p.m. at the Spokane County Fairgrounds, featuring animals from the recent seizure near Deer Park. Up for adoption are: 60 rabbits, 14 roosters and two billy goats. A $25 adoption fee is requested…
MONDAY, SEPT. 29, 2014
Fire investigators believe that the high number of brush fires spotted lately are the work of an arsonist. The fires are within Fire District 8 and there has been more than two dozen of them. Scott Maben wrote today's story on the fires - please…
Here's your Monday afternoon blog update and a quick look ahead at the week to come. Remember, there's no Spokane Valley City Council meeting tomorrow, Sept. 30. the council will resume its regular meeting schedule with a study session on Oct. 7. At that meeting,…
FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 2014
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