State fish and wildlife police offer tips and pleas as state lands open to the public
Enforcement officer Doug King of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is photographed in Spokane Valley on Monday, May 4. The Oopening of state parks, and allowing some hunting and fishing is part of Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-phase plan in the reopening of the state of Washington during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not all of the parks are included.
Spokane Valley Fire Department mechanic ensures crews make it to the scene
Mechanic Wayne Tuttle is in charge of keeping the Spokane Valley Fire Departments fire trucks and engines ready to fight fires during the COVID-19 pandemic and all year long. He is photographed at the fire department garage on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
Home health care worker sees fewer clients, helps out elderly neighbors during pandemic
Jennifir Scheele, home health care worker for Addus HomeCare, is photographed at her home in Spokane on Friday, April 24, 2020. She is an essential worker and is continuing to provide home health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spokane mom empowers young women to continue working toward their goals amid coronavirus crisis
Jaime Stacy, mentor at Rogers High School as well as Garry and Shaw Middle schools, is photographed on Thursday, April 23, 2020. She also runs SWAG, Strong Women Achieving Greatness. She’s ramping up her support for her mentees via phone and online communication during the shutdown due to COVID-19.
Spokane pharmacist who prepared for pandemic touts relationships with customers
Pharmacist Erik Nelson stands just outside the new hand sanitizer lab at Sixth Avenue Medical Pharmacy in Spokane on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The pharmacy started making hand sanitizer in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The staff at St. Anne’s cares for the children of health care workers
Pre-school teacher Linda Sullivan of St.Anne’s Child & Family Center is photographed on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. She is caring for children of essential workers, medical staff and first responders because of the COVID-19 initiatives.
Excelsior staffer moves on campus to keep care consistent for in-patient residents
Samantha Quackenbush, care coordinator for Excelsior Wellness Center, is photographed in front on their new building in Spokane on Wednesday. She was an integral part of their switch to 24/7 care in response to demands of COVID-19.
Meals on Wheels delivery woman adapts to hands-off approach at the doorstep
Cathy Long, considered one of the superstars of the Meals on Wheels program, is photographed at the facility in Spokane Valley on Thursday, April 16, 2020. She is wearing the mask during her deliveries to protect herself and the people that receive the meals from COVID-19.
Dispatcher hears those in need, helps them get help
“The people we talk to are having the worst day of their lives,” says Jason Molina, distacher for Spokane Regional Emergency Communications during an interview at the station in Spokane on Thursday. He is now fielding calls related to COVID-19.
Sacred Heart housekeeper plays unsung but crucial role in stopping COVID-19’s spread
Lilly Haeger, housekeeper and a member of the Special Pathogens Unit at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, is photographed on Friday. She’s part of the team that continues to keep the hospital clean and sanitized during COVID-19.
Mobius steps up with science activities, offering students something extra during school closures
Jake Milliron of Mobius Science Center put together activity kits for kids K-8 grade that they will pick up with the bagged lunches fom area schools. He talked about being able to reach out during the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday in Spokane.
Hope House leader helps expand shelter for women during the pandemic
Heather Thomas-Taylor, assistant director of Hope House, is photographed on Thursday, April 9, 2020. She helped direct the move of the women’s shelter to the downtown library building to be able to add more beds and comply with social distancing due to COVID-19.
Spring flowers bring hope that the world goes on despite coronvirus quarantine
“I really love it here,” says Saskia Clark as she talks about being the gardener at Touchmark on South Hill assisted living facility on Thursday, April 9, 2020. She’s keeping the grounds beautiful for the residents as they shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Garbage truck driver sees heavier loads, less traffic, more smiles
“We’re pretty isolated out here,” says sanitation worker Larry Frackenpohl of Coeur d’Alene Garbage and Post Fall Sanitation after his shift on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The garbage service is running at full capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sonnenberg’s manager focuses on customers amid ‘absolutely crazy’ rush
“I started working here when I was 17,” says Dan Englehart, meat manager for Sonnenberg’s Market & Deli in Spokane on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The store has seen an increase in customers due to COVID-19.
Air National Guardsman pitches in at short-staffed Second Harvest
“I wanted to part of something bigger than me,” said Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Mariah McLeod about joining the military while assisting the folks at Second Harvest food bank in Spokane on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The guard has been brought in to help because of the huge demand due to COVID-19.