Carolyn Lamberson joined The Spokesman-Review in 2008. Formerly the Assistant Managing Editor/Features, she is the Senior Editor for Special Projects. In addition to her work as lead editor for Sunday's front page, Lamberson will be coordinating special sections and other long-term projects. She also will serve as the newsroom's grantwriter, with an eye toward bringing in new sources of funding to maintain and strengthen The Spokesman-Review's local journalism.
Ray Daves, the Navy radioman who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and the sinking of the USS Yorktown during the Battle of Midway, died Friday at the Spokane Veterans Home. He was 91.
Daves, a retired air traffic controller who lived in Deer Park, died two days after his birthday, said Carol Edgemon Hipperson, who recounted Daves’ life in “Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific.” His passing also comes three months after the air traffic control tower at Spokane International Airport was named in his honor.
Hope you soaked up as much vitamin D as you could on Saturday. It’s going to have to last you a few days. Today begins the first in a series of rainy days in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service. Rain should begin falling by 11 a.m., and will get quite heavy tonight. On Monday, showers are likely, but things should begin to dry out. Tuesday’s forecast sports a 20 percent chance of rain and mostly cloudy skies, with more of the same on Wednesday. The sun should return on Thursday.
A longtime Spokane radio announcer who spent nearly two decades as the public address announcer for Gonzaga University men’s and women’s basketball games has died. Harv Clark died Friday after a long struggle with heart disease, said his wife, Peggy. He was 69.
A bomb scare closed part of Government Way in Coeur d’Alene for several hours Saturday, before the Spokane bomb squad was able to determine the device was a fake. The device – a cell phone strapped to a road flare with a battery stuffed inside – was found in a drain pipe on the southwest corner of the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department campus, 5500 N. Government Way, near the boundary with the county fairgrounds.
Animal control officers on Saturday raided the home of a convicted animal hoarder and seized an estimated 123 animals. The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service executed a search warrant at 6204 N. Idaho Road, near the state line. Among the animals seized were 27 goats, 15 cats, nine guinea pigs, six rabbits, and dozens of ducks and chickens, said Nancy Hill, SCRAPS director. A sheep was euthanized at the scene, and there were 76 dead animals on the property.
The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service today executed a search warrant near the state line and seized 123 animals.
Among the animals taken from the home at 6204 N. Idaho Road were 27 goats, 14 cats, nine guinea pigs, six rabbits, and dozens of ducks and chickens, said Nancy Hill, SCRAPS director.
The search for a man wanted on assault and weapons charges briefly locked down Liberty Lake Elementary School on Wednesday. Liberty Lake police were looking for Jason B. Brioso, 26, in the 200 block of North Kelsea Court, where Briosolives with his wife and mother. Briosotried to leave the house in a Honda Civic; when he saw police, he jumped out of the car and took off, said Sgt. Clint Gibson of the Liberty Lake Police Department.
A suspicious briefcase found near the Kootenai County Fairgrounds this evening contained some kind of explosive device.
The briefcase was reported at 5:50 p.m. by passersby who spotted it while they were heading to the North Idaho Fair a couple blocks away, said Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Christie Wood.
Stevens County officials scoured the area around Flodelle Creek Campground on Saturday searching for a girl missing since Friday afternoon. Paige Wilson, 8, was last seen at the campground, where she’d been staying with her family, at 4 or 4:30 p.m. Friday. She was reported missing at 7:33 p.m.
Former Spokane firefighter Todd Chism was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Chism was stopped about 2 a.m. Saturday after he allegedly drove the wrong way on Ash Street near Euclid Avenue, according to Spokane police. Chism was cited and released.
A 37-year-old Silverdale, Wa., man died Saturday in a single-car rollover accident that closed eastbound Interstate 90 east of Moses Lake for several hours.
Robert H. Goodwin was a passenger in an eastbound 2008 Mazda minivan driven by Bridget A. Singletary, 36, of Silverdale. Shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday, 6.5 miles east of Moses Lake, Singletary fell asleep at the wheel, Washington State Patrol said. The minivan left the road to the right and when Singletary awoke, she overcorrected, sending the minivan back into the eastbound lanes. The vehicle rolled off the right side of the road, crashing through a fence, WSP said.
The sign on the front of one vintage travel trailer camped out at Riverside State Park Saturday read:
“I am fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara I could save the world.”
Maybe the members of Sisters on the Fly aren’t about saving the world, but they are about restoring old trailers and putting the glamour in camping – or “glamping.”
In the four months since Evan Lysacek was last in Spokane, he’s had quite a time of it. An Olympic gold medal in Vancouver, B.C. A second-place finish on the popular TV series “Dancing With the Stars,” which ended Tuesday. Performing at 26 of 41 stops on the Smucker’s Stars on Ice tour.
Yes, it really was that hot.
The National Weather Service recorded an official high at the Spokane International Airport of 101 degrees today, tying the record for the day set in 1971. It also marked the first time this year that Spokane reached the triple digits, said Laurie Nisbet of the weather service.
Christina Abrahamson’s journey to high school graduation began in 2003, when she started at Lakeside High School in Plummer. After nearly two years of struggling to fit in, she dropped out of Lakeside and transferred to an alternative school in Spokane Valley. Eventually, she moved in with her grandparents on the Spokane Indian Reservation and attended Alliance Alternative School in Wellpinit, Wash., for her junior year.
For many students, high school is all about drama. For Stephen Sloniker, a Post Falls High School graduate, school was where he could leave the drama of his family life behind and find success. Sloniker, 18, was born in Eastern Washington but spent most of his childhood in Missouri. He relocated to Post Falls two years ago to be with extended family after his father was convicted of burglary and sentenced to five to eight years in a Kansas prison.
In late April, Sheila Naccarato, of Spokane, wrote in looking for a recipe for a cherry white chocolate chip cookie printed in The Spokesman-Review a few years back. Digging this one out of the archives was easy enough. Waiting for cherries to start cropping up in local produce sections took some time.
An apparent barroom altercation turned deadly early Saturday morning in Coeur d’Alene. Timothy I. Williams, who went by the name Timothy Wolfe, of Worley, Idaho, was shot in the head about 2:15 a.m. Saturday as he and a group friends were walking near Third Street and Indiana in downtown Coeur d’Alene.