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July 12, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
National Night Out Against Crime is on Aug. 1 and Spokane Community Oriented Policing Services are looking to register neighborhood parties and gatherings across the city. Night Out Against Crime is celebrated on the same night in 50 states, and it aims to get people together to prevent crime and build better connections between neighbors.
July 12, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
The urban horticulture coordinator for Washington State University’s Spokane Extension Office Tim Kohlhauff is available to answer questions about what has gone wrong in local gardens at a lecture on Saturday, July 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. The lecture is free and sponsored by the Friends of Manito and Kohlhauff will address the most common causes of pest and other problems in local gardens, and he will share free resources that will help gardeners correct problems.
July 12, 2017, noon
The Bemiss Neighborhood Council is sponsoring a concert with Pamela Benton on July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the west end of Hays Park, 1800 E. Providence Ave. Benton has performed at the Bemiss Music Under the Oaks in the past and is a singersongwriter.
July 12, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
The 2017 City Council election in Spokane Valley has turned into a barnstorm of new faces challenging incumbents. The five open seats have attracted 13 candidates resulting in two contested primary races, one of which is the race for Position 1, held by Mayor Rod Higgins.
July 10, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery needs another 60 volunteers for its 2017 Rosauers Open golf tournament fundraiser at Indian Canyon Golf Course. It’s the 30th tournament, said Vanessa Behan executive director Amy Vega.
June 25, 2017, midnight
Every morning, Amy McCoy commutes from her home in a quiet part of north Spokane to the downtown hair salon she opened three years ago with her husband Douglas. House of Pop is located on West Riverside Avenue, between the core of downtown and the Saranac Building neighborhood. Across the street is the record store, bar and restaurant Garageland and low-income senior housing. It’s a busy and diverse part of downtown with lots of traffic both on foot and by car.
June 19, 2017, midnight
Two Spokane Valley Rotary Clubs are merging to become one larger, leaner and more efficient organization. Spokane Valley East Rotary and Spokane Valley Rotary began talks about merging more than a year ago, when Spokane Valley president Paul Fletcher reached out to East Valley.
June 16, 2017, 6:15 p.m.
Ask a square dancer, and they’ll tell you their hobby is about much more than the colorful handmade dresses. It’s about having fun and getting together with people from other states. And dancers can wear whatever they want. More than 800 dancers from six western states and Canada are expected to attend the 2017 Washington State Square Dance Festival, held at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center Friday and Saturday.
June 14, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Spokane Valley staff presented its draft 2018 budget at a daylong budget workshop Tuesday.
June 8, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
A man was critically injured Thursday morning after he fell from or near the Monroe Street Bridge.
June 7, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
When you pull up in front of Bleker School of Dance on Dean Avenue in Spokane Valley, nothing gives away the large dance studio built behind the classic rancher that’s home to the school. For generations, thousands of Spokane-area children and young adults have made their first plie and taken their fist wobbly steps in tap shoes at Bleker School of Dance, which holds its 60th recital at University High School June 17.
June 7, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
The intersection of Eighth Avenue and McDonald Road in Spokane Valley has been accident prone for some time, and Councilwoman Pamela Haley has heard a lot of complaints from residents about the spot.
June 7, 2017, noon
Miryam’s House, a transitional housing program for homeless women, located on the South Hill, is celebrating a $250,000 remodel and update with an open house on June 10 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a program at 10:30 a.m.
June 4, 2017, midnight
The City of Spokane Valley is contemplating possible locations for a farmers market. A location was last discussed in 2013 when the city focused on Balfour Park – across the street from the new city hall where a library was proposed – but no development has happened there.
May 27, 2017, midnight
It’s a common enough scene: Officers on-site, responding to allegations of a crime; the public milling about, curious and uncertain. An officer approaches, poses direct questions: What did you see? Where did they go? Can you give us a description of the suspect? A civilian, nervous, fumbles for an answer. The officer grows impatient, the demands for information more adamant. There’s tension in the air. Under a peppering of questions, the civilian clams up, and the interview is over.
May 24, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
The Spokane Valley Arts Council has donated outdoor art for the new city hall project, including another large Jerry McKellar bronze sculpture called Coup Ponies.
May 24, 2017, midnight
The air is thick with the scent of old lilac bushes and though it’s just 15 minutes from downtown, Marshall Cemetery is incredibly quiet.
May 22, 2017, 7:25 p.m.
Showtime released nothing about the highly anticipated return of “Twin Peaks” which debuted on Sunday, so hardcore fans weren’t sure what to expect. Except something weird.
May 17, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
When Lewis and Clark High School Principal Marybeth Smith drove down the alleys under Interstate 90 last week, she was surprised to find close to 50 homeless camps on or near school property. “I got my cellphone out and I took pictures,” Smith said, flipping through a smartphone gallery of camps covered in blue tarps. “Up until this year, we have never had camps. Now we do.”
May 17, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Two public hearings are scheduled for the Spokane Valley City Council meeting on May 23: the 2018-23 transportation improvement program which consists of dozens of road improvement and pavement preservation projects that has the city’s highest priority, and a budget amendment.
May 17, 2017, noon
For the past 19 years, Mary Lee Abba-Gaston has been teaching bread baking classes out of a huge old electric Rainier brick oven she purchased from Mount St. Michael’s. Now it’s time for that oven to find a new home.
May 17, 2017, noon
When students at Spokane Valley High School began a class about early childhood education and pregnancy, they didn’t expect it to end with a playhouse project.