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Thursday, June 4, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Commission, board volunteers needed

Spokane County is seeking volunteers to fill several vacancies on local commissions and boards.

Those interested should contact Ginna Vasquez at (509) 477-2265 or

•Cable Advisory has three vacancies.

•Chase Youth has three adult vacancies.

•Developmental Disabilities, one vacancy.

•Housing and Community Development, two at-large vacancies.

•Mental Health, one vacancy.

•Solid Waste, one public interest vacancy; one business position vacancy and one at-large vacancy.

Silver Mountain

Police say man fired gun at resort

The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday arrested a man after witnesses said he fired a gun into an electrical box in the groomer shop at Silver Mountain Ski Resort near Kellogg.

Deputies received a call about 8 a.m. from Silver Mountain employees about a man who broke into the groomer’s shop and then fired a gun into an electrical box. The three employees then locked the man out of the shop and called deputies.

Officers from the Kellogg Police Department and Idaho State Police also responded. On the way to the scene, officers found 34-year-old Lance Todd Virgil stuck in snow off a roadway.

The officers arrested Virgil without incident. They later learned that Virgil was driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Dave Smith Motors in Coeur d’Alene.

Virgil was booked into the Shoshone County Jail on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance, driving without privileges, three counts of burglary, felony malicious mischief, felony possession of stolen property and unlawful entry.


Man struck, killed on I-5

The Washington State Patrol said a man killed on Interstate 5 near Boeing Field may have been struck by as many as seven vehicles.

Trooper Christina Martin said no one who struck the pedestrian early Thursday stopped, but she added that in the rain and darkness the drivers may not have realized they struck a person.

Martin said the victim was riding in a car traveling south on Interstate 5 at about 3:45 a.m. The driver pulled over to the left shoulder, and the passenger got out to vomit. Then he wandered across the median into the northbound lanes.


Uncle arrested in girl’s death

A second man who was in a snow-blocked car before a little girl was allowed to attempt a frigid 10-mile hike on Christmas Day has been arrested on a murder warrant.

Sage Aragon, 11, died before she could reach her mother’s house; her 12-year-old brother Bear was rescued and treated for hypothermia. Both walked miles in snow and subfreezing temperatures.

Kenneth Quintana, 29, an uncle of the children, was arrested early Thursday on a warrant alleging second-degree murder and felony injury to a child, Jerome County sheriff’s Deputy David Ursino said.

Robert Aragon, Sage’s father, was charged earlier this week in 5th District Court with second-degree murder and felony injury to a child.

Quintana was expected to be charged today in 5th District Court. Like Aragon, he is being held on a $500,000 bond.

From staff and wire reports

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