Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 37° Partly Cloudy
News >  Washington Voices

Sprague work bids disqualified

The two lowest bidders on a project to repave Sprague Avenue between University and Evergreen roads were disqualified because of flaws in their bids.

Public Works Director Neil Kersten told the Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday that the low bidder, Spokane Rock Products, failed to satisfy a federal requirement for 6 percent of its subcontractors to be “disadvantaged.”

The second-lowest bidder, Poe Asphalt, neglected to name an electrical subcontractor as required, Kersten said.

Most of the cost of the project, which is to begin midsummer – after reconstruction of the intersection of Sprague Avenue and McDonald Road in early July – will be paid with federal economic stimulus money.

The council awarded a $2,256,393 contract to Inland Asphalt. The city will pay only $190,000, or 8.4 percent, of the cost.

Spokane Rock Products would have done the work for $2,134,993, while Poe Asphalt would have charged $2,191,202. Even Knife River’s high bid of $2,326,904 was less than the city’s estimate of more than $2.7 million.

John Craig

Youth baseball umpires needed

Spokane Valley Baseball is still in need of umpires for the upcoming youth season.

Games are played beginning the second week of June and ending Aug. 1.

Openings also remain for players, ages 6 to 11. For information and to register, call the office at (509) 922-0420.

Mike Vlahovich

Spokane Valley

Youth Soccer signups available

Registration for the Spokane Valley Youth Soccer League Fall 2009/Spring 2010 season is now available. The league is for children ages 4 to 14.

Cost is $50 per child.

To register call (509) 924-7661 or go to

Staff reports

Otis Orchards

Fun Day coming next weekend

SCOPE East and Otis Orchards Elementary School will host Otis Orchards Fun Day next Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A parade will begin at noon, starting at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4605 N. Kenney Road, and ending at Otis Orchards Elementary. The parade will feature Norman Whitford, a school volunteer and World War II veteran, as grand marshal; Otis Orchards Principal Suzanne Savall will ride her antique tractor; and Jane Singleton from the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum will be on a parade float.

The Fun Day events will be held at the school and will include a performance from the Amazing Grace dance team from Post Falls, games, face painting by clowns, a silent auction and a bike rodeo.

For more information, call SCOPE East at (509) 922-3150.

Rainey Coffin

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.