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Centennial Trail care appreciated

I would personally like to give a public thanks to whomever is responsible for maintaining the Centennial Trail from past Argonne on the east to Downtown Spokane on the west. There seems to be more maintenance than in the past. For those of us using bicycles to commute to work from downtown to the industrial park this is appreciated.

The Centennial Trail from Minnehaha to Argonne is narrow and often contains a lot of broken glass. There are also pine needles hiding debris and sticks. A large amount of debris is moved to the road shoulder by passing vehicles and accumulates in the bike lane. By having a safe bike lane surface it allows the bicycle commuters to not mix with the motorized traffic in this section.

No vehicle owner likes a cut tire. A cut tire on a two wheeled vehicle can lead to a very serious accident. The frequent maintenance to this section of the trail is very much appreciated. Thanks!

Larry Adams


Police helpful after garage break-ins

I am writing as one of the South Hill victims. My garage has been broken into two times. A bicycle was stolen. I called Crime Check both times. Several policemen responded to the second break-in because the door had been kicked in, my car locks had been jimmied and a second bicycle was missing.

The police officers were incredible in their concern for a terrified senior citizen. They took fingerprints and other evidence, and before they left, assisted me in blocking the door with a piece of board from my basement.

Why has it taken The Spokesman-Review so long to provide coverage of these break-ins, which I have been told now number close to 50 incidents!

Lee Zahniser


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