Good news for people planning to travel from Spokane Valley to Green Bluff this weekend.
The Bruce Road Bridge over Peone Creek will open this weekend and remain open on weekends and during evening hours while a contractor finishes work.
Bruce Road, which has been closed for months because of the $2 million bridge replacement, is the main route north from Argonne Road and Millwood to Green Bluff.
On Monday, the contractor will close the bridge during daytime hours for final touches. Full completion should be no later than Oct. 27, county officials said.
Whitworth project gets $3 million gift
Whitworth trustee Walt Oliver and his wife, Kay, have contributed $3 million to the university’s planned music center expansion.
It marks the second major contribution to the $13.5 million project announced this week. Plans call for the addition of teaching studios, practice and rehearsal rooms and enclosed lobby space linking the center to the existing Cowles Auditorium, according to a Whitworth news release.
Walt Oliver, a 1967 Whitworth graduate, is senior vice president for human resources at General Dynamics and has served as a university trustee since 1996.
Man loses license to hunt for five years
A Naples, Idaho, man has been banned from hunting for five years after he admitted taking three North Dakota men hunting for mountain lions and putting his tag on an animal they killed.
Tod S. Navarro, 50, pleaded guilty to the charge in U.S. District Court in April. Judge Edward Lodge also sentenced Navarro to five years of probation and ordered him to serve 50 hours of community service.
According to the plea agreement, Navarro admitted that in 2012 he and his co-defendants took the North Dakota men hunting, though the men didn’t have Idaho permits or tags. Navarro and two co-defendants put their tags on the mountain lions killed by the North Dakota hunters.
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