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Saturday, August 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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In brief: Spokane, Spokane Valley city offices closed for Fourth of July

From staff reports

Spokane Valley holiday closures

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, city of Spokane Valley offices and services will be closed today. City offices will be open for regular hours Friday.

CenterPlace Regional Event Center offices will be closed today.

Other services closed include the University Transfer Station; Waste Management collection services will be a day late this week.

For more information, contact Jeff Kleingartner, public information officer at jkleingartner@spokanevalley .org or by call (509) 720-5411.

In Spokane holiday closures

Spokane City Hall will be closed today for the Fourth of July holiday.

Parking at meters is free.

Garbage pickup and curbside recycling will be suspended today, resuming Friday and Saturday.

Additional closures and cancellations are the following:

The Waste-to-Energy facility will be closed.

Spokane Municipal Court will be closed.

All Spokane Public Library branches will be closed.

The Spokane City Council briefing session and legislative meeting for the week of July 8 have been canceled. The council will resume its regular schedule on July 15, meeting at 3:30 and 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers in the lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Independence Day activities are planned. Riverfront Park will host a Fourth of July celebration and weekend carnival today through Sunday. Special today in the park will be a beer garden and live music, with fireworks at 10 p.m.

City pools, splash pads and golf courses will be open. The aquatics hotline is (509) 625-6960 and its website is my.spokanecity.org/recreation /aquatics/.

Fireworks are illegal in the city of Spokane, Spokane County and the cities of Spokane Valley, Cheney and Liberty Lake. Fireworks fines range from $536 to $1,000 for each infraction. Residents can report violations by calling Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Residents can dispose of unwanted fireworks in the household hazardous waste area at the Waste-to-Energy Facility. There is no disposal cost.

Hot dog, T-shirt sales aid Newman Lake Fire

The Newman Lake Fire Auxiliary is holding its annual hot dog and T-shirt benefit sale Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Fire Station No. 1, 9324 N. Starr Road.

Raffle tickets also will be for sale to win a two-person inflatable kayak. A bloodmobile will be available 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To set up an appointment, call Linda Rivers at (509) 991-7106.

All proceeds will support Newman Lake Fire and Rescue, an all-volunteer fire department.

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