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Benzel win tourney at Circling Raven

Prior to Thursday’s final round of the Pacific Northwest PGA Professional Championship, Ryan Benzel figured a 67 coupled with his two-shot lead would probably be good enough for a victory. He figured wrong.

Area golfers dominate Public Links

POST FALLS – Derek Bayley had made five straight birdies and he thought six was within range as he stood over his approach shot on the 12th hole at The Links. His drive was way left, but he had a decent lie and a good angle to the pin. Instead, he made a quadruple-bogey 8 – and he had to do some re-thinking.

Local spa will move into Kendall Yards site

Spa Paradiso, the downtown Spokane beauty care business in the Davenport Hotel, will move into new space in the Kendall Yards development, owners Jan and Larry Schoonover said. The spa opened its doors in the 1990s in the basement of the former Bank of American building downtown. It moved to the lower level of the Davenport in 2002.

Spa Paradiso to move to Kendall Yards

Spa Paradiso, the downtown beauty care business in the Davenport Hotel, will move into new space in the Kendall Yards development, owners Jan and Larry Schoonover said.

Homes sought for quake job

It’s been 11 years since Spokane felt a swarm of small earthquakes, but seismologists at the University of Washington have not forgotten about the city. They are asking for volunteers willing to open their homes for installation of seismographs that can be linked by Wi-Fi to a large seismic network.

Groups: Hanford study underpredicted levels

A $27 million government study to estimate radiation doses received by the public from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s weapons factories is being called into question by other scientific organizations and will be a point of controversy in trials of Hanford “downwinders” next year. The Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction study was touted as scientifically sound when it was launched in 1988. But subsequent testing of the computer model used by Battelle’s Pacific Northwest Laboratory to develop the study showed that it consistently underpredicted emissions against actual measurements from Hanford radiation incidents, a lawyer for the downwinders told a federal judge in Spokane this week.

Durfey, Gray shine bright

Tyson Durfey had a busy weekend. The Colbert cowboy stopped by the Cheney Rodeo on Saturday and placed second in tie-down roping, his 9.8-second run earning him $1,328.

Federally led force arrests 174

Two Spokane women wanted on federal counterfeit money charges, an Oregon resident sought on a strangulation warrant and a New Mexico fugitive working at a mixed martial arts center in Kettle Falls: Those are among the 174 suspects throughout Eastern Washington arrested this week in a sweep conducted by the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force. The task force, which started last year and includes Washington, Alaska and Oregon, works with law enforcement to help track fugitives wanted on felony warrants.

PNNL offers technology sale to help companies

The Department of Energy is having a sale on technologies developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and other national laboratories. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a program this week that will allow start-up companies to purchase an option for licensing technologies developed at national laboratories for $1,000. That’s a savings of $10,000 to $50,000 on average upfront fees for portfolios of one to three patents, according to DOE.

River locks reopen

Navigation on the Columbia and Snake rivers resumed Saturday after three months of repairs to three locks and extended maintenance on others. Kristin Meira, spokeswoman for the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association, said several barge tows were lined up below Bonneville Dam for passage upstream when U.S. Corps of Engineers reopened the Columbia Snake River System at 11 p.m.

Sapphire Lounge remodel set for completion in May

Jerry Dicker, owner of the Hotel Ruby, is partnering with Sante executive chef Jeremy Hansen to pack some pizzazz into a new downtown Spokane hangout and eatery, the Sapphire Lounge. It’s due to open in May in the remodeled corner of the Hotel Ruby, 901 W. First Ave. The remodel, designed by Nystrom Olson Architects and done by Mauer Construction, of Spokane, will come to roughly $300,000.