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Wood stove vent pipe ignites combustables, home

A house fire in the North Indian Trail neighborhood Tuesday was the result of combustibles being too close to a wood stove vent pipe, according a Spokane Fire Department news release.

Spokane to consider extending water service to Indian Trail, Beacon Hill developments

Amid the threat of legal action and opposition from neighbors, the Spokane City Council will consider three applications Monday to receive city water in areas beyond municipal borders and areas where local governments have anticipated near-future growth. Two of the requests are for an area near a long-planned but slow-starting housing development near Hillyard.

Developer drops plans for controversial North Indian Trail apartment complex

Developer Harley Douglass is pursuing a different use for 50 acres of undeveloped land off North Indian Trail Road, according to paperwork filed last month with the Washington Court of Appeals. The city will move forward with plans to widen the road to address congested traffic on the major north/south arterial.

Five Mile, Nine Mile share small-town feel

There’s a tired, old Spokane joke that goes something like this: What’s the difference between Five Mile Prairie and Nine Mile Falls. Four miles.

Indian Trail residents pan proposed apartment complex

Hundreds of people gathered in a North Spokane church Wednesday evening to vent their frustration with the increased traffic associated with a proposed new apartment complex on Indian Trail Road.

Spokane police on lookout for domestic violence suspect

The Spokane Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for a wanted domestic violence suspect thought to be in the Indian Trail area. He may be armed and suicidal, police said Sunday. Aaron W. Strom, 35, is wanted on a felony violation of a domestic violence order. Strom, who also is wanted on an unrelated assault warrant, last was seen sporting a buzz haircut and a full beard, and wearing ripped jeans and a jacket.

Barricaded man surrenders to police after standoff

A police call around noon Saturday that started with a report of a man breaking out windows with a hammer at a home in Indian Trail ended with an arrest after an hours long standoff.

Indian Trail development moving forward

The developer of a controversial Indian Trail neighborhood project will no longer seek a change in land-use laws, a move that would have allowed the construction of up to 400 duplex units that has irked neighbors with traffic concerns. Instead, about 150 new residential units will be built under existing zoning rules.

Developers deny they made threatening signs against Indian Trail neighbors

Two large, controversial housing projects in Spokane’s Indian Trail neighborhood already have neighbors worried about the potential traffic problems they may bring. But after a threatening note was left on the windshields of dozens of vehicles at a neighborhood meeting Thursday evening, residents say they have even more concerns about the projects, which could build more than 1,800 living units, primarily apartments, in the suburban neighborhood.

For starting stargazers, no equipment required

For those just starting to look, the naked eye or a pair of binoculars offer the best way to view the stars and planets at night, said Dan Bakken, an astronomer who teaches at Spokane Falls Community College. A telescope’s narrow field of view and upside-down images make it more difficult to learn the sky, he said.

Salk students build Little Free Library for neighbor

Karen Kearney had an idea: She would like a Little Free Library in her neighborhood. Instead of building one by herself she approached nearby Salk Middle School and asked if a class there would be interested in the project. “I’ve seen free libraries all over Spokane – just not one near me,” Kearney said.