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The East Central Community Organization’s plans to relocate the historic Rose Apartments are moving forward.
Anvil Welding is adding more classroom and office space to its campus, according to a preliminary application filed with the city.
The metal object that was mistaken for a gun in a fatal shooting by officers turned out to be the head of a welding torch, according to New York Police Department officials.
The Newport branch of Spokane Community College will offer a welding and fabrication certificate beginning in January, with room for 20 students in each graduating class.
A federal grant will help Spokane Community Colleges fund a welding and fabrication certificate program for students at its Newport Center.
Lonnie Benn has been welding for five decades and now teaches the next generation how to do it right.
Art is Laura Novak’s thing. She was born in New Mexico and was inspired by the art scene in Santa Fe, a city known for its appreciation of the arts. Her mother and grandmother were artists and she was regularly exposed to creative endeavors.
Sophie Orndorff, an eighth-grader at Horizon Middle School, spent the day May 1 learning how to use a saw to cut wood, how to be safe around downed power lines and how to drill cement. “It’s been fun to see all the machinery,” Orndorff said. “It seems interesting. I don’t know much about construction.”
For a group of Rathdrum high school students, the heat of competition Friday came from 5,000-degree cutting torches slicing through steel plates. Eleven students from Lakeland High School’s welding program took part in a timed exercise to determine which three will represent the school at a statewide competition in Boise next month.
OLYMPIA — The Department of Natural Resources has concluded that an August wildfire that caused $11 million damage was caused by sparks from welding or cutting work on a bridge southeast of Cle Elum.
A Spokane Valley resident learned recently that cigarettes and oxygen don’t mix. The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a call in the 100 block of North Tschirley Road on Monday after a woman’s oxygen tubing caught fire as she was smoking a cigarette, said Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Clifford. The woman’s son helped her out of her home and threw water on the couch, which had also caught on fire, Clifford said. The woman was not seriously injured.
Sparks flying from a welding torch may be to blame for a blaze that destroyed a Spokane Valley man’s garage and heavily damaged his home Tuesday.
Construction Career Day held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds, showcases the work of the construction trades to an audience of 800+ 11th and 12th grades students from Eastern Washington. Construction professionals representing apprentices and journey workers lead hands-on experiences in heavy equipment operation and demonstrations highlighting the work of the various trades.