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Wednesday, December 11, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane Valley to spend more than $600,000 on new CenterPlace roof

Fourteen years after it opened to the public, the CenterPlace regional event center needs a new roof.


Wiener dog races in Spokane Valley complete Oktoberfest celebration

Normally the outdoor event sees 60 or more dogs entered, but occasional rain and snow, plus temperatures in the upper 30s, sent some little wieners home and forced the race …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

A culinary celebration: Crave Food and Drink reveals lineup of VIP events, chefs and restaurateurs

The 2019 Crave Food and Drink Celebration, from July 11-13 at CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley, has announced its lineup of participating chefs and restaurants and four ticketed, …


Chef Anita Lo, ‘A Fine Line’ director Joanna James to headline 2019 Crave Main Stage

This year’s Crave Main Stage is focused on women in the culinary industry, and Michigan native chef Anita Lo is a perfect choice. Lo, who has a degree in French …


‘Winter Daze’ camp beckons kids on break

Kids looking for something to keep them busy during their winter break from school can sign up for the city of Spokane Valley’s annual “Winter Daze Cool Camp” at the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Spokane Valley Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin debate Democratic challengers Ted Cummings and Mary May

Candidates for the two House positions representing the 4th Legislative District shared vastly different views on health care, organized labor, immigration and other issues during a pair of debates Tuesday …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

97 new U.S. citizens from 39 countries sworn in at Spokane Valley’s CenterPlace

Almost 100 migrants became naturalized U.S. citizens Monday morning at the CenterPlace event center in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

Spokane Valley Council approves expansion of CenterPlace Event Center

Spokane Valley City Council has approved a plan to upgrade and expand the CenterPlace Regional Events Center to enhance community events and increase visitors. The 54,000-square-foot events center – which …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017

Three-day Valleyfest event kicks off Friday with parade

The 28th annual Valleyfest celebration kicks off Friday night with the “Hearts of Gold” parade down Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley.


Chef plans Crave NW Food and Wine Festival

Adam Hegsted has asked the city of Spokane Valley to sponsor a large-scale, four-day celebration of regional food and wine.


Valleyfest takes flight for 27th year

The 27th annual Valleyfest kicked off under sunny, blue skies Saturday, though early morning wind and fog cut short hot air balloon flights at dawn.


Grandparents Day celebration Sunday in Spokane Valley

Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels is hosting a Grandparents Day celebration Sunday in Spokane Valley.


Leaking roof at Mirabeau Park’s CenterPlace is under investigation

The roof at CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Mirabeau Park is leaking and nothing is being done about it. That’s what former Spokane Valley Mayor Diana Wilhite told the City …


Valleyfest adds more activities

A few new events have been lined up for this year’s Valleyfest the third weekend in September as organizers try to keep the annual community festival fresh and inviting. First …


Spokane Valley celebrates 10th birthday

Only a handful of cities have sprouted in Washington during the past decade and Spokane Valley is one of them – this month it celebrates 10 years as a city. …


City’s 10th anniversary bash will be next week

The city of Spokane Valley will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a huge birthday bash next Saturday at CenterPlace, one of the city’s flagship facilities. The free celebration will offer …


Camera club exhibit at CenterPlace

Local photographers are showing off their color and monochrome photography at CenterPlace for a new exhibit. The free show exhibits work from the Spokane Valley Camera Club in the reception …


New Discovery grounds

There was an island of patchy grass and weeds along Mirabeau Parkway just south of CenterPlace surrounded by lush landscaped lawn and Discovery Playground. But now the island is being …


Brochures keep Walk in the Wild Zoo’s memory alive

The Spokane Valley parks department is helping to revive a little piece of the old Walk in the Wild Zoo. The zoo used to sit on the land that currently …


New art graces Spokane Valley

A crowd of about 50 people gathered Friday to see the unveiling of a new larger-than-life bronze statue on the north side of CenterPlace. The statue of a Native American …


Verner or not, garbage summit is a go

Next week’s regional Solid Waste Summit will occur with or without Spokane participation, County Commission Chairman Al French announced Friday. The two-day gathering of local government officials throughout the county …


Zoo site eyed for city hall

In recent weeks Spokane Valley city Councilman Dean Grafos has been advocating building a city hall near CenterPlace in the future. Public works director Neil Kersten said he has spoken …


CenterPlace celebrates year number five

It began as one of those “wouldn’t it be nice” dreams that surfaced in the mid-’90s, years before the city of Spokane Valley incorporated. Wouldn’t it be nice if the …


Vocal Point: Valleyfest organizers deserve city’s applause

Last Friday was the Hearts of Gold parade that was the start of the Valleyfest community celebration for Spokane Valley citizens. I was so proud as my group of six …


Discovery Park used by hundreds daily to close this fall for repairs

Discovery Playground has been such a hit since it opened in May next to CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point that it is literally being loved to death. New plants have been …


New Discovery Playground offers education through play

Kids walking though the splash pad at the new Discovery Playground in Spokane Valley quickly figured out which bump to jump on to get the water started, shrieking with delight …


Sensory playground nears completion in Spokane Valley

A park nearly a decade in the making is finally nearing a reality as Spokane Valley’s new Discovery Playground approaches completion. The playground is scheduled for a grand opening May …


Sensory playground

A park nearly a decade in the making is finally nearing a reality as Spokane Valley’s new Discovery Playground approaches completion. The playground is scheduled for a grand opening May …


Sensory playground

A park nearly a decade in the making is finally a reality as Spokane Valley’s new Discovery Playground approaches completion. The playground is scheduled for a grand opening in May, …


Sensory playground

A park nearly a decade in the making is finally a reality as Spokane Valley’s new Discovery Playground approaches completion. The playground is scheduled for a grand opening in May, …