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Doug Clark: Watches get smarter, but something can be said for wisdom

Gather ’round children. Old Uncle Doug has a story to tell. Believe it or not, but there was once a time when every American kid would’ve sold their little brother …


Face Time: Raffle proceeds make Really BIG difference

Every year in July, the North Idaho College Foundation holds its largest fundraiser. Only 5,000 tickets are sold for the Really BIG Raffle, at $100 apiece. The grand prize is …


Face Time: Otter talks about Western Governors’ goals

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, chairman of the Western Governors Association, will hand over the gavel to the incoming chairwoman – Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire – at the close of this …


Face Time: Riverfront Park foreman keeps icon running, accurate

Last month, the clock on the Great Northern Railway tower in Riverfront Park was stopped temporarily for repairs. The clock was fixed by Dave Stillman, a city fleet services foreman, …


Face Time: New airport chief sees room for improved service

Larry Krauter became director of Spokane International Airport and Felts Field on March 28. The 45-year-old Ohio native had been interim executive of the Lehigh-Northhampton Airport Authority in eastern Pennsylvania.


Face Time: Chamberlain is big wheel among Spokane cyclists

Barb Chamberlain has worn a lot of hats besides her bike helmet over the years. The 48-year-old director of communications and public affairs at WSU Spokane has been an Idaho …


Face Time: Lilac Queen reflects on responsibilities, opportunities

MacKenzie Johnson, a senior at Mead High School, is this year’s Spokane Lilac Festival Association Lilac Queen. In an interview last week, Johnson, 18, looked forward to the busy weeks …


Face Time: Bloomsday organizer has greener vision of race

What do more than 50,000 sweaty runners and walkers have to do with your garden? Local attorney Steven Jones, who has been running, helping and organizing Bloomsday for more than …


Face Time: Nun, sculptor helped bring art to Expo ’74

Sister Paula Mary Turnbull, of the Convent of the Holy Names in Spokane, is a prolific sculptor whose work includes the garbage-eating goat in Riverfront Park and adorns Spokane Community …


Face Time: Sister Rosalie talks about Sacred Heart’s 125 years

Sister Rosalie Locati, 68, has been part of the Sisters of Providence religious community for 49 years. In employee orientations, Locati – director of mission and values for Providence Sacred …


Face Time: Fast Horse is bridging digital divide

Valerie Fast Horse, 46, is the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s director of information technology. She’s a “technological visionary,” says Chief Allan, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s chairman, “helping bridge the digital divide …


Face Time: Rose says stress-free adults nurture healthy kids

Stress kills adults. And it can destroy their children, too. For more than 20 years, Robin Rose, of Salem has researched how the stress of adults affects the brain development …


Face Time: SCRAPS director talks about her agency’s mission

Nancy Hill has been the director of Spokane County’s animal control program since 1995, well before it adopted the name SCRAPS (Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service). She would like …


Face Time: Director talks about SpokAnimal and pet peeves

Gail Mackie has had good news to howl about in recent months. SpokAnimal C.A.R.E.’s executive director since 1986 has seen her nonprofit organization expand into modern new facilities next to …


Face Time: Johnson looks back on four decades with police

Scott Johnson joined the Spokane Police Department in 1974 as one of dozens of officers hired to patrol the world’s fair. He retired last month as one of the department’s …


Face Time: Johnston talks about church as it reaches milestone

The Church of St. Thomas the Apostle is one of Coeur d’Alene’s landmarks. Built for $46,000 at a time when U.S. manufacturing workers earned about $11 per week, the ornate …


Face time: National renown in the bag for Yoke’s employee

Jessica Lewis, a 19-year-old Spokane resident, recently won $5,000 by placing second in a national grocery bagging competition sponsored by ConAgra Foods. A North Central High School graduate, Lewis attends …


Face Time: Valentine’s Day keeps South Hill florist busy

Today will be pretty busy for Jim Alice, owner of Liberty Park Florist & Greenhouses at Eighth Avenue and Perry Street. Jim represents the third generation of his family to …


Face Time: Director discusses criminal records, job searches

Dianne LaValley is the Spokane director for Accountemps, a professional placement company that’s a division of Robert Half International. During the current economy she sees many job candidates concerned about …


Coordinator discusses AARP’s free tax preparation program

Tax season begins in earnest Tuesday, and AARP will again offer free tax preparation at numerous Tax-Aide centers in the Inland Northwest. John Viveiros is the Spokane district coordinator for …


Lifestyle coach wants people to be all they can be – and less

Tina Hess is a lifestyle and weight loss consultant in Hayden. She coaches body-builders on nutrition: “I love bringing out an extremely lean, strong body on stage, especially someone who …


Debbie DuPey

Debbie DuPey, 47, divides her time between Spokane and Guatemala – two very different worlds. DuPey, a writer, artist and longtime Spokane specialist in domestic violence prevention, is trying to …


Face Time: Allred staying focused on citizens’ interests

BOISE – Before Keith Allred ran for governor of Idaho, the former Harvard University professor was becoming an increasingly common sight in Idaho’s state Capitol, where he spent five years …


Inner City Outings founder connects kids with great outdoors

“We must offer kids something if we expect them to turn off TV, have a connection to nature, and be respectful of the environment when they grow up,” Chris Bachman …


CV superintendent talks about how snow days are handled

When inclement weather arrives in the Inland Northwest, school officials face the tough decision of whether to close schools, delay start times or stay open. The ultimate decision is up …


Avista engineer says flat-screen TVs can affect electric bill

At 55, Tom Lienhard is old enough to remember his family’s first color-picture TV. New technology in TV screens is as revolutionary as the switch from black-and-white to color, says …


Lawn care company has bright idea for holiday lights

A dozen years ago, Senske Lawn and Tree Care bought into the national Christmas Decor franchise, anticipating both the graying of America and an increasing reluctance by homeowners to risk …


WSU professor has some timely food safety suggestions

Turkey is on the menu this week, and Karen Killinger, a food safety specialist at Washington State University, offers a few tips to keep Thanksgiving celebrants fat and happy rather …


Salvation Army’s business manager talks turkey – and kettles

The Salvation Army, whose bell-ringing charity drive has long been associated with the spirit of holiday giving, enters its busiest time of the year Wednesday with the Kettle Kick-Off Soup …


North Central principal helps students think beyond school

North Central High School Principal Steven Gering was one of nine educators statewide recently honored with a Golden Apple award for making a significant change in secondary education. During the …