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UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 1:29 p.m.

Spokane Valley gets closer to snow removal ordinance that includes fines

The city of Spokane Valley is working on a snow removal ordinance which may just be ready before the snow starts to fly again, as city attorney Cary Driskell dryly …


Mother Nature heightens chronic street problems

The city is limited in what it can do given the resources it has and how much the public is willing to spend.


Spokane Valley offers snow removal updates on its Twitter account

Spokane Valley has opened a Twitter account in an effort to get snow removal updates out to residents quicker. The city’s Twitter handle is @CityofSV To find out when a …


Help available for seniors, disabled who can’t manage snow removal

Help is available for those who can’t manage snow removal on their own.


Airway Heights challenges bill for Highway 2 plowing

The first bill from the state Transportation Department arrived last year at Airway Heights City Hall. It was about $50,000 and represented the amount spent by state crews clearing snow …


Light snow saved Spokane Valley money in 2013

As far as snowfall goes, the past year was pretty mild for the Spokane area. According to the National Weather Service, the area received 26.3 inches of snow during 2013 …


Spokane Airport dedicates snow-removal facility

Even though temperatures were in the 80s on Wednesday, Spokane International Airport officials were talking about snow. The airport hosted a dedication ceremony for its new $7.5 million snow-removal facility.


Extreme November weather has historic company

Getting There today is devoted to not getting there. The last two weeks have been among the worst that winter has thrown at the Inland Northwest in the past century, …


City finishes plowing streets

The city of Spokane lifted its Stage 2 Snow Emergency at 5 p.m. Sunday.


Melt, anticipated freeze give urgency to removal

Cold weather forecast for this weekend is threatening to turn Thursday’s thick, heavy mess of melting snow into rugged ridges of ice. Road crews in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene …


Cars must be moved for Browne’s Addition plowing

Plow crews are going to clear the narrow residential streets in Browne’s Addition on Tuesday and Wednesday, and city officials said that vehicle owners must comply with emergency parking restrictions …


City plows hit the steets as snowfall continues

City crews spent Saturday clearing Spokane streets of snow, while some residents scurried to buy snow gear and others simply enjoyed building snowmen and sledding.


Spokane orders cars off arterials, bus routes

The city of Spokane called a Stage 1 Snow Emergency today, requiring cars to be moved from all arterials and Spokane Transit Authority fixed bus routes within six hours, or …


Lack of snowfall brings savings

A light snowplowing season is helping local governments recover from the previous, financially punishing winter. “We really needed the break,” said Neil Kersten, Spokane Valley’s public works director. “We’ve done …


Rules clear paths for snow plows

After two harsh winters in a row, Spokane leaders are implementing new parking and shoveling rules to help maintain a clearer city. If a storm brings 2 inches of snow …


City releases snow removal plan

Months after Spokane was paralyzed by record snowfall, the city has come up with a proposal that would potentially resolve problems of snow-clogged streets and sidewalks.


City picks four finalists

The Spokane Valley City Council named four finalists Tuesday for the council position Steve Taylor vacated last month. They are Planning Commission Chairman Ian Robertson, former Planning Commissioner Fred Beaulac, …


Repaving policy scrutinized

Spokane Valley will stick with its policy of providing all-new pavement where streets are torn up for sewer construction for at least another year. Unexpectedly high costs this year – …


City scrambles to replenish snow emergency fund

Spokane Valley may be paying for this winter’s snow removal over the next four years. Federal disaster assistance is expected to remove a little of the sting, though.


Unplowed Rural Roads Add To Problems For Firefighters

The Athol, Idaho, Fire Department’s luck is the unwitting poster child for plowing driveways. It spent $300 to get its fire engine unstuck Sunday night, just one bad side effect …


Older Residents Fired Up Over Plowing Policy

For years, elderly neighbors along Bernard Street, a much-traveled South Hill arterial, have beseeched me to write about the extra work city snow plows heap on them. And for years, …


Meltdown Exacting Heavy Toll Roofs Cave In Under Weight Of Melting Snow And Added Rain

1. Annelucy Virnig scrambles over a snow berm Tuesday to get to the other side of Sprague in downtown Spokane. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Jim Click scoops up …


Only Tempers Are Hot In Snowy North Idaho After Eight Weeks Of Heavy Snow, ‘Berm’ And ‘Plow’ Are Four-Letter Words

A man jumped on the running board of a city snowplow a few days ago and threatened to blow the driver’s head off for plowing shut a driveway. Police were …


A Movable Feat Street Crews Already On ‘Condition Red’ Twice - Never Declared Last Year

1. The inside view. Walt Wagner drives a city snowplow on Boone Avenue on Friday afternoon. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Radio operator Lois Slater makes a call while …


Plenty Of Ideas About Keeping Highway Open, But All Expensive

Howitzers. Propane dragons. Sonic booms. There is no shortage of ideas on how to keep snowbound Idaho 21 open during the winter. But most are costly. And the main road …


Cda Fire Department Seeks Public’s Help

The Coeur d’Alene Fire Department is asking city residents to help keep snow away from fire hydrants. People often pile snow on top of fire hydrants or next to them …