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Stories tagged: spokane valley

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: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Spokane Valley starts work to stop deterioration and fix its new City Hall

Two years after it was built, Spokane Valley’s $14.2 million City Hall is already deteriorating, with cracking concrete, drywall, mortar and brick, windows unsealing and water getting into the City …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

One dead, one injured in motorcycle crashes

One rider died and another sustained life threatening injuries after a two motorcycles crashed Wednesday night at East Appleway Boulevard and South Dartmouth Road.

Prost! Spokane Oktoberfest is at CenterPlace all weekend

Even though we’re not in the homeland of Germany, Oktoberfest celebrations will live on all weekend long at CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley. The fifth-annual Spokane Oktoberfest will …

Spokane Valley leaders don’t plan to raise taxes this year, but may need to in the future

Spokane Valley leaders won’t increase taxes this year, but may consider doing so in the future as funds the city has historically relied on to pay for streets and other …

Valley Chamber leader Lance Beck views cooperation as key to success

For Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Lance Beck, championing teamwork among residents, neighboring cities and businesses is integral to the region’s success.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

Katerra opens $150 million manufacturing facility in Spokane Valley

California-based Katerra opened its manufacturing facility in Spokane Valley to produce engineered wood products that could eventually replace concrete and steel high-rise buildings.

Celebrate community at Valleyfest, PorchFest, Southeast Spokane County Fair

It’s always a beautiful day to get to know your neighbors, and this weekend community festivals make that a little bit easier.

509 Beer: Tips to help you enjoy this weekend’s Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival

The eyes of the Washington craft beer world turn to Spokane this weekend as the Washington Beer Commission hosts the 10th annual Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival starting tonight at …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Valleyfest celebrates 30 years of fun, entertainment, community spirit

This year’s Valleyfest, Friday through Sunday, features a diverse range of activities and entertainment for all ages.

Happy Hour of the Week: Craft & Gather

Owner and partner Darrin Sanders’ Craft & Gather in the former clubhouse of Painted Hills Golf Course has become a favorite and go-to Happy Hour in Spokane Valley.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Peetz v. Rasmussen: Spokane Valley City Council candidates differ in identifying city’s issues, solutions

Spokane Valley Councilwoman Brandi Peetz and challenger Michelle Rasmussen both hope to focus on public safety and a regional solution to homelessness if they win a four-year term on City …

After high tariffs led to cancellation of Chinese light festival in Spokane Valley, organizers are regrouping

After visa issues and the U.S. trade war with China held up a Chinese and Christmas light festival planned for this winter in Spokane Valley, organizers are regrouping in hopes …

Women of the Year: Linda Thompson said she has more work today after advocating for treatment, recovery for 30 years

Linda Thompson earns accolades as an Inland Northwest Woman of the Year for her work with the Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Canopy Credit Union opens Spokane Valley branch

After months of construction, Canopy Credit Union has completed its expansion to Spokane Valley with a new, state-of the-art branch that has space for an additional tenant.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019

Fire at marijuana growing warehouse prompts evacuation; no one hurt

A fire at a marijuana growing warehouse has been deemed accidental but the specific cause remains unknown, a Spokane Valley Fire Department spokesman said Sunday.

Sunday in Spokane: Sugar? Yes, please – at Trailbreaker Cider, Hello Sugar and Luna

With all the peace and quiet around me, I took it upon myself to enjoy a sugar rush – everything in moderation, of course – and checked out two new …

McDonald’s in Spokane Valley undergoing renovations

A McDonald’s restaurant in Spokane Valley is undergoing renovations to add a new order counter, menu boards and dining-area decor.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

$12 million apartment complex planned for Spokane Valley

Broadway Orchards LLC has filed plans with the city of Spokane Valley to build a more than $12 million apartment complex.

Pair cited for campaign sign theft in Spokane Valley after numerous candidates report vandalism

Allegations that political signs in Spokane Valley have been stolen and damaged have flown back and forth this election season, and now two men have been cited for doing so.

Housing, hygiene and job services available at Homeless Connect in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley residents will have a chance to get clean clothes, a shower, medical care, food and career help at the city’s second annual Homeless Connect event Friday.

Gardening: It’s dahlia time, but saving them for next season takes care, Spokane Valley gardener says

It’s Dan Loibl’s favorite time of year. His Spokane Valley garden is ablaze with the reds, yellows, pinks, purple and whites of his 100 or so dahlias that are finally …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Spokane Valley City Council votes to allow property condemnation to speed up Barker Road separation project

After negotiations slowed to buy property in the path of the Barker Road separation project, the Spokane Valley City Council voted Tuesday to allow staff to condemn property if no …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Purchase would double Sullivan Park as Spokane Valley seeks to add green space

Sullivan Park, an island of green in an industrial and commercial area in northeast Spokane Valley, could become the city’s second biggest park if an adjoining lot is purchased.

Spokane Valley Walmart selected for pollinator garden pilot program

A Walmart store in Spokane Valley was selected by the company to participate in a pollinator garden pilot program tdesigned to beautify the grounds while increasing bee and monarch butterfly …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Man hospitalized after driver crashes into Spokane Valley home

One man was hospitalized after a driver traveled across a lane of traffic, over a boulder, through a chain-link fence and into the front of a Spokane Valley home.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Man sentenced for 2016 double murder of siblings

A man who murdered two siblings in Spokane Valley in 2016 was sentenced to 36 years in prison on Friday and will not be eligible for release until after his …

Happy Hour of the Week: Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar Spokane Valley

Details + don’t miss: Small plates are $6-$8 and great for sharing. Draft beers and glasses of wine are $1 off; signature martinis are $2 off; and house wine is …

Groundbreaking launches construction of Ridgeline High School in Liberty Lake

Cars filled an empty field in Liberty Lake last week as the community turned out in droves for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ridgeline High School.

Spokane County, Spokane Valley vote to redirect state sales tax for affordable housing

Spokane County and Spokane Valley could soon have hundreds of thousands more to invest in affordable housing after voting to keep a small percentage of state sales taxes local.