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Early morning fires displace residents

Fires early Friday in Spokane Valley and Hillyard displaced five residents, including a child, and killed a dog.


Vestal: No wonder if thankless job leaves them cold

It’s 6 o’clock on Wednesday night, and it’s dumping snow. If you’re smart, you’re getting off the roads about now. But the crew inside the small shop in Spokane Valley …


Businessman dealt with stolen metals, hid transactions

A Spokane Valley businessman pleaded guilty Wednesday to several counts of hiding financial transactions concerning the sale of stolen metals and agreed to forfeit about $1.4 million in cash, property …


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 …


Commission won’t back zoning change

Five of the seven members of the Spokane Valley Planning Commission voted to recommend against an emergency comprehensive plan amendment to remove the City Center zone from the Sprague/Appleway Revitalization …


State wraps up audit of ’09 records

Problems that included missing credit card receipts and missing credit card statements seem to be behind Spokane Valley as the state auditor’s office gave the city a clean bill of …


Schimmels backs Bates for panel seat

Spokane Valley Deputy Mayor Gary Schimmels is recommending that Bill Bates, Mayor Tom Towey’s half-brother, be appointed to one of the two vacant seats on the planning commission. Bates retired …


Landers: Valley’s new Barker Bridge erodes soil, high hopes

What do you get nowadays for a $10 million bridge plus the $1 million cost overrun? In the case of the Barker Road Bridge, the public got a new transportation …


Mayor’s half-brother is commission candidate

Among those applying for the two vacant Spokane Valley Planning Commission seats is Bill Bates, Mayor Tom Towey’s half-brother. On the section of the application that asked if the appointment …


Parks agency’s Bischoff wins award for service

City of Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation Department administrative assistant Patty Bischoff was recently recognized for her customer service skills. She received the 2010 Customer Service Award from the Washington …


Quick, slick slope sends sledders to ER

More than 30 people visited the Valley Hospital and Medical Center emergency room last weekend with sledding injuries ranging from broken shins to fractured spines. “They were almost exclusively from …


Vestal: Neighbor lends hand year-round

Good fences make good neighbors, says the cranky man in the Frost poem. But he was wrong, of course. Snowblowers make good neighbors.


Church operates toy store for needy to buy at discount

Santa has opened a workshop inside Opportunity Presbyterian Church and it’s filling up with Barbies, Tonka trucks, Hot Wheels, stuffed animals, craft kits and more. The toys have been collected …


Last year allowed Spokane Valley to fine-tune plowing plan

Thanks to a relatively snow-free breaking-in period last winter, the city of Spokane Valley seems to have handled plowing during its first major snowstorm with ease. “This is a pretty …


Budget less stress for Spokane Valley

While governments all around the city of Spokane Valley have been cutting and hacking at budgets with the equivalent of axes and chain saws, Spokane Valley has made what amounts …


Budget less stress for Spokane Valley

While governments all around the city of Spokane Valley have been cutting and hacking at budgets with the equivalent of axes and chain saws, Spokane Valley has made what amounts …


GPS to track county plows

A year from now, Spokane County residents may go online when snow falls to find out which roads have been plowed. Some road graders and plow trucks are being equipped …


Chester students honor veterans, flag with ceremony

For many children, Veterans Day means little more than a day off school. Students at Chester Elementary School in Spokane Valley know better. They got a lesson in patriotism Wednesday …


Animal shelter plans advance

Plans for a new regional animal-control shelter took a step forward this week when public officials warmed to a site near the county fairgrounds. County Commissioner Todd Mielke said city …


Playground eggs recovered

Two giant fiberglass eagle eggs taken from the Discovery Playground in Spokane Valley last month were recovered Thursday.


Warehouse idea for SCRAPS gains traction

Plans for a new regional animal-control shelter took a step forward this week when public officials warmed to a site near the county fairgrounds.


Revenge goes awry for Spokane Valley man

An effort at retaliation went badly for a Spokane Valley man on Wednesday night. Roger D. Holmes, 39, went to the apartment of a neighbor armed with a military knife …


Spokane Valley native part of federal probe

A former Spokane Valley man and warhead expert is the target of a federal investigation, with federal agents Monday searching his home and stopping him from boarding a commercial flight …


Sunny day brings families out to Valleyfest

Children donning face paint and clinging to balloon animals lined up and anxiously awaited their turn to cast their lines at Fishing at the Falls Saturday. The Mirabeau Falls pond …


Yoke’s closing Spokane Valley food mart

No closing date set


Longhorn pit gets too hot to handle

Spokane Valley fire personnel are on the scene of a working structure fire at the Longhorn Barbecue at 2315 N. Argonne Road. Dispatchers confirm that 10 unis have been dedicated …


Spokane Valley chooses new city manager

In a split decision Tuesday night the Spokane Valley City Council voted to give acting city manager Mike Jackson the job he has held since February after the former city …


Fire damages Spokane Valley home

A Spokane Valley home was heavily damaged by fire late Saturday.


Two Spokane Valley finalists named

West side resident Michael R. Wilson and current acting city manager Mike Jackson have been confirmed as finalists for the City of Spokane Valley city manager position. The city council …


Family, friends remember slain Marine

Joshua R. Dumaw was remembered Thursday as a man of courage, loyalty, and leadership; a man of adventure who had an endless smile for any soul who crossed his path. …