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City Council funds Valleyfest

Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved awarding Valleyfest $30,000 in lodging tax funding for 2012, putting to rest months of controversy. Valleyfest director Peggy Doering said she was …


CVB seeks lion’s share of lodging tax group funds

The majority of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee wants to give nearly all the city’s lodging tax money to the Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau and only two of …


Valleyfest offered funds to not apply for lodging tax funding

The ongoing debate over the failure of Spokane Valley to provide lodging tax funding to Valleyfest this year took a twist during Tuesday’s City Council meeting when a councilman revealed …


Vocal Point: With funding threatened, Valleyfest needs support

Dec. 1 Valley Voice headline read: “Valleyfest granted no funds” It has become very clear how lack of funding will negatively affect a successful community festival. Valleyfest is a volunteer-driven, …


Council rejects Valleyfest request for lodging tax money

Valleyfest director Peggy Doering is worried about securing community sponsors for the annual three-day festival after the Spokane Valley City Council recently decided not to give the festival lodging tax …


Valleyfest granted no lodging tax funds

Spokane Valley’s only large community festival was largely ignored Tuesday when the City Council voted to allocate lodging tax money to three other organizations. Councilman Bill Gothmann made a motion …


Council divided on use of lodging tax

Some Spokane Valley City Council members were displeased by the allocations of the city’s lodging tax money recommended by the Lodging Tax Committee. The committee includes two representatives of area …


Valleyfest celebrates 21 years, still growing

As the Valleyfest community celebration enters its 21st year, the event is still experiencing growing pains. There are significant changes to this year’s “Hearts of Gold” parade at 7:30 p.m. …


Auction will benefit Valleyfest

Probably more than a few people have already marked their calendars for the annual Valleyfest community event, which is set for Sept. 23-25 this year. But before the event can …


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 …


Trout fishing one kid-focused Valleyfestivity

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


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 …


Valleyfest offers more weekend events

The annual Valleyfest community festival is also scheduled for this weekend, with events Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The festival kicks off with the “Hearts of Gold” parade Friday at 7:30 …


Valleyfest organizer honored

As the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce gears up for its annual awards gala, the recipient of one award has already been announced. Longtime Valleyfest organizer Peggy Doering has been …


Valleyfest organizer pleased, looking ahead to next year

This year’s Valleyfest celebration goes down in the book as a success for organizer Peggy Doering. Attendance seemed to be up significantly at both the Friday night parade and the …


Catching the spirit

The 20th annual Valleyfest event in Mirabeau Meadows Park this weekend has a few new attractions designed for kids as well as adults. The hot air balloons will be back …


Planetarium joins Valleyfest

The 20th incarnation of Valleyfest in September will have a few things added and a few things taken away, in some cases because of the faltering economy. “Valleyfest is going …


Valleyfest draws thousands

Spokane Valley mother Heather Hubbard took her two sons, 10-year-old Aiden and 8-year-old Jacob, to Valleyfest on Saturday. The Hubbards ended up watching people square off with two foam rubber …