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Donald Morris

Donald Morris, 83, passed away on July 27, 2022 in Greeley, Colorado. He was born to Arthur and Pearl (Welliver) Morris on May 18, 1939 in Spokane, Washington.
Donald moved to California at the age of 17 where he attended and graduated from the College of San Mateo in Northern California, with an AA degree in English.

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Chicken Discussion At City Hall

Mary Hathaway stood up to address the ownership of chickens within Deer Park city limits. There had been flyers posted around town and posts on social media to gather support for the meeting held on July 20th. The room was packed with some people standing in the halls that wanted to be a part of this discussion and hear the response of council members along with city staff. Mayor Tim Verzal has asked Mary Hathaway to represent the group in favor of chickens; she accepted the role with the support of those in attendance who thought it was an eggs-cellent idea.

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Local News

Warning From Avista Utilities

Avista Utilities sent a phone notification warning residents in our area of possible outages. They stated that due to the hot, dry weather conditions and the wind in our area’s forecast, they expect to change the sensitivity of their electrical system today, Friday, July 29th.

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A & E

Johnathan Brooks Places With A Hamburger

Hamburger, a watercolor painting by local Deer Park Homelink student Johnathan Brooks placed fourth in the annual Congressional Art Competition in Washington State Congressional District #5. The painting will be displayed in Congresswoman McMorris-Rodgers Walla Walla’s office.

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Business

Shamrock Glen Grand Opening

The grand opening of Shamrock Glen was held at the newly completed model home just off of Weber Street. The event featured giveaways along with food from Masters Brewhouse and Kona Ice.

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Animals

Chicken Discussion At City Hall

Mary Hathaway stood up to address the ownership of chickens within Deer Park city limits. There had been flyers posted around town and posts on social media to gather support for the meeting held on July 20th. The room was packed with some people standing in the halls that wanted to be a part of this discussion and hear the response of council members along with city staff. Mayor Tim Verzal has asked Mary Hathaway to represent the group in favor of chickens; she accepted the role with the support of those in attendance who thought it was an eggs-cellent idea.

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Community

Deer Park City Wide Yard Sale Coming Soon

We’re less than a week away from the Deer Park Yard Sale (DPYS); held annually during the first weekend in August for over 10 years! Whether you are hosting a sale or hunting for a bargain, this weekend will be a great time

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Sports

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Garden

Micro Your Greens

Microgreens are defined as bigger than seedlings but not full-grown plants. Microgreens include the first couple of leaves out of the ground and the next set of leaves produced after that. From seed to microgreen, it only takes a week to two! In this tiny form, their leaves are so superdense with vitamins and antioxidants that, with some varieties, they can surpass their adult form by up to 40 times in nutrition!

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Schools

Deer Park Rotary Student of the Month Banquet

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID 19 restrictions, members of the Deer Park Rotary Club were once again able to host this annual event at St. Mary Presentation Catholic Church in Deer Park. Twenty-four students from Deer Park, Riverside, and Mary Walker High Schools and their family members were invited to an afternoon of fun, food, and fellowship. The students were recognized with certificates and gifts.

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Technology

AVISTA – 20 Years Into The Future

Avista held their 2021 Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) presentation in an online public forum. Company representatives discussed plans for the next 20 years about Avista’s energy, environmental, and customer service goals

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April 15, 2018

Cougar Spotted In Deer Park Area


Cougar Caught on Game Camera


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April 12, 2018

Six Word Stories April 2018

By now I hope you are familiar with our writing prompt for six word stories. Our last prompt was “When Time Stands Still”; here are some of our favorites. OUR TOP SIX RESPONSES IN RANDOM ORDER • If only it would last longer. – Tristan C • With the final push, baby arrived. – Sarah […]

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April 11, 2018

Springdale Shooting Threat

On the evening of March 21, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office was requested to assist in the investigation of a possible threat of a school shooting that allegedly was going to take place on the 22nd at Mary Walker High School in Springdale, WA. Information was spread via Snapchat and other social media that there […]

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April 10, 2018

Car Prowling and Theft




On the evening of March 18th and into the early morning hours of the 19th,  Deer Park was subjected to a spree of car prowlings. A group of 3 suspects was responsible for multiple car break-ins; items were rummaged and stolen. Most of the criminal behavior occurred in a small area in the northeast part […]

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April 10, 2018

Shear Salon and Spa Has A New Location


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Shear Salon and Spa has recently moved to a new location on Crawford Street.  The crew at the salon is now enjoying a larger off-the-street parking area and more space inside to serve their clients. To celebrate their new location, the Shear Salon family is hosting an open house from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday […]

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April 9, 2018

Junior Contributors! March 2018

March Theme: Signs Of Spring. Nesting Quail By Aidan age 13 Bunnies in Sunnies By Gerrit age 10 It’s Easter and the bunnies are having a race, or how they say it in Dr. Seuss Land: Buns have fun in the sun on Sunday. They run the Funny Bunny Race, and have hot cross buns. Then […]

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April 5, 2018

Studded Tire Removal Date Extension


Pile of old tires.

March 21st, the first day of spring, was filled with sunshine and the hope of warmer weather on the horizon.   March 24th it snowed three plus inches and left Deer Park and surrounding areas covered in a blanket of heavy snow and slush. I could blame specific individuals who had already taken off their snow […]

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April 4, 2018

Rotary Student Of The Month March 2018


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Congratulations to Deer Park Rotary’s March Students of the Month! Riverside’s Tom McNamee has managed the girls soccer and basketball varsity teams, the boys soccer team and for 2 years announced Riverside’s volleyball games. Tom has taken every science course offered at Riverside except computer science and his favorite is biomedical science. His other subjects […]

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April 2, 2018

New Deer Park Gazette Website

Hot off the presses, the new Deer Park Gazette website! The website will feature current local news articles covering a range of topics, from sports to business and more. Articles in the printed paper will occasionally contain a website address that will lead you to more information related to that article.  These will sometimes link […]

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February 28, 2018

Riverside School District Levies

Dear Editor and Elk, Chattaroy, and Riverside Community Members, My name is Daniel, and I am a graduate of Riverside High School. I was enrolled in Riverside School District for thirteen years. Although I’ve moved twice since I graduated in 2013, Chattaroy is, and always will be, my home. Attending Riverside was an essential part […]

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