Category: Featured

Gardenspot Roundabout Opening

At the Loon Lake Roundabout, access to Highway 395 from Gardenspot Road will be available by Thursday morning(Sept 29th). During the night temporary lane stripping will be applied, after which the approach will be opened.

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Actions Worth Hearing

Hearing impairment issues have prevented residents from being able to participate fully in City Council meetings. During Deaf Awareness Week, the city council canceled its regularly scheduled meeting. Councilman Caleb Stapp is pursuing solutions regardless of the cancellation.

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5 Questions: Sheriff Candidates Spokane County

Both candidates for Spokane County Sheriff were asked the same questions. Compare their answers side by side. The General Election will be November 8th, this year.
We sent the following questions to both candidates at the same time. Their answers are unedited.

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Deer Park Library Cool Again

The Deer Park Library has officially reopened and returned to regular operating hours. The building had been closed since August 2nd due to an air conditioning equipment failure.

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Watch: City Council Meeting Sept 7th 2022

Property owners outside of Deer Park have requested the city annex their land into the city limits. Architects have been selected to determine what can be done about the city hall building. Cannabis, law enforcement, and the library park were also topics of discussion.

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Delayed – Loon Lake Roundabout

Paving remains on schedule for the 12 miles on Highway 395 in Stevens County between Loon Lake and Hafer Road for completion in October, the start date for roundabout construction will be delayed. An anticipated start date for the State Route 292 and Garden Spot Road detours will be Monday, September 19th. Roundabout construction and detours will still last about two weeks once construction begins.

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Janice Lou Purdy

On Thursday, August 18, 2022, Janice Lou Purdy, a beloved wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully at Hospice House South in Spokane Washington. She was 81 years young. Janice was born to Charley W. and Vera E. Bale on January 16, 1941, in Wapato Washington.

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A New National Bird

Many birds live in the United States of America (USA), and we chose the bald eagle to be the national bird. I know it is not the right bird. Many other birds would be better than the bald eagle, like a different bird of prey, or a bird rejected before, maybe even a bird that is small and famous. The bald eagle is the wrong choice for our great land.

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Pet Emergency Preparedness

Natural disasters, such as wildfires, can require quick and decisive actions. Planning ahead for yourself and your animals can make these devastating events more manageable and help you move with clarity.

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