Category: Local News

Poll: Should Deer Park Have A Police Department?

The topic of a police department in Deer Park has been avidly debated among the Deer Park council members. Jason Upchurch, Deer Park Councilman, opened up to the public about the Spokane County Sheriff’s inability to retain the required staff to serve both Spokane County and the city of Deer Park.

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Construction Starts Monday On Loon Lake Roundabout

Update: WSDOT has announced that due to labor issues the roundabout portion of the project will not start until September. The repaving portion of the project is still schedule to start August 15th. 

The project for the intersection of Highway 395 and State Route 292/Gardenspot Road in Loon Lake starts next week. Travelers will deal with four different stages of detours for the first 15 days of the project.

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New After School Programs – Right At School

Deer Park School District has announced an after-school programs at Deer Park Elementary and Arcadia Elementary to start in the first week of October. In addition, they will be holding a virtual meeting for individuals interested in more information next week.

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August Free Food Distribution

This week marks the last summer food distribution provided by 2nd Harvest in partnership with Faith Lutheran Church. Each distribution has been in high demand, with many local families benefiting.

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Shutdown: Deer Park Library

After the air conditioning system failed at the Deer Park Library, they closed early on August 2nd. They were going to reopen on Monday, August 8th; however, they have extended that to August 15th, and this date is subject to change. Currently, the Spokane County Library District (SCLD) has called the Mobile Service department in the form of LINC to fill in for the services provided by the brick-and-mortar locations, but in a limited capacity.

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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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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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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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Deer Park Rotary Recognizes Sculley’s Automotive

In appreciation of their outstanding support, Sculley’s Automotive was recognized by Deer Park Rotary. Sculley’s Automotive, located on 33 W. Crawford Street in Deer Park, does more than check brakes and change tires. In a recent meeting, Deer Park’s Rotary Club gifted a Community Award to Sculley’s Automotive for their aid within the Riverside High School community.

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Capturing Today for Tomorrow

The Time Capsule Committee is asking the Deer Park community to participate in a historical gift that will not be opened until the year 2121. So that future Deer Park members will be able to reminisce about our present time.

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