Category: Local News

What’s In A Street Name?

When I first moved to Deer Park 28 years ago, I noticed that the side street by my house was named Arnim. It was a word I had never heard before and seemed awkward.

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Deer Park Artists Eligible for Spokane Arts Grant Awards

Deer Park artists and arts organizations are eligible for the 3rd round of the Spokane Arts Grant Awards (SAGA), which has a due date of October 1st. Melissa Huggins, the Executive Director of Spokane Arts, a nonprofit that manages the annual grant program, said any artist or arts organization located within 40 miles of Spokane is eligible to apply.

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Featured Adoptable Pet: Clyde and Clifford

Clyde and Clifford are looking for separate homes. Would do best with older/no kiddos, an older dog to help mentor them, and active families. Both are potty trained with a doggy door, and actively crate trained with their foster.

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Livestock Guardian Dogs

In our area, predator/livestock conflicts continue to be a concern, so many ranchers are turning to an age-old solution to these conflicts. Using livestock guardian dogs (LGD) to protect herds is becoming a common method of predator mitigation.

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Local Talent: A Wheel With Many Spokes

A successful art practice is akin to a wheel with many spokes, according to Harry Mestyanek. Mestyanek, a retired landscape architect, is now a full time ceramicist and potter. “You must be knowledgeable [and] proficient at many things,” he adds. “In the practice of ceramics and pottery you wear many hats.”

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Rotarian of the Year

“Rotarian of the Year” was awarded to Joe Feist, principal of Deer Park High School.  The honor was delivered by Wes Player, the outgoing president

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