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June 26th, 2014

DP Rotary Club finishing up Mix Park project

June 26, 2014

The Deer Park Rotary Club with the help of volunteers has been busy assembling playground equipment at the southwest corner of Mix Park.
The club has been helped in the project by the city’s maintenance crew and Toner’s Sand and Gravel, which poured the concrete around the play area.
Scott Stevens of Deer Park Plumbing has served as the construction boss as the club assembled the equipment.
The final step in the project will occur 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday as the club seeks community volunteers to help spread the bark-like material within the play area.
A potluck luncheon will follow.

June 19th

Chattaroy man killed in house fire

June 19, 2014

Illegal fireworks are believed to be the cause of a house fire in Chattaroy that killed one man on Wednesday night.
Crews from Spokane County Fire District No. 4 responded to the manufactured home fire on E4900 Chattaroy Road after Sheriff’s deputies noticed smoke coming out of the structure.
The name of the deceased is being withheld until notification of next of kin.

June 18th

Sheriff's Department warns of new motorcycle law

June 18, 2014

Earlier this month, Senate Bill 5141 went into effect changing rules governing motorcyclists on public roadways.
The new law states, in part, that the operator of a street legal motorcycle approaching and intersection, including a left turn intersection, that is controlled by a triggered traffic control signal using a vehicle detection device that is inoperative due to the size of the street legal motorcycle, shall come to a full and complete stop at the intersection.

June 12th

'Click-or-Ticket yields citations

June 12, 2014

Extra law enforcement patrolling Spokane, Whitman, Pend Oreille and Ferry County roads between May 19-June 1 wrote 286 seatbelt infractions were written, in addition to 70 cell phone/texting tickets.
Last year officers "Click-it-or-Ticket" patrols wrote 297 seat belt infractions and 101 cell phone/texting violations.
In addition, five DUIs, one felony and three misdemeanor warrant arrests, 100 speeding violations, 15 child passenger safety infractions as well as 77 uninsured motorists and 43 suspended/revoked license violations were issued this year.

'Click-or-Ticket yields citations

June 12, 2014

Extra law enforcement patrolling Spokane, Whitman, Pend Oreille and Ferry County roads between May 19-June 1 wrote 286 seatbelt infractions were written, in addition to 70 cell phone/texting tickets.
Last year officers "Click-it-or-Ticket" patrols wrote 297 seat belt infractions and 101 cell phone/texting violations.
In addition, five DUIs, one felony and three misdemeanor warrant arrests, 100 speeding violations, 15 child passenger safety infractions as well as 77 uninsured motorists and 43 suspended/revoked license violations were issued this year.

June 11th

DNR elevates area fire danger

June 11, 2014

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following status updates in fire danger rating for the listed counties.
Effective at 12:01 a.m. on June 12, the following changes will be implemented:
• The fire danger will increase from ‘low’ to ‘moderate’ in Spokane, Okanogan, and Northern Lincoln counties, and Stevens County Fire District 1 and 2.
•The fire danger will remain ‘low’ in Pend Oreille, Ferry and Stevens counties, outside of fire districts 1 and 2.

Arnim R. Olsen, 53

June 11, 2014

Arnim Roland "Ole" Olsen, 53, passed away at his home on May 30 after a lengthy illness.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Olsen; two sisters, Monika Olsen, and Sonja Rey; and a niece, Roseanna Rey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elfi and Wesley Olsen. "Ole," as he was known by friends, loved fishing, the great outdoors and working the family farm.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Alfred L. Griffin, 82

June 11, 2014

Alfred Leroy Griffin, 82, SFC, United States Army (ret.) and a longtime resident of Deer Park passed away on June 7, 2014.
Al and his wife, Luitgard, owned and operated Griffin’s Furniture and Al’s Restaurant on U.S. Highway near Riverside High School for many years.
He was an avid bowler.
Memorial services will be held in Deer Park at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Church, S.214 Weber Road, with the Rev. Steven Brehmer officiating.
Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, will be in charge of arrangements.

June 9th

Audrey Forkner, 78

June 9, 2014

Audrey (Oiland) Forkner, 78, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2014, at her home in Spokane.

June 4th

Three hurt in U.S. 395 accident

June 4, 2014

Three people were injured in a two-car accident at the U.S. Highway 395 and Crawford Avenue intersection on Wednesday afternoon.
None of the names of the persons involved in the accident were immediately released.
The driver and passenger in one of the vehicles, a minivan, suffered minor injuries and were taken to a Spokane hospital as a precautionary measure. An infant in the minivan was unhurt.
The driver of the other car, who needed to be cut of the vehicle by emergency crews, also sustained minor injuries.

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