April 2nd, 2014
Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Department is providing services to assist in the search for survivors at the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash.
Spokane County Search and Rescue (SAR) K-9 teams have been mobilized to assist in the search. Four K-9 teams are certified in â€śLiveâ€ť finds as well as human remains detection.
Work on the long awaited goat barn has started at the Clayton Fairgrounds.
During the fairâ€™s annual livestock auction two years ago, Willow Jones donated a meat goat as a fund-raiser for a needed goat barn. Rosemary Jones, along with her mother, children, Gail Kersey and Roberta Fuge spent that summer collecting donations and selling raffle tickets for a quilt (created by Sandi Stillman) with all the proceeds going to the goat barn.
The Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Office warns citizens once again about telephone scams circulating through the Spokane area.
For the past several weeks, the Sheriffâ€™s Office has received multiple complaints of individuals calling, identifying themselves as Sheriffâ€™s Office employees and telling people they have missed jury duty and that if they donâ€™t provide payment over the phone, they will have a warrant issued for their arrest.
The GreenHouse Community Center, which had its main transportation rig stolen last week, recovered the converted 1996 ambulance on Thursday.
The vehicle was found on the outskirts of Coulee City, Wash., after a passing motorist
spotted it in a roadside field. The ambulance was missing the large vinyl GreenHouse logos. Instead, the sides of the vehicle had been spray painted with graffiti.
The inside of the ambulance was also trashed with empty containers and food items also stolen from the GreenHouse.0
Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) continues to investigate an animal cruelty complaint on property on the outskirts of Deer Park last week.
SCRAPS investigators, who did not disclose the address of the farm, seized a horse, two sheep and a pig. The animals were taken to a veterinarian for treatment.
Carolyn Michaele Trueblood of Deer Park passed away on March 21, 2014.
Carolyn was born Aug. 10, 1942 in Big Timber, Mont. Carolyn was known for her fine arts painting. Her paintings were shown in numerous galleries throughout the nation. She was also an excellent art instructor and teacher and will be remembered by her many students.
Carolyn was the oldest of four children and helped raise her younger brothers.
Kay Oiland, 78 years of life, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 18, 2014, at her Deer Park home.
Kay was born on March 13, 1936, in Havre, Mont., to Tom and Lucy Wells. She was the second child and only sister to her three brothers.
Raised in Polson, Mont., Kay graduated from Polson High School in 1954. She later attended Kinman Business School in Spokane.
After graduating from Kinman, Kay began working at Jenson Byrd where she met her future husband, Dean. They were married on Aug. 24, 1956, in Coeur dâ€™Alene, Idaho, and settled in Spokane.
Lorraine Amaryllis Ball, 84 years of life and beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend, went home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2014.
She was born in Spokane in 1930. She was a longtime resident of Clayton, who graduated from Deer Park High School in 1948.
She and her husband, Donald Ball, owned and operated the Clayton Drive In (home of the Clayton Burger) and a dairy farm for many years.
Mildred Louise Vinton of Deer Park died on Jan. 27, 2014, at the age of 90.
She was born on March 3, 1923, in Goldendale, Wash.
Mildred was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3067 Auxiliary.
She enjoyed doing her â€śfancy work,â€ť which included knitting, crocheting, quilting, toile painting and hand embroidery.
The number of retailers in Washington illegally selling tobacco to minors is high for the second year in a row.
An annual report that tracks illegal sales shows about 15 percent of tobacco retailers sold tobacco to minors in 2013 â€” thatâ€™s about the same as it was in 2012. As recently as 2009 the rate was much lower, at about 9 percent.