Archive - 2011 - News Article
On Sept. 16, 1987, Julie Weflen disappeared while doing work at a Bonneville Power Administration substation near Seven Mile. The 28-year-old Deer Park woman was never seen again.
Now, Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s detectives hope her long forgotten work storage locker will yield some clues of her whereabouts.
Spokane County Sheriff's detectives are hoping the contents of a long-forgotten locker could provide new clues in the case of a missing woman.
Area voters went to the polls in stronger numbers than residents in other parts of Spokane County and throughout the state, according to statistics released by the Spokane County Elections Office.
All told, 151,697 ballots were returned to the elections office for the 2011 general election, which relates to a 57.02 percent voter turnout.
The Stevens County turnout was 58.19 percent, while the statewide average is 43.43 percent, down from 50.9 percent in the last off-year election, 2009.
The Washington State Patrol continues to investigate a three-car head-on accident on U.S. Highway 395 near Clayton on Friday that left 56-year-old Spokane man dead.
The accident, near the Williams Valley Road intersection, occurred at around 5:20 p.m. and fully blocked the southbound lane of the highway.
According to the Washington State Patrol, David Robison tried to enter the highway at the Williams Valley Road intersection and was struck by southbound car driven by Andrea K. Hansen of Chewelah. Hansenâ€™s car then struck a northbound pickup truck driven by a Deer Park teenager.
Deer Park Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3067 gave the Gulf War Memorial at the cityâ€™s Bluebird Park a new lease on life on Friday.
The post, through financial and material donations and volunteer labor, revamped the memorial to honor the armed forces the members of the armed forces who were killed or injured in various wars since 1776.
Former VFW Commander Jay Wood hopes the new memorial will make Deer Park known as the â€śCity of Honor and Remembrance.â€ť
Updated on Nov. 21.
Deer Park School Board incumbent Eric Keller and challenger Marie Layman must wait until Nov. 29 to determine the outcome of the general election race.
Keller currently leads Layman 1,390-1,350 for the at-large director position thanks to a strong showing in Stevens County.
Each of the three county election offices that encompass part of the school district will not release another vote count until Tuesday when all general elections must be certified.
A 19-year-old Deer Park man was seriously injured in a one-car rollover accident on U.S. Highway 395 near Hatch Road during the early morning hours of Nov. 8.
According to Washington State Patrol troopers, Daniel P. Cannon-Alexander fell asleep shortly before his 1987 Honda left the highway and rolled over.
Cannon-Alexander, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Providence Holy Family Hospital with a head injury, the WSP said.
Members of the Deer Park School District community are invited to visit schools throughout the school district from 8 a.m.-noon on Nov. 15 as part of the Superintendent's Community of Schools tour.
The guided bus tour will begin and end at the district office on north Main Street.
The school visits will give the public an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the facilities and observe students and staff members in their daily routines.
Spokane County Fire District No. 4 crews were busy in the morning hours of Nov. 1.
Firefighters were first called to a chimney fire in the 25000 block of Monroe Road.
Pat Humphries, the fire districtâ€™s public information officer, said the firefighters were able to save the two-story home by limiting the flames to the attic at around 9 a.m.
Slightly more than a hour later, another fire call reported a mobile home fire at Riverside Village on U.S. Highway 2.
Fire crews from Stations 41, 43, 44 and 46 responded to the fire.
Deer Park SCOPE volunteers will be out in force on Halloween to enhance the safety of children as they roam neighborhoods in search of sugary booty.
Citizens on Patrol (COP), a community safety program that involves citizen volunteers driving through neighborhoods, will provide a visible deterrent. Using retired sheriffâ€™s patrol cars, COP participants can quickly alert deputies to potential or active criminal activity.
The Deer Park City Council chose park security over comfort in the 2012 budget.
Faced with a rapidly shrinking budget (an original $200,000 general fund surplus is now closer to $175,000) the city council continued to try and find ways to save money.
The city council at the Oct. 25 budget workshop decided to fund a $21,700 video surveillance system for Swinyard Park.