Archive - Aug 2013 - News Article
The first day of school for some Deer Park students had a memorable ending, as they were involved in a school bus-car accident at the on Herman Road on Wednesday afternoon.
According to KHQ-TV, it appeared the driver of the car pulled out of public driveway and did not see the bus as it traveled on the unimproved road.
Now is your chance to get an 18-hour inside look at Washington State Patrol operations, courtesy of Twitter and Facebook. WSP will present a #daywithWSP, tweeting events that are happening around the state in real-time, starting at 6 a.m. on Aug. 29.
Most people are familiar with troopers in white cars who respond to collisions and disabled vehicles. Less well-known are WSP employees who play key roles in keeping the public safe on the roads, at their places of business and in their homes.
Hundreds of Deer Park students and parents flocked to Arcadia Elementary School on Monday for the second annual We Heart Deer Park celebration.
Sponsored by several area churches, the celebration featured several community organization informational booths, free school supplies and various forms of games and musical entertainment. The GreenHouse Community Center passed out free food boxes while a pair of barbers offered free haircuts to students.
The event also allowed students to all visit their classrooms before the start of school on Aug. 28.
On Sunday, Rachel Johnson (center) was crowned the 2014 Clayton Community Fair Queen. Johnson was a fair princess last year. Her 2014 royalty will be Princesses Jewelia Stage (left) and Rylee Thompson.
Various branches of Libraries of Stevens County, including the one at Loon Lake, will be closed over the next month to complete technology upgrades.
Most branches will be closed for two consecutive days to allow for equipment upgrades and installation and staff training. Only one branch will be closed at a time.
The library district currently uses Microsoft XP, but many current Microsoft programs cannot be accessed with that operating system, hence the need for the equipment change.
The equipment upgrades will also include replacing some of the library districtâ€™s older computers.
Spokane County Superior Court Judge Greg Sypolt, who issued a no-contact order between convicted Deer Park murderer Clay Starbuck and his three minor children until they become legal adults, upheld his ruling last week.
Sypolt made the original ruling on July 18 when he sentenced Starbuck to life in prison without parole for the Dec. 11 murder of his ex-wife, Chanin, in her Deer Park home.
Starbuckâ€™s attorneys claim that the defendant subjected his children to no psychological or physical harm while he was a parent, according to KREM-TV.
Incumbent Seventh District Sen. John Smith easily beat back challenges from a pair of fellow Republicans in the Aug. 6 primary election.
Smith has garnered 8,631 votes in the preliminary ballot count on Wednesday afternoon. Brian Dansel sits in second place with 4,900 votes and appears to be Smithâ€™s opponent in the general election.
Mike Brunson is in third place with 3,618 votes.
City officials expect construction on the first section of south Main Street could begin within the next week.
Director of Community Services Roger Krieger said a pre-construction meeting with Cargile Construction will be held early next week and he would be surprised if the actual work did not begin by early next week.
The project will rebuild Main Street from the U.S. Highway 395 entrance to Crawford Avenue.
The first section from the highway to the â€śHâ€ť Street roundabout will be done this year with the rest of the street work planned for 2014.