Archive - 2014 - News Article
Spokane County Fire District No. 4, Stevens County Fire District No. 1 and Department of Natural Resources firefighters along with air support from a pair of firefighting airplanes spent Wednesday afternoon battling a timber/brush fire near Bridges and Division roads.
The fire, believed to have been caused by a downed power line, quickly destroyed a structure and a couple of vehicles, according to preliminary reports.
Deer Park's annual street preservation project project came to an end on Friday. The $234,000 project included the repaving portions of Sixth Street, Seventh Street, Arcadia Avenue and Carol Street.
Northwest MedStar, one of the regionâ€™s premier critical care transport services, Deer Park Ambulance and Stevens County Fire District No. 1 will have a emergency response demonstration 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Clayton Fairgrounds.
The demonstration will allow the community a first-hand look at how these agencies work together in times of emergency
Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) staff members announced on Monday an all-party agreement to settle Avistaâ€™s request to increase electric and natural gas rates for its customers in Washington.
The three-member commission, which is not bound by the agreement, will make a final decision on the utilityâ€™s rate-hike request this fall.
The settlement agreement calls for new rates to begin Jan. 1, 2015. Public hearings are scheduled next week in Spokane for customers to comment on the agreement.
An informational meeting to gauge interest in starting a Civil Air Patrol squadron will be held 6 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the Deer Park Airport Administrative Building on Cedar Road.
Civil Air Patrol is a Congressionally chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force
A tribute to the late comedian and Academy Award winning actor Robin Williams.
Spokane County Fire District No. 4 voters have agreed to a 20-year bond plan that will upgrade some district facilities and equipment.
The $14 million measure was on its way to approval by a 4,516-2,422 margin in the Aug. 5 primary election. The 65 percent approval rating was easily above the 60 percent needed for passage.
Among the fire district bond issue plans is to improve the 30-year-old Station 41 in Deer Park that has outgrown its present space considerations and to upgrade a large portion of the fire districtâ€™s front line response apparatus.
UPDATED: Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, seeking her sixth term, easily beat back challenges from three other candidates in yesterdayâ€™s primary election.
McMorris Rodgers, a Republican, garnered 60,351 (51.74 percent) in the first day of election tabulations. Democrat Joseph Pakootas finished second in the primary with 33,643 votes.
The top two candidates in all primary elections advance to the November general election.
The other candidates were Independent Dave Wilson (13,157) and Republican Tom Horne (9,501).
Gov. Jay Inslee announced today a new extension to the burn ban extension he ordered last week that includes a ban on most outdoor and agricultural burning for 20 counties east of the crest of the Cascades, including Spokane, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties.
The burn ban, which was scheduled to end on Aug. 8, is extended until noon on Aug. 15.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board has issued a marijuana producer tier 2 license to Herbscapes at N26815 Hardesty Road, Suite A, in Chattaroy.