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August 20th

Tentative agreement reached on Avista rate hike plan

August 20, 2014

Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) staff members announced on Monday an all-party agreement to settle Avista’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 utility’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.

August 19th

Civil Air Patrol squadron may start at DP Airport

August 19, 2014

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

August 12th

Video: A Robin Williams tribute

August 12, 2014

A tribute to the late comedian and Academy Award winning actor Robin Williams.

August 7th

SCFD4 bond issue headed for passage

August 7, 2014

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 district’s front line response apparatus.

August 6th

McMorris Rodgers prevails in primary election

August 6, 2014

UPDATED: Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, seeking her sixth term, easily beat back challenges from three other candidates in yesterday’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).

August 1st

Update: Governor extends regional burn ban

August 1, 2014

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.

July 31st

Chattaroy business receives marijuana license

July 31, 2014

The Washington State Liquor Control Board has issued a marijuana producer tier 2 license to Herbscapes at N26815 Hardesty Road, Suite A, in Chattaroy.

Video: Sharknado2 swallowing up television viewers

July 31, 2014

Sharknado2 swallowing up television viewers

July 29th

Deer Park narrowly misses 100

July 29, 2014

Deer Park came close but just missed out on topping the century mark today.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Deer Park reached 98 degrees at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. (it registered 97 degrees at 3 p.m.) today.
The Weather Channel listed the city’s high temperature today at 99 degrees.
Intellicast.com, which tracks historical weather data for every zip code, reported Deer Park’s record high for July 29 is 99 degrees set in 2003.
Deer Park will have another chance to top 100 degrees tomorrow as the forecast calls for high temperature of 97 degrees.

July 28th

Video A dog-gone happy canine

July 28, 2014

Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) staff members announced on Monday an all-party agreement to settle Avista...
An informational meeting to gauge interest in starting a Civil Air Patrol squadron will be held 6 p.m. on Aug. 22 at...
A tribute to the late comedian and Academy Award winning actor Robin Williams.
High school football teams across the state opened up practices today. The Deer Park Stags will...
Eli and Peyton Manning try out their rapping skills.
Head coach discusses his team's performance against the Denver Broncos on Thursday.

 

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