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July 5th, 2012
Blessed with sunny and mild temperatures, many Deer Park area residents took in the annual evening "As American As Apple Pie" concert at the First Baptist Church and the fireworks show at Deer Park High School.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has confirmed another wolf pack and a wolf attack on sheep in northeast Washington.
Using remote video cameras, biologists documented at least five gray wolf pups this week in southern Stevens County. In reference to nearby Huckleberry Mountain, the pack has been named the Huckleberry pack.
The new pack is Washingtonâ€™s seventh confirmed wolf pack, including the recently documented Ncâ€™icn pack on the Colville Confederated Tribes reservation. An additional five packs are also suspected in the state.
Area youngsters received a free gift from the city of Deer Park this summer.
City officials have waived the $1.50 daily fee to use the municipal swimming pool this summer. Swimming lesson fees will remain in effect.
The plan, authored by City Clerk Deby Cragun and supported by Mayor Robert Whisman, is in response to a shortened swim season this year and to see if free use will increase pool attendance.
The city does not expect to open the pool until after July 1.
Spokane County Investigative Task Force detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a residential burglar. On June 8, homeowners near the 3100 block of East Deer Park-Milan Road returned home from an eight-day vacation and found their house had been burglarized. The burglars made entry through a back door to the residence and were recorded on the homeowner's game camera.
Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Mike Northway, who was shot four times during a traffic stop in north Spokane on June 19, grew up in the Deer Park area.
The 42-year-old Northway graduated from Deer Park High School in 1988. He joined the police Sheriffâ€™s Department in 1996 as a corrections officer. He went on patrol duty three years later.
A high school friend, who wished to remain anonymous, said Northwayâ€™s goal while growing up was to be a police officer.
Fellow deputy Matt Spink, who joined the department in 1999, was also shot during the traffic stop.
Details remain sketchy surrounding a high-speed chase that began in north Spokane on Tuesday afternoon and ended with a fatal accident in Deer Park less than an 90 minutes later.
The suspect, originally identified as Charles Wallace by KXLY-TV, shot two Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s deputies during a routine traffic stop at Elm Street and U.S. Highway 2 at around 4 p.m.
In a media briefing, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said one of the deputies needed surgery. He later said both deputies were in stable condition
The Deer Park and Riverside School districts will offer free weekday breakfasts and lunches at various locations this summer.
Deer Park will offer free breakfasts from 8-8:30 a.m. and lunches from 11:30 a.m.-noon from June 18-29 and July 9-13 at Arcadia Elementary and Deer Park Middle School. Free breakfasts will be offered from 8-8:30 a.m. and lunches from 11:30 a.m.-noon from June 18-29 and July 9-20 at Deer Park Elementary School.
A 20-year-old Deer Park man was arrested on June 12 while a Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s deputy was investigating another incident in the city limits.
Deputy Dan Dutton was investigating a domestic situation in Deer Park. While speaking with the homeowner, there was a knock at the front door and the homeowner told Dutton there was someone there to see him.
With the small south Main Street construction project completed, work on the south Forest Avenue refurbishing project will start around June 25.
The project, to be done by Spokane Rock Products, will completely repave Forest Avenue from Crawford Avenue to â€śDâ€ť Street. Sidewalks, curbing and street lights will be also be placed on both sides of the street.
Deer Park Director of Community Services Roger Krieger expects the project to take between 6-8 weeks to complete.
Drivers will get their first chance to try out a new connection between U.S. Highway 395 and the northern half of the 10-mile North Spokane Corridor (NSC)on June 13.
Construction crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) built two gracefully curving bridges at the north end of the route (near the Wandermere Golf Course) and completed a four-lane section of divided concrete freeway linking the NSC with U.S. 395. A fully paved pedestrian and bicycle path parallels the new freeway, connecting to other trails along the route.