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April 14th, 2014

4-H alumnus, McMorris Rodgers recognized

April 14, 2014

National 4-H Council recognized U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers along with other congressional leaders and Congressional 4-H alumni during a 4-H Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill on April 9.
The breakfast, hosted by Sens. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Reps. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md), is designed to spotlight the importance of positive youth development programs in addressing urgent challenges facing America's youth and to thank Congress for its support of positive youth development through 4-H programs.

April 9th

DNR fire season starts Tuesday

April 9, 2014

Wildfire season officially begins April 15, as specified by state law, and already 20 forest fires have been reported this year on lands protected by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Washington’s “summer fire rules” are in effect through Oct. 15. These rules apply to the 13 million acres of private and state forestlands protected from wildfire by DNR.

April 8th

DP Habitat for Humanity duplex to get a new look

April 8, 2014

Habitat for Humanity, which builds and repairs houses worldwide using volunteer labor and donations, will put the finishing touches on a newly completed duplex in Deer Park at 1 p.m. on Thursday.
Volunteers from 10 local Sherwin-Williams stores and Habitat for Humanity will donate paint, materials and labor to refresh the exterior of the duplex, putting a fresh coat of paint on a new home for deserving Habitat for Humanity families.

April 7th

RMS pair earns spot in statewide video competition

April 7, 2014

The documentary video produced by Riverside Middle Schoolers Olivia Willis and Cody Main, entitled “Savior of a Broken World, an examination of the rights and responsibilities associated with the rules of war, was among the winners in the National History Day competition at the University of Eastern Washington earlier this year.
The video will advance to the state history day competition in May in Auburn.

April 2nd

Sheriff's Department helps with Oso mudslide SAR

April 2, 2014

Spokane County Sheriff’s Department is providing services to assist in the search for survivors at the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash.
Spokane County Search and Rescue (SAR) K-9 teams have been mobilized to assist in the search. Four K-9 teams are certified in “Live” finds as well as human remains detection.

April 1st

Barn construction underway at Clayton Fairgrounds

April 1, 2014

Work on the long awaited goat barn has started at the Clayton Fairgrounds.
During the fair’s annual livestock auction two years ago, Willow Jones donated a meat goat as a fund-raiser for a needed goat barn. Rosemary Jones, along with her mother, children, Gail Kersey and Roberta Fuge spent that summer collecting donations and selling raffle tickets for a quilt (created by Sandi Stillman) with all the proceeds going to the goat barn.

March 30th

Sheriff Department warns of phone scam

March 30, 2014

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office warns citizens once again about telephone scams circulating through the Spokane area.
For the past several weeks, the Sheriff’s Office has received multiple complaints of individuals calling, identifying themselves as Sheriff’s Office employees and telling people they have missed jury duty and that if they don’t provide payment over the phone, they will have a warrant issued for their arrest.

March 28th

GreenHouse's stolen ambulance recovered

March 28, 2014

The GreenHouse Community Center, which had its main transportation rig stolen last week, recovered the converted 1996 ambulance on Thursday.
The vehicle was found on the outskirts of Coulee City, Wash., after a passing motorist
spotted it in a roadside field. The ambulance was missing the large vinyl GreenHouse logos. Instead, the sides of the vehicle had been spray painted with graffiti.
The inside of the ambulance was also trashed with empty containers and food items also stolen from the GreenHouse.0

March 27th

SCRAPS investigating animal abuse case

March 27, 2014

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) continues to investigate an animal cruelty complaint on property on the outskirts of Deer Park last week.
SCRAPS investigators, who did not disclose the address of the farm, seized a horse, two sheep and a pig. The animals were taken to a veterinarian for treatment.

March 26th

Underage tobacco sales still on the rise

March 26, 2014

The number of retailers in Washington illegally selling tobacco to minors is high for the second year in a row.
An annual report that tracks illegal sales shows about 15 percent of tobacco retailers sold tobacco to minors in 2013 — that’s about the same as it was in 2012. As recently as 2009 the rate was much lower, at about 9 percent.

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