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June 12th, 2014

'Click-or-Ticket yields citations

June 12, 2014

Extra law enforcement patrolling Spokane, Whitman, Pend Oreille and Ferry County roads between May 19-June 1 wrote 286 seatbelt infractions were written, in addition to 70 cell phone/texting tickets.
Last year officers "Click-it-or-Ticket" patrols wrote 297 seat belt infractions and 101 cell phone/texting violations.
In addition, five DUIs, one felony and three misdemeanor warrant arrests, 100 speeding violations, 15 child passenger safety infractions as well as 77 uninsured motorists and 43 suspended/revoked license violations were issued this year.

June 11th

DNR elevates area fire danger

June 11, 2014

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today the following status updates in fire danger rating for the listed counties.
Effective at 12:01 a.m. on June 12, the following changes will be implemented:
• The fire danger will increase from ‘low’ to ‘moderate’ in Spokane, Okanogan, and Northern Lincoln counties, and Stevens County Fire District 1 and 2.
•The fire danger will remain ‘low’ in Pend Oreille, Ferry and Stevens counties, outside of fire districts 1 and 2.

June 4th

Three hurt in U.S. 395 accident

June 4, 2014

Three people were injured in a two-car accident at the U.S. Highway 395 and Crawford Avenue intersection on Wednesday afternoon.
None of the names of the persons involved in the accident were immediately released.
The driver and passenger in one of the vehicles, a minivan, suffered minor injuries and were taken to a Spokane hospital as a precautionary measure. An infant in the minivan was unhurt.
The driver of the other car, who needed to be cut of the vehicle by emergency crews, also sustained minor injuries.

May 21st

Filing period attracts plenty of candidates

May 21, 2014

Seventh District Sen. Brian Dansel, who defeated fellow Republican John Smith in a special election last November, will face another GOP election challenge this fall.
Colville’s Tony Booth has filed for the position. No other candidate filed during last week’s sign-up period.
Dansel will not be the only Seventh District legislator facing an election challenge this year. Incumbent Shelly Short, a Republican from Addy, will face a November general election challenge from Mead Libertarian James R. Aker.

May 8th

Tribune columnist wins NOWA awards

May 8, 2014

Longtime Deer Park Tribune columnist Alan Liere received a pair of “Excellence of Craft” awards at the The Northwest Outdoor Writer's Association (NOWA) at the group’s annual conference in Polson, Mont., on April 26.
Liere earned a third place award in the column of the year category for his “Scratches on the Wall” column in the Tribune. He also earned a third place award in the fishing article category for his Tribune story “A Day on the Ice.”

May 1st

DP's community float unveiled

May 1, 2014

Miss Deer Park Kelli Hughes and Princesses Joanna Goodner and Kelcie Lenz showed off this year's community float on Wednesday night. The float, entitled "Burnin' Love," will take part in the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Parade on Saturday afternoon.

April 24th

McMorris Rodgers to seek a sixth term

April 24, 2014

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced her plans on Monday to seek a sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
McMorris Rodgers represents the state’s 5th Congressional District, which encompasses most of Eastern Washington.
A Kettle Falls native, McMorris Rodgers represented the 7th District in the Legislature before being elected to Congress in 2004, succeeding George Nethercutt.
Chair of the House Republican Conference, McMorris Rodgers is currently the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress.

April 22nd

Mary Walker plans nighttime grad ceremony

April 22, 2014

Due to the conflict with the spring sports state competition schedule (baseball, softball and track) on May 31, the Mary Walker School Board has moved that day’s graduation ceremony to 9 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.
Having the graduation ceremony later in the evening allows those athletes who may become eligible for state competition to compete and then participate in the graduation ceremony. The board decision was made after meeting with the parents of the graduating class.

April 17th

Laslo eager to return to work

April 17, 2014

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Laslo is still recovering from injuries received after being attacked by a pit bull while he and his partner, Deputy Jeff Thurman, where investigating a burglary and assault on April 7 in Spokane Valley.
Thurman said Laslo was scheduled to have surgery earlier this week but over the weekend, Laslo’s condition improved significantly and the surgery was cancelled.
He added that Laslo is finding it hard to sit still as he recovers and every morning runs out to Thurman’s patrol car and puts his nose to the door handle expecting to go to work.

Pair of Easter egg hunts planned for Deer Park

April 17, 2014

A pair of Deer Park area Easter egg hunts are planned for Saturday morning.
Yoke’s Fresh Market and the Open Door Congregational Church have teamed up for a hunt at the church, N205 Main St., at 9:30 a.m.
Eagle Aerie No. 3564 will hold its annual hunt at 11 a.m. at Mix Park.
Organizers of both events remind participants to arrive early.

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