June 30th, 2012
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.
It is with profound love that we celebrate the life and mourn the loss of our mother, Etta Marie Clarkson. Surrounded by her dedicated and loving family, she was welcomed by the lord on June 22, 2012.
Etta was born on Sept. 30, 1919, in Harper, Kansas to John and Ida Phye. She later married James Clarkson on Sept. 24, 1942, in Anthony, Kansas. Shortly after, they filled their home with the birth of their three children, Ralph, Richard, and Jana.
Liesbeth Urbat, 90, a woman of great strength and courage, was called to rest in heaven on June 16, 2012.
Born in East Prussia, Germany, on June 24, 1921, she was raised on a small farm with her father, mother, and brother, Erwin. As a young woman, she found herself amidst World War II. With only days left before a Russian attack on their tiny farming community, families were advised to flee. Liesbeth heeded the advice and fled, only to return to the village later where she learned that her family who had stayed behind had not survived the attack.
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.
Murry D. Cleveland, 83, passed away on June 12, 2012, in Spokane.
Murry was born Dec. 29, 1928, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Marvin P. and Grace Marie Cleveland and attended school in the Sioux City area and received a diploma from the high school in Sargeants Bluff, Iowa. He moved with his family to Walla Walla, Wash., in 1942 where he worked on a cattle ranch. He served in the Navy from 1946-1948 and returned to Walla Walla where he began his auto body rebuild career.
A private memorial service will be held in September for former Deer Park resident Linda L. Allery, 76, who passed away on May 28 in Chico, Calif., with her daughter at her side.
Mrs. Allery was born on May 5, 1936.
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.