November 7th, 2012
The Republican candidates for Spokane County Commissioner came through victorious in Tuesdayâ€™s general election.
Incumbent Todd Mielke bested Democrat challenger John Roskelley 80,656-69,281 for the District 1 seat. In the District 2 race, Shelly Oâ€™Quinn outpolled Daryl Romeyn 81,281-68,256.
In the Stevens County Commissioner races, incumbent Malcolm Friedman lost to Steve Parker 6,027-5,554 in the District 3 race. In the District 1 race, Wes McCart got past Mark Beck 5,907-5,236.
All the Stevens County candidates were Republicans.
All elections will be certified on Nov. 27.
Updated 8:19 p.m.
According to NBC News, President Obama has won re-election after winning Ohio. The call gave him 274 electoral college votes. A candidate needed 270 votes to win the election.
The Deer Park Stags could not run and eventually could not hide from the East Valley Knights in Thursdayâ€™s Great Northern League regular season finale for both teams.
The Stags, who only had one run over more than 9 yards in the game (a 35-yard run by Dalton Hanson in the fourth quarter), could not catch the Knights 35-24.
The loss eliminated the Stags (3-3 in the GNL, 6-4 overall)) from state playoff consideration. East Valley (4-2, 7-3) was eliminated later in the evening after Colville upset league-leading Pullman.
The Spokane County Engineerâ€™s Office and the Spokane County Target Zero Task Force has received funding from Washington Traffic Safety Commission for the Monroe Road safety project.
The primary goal of the safety project is to reduce the traffic collisions on an 11-mile-stretch of Monroe Road, which has a posted speed limit of 45 mph.
Avista Utilities is offering a cash reward to anyone who can provide information leading to an arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of copper wire from a pair of north Spokane substations.
Avista Utilities personnel in Deer Park reported to Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s deputies that sometime between Oct. 16-24 someone stole more than one-half mile of copper wire from the companyâ€™s substation on Dahl Road. In addition, another 450-500 feet of copper wire was stolen from its Little Spokane substation during the same time frame.
A Stevens County Sheriffâ€™s deputy involved in the fatal shooting near Springdale last week was involved with the shooting of a vehicle prowling suspect at Loon Lake in March 2011.
Deputy Travis Frizzell and Reserve Deputy Nick Wolfe responded to a 911 call on Deer Creek Road on Oct. 19. During the call, the pair came in contact with an armed 66-year-old John Peterson, who was on the phone.
Peterson moved toward Wolfe while pointing his gun. The reserve deputy fired one shot, fatally wounding Peterson.
Deer Park High School was evacuated Wednesday morning following a bomb threat left in the girls bathroom.
The threat, written on a stall, said a bomb would go off at 1 p.m.
Sheriffâ€™s department deputies and Spokane County Fire District No. 4 personnel were dispatched to the scene. Firefighters staged at Deer Park Elementary School.
Students were sent to nearby Arcadia Elementary School.
A bomb sniffing dog from Fairchild Air Force Base arrived in the afternoon. The canine sniffed the parking lot and the school. Students were allowed to go back to the school at around 2:30 p.m.
An investigation continues into a sheriffâ€™s deputy-involved shooting near Springdale on Friday night.
According to police reports, a Springdale man called the Stevens County Dispatch Center at around 11 p.m. on Friday. A short time later deputies arrived at the manâ€™s home on Deer Creek Road and a confrontation ensued.
A shot was fired, hitting the man. Emergency crews on the scene pronounced the man dead.
The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team has taken over investigation of the incident. The deputies were placed on administrative leave.
It is in celebration, mourning and love that we remember our beloved sister, aunt and friend, Miriam Kathleen â€śKatieâ€ť Christiansen. At 92 years old, Katie peacefully returned to the arms of her lord, husband and parents on Oct. 6, 2012.
Katie was born to Edward and Harriet Wolf at the family home near Tekoa, Wash., on July 30, 1920. She grew up in Deer Park and lived there for the rest of her life.
As a young girl, she enjoyed sports, even winning top honors at the state level for her role as the point guard on the team. She went on to graduate in the Deer Park High School Class of 1938.
In a match with deep playoff implications, the Clarkston volleyball team defeated Deer Park 5-19, 22-25, 19-25, 25-9, 15-8 on Thursday.
The win improved the Lady Bantamsâ€™ Great Northern League record to 2-8 while the Lady Stags fell to 1-8.
Clarkston grabbed a quick lead in the first game. A Sierra English kill trimmed the Lady Bantam lead to 9-7. A pair of Jemma Lakewolf kills kept Deer Park close only to have Clarkston close out the game with late kills by Tori Zeimantz and Adriana Arnone.