August 27th, 2014
Spokane County Fire District No. 4, Stevens County Fire District No. 1 and Department of Natural Resources firefighters along with air support from a pair of firefighting airplanes spent Wednesday afternoon battling a timber/brush fire near Bridges and Division roads.
The fire, believed to have been caused by a downed power line, quickly destroyed a structure and a couple of vehicles, according to preliminary reports.
Deer Park's annual street preservation project project came to an end on Friday. The $234,000 project included the repaving portions of Sixth Street, Seventh Street, Arcadia Avenue and Carol Street.
David Hickman of Richland has set a new state record for the largest tiger muskie caught in state waters, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has confirmed.
The 37.88-pound fish measured 50.38 inches in length and was caught in Curlew Lake in Ferry County on July 26 using a white spinner bait.
"Sometimes you can tell by the shape and width of the head that a fish is big," said Hickman. "I wasn't thinking about whether it was record-sized, I just kept thinking 'I hope my line doesn't break.'"
Northwest MedStar, one of the regionâ€™s premier critical care transport services, Deer Park Ambulance and Stevens County Fire District No. 1 will have a emergency response demonstration 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Clayton Fairgrounds.
The demonstration will allow the community a first-hand look at how these agencies work together in times of emergency
High school football teams across the state opened up practices today. The Deer Park Stags will open up their season on Sept. 5 at East Valley, while Riverside starts on the same night at Timberlake. The Springdale Chargers opener is Sept. 5 at home against Wilbur-Creston.
Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) staff members announced on Monday an all-party agreement to settle Avistaâ€™s request to increase electric and natural gas rates for its customers in Washington.
The three-member commission, which is not bound by the agreement, will make a final decision on the utilityâ€™s rate-hike request this fall.
The settlement agreement calls for new rates to begin Jan. 1, 2015. Public hearings are scheduled next week in Spokane for customers to comment on the agreement.
An informational meeting to gauge interest in starting a Civil Air Patrol squadron will be held 6 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the Deer Park Airport Administrative Building on Cedar Road.
Civil Air Patrol is a Congressionally chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force
Lois Jo Brown of Springdale died on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, with her family around her. She was 76.
Lois was born on July 23, 1938, in Odessa, Wash., to Rheinhold and Josie Lesser. She attended the Ford School and then went to Springdale High School.
Lois was married to Tony Brown for 57 years and together they had five children. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Eli and Peyton Manning try out their rapping skills.
A tribute to the late comedian and Academy Award winning actor Robin Williams.