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Video: Washington wildfires

July 23, 2014

A look at the devastation caused by the recent wildfires throughout the state.

Lake Spokane study planned at Suncrest

July 17, 2014

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will collect groundwater and aquatic plant samples near the Suncrest community for a study on excess nutrients in Lake Spokane.
USGS will begin sampling in August.
Too many nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus in the Spokane River and Lake Spokane cause depletion of dissolved oxygen that fish and other aquatic life need to survive. Excess nutrients can also cause toxic algae blooms that are harmful to human health.

Fire crews battle large Clayton hay fire

July 16, 2014

Fire crews spent Wednesday afternoon trying to contain a large semi-truck hay fire at Lazy L Farm Service and Supply at 4513 Bellstar Road in Clayton.
Fire crews from Stevens County Fire District 1’s Station 1 in Clayton and Spokane County Fire District No. 4’s Stations 41 (Deer Park), Station 42 (Chattaroy) and Station 46 (Riverside) to the scene. Chewelah Rural Ambulance was also dispatched as a precautionary measure.
Stevens County Sheriff’s deputies were also needed to stem the sudden amount of traffic on Bellstar Road.

DP Rotary Club finishing up Mix Park project

June 26, 2014

The Deer Park Rotary Club with the help of volunteers has been busy assembling playground equipment at the southwest corner of Mix Park.
The club has been helped in the project by the city’s maintenance crew and Toner’s Sand and Gravel, which poured the concrete around the play area.
Scott Stevens of Deer Park Plumbing has served as the construction boss as the club assembled the equipment.
The final step in the project will occur 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday as the club seeks community volunteers to help spread the bark-like material within the play area.
A potluck luncheon will follow.

Chattaroy man killed in house fire

June 19, 2014

Illegal fireworks are believed to be the cause of a house fire in Chattaroy that killed one man on Wednesday night.
Crews from Spokane County Fire District No. 4 responded to the manufactured home fire on E4900 Chattaroy Road after Sheriff’s deputies noticed smoke coming out of the structure.
The name of the deceased is being withheld until notification of next of kin.

A look at the devastation caused by the recent wildfires throughout the state.
Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will collect groundwater and aquatic plant samples near the Suncrest...
Fire crews spent Wednesday afternoon trying to contain a large semi-truck hay fire at Lazy L Farm Service and Supply at...
Deer Park’s Catelyn Frost placed 38th at last week’s state Class 2A golf tournament at The Classic...
The Deer Park softball team, led by an 8-run second inning, advanced into the double-elimination...
The Riverside High School softball team clinched the upcoming District VII tournament’s second seed...

 

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