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Valley Real Life to host a vacation bible school in June

Valley Real Life in Spokane Valley will host a vacation bible school for area students entering kindergarten through fifth grade in fall 2015. The “Brick by Brick” vacation bible school will take place June 22 – 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Valley Real Life, 1831 Barker Rd.

According to Valley Real Life, the program will include all things from Lego to Minecraft. A family fun night will be held on Thursday, June 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Families are invited to attend the evening event which will include inflatables, concessions, as well as a short program.

Registration for the program is available HERE.

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Southbound Sullivan Bridge closes Thursday, May 7

Southbound Sullivan Bridge closes Thursday, May 7

 

 

The southbound Sullivan Road bridge across the Spokane River is expected to close just before the morning commute on Thursday, May 7 as crews prepare to begin demolition of the aging bridge.  All traffic will be shifted onto the northbound bridge with two lanes southbound and one lane northbound through early 2016.

 

 

Those whose destinations are outside the immediate project area may wish to use alternative routes.  Spokane Valley Mall traffic is encouraged to use Evergreen Road as an alternative to avoid congestion and delays.  Flora Road via Broadway will provide an alternative for those heading to and from businesses located east of Sullivan on Indiana. 

City seeks public's design input regarding new City Hall during May 6 meeting

City seeks public's design input regarding new City Hall during May 6 meeting

 

The City of Spokane Valley is asking the public to share their input and ideas regarding the design of the new City-owned City Hall. A public meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 6 at CenterPlace Regional Event Center at 2426 N. Discovery Place at 6:00 p.m.

 

In addition to City Council members and staff, the design team from Architect's West will be on hand to receive input and share information on certain aspects of the design.

 

The Spokane Valley City Council and staff members have a vision for the new City Hall that goes beyond municipal operations. They anticipate it to be a welcoming place for a community that supports Spokane Valley's unique identity, and provides a catalyst for further economic development. 

 

Additionally, the building will be energy efficient, which the City hopes will help minimize the cost of local government.

 

Spokane Valley drivers can expect delays due to utility work in certain areas

Spokane Valley drivers can expect delays due to utility work in certain areas

 

12th Avenue between Houk and Vercler in Spokane Valley remains closed to all but local access daily from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through Friday May 1 for utility work.

 

The intersection of University at Appleway will be reduced to one lane in each direction around the clock through Friday May 1 at 5:00 p.m.

 

Signs and/or flaggers will direct traffic through and/or around each of these work areas.

 

Drivers should expect congestion delays, and those whose destinations are outside of the project areas may wish to use alternative routes.

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Zerorez Spokane to host open house hiring event April 30

 

 

Zerorez Spokane, a locally owned carpet cleaning franchise will host an open house job fair on Thursday, April 30th.

 

The company is staffing up for summer months, and qualified technicians are still needed.

 

"We believe in making sure we only send out full trained technicians, so it's important for us to find good people now, before the summer rush," said Director of Operations, Christie Hoiles.

 

The company offers a paid 4-6 week paid training session that includes both classroom style learning and hands on in the field activities.

 

During the open house Zerorez hopes to find technicians that fit their culture.

 

"Doing group interviews with the open house format allows us to meet them, and they get to learn more about us too," Hoiles said.

 

Zerorez plans to staff more carpet technicians this summer than ever before.

 

"Our goal is to have 19 techs," said Hoiles.

 

Living with moose presentations scheduled in Spokane area

Living with moose presentations scheduled in Spokane area

 

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff will teach Spokane area residents how to live with moose during three presentation sessions scheduled over the next month.

 

WDFW wildlife biologists, conflict specialists, and enforcement officers will present information about moose biology including habitat use and movements, how to safely handle situations when moose wander into urban areas, and when and where to call for assistance.

 

The free public sessions are:

  • Tuesday, April 28, South Hill Library (3324 S. Perry St., Spokane) 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 11, North Spokane Library (44 E. Hawthorne Rd., Spokane) 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 20, WDFW Eastern Washington Regional Office (2315 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley) 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Steps for Autism 5k aims to raise community awareness for the disorder

Steps for Autism 5k aims to raise community awareness for the disorder

 

A walk in Spokane Valley aims to benefit individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.

 

The Inland Northwest's first Steps of Autism 5k is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th at 9:00 a.m.

 

Organized by the Northwest Autism Center, the Steps of Autism 5k will start and finish at Mirabeau Meadows Park South shelter and will follow the Centennial Trail through Spokane Valley. All ages and ability levels are welcome to participate in the event.

 

"Increased awareness leads to improved health care, education, community support infrastructure; and perhaps more significantly, expanded relationships and a sense of belonging for the individual living with autism and their family and friends," said Dawn Sidell, Northwest Autism Center's Executive Director.