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Adaptative sports inspire new athletes

Adaptative sports inspire new athletes

Sports are an everyday part of life. We watch our favorite teams on T.V. and we shoot hoops with our friends at the neighborhood park. Most kids play on a sports team, and many are involved with a variety of sports. The ability to participate in a game of basketball or to go for a run is something that most people don’t realize is a great privilege in life. At least for the able bodied.

West Valley looks for input for its future

West Valley looks for input for its future

West Valley School District is working on its 5 year Strategic Plan, and is looking for public input.

One of the district's goals for creating the new plan is to engage a large number of parents, staff, and community members in a focus group format. With the help of a Strategic Planning Consultant it will host 16 focus groups and we hopes to involve 250-300 people involved in the process.

The focus groups will explore West Valley’s perceived strengths and weaknesses, possible opportunities, and potential threats to our progress. The information gathered will be used to refine WV's sense of purpose, to determine our short and long term goals, and the related strategies for accomplishing those goals.

Santa Express opens Saturday

Santa Express opens Saturday

Santa Express opens for the holiday shopping season on Saturday. The annual fundraiser for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery allows young shoppers to pick out Christmas gifts for friends and family.


With the help of Santa’s elves, shoppers between the ages of four and 12 choose and wrap gifts for everyone on their list. All of the gifts at Santa Express are between $0.50 and $8. Parents and other adults can choose gifts and stocking stuffers outside of the workshop at the Vanessa’s Village boutique.

Happy National Adoption Day!

Happy National Adoption Day!

“It's the best work day of the year!” That's what Spokane County Court Commissioner, Steve Grovdahl told me about today, National Adoption Day. As a commissioner, he will oversee some of the dozen adoptions that will be performed today in Spokane.

Among today's proceedings, the adoption of Baby Henry. He is a precious 4 month old, who visited us on Good Morning Northwest (and we all fell in love with him). He has been in the care of Nina and Ben Helms since birth.

They went through adoption attorney, Mark Iverson who hooked them up with a private adoption firm. Theirs is an open adoption, which means, they have regular meetings with Henry's biological mother and siblings.

CVSD needs help to clothe students in need

CVSD needs help to clothe students in need

Times are tough and family families in the Central Valley School District are struggling to make ends meet. It's because of that, The Council Closet was created, a few years ago. It offers free clothing for CV families in need. Now the closet needs your help!

Spokane County Library has a friendly new site

Spokane County Library has a friendly new site

Did you know that the Spokane County Library District has a new website?  It debuted the slick new site earlier this month. It is even compatible with your smart phones.

You'll not only find branch information, but, community events, the digital library AND, can have a question/answer session with a librarian.

Check out the new website by clicking HERE

Chivers donate to Cancer Care Northwest

Chivers donate to Cancer Care Northwest

Fans of popular website The Chive are giving back in Spokane. The Inland Northwest Chapter of The Chive presented Cancer Care Northwest with a check for $1,400 on Thursday evening. Followers of the website held a fundraiser in October.