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Meet Taima the Seahawks mascot

Meet Taima the Seahawks mascot

He’s the Seahawk’s secret weapon, and before Taima the Hawk flies in front of the team at the Super Bowl, he’ll be visiting with the 12th Man in Spokane.


Taima has been the official Seattle Seahawks mascot since 2005 and leads the team out the tunnel before every home game. The famous hawk lives just outside of Spokane with his trainer Dave Knutson. On Friday, The 12th Man of Spokane will be able to visit with the special mascot.

Mustang Raffle Nets $75,000 for Team Gleason

Mustang Raffle Nets $75,000 for Team Gleason

What started over a year ago as a labor of love by some of Steve Gleason's biggest fans in Spokane, turned into a big payday for Team Gleason in New Orleans Sunday.

Gleason's refurbished 1965 Ford Mustang was raffled off before the Saints' home finale at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  Jeffrey Roberts, a Saints fan from Gulf Shores, Alabama, is the lucky winner of the car, which was painted in Saints colors, complete with a fleur-de-lis on the grill.

John Ward, whose son is a childhood friend of Gleason's, along with Steve Maurer and Tim Rattay of Gus Johnson Ford, worked tirelessly on the Mustang for months, after Gleason's father-in-law sent them money to kickstart the project.  KXLY4 featured their efforts in this story last year.

Spokane County libraries partner with World Book Night

Spokane County libraries partner with World Book Night

On April 23rd volunteers across America will share their love of reading by handing out over half a million free books. It’s all part of the mission of World Book Night which aims at encouraging more adults to read. This year, the Spokane County Library District has partnered with World Book to provide Spokane residents to join the mission and share their passion for reading with others.

Decorate a virtual sweater for Toys for Tots

Decorate a virtual sweater for Toys for Tots

Avista has a fun and easy way for you to give back this holiday season. For every virtual Christmas sweater designed on their website, Avista will donate $1 to Toys for Tots up to $10,000.


So far 2,610 sweaters have been generated. The fun online craft only takes a few minutes to put together and can be as personal or goofy as you’d like. You can either upload your own photo or choose from fun characters like a snowman or bear. From there you pick your sweater and start decorating!

CV bus drivers rally around co-worker

CV bus drivers rally around co-worker

From the Central Valley School District:


Bus driver Teri Perry and her husband Don were overwhelmed by the support of fellow CV bus drivers this morning.

Fill the bus with Toys for Tots in memory of 2 U High students

Fill the bus with Toys for Tots in memory of 2 U High students

It was 15 year old Josie Frier's favorite charity, Toys for Tots.  When Josie and her friend, McKenzie Mott were killed in a car crash this fall, their classmates at University High School wanted to do something in their name.  The entire student body pitched in and brought hundreds and hundreds of toys to donate to the local Marine Corp/Salvation Army's Toys for Tots.

The Albertson's grocery store near U High is continuing the effort.  This Saturday, December 14th, you'll see a school bus in the parking lot of the Albertson's at 32nd and Highway 27.  The hope is that people will fill that bus with toys, in memory of Josie and McKenzie, giving children in our community Christmas gifts they may otherwise not receive.  

(There will be for sale on site that you can purchase and donate.)

 

Firefighters rescue deer from frozen lake

Firefighters rescue deer from frozen lake

The Spokane Valley Fire Department rescued a doe from an icy fate on Thursday morning. The deer was found trapped on the iced over Liberty Lake and was unable to gain traction to get to solid land.


Firefighters had to get creative in their rescue after falling through the thin ice during their first attempt. Using a paddleboard offered by a nearby homeowner and an ice rescue sled, the firefighters, wearing ice rescue suits, made their way to the exhausted and stranded animal. They were able to secure the doe and were pulled back to shore by ropes.