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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.

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.

Spokane Valley FD respond to early morning garage and landscape fire

Spokane Valley FD respond to early morning garage and landscape fire

 

Spokane Valley Fire Department (SVFD) units responded to a reported fire in the 1600 block of South Virginia early Wednesday morning. SVFD Engine 7 arrived on the scene at 1:12 a.m. to find a small row of ornamental trees on fire, as well as the end of a detached garage. The tops of two tall ponderosa pine trees were also on fire and a nearby travel tralier was threatened.

 

The response was upgraded to a working fire and additional firefighting resources were immediately dispatched.

 

The crew of Engine 7 initiated fire attack. The main body of fire was knocked down by 1:55 a.m. with the arrival of additional SVFD resources. In addition to Engine 7, crews of Engine 1 and Engine 4 along with one command officer were on the scene. A fire investigator also responded for a total of 11 firefighters and personnel on scene.

 

There were no reported injuries to firefighters or civilians.

 

Forker Road to close Wednesday for guard rail repair

Forker Road to close Wednesday for guard rail repair

 

Forker Road will be closed between Progress and Bigelow Gulch on Wednesday April 8th while crews replace damaged guard rails.

 

According to Spokane County officials, the road will be closed between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. While there, the crew from District 4 will also be removing debris and winder sand from under the guardrails in several locations.

 

A detour map showing alternate routes is posted below.

Man hit by train in Spokane Valley, loses limb

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office and Burlington Northern Santa Fe officials are investigating what led up to a train hitting a man at Trent and Pines in Spokane Valley on Sunday morning.

A Spokane County Deputy told KXLY 4 that the man was hit by a train and also that the man lost a limb. That man was transported to the hospital.

Deputies and railroad officers were out most of the afternoon tracking down which train was involved.

It's not clear what the man was doing on the tracks.