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Spokane Valley best city for women cyclists

Spokane Valley best city for women cyclists

Spokane Valley was named the best city for women bicyclists by The League of American Bicyclists. The city was selected to top the list of eight communities because the majority of its higher than average bicycle commuter rate is comprised of women.

Target Zero increases DUI patrols

Target Zero increases DUI patrols

From Spokane County:


Target Zero Teams are stepping up efforts to stop DUIs right here in Spokane County.  Washington’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan—“Target Zero” calls for the reduction of traffic deaths in our state to zero by the year 2030.  

Personalized license plates celebrate 40 years

Personalized license plates celebrate 40 years

From the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife:

Test drive a new car and help Central Valley High School

Test drive a new car and help Central Valley High School

News release from Central Valley H.S.:

Ford Motor Company, Gus Johnson Ford and Central Valley High School will be teaming up to Drive 4UR School on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. 

If you come by Central Valley High School that day and drive a new vehicle, Ford will pay CV $20 for every person who drives a car, up to $6,000 for the day.  The proceeds will benefit CV's track and cross-country teams.  One driver per household and the driver must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license.  You'll be asked to fill out a one-page survey to qualify for the donaltion.

Thank you for helping us in a fundraiser where nobody has to buy or sell anything and Ford Motor Company pays our school for your participation!  Thank you in advance for helping us hit our goal of 300 drives on September 29th!

Sprague will close for ValleyFest parade

Sprague will close for ValleyFest parade

Traffic Advisory from the City of Spokane Valley:

Sprague Avenue from University Road to Pines Road will be closed to all traffic on Friday, September 20 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for the ValleyFest Hearts of Gold parade.

DUI emphasis patrol nets more than 100 arrests

DUI emphasis patrol nets more than 100 arrests

News release from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission:

Road work delays expected in the Spokane Valley next week

Road work delays expected in the Spokane Valley next week

The city of Spokane Valley released the following list of traffic alerts to ensure driver convenience and safety. They remind drivers to observe speed limits and use caution driving through construction areas.

4th Avenue between Progress and Sullivan - closed to through traffic from 7:00am on Monday, July 29 until 5:00pm on Wednesday, July 31 for utility work.  Signs will redirect traffic via Progress, Sprague and Sullivan.

Bettman Rd between 11th & 14th - Expect lane reductions and brief driveway access restrictions from 7:00am to 5:00pm Mondays through Fridays, through the end of August for storm water drainage improvements.  At times, 12th Avenue traffic will be redirected via 8th and Eastern.

Montgomery Drive just east of Pines - expect lane reductions and minor delays from 7:00am to 6:00pm through Thursday, August 1 for utility work.