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2011 Archive Articles
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Gothmann saluted as reliable, meticulous city leader
SARP slain in first half of 2011
Wick sworn in as newest representative of City Council
Stocker named Valley Chamber Citizen of the Year
SCRAPS to continue regional partnership efforts
Ledeboer picked to replace Wirt as SCLD director
Council members appointed to boards, committees
Applicants vying for two spots on Planning Commission
Consultant helps navigate Liberty Lake transition
WV, Freeman school districts approve February levies
Council lowers Mission speed limit to 30 mph
Council hears capital projects costs
Liberty Lake council approves budget, reduces utility tax in half
Boundary Review Board holds last meeting
Memory of Valley Christian student to march on in Rose Bowl parade
Council to take up Mission speed limit again Tuesday
Two construction projects receive grant funding
SCLD director search narrowed to two candidates
Millwood approves update of capital facilities plan
Liberty Lake budget hinges on utility tax resolution
Valleyfest not among lodging tax recipients
Valley projects among regional transportation priorities
Sewage plant dedicated, to begin operation
Inaugural Liberty Lake leaders reflect on a decade of municipal service
HUB finds footing as solvent local, regional venue
Council approves 2012 city budget
No significant changes in last few ballots
Valley Fire commissioners pass budget
East Valley levy joins CVSD on February ballot
Liberty Lake council takes slight detour on 2012 budget
U-Hi grad goes from football to frontlines of cancer fight
Council approves speed-limit changes to Indiana
Veteran city administrator picked as Liberty Lake consultant
Wick widens lead over Cline
A responsibility to protect
Reaction mixed to Sprague/Appleway ballot defeat
Wirt turns page after four decades with SCLD
Couplet conversion squashed by voters
Quiet zone options discussed
Peterson back as Liberty Lake mayor, Prop. 1 defeated
Millwood holds first public hearing on 2012 budget
Ballots need to be mailed by Tuesday
Council OKs survey work for Sullivan bridge
Health district budget approval delayed
Liberty Lake council debates pay increases for city staff
New Freeman superintendent celebrates return to rural roots
Council looking to address speed limits in city
Valley bike/pedestrian plan now rolling
County campus may designate smoking areas
Area school districts look ahead to levy votes
Second Harvest celebrates 40 years of community nutrition
Car shows get tires kicked by City Council
Liberty Lake forum features mayor, council hopefuls, Prop. 1 debate
Liberty Lake budget for 2012 includes reduction in utility tax
Commissioners consider outdoor-burning enforcement options
Council passes first reading of bike/pedestrian plan
Arsonist convicted after long legal process
Measure No. 1 addresses animal shelter, potential regional agency
Hafner challenged by write-in candidate for Position 5
Baxter, Padden face off for 4th district Senate seat
Couplet reversion could come down to numbers
Liberty Lake council approves consultant hire to help with transition
Council agrees to fund $150,000 to outside agencies
Fire stations to be dubbed Otis Orchards, Sullivan
New Liberty Lake finance director undaunted by budget process
Council looking at temporary fixes for bridge
Valleyfest 2011 to includes familiar staples, new direction
Behm leaves behind legacy of activism
Meeting sheds light on protections against sex abuse of children
Liberty Lake council takes detour on Transportation Improvement Plan
Helmet law gets unanimous nod from commissioners
Fire District 8 levy hopes to offset property tax losses
Debate continues over Liberty Lake utility tax
SCRAPS pact outlined during Council of Governments meeting
CVHS class of ’50 cherishes ‘simpler time’ at reunion
COLA questioned for 2012 city budget
Commissioners OK ‘Big Rock’ land purchase
Liberty Lake looks back on a decade of incorporation
Potential Liberty Lake governance change has statewide precedence
SCRAPS worker helps displaced animals after Missouri tornado
Outside agencies request city funds
Valley Fire accredited, prepares for 9/11 ceremony
Commissioners wary of regulations targeting rail yard emissions
Greenacres residents, city collaborate on new park
Back-to-school in EV means adjusting to new landscape
Council looking to relax temporary sign codes
Quiet zones quelled for now by City Council
Ponderosa Outdoor Market enjoys encouraging summer premiere
Regional Solid Waste Task Force mulls over options
Pared down ballot question to go before voters
Wick, Cline move on to general election
Animal shelter levy on November ballot
Liberty Lake council seeks improved efficiency in budget process
Activists renew call to deny draft permit for wastewater plant
Valley chamber looks back on 90 years of commerce
Sprague ballot question could be OK’d Monday
City works to reduce impact of Sullivan/Indiana construction
Liberty Lake Historical Society sheds light on community heritage, uniqueness
Proposed methadone clinic gets public hearing
Council keeps Indiana at 25 mph west of Sullivan
Primary ballots in the mail
Liberty Lake prepares for 10-year city anniversary
Community Land Trust works to bolster affordable housing market
Council shoots down St. John Vianney zone change
Bike/ped plan to get further council review
Valley Fire planning open houses, dedication
Liberty Lake council fields concern over utility tax
SVP CEO tackles uphill climb to raise funds for community center
First reading of St. John Vianney rezone Tuesday
Shoreline draft gets scrutiny by City Council
Petition moves Liberty Lake government vote closer to ballot
Municipal parks system juggles logistics, economics
Sprague ballot question to be presented
City stormwater division discerns dilemma of drainage
Commissioners updated on early-case resolution efforts
Support voiced for bike/ped plan at public hearing
New Web site a hit with fire commissioners
Economic development to get extra focus in future
Van Orman mayoral tenure characterized by diplomacy, industriousness
Hearing for St. John Vianney project on Tuesday
EVSD officials encouraged by budget outlook
Fire department seeks public help for Sept. 11 event
Council authorizes new Sprague Avenue study
ABHS contract extended one year
Liberty Lake council receives update on central business district
Southeast Spokane County bids to expand renowned Palouse roadway
U-Hi grad finds success as athlete, referee, broadcaster
Council to be briefed on church rezone agreement
Sewage permits forthcoming for treatment plant
Commissioners agree to beekeeping amendments
Liberty Lake citizen petition could put city manager issue on ballot
Local governments have until October to join trash pact
ABHS hopes to retain contract, sites for rehabilitative programs
Council takes slight detour on Sprague two-way discussion
Council keys in on economic development at retreat
Primary ballot crowded for open council seat
Commissioners look to set hearing on possible helmet law
University grads debate against nation’s best in Texas
CV senior rises above challenge of cystic fibrosis
Thompson humbled by honor as state’s top fire chief
Council to take on budget, Sprague-Appleway
Liberty Lake council ponders change in system of government
MacKenzie Bay property purchase moving forward
Pyrotek expands Valley operation, brings jobs from Mexico
Potential candidates prepare for filing week
City Council hears from regional government experts
Veterans, cemetery recognized in Fairfield
Sheriff’s Office Training Division thrives at U-City site
Ressa to retire after titan contributions as University teacher
Memory Wall honors victims, sends message about substance abuse
Alpine College closure leaves students, staff reeling
COG meeting reviews HUB, STA, Rockford scenic highway
Graffiti abatement effort considered by county
County considering proposal for old YMCA land
Hafner newest City Council appointee
Council OKS more time to study church zoning request
Commissioners agree to seek grant to fund deputies
Liberty Lake Elementary pillars to retire at end of school year
Windermere Marathon showcases local scenery, Centennial Trail
Council hopefuls interviewed
Fatal robbery suspect arrested after nearly 20 years
Neill tapped for Planning Commission spot
EV board, residents mull over restructuring approaches
Friends of Pavillion Park continues to bolster Liberty Lake greenspace
Mountain View to close, 25 layoffs in EVSD
Improvements to I-90 discussed at WSDOT open house
Creach shooting ruled ‘reasonable, justified’
Governor signs cattle truck bill into law
Washington Trails Association works to maintain, endorse great outdoors
Mayor emphasizes positives, progress in State of City address
SARP slain in 5-1 SV City Council vote
EVSD leadership regroups after lopsided bond defeat
Public hearing proposed for possible county helmet law
SARP headed for an exit
Eight in running for vacant City Council seat
Wheels still in motion on Spokane Valley bike/ped plan
Horizon Middle School begins innovative composting program
Concerns raised over church-requested zone change
Taylor finds niche as Connell city administrator
More pressure applied to clean up Barker property
Citizens Academy provides residents with law-enforcement basics
Woodard appointed to Spokane Valley City Council
Revised Indiana extension bid approved
Valley chamber, DeVleming provide training for candidates
Cleanup work on Barker Road slow going
Service Day rallies volunteers to help tidy up Dishman Hills
Potential appointees quizzed by City Council
Commissioners bump jail election to next year
Spokane officials leery of going to voters for animal control
Local fundraiser rallies support for recovery effort in Japan
Outpatient therapy the emphasis at new St. Luke’s site
Quest to fill council vacancies continues
Indiana extension work bid decision delayed
Jail consultant contract extended to 2012
Thompson to retire after tenure as lone finance director
 East Valley residents rally on both sides of capital facilities ballot
Services set for McCaslin
Fire commissioners support Sullivan Bridge project
Consolidation, conservatism highlight ‘State of County’ address
Editorial – Rallying resources in a lifesaving cause
Change of Habitat – Surplus store moves to new site in Valley
Liberty Lake works to resolve disputed Valleyway improvements
Council advances chicken, adult-retail rules
Liberty Lake arboretum ready to sprout this spring
Cattle truck bill passes state House, moves to Senate
Central Valley band teacher marches program in right direction
Area cities reap benefits from real estate excise tax
City considers purchase of maintenance shop facility
Animal control pact may not include Spokane
East Valley School District to run $33.75 million bond vote in April
Vet Center counselor answers call to provide support
Liberty Lake council moves forward with road projects
Work begins on new Valley Fire administration building
Council gets set to peck at city chicken rules
Hafner throws hat into council candidate ring
Jail vote won’t happen this spring
Freeman superintendent to retire after constructive tenure
Commissioners affirm support for cattle truck bill
Baxter chosen to fill Senate vacancy in Olympia
Peterson announces bid to return as Liberty Lake mayor
Paving program proves to be constructive STEP for city streets
Officer injured in panhandler arrest
Future needs dominate council winter retreat
Drama surrounds state Senate appointment
Regional waste board suggested at summit
Valley council takes step to regulate e-cigarettes
CV capital facilities bond falls short at ballot
City Council moves forward to replace Dempsey
Ballots must be returned for CV bond election
City takes initiative in addressing winter road damage
ALTCEW works to scale budget hurdles from state cuts
‘Emergency’ over: City center axed from plan
Prosecutor not filing charges in Creach shooting
McCaslin replacement search continues
Advisory group gathers to discuss Shoreline Master Program
Liberty Lake golf course emerges from budget talks on encouraging ground
Revised STA proposal includes route changes, concessions
Dempsey steps down from City Council
Final vote on city center set for Tuesday
Shea tops list for seat in State senate
Change, reconciliation on agenda for Liberty Lake council
Meetings promote financial support for students
Munson remembered as committed, giving
Council OKs Senske contract renewal
County wrangles with incinerator contract
CenterPlace rally launches campaign for CV facilities bond
Area businesses specialize in addressing winter weather
Services set for former Mayor Munson
City center proposal heading for ‘emergency’ exit
McCaslin retiring from state Senate
EVSD board votes to move ahead with reorganization
Street utility tax advocates to seek legislative support
SARP in council’s sights for second half of 2010 (year in review part 2)
Change arrives in first half of 2010 (year in review part 1)
Readers, writers reflect on Herald’s influence over 90 years
Florence Boutwell knew little of the Spokane Valley terrain, let alone the history, when she enlisted in the U.S. Navy and headed west from New Jersey almost 68 years ago.
City of Spokane Valley sets the record straight
Since incorporating as a city in March 2003, Spokane Valley has gone from an abstract patch of Spokane County sprawl to the state's eighth largest city.
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