Liberty Lake 2019: A Community Yearbook

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already adopted a student transition plan allowing seniors to remain at their original high school. Juniors and siblings may also opt back. Please see plan details at

Ben C. Small CVSD Superintendent For more, see ad on page 41.

QUESTION: How can my business get more involved in the community — and is it worth it? At Baker Construction and Development, we have a strong commitment to improving the lives of the people in the great community we are lucky enough to call home. It is of paramount importance that we support the community that has supported us since 1951. Our city has some incredible businesses BAKER SPINK and nonprofits working hard to improve the lives of many. While we wish we could help them all financially, we are proud to say our employees donate their most treasured asset with the greatest generosity: their time. From serving on boards and committees to getting out there and actually rolling up our sleeves to lend a hand, great experiences and relationships are built through service. How did we get started? We connected with things that were already important to us. Servant leadership is taking care of those around you before one’s self. We’re proud to partner with many companies and nonprofits that share our values and moral compass. As we head into the future, we’ll continue doing business the old-fashioned way with a healthy sense of humor and treating our clients as an extension of our family. It is a true joy to partner with groups with shared passions for our great community.

Brooke Baker Spink Director of Business Development Baker Construction & Development Inc. For more, see ad on page 29.

QUESTION: Does the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum have Liberty Lake history, too? Absolutely! In fact, in a historical context, Liberty Lake is part of Spokane’s “Valley,” which stretched from the Rathdrum Prairie in Idaho all the way into modern-day Spokane. We have always viewed Liberty Lake as an important part of the Valley’s history chronicled at the museum.


To that end, we have literally hundreds of Liberty Lakerelated items, from a handwritten letter written by Steve Liberty, to doors and bathing attire from the

NEED A RIDE? Spokane Transit (STA) is Liberty Lake’s full-service mobility provider. My other car’s an STA bus. “You don’t have to marry us, just date us,” said E. Susan Meyer, STA’s Chief Executive Officer and fellow Liberty Lake resident. “Using public transit doesn’t mean you never drive, but it can mean you only need to own one car.” So which mobility services are right for you? Fixed Route Bus: Spokane Transit operates 147 buses on 40 different routes, covering 248 square miles within Spokane County. Three of these routes serve the Liberty Lake Park & Ride: • Route 74: Direct access to East Indiana services and Spokane Valley Mall, this route serves the Mirabeau Park & Ride then continues downtown via I-90. • Route 172: Travels from Liberty Lake Park & Ride to downtown Spokane via I-90. Ideally suited for commuters and students as, during peak commute hours, buses leave for downtown every 15 minutes.

original bathhouse on Wicomico Beach, to a wealth of historical photos of the community. Liberty Lake history most certainly lives here! This is just one of the ways that we live out one of our favorite phrases around here: “We can connect you!” Some people want to be connected to the history of their community, but we also have a vast database of genealogical data for those interested in Spokane area family history. As the museum has grown, it has truly become a regional repository, with archives of historical and genealogical data spanning the entire Inland Northwest. We would love to have you visit and discover more about your connection to Liberty Lake, your family and our region.

Jayne Singleton Director, Spokane Valley Heritage Museum Visit for more and see ad on page 41.

• Route 98: Gets you to great shopping, restaurants and services along East Sprague and connects with the Valley’s transportation hub, the Valley Transit Center. Vanpool: Vanpool is like carpooling, but with groups of people who live and work in approximately the same areas that can share the commute to work in a van provided by Spokane Transit. Vanpools cater to long distance commutes anywhere within eastern Washington and north Idaho, as long as the van starts or ends within STA’s boundaries. Vanshare: If you can take the bus most of the way to work, but need a ride from home to a transit stop, or from a park & ride to your workplace, Vanshare can bridge the gap. Paratransit: Spokane Transit takes pride in offering the best possible van transportation to customers eligible for paratransit service under the Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines. Paratransit provides service to over 8,000 ADA-eligible customers, their guests and their personal care attendants.

For more on STA, visit and see ad on page 15.

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