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Debbie Long, a 10-year resident of Liberty Lake, recently stepped in as the event chair for the 2nd annual Liberty Lake Relay For Life.

Running the show Relay For Life kicks off 2012 planning with new event chair By Kelly Moore Splash staff writer

Last August, Liberty Lake celebrated its inaugural Relay For Life event with a skeleton crew of volunteers. The event went down with only four chair positions filled on the planning committee and still managed to raise more than $10,000 for the American Cancer Society. As efforts for the second year start to ramp up, organizers are enjoying the benefits of added interest and manpower. Almost all chair positions are filled with the event still about six months away, including the event chair designated as the go-to leader. Ten-year Liberty Lake resident Debbie Long stepped in at the helm last fall, and volunteers are starting to rally under her guidance. The Splash caught up with Long to find out more about what’s in store for the second annual event and how people can get involved.

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So how did you get reeled into this responsibility?

Well actually, there was an article in The Splash. It was talking about filling up committee positions for the Relay, so I actually cut it out

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Family Husband, Rich Rivas; three children; four grandchildren

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and put it on my desk so I’d remember to call. Probably a week or two went by, and I totally forgot about it. I hadn’t done any kind of volunteering since I moved to this area, and that was about 10 years ago. I was telling my friend, “It’s time to do something.” A couple days later, that friend saw something about Relay and called me up. She said, “Hey just saw something, and I think it’s perfect for you.” It was kind of funny how it worked out. I stopped what I was doing and called Liberty Lake’s American Cancer Society representative. Q: What kind of volunteer work had you done before moving here? A: I did a lot of volunteer work with my

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About The Liberty Lake Splash 2310 N. Molter Road, Suite 305 Liberty Lake, WA 99019 Phone: 242-7752; Fax: 927-2190 www.libertylakesplash.com The Splash is published weekly on Thursdays and is distributed free of charge to every business and residence in the greater Liberty Lake area. Additional copies are located at more than 100 drop-off locations in Liberty Lake and Otis Orchards.

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Calendar JANUARY 19 Noon: LL Centennial Rotary meeting, Liberty Lake Sewer and Water Building, 22510 E. Mission Ave. JANUARY 21 10:30 a.m.: Knitting class, LL Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. JANUARY 23 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Liberty Lake Senior Lunch Program, Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive 6:30 p.m.: Central Valley School Board meeting, 19307 E. Cataldo JANUARY 24 5 to 7 p.m.: Winter Carnival, Liberty Lake Elementary School, 23606 E. Boone Ave. 6 p.m.: FRIENDS of the Liberty Lake Municipal Library meeting, 23123 E. Mission Ave. JANUARY 25 6:45 a.m.: Liberty Lake Kiwanis meeting, Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Liberty Lake Senior Lunch Program, Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive Noon to 1 p.m.: Liberty Lake Lions Club meeting, Barlows Family Restaurant, 1400 N. Meadowwood Lane 5:45 p.m.: Liberty Lake Toastmasters, Liberty Lake Sewer and Water Building, 22510 E. Mission Ave. JANUARY 26 Noon: LL Centennial Rotary meeting, Liberty Lake Sewer and Water Building, 22510 E. Mission Ave.

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Pair of Saturday classes coming to library Aspiring knitters and e-readers can benefit from a pair of Saturday classes coming this month to the Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. A knitting class will be held this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for people wanting to learn to knit, working through a problem project or just wanting to knit with fellow enthusiasts. Ongoing drop-in Saturday classes will also be held starting immediately for patrons who would like to learn more about reading or checking out books on Kindles, Nooks, smart phones, iPads or other such devices. These classes are planned from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the quiet reading room each Saturday in January and February. No registration is required. For more information, contact the library at 232-2510.

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Mogen speaks at Kiwanis meeting Wednesday's 6:45 a.m. meeting of the Liberty Lake Kiwanis Club will feature Liberty Lake Municipal Library Director Pamela Mogen presenting a book review of Clyde Edgerton’s “Walking Across Egypt.” The club meets weekly at City Hall, and the public is invited to attend whether they have read the book or not.

Residents invited to Rotary Today's (Jan. 19) meeting of the Liberty Lake Centennial Rotary Club will feature a presentation by Central Valley School District Superintendent Ben Small on the scheduled Feb. 14 levy. The meetings, held at noon each Thursday at the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Ave., are open to the public.

See BRIEFS, page 13

News Briefs Tan honored by VFW Michael Tan, a Liberty Lake resident and senior at Classical Christian Academy in Post Falls, was awarded first place in one of seven districts in the State of Idaho for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Competition. Tan traveled to Boise to attend the Idaho state VFW banquet last Saturday. "This has been an exciting experience, TAN and I am honored to have been selected by the VFW to be a spokesperson for freedom,” Tan said.

Wolf named to honor roll

Subscriptions Liberty Lake residents receive a complimentary copy each Thursday. Subscriptions for U.S. postal addresses outside of the 99019 ZIP code cost $50 for 52 weeks and $30 for 26 weeks. Send a check and subscription address to P.O. Box 363, Liberty Lake, WA 99019 or call 242-7752 for more information.

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Rebecca Wolf of Liberty Lake was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll at Montana State University in Bozeman for the fall 2011 semester. Students must achieve grade point averages of 3.5 or above to qualify for the honor.

Hartman completes basic training Navy Seaman Recruit Amanda M. Hartman, granddaughter of Dennis and Joan Cocchiarella of Liberty Lake, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Hartman is a 2011 graduate of Central Valley High School.

Board of County Commissioners selects 2012 leadership Spokane County commissioners Todd Mielke and Mark Richard were elected 2012 board chair and vice-chair, respectively, in an administrative meeting of the county’s

Board of Commissioners earlier this month. The three-member board also includes Al French.

City accepting applications for open Council seat The Liberty Lake City Council is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving out the remaining term for Position 6, which extends until Dec. 31, 2013. State law requires that a Council member be a resident of Liberty Lake for at least a year and a registered voter at the time of application. Applications must be delivered to City Hall by 4 p.m. Jan. 25. Complete information on how to apply for the position can be found at www. libertylakewa.gov or at City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive. Questions may be directed to Interim City Administrator Mike Cecka at 755-6728. Mailed applications must arrive no later than the due date or can be delivered in person or faxed to 755-6713. E-mail is not an acceptable form of submission.

Wood stove upgrade vouchers available Eligible Liberty Lake-area residents can apply for $500-$1,000 discount vouchers to upgrade their old wood stoves/inserts to cleaner, more efficient heating devices including wood, pellet and gas stoves/inserts, and "mini-split system" ductless heat pumps, announced the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. The program is being administered by Spokane Clean Air with funding from the Washington State Department of Ecology. Funding is limited and expected to cover 125-140 change-outs. For more information, visit www.spokanecleanair.org/wood_ stove_changeout.asp or call 477-4727.


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The Liberty Lake City Council voted Tuesday to unfreeze the 2 percent meritbased salary increase for city employees who may qualify, retroactive to Jan. 1. The decision came at the recommendation of Interim City Administrator Mike Cecka, who reported completion of a staff salary study. During December deliberations on the 2012 budget, the Council deferred action on salary changes for all staff members — with the exception of police department employees, whose salaries are predetermined by a union contract — pending the preparation and consideration of a comprehensive salary structure study. Cecka said he found three director positions and eight mid-level positions were within 10 percent of the average salary as based on information from the Association of Washington Cities and needed no adjustment. One director position, four midlevel positions and three support positions were more than 10 percent below what he deemed an acceptable average, and one position currently makes more than 10 percent above the AWC average. In addition to recommending a lift of the salary freeze, Cecka recommended conducting a detailed review of all job descriptions and salary schedules by July 1. As part of the review, he also suggested the Council devise a plan to get employees with salaries more than 10 percent below the average “caught up” to appropriate levels of pay. Council members also discussed “phase one” of the civic center development proposed Jan. 3 by Mayor Steve Peterson.

Community Development Director Doug Smith said expansion of the Farmers Market and providing parking for vehicles overflowing from the STA lot were motivating factors for the development. He showed a conceptual drawing of phase one that included 40 parking stalls, sidewalks, landscaping, street frontage improvements, public restrooms and an amphitheater. Councilman Odin Langford questioned whether 40 parking stalls limited the city’s plans for the 6.4 acres it owns at Appleway and Signal. In other business: • A special meeting was scheduled for Jan. 31 to interview applicants for the Council position recently vacated by Ryan Romney. A selection and swearing in is expected to take place at that time. Council members will also form subcommittees and name a mayor pro tem at the meeting. • Cecka updated the Council on the process to hire a permanent city administrator, presenting a proposed job description. He said a reasonable salary range for the position is $95,000 to $125,000. The Council budgeted $120,000 for the position, with another $40,000 allotted to benefits. Cecka said he planned to present a timeline for making the hiring at the next regular meeting. • The Council discussed possible amendments to meeting rules and procedures, providing input on suggestions Cecka made concerning absences, public comment and participation by telephone. Based on input, Cecka said he planned to draft amendments to the rules for the Council to vote on at the next regular meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at City Hall.

Introducing a knitting class at the Library Starting Saturday, Jan. 21 • 10:30 a.m. Liberty Lake Municipal Library is offering a new knitting class beginning Saturday, January 21 at 10:30 for anyone who would like to learn to knit, for those with a problem project, or for those who would like to knit with fellow enthusiasts.

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eReader drop-in classes at the Library Saturdays in Jan. and Feb. • 10:30 a.m. - Noon Liberty Lake Municipal Library announces drop-in classes on Saturday mornings for those who need help with eReaders such as Kindles, Nooks, smartphones and iPads. The classes will be offered Saturdays from 10:30 - 12:00 in the Quiet Reading Room during January and February. No registration is required.

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CVHS Sports Roundup Cheer 1: Austin Rehkow, Central Valley Boys Basketball Rehkow, a junior, averaged nearly 19 points a game during CV’s recent threegame stretch versus University, Mead and Lewis and Clark high schools. Rehkow had a high of 21 points versus Lewis and Clark and also knocked in eight 3-pointers over the course of the three games.

Cheer 2: Katie Estey, Central Valley Girls Basketball Estey, a senior, averaged nearly 15 points a game during the Bears recent three wins over University, Mead and Lewis and Clark high schools. Estey had a high of 18 points against Mead High School while also knocking in all eight of her free throw attempts.

Cheer 3: Brooke Gallaway, Central Valley Girls Basketball Gallaway, a senior and the leading scorer for the Bears, averaged nearly 20 points a game during CV’s three league wins over the last week of GSL action. Gallaway went 25 of 29 from the free throw line over the course of the three games while posting a high of 23 points vs. Mead.

Boys basketball wins three The CV boys basketball team picked up three wins over the past week while also moving into a tie for first place in the GSL. The Bears defeated University 56-50, Mead 71-50 and Lewis and Clark 60-51 as they advanced their conference record to 8-2. Against University, the Bears trailed by four heading into the fourth quarter before outscoring the Titans 21-11 to close the game and pick up the win. The Bears were paced by Austin Rehkow, who had 17 points as CV knocked down eight 3-pointers in the win. Against Mead, the Bears had a slim lead of two points at the half before outscoring Mead 44-25 in the second half as they cruised to victory. Rehkow again led the way for the Bears, pouring in 18 points, while Adam Chamberlain put in 13 points and Garrett Sawyer added 12 for the Bears, who again made eight 3-pointers in the win. The Bears final win over the last week was against Lewis and Clark. The team rallied from six down in the fourth quarter by outscoring LC 23-8 to pick up the win. Rehkow continued his strong play by scoring a game-high 21 points, help-

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ing the Bears move into a tie for first place in the GSL.

Girls basketball keeps winning The CV girls basketball team continued its undefeated start to the season, picking up three league wins over the last week of GSL action. The Bears defeated University 64-48, picked up a 70-60 win over Mead and posted a convincing 56-36 win over defending state champion Lewis and Clark. Against University, the Bears trailed by two after the first quarter but used a 19-8 difference to open a lead at the half which they never relinquished. The Bears were led by Katie Estey and Brooke Gallaway, who both had 15 points, while Chantelle Fitting and Madison Hovren added 12 apiece. The Bears win vs. Mead featured a huge fourth quarter, which saw the Bears overcome a five-point deficit as they outscored the Panthers 27-12 to secure the win. The Bears got a big game from Estey, who had 18 points while connecting on all eight of her free throw attempts and Gallaway, who scored 23 points while making 11 of her 12 free throw attempts. CV outscored Mead by 14 from the free throw line, connecting on 23 of 25 attempts.

See ROUNDUP, page 15

CV cheerleaders host camp The Central Valley High School cheerleaders will be hosting a cheer camp for girls ages 5-14 on Saturday. The camp, which will go from 9 a.m. to noon, costs $25 if participants pre-register or $35 the day of the camp. The CV cheerleaders will be teaching dances and cheers at the camp, while participants will also get a T-shirt along with pompoms and be invited to perform with the CV cheerleaders at the Central Valley basketball game on Tuesday. Registration forms are available online at www. cvsd.org/centralvalley/http_www_1_2.asp, while questions can be directed to Assistant Coach Carly Jordan at CentralValleyCheerleading@gmail.com.

Little league registration begins Registration for the Riverview Little League is now open online at www.riverviewlittleleague.com, or interested participants can register at the group’s next walkup registration which will be held at Liberty Lake Elementary or Round Table Pizza at Sprague and Sullivan Feb. 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A copy of the player’s birth certificate and proof of residency must accompany registration. Bring in a $500 sponsorship and the player’s registration is free, or if families register three or more kids there is a $20 discount on registration. Registration fees can be found at the league website or call 855-540-BALL for more information.

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GSL Standings Team League Overall Central Valley 8-2 9-3 Gonzaga Prep 8-2 8-4 Shadle Park 7-3 9-3 University 7-3 9-3 Ferris 6-4 8-4 Lewis and Clark 6-4 8-4 Rogers 3-7 4-7 Mt. Spokane 2-8 3-9 North Central 2-8 2-10 Mead 1-9 1-11 Results 1/10 CV. vs. University 56-50 W 1/13 CV. vs. Mead 71-50 W 1/14 CV. vs. Lewis & Clark 60-51 W

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GSL Standings Team League Overall Central Valley 10-0 12-0 Gonzaga Prep 8-2 10-2 University 7-3 9-3 Lewis and Clark 7-3 7-5 Shadle Park 6-4 7-5 Mead 5-5 5-7 North Central 3-7 3-9 Ferris 2-8 4-8 Mt. Spokane 2-8 3-9 Rogers 0-10 1-11 Results 1/10 CV. vs. University 64-48 W 1/13 CV. vs. Mead 70-60 W 1/14 CV. vs. Lewis & Clark 56-36 W

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Police Report The following incidents, arrests, calls for service and citations were reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department Jan. 9-16.

Incidents and arrests • Distressed caller — At 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10, LLPD was dispatched to the area of Colonial Court and Maxwell Avenue for an unknown trouble. Dispatch advised that someone in the area had called 911 from a cell phone, and in the background people can be heard talking about a fight. Because the call came in from a cell phone, an exact location could not be determined. Officers checked the area and contacted several homes but could not locate the source of the call. • Suspended license — A 26-year-old Otis Orchards man was arrested at 11 p.m. Jan. 9 at Liberty Lake Road and Appleway Avenue for a suspended license. The vehicle was initially stopped for an equipment violation. • Two-car accident — At 8:10 a.m. Jan. 11, LLPD was dispatched to the 22300 block of Appleway Avenue for a two-car non-injury accident. The at-fault driver was issued an infraction for following too close and having no insurance. • Suspended license — A 33-year-old Liberty Lake man was arrested at 7 a.m. Jan. 14 at Harvard Road and Mission Avenue for driving with a suspended license. • DUI — A 40-year-old Coeur d’Alene woman was arrested at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Appleway Avenue and Broadway Avenue for DUI. The vehicle was initially stopped for a speeding violation, going 55 mph in a 35 mph zone. • Disturbance — At 2 p.m. Jan. 15, LLPD was dispatched to the 100 block of North Mitchell Court for a disturbance. Officers determined the disturbance was over a civil issue regarding property. • Civil complaint — At 6 p.m. Jan. 14, LLPD was dispatched to a civil problem at the 1200 block of North Fairway Road. The complainant called the police regarding a custody exchange with a child. An officer

stood by while the custody exchange took place. • Stolen vehicle — At 2 a.m. Jan. 16, LLPD was dispatched to the 21200 block of Country Vista Drive for a stolen vehicle report. LLPD was advised that the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a pursuit with a vehicle in the Valley they suspected was stolen from Liberty Lake. When the officer made contact with the owner of the vehicle, she thought the vehicle was still parked in the parking lot of the complex. Officers lost sight of the fleeing vehicle, and LLPD took the stolen vehicle report. The stolen vehicle was recovered unoccupied later the next day. Evidence was recovered from the vehicle, and it was returned to the owner. LLPD checked other vehicles in the apartment complex to see if the possible suspects had left another stolen vehicle in the parking lot. The officer located an unoccupied stolen vehicle in the lot that was reported stolen out of Spokane Valley. Evidence was recovered, and the vehicle was returned to the owner. • False alarm — At 8:40 a.m. Jan. 16, LLPD was dispatched to a commercial alarm at the 23800 block of Appleway Avenue. The alarm was determined to be false. • Vehicle prowl — At 1:45 p.m. Jan. 16, LLPD responded to a vehicle prowl and theft at the 1200 block of North Fairway Road. The complainant reported that sometime over the previous night, an unknown suspect entered his unlocked vehicle parked at the residence and removed a toolbox from behind the front passenger seat. • Weapon — At 10:45 p.m. Jan. 16, LLPD was dispatched to a person with a weapon call at the 1800 block of North Harvard Road. A caller reported there was an argument occurring in the area, and one of the subjects involved was holding a wrench. Officers contacted the subjects involved and determined there was a verbal argument only, and the subject holding the wrench

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Five things to know about the intricacies of this public school funding mechanism By Kelly Moore Splash Staff Writer

Ballots for the Central Valley School District’s $27.1 million levy will hit mailboxes at the end of next week in advance of the Feb. 14 election, and district leaders are out in full-force to make sure people understand why the district is asking for it to be approved. CVSD Superintendent Ben Small visited with The Splash to share information about just what it is being brought before voters, and what’s on the line.

1. Levy funds reach ‘just about everything’ The $27.1 million requested through the levy accounts for about a quarter of the district’s overall budget, funding school programs, activities and operations. “All of those things that are at the very heart of what we do are paid for by the levy,” Small said. “Those dollars reach just about everything.” More specifically, a majority of the money goes toward items offered by the district, but not fully funded by the state — which seems to be a growing list. “Just in the last three years we’ve seen more than $10 million cut from our budget at the state level,” Small said. “We have picked up more and more of what people would consider basic education with levy dollars.” This includes programs like special education and classroom teachers hired to keep classroom sizes down. Curriculum updates, textbooks and technology fall under this umbrella, too. Extracurricular activities like athletics, music, drama and debate are funded solely by levy dollars. Day-to-day operations funded in part or in entirety by the levy include all security staff,

Where would the $27.1 million go?

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Utilities & insurance Power, water, sewer, telephone, natural gas, fiber optics and insurance to operate schools

Extra and co-curricular activities

Educational programs • Textbooks • Staff positions to maintain class size • Technology • Programs for struggling students • Highly capable (gifted) programs • Special education • Teaching supplies

Music, drama, debate, athletics and after-school activities

Bus transportation Daily to and from school

Source: Central Valley School District, www.cvsd.org

Splash graph by Sarah Burk

Tax rate history: Year

Maintenance & Operations Levy

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

$3.54* $2.92 $2.87 $2.64 $2.62 $2.91 $3.44 $3.59 $3.60 $3.54 $3.53 $3.63 $3.81

* Estimated tax rate Source: Central Valley School District, www.cvsd.org

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insurance, utilities and busing. Bottom line, Small said levy funds equate to student achievement. “I think we’re getting great results,” he said. “You can’t take the results our kids are achieving and separate that from investment in the levy.” What the levy won’t cover is any kind of remodeling or construction projects.

2. It’s not a new tax The ballot measure aims to replace an expiring, three-year $27.3 million levy. Central Valley voters approved the current levy in February 2009. This is set to expire at the end of this year. The current levy efforts would go into effect starting January 2013, but budgeting for 2013 will take place in May. The district plans to collect

$27.1 million for each of three years during the proposed levy’s lifespan.

3. The district might not collect the full amount Voters don’t vote on a tax rate, but it’s required to be on the ballot — and this one will be listed as $4.19 per $1,000 of assessed property valuation per year. Depending on additional state funding that may come through, the actual rate could end up lower. “We can’t put on the ballot, ‘well, here’s what might happen,’” Small explained. “It’s just the maximum that we can collect.” For decades, the district has relied on a levy equalization program known as Local Effort Assistance (LEA), similar to a state

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Youth commission plans Winter Carnival Tuesday at LLES By Kelly Moore Splash Staff Writer

The Liberty Lake Youth Commission’s latest fundraiser, a Winter Carnival, is aimed to support the Liberty Lake Municipal Library as well as entertain local youngsters. “We wanted to do something fun for the kids here in Liberty Lake, and the li-

brary is a wonderful city entity we’d love to support,” LLYC President Andrew Schutts said. “It makes sense for the Youth Commission to get involved.” The event will be will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Liberty Lake Elementary School and is geared toward elementary school children. Admission costs $3 or a book in new or gently used condition to

donate to the library. The carnival will host a variety of different booths where kids can play games to win tickets for prizes, a “story time" area where representatives from the library will be reading books to the kids and Kiwanis will be serving food throughout the night, Schutts said. The group orchestrates the city's annual

LEVIES Uncollected taxes from current levy: 2010 $4.5 million 2011 $6.2 million 2012 $4.4 million Source: Central Valley School District, www.cvsd.org

4. Levies have a promising track record, but ... For as long as district leaders can remember, voters have never killed a levy. A rejection in 1980 prompted a special election that allowed CVSD to pass funds on a second attempt. Still, leaders aren’t

For more information on LLYC and its projects, visit www.libertylakewa.gov/ youth_commission. attracting businesses and the economy being strong.” To bolster district efforts, Small said GSI is distributing informational packets. In addition, a “Vote Yes” campaign led by district supporters kicked off efforts last Thursday. Campaign co-chair Amy Mason, a school board member and Liberty Lake resident, said the group plans to garner support by doorbelling and posting signs.

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match, to supplement levy funds. If LEA comes through, the district will collect at a lower rate: $3.54, which happens to be what they collect now. However, LEA’s future is uncertain. “LEA has been fairly stable, but it’s a topic that’s been debated a lot in recent years,” Small said. “The state legislature does not consider LEA as part of basic education. This means it’s on the chopping block. ... They proposed to cut it in 2009, and that’s when we asked voters to make up for that. What we’re doing in this levy is continuing that practice.” Levy equalization was established after the state allowed local school districts the option to rely on the local taxpayers to support their school programs. It came about as a way to level the playing field for districts with lower overall property value. “School districts in western Washington such as Bellevue or Seattle can absolutely raise funds because they have a lot of assessed valuation,” Small explained. “They can raise funds more easily than a district like Central Valley. The state recognizes that we couldn’t raise local levy dollars the same way some of the other property-rich districts can.” Should LEA survive state budget cuts, CVSD is projected to collect $4.17 million. This amount they’ve vowed to “roll back” locally, just like they’ve been doing for the past three years.

All Fools Easter Egg Hunt in addition to a continuous flow of other events. They were the ones in charge of planting the time capsule in the city's new arboretum and they helped run games at the tree lighting ceremony.

5. If voters reject it

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Levy supporters rallied to kick off the Vote Yes campaign Jan. 12. Campaign co-chair Amy Mason said more than 500 attended in what she called the largest Vote Yes rally in recent memory. Many students, teachers, coaches, parents and citizens representing multiple schools showed up to learn more about the levy or get involved in the campaign efforts. ready to take it to the bank just yet. “We’re taking this as seriously as we’ve taken any election,” Small said. “We’re not taking anything for granted.” Despite difficulty passing construction bonds (four consecutive failed attempts since 2003), levies have always been a different story. Coming off a sore construction bond defeat of a 2011 attempt, Small said CVSD is taking the levy efforts at full force. Noting economic conditions, he said the district is doing everything they did for the 2011 construction bond and more. This includes public speaking and presentations as well as informational mailers. “Our community is very supportive of the programs that are offered to our kids,” Small said. “I think they’re supportive of the well-rounded education our kids get.”

The district is only legally permitted to provide informational material to voters. This will result in mailers as well as community forums held up until ballots are tallied Feb. 14. “I’m nervous,” Small admitted. “I’d be nervous in the best economy in the world putting anything on the ballot. … Am I confident our community will see the value of what they’re getting from the levy? Absolutely.” Noting endorsements from Greater Spokane Incorporated and the Spokane County Realtors Association, he said business support for the levy seems to be coming through more so than ever before in this region. “We have 13 school districts running,” Small explained. “I think this region and our businesses understand how vitally important a quality education is to them

“If the levy were to fail, we would have to make a decision as a school board as to how we’re going to cut $27 million out of our budget,” Small said. “With 85 percent of our budget being people, that would have a huge impact on jobs and the personnel in the Central Valley School District.” Although levy funds are clearly tracked, Small said cutting that amount from the budget is not as straightforward. Some levy-funded expenses — utilities, insurance — can't be cut out of the budget. In addition, certain programs like special education are state-mandated. “We know that jobs would be lost, but in keeping with processes that we’ve used in the past, we would have a process by which we decided how to cut $27.1 million from our budget. … The process we used to cut $3.4 million from our budget last year was pretty painful. To cut $27.1 million would be painful.” In addition, should the levy fail, Small said the school board would likely prompt a second attempt with the voters in a special election in April. If that fails, they must move forward without those funds for at least a year. “If we were running a special election levy in April by ourselves, it would be thousands of dollars,” Small said. “That amount varies depending on who else is on the ballot sharing costs, but it’s not inconsequential.” With about a week before ballots hit mailboxes, Small said he’s staying positive. “What we’re doing now is focusing on getting information to our voters, saying this is what it pays for,” he said. “We’re focusing on the positive, good results of what you’re getting from our schools.”


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Splash photo by Kelly Moore

Stylist Shelly Mundell mans the front desk at Salon Capello. The new salon opened last month.

New Liberty Lake salon prepares for grand opening By Kelly Moore Splash Staff Writer

Salon Capello, a full-service salon at 21950 E. Country Vista Drive, suite 300, opened Dec. 31 and plans to hold a grand opening tonight (Jan. 19) from 6 to 8 p.m. “I’ve always wanted to open my own salon, and it just seemed like the right time and opportunity to do it,” Owner Amy Mercer said. “Having worked at many salons, I feel like I was able to pull my favorite aspects of all of those into the perfect scenario.” The grand opening event is open to the general public and includes appetizers, door prizes, service packages, chair massage and a gift basket drawing. She said all of the salon’s eight stylists have been in the business at least nine years and offer a full array of hair services. A certified esthetician is also on hand to offer additional services like waxing, massage and facials. Stylist Brittany Woodrow also specializes in makeup application, and Tamera Cole

specializes in hair extensions. “Everyone here makes up a great team,” Mercer said. “We all have so much experience, get along so well, and I love coming to work every day.” Mercer said she hopes to keep traffic flowing through the salon with special events like boutique trunk shows, moms night out and special spa nights. A Botox and filler party is already scheduled for April. “We’ve had a great response from the Liberty Lake community,” Mercer said. “People seem to be excited there’s a salon in this area. It’s all been positive — hopefully it stays that way.” The salon carries products by identity1, Moroccanoil, It Factor, LiLash and U-Spa, as well as retail items from local vendors Life with 3 Princesses and Lake Shack Boutique. Salon hours vary Monday through Saturday by appointment. For more information or booking, call 924-2204 or find Salon Capello on Facebook.

did not use it in a threatening way. The victim did not want to pursue any criminal charges. All subjects involved were identified and released from the scene. • Suspicious person — At 10:30 p.m. Jan. 11, LLPD was dispatched to a suspicious person call at the 22300 block of Appleway Avenue. The subjects were contacted, and officers determined they were transients waiting for a ride from an employee at a local business. • Domestic violence — At 12:20 p.m. Jan. 11, LLPD officers observed what appeared to be a domestic violence incident at the 1200 block of North Liberty Lake Road. During the investigation, officers determined the subject contacted was upset over a relationship issue and was discussing the issue with his cousin. • Suspended license — A 34-year-old Pinehurst, Idaho, man was arrested at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at Appleway Avenue and Molter Road for a suspended license. The driver was initially stopped for failing to wear a seat belt. • Garage burglary — On Jan. 10, LLPD received report of a garage burglary that occurred at the 19000 block of East Nora sometime around the end of November. • Suspicious circumstances — At 4 p.m. Jan. 12, a caller reported to LLPD that someone was using his name in an attempt to change phone numbers and account information at a retail business. The complainant was made aware of this and verified that he had not authorized any changes. During the investigation, the officer was able to locate a number where the calls were originating from which returned to a cell phone in Spokane. The officer attempted to talk to the subject, but the person hung up. The case has been forwarded to Detective Ray Bourgeois for follow-up investigation. • Check fraud — At 4 p.m. Jan. 13, LLPD

received report of numerous instances of check fraud from a business located at the 22800 block of Appleway Avenue. The complainant reported the business had been the victim of check fraud in September, October and November of 2011. The business reported sending out several checks in September that never arrived at their intended destination. A stop payment was made on those checks, and new checks were sent out. The business later noticed several automatic withdrawals being made on the account. The case has been assigned to Bourgeois for follow-up investigation. • Suspended license — A 23-year-old Liberty Lake man was arrested at 4:50 p.m. Jan. 13 at Appleway Avenue and Molter Road for driving with a suspended license. The vehicle was initially stopped for failing to use a turn signal.

Calls for service Agency assist 1 Alarm 1 Animal problem 1 Burglary 1 Citizen assist 2 Citizen dispute 3 Commercial vehicle inspection 1 Domestic violence 1 DUI 1 Fraud 1 Suspicion 2 Suspicious person/circumstance 3 Theft, property 1 Theft, vehicle 1 Traffic accident 1 Traffic offense 3 Welfare check 1

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In Biz Splash publisher launches Valley monthly with event Peridot Publishing will celebrate the debut issue of The Current, a newsmonthly for the greater Spokane Valley area, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Mirabeau Park Hotel Ballroom. Peridot Publishing also publishes The Splash. The first copies of the issue will be available at the celebration, which will include plenty of time for networking and will feature advertising giveaways, appetizers and a champagne toast. A short program will be held at 5:30 p.m. The event is free, and local business representatives are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 242-7752.

Itron acquires new technology Itron recently announced the acquisition of C&N Engineering's GasGate technology to augment its gas solutions by adding remote gas shut-off capabilities to its product portfolio. “This innovative technology will help gas utilities remotely detect tampers and quickly respond to changes at the meter, ensuring that people and property are safe at all times,” C&N Engineering President Neil Doveala said in a press release. “In addition, it is designed to work with a variety of communication technologies and can be adapted to global markets, which further complements Itron's gas offering.” Itron is working cooperatively with C&N to install and test the product in the field

with various gas distribution utilities. Initially, the product will be integrated with Itron's ERT-based communications for gas network and mobile system customers in North America.

clude free appetizers from local restaurants and booths from local vendors. Attendees are also encouraged to bring clothes, diapers or other baby supplies to donate to Inland Northwest Baby.

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Food drive to be held at Allsport

LaunchPad INW is hosting a launch party for Liberty Lake online directory startup OurTownZip from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at George Gee Automotive, 21502 E. George Gee Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. The evening will begin with words from LaunchPad Inland Northwest co-founder Bill Kalivas, OurTownZip co-founder Rosa Swatzell, and Inland Northwest Baby founder Jesse Sheldon. The event will in-

Ghost Ryderz Extreme MC is hosting its second annual winter food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Allsport, 19505 E. Broadway Ave. Bring a nonperishable food item for 5 percent off any non-sale item. In Biz features Liberty Lake-connected business items. Contact The Splash with business news at editor@libertylakesplash.com.


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kids when I lived in the Seattle area — Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, military drill team, soccer, baseball, basketball, Boys and Girls Club, PTA. I did Girls Scouts of America for 11 years, and I was a troop leader that entire time. I was also cookie chair for the region — that’s probably where I was most involved. Q: Did you learn any skills during any of that experience that you feel you could apply to this event? A: Oh, I think so. A couple things I’ve learned are important, like staying on task. I know I can’t take everything on, but I have to know everything is still getting done. The more people you talk to and can get involved, the smoother things run. That’s what I’ve seen. When you’re chairing an event, you’re not necessarily taking on the whole thing, but doing little bits and piece and filling in the holes. Q: Personally, what drew you to Relay? A: My dad passed away from colon cancer five years ago. It’s obviously something that’s very near and dear to my heart, but I just think there are so many people that are touched by it. Who doesn’t know somebody that’s been affected by cancer? Q: I know efforts are just now getting ramped up for the 2012 event, but what are you working on now? A: I think the biggest thing we have going on is getting ready for the kick off. It’ll be 1-4 p.m. Feb. 11 at True Legends Grill. It’ll be an opportunity for teams to get registered, and maybe we’ll form some

teams and get the word out. It’ll be an open house event so people can stop in at any time to get signed up or just get information. Q: Aside from starting a team, are there any other opportunities for people to still get involved? A: Definitely! We still need a logistics chair, online chair and maybe another person to help with the team development chair. Aside from that, we hope to form subcommittees to help out our chair people. If something interests you, we can plug you into an area. There are lots of opportunities for people to help out. We don’t want to push people into an area they’re not suited for. Say someone is interested in entertainment; we can always get them plugged in on an entertainment committee. Q: Is there a certain skill set that would be particularly helpful? A: I think anyone energetic that can make the commitment and carry through with it. I don’t think there’s a particular skill set. I know a really organized person would fit well into the logistics chair. Q: Talking more about the event itself, what is Relay For Life all about? A: In 1985, a doctor named Gordy Klatt chose to fight back against cancer by walking, jogging and running around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society, and that is how the Relay For Life movement was born. This year, more than 4 million people will come together in 6,100 Relay events around the world to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against this disease. At the Relay event, teams of

people usually camp out at a local high school or park and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Because cancer never sleeps, the American Cancer Society Relay for life is an overnight event that lasts up to 24 hours. Each team is asked to have someone on the track at all times during the event. I know the overnight aspect really scares some people away, but the heart of Relay is really about 6-10 p.m. That’s when the magic really happens. If you show up for any of it, then that’s when you should come out. Q: What is a typical event like? A: Every event is personalized by the community and whatever activities we plan throughout the evening. The standard is to welcome everyone with in an opening ceremony, then survivors kick off the walking with a lap around the track, then we do a caretakers lap where close friends and family join the survivors and then the teams all jump in for the official opening lap. The walking continues throughout the event, along with family games, activities and entertainment. After the sun sets, we have a luminaria ceremony to honor loved ones who have passed away or are fighting the disease. The whole thing closes with a fight back ceremony in the morning, where teams take a final lap and pledge to take action and spread awareness. It’s definitely more of an experience than an event. Once you’ve been to one, you’ll understand what I mean. Q: Do you have any particular plans in the works for this year’s event yet? A. The event is scheduled for July 20 and 21 at the Meadow-

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one who does or would like to make a donation, call the church at 255-6266 and ask for Julie.

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Toastmasters clubs offer free leadership training Toastmaster clubs in Spokane and North Idaho are planning to offer free workshops on leadership the week of Jan. 23. Workshops will focus on honing the leadership skills of mentoring, coaching, team building, motivating, delegating, resolving conflict, goal setting and giving effective feedback. A complete list of workshops

Low-income senior or lowincome disabled residents living within the city limits of Liberty Lake may qualify for a rebate of the utility taxes they paid in 2011. For more information, go to www.libertylakewa.gov or call the city treasurer at 755-6720.

New food bank opens Liberty Lake Church, 704 S. Garry Road, now has a food bank. If you have needs or know some-

Photos needed for mural The Liberty Lake Library Foundation continues to solicit photos to make up a photo-mosaic mural at the library. Photos can be of any subject type and will be used as a pixel in a larger image of Pavillion Park. All photos must be submitted by e-mail to images@x-things.com. For a full list of community briefs, visit www.libertylakesplash.com.

wood Technology Campus. So far, we’ve determined our theme — A World Without Cancer. Teams will be encouraged to pick a country and dress up and decorate their sites based on what they choose. We’ll have lots of entertainment, and we’re hoping to include more youth activities this year. Q: Well, if people are interest-

ed in getting involved, where is a good starting point? A: Everyone is welcome to get in touch with me. My number is 255-9488, and my e-mail is deb. long62@gmail.com. They can always find more information and form teams on our website too: www.relayforlife.org/ libertylakewa.

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BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE Provided by licensed in home daycare located in Liberty Lake. Homework time and help everyday. Care available for spring break and summer too! Contact Jamie, 499-9141. Child care in your home with tender loving care with mature woman. Call for information and references, ask for April, 808-203-7941.

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HEINZ PAINTING & HANDYMAN BBB accredited, hardworking, honest and on time. Ask how to get 10% off. Free estimates, call today! Dave Heinz, 509-953-8093. Licensed, bonded & insured, Heinzph924bw. Many satisfied LL customers. Home repairs, large or small. Minor plumbing, fences, bathroom remodels and more. References available. Let me finish your “honey-do’s”, 869-3062. Paulman Services, Paulms*991bt.

HOUSEKEEPING Sweep-N-Shine - Your clean house is my passion! Owner operated, conservative rates, licensed and work guaranteed. Serving Liberty Lake 16 years. Bi-weekly or monthly. Call Debbie, 922-3386 or 710-0731.

SNOW REMOVAL SNOW REMOVAL/DE-ICING. We do snow plowing/removal/de-icing for commercial and residential. Please call for a free estimate. Licensed & bonded. Call C.J. at Organic Micro-cut, 509-863-8894. Victoria’s Cleaning & Organizing. Stressed? Invite calm and sanity into your life with the power of good house-keeping. Local lady, great references, decades of experience, high standards, attention to detail. Maintenance cleaning, special projects, organizing, etc. For estimates call 208-660-1630. YOU’VE GOT IT “MAID” Licensed, bonded & insured. I am honest, reliable and take pride in what I do. I have great references and competitive rates. Please call Gail, 509-385-1008.

STATEWIDE REACH 2.7 MILLION READERS: The Splash participates in a statewide classified ad program that allows classified advertisers to submit ads for publication in more than 130 community publications throughout Washington. $255 buys 1,180,746 circulation and 2,715,700 readers. For more information, contact Josh Johnson at 242-7752 or josh@libertylakesplash.com.

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS - Maxwell-Jade Inc. Diligent background searches, criminal checks, Infidelity, surveillance, lost loves, field inspections. Visa, MC, AMEX. WA License #3272. 800-661-9908, www. maxwell-jade.com.

See CLASSIFIEDS, page 15

ROCKY HILL 4-LEVEL COMPARE TO NEW! 1679 N Carson Range in Rocky Hill. A stunning 4-br/3-bath home w/ 3-car gar, built in ‘06, fully landscaped, fenced b/y, and better than new condition! Only $259,900! Call Brad Boswell, 509-710-2024, and at boswellhomes.com. RE/MAX of Spokane.

SERVICES A-1 WHITE DUSTER Housecleaning, give yourself a treat and have your house cleaned. Reliable, trustworthy and reasonable rates. Weekly and biweekly. Please call Jamie at 509-892-3594 or cell 208-661-5535.

Index of advertisers Delivered free to every business and residence in the greater Liberty Lake area, The Splash is possible because of its advertisers. Following are the local advertisers in this week’s Splash. Please consider them when offering your patronage. Amaculate Housekeeping 3 American Family Ins - Brian Leyh 7 Anytime Fitness 5 Avista 7 Cabela’s Insert Casey Family Dental 9 Chalpin Fitness 3 City of Liberty Lake - Library 6 City of Liberty Lake - Library 6 Copper Basin Construction 5

Family Medicine LL & Medicine Man 9 Flex Ability Fitness, Tracy Carter 7 George Gee Automotive 9 Good Samaritan Society Spokane Valley 8 Greenacres Christian Church 4 John L. Scott Real Estate - Pam Fredrick 6 Liberty Lake EyeCare Center 3 Liberty Lake Family Dentistry 3 Mercedes-Benz 16 North Idaho Dermatology - Stephen Craig MD 2

Northern Quest Resort & Casino 5 Sayre and Sayre 13 Simonds Dental Group 3 Spokane Valley Cosmetic Laser Center 13 St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 6 Therapeutic Associates 8 Toastmasters 2 Valley Hospital 7 Valley Young People’s Clinic 3


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LEGAL NOTICES City of Liberty Lake Request for Proposal The City of Liberty Lake is accepting bids for the following: 2013 Ford Police AWD Interceptor to include the following: 3.5L TiVCT 280HP, V/6 Engine, aluminum rear door panels, double vertical weapon system partition, HD push bumpers, Remappable steering wheel switches, Laguna Prisoner Transport seat, driver side spot lamp, Trunk upfit package, Setina window barriers.

CV’s final win of the week might have been its most impressive, as the squad held defending state champ LC to 12 points in the first half while opening an 18-point lead. The Bears were once again led by Gallaway’s 20 points and Estey’s 11.

Bid to include option of purchase to include listed options, and associated fees, taxes, and licensing and the option of financing the purchase through the 3 year Ford Municipal Lease Program to include annual payment schedule and interest.

SCOREBOARD

Bids must be received no later than 02/03/2012 at 5:00 P.M. Bids can me mailed or delivered to: Liberty Lake City Hall 22710 E. Country Vista Drive Liberty Lake, WA. 99019.

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For additional RFP details or questions please visit the city website www.libertylakewa.gov or contact Chief Brian Asmus at 755-1140. SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF SPOKANE In re the Estate of:

No: 12400029-0

GEORGE A. KAIN,

PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Deceased.

RCW 11.40.030

The personal representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the deceased must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney of record at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate assets and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication:

January 19, 2012

Personal Representative:

Shari A. Kain

Attorneys for Personal Representative: Terry L. Snow, WSBA # 00689 Terry L. Snow, PLLC Address for Mailing or Service: N. 711 Lincoln, Ste. A Spokane, WA 99201 (509) 324-0100 (509) 324-0107 fax SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF SPOKANE In re the Estate of:

No: 12-4-00019-2

DARLENE A. BJORDAHL,

PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Deceased.

RCW 11.40.030

The personal representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the deceased must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney of record at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate assets and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication:

January 19, 2012

Personal Representative:

Beatrice A. Heitmann

Attorneys for Personal Representative: Terry L. Snow, WSBA # 00689 Terry L. Snow, PLLC Address for Mailing or Service: N. 711 Lincoln, Ste. A Spokane, WA 99201 (509) 324-0100 (509) 324-0107 fax

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Wrestling GSL Standings Team League Mead 6-0 University 6-0 Central Valley 5-1 Mt. Spokane 4-2 Rogers 3-3

Wrestling squad wins dual meet The CV wrestling squad saw its GSL record improve to 5-1 with a win over Gonzaga Prep, 44-17, in a league dual. The Bears fell behind 7-4 before winning six straight matches, featuring a pin by Cody Spillane at 182 pounds and a 5-0 win by Tanner Davis at 170 pounds. Colton Orrino finished off the win by the Bears with a pin in the first 39 seconds of his match at North Central Ferris Lewis and Clark Shadle Park Gonzaga Prep Result 1/11 CV vs. Gonzaga Prep

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132 pounds. The Bears also competed in the Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic at Sentinel High School in Missoula, Mont., finishing in eighth place overall. CV had four high finishers as Blake Beard at 119 pounds and Dan Schoultz at 285 pounds earned third place titles and Orrino at 130 pounds and Davis at 160 pounds finished in second place in their weight classes.

JANUARY 19 7 p.m. CV wrestling vs. Mead JANUARY 20 5:30 p.m. CV boys basketball at Ferris 7 p.m. CV girls basketball at Ferris JANUARY 21 TBD CV wrestling at Post Falls HS JANUARY 24 5:30 p.m. CV girls basketball vs. Mt. Spokane 7 p.m. CV boys basketball vs. Mt. Spokane JANUARY 26 6 p.m. CV gymnastics at Mead 7 p.m. CV wrestling at University


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