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November 1, 2012

INSIDE:

Whoever is chosen as next LLSWD commissioner will be tasked with balancing environmental regulations, economic realities PAGE 12

REGIONAL CHAMPS:

SPOKANE BRIDGE:

CV boys cross country team qualifies for state with first-place finish in Richland P. 14

History series examines one of Inland Northwest's original settlements P. 17


profiles

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Kenny Zachow, shown with his wife, Katie, and son Keygé Parks, is a pharmacist at Savon Pharmacy in the Liberty Lake Albertsons. The 27-year-old went to work there in April, ahead of schedule after treatments for cancer.

Life after leukemia 27-year-old is back to work at pharmacy after unexpected battle with cancer By Jim Ryan Splash Contributor

When Kenny Zachow entered his last year of pharmacy school at the University of Montana in 2010, the last thing he had on his mind was a diagnosis of cancer. It was on a short three-hour drive back home to Spokane Valley that Zachow began to notice something wasn’t right. He started to experience blurry vision in his left eye. “I was in the middle of one of my clinical rotations, and I was coming back for Thanksgiving,” he explained. “Luckily, I happened to be in Spokane at the time. I went into the hospital, and that’s when everything started.” Zachow was a young man, just 25, who kept himself in great shape by running, lifting weights and playing almost every sport. When he was at East Valley High School, he was an all-league basketball standout. “I was one of those guys you would never think something like this would happen to,” he said. “When I got home during Thanksgiving, I went to urgent care here in the Valley, and they couldn’t find anything

Kenny Zachow Age 27

Family Wife, Katie, and son, Keygé Parks

Hobbies Basketball and wakeboarding

Favorite holiday Fourth of July

Best day of his life The day his son was born

wrong with my eye. So they sent me over to the ER at Spokane Valley Medical Center. That’s when they took my blood and found the leukemia.” According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 47,150 new cases of leukemia are expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2012, with 1,050 being found here in Washington State. The lab did genetic testing on him and found he had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). According to the National Marrow Donor Program, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is a fast-growing cancer of the white blood cells. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell that the body uses to fight infections. In ALL, the bone marrow makes lots of unformed cells called blasts that normally would develop

See LEUKEMIA, page 10


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Volume 14, Issue 44 Editor/publisher

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On the cover: Splash photo by Josh Johnson

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 of events COMMUNITY

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Nov. 1 | Great Candy Buy Back 4 to 7 p.m. KiDDS Dental, 1327 N. Stanford Lane, Suite 5. Dental office buys leftover Halloween candy at $1 per pound and sends it to troops overseas in this fifth annual event. Also, goodie bags and prizes. For more: 891-7070 or www.growupsmiling.com

Liberty Lake Centennial Rotary Club Noon Thursdays, Meadowwood Technology Campus Liberty Room, 2100 N. Molter Road

Nov. 1 | LLCA Moms Night Out 6 to 8:30

p.m. Liberty Lake Children’s Academy, 1322 N. Stanford Lane. Snacks and vendors offering gifts for early holiday shopping with proceeds benefitting Liberty Lake Children’s Academy. For more: 922-6360

Nov. 3 | Friends Book Sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Avenue. Titles for all ages plus tickets will be sold for a Kindle drawing to be held Nov. 17. For more: 232-2510 Nov. 7 | CV Band and Color Guard Pizza Night Papa Murphy's, 1334 N. Liberty Lake

Road. 15 percent of all food sales will be donated to Central Valley High School band and color guard to go to Washington D.C. for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Heritage Festival. Use the register marked fundraiser, not valid with other coupons or specials.

Nov. 8 | Ladies Nite Out Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $50 ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, and the opportunity to bid on a selection of items, experiences and services to benefit Spokane Valley Partners. Table sponsors and donors also sought. For more: www.svpart.org or 927-1153, ext. 13 Nov. 9 | Veterans Day Assembly 1:30 p.m. Liberty Lake Elementary School, 23606 E. Boone Avenue. Veterans invited for event to honor them while teaching students about the national holiday. For more: 228-4300 Nov. 10 | 20th Annual Beach and Leaf Pick-up 8 a.m. until finished for customers

living in Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District boundaries. Free annual event will pick up leaves, yard/garden vegetation, weeds, algae, pine needles, grass clippings and other similar materials left in front of residences. No rocks, stumps, roots, trees, sod or shrubs. All material must be bagged or contained for easy loading by crews. For more: 922-5443

Recurring Friends of the Liberty Lake Municipal Library 6 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month, 23123 E. Mission Avenue.

Kiwanis Club of Liberty Lake 6:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Liberty Lake City Hall, 22510 E. Country Vista Drive. For more: www.

Liberty Lake Lions Club Noon on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, Barlow’s Restaurant, 1400 N. Meadowwood Lane. For more: 927-2193 or cheshierll@aol.com

Liberty Lake Municipal Library 23123 E.

Mission Avenue. 10:15 a.m. Fridays, baby lapsit story time; 11 a.m. Friday, toddler/preschool story time and songs; 1 p.m. Fridays, story time and crafts for preschoolers; 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Knitting Club; 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, computer classes; 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, toddler/preschool story time. For more: 232-2510

Liberty Lake Toastmasters 5:45 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Avenue. For more: 208-765-8657 Senior Lunch programs 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive, and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Talon Hills Senior Complex, 24950 E. Hawkstone Loop. Seniors age 60 and older invited; recommended donation $3.50.

Nov. 8 | Great Harvest Bread Co. Open House 5 to 7 p.m. 21651 E. Country Vista Drive. Free samplings of new holiday products at this shopping event. For more: 891-9336

Nov. 8 | Organize Your Finances workshop 5:15 to 6:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Join Spokane Teachers Credit Union at this free event to learn about efficient bill-paying systems, record keeping and what you need in case of disaster. A light, complimentary dinner will be provided. For more: 232-2510

Nov 10| Spokane Cork and Keg Festival 7 to 10 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Hundreds of wines and microbrews plus hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy. Live music by the Martini Brothers. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets are $45 in advance at www. SpokaneCorkandKeg.com or Eau de Vie Wine Shoppe, 21718 E. Mission Ave., or $50 at the door. For more: 467-7744

Recurring Central Valley School Board 6:30 p.m. on

the second and fourth Mondays of each month, CVSD administration building, 19307 E. Cataldo, Spokane Valley

MUSIC & THE ARTS

- Regular meeting on Nov. 12 has been moved to 7 p.m. Nov. 13. It will include a public hearing on vacant CVSD property adjacent to Liberty Lake Elementary School

Nov. 3-4 | Biannual Central Valley High School Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. Admission is $2 and benefits the Central Valley High School band program.

CIVIC & BUSINESS

Liberty Lake City Council 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive - Special meeting will be held on Nov. 13

Nov. 1 | Health Fair 6 to 8 p.m., Guardian

Angel Homes, 23102 E. Mission Ave. Free event includes seminars on anti-aging medicine and bone health from Family Medicine Liberty Lake’s Dr. Susan Ashley. For more: 928-6700

Nov. 6 | CV Community Connections Technology & Student Leadership 7:30

to 9 a.m., Greenacres Middle School, 17409 E. Sprague Ave. Presentations will feature students and teachers with a focus on career and college readiness. A light meal will be served. Space is limited, and reservations are strongly recommended. For more: 228-5400

Liberty Lake Municipal Library Board 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, 23123 E. Mission Ave.

Liberty Lake Planning Commission 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive Liberty Lake SCOPE 6:30 p.m. on the first

Wednesday of each month, City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive

Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District Board 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each

month, 22510 E. Mission Ave.

Nov. 7 | CV Community Connections - Biomedicine, Student Mentors & Community Service 7:30 to 9 a.m., Central Valley

High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. Presentations will feature students and teachers with a focus on career and college readiness. A light meal will be served. Space is limited, and reservations are strongly recommended. For more: 228-5400

- November meeting schedule has been amended to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 and Nov. 14 to review applications and then interview candidates, respectively, for open commissioner position Submit items for consideration on the calendar of events to calendar@libertylakesplash.com.

if you rake them, we will come LLSWD and City crews will gladly pick up your bagged leaves

Saturday • November 10th 20th Annual Beach and Leaf Pick-up

Bag them and ‘leave’ them on the curb!

922-5443

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We know you have better things to do than wait hours in an E.R. When you have an emergency, you don’t want to sit in the waiting room. You want to be seen as soon as possible. At Valley Hospital’s E.R., our goal is to provide great care, with short wait times, so you can get back to the things that matter most. When minutes matter, we make them count.

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Police Report The following incidents, arrests, calls for service and citations were reported by the Liberty Lake Police Department Oct. 22-29.

Incidents and arrests • Harassment — At 4 p.m. Oct. 24, LLPD was dispatched to a harassment call at the 19000 block of East Maxwell Avenue. The complainant reported she was receiving ongoing harassment from a neighbor, and the neighbor was throwing items at her home. The complainant inquired about obtaining an anti-harassment order, and the officer provided her the information. • Injury accident — At 12:30 a.m. Oct. 25, LLPD Officer Darin Morgan heard the sounds of a car crash in the area of the 21000 block of East Mission Avenue. While investigating, the officers found a vehicle that had rolled into a field. One subject had been ejected from the vehicle, and another subject was trapped inside of the car. Due to the seriousness of the injuries, LLPD requested the assistance of Washington State Patrol to help investigate the accident. While investigating, LLPD was notified by dispatch that Idaho State Patrol had been involved in a short pursuit with a vehicle matching the description of the one in the accident,

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but had discontinued the pursuit at the state line. Both subjects, a 31-year-old Spokane man and a 29-year-old Boise man, were transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center. The crash investigation was turned over to WSP. • Drug possession — A 21-year-old Rockford man was arrested at 11:15 p.m. Oct. 25 at Appleway and Broadway for unlawful possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and driving with a suspended license. The suspect was initially contacted for a traffic violation. During the contact, the officer could smell an odor of marijuana. During the investigation, the driver handed the officer a container of marijuana that was inside the vehicle. • Drug evaluation — At 12:23 a.m. Oct. 25, LLPD was requested to assist Spokane Police with a drug evaluation due to a serious injury crash where an occupant of the involved vehicle was ejected from the car as it rolled over. The LLPD officer who is a drug recognition expert responded to Sacred Heart and conducted an evaluation on the subject. • One-car accident — At 1:30 p.m. Oct. 26, LLPD was dispatched to a one-car crash at the gated entrance to Legacy Ridge. The driver stated he was going to

fast for the wet road conditions, and his car slid out of control and hit a tree. • Assault — At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, LLPD was dispatched to an assault that occurred in the area of Country Vista Drive and Wright Boulevard. The complainant reported he was assaulted by a fellow Central Valley High School student as he got off of the bus earlier in the day, stating he was grabbed by his shirt, pushed to the ground and threatened by the suspect. The complainant provided the suspect’s name. Officers were not able to contact the suspect. A summons through juvenile court was requested. • Theft — At 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26, LLPD was dispatched to a theft at the 21200 block of East Country Vista Drive. The complainant stated that sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., his bicycle that was chained to a pole outside of the front door of his apartment was taken. • Harassment — At 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27, LLPD was dispatched to the 1200 block of North Stevenson Road for a harassment complaint. The complainant reported she received a threatening message through Facebook from a fellow student. The officer contacted the parents of the suspect. • 911 hang-up — At 3:10 p.m. Oct. 28, LLPD was dispatched to a 911 hang-up

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call in the area of Liberty Lake Road and Garry Drive. 911 advised it could hear a female screaming. Dispatch called back the number and determined that three teenage girls were “play wrestling” and that there was no emergency. The officer contacted the subjects and determined everything was ok. • Accident — At 12:15 a.m. Oct. 28, LLPD received report of a car vs. deer accident at the 24500 block of East Appleway Ave. • Theft — At 2 p.m. Oct. 28, LLPD was dispatched to the 21500 block of East George Gee Avenue for a theft that occurred between 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 10 a.m. Oct. 28. The complainant reported when he arrived at work, he noticed that two Yukon Denali’s that were in the sales lot were up on blocks, and the tires and wheels were missing off of both vehicles. The value of the tires and wheels is $15,000. The case has been assigned to LLPD Det. Ray Bourgeois. • Disorderly subject — At 11:45 a.m. Oct. 29, LLPD was dispatched to the Liberty Lake Taco Bell, 22312 E. Appleway Ave., for a disorderly subject. The complainant reported a customer was demanding a refund. When he was

See POLICE, page 19


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’ve got you covered.

Valley Hospital Center for Women’s Imaging One out of every eight women will develop breast cancer. But statistics show more women survive this diagnosis when it is detected and treated early. According to the American Cancer Society, mammograms remain one of the most effective methods for early detection. If you are 40 or older, or are considered to be at risk, Valley Hospital encourages you to have a mammogram once a year – starting now.

To schedule your mammogram, call 509-473-5483. For more information, visit SpokaneValleyHospital.com.

Appointments are on a first-come, first-serve basis. A physician order is not required but the patient must provide a physician’s name when an appointment is made. If the patient does not have a physician, a list will be provided for the patient’s selection. All mammogram reports will be sent to the physician and follow-ups are the responsibility of the patient.

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News Briefs

In Biz

CVSD invites residents to ‘Community Connections’

Chester Elementary. Upcoming events, all of which will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m., include:

The Central Valley School District is hosting seven Community Connections events designed to educate business leaders, elected officials, parents and interested residents about Central Valley schools. Each school will highlight programs and strategies used to support student achievement. Presentations will feature students and teachers with a focus on career and college readiness. The first event was held Oct. 30 at

• Nov. 6 at Greenacres Middle School, Technology and Student Leadership; • Nov. 7 at Central Valley High, Biomedicine, Student Mentors and Community Service; • Nov. 8 at University High, Engineering, College Credit in High School and Career Planning;

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• Nov. 13 at Early Learning Center, Innovative, Integrated Preschool and Child Care Programs; • Nov. 14 at Barker High School, Nontraditional, Career-Oriented Education; • Nov. 15 at Broadway Elementary, Science, Technology and Community Partnerships. “We are looking forward to reporting our progress toward meeting the goals of the district’s Strategic Plan through our 2012 District Report Card,” Superintendent Ben Small said. “Each Community Connections event will include a short overview of the report card followed by school presentations designed to create an opportunity for dialogue with our community.” Interested community members are encouraged to attend one or more Community Connections events. A light meal will be served. Space is limited, and reservations are recommended by calling 228-5400. For more information, visit www.cvsd.org.

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The popular 7-mile loop trail at Liberty Lake Regional Park was closed again this week through today (Nov. 1) to facilitate continued renovation.

See BRIEFS, page 19

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The Liberty Lake Athletic Club has added several new team members recently, including yoga instructor Kim Sherwood, who recently relocated to the area from Scottsdale, Ariz.

Sherwood among new team members at LLAC The Liberty Lake Athletic Club recently announced the hiring of several new team members, including Becky Jones as group fitness lead and Amy Livingston as personal trainer and athletic director. The club has also added four new instructors, including Crystal Folkins (Zumba), Katrina Nebel (cardio and kick box), Jacy Williams (yoga) and Kim Sherwood (yoga).

HERE ARE A FEW OF THE WONDERFUL ITEMS YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BID ON AT THE

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LEUKEMIA Continued from page 2

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Don’t forget to reserve your ad space early for The Splash! Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Splash ad reservation deadline for that week’s issue is Friday, Nov. 16 at noon. The issue, which will include the Eat, Shop and Be Merry holiday guide, hits newsstands Nov. 20. Also, the Peridot Publishing office will be closed Nov. 22-23. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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into lymphocytes. However, the blasts are abnormal, do not develop and cannot fight off infections. Thus, the number of abnormal cells (or leukemia cells) grows quickly, crowding out the normal red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets the body needs. Zachow was immediately admitted to the hospital and spent the next month there taking chemotherapy and getting his blood count stabilized. He was fortunate to go into remission after the first seven days but had to spend the next three weeks hospitalized because of his blood counts and the fatigue caused by the chemotherapy. “With the testing they did, they found I had the bad genetics for ALL and that required a bone marrow transplant,” Zachow said. He traveled to Seattle in the summer of 2011, where he received the transplant, spending almost four months at the University of Washington Medical Center. Now, after two years he is showing no signs of a recurrence, but explained the accepted benchmark for being truly cancer free is five years. “If I make it to five years without the leukemia coming back, I will most likely die of getting hit by a car or a heart attack — something not anywhere close to cancer,” he smiled. He said that most people who go through a bone marrow transplant don’t go back to work for almost a year, but he had no side effects or graph versus host disease, and he started working as a fulltime pharmacist at Savon Pharmacy in the Liberty Lake Albertsons store in April 2012, about six months following his transplant. Looking back at his ordeal over the past two years, he considers it an “eye-opener.” “It was one of those things where I was so healthy and it was never going to happen to me,” he said. “Then all it took was the oncologist coming into my room, looking at me and saying: ‘You have leukemia.’ What do you do? It changes every aspect of your life.” Now that he is out of treatment and cancer free for the past two years, he said he looks at life quite differently, including spending more time with his wife, Katie, and his son, Keygé Parks, and cherishing the support he has received from them, the rest of his family and his friends. “Support is so huge,” he said. “I can’t imagine going through what I did without my family and friends. Some people aren’t so lucky to have such a support system. The journey itself is so hard; I don’t know how somebody could do it alone.” He explained he never took his family

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and friends for granted, but he now appreciates every second with them, especially going to the park with his son, who was born the month before he was diagnosed. “My son was my rock through it all,” Zachow said. “I didn’t get to see him much through the whole thing because I wasn’t supposed to see a whole lot of people, but having him there was awesome.” Katie, his wife of five years, said that Kenny’s diagnosis made her appreciate life even more and realize how valuable it is. Her advice to someone who has a husband or wife diagnosed with cancer is to stay strong and to be optimistic. “It’s scary when you first hear it, but people beat cancer all the time,” she said. Katie also said that while it is important for a husband or wife to support their spouse, it is just as important for the caregiver to take care of themselves. She said caregivers are of no help to anyone if they let the stress of the ordeal affect their health. “Ask for help so you don’t get overwhelmed,” she said. “Do something with your friends, go shopping or get a massage. Have an outlet for yourself.” Looking back on his entire cancer experience, Zachow feels blessed that he is now able to help and counsel people who are newly diagnosed or traveling the cancer journey. “Half of it is attitude and mental,” he explained. “There is so much your body can do and so much of which you don’t have control. From the point you are diagnosed, you feel you’ve lost control of everything. Up until that point I could work out, I could push my body, I could basically do whatever I wanted to do. Then, when you’re told you have cancer, you lose control and you’re kind of going with the wind. You have to stay positive; the mental aspect is huge and so is the support system.” For Zachow, one aspect of that support system is the community of Liberty Lake. He points to the fundraiser at a local restaurant that helped him pay for the cost of his bone marrow transplant. He also praises the support of his co-workers at Savon Pharmacy, who he considers a second family. Zachow encourages those going through the cancer battle to contact him, even while he is at work, if they are seeking guidance or some insight into how they can get through their disease. “It’s hard enough to find somebody who wants to talk about their cancer experience, but as a pharmacist I do know a lot about the drugs and the whole cancer thing already,” he said. “I consider myself a good resource, both medically and personally, for people going through this disease.”


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MEETING REQUIREMENTS OF PERMIT COMES WITH SET OF CHALLENGES • UPGRADING THE PLANT: The Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District board heard an engineering presentation at its Oct. 17 with a variety of alternatives and cost estimates associated with meeting the requirements of the district's permit. Allison Esvelt of Spokane's Esvelt Environmental Engineering showed a comparison of options and suggested a submerged membrane filtration system may be the district's best bet. The estimated capital cost of such an upgrade, in 2016 dollars, was $12.5 million. • AN EYE TO THE ALTERNATIVES: While the plant upgrade will make significant gains in removing phosphorus from the reclaimed water the district is discharging, it will still fall short when the permit's strict requirements go into effect in 2021, the Esvelt report showed. Ammonia-nitrogen limits would also be exceeded by about 2030, according to Esvelt's estimates. LLSWD General Manager Lee Mellish said that while the requirements were "the most stringent permits in the country," many other communities are also dealing with similar issues. He said it gives him hope that not only might technology "catch up with all these requirements," but the demand might help keep the costs from soaring out of control. The alternative, of course, to meeting standards for discharging into a river is to no longer discharge into the river. The Esvelt report estimated the cost of two "purple pipe" options the district is considering. Using the reclaimed water for irrigation at Liberty Lake golf courses would have an estimated 2020 project cost of $13.7 million, chiefly because of the roads that would have to be torn up and repaired to deliver the pipe. Less expensive is a $7.7 million estimate to pipe the water to the Saltese area to be used in a wetlands creation project the county is involved in. Purple pipe for both options is already being laid, mostly as a "piggyback" addition to projects that arise. • HOW TO PAY FOR IT: Mellish said an updated rate study may be ready as soon as the district's next board meeting. He cautioned that estimates in the Esvelt report showing sewer rates increase by nearly 70 percent in the next 10 years were very preliminary. Commissioners at the meeting labeled the increases lower than anticipated and lower than what is likely to happen to neighboring systems.

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LLSWD faces difficult mission Despite challenges, officials say new commissioner will have time to get up to speed By Josh Johnson Splash Staff Writer

The mission of a new Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District commissioner, should you choose to accept it, includes the following: • Improve the process that transforms sewage entering the LLSWD plant into Class A water pure enough to meet new and stringent permit standards — even though technology doesn't currently exist that can pull this off. • Consider alternatives for some or all of this reclaimed water that would keep it from being discharged into the river, such as irrigation — even though the infrastructure for executing this plan is not in place. • And find a way to pay for it — even though significant rate increases for you and your neighbors may only represent part of the solution. LLSWD leaders are looking for someone who can hear a "mission impossible" message like this — and not self-destruct in five seconds. "There are a lot of responsibilities, but that's OK, that's part of what you're taking on," LLSWD Commissioner Steve Skipworth said. "It's just serving the people of our community. I've done it now for six years, and it can be weighing for sure, but at the same time you can be pretty proud of our community." Skipworth and Commissioner Tom Agnew will be selecting a replacement for Frank L. Boyle, who was in his 20th year of service as an elected commissioner — the longest tenure in that role in LLSWD history — when he died Sept. 28. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Nov. 9, the same time Agnew and Skipworth have called a special meeting to review candidates. From that review, finalists will be invited to be interviewed at the board's monthly meeting, which has been moved to 4 p.m. Nov. 14. LLSWD leaders have emphasized a proactive approach to stay in front of the permit deadlines and requirements in order to keep all options on the table, including options that may not exist yet. Because of this, Agnew and Skipworth emphasized that whoever is selected as the new commissioner will have plenty of time and support in getting up to speed on the issues and doesn't necessarily have to come to the job with fully formed background knowledge.

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Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District Chief Operator Dan Grogg checks the gauges on a blower housed in a building beside the aeration basins at the district's reclaimed water plant.

PERMIT DEADLINES The Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District's waste discharge permit issued last year requires it to remove phosphorus and other toxins from the reclaimed water it puts into the Spokane River at levels the current plant can't accomplish. The permit process impacted all entities that discharge treated effluent into the Spokane River, and the environmental requirements in the permits that were issued went well beyond the capabilities of the systems currently in place. The district, therefore, is planning a "phase

two" upgrade to its reclaimed water plant (the first was completed in 2006) that would enable it to improve its capability to remove phosphorus from the discharge. Along the way, the district must meet the permit's required deadlines, including: • Submit construction plans for phase two plant upgrade: OCT. 1, 2014 • Complete construction of phase two plant upgrade: MARCH 1, 2018 • Dial in the upgrade so that the discharge meets the stringent requirements of the permit: MARCH 1, 2021


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CV boys bring home regional championship By Shaun Brown Splash Contributor

At Saturday’s Regional Cross Country meet in Richland, the Central Valley High School boys team demonstrated why they are in the running for a state championship this coming weekend. Spectators were treated to a blue wave as the Bears maintained their pack attack, charging through the first mile and up the hill all together. As the team moved into the second mile, senior Logan Giese and junior Corey Hunter began to pull away, keeping their focus on the leaders. Midway through the third mile, sophomore Spencer Jensen closed the gap on his teammates, moving into second for Central Valley. Giese turned on high gear as he came into the finishing stretch, passing Travis Thorne of Ferris to place fourth overall with a time of 15.32.3, which is 17 seconds faster than his previous time on the Richland course. Jensen followed in ninth place, second for the Bears with 15.52.2. And then the rest of the blue wave rushed over the finish line; Hunter in 11th at 15.59.6, Matt Hommel in 13th at 16.05, Colton Pegram in 15th with a 16.06.4, Briton Demars in 17th with 16.10.1, and Austin Seely in 20th with 16.15.5. With only a 43-second gap between Giese and Seely, the Bears are a formidable big meet team. The Bears were the only team to put all seven runners in the top 20, and the team won the regional championships with a score of 52 points. Thur 11/1, Liberty Lake Splash

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Central Valley High School’s regional champion boys cross country celebrate with the trophy in Richland on Saturday. Pictured back row, from left, are Coach Ernie Aguilar, Coach Kieran Mahoney, Caleb Nichols, Briton Demars, Corey Hunter, Jonah Spencer, Matt Hommel, Coach Bryce Aguilar and Coach Kevin Duran; front row, Spencer Jensen, Colton Pegram, Logan Giese and Austin Seely. (Liberty Lake residents are in bold.)

The blue wave will return to the Tri-Cities on Saturday to face off against the top teams from around the state.

Girls finish fourth With wet grass and rainclouds threatening, the CV girls cross country team took the starting line at the regional meet in Richland, hoping to earn a top-two team finish and a trip to the state meet. Brielle Crump, a freshman from Liberty Lake who has led the team this season, got out to a fast start, hoping to hang with the lead pack. Senior teammates Alexandria Moore and Skye Sanders came close behind early in the race, with Sophomores Sarah White and Sydney Orr joining them. Kayla Boyer, also a freshman, ran her signature race, coming from behind in the last mile to secure 13th place overall and first for CV with a time of 19.33.7. Boyer’s time was 37 seconds faster than her last performance on the Richland course. Crump, who struggled late in the race, finished in 14th with 19.34.3. Moore ran a 19.45.6 to take 16th, and White came 20th with Sanders just behind in 21st. Sydney Orr and Rachel Casey earned 34th and 37th, respectively, to round out the Bears varsity efforts. For the Lady Bears, owning the GSL championship was not enough to secure the top-two team finish needed for a state berth. The team finished a heartbreaking fourth, behind two teams it had beaten multiple times earlier in the season.

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Elder Rehkow reflects on son’s kick By Mike Vlahovich Splash Contributor

It proved fortuitous that Austin Rehkow’s record 67-yard field goal a couple weeks ago came on a Thursday. Had it been a day later like most football games, his parents, Freddie and Kim, would have missed it. Friday, they began a cruise to the eastern Caribbean. “I save up my personal days knowing I’ll be gone so much during the basketball season,” said Freddie Rehkow, the Central Valley High School teacher and girls basketball coach. “Every two years we get away and relax before basketball starts up.” The trip wasn’t entirely relaxing. They got caught in what became Hurricane Sandy, and it took an extra day to make port. “It got a little crazy,” Freddie said of 15-foot swells. “It was one of (the cruise line’s) bigger ships, but it was up and down and all around. The last 2½ days, people were getting seasick.” He said he wasn’t too worried, but that Kim got a little nervous. The hardest part of the cruise for Freddie was trying to access email during the hullabaloo over Austin’s kick seen ’round the country. “People were emailing and setting up interviews,” Freddie said. Austin, he said, never has been one to seek the limelight, but has since had 740 friend requests on Facebook. “He was very adamant that it was about the team,” the elder Rehkow said. “For him it was just another kick. He said, ‘honestly Dad, I wanted to give it a try.’” Afterwards, Austin wrote on

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sports Facebook and made sure the special team’s unit got its due, naming them all. It’s been “cool” Freddie said, but added that each of the boys and girls teams finishing second at state — other than losing the title game — was more special for the family.

November means CV time If it’s November it must be high school fall sports postseason, and Central Valley teams once more will be well represented: Cross Country — Saturday the District 5-8 champion boys are racing for a trophy at the State 4A meet. CV edged Lewis and Clark 52-59, both qualifying for state. Logan Giese (fourth) and Spencer Jensen (ninth) were top-10 placers. Girls soccer — On Tuesday, the district champion Bears played against a team from the Mid-Columbia Conference for a 4A state berth Volleyball — Second in district, CV’s volleyball team on Saturday plays against the MCC in the regional tournament that determines state qualifiers. Football — No playoff this year for the Bears, but this might have been almost as satisfying as last year’s trip to the state quarterfinals. There was last week’s win over previously unbeaten Gonzaga Prep, and Rehkow’s earlier field goal. CV would love to have had its season-opener against Ferris back.

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Citizenship comes with responsibilities, privileges By Dan Dunne Splash guest column

Think for a moment about a club you know of or want to be a part of — and what being a member of that club is like. For some, that may be a sports team, a school or a tightknit group of friends. Becoming a part of that club takes a certain measure of effort, and being part of it provides rewards. When we consider the political bands which connect us with one another as a sort of club, we refer to the quality of being in that club as citizenship. Citizenship begins at a local level, like being a part of the neighborhood you live in. It extends to a town or city, and on a grand scale, you are a citizen of the state and country which you call home. Being a member or citizen of these “clubs” grants you an amazing set of privileges and rights, but demands your participation. Being a part of the neighborhood you live in may not have a formal definition, but the best of neighborhoods have character and qualities people are proud of. Though “Browne’s Addition” or “South Hill” may not be as well-known as “Hyde Park” or “Capitol Hill,” people use these names with pride and actively want to be recognized as having a home or business there. Being a part of a great neighborhood means taking care of it by doing things like picking up trash, being friendly to your neighbor and participating in activities and events which make it the place you want to live or work. Your home and school is located in a city and county, and because of that you get an amazing set of services provided by those municipal organizations. Cities and counties provide law enforcement and fire departments, utilities like electrical power and water, and even parks and libraries. Membership or citizenship in these organizations requires obeying local laws and paying appropriate taxes on things like owning property and sales transactions. Citizenship in the state and country in which we live provides amazing benefits and privileges, some of which we take for granted. The 14th Amendment of our nation’s constitution defines: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of

the State wherein they reside.” Membership — citizenship — in the United States is a privilege which millions of people around the world wish they could obtain. Simply stated, being a citizen of our nation provides you the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our constitution declares that you are free to speak and write what you wish; you may choose to follow a religion of your choice; you may read and publish the ideas of your choice. We as a people, acting through our government, will protect you from harm: from evildoers within or beyond our borders. You will be given justice by rule of law and judged by a jury of your peers. You will be rescued if you are injured, fed if you are hungry and given an education. There are a small set of responsibilities and duties which come with these rights and privileges. You are responsible to vote according to your will. Your vote implies your responsibility to be well informed of the issues which you are asked to vote on. You are responsible when called upon to support our justice system: to serve as a jury member or to serve as a witness. It is your duty to obey laws — the rules of our country, our state and of our cities and towns. It is also your duty to pay taxes, and when and if called upon, to join our military in defense of our nation. To some extent, citizenship also calls for patriotism: to speak and act with pride for our nation. Citizenship at local levels, regional levels and national levels provides amazing rights and benefits in exchange for participation in a small but important set of actions. Be sure to lead and encourage those around you to live up to their citizenship and participate! In Washington State — we vote by mail — be sure to mail or deposit your ballot in a ballot box by Nov. 6! Dan Dunne is a city of Liberty Lake council member and board member for Spokane Area Youth Choirs. He has earned degrees from the University of Washington and Gonzaga University and has enjoyed a 20-year career in engineering and product development. Dunne is the father of two boys and a loving husband. He volunteers his time at Liberty Lake Elementary School, Greenacres Middle School and Spokane Public Radio. This column was written as part of a monthly series highlighting the PACE (Partners Advancing Character Education) trait of the month, which is “citizenship.”

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"The job itself in the best of circumstances takes you a while to get your arms around," Agnew said. "I wouldn't expect anyone to expect of themselves to come up to speed immediately with (the district's) challenges." Not that a love of the community, a basic knowledge of LLSWD challenges and a few spare hours available wouldn't help the candidate. "It will be wonderful if they are independently wealthy and didn't have to work so they could spend all of their time," Agnew said with a laugh. "It's like so many public jobs; it will consume the time available, it seems. But the main thing is someone who really wants to do it, and if someone really wants to do it that usually suggests their heart and their head is in the right place." The job of LLSWD commissioner pays

a stipend of $104 per meeting, of which there is one scheduled per month. Additional special meetings are sometimes part of the commissioner's job and also pay the same stipend. Skipworth said background in how utilities operate was a helpful plus for him when he joined the board six years ago after 32 years in the utility business. He also emphasized that a business background would help the candidate, because several decisions regarding budgeting, rates and financing will need to be made, something LLSWD General Manager Lee Mellish also emphasized. "The next phase of (upgrading the LLSWD treatment facility) could be $12 million," Mellish said. "Where will that money come from? Partly from rates and connection fees or revenue bonds or what? These are all the decisions that are going to have to be made down the road, and the board and its new commissioner are going to have to make those decisions."


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Spokane Bridge: An Inland Northwest original By Tom McArthur

Genesis of Liberty Lake

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Before there was a Spokane, before there was a Spokane Falls, there was a Spokane Bridge — the first pioneer settlement in the Intermountain West. Most presentday residents of the area probably could not tell you what caused it to be, where it was, what caused most of it to disappear and where parts of it still are. Let’s take these one at a time.

A series from the Liberty Lake Historical Society, appearing in the first Splash issue of each month in 2012.

What caused it to be? Imagine yourself a feather, floating down the Spokane River from its headwaters at Lake Coeur d’Alene. After you pass through the dramatic gorge at Post Falls, you return to a leisurely pace as the river widens, the banks flatten and you begin to meander through Liberty Lake and onto the Spokane Valley. This is where pioneers began to settle about the time of the American Civil War (1861-1865) — more than a decade before settlement would begin downstream at the next great falls, Spokane. The first pioneer to settle in the area was Antoine Plante. He first appeared in the written records of the area in 1852. Plante was typical of the early whites who came through here, attracted by the area’s rich natural resources. Plante settled his family in a crook of the Spokane River, on the north bank (where Plante’s Ferry Park marks the site today), in 1854. Plante’s brother-in-law, Camille Langtu, settled directly across from them, on the south bank. As the stream of trappers and miners through the area grew, all needing to cross the river on their way toward visions of silver in the mines of north Idaho, Plante and his brother-in-law saw a business opportunity right outside their doors. They opened a ferry business with fees of $4 for each wagon, carriage or vehicle with two animals attached (about $100 today) or $1.50 for a man and horse (about $35 today). It didn’t take long for others to see a business opportunity in helping travelers cross the Spokane River.

Was there really a bridge? Yes, there really was a bridge at Spokane Bridge. The first bridge across the Spokane River was built in 1864 and operated as a toll bridge by three business partners (Joe Herring, Tim Lee and Ned Jordan). It was strategically placed nearer the famous Mullan Road than Plante’s Ferry, approximately where the new state line bridge was recently completed. The fee to cross was only $1 — no matter what you were bringing across. The bridge funneled people and equipment through the Spokane River valley up to gold and silver mines in the mountains of Idaho, Montana and British Columbia.

Photos courtesy of the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum

The steel bridge at Spokane Bridge is pictured in this 1913 photo. This bridge, which replaced four previous wooden bridges at the site, was built in 1911. Below: The Spokane River (foreground) remains a constant in this view of Spokane Bridge. The Cranston Box Manufacturing Co., built in 1913, is shown south of the river. The company milled, on average, a dozen railroad cars full of box shooks (the thin, wide boards used to build fruit boxes) per week. Everything in this photo, between the river and the present-day site of the Rockin’ B Ranch in the far background, has given way to Interstate 90.

January: Geology of Liberty Lake February: Coeur d’Alene Tribe March: 150 years of Gathering, Recreation and Music April: Indian Wars, Part I May: Indian Wars, Part II June: Chief Seltice July: Tecomtee August: Peter Wildshoe September: Mullan Trail October: Homestead Act November: Spokane Bridge Crossing December: Stephen Liberty Spokane Bridge remained a viable town from its inception through the 1940s. In fact, when U.S. Highway 10 was commissioned in 1926 (from Seattle to Detroit), it used the bridge at Spokane Bridge to cross the river.

What is left to see?

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Three pieces of Spokane Bridge remain today. The easiest to see are the north and south concrete abutments from the 1911 bridge. Park your car at Gateway Park (state line exit 299) and take a short walk to the river. Here, you are standing in the middle of the old U.S. 10 where it crossed the Spokane River. Look across the river and you’ll spot the old Cowley place in the trees. It still holds a commanding view of Spokane Bridge and the old U.S. 10 from its perch on the north side of the river. The Cowley House is among the oldest surviving structures from the area’s pioneer days. The property is fenced and used for storage. Head back under the freeway, and you’ll see the old Humphreys place, shaded by a grove of trees on your left — now the Rockin’ B Ranch Event Center. The original 1908 homesteader’s cabin and 1910 farmhouse are visible from Spokane Bridge Road. The Rockin’ B Depot, part of the ranch’s western melodrama set, is the only structure in the area that still bears a sign for where it was and where it is: Spokane Bridge. Tom McArthur is the ranch foreman and historian for the Rockin’ B Ranch at Spokane Bridge. He can be reached at ranchforeman@ earthlink.net. McArthur previously was the communications director and historian for the Davenport Hotel. He has produced several historical documentaries for KSPS-TV, including “Remember When: Nat Park,” and “Remembering Spokane.”


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LEGAL NOTICES Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District Appointment to Vacancy Board of Commissioners The Board of Commissioners, Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, request interested District residents to submit their name to be considered for the unexpired Board position of the late Frank L. Boyle. Individuals requesting appointment must be a resident within the boundaries of the Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District. The successful appointee will be required to run for election in November 2013. Send requests along with background and qualifications to Steve Skipworth, Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, 22510 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake, WA 99019. Deadline for submittal of requests is 4:00 p.m., November 9th, 2012. Applications will be reviewed at a special Board meeting at 4:00 p.m. November 9th and interviews scheduled for November 14th, 2012. For additional information contact Lee Mellish, Manager, at 922-9016. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SPOKANE In re the Estate of:

No. 12-401220-4

BILLY E. OTT,

PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Deceased.

RCW 11.40.030

The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent 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 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 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent=s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication:

October 18, 2012

See LEGALS, page 19

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Karen Does My Hair 2 KiDDS Dental 9 Lakeside Vision PLLC 8 Liberty Lake Auto Glass 9 Liberty Lake Liquor & Wine 6 Liberty Lake Pet Sitters & Pooper Scoopers 2 Liberty Lake PORTAL 20 Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District 4 MeadowWood HOA 11 MetLife, Lisa Schaff Insert North Idaho Dermatology, Stephen Craig MD 9

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refused, he threw food at the employee and knocked over the garbage on his way out of the store. Officers were unable to locate the suspect. • DWLS — LLPD officers made four arrests for driving with a suspended license (in addition to the one listed above) during the reporting period, including: - A 20-year-old Spokane man at 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at Legacy Ridge and Mullan; - A 33-year-old Newman Lake woman at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 26 at Appleway and Liberty Lake Road; - A 23-year-old Liberty Lake man at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 26 at Appleway and Liberty Lake Road; - A 27-year-old Liberty Lake man at 2:35 a.m. Oct. 29 at Liberty Lake Road and Country Vista Drive

/s/ Linda C. Eitzman LINDA C. EITZMAN Personal Representative

Attorney for Personal Representative: Richard L. Sayre, WSBA #9400 SAYRE & SAYRE, P.S. Address for Mailing or Service: West 201 North River Drive, Suite 460 Spokane, Washington 99201-2262 (509) 325-7330 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SPOKANE In re the Estate of: ELIZABETH M. SHOUP,

No. 12-401248-2

Deceased.

PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030

The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent 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 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 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent=s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication:

October 18, 2012

/s/ Neal Howard Shoup NEAL HOWARD SHOUP Personal Representative

Attorney for Personal Representative: Karen L. Sayre, WSBA #15548 SAYRE & SAYRE, P.S. Address for Mailing or Service: West 201 North River Drive, Suite 460 Spokane, Washington 99201-2262 (509) 325-7330 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SPOKANE In the Matter of the Estate of

No. 12-401239-5

FLORENCE IDA LOUISE ITEN,

PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Deceased.

RCW 11.40.030

The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent 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 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 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent=s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication:

October 25, 2012 /s/ Vickie Brown VICKIE BROWN Personal Representative

Attorney for Personal Representative: Karen L. Sayre, WSBA #15548 SAYRE & SAYRE, P.S. Address for Mailing or Service: West 201 North River Drive, Suite 460 Spokane, Washington 99201-2262 (509) 325-7330

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Crews are blasting rock to widen and level the trail’s tread in an effort to improve public safety. The trail will reopen to the public on Friday unless otherwise posted onsite. The work is being funded through a $36,860 grant from the Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office. In addition to blasting work, the grant is funding bridge replacement, interpretive signage, habitat restoration and other trail improvements. The Washington Trails Association, Backcountry Horsemen and the Lands Council are partners in this project. For more information or updates on the closure, contact Spokane County Parks, Recreation and Golf at 477-4730 or visit www.spokanecounty.org/parks.


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