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Annual Compost Fair set for Saturday April 25

Annual Compost Fair set for Saturday April 25

 

The Spokane Master Composters/Recyclers will host the 38th semi-annual Compost Fair at the Finch Arboretum on Saturday, April 25. The Compost Fair is part of the City of Spokane’s Arbor Day Celebration and starts at 11:00 a.m.  Attendees must arrive by 1:30 p.m. to complete all of the compost fair activities by the 2:00 p.m. close. 

 

Participants will learn how to turn into compost the “clean green” materials that result from their spring yard work and landscape trimming as well as the types of food scraps that can be included in a backyard compost pile. Activity stations will provide hands-on experience and lots of information on the materials that can be composted, types of bins to use, and how to build and turn a pile. The finished compost is excellent material to recycle back into yards and gardens. 

 

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Tattoos for a Cause to help raise funds and awareness for Spokane Humane Society April 19

Tattoos for a Cause to help raise funds and awareness for Spokane Humane Society April 19

A perfect event for those who love both tattoos and animals will be happening in Spokane on Sunday, April 19th.

 

The Spokane Humane Society is teaming up with On The Level Tattoo to host “Tattoos for a Cause”. The event is meant to raise funds for the shelter as well as awareness about the importance about spaying and neutering animals.

 

From 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On The Level Tattoo will offer special animal related flash tattoo designs ranging from $70 to $100 each. 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the mission and animals of the Spokane Humane Society.

 

Tattoo designs will be released the day of the event at the tattoo shop.

 

Local partnership works to prevent drowning by offering discounts on life jackets

Local partnership works to prevent drowning by offering discounts on life jackets

 

As the weather continues to warm up, more and more boaters will be hitting the water.

 

To encourage safe boating, the Washinton State Drowning Prevention Network, Safe Kids Washington, and the Spokane Regional Health District have partnered with Big 5 Sporting Goods to previde 25% off coupons on life jackets.

 

These coupons can be used at any Big 5 Sporting Goods from April 1st through September 30th 2015 in Washington and North Idaho.

 

Coupins are available online on the Spokane Region Health District's website: CLICK HERE.

 

Gabe's Avengers Against Brain Cancer work to raise funds for Freeman 6th grader

Gabe's Avengers Against Brain Cancer work to raise funds for Freeman 6th grader

If you ask Gabe Tesch's teachers about him, you're sure to hear words like "sweet," "kind," "caring," "thoughtful," and "brave." You'd also be surprised not to hear of his contagious smile.

 

Gabe is a 6th grader at Freeman Middle School who back in September of 2014 had surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor. At the beginning of November, Gabe and his mother moved to Seattle for 8 weeks so he could undergo both radiation and chemotherapy.

 

At the end of December, Gabe underwent another surgery to install a port to receive his next round of chemo. He began that 46 week cycle of chemotherapy at the end of January, and is expected to complete the treatment sometime in December of 2015.

 

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One vehicle rollover on Rutter Parkway injures four local teens

One vehicle rollover on Rutter Parkway injures four local teens

 

Four Spokane County teenagers were transported to a local hospital after the vehicle they were in rolled over and crashed in what investigators believe was due to impaired driving.

 

The Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover injury crash on Thursday April 9th just prior to 1:30 a.m. on Rutter Parkway between Waikiki Road and Dorsett Road in Spokane County.

 

Spokane County Sheriff's Office Traffic Reconstruction Technicians and a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) were called to the scene to assist with the investigation.

 

After the driver lost control, the vehicle rolled with about 5 passengers inside all of high school age. According to the Sheriff's Office, four of the passengers were located to a local hospital for treatment. One passenger had serious but non-life threatening injuries and the others appeared to have minor injuries. 

 

Elderly women assaulted by naked man in North Spokane County

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help providing information as they investigate the assault of two elderly women in North Spokane County.

The sheriff's office says a naked man broke into a home in the 4200 block of West Davis Road Monday just before 9:30 p.m. and assaulted the women. 

Deputies say one of the women went to the front door to call for their dog and noticed a screen door propped open. She grabbed a stool and screwdriver and went back to close the screen. There she found a man on her front porch. 

Deputies say the man walked into the home and pushed her into a chair. The woman said the man was only wearing a ski mask, a black jacket and shoes. The man pushed the woman again and hit her as she tried to stand up. 

The woman says she pressed her medical alert button, causing an alarm to sound. The company monitoring the alarm then called the home. 

Deupties say the man realized an alarm had been activated and ran from the home. 

Several deputies and a K9 unit searched the area but could not find the suspect. 

College Spark Washington grant funds new classes to help students avoid remediation in college

College Spark Washington grant funds new classes to help students avoid remediation in college

High school seniors needing additional help to prepare for and be successful in college and avoid remediation now have the opportunity to take Bridge to College transition courses in math and English Language Arts thanks to a $3.2 million College Spark Washington grant.