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USA Boxing reaches deal with Northern Quest

USA Boxing reaches deal with Northern Quest

 

USA Boxing announced Tuesday that it has found its temporary home in the Spokane area.

Northern Quest Resort & Casino will play host to the USA National Boxing Championships through 2016. Northern Quest partnered with the Spokane Sports Commission, the Hub Sports Center and USA Boxing to make the deal possible.

“We're absolutely thrilled that USA Boxing selected our resort to host the National Championships for the next four years,” Phil Haugen, Northern Quest GM, said in a news release. “Spokane continues to make a name for itself as the successful host of a variety of world-class sporting events. The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women's Boxing held here last year in February were well received by our community and well attended by local regional and national audiences. We value our partnership with USA Boxing and look forward to bringing the nation's most talented female and male boxers back to Spokane.”

U.S. Bank gives county United Way more than $60,000

 

U.S. Bank announced Tuesday that the Spokane County United Way is the beneficiary of $60,000 of employee contributions and corporate gifts.

“U.S. Bank is committed to making a positive and lasting impact in the community,” Linda Elkin, Spokane market president for U.S. Bank, said in a news release. “By supporting Spokane County United Way, which has been improving lives in the region for over 90 years, we are able to amplify that impact.”

U.S. Bank and the United Way partner across the country as the charity organization is the sole partner for the bank's employee giving campaign. According to the news release, U.S. Bank raised more than $12.5 million countrywide over 2012.

Restaurant Week: Participating West Plains eateries

Restaurant Week: Participating West Plains eateries

 

Spokane Restaurant Week starts this Friday throughout the Inland Northwest.

“Restaurant Week is your opportunity to try as many restaurants as your schedule will allow for affordable, fixed prices,” the week-long event's website says.

Most restaurants are offering a few options for each course for a fixed price of either $18 or $28 a person.

Restaurant Week: Participating Valley/Liberty Lake eateries

Restaurant Week: Participating Valley/Liberty Lake eateries

 

Spokane Restaurant Week starts this Friday throughout the Inland Northwest.

“Restaurant Week is your opportunity to try as many restaurants as your schedule will allow for affordable, fixed prices,” the week-long event's website says.

Most restaurants are offering a few options for each course for a fixed price of either $18 or $28 a person.

Over 50 restaurants are participating from the West Plains to Liberty Lake, with the majority being in Downtown Spokane.

Here are the restaurants participating in the Spokane Valley/Liberty Lake area:

Heart Attack and Back

Heart Attack and Back

The work out, still trying to look forward to this. No luck yet, but many tell me I will someday HAVE to go to the gym to make my day, we will see.

Right now I need to be there and Bruce Van Cott, my trainer, understands my desire to get better and my "love" of exercise.

I'm showing you some of the exercises I do, the squats with the ball behind my back and the arms above my head kill me, but they are getting better.

Also rowing, throwing a medicine ball and bench presses all add up to a 50 minute work out.

Bruce tries to mix it up and we are extending some of the time spent working on muscle groups as I improve and my heart rate improves as well.

Oz Fitness has been very patient with my ever changing schedule, I am trying to make this an auto pilot gotta go type of thing...but it is hard.

Gotta run...literally, have a great day

Mark

 

Two students arrested for racing

Many students would agree that they aren't in any hurry to get to school. But two minors decided to race their cars back to campus Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from the Spokane Valley Police Department.

A Spokane Valley Sheriff's deputy received a report of two cars racing on Sullivan near the high school. The witness said both cars were speeding and approaching him quickly as he was travelling over the Trent overpass. He said he almost hit the overpass after two cars passed him, and then one cut him off, according to the news release.

The witness said he then saw the two cars drive through a stop sign at Wellesley and continue into the parking lot at East Valley High School.

The deputy caught up with the two teens, and cited them with before releasing them back to school. One of the boys was charged with Reckless Driving. He also still had his instruction permit, so was issued an infraction for No Valid Operator's License.

Sheriff: Use eyes, not fists, when you witness crime

It seems more people in Spokane are getting fed up with crime as many are stepping up to try to take criminals down, but Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich would rather people use their eyes -- not their hands -- to help combat crime.

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office reports they are seeing more instances where a simple case of shoplifting or theft escalates when the thief brandishes a weapon to avoid being caught by loss prevention. They're worried concerned citizens may be putting themselves in harms way when they try to get involved.

In December an armed robber held up a Spokane grocery store. Surveillance video of the crime shows a customer lying on the ground while an employee decides to charge the suspect. It's this type of situation the sheriff's office doesn't want to see happen.

vo "Please do not actively get involved in a situation if you're a witness to a robbery or a shoplifter that's running out of a store," Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Chamberlin said.

Recently the sheriff has seen an increase in theft and shoplifting cases that have the potential to escalate.