News Releases for July 2022

July 30

Library Cooling Areas Extended Through Monday

4:36 p.m. - Library Cooling Areas Extended Through Monday

July 28

Library Cooling Areas Extended Through Sunday

8:10 a.m. - Forecast for extreme heat shows increase in temperatures.

July 27

South Hill House Fire

11 a.m. - SFD, Spokane County Fire District 8, and Spokane Valley Fire Department were dispatched to a structure fire at 3534 S Morrill Drive.

July 26

Construction of New Art, The Seeking Place, at Riverfront

8:40 a.m. - A new piece of local art will soon be installed in Riverfront Park

July 25

City Facilities Serving Needs During Heat Wave

2:09 p.m. - Recently opened library locations have high capacity and built-in amenities.

West Hills House Fire

8:19 a.m. - SFD responded to the 3400 Block of W 5th Ave. on a report of a possible house fire.

July 23

Options Available for Relief from Heat

8:23 p.m. - Community encouraged to access public spaces during hot temperatures.

July 22

SPD Arrests Prolific Identity Thief

2:13 p.m. - SPD’s SPEAR Unit makes arrest of prolific identity thief

ARPA Workgroup Proposes Additional American Rescue Plan Act Allocation

9:18 a.m. - Council ARPA workgroup will present the City Council with a Special Budget Ordinance to approve the next $27,750,000 of ARPA funding allocations.

Murder Arrest

9:02 a.m. - MCU detectives arrested 32-year-old Stacy Gerber for murder 2nd degree stemming from the shooting death of Michael Materne.

Area Fire Marshals and Surrounding Cities Enact Burn Restrictions

8:57 a.m. - Burn restrictions go into effect, Friday, July 22, 2022

July 21

Spokane Proposes Plan for Movement of Large Camp

4:23 p.m. - Government, service partners propose assessment, transportation, housing options

Golfers’ Appreciation Day, August 1, 2022

3:35 p.m. - Spokane Parks & Recreation Thanks Golfers for Water Conservation Investments with Golfers’ Appreciation Day, August 1, 2022

Council Votes Unanimously On Interim Zoning Ordinance

8:44 a.m. - Action aims to increase residential building capacity to help mitigate Spokane’s housing shortage emergency

Council to Vote on Deferral of Ordinance Siting City Facilities to 8/1

8:42 a.m. - Council will likely vote to defer Emergency Ordinance C36239, which would determine the process and criteria for siting essential City facilities.

SPD Investigating Fatal Shooting

8:40 a.m. - Arrest made in the July 17th shooting that left one dead and one injured.

July 15

Hatch Road Bridge Now Open

9:56 a.m. - Deck replacement completed ahead of schedule.

July 13

Hillyard House Fire

4:11 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to the Hillyard neighborhood on a report of a possible apartment fire.

Water Safety Tips from Spokane Fire Department

4:09 p.m. - Spokane Fire encourages our community to be cautious around natural waterways.

New Special Events Application Aims to Improve Process

1:11 p.m. - The Office of Neighborhood Services is excited to announce a new application process for special events

July 12

SPD Murder Arrest

2:15 p.m. - SPD makes arrest in death of 77-year-old Spokane man

Council Adopts Resolutions for Former East Central Library Building

8:08 a.m. - Council voted 4-2 on a resolution specifying a community engagement process and timeline for leasing the former East Central Library building.

July 8

Flags Lowered For Former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe

3:07 p.m. - Flags will be lowered until Sunday

July 7

Proposals Aimed At Bolstering Housing, Human Services to Be Considered

4:27 p.m. - Interim zoning ordinance hearing, funding amendments planned

Homeless, Housing Count Presentation set for July 13

10:45 a.m. - Homeless, Housing Count Presentation set for July 13

Shakespeare in the Park returns to Riverfront this summer

10:24 a.m. - S3 will present their second season in Riverfront with two productions for 2022

July 6

Hatch Road Bridge Opens Three Weeks Early

4:08 p.m. - Travelers will benefit from improvements.

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Highland Park Shooting Victims

2:46 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, July 9

Mayor Proposes Public Land, Property, Sidewalks Compromise

1:25 p.m. - Ordinances governing camping, site and lie clarifies enforcement in specific areas

SPD Responds To Multiple Major Incidents over the Weekend

9:08 a.m. - SPD seeking public’s assistance in fatal hit-and-run collision

Beggs, Wilkerson Focus On Public Safety in East Central Neighborhood

9:06 a.m. - Council Members look to prepare an ordinance that would likely require locating the SPD precinct along the East Sprague Corridor.

SFD Rescues Adult in River

9:02 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the report of a person in the Spokane River at 12:06 PM on July 4th.

Collision Investigations

8:59 a.m. - Two local arterials closed for part of the morning commute.

July 1

Body Found In Rochester Heights Park

5:33 p.m. - SPD’s Major Crimes Unit investigating body found in Rochester Heights Park

Spokane County Conservation Futures Funds Palisades Park Expansion

11:02 a.m. - Spokane County’s Conservation Futures Program funded acquisition of 114 additional acres to Palisades Park, owned and managed by the City of Spokane

Red Wagon Renovation Complete, Re-Opens Mid-Saturday

10:28 a.m. - The red wagon renovation in Riverfront Park is nearly complete, and it is anticipated to re-open to the public Saturday, July 2, 2022.

Keep Hot Materials Out Of Garbage Carts

9:26 a.m. - Proper disposal prevents fires in garbage trucks.

Special Paver Assists Thor-Freya Project

9:24 a.m. - High volume concrete paver keeps construction on schedule.