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The City of Spokane announces Snow Season Plan

The City of Spokane announces Snow Season Plan

The City of Spokane is geared up for snow response as the possibility of snow looms in the forecast. The City’s defined Snow Season runs from Nov. 15 to March 15 each winter.

A Stage 1 Snow Event is called when two inches of snow are on the ground and four inches or more are anticipated during the current snow event. During a stage 1 event, citizens must move parked cars off all arterials and fixed bus routes within six hours of City declaration of a snow event. Cars parked in residential hill areas also must be moved to the even side of the street within six hours.

A Stage 2 Snow Event is called when six inches of snow are on the ground and more is anticipated during the current snow event. During Stage 2 Snow Events, the City may utilize private contract crews to further expand snow removal efforts.

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Gonzaga accounting students need votes to make national finals

Gonzaga accounting students have made the PWC National Accounting Case Competition Semi-Finals, but they need the public's help to move on to the national finals.

Gonzaga's team was selected as one of five schools given the chance to move on to the competition's national finals via a social media competition. The other teams competing in this competition are Villanova University, University of Texas, University of Connecticut, and University of Arizona.

Each of the teams had two days to post a video to the PWC Facebook page. At the end of the week, the video with the most votes will move on to the national finals competition in New York City.

New Growler Guys location opening soon on South Hill

New Growler Guys location opening soon on South Hill

Spokane beer fans have something to look forward to in the coming weeks: The Growler Guys, a popular growler store and fill station, will have a new location on the South Hill. According to owner Geoff Gruetzmacher, the new location at 1314 South Grand Boulevard will open in about two weeks.

Spokane's first Growler Guys opened on August 1, 2014 at 9329 N. Newport Highway. The store has 48 working taps, and its selection of craft beer and cider is constantly changing. Currently, the store has 42 beers, 5 ciders, and 1 root beer to choose from. In a separate area near the store entrance, three different kombacha teas are also available.

Digital reader boards display the store's current selection above each tap. The boards are connected to a laptop in the back that keeps track of each keg. Store manager Alex Arent said the typical life span of a Growler Guys keg averages about 5 to 7 days. However, some of the more popular releases can last closer to 2 days.

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Gonzaga presents Dwayne Mack on ‘Black Spokane: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Inland Northwest'

Gonzaga presents Dwayne Mack on ‘Black Spokane: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Inland Northwest'

Dwayne A. Mack, the Carter G. Woodson Chair in African American History at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, will discuss “Black Spokane: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Inland Northwest”  Wednesday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Barbieri Courtroom at Gonzaga University School of Law. The free public event is sponsored by the Gonzaga history department.

Mack, an associate professor of history at Berea College, recently authored the book, “Black Spokane: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Inland Northwest”, and has written numerous articles on African American history.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward for information on Nov. 7 homicide

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward for information on Nov. 7 homicide

Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives are seeking information from the public regarding the homicide that occurred just after midnight on November 7, 2014. The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 26-year-old Zachery D. Lamb.

Detectives are specifically looking for anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious on November 7, between 11:45 p.m. and midnight, in the area of Elm St. from 2nd to 10th Avenue. Witnesses indicated that the suspect vehicle was a dark colored SUV with a roof rack hanging approximately 1 foot over the windshield. The suspect is described as a white male in his 40’s with a gravelly voice.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident.  Anyone with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should submit the tip via their website www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.

Spokane named Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community

Spokane named Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community

The League of American Bicyclists recognized Spokane with a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community award on Tueday.

The award recognizes the city’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies. Specifically, Spokane was awarded in part for its public outreach education, bike month and bike to work events, bike plan implementation and bicycle-friendly laws and ordinances.

“Visionary community leaders are recognizing the real-time and long term impact that a culture of bicycling can create,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “We applaud this new round of communities for investing in a more sustainable future for the country and a healthier future for their residents and beyond.”