Welcome to Spokane County
This is a beautiful time of year in Spokane County and if you're looking for an all-American day trip, then make Greenbluff your autumn destination!
Greenbluff is celebrating the annual Apple Festival during the month of October. Join in the fun and take a tractor ride, pick apples, treat yourself to pumpkin donuts, get lost in a corn maze - and have a wonderful time in Spokane County!
S.C.O.P.E. Stations Support Trick or Treating on Halloween!
S.C.O.P.E. (Sheriff Community Oriented Policing Effort) stations and volunteers are planning on supporting the communities they serve this Friday for Halloween. Some stations will be open and offering goodies and other stations will be out doing “Citizens on Patrol” to enhance children’s safety as they roam Spokane County and Spokane Valley neighborhoods.
“Citizens on Patrol” (C.O.P.) is a community safety program that involves citizen volunteers driving through neighborhoods to provide a visible deterrent to crime. Using retired Sheriff’s Office patrol cars, the C.O.P. participants can quickly alert deputies to potential or active criminal activity.
The following stations will be active on Halloween:
- S.C.O.P.E. East – open 5-9 pm – 4904 N. Harvard Rd. #3, Otis Orchards - handing out goodies - 509-922-3150.
- S.C.O.P.E. Edgecliff – open 5-8 pm – 522 S. Thierman Rd – handing out candy and other goodies – 509-477-6345.
- S.C.O.P.E. North – will have two vehicles out conducting C.O.P. patrols.
- S.C.O.P.E. Trentwood – will have two vehicles out conducting C.O.P. patrols and they will be handing out candy during their travels.
- S.C.O.P.E. University – open 5-7pm – 10621 E. 15th, handing out candy, plus a fun event at 6 pm: a dog wedding! 509-477-2582.
For questions about S.C.O.P.E. and/or Neighborhood Watch, contact Rick Scott, Director of S.C.O.P.E. at 509-477-3376 or Simone Ramel, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator at 509-477-3055.
Second Half Property Taxes Due By October 31st
The Spokane County Treasurer’s Office
will remain open until 4:00 pm on Friday, October 31st
, for the second half Property Tax due date. Also, there are three (3) Drop Boxes available.
· In the Annex Building, just before you go through Security.
· In the Courthouse at the Main Entrance on Broadway Avenue.
· Outside the Treasurer’s Office (County Courthouse, 2nd floor).
ALERT Spokane–The Spokane County Emergency Notification System
A Public Safety Message from the Spokane County Commissioners
How will you be notified if there’s an emergency in your neighborhood? Through ALERT Spokane – a Spokane County emergency notification system!
ALERT Spokane has been in operation since 2010, and is used to inform citizens about emergencies in their area. The ALERT Spokane system can be activated by law enforcement, fire service, water districts, etc. Once activated, a recorded message is sent to landline telephones with information about the emergency and what actions to take. For example, if there’s a wild fire in your area, you might be told to evacuate.
It’s important to note that the recorded message will be sent to landline telephones in the affected area. If you have discontinued your landline telephone service and are relying on a cell phone or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone, you will not receive an emergency message from ALERT Spokane – unless you register your cell phone in the system! Even if you still have a landline telephone, it’s a good idea to register your cell phone with ALERT Spokane.
In the interest of public safety, the Spokane County Board of Commissioners is urging the public to register their cell phones and VoIP phones (Comcast, Vonage, XO Communications, etc.) with ALERT Spokane. It’s easy to do. Just go to www.alertspokane.org and enter the information. You can also register more than one cell or VoIP phone number.
Be informed – stay safe – register with ALERT Spokane TODAY at www.alertspokane.org!
Initiative 502 (I-502) was approved by Washington State voters on November 6, 2012.
I-502 removes the legal prohibitions against producing, processing, and selling marijuana, subject to licensing and regulation by the Liquor Control Board; allows limited possession of marijuana by persons aged twenty-one and over; and imposes 25% excise taxes on wholesale and retail sales of marijuana, earmarking revenue for purposes that include substance-abuse prevention, research, education, and healthcare.
The implementation of I-502 is the responsibility of the Washington State Liquor Control Board. Over the course of implementation, the Liquor Control Board's I-502 Implementation site provides the most current information. Please be sure to check the site often for updates.
Discover Spokane County
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Washington's Statehood, we invite you to explore the fourth largest county in the state. Spokane County. These Discovery tours are designed as day trips that highlight some of the history, scenic beauty and natural wonders of our area. From rock-climbing to antique shopping, it's waiting for you so come and discover Spokane County!