Spokane County
1116 W. Broadway Ave
Spokane, WA 99260
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Welcome to Spokane County

The last long weekend of summer is here...so, make the most of it and enjoy the great outdoors in Spokane County! Come and explore the heart of the Inland Northwest - from canoeing to rock climbing, fishing to golf - there's something for everyone in Spokane County!

Looking for something fun to do? Go to the quick link box on the left and click on County Events Calendar

County Offices Closed on Labor Day-September 1st

In observance of the annual Labor Day holiday, all Spokane County offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014. This includes the Spokane County Courthouse, Public Safety Building, Public Works Building, Veteran Services, and SCRAPSSpokane County Library branches will also be closed. However, the county’s golf courses will remain open through Labor Day!  For more information, contact the Parks, Recreation and Golf office at (509) 477-4730 during regular business hours.

MeadowWood Golf Course - 509.255.9539

Spokane County Interstate Fair - OPENING DAY - Friday, Sept. 5th!

There’s no place like the fair…Interstate Fair that is! Whether your favorites are the carnival rides, ag-exhibits, elephant ears, the rodeo, or kids mutton-bustin’, you’ll find it at the Spokane County Interstate Fair is a ten-day event, beginning Friday, September 5th and continuing through Sunday, September 14th (Fair and Expo Center on the corner of Broadway and Havana in the City of Spokane Valley.)
FREE Entertainment!!!
· AG EXPERIENCE.  Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to interact with farm animals, learn about Washington's agricultural industry, and more.  The exhibit will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. 
· RACING PIGS.  Back by popular demand, watch as these finely tuned athletes race for Oreos and Twinkies.  These "hams" are sure to please the entire family.  The "racetrack" is located on the North Lawn this year.  Show times are 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. daily. 
· KIDS MUTTON BUSTIN.  Kids 4 to 7 years old, weighing under 60 pounds can register at the Wool Riders Only Arena to ride a sheep to the buzzer.  This event is sure to be a crowd pleaser for young and old alike.  The "arena" is located just north of the Grandstand Arena.  The action begins daily at 1:00 p.m, 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
Grandstand Entertainment – Tickets sold through TicketsWest
· Sept. 5 (Friday) - PRCA Rodeo at 7:00 p.m.
· Sept. 6 (Saturday) - PRCA Rodeo at 7:00 p.m.
· Sept. 7 (Sunday) - Doo Wah Riders Concert at 4:00 p.m.
· Sept. 8 (Monday) - Big & Rich (with Special Guest Cowboy Troy) Concert at 7:45 p.m. Old Dominion will take the stage at 6:30 p.m.
· Sept. 9 (Tuesday) - Creedence Clearwater Revisited Concert at 7:00 p.m.
· Sept. 10 (Wednesday) - Jars of Clay / Kutless Concert at 7:00 p.m. 
· Sept. 11 (Thursday) - REO Speedwagon Concert at 7:00 p.m. 
· Sept. 12 (Friday) - Seether Concert at 7:00 p.m. 
· Sept. 13 (Saturday) - Demolition Derby at TBA  Ticket prices range from $5 for General Admission Seats to $8 for Reserved Seats (plus gate admission on each).  
· Sept. 14 (Sunday) - Demolition Derby

A Burn Ban Order is in effect until further notice within the unincorporated areas of Spokane County. The ban does not prohibit the use of backyard barbecues, chimneys and other patio/deck warmers as long as only approved fuel such as seasoned firewood, briquettes, or propane is used.

Spokane County Receives RWJ Foundation Prize

Spokane County is one of six communities across the country that will receive the Robert Wood Johnson's Foundation Culture of Health Prize. Selected from more than 250 applicants, the RWJF Culture of Health Prize winners have made significant accomplishments in building a national Culture of Health. The six communities are Spokane County, Washington; Brownsville, Texas; Buncombe County, North Carolina; Durham County, North Carolina; Taos Pueblo, New Mexico; and Williamson, West Virginia.

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize was launched to further the work of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps help communities understand the many factors that influence health and identify strategies community leaders can take to improve health. Find out more at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

Commissioner Shelly O'Quinn traveled to Aspen, Colorado for the award ceremonies. Spokane County's focus on educational success and other areas is improving the health of our children. Healthy children become healthier students and adults, and everything we are doing now gives them the foundation they need to succeed after they graduate," O'Quinn said.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation produced a community profile and video of each of the winners. To see the profile and video of Spokane County, go to http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/features-and-articles/culture-of-health-prize/spokane-county-wa-2014.html.

Background: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve the health and health care of all Americans. We are striving to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all Americans to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.rwjf.org/twitter or on Facebook at www.rwjf.org/facebook.

I-502 Implementation

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!

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