Welcome to Spokane County
Summer is here with day after day of sunshine! Our sunny, hot weather means there are even more things to things enjoy in Spokane County! We invite you to explore the heart of the Inland Northwest - from kayaking to rock climbing, fishing to golf - there's something for everyone in Spokane County!
Spokane County aquatics facilities and the Liberty Lake public beach are open for a splashing good time. For more information, contact Parks, Recreation and Golf at (509) 477-4730.
47th Annual Cheney Rodeo - July 11-13th
Come see cowboys compete for upwards of $40,000 in prize money! This is the largest rodeo in Spokane County and the 7th largest in the Columbia River Circuit. Enjoy the Happy Hoofer Fun Run and rodeo parade through downtown Cheney on Saturday morning...and stay for the dances on Friday and Saturday nights after the rodeo!
Cheney Rodeo events are held at the Bi-Mart Arena, located at 14310 S. State Route 904. For more information, call (509) 235-4848.
SCRAPS Adoption Event July 8-13th
The Spokane County Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) is overflowing with dogs and cats. To ensure that each of these animals can find a forever home, SCRAPS is holding a special adoption event at their facility (6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley).
July 8th thru Sunday, July 13th
* Adopt a cat or kitten for $15 (the cost of the license)
* Adopt a dog or puppy for $25 (the cost of the license)
The adoption fee and the cost of spay/neutering, microchipping, vaccinations and exam are all FREE! For more information, call SCRAPS at (509) 477-2532.
Governor Appoints Commissioner French to Building Code Council
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Spokane County Commissioner Al French to the State Building Code Council (SBCC). French was unanimously nominated by the Washington State Association of Counties to fill a vacant position on the SBCC. His appointment is effective immediately and French will serve on the SBCC through January 2017. “I am honored by Governor Inslee’s appointment to the State Building Code Council and pleased that my expertise as an architect and property developer will be put to good use," French said.
Washington State Building Code Council
The State Building Code Council (SBCC) was created to provide independent analysis and objective advice to the legislature and the Governor’s Office on state building code issues. The SBCC establishes the minimum building, mechanical, fire, plumbing and energy code requirements necessary to promote the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state of Washington by reviewing, developing and adopting the state building code.
Work at the Spokane County Interstate Fair!
Here's your chance to see behind-the-scenes action during the Interstate Fair...and get paid. The Interstate Fair is September 5-14th, but the job fairs will be here soon. Positions are available in admissions, clerical and maintenance.
Apply to work during one of the job fairs at the Fair and Expo Center (404 N. Havana, Spokane Valley), in Bay 3 (just follow the signs).
* Wednesday, July 16th from 4-6:00 p.m.
* Saturday, July 19th from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Be sure to bring 2 pieces of government issued identification (i.e. Social Security card, driver's license, etc.).
Spokane County Receives RWJ Foundation Prize
Spokane County is one of six communities across the county 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 (CHR&R) 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 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
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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.
Spokane County Golf Courses in Great Shape!
Check out Spokane County's excellent golf courses! We also have a simplified booking system. Just one call to a county golf course and you'll be able to reserve tee times for ANY other county courses. You can also reserve tee times online. Now, that's convenience!
Liberty Lake Golf Course - 509.255.6233
MeadowWood Golf Course - 509.255.9539
Hangman Valley Golf Course - 509.477.1212
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!
2014 Road Construction Map Online
The arrival of Spring means that the road construction season will soon be underway. For information about projects that are scheduled throughout Spokane County, go to Regional Road Construction Map.