At a glance: Garbage and curbside recycling services will run as planned in Spokane, Spokane Valley

Holiday will not affect garbage, recycling pickup

The town of Spokane will have a number of vacation related closures. Spokane Town Hall will be closed on Fridays and December 31st for the Christmas and New Years holidays.

Garbage collection and curbside collection for the town of Spokane will be carried out on a regular schedule. The waste-to-energy facility will be closed on Saturday and January 1, but otherwise open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spokane City Council will not meet until Jan. 3 with a briefing at 3:30 p.m. and a legislative session at 6 p.m. The meetings are also available live on CityCable 5, the city’s government access cable station, and are broadcast on Facebook and To comment on agenda items, people must register online.

Payments from pay-per-view parking meters on the street will be suspended on Saturday and January 1.

Spokane Municipal Court and My Spokane 311 will be closed on Friday and December 31.

Spokane Public Library branches will be closed Friday and Saturday for the Christmas holidays and January 1.

The Numerica Skate Ribbon and Looff Carrousel at Riverfront Park will be closed on Saturday and have extended their vacation hours until January 2. View vacation hours for Riverfront attractions online.

The Light Up the Night’s Holiday Tree Walk and the Holiday Trail of Lights at Riverfront will be closed on Christmas Day, but their opening hours are extended until January 2.

The New Years fireworks display returns at 9 p.m. on December 31 at Riverfront Park.

Holidays will affect Valley office, hours of service

Spokane Valley Town Hall and the CenterPlace Regional Events Center will be closed Thursday from noon and Friday all day while staff observes the Christmas vacation.

The city offices will be closed on December 31 for the New Years holidays. Since the Christmas and New Year holidays are on Saturdays, the holidays will be observed the day before.

Spokane Valley City Council will not meet for the remainder of the year. Its next meeting will be on January 4.

The waste management waste collection service will operate on a normal schedule during the holidays. The Spokane Valley University transfer station will be closed on Saturday and January 1. It will reopen the day after each public holiday with normal opening hours, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fill the Book Sale bag for only $ 5

Spokane County Library District’s annual year-end used book sale until December 31.

The SCLD tote bags, available for $ 5, can be used to fill with used books, CDs, and DVDs in the Fill the Bag section. People can also bring their own bag and fill it up for $ 5. The sale began on December 12.

For more information, call (509) 893-8200 or visit

Numerica donates $ 125,000 to help families

Numerica Credit Union donated $ 125,000 to help homeless people.

At least 20 individuals and families will be assisted in their transition to shelters and permanent homes. Numerica’s Home for the Holidays campaign is a partnership with eight regional nonprofits to help families.

“Giving families the key to their new home is a way for Numerica to accomplish its mission to improve lives, fulfill dreams and build communities,” said Carla Cicero, President and CEO of Numerica . “We know there is no place like home to vacation. With our nonprofit partners, we are truly changing lives.

The fund is allocated by Volunteers of America and Family Promise in Spokane, St. Vincent de Paul and Safe Passage in northern Idaho, among others.

Numerica, based in Spokane Valley, has more than 165,000 members in central and eastern Washington and northern Idaho.

From local reports and staff