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#ThrowbackThursday Spokane Falls Community College Infield Turf

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#ThrowbackThursday Due to Spokane’s weather and poorly-draining natural turf field’s condition, Spokane Falls Community College’s infield was only for use about half the year and was not conducive for soccer play. Bernardo Wills Architects was tasked with replacing the natural grass field with a multi-use synthetic turf system. The project also included the installation of an irrigation system to cool and wash the synthetic field, and minor patch and repair work of the synthetic surfacing of the running track and field events. With these improvements, teams can utilize the field for practice and competition throughout the year in safe conditions, and more athletes will benefit from the play surface.

Quaran-Tip #3: Talk a Walk!

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Today’s Quaran-tip is from Emily Moline Meyer: “On my work from home days, I make a point to get out and walk in my neighborhood part-way through the day. If I have a lunch meeting, I take a late break and walk to nearby Corbin Park and back. Having time away from my screen actually boosts my productivity for the afternoon, and gives me an opportunity to work problems out in my head. Without the commute and reasons to get up and chat with a coworker, it is easy to stay put for hours at a time in my home office. Gotta enjoy the great weather while we have it!”

Our First Company Rafting Trip!

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#ThrowbackThursday to our first company rafting trip in 2015. Since then, our trip has grown to include every family in the office, with 2019’s trip growing to 80 people camping together for two nights. We have greatly missed our big team-building event this year, but know there will be much to celebrate when we emerge from the challenges brought by COVID-19. Go, Team!

North Bank Playground Project Update

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#WorksiteWednesday The North Bank Playground Site is taking shape. Aerial imagery shows the new roof on the picnic pavilion, the graded basketball courts, curbing around the playground, the concrete wall separating the playground and the skate park, the west wall of the O&M building going up and a very busy construction site. Rough grading and curbing at the parking lot has also been started.

Updates from the Great Flood-themed North Bank Playground

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Here are some construction photos from the Great Flood-themed North Bank Playground in Riverfront Park. ID Sculpture is on-site hand-carving some of the playground climbing walls. They have built plastic tents over the sculpting areas and have a team of 4-6 people in each tent scoring cutting and sculpting the rock to make it reflect our local geology. The skatepark, with two bowls, is also taking shape. Once they start pouring concrete and forming the bowls, the entire process will take about three weeks.

Huntwood Cabinets Expansion

Huntwood Cabinets Facility Expansion

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Another Worksite Wednesday update, this time out at the Huntwood Cabinets facility expansion in Liberty Lake. Site-cast concrete panels are officially in place. The process was scheduled to take three days, but they only needed a day and a half. Fantastic job, Baker Construction & Development, Inc. Teamwork makes the dream work!

Spokane County Medical Examiner

Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office Ribbon Cutting

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“This isn’t really a new medical examiner facility, it’s our first medical examiner facility…For the last 21 years, since the medical examiners’ office was converted from a coroner system in 1999, we worked in two rented facilities that were 1/8 mile apart. For all of those 21 years, we did a lot of ‘making do.’ Obviously, all of that ends with this facility. We won’t be ‘making do’ anymore.” – Dr. Sally Aiken, Chief Medical Examiner, Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office. We celebrated their facility’s completion last week, and are proud to be involved in a project that will serve our community, recruit young professionals to our area, and further reinforce Spokane County as a health science hub.