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Teams needed to run the TC50

Teams needed to run the TC50

It's time for runners to sign up for the 4th annual TC50 Relay Race! The name “TC50” stands for Teen Closet and... 50 miles! The race consists of a 50 mile course, consisting of 10 legs (they are not equal in length).  Spokane area high schools are used as start/finish, water stops and transitions. The focus is on the high schools, because that is the age group most served by Teen Closet.

The race is Saturday, June 14th.  Teams of up to 10 can compete.  All ages and athletic abilities are welcome. The cost is $300 per team up to 10 runners, $200 for high school teams. There is an increase in registration fee if your team signs up after May 31st.

Spokane mother receives kidney transplant

Spokane mother receives kidney transplant

Jenn Shuman is a 32-year-old wife and mother of two. Like most mothers, her dream is to watch her children grow.

In December she found out that dream was in jeopardy, when she was placed on the transplant list for a new kidney.

"Her dad passed away from kidney disease when she was 15 years old," said Tanya Ogden, a longtime family friend of Shuman's.

On average a person can wait almost two years on the transplant list. With 99,201 thousand people on the transplant list waiting for a kidney, only 14,029 were donated in 2013.

However, last Tuesday, Shuman received a kidney.

A bunch of people tested to find out if they are matches for her, and her mom happened to be a match.

Shuman and her kidney, she named Sidney, have a long battle ahead.

"We're just trying to raise more money for the medication she is going to need for the anti-rejection medication and hospital bills," said Shuman.

Odgen and members throughout the community have come together to raise money for Shuman and her family.

"The medication can range anywhere from $300 a month clear up to like $900 a month," said Ogden.

Trading cards offer Bloomsday trivia

Trading cards offer Bloomsday trivia

After a successful first race in 2013, the Bloomsday Trading Cards are back, and this year they have some new characters for you to collect.


There are eight new Bloomsday characters that represent the 50,000 unique Bloomies that hit the course every year.

Local bands compete for your Bloomsday vote

Local bands compete for your Bloomsday vote

Every year local bands and radio stations line the Bloomsday course providing entertainment for all the Bloomies. Bloomsday has released the bands that will be providing entertainment and competing for your vote along the course.

Secure your bike for free during Bloomsday

Secure your bike for free during Bloomsday

If you plan on riding your bike down the Bloomsday starting line, the Spokane Bicycle Club has you covered. The club is providing a secure bike corral for anyone riding to the race, and the best part is they’re doing it for free.

Spokane leaders honor 141st ARW for Oso relief efforts

Spokane leaders honor 141st ARW for Oso relief efforts

Local leaders have honored members of the 141st Air Refueling Wing for their efforts in helping with search and recovery operations in Oso in the wake of the deadly mudslide last month that claimed 41 lives.

More than 70 airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base responded to Oso within days of the mudslide and spent their time assisting in the search and recovery efforts. One of those airmen was Sergeant Caleb Guthimiller, who deployed to Oso four days after the slide hit.

"I didn't expect anything like what we saw. I don't think anything could prepare you for the amount of mud and debris that was moved down there," he said.

"The best way to describe it is almost like quick sand. Every step was quite a struggle, every time you had to take a step to search. A lot of it was done literally on hands and knees in some areas because you would sink so deep you couldn't hardly get out of it," he added.

Guardsmen with the 141st spent 10 days in Oso.