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Save big bucks in online auction

Save big bucks in online auction

KXLY Radio is partnering with businesses across the Inland Northwest to bring you an online auction that you won't want to miss.  Here are just a few of the deals you'll find on the Bid on Spokane website.

  • A McCulloch 27" Snow Blower, retail value $799, with a starting bid of $180
  • A $100 Blush Beauty Bar gift certificate with a starting bid of $20
  • A Flexsteel Sofa, retail price $2,190, with a starting bid of $440.

There are more than 50 items to bid on, including furniture, sporting goods, and family entertainment.  You can see pictures, descriptions, and bid on the items on bidonespokane.com.  

The auction closes on March 31st, so take advantage while you can!

Volunteers needed for Bike Swap

Volunteers needed for Bike Swap

Just a few short weeks away from the 3rd Annual Spokane Bike Swap and Expo, and the event is in need of volunteers.

Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the weekend long event, April 12th & 13th. From setup, to event support, security, bike technicians and registrations teams are all needed to make sure the discounted bike event runs smooth.

Clayton chef finds surprise success as buttercream sculptor

Clayton chef finds surprise success as buttercream sculptor

There’s spectacular cakes, and then there’s the art that Chef Rebecca Wortman creates with buttercream frosting and sugar pieces. Using the common cake topping, Wortman makes sculptures that have captured the eye of the confectionary world in just a few short months.

“I wanted to do something different,” said Wortman of her sculptures. “And it’s turning out to be good.”

Gonzaga students excited about NCAA tournament, but plan to cheer from home

Just north of Gonzaga University's campus, three students were tossing a football in the street Monday night. As they did, they talked about what many students will discuss until Friday, the Zags match-up against Oklahoma State.

The three guys wish, instead of playing catch, they could be planning a trip to San Diego to watch it.

"Oklahoma State has one of the best players in the nation in my opinion in Marcus Smart, so that will be a tough match-up for any of our guards," senior Cooper Erlandson said.

Erlandson was lucky enough to watch Gonzaga win the WCC title in Las Vegas. He says many students, like him, are cashed out.

"I'm sure a lot of students would love to get there, it's just a hard deal getting back to classes. Ultimately we wish (Gonzaga) would cancel classes for a couple days," he said.

"It would be great to do it if we could, it was too bad they didn't get matched up here in Spokane." Erik Jarvey said.

The Gonzaga men's basketball team faces a familiar foe Friday in Oklahoma State. They're 5-0 against the Cowboys all time. The most recent win came last season in Oklahoma.

State B Tourney boosts Spokane economy

State B Tourney boosts Spokane economy

Each year just over 600 high school athletes travel to Spokane for the State B Basketball Tournament. That's just a drop in the bucket compared to the parents and fans that travel to Spokane each year to support their kids.

A little over 2,000 parents and fans attend the tournament every year. They're eating at restaurants, staying in hotels, and spending money, all of which provide a boost to the Spokane economy.

Dana Haines speaks for the Spokane Sports Commission. This is their busy season, as the NCAA Tournament, the Pacific Northwest Qualifier, and a few other big events happen later this month.

"We got more than $10 million economic impact, but more importantly we have visitors around the country headed to Spokane for likely the first time and seeing our great city," said Haines.

"That's a real tip to Spokane's hat, too," said State B Tournament Director Bonnie Long. "And of course when they're here they're going to stay somewhere and spend some money."

Long has held her position at the tournament for about six years, but she's been involved for more than 40.

Spokane Public Market calling it quits

Spokane Public Market calling it quits

The Spokane Public Market has announced it’s closing its doors. The non-profit that runs the market says there just isn’t enough support to keep going.

“It’s horrible,” said Torie Foote, President of the Spokane Public Market Board. “I think Spokane needs it.”

FDA considering revamping food labels

FDA considering revamping food labels

For the first time in 20 years, nutrition labels on the food you buy could get a big makeover.

Many people have walked through the grocery store, picked up something, tried to read the label and been totally confused. The print is very small, the information not cut and dry. Now the FDA wants to make shopping easier by changing these labels.

"They can be misleading," dietitian Natalie Tauzin said.

But for the first time in two decades, a major makeover, with new labels make calorie count bigger and highlight added sugars.

"So it would spell out how much sugar was added to this versus what was naturally in the milk," Tauzin said.

Tauzin, who works for the Spokane Health District, pointed out the new labels to help consumers decide what to grab from the shelves during a visit to Bargain Giant Foods.

"So it's 38 grams of sugar in this but there is nothing that would be a naturally sugar in this that is inherently in water so it's all added sugar," Tauzin said.

Aside from the larger calorie count print and added sugars column, the new labels will try to reflect what we actually eat, not what's ideal or recommended.