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Northwest Notes November 24, 2010

| November 24, 2010 8:00 PM

Legendary broadcaster Robertson leaves Indians

SPOKANE - Radio broadcaster Bob Robertson will be stepping away from the Spokane Indians broadcast duties to spend more time with his wife and family in Tacoma, the team announced on Tuesday.

Robertson will continue to announce Washington State football and Pacific Lutheran basketball. He was awarded the Joe Martin Award in 2005 from the Northwest League.

Robertson is completing his 44th season as voice of WSU football. Prior to joining the Spokane Indians, he was the play-by-play announcer of the Tacoma Rainiers for 16 seasons and is a 12-time winner of the Washington State Sportscaster of the Year award and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

Robertson also spent two years serving as the television voice for Notre Dame football and basketball in the 1950s.

Spokane will honor Robertson's broadcasting career at Avista Stadium on June 17.

NIC to partner with

Special Olympics Saturday

COEUR d'ALENE - North Idaho College will partner with the Special Olympics organization for men's and women's basketball games against the North Idaho All-Stars on Saturday.

Free admission will be offered to either the women's or men's game with every donation to Special Olympics.

Shirts will also be on sale benefiting Special Olympics and the Coeur d'Alene Special Olympics team will take on the NIC men's team at halftime of the men's game.

Information: 769-3348.

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