The yellow mate to this green fiberglass inchworm was stolen from Discovery Playground. The inchworms had been installed this spring in the Secret Garden area of the playground. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak
Those promised thuderstorms never materialized Saturday, so here's your chance to catch up on some of the stories from Saturday's Valley Voice if you were out and about. Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation Department employees are frustrated with the fascination that vandals seem to have with the larger-than-life features in the new Discovery Playground. Last week someone made of with a 5 foot long yellow inchworm, so keep your eyes open for it.
The Newman Lake SCOPE volunteers keep busy protecting their neighborhood from crime, but they can always use a few more helping hands. As reporter Lisa Leinberger writes, they have a lot of different programs running that people can help with.
The Spokane Valley City Council took another step closer to putting the one-way Sprague issue on the November ballot, agreeing to spend between $40,000 and $60,000 on a detailed traffic study. The city has already spent about $40,000 on a preliminary traffic study. The issue must be decided by Aug. 16, which is the deadline to add items to the ballot.