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Thu., Aug. 2, 2012, 9:41 a.m.

Thursday’s highlights

Tim Page, of Bellingham, climbs a rock face as his nephew Nathan Pettis, 15, belays on Monday at John H. Shields Park in Spokane. Page, a program coordinator with the American Alpine Institute, was in town to see family and decided to take Pettis climbing. (Tyler Tjomsland)
Tim Page, of Bellingham, climbs a rock face as his nephew Nathan Pettis, 15, belays on Monday at John H. Shields Park in Spokane. Page, a program coordinator with the American Alpine Institute, was in town to see family and decided to take Pettis climbing. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Tim Page, of Bellingham, climbs a rock face as his nephew Nathan Pettis, 15, belays on Monday at John H. Shields Park in Spokane. Page, a program coordinator with the American Alpine Institute, was in town to see family and decided to take Pettis climbing. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland

Well, the highlight of my morning is certainly my amazingly fast new computer. Programs no longer take 10 minutes to open and I no longer have to click and wait. Great stuff. Everyone else, however, will have to make do with the highlights from today's Valley Voice.

Reporter Lisa Leinberger recently stopped by the Minnehaha Rocks, where locals go for climbing and hiking. There are routes for beginners and advanced climbers at Minnehaha, formally known as John H. Shields Park. The Spokane Valley City Council voted this week to approve a zone change request for land on Conklin Road just south of Broadway. The change to high density residential clears the way for an apartment complex. The council also approved a development agreement to mitigate impacts on neighbors.

The Spokane Valley Planning Commission recently voted on its recommendations for uses that should be allowed in additional zoning areas. There was a lot of discussion on crematories and indoor recreation centers.




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Nina Culver
Nina Culver joined The Spokesman-Review in 1995. She currently is a reporter for the City Desk covering breaking news, courts and public safety on the night shift.

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