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Spokane Valley Fire Department's Deputy Chief Andy Hail, playing the role of an injured worker, is lowered 200-feet in a gurney from a Consolidated Irrigation District water tower in the Spokane Valley, Tuesday June 4, 2013. The Spokane Valley Fire's Technical Rescue Team has been training on how to best do a high-angle rope rescue from a water tower. (Colin Mulvany)
Spokane Valley Fire Department's Deputy Chief Andy Hail, playing the role of an injured worker, is lowered 200-feet in a gurney from a Consolidated Irrigation District water tower in the Spokane Valley, Tuesday June 4, 2013. The Spokane Valley Fire's Technical Rescue Team has been training on how to best do a high-angle rope rescue from a water tower. (Colin Mulvany)

Good news! It's almost Friday. The arrival of Thursday, of course, means from Valley Voice highlights. This week photographer Colin Mulvany took some fabulous photos of high-angle rope rescue training put on by the Spokane Valley Fire Department. Deputy Chief Andy Hail volunteered to be "rescued" from a water tower and be lowered 200 feet to the ground in a gurney.

Reporter Lisa Leinberger has a story on West Valley High School student Tonya Lewis. Her iPod photo titled "Pathway to Happiness" won first place in the landscape category of the Photographic Society of America's international photo contest.

Spokane County recently submitted a 100-year flood plain map of the Saltese Flats area to the Federal Emergency Management Agency so the county can move forward with a project to rechannel runoff from Mica Peak to restore wetlands. The County submitted the map without the participation of the city of Spokane Valley, which is involved because any floodwaters from the flats would end up inside city limits. The city has concerns about some of the data included in the county's analysis.




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