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Saturday’s highlights

“He scored very high on his behavioral test,” said Jackie Bell, development coordinator for SCRAPS, about Astro, the terrier mix at the facility in Spokane Valley on Tuesday. SR photo/Kathy Plonka

It feels a little odd to be at work on a Monday after the last couple of weeks, but here we are for the highlights from Saturday's Valley Voice. (And we have next Monday off, too. Cool.) The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) is feeling its way forward after a new regional shelter failed at the ballot box in November. A new location is still the plan, but where and when that might happen is yet to be determined.

I checked in with Advent Lutheran Church, which was created by the combination of Good Shepherd Lutheran and Christ Lutheran in May. The new church seems to be doing well as members consider what they want their church to be.

Correspondent Val Putnam attended the Millwood City Council meeting, where new council members were sworn in and a water plan was discussed. Correspondent Jennifer LaRue interviewed a youg rapper, Aubrey Major of West Valley High School. She writes her own songs and has already performed some concerts.

Saturday’s highlights

Steve Munts takes notes as an evaluator suggests that in the event of a wildfire, flammable material such as paper inside the home should be moved away from doors and windows before occupants evacuate, to prevent its heating up and igniting inside the house. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak

There was a lot to read in Saturday's Valley Voice, so all is forgiven if you didn't get a chance to read it all. The Spokane Valley Fire Department and Spokane County Fire District 8 have teamed up to hire a wildland fire inspector to help homeowners prepare their homes for wildfires. They are doing inspections of homes in forested areas to point out what measures people can take that may save their homes.

The Spokane Valley City Council again discussed street preservation and how to pay for it, but no conclusions were reached. They also discussed several other projects that have come up, including improving the Mission Aveneue trailhead in Greenacres, and what money might be available to pay for them. The council intends to discuss both issues in more depth at the day-long budget workshop scheduled for June 14.

In related news, planning commission chairman John Carroll has announced his intention to run for Dean Grafos' council seat this fall, setting up the first contested election so far. Reporter Lisa Leinberger has a story on a $250 prize available to North Pines Middle School students who follow a series of clues to find a blue piggy bank named Piggy H.

Two Spokane Valley churches, Good Shepherd Lutheran and Christ Lutheran, have voted to combine to form a new church named Advent Lutheran Church. The original plan was to combine three congregations into one, but the majority of the members of Holy Trinity Lutheran did not vote to approve the plan.

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