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Saturday’s highlights

At It’s a Soccer Life in Spokane Valley, the Spokane Shadow U13 team practices Monday. The soccer center has an enclosed turf field and a smaller futsal pitch. Weekdays at the center are usually filled with practices and weekends are packed with league play from morning until night. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley

It's a sunny if somewhat nippy Monday morning out there, so lets take a look at some highlights from Saturday's Valley Voice. Correspondent Jill Barville checked out a new indoor soccer facility in the Spokane Valley Industrial Park called It's A Soccer Life. The business opened in January and hosts games and practices for area teams.

The city of Spokane Valley got some input on the future of parks in the city during a public meeting last week looking for input on the city's proposed Parks and Recreation Master Plan. A recent survey showed that local residents are most interested in urban trails, splash pads, outdoor aquatic facilities and indoor recreation facilities.

Reporter Nicole Hensley has a story on the newest West Valley School District board member Adam Mortensen, a 1997 West Valley High School graduate. Richard Chan, husband of longtime Front Porch columnist Deborah Chan, has a column about how he has been dealing with his wife's cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The Spokane Valley City Council spent more than two hours talking about the future of trash in the city during their daylong winter retreat last week. They have teamed up with Spokane County to do a study on the costs of various disposal options in the future.  

Bits and pieces

Don't forget that the Liberty Lake City Council is having a retreat tonight at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 22170 E. Country Vista Drive. The agenda for the evening shows they will be discussing the project list for street maintenance, status of the Valleyway and Lakeside road improvements, the city arboretum, budget goals for 2012 and council districting. It should be an interesting discussion. The meeting is open to the public, but no public comment will be taken.

Also making news in Liberty Lake is a resident who traces his family tree back to George Washington's brother. Check out this story by SR reporter Mike Prager for more. Also, the lengthy saga surrounding the 4th district senate seat vacated by Bob McCaslin and filled by Jeff Baxter continues. Former state representative and former judge Mike Padden has announced he will run for the seat in November. Reporter John Craig has the details.

Spokane Valley council retreat tomorrow

Tuesday is nothing but meetings, meetings and more meetings. The East Valley School District board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the District Administration Center, 12325 E. Grace. The board may vote on whether to put a bond on a ballot this spring.

The Spokane Valley City Council will have its annual winter retreat tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda includes contracts, economic development, city hall options, law enforcement goals, the budget and more. The council will follow that up with their regular council meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague. That agenda includes a motion on a sewer paveback agreement with Spokane County and a vote on who to appoint to committees that former council woman Rose Dempsey served on.

Of course this non-stop Spokane Valley meeting schedule means that I will be off the grid tomorrow. I'll be too busy taking notes until my arm is sore to do any blog posting. But I'll be back on Wednesday.

Rockford City Council retreat

The Rockford City Council is planning a special meeting Monday for a council reatreat. Items on the tentative agenda include capital improvements, water and sewer lagoon funds, the project list for next year's Community Development Block Grant funds, water issues, city contracts and the drainage issues in the town park.

The meeting is open to the public. It will begin at 6 p.m. Monday at Fire District 8's Station 82, 12100 E. Palouse Highway.

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