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Saturday’s highlights

Spokane Valley kayaker Steve Bailey surfs the “Sullivan Hole” on the upper Spokane River on August 1, 2011. The wave is a Spokane low water play spot for whitewater enthusiasts. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak

If you missed Saturday's Valley Voice you should go back and take a look. It's full of interesting news and stories this week. The picture in the middle of the front page of kayakers having fun on the Spokane River makes me want to run down, jump in and cool off. (My kingdom for a cold front!) Correspondent Steve Christilaw has an interesting story to go with the picture.

Reporter Lisa Leinberger wrote about the old East Trent Motor In sign that has found a new home at the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum. She also stopped in at an open house held last week at Spokane Valley Partners to celebrate the receipt of some grant funds.

The developer of the Coyote Rocks development on the Spokane River near Plantes Ferry Park has hit a stumbling block. The Spokane Valley Hearing Examiner recently ruled that the developer must redo a preliminary plat map for a new section of the development to take into account a new ordinary high water mark set by the Department of Ecology.

Correspondent Valerie Putnam wrote that the Millwood City Council just approved a real estate exise tax on all home sales in its jurisdiction. Apparently it was the only city or town in the state that didn't already charge the tax, which is one-half of one percent of the selling price and is paid by the seller. The money will be used to fund capital improvement projects as well as maintenance and operation costs.

There's more to read, but we would be here all day if I listed it all. Check out the Voice page here.

Coming Thursday

One quick note before we get into Thursday's coming attractions. Expect light posting for the next couple of days as I stay home, sleep in and sit in my recliner. I promise to poke my head in at least once to post links to Thursday's stories and, thanks to the wonders of technology, I'll pre-write a preview of Saturday's Valley Voice that will post on Friday.

Now then, where were we. On Thursday I'll take another look at the situation involving docks installed illegally at the Coyote Rock development on the Spokane River near Plantes Ferry Park. The Department of Ecology sued the City of Spokane Valley over what it said were improper exemptions from the Shoreline Management Act.  A judge has recently released a letter of opinion in the case. Also, we'll have a great story on Meals on Wheels volunteers delivering pet food to seniors who would sometimes share their own food with their furry companion because they couldn't afford to buy pet food.

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