Posts tagged: SpokAnimal
Tiffany Allen, who has Down Syndrome, sits beside the formal dress she will wear as she vies for homecoming princess at East Valley High School. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley
Hold on to your hat, and your Saturday Valley Voice, so it doesn't blow away on this very breezy Monday. We had a couple of stories about teenagers doing well to start off with. Reporter Lisa Leinberger wrote about East Valley High School junior Tiffany Allen who has been nominated for homecoming royalty. Allen, who has Down syndrome, is getting a lot of support from her fellow students.
Teenager Micaela Halpin won second place in the recent video and photo contests run by the city of Spokane Valley in celebration of the city's 10th anniversary. Halpin's winning entries and the entries of the other winners can be seen at www.spokanevalley10.com.
A recent dog attack in the small town of Latah is illustrating the problem that many small towns are having with animal control. Many of the towns contract with SpokAnimal, which doesn't have any enforcement powers outside of the Spokane city limits. Now the towns are looking to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service for help.
Japanese students perform traditional dance and drumming on Monday at New Life Church. Compass USA is celebrating 25 years of its exchange student program with Japan.SR photo/Dan Pelle
We have a bright and sunny morning to check out today's Valley Voice. Reporter Lisa Leinberger has a story on a large group of Japanese exchange students who have been visiting Spokane Valley through a program run by Compass USA. The students, who took English classes and explored the area, recently put on a Japanese culture night for their host families.
Spokane Valley is still mulling over a decision on animal control. The city received proposals from SCRAPS and SpokAnimal for animal control service and there are some important differences between the two. The city council is expected to make a decision by the end of the month.
Reporter Pia Hallenberg has a story on God's Closet, which provides free clothing for children after parents pay $1 admission. There's a free shopping day coming up Friday at the Central Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship Hall at 804 W. Spofford in Spokane.
Firefighter Tom Carleton of Spokane Valley’s Ladder 10 walks through a charred hillside during a wildland fire training session Wednesday in Spokane Valley. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland
Today is Monday and it's sunny. Are we sure this is Spokane? It's time to grab a cup of coffee and settle in to check out some highlights from Saturday's Valley Voice. The Spokane Valley Fire Department spent some time doing wildland fire training last week and invited other local fire departments to participate.
The Spokane Valley City Council has agreed to issue a request for proposal's for the city's animal control service with the intention of getting information from SpokAnimal Care on what they might charge to take over the city's animal control contract.
Reporter Lisa Leinberger has a nice story on Liberty Lake Regional Park, a little known park on the shores of Liberty Lake that has hiking trails, camping, a playground, swimming and a dock to fish off of. It's a great place to sit on the beach and enjoy the views.
A dock sits below the Coyote Rock development Tuesday. The Washington state Court of Appeals ruled that docks installed at the development were illegal. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland
We have a ton of good stories for you in Saturday's Valley Voice, so let's get right to it. The Washington State Court of Appeals recently ruled that the docks at the Coyote Rock development are illegal after a lawsuit filed by the Department of Ecology, but the court didn't examine one of the issues presented by the DOE and the environmental groups that joined the lawsuit.
Reporter Lisa Leinberger has a great story on students at Summit School, who sent their teacher light-hearted threats in iambic pentameter to convince him to allow them to put on a shortened, clown-based version of “Hamlet.” Lisa also reported on vandalism of the sheds at the East Valley community garden. Police quickly arrested the group of teens responsible, but students were left to clean up the mess.
A goup of Girl Scouts has come through in a big way for the town of Millwood. Correspondent Valerie Putnam reported on their successful effort to raise enough money to repair the town's wading pool. The Spokane Valley City Council seems willing to explore contracting with SpokAnimal for animal control services instead of SCRAPS. City staff is still in the information collecting stage.