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Saturday’s highlights

WVHS sprinter-jumper Terrynce Duke runs through block starts Wednesday at the school. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley

All I have to say is that Monday came much too early this week. With that said, let's move forward with some highlights from Saturday's Valley Voice. Reporter Lisa Leinberger has a story on the Central Valley School District's new computer system that allows students and parents to check progress online. The new software also means that teachers don't have to hand schedule students anymore.

The city of Spokane Valley held a public meeting last week to go over a planned stormwater improvement project on 14th Avenue between Carnahan Road and Custer Street. The project is expected to be completed this summer and should end the frequest flooding and erosion after heavy rains.

Correspondent Steve Christilaw has a story on West Valley senior Terrynce Duke, who is becoming a standout track athlete after years of playing football and basketball.

Meeting tonight on 14th Ave. stormwater project

The city of Spokane Valley will host a public meeting tonight to discuss a planned stormwater improvement project on 14th Avenue between Custer St. and Carnahan Road. There has been a problem of erosion in the area after rains. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Park Place Assisted Living Center, 511 S. Park Road. There will be time for residents to ask questions.

The planned work include adding curbs, putting in an underground stormwater pipe system and connecting driveways to the edge of the new curb. The work will take place sometime this summer and will last between four to eight weeks.

Saturday’s highlights

During auditions for “I Hate Hamlet,” fight coordinator Brian Rempel, left, and Ignite! Community Theatre’s artistic director, Scott Finlayson cross swords, while Richard Donnelly waits to audition for the role of John Barrymore. “I Hate Hamlet” opens April 12. SR photo/Colin Mulvany

I'm bringing everyone the highlights from Saturday's Valley Voice a day late this week. I took yesterday off to spend a little quality time with my comfy recliner and my lap cat.

The city of Spokane Valley hosted a public meeting last week to talk about a proposed stormwater project planned for this summer in the Valleyview neighborhood. There has been problems with runoff on the west side of Dickey Road washing out some areas and flooding a street. The city plans to install underground piping to take the runoff down the street to a swale it will built on land it owns on 11th Avenue.

Correspondent Jill Barville wrote a story on the new home of Ignite! Community Theatre. The group is now putting on performances in the Spokane Valley Partners building. Correspondent Valerie Putnam reports that the city of Millwood is on solid financial footing thanks to increases in water rates and not spending as much as budgeted in some areas.

Reporter Nicole Hensley reports that the Central Valley School District is looking as new textbooks for history, civics, psychology and sociology classes. The books the district currently uses haven't been updated since the 1990's. Some students and their parents are helping evaluate possible textbooks.

Bettman Road project meeting tonight

The city of Spokane Valley is hosting a public meeting tonight to talk about a planned stormwater project along the east side of Bittman Road and Dickey Street between 11th and 14th Avenues this summer. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Park Place Assisted Living, 511 S. Park Road. The project calls for swales, installing underground pipes and possibly removing some landscaping in the public right of way. Call (509) 720-5013 for more details on the project.

Meeting on Sprague Ave. swale project

The City of Spokane Valley is having a community meeting tonight to get input on a planned stormwater swale project along Sprague Avenue between Park Road and the I-90 overpass. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Park Place Assisted Living Center, 511 S. Park Road. The project will allow for better treatment of stormwater in addition to adding grass and trees along Sprague. At the same time the road will be narrowed and the pavement will be ground down and overlayed with new asphalt. The city is looking for input on the best places to put the trees and possible changes on driveways.

Coming Thursday

The Valley crew has been hard at work this week getting everything ready for Thursday's Valley Voice. Reporter Lisa Leinberger checked in the local school districts (East Valley, West Valley, Central Valley and Freeman) to see how district enrollment is doing. We'll have a story on the new Saltese natural area and a report on Tuesday's Spokane Valley City Council meeting. There was a lengthy discussion on stormwater projects that are eligible for grant money. There were a bunch of other topics covered, but those will have to wait until Saturday's Valley Voice. Don't forget to pick up your paper in the morning to check out the stories.

Calmer council meeting tonight

Tonight's Spokane Valley City Council meeting looks calmer and hopefully shorter than the last couple of weeks. There are only ten items on the agenda, including a vote on a survey contract for the Sullivan bridge replacement and the comprehensive plan amendment docket. There will also be report on a Convention Center update, stormwater grants, economic development and railroad quiet zones. If one of those topics attracts your interested, head to City Hall at 11707 E. Sprague at 6 p.m. tonight. The meeting is a study session, so the only public comment taken will be on the two items up for a vote.

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