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Saturday’s highlights

John White, 23, is seen reflected in the rearview mirror of his 1994 CBR 600 motorcycle before running through a low-speed obstacle course during Ride ’Em Wednesday this week at Empire Cycle and Powersports. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland

Good Monday morning, everyone. I hope everyone made it through our short but powerful thunder storm last night in one piece. There are, of course, some highlights from Saturday's Valley Voice. Reporter Lisa Leinberger stopped by Empire Cycle and Powersports for their weekly Ride 'Em Wednesday event. It includes motorcycle competitions, live music and a beer garden.  

The Spokane Valley Lodging Tax Advisory Committee recently had a meeting to discuss changes in state law governing lodging tax distribution and funding goals being put together by the City Council. The committee now has the only say in what groups and organizations will receive funding.

Yesterday was Day One of the annual “Paws in the Pool” event and Day Two kicks off tonight at the Valley Mission Pool. The annual dog swim has a new feature this year - specially made ramps to help the dogs get out of the water.

Valley Mission haunted pool

Today and Saturday are your last chances to stop by the Valley Mission Haunted Pool. The city of Spokane Valley has turned the pool decks and locker rooms into a haunted house. This year's features are the Tarp Tunnel of Terror, the Zombie Graveyeard and Clown Chaos. It's designed for those age 12 and up, but kids under 12 can attend if they are accompanied by an adult.

Admission is $3 per person or $2 plus a non-perishable food item for the food bank. The haunted house is open from 7:30 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday. Valley Mission Pool is located at 11123 E. Mission. Have fun! 

Paws in the Pool photos

SR photographer Jesse Tinsley has posted a great photo story from last night's first ever Paws in the Pool dog swim event at Valley Mission Pool. It looks like the dogs were having a lot of fun. Parks and Recreation Director Mike Stone told me this morning that the inaugural event was a great success and will be back next year. Swim on, Fido, swim on!

Spokane Valley dog swim changes

Spokane Valley's first ever doggie swim day at the pool is Thursday night and organizers have made a few changes. There hasn't been much interest in the small dog (under 34 pounds) catergory, so that group will now swim at the same time as the medium dogs (between 35 and 59 pounds). The new start time is 5 p.m. at Valley Mission Pool, 11123 E. Mission. Large dogs will still swim from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Remember that your dog has to have a current rabies vaccination and must be accompanied by an adult. All dogs will get a rinse before they are allowed in the pool, so allow time for that. There are other conditions as well; click here for details.

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