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Disincorporation meeting planned

Thu., Feb. 26, 2009, midnight

Supporters of a move to disincorporate the city of Spokane Valley will hold an organizational meeting Tuesday at University High School.

Sally Jackson, leader of the move to undo the incorporation that voters approved in 2002, said the meeting is an opportunity to discuss the upcoming petition drive with volunteers. To disincorporate the city, supporters will need about 24,000 signatures of Valley voters, she said.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

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Ice Age club plans hike

The Cheney-Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute is offering an eight-mile hike that’s not for the faint of heart.

The hike from Lyons Ferry State Park to Palouse Falls State Park on March 14 will explore botany, zoology and early Indian history as well as geologic features left by giant prehistoric floods that washed through the region.

Lyons Ferry State Park is near the Palouse River’s confluence with the Snake River, about 12 miles southeast of Washtucna.

Hike leaders Lloyd Stoess and Gene Kiver warn that the hike will cover steep ascents and descents that shouldn’t be attempted by anyone with serious heart or vertigo problems, or by those who are unable to hike three miles without a break.

To register, call Melanie Bell at 954-4242 or send e-mail to Registration costs $10 for chapter members; $12, for others.

Youth soccer holding signups

Registration for the spring 2009 season for Valley Youth Soccer is now open.

Cost for children ages 4 to 7 is $35 and $40 for ages 8 and older.

To register, go to

For more information, call 924-7661 or e-mail


Gaiser now open for visitors

The Gaiser Conservatory in Manito Park, 1702 S. Grand Blvd., is now open. The colorful tulips, daffodils, and other varieties of spring flowers are the perfect way to chase away the winter blues.

The Conservatory is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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