In brief: Fire District 9 is planning series of open houses

SPOKANE COUNTY – Spokane County Fire District 9, which stretches above the northern boundaries of Spokane and Spokane Valley, is holding a series of open houses during the summer.

Participants can get a tour of the station and meet firefighters. Children can meet Smokey Bear and have their picture taken inside a firetruck.

Upcoming open house dates are: Tuesday: Station 98, 6606 N. Regal St., 6 to 9 p.m.; July 20: Station 93, 9915 W. Charles Road, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; July 23: Station 94, 7017 N. Jensen Road, 6 to 8 p.m.; July 27: Station 91, 616 W. Hastings Road, 10 a.m. to noon; Aug. 1: Station 96, 11019 N. Forker Road, 5 to 8 p.m.; Aug. 10: Station 99, 9105 N. Whitehouse St., 1 to 3 p.m.; Aug. 17: Station 95, 3028 W. Strong Road, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Aug. 22: Station 97, 15222 N. Charles Road, 6 to 8 p.m.

Adoption fees for cats waived through June 30

SPOKANE COUNTY – June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month at the Spokane Humane Society, which is waiving adoption fees for all cats older than 12 months until June 30.

Each cat will receive vaccinations and a microchip. Spaying or neutering is also included.

The shelter is at 6607 N. Havana St.

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