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From left, triplets, Kaitlin, Briana and Ashleigh Creeger, 11, and Jenna Fonteyne, 10, dig for quartz and fluorite crystals, agate, obsidian, petrified wood and more at Livingstone’s Rock Ranch Friday. SR photo/Colin Mulvany
Welcome to another sweltering day in the Inland Northwest. At least it's Thursday so we can take a look at today's Valley Voice. Reporter Lisa Leinberger continued her tour of the Spokane Valley area and has a story on Livingstone's Rock Ranch in Greenacres. There are nearly 100 tons of garnets, crystals, agate, obsidian and more buried in the ground for people to find.
The Spokane Valley City Council voted to approve an agreement with Spokane County to fix a portion of 48th Avenue and Sundown Court in the Ponderosa neighborhood. The road has had drainage problems ever since the road was repaved after the County installed sewer lines. The city has also hired former Spokane city attorney Howard Delaney on a two month contract. He was fired by Spokane Mayor David Condon in March.
The Spokane Valley Arts Council is going forward with the construction of a statue intended for the city's gateway project at Sprague and Thierman after the council decided they didn't want the statue for that location. Other locations in the city are being looked at for placement of the statue.
Residents in the Ponderosa and Painted Hills neighborhoods who are served by the Spokane Valley Fire Department or Spokane County Fire District 8 can drop off yard waste for free disposal Saturday. The two organizations are sponsoring the event so people can get rid of debris that would become a fire hazard later in the year. So roll up your sleeves and clean that yard so you can drop everything off at Haase Landscape, 12202 E. Thorpe Drive, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Items that will not be accepted include trash, root balls, stumps, lumber or branches thicker than three inches in diameter.