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TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2014

In the market for a rabbit or two?

SCRAPS is hosting a special adoption event on Oct. 1 from 2-6 p.m. at the Spokane County Fairgrounds, featuring animals from the recent seizure near Deer Park. Up for adoption are: 60 rabbits, 14 roosters and two billy goats. A $25 adoption fee is requested...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014

Memorial service set for Gary Schimmels

A memorial service for civic leader Gary Schimmels is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 4521 N. Arden Road in Otis Orchards. Schimmels, a former Spokane Valley deputy mayor and longtime councilman, died unexpectedly Wednesday at his home. He was 75....

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MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2013

Tiffany Allen, who has Down Syndrome, sits beside the formal dress she will wear as she vies for homecoming princess at East Valley High School. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Tiffany Allen, who has Down Syndrome, sits beside the formal dress she will wear as she vies for homecoming princess at East Valley High School. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Hold on to your hat, and your Saturday Valley Voice, so it doesn't blow away on this...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013

You need a cat, don't you?

The kitty doors are bursting at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, so the shelter is offering free cats to good homes today and Satuday. One hundred and three cats have come in since June 1 and they need someone to feed them, pet...

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MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013

Gretchen DeRusha, left, models one of her own wigs for the five Locks of Love donors in a fourth-grade class Thursday at South Pines Elementary. DeRusha, a cancer patient in remission, is a retired school district speech and language pathologist and she presented the girls with certificates for their generosity. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

Gretchen DeRusha, left, models one of her own wigs for the five Locks of Love donors in a fourth-grade class Thursday at South Pines Elementary. DeRusha, a cancer patient in remission, is a retired school district speech and language pathologist and she presented the girls...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013

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Spokane Valley news

New Spokane Valley Fire Department Fire Chief Bryan Collins. Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department. In case you missed today's paper, there are a couple of good Spokane Valley stories in there. The Spokane Valley Fire Department picked a new fire chief Monday, Bryan...

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MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2013

A kitten cries for attention after a staffer at SCRAPS placed adoption papers and a pet license on its cage Tuesday. (Jesse Tinsley)

Saturday's highlights

A kitten cries for attention after a staffer at SCRAPS placed adoption papers and a pet license on its cage Tuesday. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley What is it about Monday mornings and fresh snow? Mondays also mean highlights from the Saturday Valley Voice, so here we...

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 (Molly Quinn)

Top names for Spokane pets

Is your cat's name Missy or Smokey? If so, they're a statistic. Spokane Regional Animal Protection Services dug up the top names for dogs and cats out of their data they've been collecting for the past couple of years and if you thought there were...

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New home for regional animal control

Regional animal control is expected to find a new home at the former Schumate Harley-Davidson building, according to a Spokane Regional Animal Protection Service news release. The building, located at 6815 E. Trent, will be retrofitted to handle animal control for all of Spokane County....

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013

This chicken was caught while trying to cross I-90 near Argonne the morning of Jan. 16, 2103. He is currently being held at the SCRAPS shelter.  (Photo courtesy of SCRAPS)

Why did the chicken cross the road? 

To get to the other side, of course. Why this particular chicken decided he needed to cross I-90 near Argonne this morning is a mystery, however. It took a SCRAPS animal control officer, four WSP troopers and a DOT employee about 45 minutes to capture...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2013

Role call: Shauna Cozza, 7, gives a humorous monologue about the existence of fairies Monday as she auditions for a part in the upcoming Theater Arts for Children production of “The Three Musketeers,” at the TAC headquarters in Spokane Valley. TAC will host a silent auction and buffet Saturday. The Star Tacs, the theater’s improv group, will perform. Tickets for the fundraiser are $30 per person or $50 per couple and are available by calling (509) 995-6718 or by sending an email to email@theaterartsforchildren.org. The theater is at 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S. (Jesse Tinsley)

Today's highlights

Role call: Shauna Cozza, 7, gives a humorous monologue about the existence of fairies Monday as she auditions for a part in the upcoming Theater Arts for Children production of “The Three Musketeers,” at the TAC headquarters in Spokane Valley. TAC will host a silent...

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MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2012

Firefighters build steps to get a horse out of a pool in the 17000 block of East Montgomery on Dec. 18. The horse was not injured when it fell through the pool cover.

Saturday's highlights

Firefighters build steps to get a horse out of a pool in the 17000 block of East Montgomery on Dec. 18. The horse was not injured when it fell through the pool cover. Photo courtesy the Spokane Valley Fire Department. Good morning on this last...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012

Debbie Johnson, World Relief Spokane Citizenship and Naturalization Program manager, left, works with Veniamin Avdeyev and Ana Mpawanayo, rear, as they take a civics test on Nov. 29 in Spokane. (Dan Pelle)

Today's highlights

Debbie Johnson, World Relief Spokane Citizenship and Naturalization Program manager, left, works with Veniamin Avdeyev and Ana Mpawanayo, rear, as they take a civics test on Nov. 29 in Spokane. SR photo/Dan Pelle Now is a good time to check out today's Valley Voice while...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012

Nearly free pets for adoption

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) is having an "Empty the Shelter" adoption special all during December. People can adopt animals for only the cost of a license, which is $15 for cats and $25 for dogs. All the other benefits are still...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012

Another animal control discussion

Animal control is once again on the Spokane Valley City Council meeting agenda for tonight, but it appears that the end may be in sight. Tonight the council members will discuss a draft agreement with SCRAPS, who they have been negotiating with for several weeks....

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MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012

Joshua Bailey, 5, enjoys a kiwi during lunch with fellow kindergartners on Wednesday at Broadway Elementary in Spokane Valley. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Saturday's highlights

Joshua Bailey, 5, enjoys a kiwi during lunch with fellow kindergartners on Wednesday at Broadway Elementary in Spokane Valley. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland There is a strange, golden orb in the sky on this Monday morning. While we are enjoying some sunshine, check out some highlights...

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MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012

CV freshmen Jaimee Clark, standing at left, and Alexandra Burke, standing center, consult as they evaluate the entrepreneurial project of third-graders at Sunrise.

Saturday's highlights

CV freshmen Jaimee Clark, standing at left, and Alexandra Burke, standing center, consult as they evaluate the entrepreneurial project of third-graders at Sunrise. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley Welcome to a wet, windy Monday. But look on the bright side; we've got Thanksgiving to look forward to....

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THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012

Katie McLaughlin hands a treat to a Husky-mix at SCRAPS.

Today's highlights

Katie McLaughlin hands a treat to a Husky-mix at SCRAPS. She is a student in East Valley's STAR program, which partners with several businesses in the area that invite students to work during the afternoons to gain some experience. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland It's time to...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012

Tabby cats that were surrendered by an owner who could not care for them arrive at SCRAPS in Spokane Valley in June. (Colin Mulvany)

SCRAPS is having a cat sale

Five tabby cats, who were surrendered by an owner that could not care for them, arrive at SCRAPS in Spokane Valley in June. SR file photo. The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is reporting that their cat room population has exploded from eight to...

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MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012

Members of the Spokane Valley Fire Department honor guard placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, on Oct. 8.

Saturday's highlights

Members of the Spokane Valley Fire Department honor guard placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, on Oct. 8. Photo courtesy Matt Jorgensen I think a cup of coffee (or two) is even more important on...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012

Today's highlights

Perhaps the biggest news in today's Valley Voice is that the Spokane Valley City Council agreed this week to negotiate with SCRAPS for animal control services. The city has been contracting with SCRAPS since incorporation, but SpokAnimal had also submitted a proposal to provide animal...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2012

Japanese students perform traditional dance and drumming on Monday at New Life Church. Compass USA is celebrating 25 years of its exchange student program with Japan. (PHOTOS BY DAN PELLE)

Today's highlights

Japanese students perform traditional dance and drumming on Monday at New Life Church. Compass USA is celebrating 25 years of its exchange student program with Japan.SR photo/Dan Pelle We have a bright and sunny morning to check out today's Valley Voice. Reporter Lisa Leinberger has...

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MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012

Firefighter Tom Carleton of Spokane Valley’s Ladder 10 walks through a charred hillside during a wildland fire training session Wednesday in Spokane Valley. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Saturday's highlights

Firefighter Tom Carleton of Spokane Valley’s Ladder 10 walks through a charred hillside during a wildland fire training session Wednesday in Spokane Valley. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland Today is Monday and it's sunny. Are we sure this is Spokane? It's time to grab a cup of...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012

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Cue the cute cat photo

Photo courtesy of SCRAPS. It has been a while since I have posted an adorable critter photo, so I'm going to follow the lead of frequent Valley Voice correspondent Cindy Hval and go with a cute cat photo. Ginger is up for adoption at the...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

Free pet adoption event this weekend

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is taking the lead in hosting a "Mega Match-a-thon" free pet adoption event Friday and Saturday. Shelters and rescue groups from all over the area have been invited to participate in the event, which will be held from...

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