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In brief: New Spokane Valley streets code proposed

Spokane Valley city officials have proposed new standards for street construction, inspection and maintenance, and will explain them at a Jan. 23 forum for developers.

The 7:30 a.m. meeting will be in the City Council auditorium at City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. Public comments will be taken until April 9, when the Planning Commission is to conduct a public hearing.

The city has been operating with interim standards since its incorporation.

No summary of changes is available yet, but to obtain a CD of the proposed standards, call Patty Romero at 688-0297 or send an e-mail to

The standards also may be viewed or downloaded from the city’s Web site, Click on the “draft Street Standards Manual” link on the home page, then click on “Table of Contents.”

Comments on the proposals may be e-mailed to or mailed to: Patty Romero, City of Spokane Valley, 11707 E. Sprague Ave., Suite 106, Spokane Valley, WA 99206.

Spokane County

Junior wrestling seeking registrants

Registration for Spokane Junior Wrestling, a developmental program for ages kindergarten through sixth grade, is scheduled Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at area high schools.

Participants should register at the high school in their district: Central Valley, East Valley, Ferris, Gonzaga Prep, Lewis and Clark, Mead, Mt. Spokane, North Central, Rogers, Shadle Park, University or West Valley. Practices will be held twice a week and there will be four Saturday tournaments in March.

Cost is $50, which includes tournament fees, club T-shirt, officials, awards and insurance. In addition, SJW singlets are required for tournaments. Cost for singlets is $20 used or $30 new.

For registration and more information, call 220-2348 or go to


Children’s theatre holding auditions

The Spokane Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for “Bridge to Terabithia” on Saturday at 3 p.m. and Monday at 7 p.m. The auditions will be held at Spokane Community College in the Lair Auditorium, 1810 N. Greene St.

Ages for all roles include 7 to adult. Most roles are nonsinging, but four lead roles require strong singers. Director Reed McColm is also seeking a dog of “less than pure lineage.”

Performances will be March 7 through 22.

For more information, call 328-4886 or visit www.spokane

West Hills

SFCC hosting financial aid event

Spokane Falls Community College will host “College Goal Sunday” on Jan. 25, part of a statewide event to provide high school students and their families with information and opportunities for college financial aid. The informational fair will begin at 2 p.m. and will be held in SFCC’s Student Union Building Lounges A and B, in Building 17.

Financial aid specialists will be available to answer questions and help students and their families complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, necessary for the college financial aid process.

Call Marjorie Davis, associate director of financial aid, 533-3180 or go to for more information.


Meal benefits St. Patrick’s school

On Jan. 24, enjoy an Italian meal and watch the Zags for a good cause.

From 4 to 8 p.m. the St. Patrick’s Alumni Association will host the Sam Via Memorial Italian Dinner, catered by Mamma Mia’s.

The evening also will include raffles, a bake sale, and beer and wine for purchase.

Cost is $10 per person and $5 for children age 5 and under.

The benefit will be held in the cafeteria at St. Patrick’s School, 2706 E. Queen Ave. Proceeds will benefit the school.

From staff reports

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