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Getting There: New traffic website unveiled

The Spokane Regional Transportation Management Center has unveiled a new, easier-to-use website at srtmc.org. The site posts traffic camera images and traffic information, including slowdowns and road closures. It offers links to all traffic cameras in the area, and the ...

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Present day: Luxury homes with views of the Wandermere Golf Course line the bluff on the north side of the course. In the 1930s, part of the slope was turned into a 700-foot ski jumping hill for the  spectacle of competitions. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Then and Now: Wandermere ski jumping

The weather in January of 1933 was typical. There was no snow on the ground, but the Spokane Ski Club and the Chamber of Commerce went ahead with plans for a ski event at Wandermere Golf Course, which had opened as a nine-hole course in 1929. Snow skiing, both downhill and cross-country, was growing rapidly. Ski clubs were installing rope tows on popular hills, including Mount Spokane, though chair lifts were still a few years away. The superstars of the burgeoning sport were the ski jumpers, fearless young men who flew off ramps wearing leather boots bound to wooden skis with metal bindings. Ski jumping had started in Norway in the early 1800s but became a standalone event around the world in the 1920s.

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View from the north of Huntington Park and site of a new plaza to be built above a new stormwater overflow tank. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Two-year stormwater tank project will extend Riverfront Park, close road 64 

The good news is an artful, landscaped and multilevel plaza will extend Spokane’s Riverfront Park to the Monroe Street Bridge, the Spokane River will be much cleaner and the 3-mile Gorge Loop Trail will be nearly complete. The bad news is Spokane Falls Boulevard will be closed for nearly two years while the city builds a massive, 2.2-million-gallon stormwater tank next to the downtown library.

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Public safety
Driver arrested for vehicular assault after hitting pedestrian 
Fire district tries bond again after ballot printing error  
Spokane interim police Chief Dobrow announces retirement  87 
Investigators search for clues in Spokane Valley woman’s death  
Fire district tries bond again after ballot printing error 
Two-year stormwater tank project will extend Riverfront Park, close road  64 
Historic home linked to Shriners Hospital maintains its past – outside and in  
Spin Control: Mumm left speechless at hearing on Baumgartner bill  12 
Turnbull Wildlife Refuge closed in reaction to Oregon militia occupation  241 
Washington records 
Driver arrested after running into Idaho trooper’s car 
Shawn Vestal: Idaho results show that in many cases, virtual education doesn’t deliver  70 
Detectives investigate body found near Cataldo, Idaho  
Eldon Samuel trained to kill zombies, mother testifies in trial  22 
Lewiston man shot in gunfight with deputies 
Student group upset Gonzaga won’t allow the public to attend Dinesh D’Souza talk  301 
Spokane elementary teacher arrested on suspicion of heroin possession  21 
GED score change gives more students certificates  53 
Ex-director of special education files civil rights complaint against district  10 
Some Spokane school district employees receive raise  
Getting There: New traffic website unveiled 
Getting There: Emphasis patrols will target speeders  17 
Inslee takes a Spokane bus ride to celebrate transit funding  111 
Funds sought for work at Sullivan Road and Euclid Avenue  
100 years ago: Six killed when avalanche sweeps part of Great Northern train off tracks  
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Freeman High senior crowned Lilac Festival queen  
Hot tub shot too much for Cheney High yearbook  27 
MLK Family Outreach Center looks to rebuild  
Lake Coeur d’Alene home designed by fans of ‘Blog Cabin’ hits the market 

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