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Tuba time: Central Valley High School marching band freshman Zane Bresko plays the contra tuba on the first day of practice Monday. The band was inside the school’s field house because of poor air quality outside. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Tuba time: Central Valley High School marching band freshman Zane Bresko plays the contra tuba on the first day of practice Monday. The band was inside the school’s field house because of poor air quality outside. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Signs of spring: Crocus blooms push through a bed of leaves in a front yard garden on Spokane’s South Hill on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Motorists exiting Interstate 90 at the Lincoln Street off-ramp will likely notice the large, circular black drum of a No-Li beer-brewing tank, reimagined as urban art by local artist Bill Simmons to reflect the role of brewing in Spokane’s history. The 30-barrel fermenter, pictured here on Oct. 3, 2017, was donated to the city by the brewery last August 2016 and will be formally dedicated in a ceremony on Oct. 13. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Finding the rhythm: Sadie Overstreet, 9, counts off the beat with drumsticks while rehearsing with her band, a group gathered during Girls Rock Lab – a program of Spark Central – on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at in a Spokane Public Library meeting room. The girls have spent the weeklong camp writing and rehearsing an original song, which will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bartlett. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
A Fire Boss aircraft drops water on fire near Thorpe and U.S. Highway 195, Aug. 8, 2017, in Spokane, Wash. Firefighters contained the blaze to an estimated 3 acres. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Crews work on a rail bed Saturday after BNSF cars derailed on Old U.S. Highway 195 just north of Bradshaw Road. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Keturah Al-Sweedy, 3, front, and her sister Myra, 2, walk away from Medical Lake after a morning swim with their family on Monday, July 17, 2017. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Thomas Taylor, center, and Justin Fagan, left, execute dribbling and shooting drills for coach James Anderson during a Tuesday morning practice, July 11, 2017, at McEuen Park in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The boys are preparing to play AAU basketball next season. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
The Singing Nuns of Mount St. Michael open their annual luncheon concert with the Star-Spangled Banner, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Mount St. Michael, the convent and Catholic School in North Spokane. The nuns are part of the Sisters of Mary Immaculate Queen and put on musical shows throughout the year. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
“It’s great for the Spokane community itself,” said Michele Larson as she helps set up bleachers Wednesday for her husband’s company, Bleachers By Bob, at the new site of center court for Hoopfest. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Some 45 BOMA (Building Owners & Managers Association) volunteers, including Chad Blanford, of Blind Systems, Inc., went about the task of fixing and tuning up the Northtown Boys & Girls Club, June 14, 2017, in Spokane, Wash. BOMA Spokane donated time and materials totaling $15,000 in landscaping, painting, boarding up windows, removing a water fountain, fixing chain link fencing and installing blinds on the south side of the building. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga ceramics professor Mat Rude, left, and J.J. McCracken, a Gonzaga guest artist from Washington, D.C., work Wednesday, May 31, 2017, on an immersive ceramic installation at the Washington Cracker Building in Spokane, Wash. The installation will serve as part standalone artwork and a site-responsive set piece for GU Theater’s production of Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” directed by Charles M. Pepiton. Gonzaga’s departments of Art, and Theatre & Dance, partnered with Terrain on the project, which uses clay and recycled materials to create a structure which highlights consumption culture against a backdrop of passing freight trains. Beckett’s play depicts the futility of action and inaction and the production in juxtaposition with the art installation aims to raise questions about society’s response to climate change. Guest artist McCracken is hosting a public lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017, in the Jundt Art Museum auditorium, Room 110. The event is free and open to the public. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
A Swallowtail butterfly flies away from a lilac bush near Hauser Lake in the late afternoon sun on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
"I love my job,"said Lana Miller as she waters some the several thousand geraniums planted at The Coeur d'Alene Resort in Coeur d'Alene on Monday, May 22, 2017. Geraniums was resort owner Duane Hagadone's mother's favorite flower. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
"They really like Brazil nuts," said Paul Anthony as he feeds a squirrel at Coeur d'Alene City Park in Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He feeds the squirrels almost every day. "I helped them through this winter," he added. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
A car ended up in Hauser Lake, Friday morning, May 12, 2017, after the driver swerved to avoid a deer. No one was injured in the accident. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Members of Pilgrim Baptist Church, from left, Dima Mynka, 11, Ruslan Makhanov, 15, Jessica Nosov, 17 and Alex Levin hold Easter signs on the corner of South Lincoln Street and West Second Avenue in Spokane on Saturday in celebration of the Easter holiday on Sunday. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
A large interactive video screen in the Gonzaga University Hemmingson Center displays the virtual graffiti of Gonzaga basketball fans Sunday, the day after the Bulldogs locked up their spot in the Final Four of the 2017 NCAA tournament. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Field of vision: A bald eagle sits perched on farming equipment on Tuesday near the North Spokane Farm Museum off Ridgeway Road near Deer Park, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
St. George’s students, from left, Sam Niven, Andrew Jauhiainen, Hailey Higashi and Alison Day, cheer for their team against Kittitas High School during the 2017 2B Boys Hardwood Classic State Basketball Tournament on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Rev. Bill Osborne of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church applies ashes to Mike Meade, as Scott Kilpatrick waits his turn at the STA Plaza Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Spokane in celebration of Ash Wednesday. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Northwest Bach Festival artistic director and Grammy Award winner, Zuill Bailey, performs with his 1693 cello for a crowd gathered at the WSU Spokane Academic Center for a Flash-Bach! concert, Feb. 24, 2017, in Spokane, Wash. Events for the festival run through March 5, including next Friday’s Flash-Bach concert with the location to announced on Facebook on the same day. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane Symphony trombonists from left, Ross Holcombe, Richard Strauch and Skyler Johnson performs at No-Li Brewhouse as part of “Beethoven and Brews” in Spokane on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
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