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Coeur d’Alene Wooden Boat Show 2014

The annual Coeur d’Alene Wooden Boat Show featured a wide range of kayaks, runabouts and large cruisers lined up along the Coeur d’Alene Resort’s boardwalk where admirers could see the gleaming mahogany, polished brass and chrome and rumbling engines up close. The show closed Sunday, Aug. 17.

August 17, 2014 4:31 p.m.  •  2 comments

Hanford Site Public Tour

Thousands of tourists visit Hanford Nuclear Reservation each year, taking advantage of free bus tours provided by the U.S. Department of Energy to learn more about the history and cleanup of North America’s most polluted site. The tours are so popular that they fill up shortly after they open in late February.

August 10, 2014 12:00 a.m.  •  0 comments

EWU Football Scrimmage

EWU head coach Beau Baldwin said fans can expect more red zone and two-minute situations during Saturday’s team scrimmage “We want to put the players and coaches in different scenarios from a live aspect. We want it to be as game-like as we can and get guys to think on the run in those situations.”

August 9, 2014 2:40 p.m.  •  0 comments

Sister Paula Turnbull’s sculptures

The legacy of the Holy Names sisters is manifest in the works of several regional artists, including Sister Paula Turnbull, whose sculptures grace many public and private spaces in Spokane. The whimsical goat, which was funded by the Spokane Women’s Council of Realtors, was a children’s favorite during the fair. “Any child who grew up in Spokane since 1974 probably knows the goat,” Turnbull said.

August 6, 2014 5:05 p.m.  •  0 comments

1889: The Great Fire and Revival in Spokane

The Great Fire of Spokane, which happened 125 years ago this week, gave Spokane Falls what many feared was its “death blow.” It destroyed most of downtown, reducing it to a tent city. The property damage was estimated at around $5 million or $6 million, but about half was covered by insurance. The post-fire land was actually worth more than it was before, since many destroyed buildings were old and rickety and had already “outlived their usefulness.” At the end of 1889, the city’s board of trade estimated that 500 buildings were under construction within the fire limits, mostly “in solid brick or stone, from three to seven stories high.”As 1889 drew to a close, it became clear that Spokane Falls had dodged its “death blow.” The rickety wood-framed town of 1888 had become the sturdy brick-built city of 1890. Spokane Falls had come of age.

August 3, 2014 12:00 a.m.  •  0 comments

Thunderstorm damage Saturday evening

Another strong thunderstorm hit the northern parts of Spokane and Spokane County Saturday evening, downing trees and power lines and sparking many brush fires.

August 2, 2014 9:58 p.m.  •  1 comment

Rock Climbing

Within an hour’s drive of Spokane exists some of best rock climbing in the region. Ease of access could be the reason some of the world’s best climbers have gotten their start here or nearby.

July 31, 2014 12:00 a.m.  •  0 comments

High Drive brush fire

Firefighters battle a brush fire on the slope below High Drive in South Spokane that Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said grew to 40 acres

July 28, 2014 8:23 p.m.  •  0 comments

Storm damage: The day after

The huge storm that rolled through the region on Wednesday uprooted trees, ravaged a trailer park and left dozens of families displaced. People spent Thursday cleaning up the debris.

July 24, 2014 5:25 p.m.  •  0 comments

Storm damage

Sustained winds of 50 to 70 mph were reported from a storm that moved west of downtown Spokane along the West Plains just after 4 p.m. It then moved across northwest Spokane into the north part of Spokane County.

July 23, 2014 7:13 p.m.  •  3 comments

Photography exhibition by the Rev. Craig Goodwin

Photography made by the Rev. Craig Goodwin while he battled non-Hodgkin lymphoma will be displayed in a two-day show next week at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. The show will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 29 and 30 at The Cafe on lower level 3 at the medical center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. in Spokane.

July 23, 2014 10:09 a.m.  •  0 comments

Spokane Shock defeats Tampa Bay 55-52

The Spokane Shock defeats Tampa Bay, 55-52, at home in the Arena, Monday, July 21, 2014.

July 21, 2014 3:02 p.m.  •  0 comments

Carlton Complex Fire: Relief and Recovery

Today’s weather has slight improvements on the hot temperatures and gusty winds that have fueled the wildfires, the forecast for Monday and Tuesday calls for lighter winds and temperatures, said Spokane-based National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Koch.

July 20, 2014 5:35 p.m.  •  3 comments

Carlton Complex Fire reaches Twisp

Existing fires in Central Washington grew overnight and new fires have begun to burn, stretching emergency responders even further. The town of Twisp is also under level 2 evacuation, Chelan County Emergency Management says.

July 19, 2014 7:19 p.m.  •  5 comments

Carlton Complex Fire Forces Evacuation of Malott

The Carlton Complex Fire forces the residents of Malott in the Methow Valley to evacuate. The wildfire has already destroyed 100 homes.

July 19, 2014 6:40 a.m.  •  3 comments

Carlton Complex Fire

A wildfire in central Washington spun out of control early Friday morning, pushing back police and fire crews and forcing the evacuation of several more homes in addition to the entire town of Pateros and a hospital in Brewster. There are no confirmed estimates yet on how much the Carlton Complex Fire, sparked on Tuesday by a lightning strike, has grown. Consistent gusts of dry air throughout the night fanned the flames. The fire remains zero percent contained, and fire crews are hoping for assistance on Friday from state resources.

July 18, 2014 9:07 a.m.  •  0 comments

Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft.

July 17, 2014 11:42 a.m.  •  0 comments

Wakeboarding with Ricky Krieger

Ricky Krieger is a professional wakeboarder who honed his flying feats of derring-do growing up on the shores of Long Lake. Going for a ride with Krieger is like having a front-row seat at an outrageous aerial circus. The boat leaves an exaggerated wake that forms a huge kicker, sending him high in the air.

July 17, 2014 12:00 a.m.  •  0 comments

Firefighter memorial plaque

The third of 17 memorial plaques for Spokane firefighters killed in the line of duty was unveiled on the northwest corner of Garland Ave. and Howard St. Tuesday, July 16. Thomas Sparrow collapsed and died on the corner while fighting a house fire nearby in 1939. Several Sparrow descendants were in the audience during the unveiling.

July 16, 2014 4:38 p.m.  •  0 comments

Spokane Shock defeat Arizona Rattlers 73-66

Spokane Shock defeats the Arizona Rattlers, 73-66, during an AFL game in the Spokane Arena, Sat., July 12, 2014.

July 12, 2014 10:25 p.m.  •  1 comment