At the start line of the 2nd annual Great Pumpkin Race, Geri Rubano cheers on her son Luke, age 4, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at 17th and Madison. The event was a fundraiser to benefit Spokane Meals on Wheels.
Lining up with thousands of other people for a turkey giveaway, Kathrine Gilmore kisses and snuggles with her daughter Kaytlynn Thompson, age 7, outside the Spokane Arena, Nov. 20, 2012. The Salvation Army, along with Second Harvest and Tom’s Turkey Tuesday, gave away thousands of turkeys and Thanksgiving meal preparations to families in need.
Dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, Emily Pozzi with the Central Valley High School color guard, uncloaks the CV marching band flute section during their preliminary performance at the Sounds of Thunder marching band competition in Joe Albi Stadium, Sat. Oct. 13, 2012.
“Mush, mush,” yells Janis Beck to her husband Tom as they race in the finals of the 6th annual Wife Carrying Contest held, Jan. 15, 2012, at the Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area. The event was part of Lookout’s Winter Carnival/Family Fun Day.
Cody Esvelt, 4, from Rice, Wash., checks out the wheel well of a John Deere tractor on the opening day of the annual Spokane Ag Expo Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at the Spokane Convention Center. The largest farm machinery show in the Inland Northwest features 230 exhibitors spread out over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space.
At ArtFest Tyra Kelly, 11, relaxes in a custom hammock as her friend Dita Masak, 5, lounges on a dog named Tagish, Friday, June 1, 2012, in Coeur d’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition. ArtFest, Spokane’s largest art fair, is the biggest event of the year hosted by the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.
During a break in a dress rehearsal for the Civic Theatre production of “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel,” Tristan Conrad who plays “Gator Man” reads on his cellphone the book “Lord of the Rings” through the nostrils of his costume alligator head Monday night. “I’m just trying to get used to wearing it,” said Conrad.
Before the Veterans Day ceremony at Fort George Wright Cemetery, Master Sgt. Jason Young from Fairchild Air Force Base, with his son Cooper, age 3, place American flags next to gravestones of U.S. military veterans on Sunday Nov. 11, 2012.
Alimira Coulee Hartline’s Colin Deyarmin, right, fouls Moses Lake Christian Academy’s Joe Timofeyev as he heads for the basket in the second half of their WIAA 2012 1B Boys State Basketball game Thursday, March 1, 2012, in the Spokane Arena.
In a scrum, members of the rugby team Butte Crabs of Montana, left, and Spokane Razorbacks, fight for possession of the ball during their Fools Fest rugby tournament game at the Spokane Polo Club on March 31, 2012.
Hannah Arbanas of Ferris High School clears 8-foot-6 inches at the All-Comers track and field event held at Spokane Falls Community College. Community Colleges of Spokane puts on a series of All-Comers track and field meets on Tuesday nights in June. Track athletes of every stripe competed there, from elite athletes still hoping to qualify for the Olympic Trials in Eugene, to Masters Division competitors, to high school kids and even small children.
Colfax High School senior Jaime Bledsoe, 17, gets the home crowd rolling with a cheer called “Roller Coaster,” during their WIAA 2012 2B Boys State Basketball game, March 1, 2012, in the Spokane Arena.
Gonzaga’s Haiden Palmer (3) and Rutger’s Erica Wheeler fall as they chase a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA tournament first-round women’s game Saturday, March 17, 2012, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.
Spokane Chiefs Dylan Walchuk losses his helmut as Portland’s Tyler Wotherspoon pushes back at the Winterhawk goal during the first period on Jan. 22, 2012, in the Spokane Arena. Wotherspoon was called for roughing and was sent to the penalty box.
The family of Staff Sgt. Matthew H. Stiltz, 26, who was killed last week in Afghanistan, watch as his casket is placed into an awaiting hearse by the Washington Army National Guard Honor Guard, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at XN Air at the Spokane International Airport in Spokane, Wash. Stiltz was on a tour of duty in Afghanistan after serving two tours in Iraq, for the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kan. He died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with artillery fire in Zerok, a town in eastern Afghanistan about 12 miles from the border with Pakistan.
Spokane Fire Department personnel attend to a man that police say was either pushed or possibly jumped from a moving vehicle at Second Avenue and Maple Street Sept. 20, 2012. The man struck his head on the pavement as the car he was in left the scene. A knife and tablets of the drug Oxycontin, littered the ground around the subject leading police to suspect a drug deal gone bad.
Members of the Spokane Valley Fire Department honor guard, front to back, Bill Clifford, assistant fire marshal, Greg Bennett, fire inspector, Dave Vegele, engineer/paramedic, Michael Fields, firefighter, Tag Baugh, captain/paramedic, wait in the engine bay of the under-construction Spokane Valley Fire Station 6 for a flag raising ceremony to start.
Coal export opponents, left to right, Wayne Spitzer, Ginger Hughes and April Beasley show their disapproval of a pro-coal speaker who was giving public testimony on a proposed Cherry Point coal export terminal near Bellingham, Wash., on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.
After he allegedly displaying a large knife at the STA Plaza, Tedzo C. Baker was tasered by police after a short chase that ended on the 100 block of N. Wall Street in downtown Spokane. He was arrested on suspicion of felony assault. The Spokane Fire Department paramedics checked him out before placing him in a police car.
Derek Mobley graduated from homelessness after two rigorous years in the Union Gospel Missions’s Grace Program. He has gone from abusing drugs and alcohol to working as a chef at the Spokane Country Club.
Train preservationist Mike Gelhaus collects vintage Northern Pacific passenger coaches—eight cars in all— from the North Coast Limited train that ran the Seattle to Chicago route until Amtrak took over intercity passenger operations in 1971.