Camp Fire Inland Northwest received $131,000 in a grant award from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The money will fuel the first major renovation of Camp Dart-Lo, a summer day camp on the Little Spokane River, since its creation in 1947.
With major news events happening rapid-fire and assaulting our brains daily, it’s hard to keep track of what went on even a few days ago, no less a few weeks ago. With that said, what I’m about to mention may seem of lesser importance in light of everything that’s transpired since, but I still think it needs airing.
For less than $200 a night visitors to Spokane County can stay in a home with a helipad on the roof, a converted historic electrical substation, or accommodations with Disney flair. It’s all part of the new travel wave led by the likes of lodging upstarts Airbnb and VRBO.
The Spokane County sheriff was urgently summoned to put down a “riot” by members of Industrial Workers of the World (the Wobblies) who were laying pipe for the Otis Orchards irrigation district. The trouble began when a “flunkey” in the cook house was fired for allegedly destroying food. More than 100 laborers, all Wobblies, then demanded that the contractor reinstate the flunkey and fire all non-Wobblies.
Like many cities nationwide, Spokane had a fitful start permitting short-term rentals. In early 2014, the city began issuing cease-and-desist letters to property owners advertising overnight stays online, saying local laws did not allow room-sharing services outside of regulations for bed and breakfasts, which were only allowed to operate in historic properties.
Five Indian nationals trudged through knee-deep snow last February and illegally crossed the Canadian border north of Oroville to enter the United States because they feared proposed travel bans proposed by President Donald Trump would keep them from pursuing their dreams, attorneys said.