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  • THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2015

    Toddler alone in cold car on South Hill for five hours

    A shivering, barefoot toddler left alone in a car for more than five hours in near-freezing temperatures on the South Hill may be alive today thanks to the actions of …

  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 2015, 12:17 P.M.

    Officer found 2-year-old ‘ice-cold’ after father left him alone in car for 5 hours

    A shivering, barefoot toddler left alone in a car for more than five hours in near-freezing temperatures on the South Hill may be alive today thanks to the actions of …

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 23, 2014

    Doug Clark: Right time, right place, right man for the job

    A million-plus Americans have heart attacks each year. Bob Rowles joined these sobering numbers on a hard court about 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 14.

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014

    Comstock area to get 7 dry wells

    As part of the city’s massive effort to control sewage pollution in the Spokane River, the city is installing seven dry wells in the Comstock Park area to intercept stormwater …

  • SUNDAY, AUG. 31, 2014

    Undead reckoning: Zombie slayers clean up Comstock Park, raise funds

    A zombie horde invaded Comstock Park on Spokane’s South Hill on Saturday, but there were plenty of zombie slayers waiting for them. At 6 p.m. dozens of kids lined up, …

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2014

    This weekend, it’s time to see what you can do

    The kids are singing a tune these days. Maybe you’ve heard of it? It’s called “Let It Go.” The Spokane Symphony will play along in two concerts this holiday weekend, …

  • FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014

    Pick for families:

    Families are invited to hit the streets Wednesday evening, minus their motor vehicles. The Summer Parkways event closes 4 miles of streets on the South Hill to cars and trucks …

  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2013

    Spokane Symphony performance closes curtain on summer

    Thousands of people gathered Monday evening at Spokane’s Comstock Park to unofficially say goodbye to summer. For almost 30 years, the Spokane Symphony has performed a free Labor Day concert …

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 30, 2013

    Symphony brings music where the kids are

    There’s a scene in the movie “The Incredibles” in which babysitter Kari is assuring Helen “Elastigirl” Parr that she’s up to the task of watching baby Jack Jack. They’ll work …

  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012

    Tradition triumphs

    Thousands of people packed picnics and set up lawn chairs this Labor Day for the Spokane Symphony at Comstock Park. “It’s really a gift to the community,” symphony spokeswoman Annie …

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012

    Rolling party planned for South Hill parks

    The next Summer Parkways walking, jogging and biking event is Wednesday in the neighborhood between Manito and Comstock parks. “Basically it is a big street party,” said Erika Henry, co-chairwoman …

  • SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2011

    Trio recount South Hill beating

    Jacob Culberson had never experienced anything like it. Back in Spokane on Christmas break from college, the 18-year-old was out with his former Christian school classmates when they were attacked …

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011

    Education Notebook: Rogers students present ‘Curious Savage’

    Rogers High School drama students will show audiences that money doesn’t bring happiness, even when you’re left $10 million by your deceased husband – but, friends in the nut house …

  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2011

    Traveling da Vinci exhibit proves big hit for MAC

    The final numbers are in for “Leonardo da Vinci: Man – Inventor – Genius.” About 38,000 people attended this summer-long traveling exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2011

    Symphony back for Labor Day weekend shows

    Last year on Labor Day, if you wanted to hear “1812 Overture,” you had to stand in your backyard and hum it. This year, Spokane’s longtime Labor Day tradition has …

  • SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2011

    Comstock friends reunite, learn what’s changed and hasn’t

    Tom Perko and Dee McGonigle, both 52, grew up a block from Comstock Park. They became best friends when Perko was in the sixth grade and his family moved to …

  • MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011

    Getting There: Summer street parties offer fitness activities

    Spokane Summer Parkways returns to the streets later this month for the first of three celebrations of human-powered transportation. Last year’s two inaugural events drew nearly 2,500 people, and organizers …

  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2010

    Symphony’s absence noted at annual Comstock Park fete

    Where beach chairs and blankets last Labor Day covered the grass at Comstock Park, the Cataldo Catholic School football team practiced on-side kicks. Instead of the Spokane Symphony and Rossini, …

  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2009

    Sun, crowd emerge in time for Spokane Symphony concert

    Usually people share blankets and lawn chairs, but this year umbrellas and big blue tarps were in high demand, too, as picnickers claimed their spots at the Spokane Symphony’s traditional …

  • THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 2009

    Digging dooms old Siberian elm

    When a new irrigation system was installed in Comstock Park this summer, some of the digging got too close to old trees, damaging their root systems. An old Siberian elm …



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