Stories tagged: David Rodgers
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Former mayor David Rodgers remembered as the man who inspired Riverfront Park
Former Spokane Mayor David Rodgers was remembered Saturday as a man with a fondness for his morning bowl of Wheaties, tennis and time with his family at his lake cabin.
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
David Rodgers, mayor who ‘taught Spokane to dream big,’ dies at 93
Former Spokane Mayor David Rodgers, the father of modern Spokane who presided over the city during a time of economic expansion, died Tuesday at the age of 93.
Thu., May 7, 2015
Doug Clark: Quick, someone give the mayor a run for his money
Sound the air-raid sirens. We interrupt today’s Clark column with the following announcement that Spokane is in a Defcondon 1 state of emergency.
Wed., April 11, 2012
Mayor: Flag shows Spokane’s true colors
In all its faded glory, Spokane’s flag hung Tuesday in its rightful place, third only to the American and Washington flags. What would normally be unremarkable background at a mayoral …
Fri., Dec. 24, 2010
Cole’s zeal for family, city lauded
Family, friends and Spokane civic leaders Thursday celebrated Expo ’74 President King Cole for giving everything he had to his family and adopted city. Cole died Sunday at age 88. …
Tue., Dec. 21, 2010
Spokane loses visionary leader in King Cole
King Cole, the “father” of Expo ’74, who believed long before most everyone else that Spokane was big enough to host a world’s fair, died Sunday. He was 88. “King …
Sat., Nov. 27, 2010
Verner takes lead in longevity
In the decade since Spokane began electing strong mayors, none had served more than three years – until this week. Mayor Mary Verner didn’t even need to finish her term …
Fri., April 23, 2010
Verner launches re-election bid
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner on Thursday held a $40-a-plate campaign kickoff breakfast for her re-election bid. That’s 18 months before Election Day.
Sun., Feb. 21, 2010
Deadlines near on YMCA’s fate
Almost a half-century after David Rodgers turned a shovel of dirt to commemorate construction of a new downtown YMCA, he considers the decision to build the Y along the shore …
Tue., Dec. 29, 2009
Yake, 90, helped reshape Spokane
The retired Spokane administrator who led the city’s engineering effort that transformed the industrialized, decaying core surrounding the Spokane Falls into a park that became the region’s central gathering spot …