Stories tagged: Doug Chase
Thu., April 2, 2015
County to buy parcel adjacent to Riverside State Park
Gary Trautman took a break from cleaning his late father’s ranch near Nine Mile Falls on Tuesday to watch the wind twirl wheels on a weather vane fixed to a …
Fri., Nov. 14, 2014
Popular cabins at Liberty Lake boost County Parks’ revenues
A long, hot summer and a pair of popular cabins on the banks of Liberty Lake were a boon to Spokane County’s Parks Department this year, as aquatics revenues hit …
Mon., Dec. 17, 2012
Getting There: Dishman Hills conservation holdings get name
A series of properties open for public access in the Dishman Hills area has become a haven for hikers as well as a sanctuary for wildlife just miles from Spokane …
Thu., July 14, 2011
Spokane County dog park wildly popular all year long
Two-year-old Dakota had a great time at the park recently, especially when he found a mud hole and rolled around in it. Dakota, a springer spaniel, comes to the Patricia …
Sat., June 11, 2011
County to consider park, water bargain
Spokane County commissioners may buy 110 acres of Liberty Lake parkland Tuesday at a steep discount and get a needed water line in the bargain. The water line alone might …
Wed., May 25, 2011
$1 million grant to help pay for YMCA site
The sun was shining Tuesday on Spokane County’s Conservation Futures program if nowhere else. County commissioners learned that a grant will reduce the cost of the YMCA site in Riverfront …
Fri., May 13, 2011
County parks rely on volunteers
Spokane County parks officials are preparing for summer with the assumption that last year’s budget crunch is the new normal. Parks Director Doug Chase is planning a more sustainable austerity …
Thu., May 12, 2011
Girl Scouts lead cleanup of ‘Moose Park’
Lauren Champlin and Emily Busch loved playing at Gleneden Community Park. Known as “Moose Park” because of the large moose statue near the playground, this neighborhood gem had all the …
Thu., April 28, 2011
Price changes conservation priorities
County commissioners are shuffling their Conservation Futures shopping list to take advantage of a half-price sale. They accepted Parks Director Doug Chase’s recommendation to snap up 552 acres in the …
Sat., Dec. 4, 2010
Dealer redirects plows after snow complaint
A Spokane Valley car dealership said Friday that it will end a longstanding practice of dumping parking lot snow on nearby county park land. A contract crew working for Appleway …
Thu., Nov. 18, 2010
County raises fees, extends jail contract
A public relations contract to promote a Spokane County jail construction bond measure will be extended four months at a cost of $46,156. In other action Tuesday, county commissioners voted …
Wed., Sept. 1, 2010
County parks chief urges pool closure
Spokane County’s Holmberg swimming pool would close indefinitely under a plan presented to commissioners Tuesday. Parks Director Doug Chase said Holmberg pool, at 9615 N. Wall St., was little-used this …
Tue., June 29, 2010, 8:49 p.m.
County spends another $500,000 on raceway
County commissioners’ tempers flared Tuesday along with public spending on the Spokane County Raceway. Commissioners Todd Mielke and Mark Richard drove to a $1.1 million finish while Commissioner Bonnie Mager …
Wed., May 12, 2010
New management reopening raceway
Spokane County Raceway officially reopened Tuesday under new management. “We’re back in operation, so I’m very excited about that,” Parks Director Doug Chase told Spokane County commissioners.
Tue., May 11, 2010, 7:59 p.m.
Racing resumes at county raceway
Spokane County Raceway officially reopened Tuesday under new management. “We’re back in operation, so I’m very excited about that,” Parks Director Doug Chase told county commissioners.
Wed., May 5, 2010, 7:43 p.m.
County finds money to keep park restrooms open
Restrooms will be available at Spokane County parks all this summer despite budget cuts that threatened service at seven parks.
Thu., April 22, 2010
Spokane County seeks park restroom solution
A cost-cutting plan to leave restrooms locked at seven Spokane County parks this summer is getting a second look. Restroom service is to be eliminated this summer at seven county …
Tue., April 6, 2010
Raceway contract should be done next week
Officials expect to complete a contract next week for management of Spokane County Raceway Park, where racing is to begin May 22. County commissioners planned to appropriate $200,000 today for …
Tue., March 2, 2010
Cuts loom for Spokane County parks
Spokane County parks will be a little browner this summer because of budget cuts. Garbage cans may be fuller or gone, and restrooms may be locked.
Mon., March 1, 2010, 7:28 p.m.
County parks take steep cuts
Spokane County parks will be a little browner this summer because of budget cuts. Garbage cans may be fuller or gone, and restrooms may be locked. County officials hope, though, …
Tue., Feb. 16, 2010, 8:19 p.m.
Two finalists named for raceway contract
Four operators want to take over Spokane County Raceway Park, and a committee has narrowed the field to two, county commissioners learned Tuesday.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2010
Hurdles await park plan
Spokane County and Airway Heights officials will meet this month to discuss a regional sports park on the Spokane County Raceway Park grounds. It’s a goal the two governments have …
Sun., Jan. 31, 2010, 12:30 a.m.
Changes target racetrack safety
Spokane County Raceway Park is to get nearly $500,000 worth of government-financed improvements this year – not including plans to move a half-mile of racetrack. County officials want to re-route …
Thu., Dec. 17, 2009
Help wanted at raceway
OLYMPIA – Spokane County is looking for a new racetrack operator who must have something the last operator did not: experience running a track. A request for qualifications to bid …
Wed., Aug. 5, 2009
Swim budget drying up
Spokane County may close Holmberg Park swimming pool next year because of budget problems. The pool, which is the county park system’s oldest, has the lowest attendance and the highest …
Tue., Aug. 4, 2009, 9:24 p.m.
Audit raises concerns with county parks
The Spokane County Parks Department’s fiscal controls over two of its pools were so lax last year that the cash registers were overflowing with money and sometimes left unattended, a …
Wed., March 4, 2009
Spokane County to boost park fees
Kids will have to fork over more money to swim at Spokane County pools, and families will pay more to hold events in county parks, according to changes adopted Tuesday. …