Stories tagged: Doug Clark
Sun., June 25, 2017
Clark: Spokane’s second day of summer was the perfect time to Tango
They say it takes two to tango. But Wednesday – the second day of summer – I swear I counted at least 10 adults who were dancing tango in the …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 5 a.m.
Doug Clark: Psychedelic flashbacks, bucket thieves on camera and other highlights from Street Music Week
The future of Street Music Week tracked me down Wednesday inside the Red Robin restaurant. I was grabbing a late lunch when he stuck one of our red collection buckets …
Mon., June 12, 2017
Clark: Thief can’t put a damper on Street Music Week
The 15th annual Street Music Week kicked off Monday in downtown Spokane with warm weather, cool jazz and a felonious punk.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 6 a.m.
Doug Clark: From boat cars to car desks, Spokane’s Tim Lorentz keeps turning heads
Tim Lorentz, who motors his boat car around Spokane, has now fashioned a desk out of a 1969 Lincoln Continental.
Fri., June 2, 2017
Clark: Hillyard’s weekend of old-school boxing entertainment will be lights out
Great news from Hillyard. None of the punches thrown this weekend will be barroom, sidewalk or angry neighbor related.
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
Doug Clark: The force returned to Spokane’s Michael Runyan last week
“May the Force Be With You.” Michael Runyan stared and puzzled over those six words that have now become as recognizable as the Pledge of Allegiance.
Thu., May 25, 2017
Doug Clark: Nesting hummingbird is a tiny terror threatening summer bliss
Going up against a nesting hummingbird is a dangerous ordeal.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Clarksville: Spokane’s Madison Kerr rowing for national college championship
Spokane’s Madison Kerr is part of the Western Washington University rowing team eyeing an 8th national championship
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 6:11 a.m.
Doug Clark: Spokane’s new slogan ‘Creative by Nature’ is a lame and costly effort for The Lilac City
The Visit Spokane people want the rest of us to think that “Creative by Nature” is substantially better than the last dumb catchphrase, “Near Nature. Near Perfect.”
Tue., May 16, 2017
Clarksville: Ritzville Triathlon is a trap-shooting, golf-playing, pin-knocking good time
The Ritzville Triathlon – like all of humankind’s finest ideas (spittoons, restroom condom machines, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity …) – was hatched inside a saloon.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Clarksville: A Jeep heard around the world and the man tasked with restoring it
The centerpiece of the greatest adventure story you’ve never heard rolled into Spokane on a recent clear Friday morning. The Jeep, a once-red 1966 CJ-5, now faded into the dusty …
Sun., May 7, 2017
A renegade in the land of the big wheels
As I discovered Wednesday night, it’s not so easy being a two-wheeled renegade when the two wheels under you are hooked to a 49cc Honda Ruckus.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
Doug Clark: The Monroe Street ‘Road Diet’ will starve businesses
Buoyed by last summer’s success at nearly destroying downtown shopping through the random digging of giant holes in the pavement, the Spokane City Clowncil is now looking to see if …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
Doug Clark: The case of the missing key
True, the little disappearances of life are not the end of the world. They’re not up there with murder, mayhem or misdemeanors. But as Eddie Heinen discovered, a common misplaced …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Doug Clark: This year’s birthday wishes went up in smoke
Yet another memorable birthday came and went and the wishes were a mixed bag.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 11:49 p.m.
Doug Clark: Are you a true Zags fan? Take the quiz and prove it
Are you a Zags fan or just another bandwagon blowhard? Take Doug’s Bulldog quiz and prove your loyalty.
Sun., March 26, 2017
Doug Clark: Spokane magician Dave Womack, aka David DaVinci, is spinning showbiz into fame
David Womach had his sights set on a magic career since he was a teen and has achieved many of his dreams as he settles in Moab, Utah, for a …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
Doug Clark: Spokane’s Cip Paulsen has gone from busted cocaine kingpin to legalized marijuana magnate
Doug Clark took a field trip to the old Costco building on Third Avenue and found a legalized pot bonanza run by cocaine convict Cip Paulsen.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 6 a.m.
Clark: Spokane’s new snow plowing plan includes holiday cheer, a pour of schnapps and the promise of Condon Coins
The Spokane City Council (aka “The Shady Bunch”) took some time away from listening to George McGrath on Monday night to unanimously vote in favor of launching a new-and-improved War …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 6 a.m.
Clark: Tom Keefe’s St. Patrick’s obsession leads him back to Seattle
(First in a two-part oddball odyssey.)
Tue., March 7, 2017, 6 a.m.
Clarksville: Shooting with the sheriff leads to training lesson
Just a couple of good ol’ boys shooting a friendly game of 8-ball. With a slight difference, that is.
Sun., March 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Doug Clark: The robots are coming for our jobs, even us newspeople
Columnist Doug Clark imagines what a robotic version of himself might be like.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Doug Clark: Chilling movie was no place for children
I saw something frightening inside Spokane’s River Park Square cinemas last weekend. Chilled me to the bone, in fact.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 5 a.m.
Clarksville: 84-year-old Gonzaga superfan once helped UI beat the Zags
I made a friend of an 84-year-old basketball junkie named Lefty Melton. Who better to lead us into the madness of March and add a bit of perspective about the …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017
Doug Clark: Spokane deserves more credit for depressing winters
The financial website Smartasset, which sounds totally made up even if it’s not, last week ranked Spokane as having the nation’s fourth most depressing winters. Fourth place? How embarrassing. Coming …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Spokane jazz singer Julia Keefe ready to showcase her skills at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
Julia Keefe caught the jazz bug grooving on Billie Holiday – as a toddler. I know. Weird, huh? But Keefe, now a seasoned professional jazz singer, swears it’s true.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 11 p.m.
Doug Clark: The story of how a great guitar found its way home
Much has been written about the bond between a boy and his mutt. But that’s a marriage on the rocks compared to the bind that ties an old rocker to …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 8 a.m.
Doug Clark: They’re not potholes, they’re Spokane pits of opportunity
Columnist Doug Clark imagines what bits of constructive criticism former streets director Mark Serbousek might leave for his successor, as Spokane grapples with its seemingly endless pothole problem.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
Doug Clark: Moon Creek Gourmet Sweets entrepreneur has caramel knowledge
The first one’s free. It’s the oldest trick in the drug pusher handbook. And the tactic works just as well for the irresistible caramels John Linstrum makes and peddles to …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Doug Clark: Float pod soaked my stress away, but did nothing for my deadline
Tuesday afternoon found me seeking inner peace and tranquility in a North Side strip mall, a Frisbee toss from a Red Lobster franchise. I naturally would have preferred a one-on-one …