Stories tagged: latah creek
Sun., May 14, 2017
Spokane halts golf course plans at center of South Hill road controversy, moves toward restoring bluff
The Spokane Park Board has halted First Tee’s plans to build and operate a three-hole golf course in the Latah Valley following construction of an unauthorized road last month. Avista, …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 6:15 p.m.
Tipped canoe with 5 overboard leads to search of Spokane River, Latah Creek
Five people borrowing a friend’s canoe turned into hours of scouring the Spokane River and Latah Creek for emergency crews this afternoon.
Sun., March 12, 2017, 1 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: As World War I approached, pacifists were pessimistic
Spokane’s Church of Truth held a “peace meeting” for about 800 local pacifists – although most of the speakers were plainly pessimistic about the prospects for peace. “There need be …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Water level falls on Latah Creek, but many Spokane County roads closed by flooding
For Neil Jordan, 6 inches would have made all the difference. “We’re talking 6 inches lower and I wouldn’t have a problem,” said the Colbert resident Friday, while gesturing toward …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Latah Creek expected to flood today; weather service issues flood warning for Spokane region
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Latah Creek and Latah area south of Spokane. The river is currently at 7.97 feet and flood stage is …
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016
100 years in Spokane: Escaped bear cub from Manito Park Zoo eludes posse of trackers
From our archive, 100 years ago The young bear who escaped from Manito Park Zoo led a posse of trackers and pack of dogs on a merry chase along Hangman …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: 2 women injured when wall collapses
From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. L. Berger, 36, and Mrs. Anna Bond, 37, were strolling on the sidewalk at Monroe Street and College Avenue when suddenly they heard …
Sat., Aug. 8, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago A huge fire in a Ritzville warehouse destroyed an estimated $100,000 worth of wheat and cordwood.
Thu., Aug. 6, 2015
Serving Spokane Valley: Lands Council coaxes trees’ growth along Latah Creek
For now, the banks of Latah Creek near Valleyford are overgrown with weeds and invasive grasses. But environmentalists hope that in 50 years, a grove of towering aspen and cottonwood …
Sun., June 7, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Joyriding was an ever more serious problem in Spokane, as evidenced by the previous day’s police record.
Mon., Dec. 2, 2013
Finch Arboretum creek to be restored for redband trout
A small creek that flows the length of John A. Finch Arboretum will soon become a better home for fish. But that will require removing some structures built in an …
Mon., March 19, 2012
As Sunset bridge nears 100th birthday, city considers rehab
Thirty-three years after the Sunset Boulevard Bridge over Latah Creek opened to traffic in 1913, one of its designers came back to Spokane and reminisced about the project. “The city …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2012
Legend of Latah
Mike Conway came to winemaking through the back door. Fresh out of the military, Conway worked as a microbiology technician at Gallo in California. In 1977, he joined Parducci Wine …
Wed., April 13, 2011
Board rejects appeal of shoreline rule
Spokane’s new stricter building regulations along the Spokane River and Latah Creek remain intact after a state board rejected a challenge by the city’s former top administrator. John Pilcher, who …
Thu., July 1, 2010, 11:06 a.m.
Police investigating man’s death as a homicide
Spokane police said today they’re investigating the death of a man found Wednesday under the Sunset Boulevard bridge as a homicide. The body of the unidentified man was spotted by …
Fri., June 12, 2009, 11:03 a.m.
Red dye to help scientists study Latah Creek problems
Latah Creek may run red later this month as scientists from the Washington Department of Ecology use fluorescent dye to learn how fast water moves through the creek as part …
Wed., April 22, 2009
Meeting will cover Latah Creek’s water quality
FAIRFIELD – Water quality problems in Latah Creek will be discussed during a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fairfield Community Center, 304 E. Main St.