Stories tagged: Manito Park
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 6 a.m.
Growing spice company moves to larger location
A local spice distributor is moving to its third location since its founding four years ago, following year after year growth.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 8 a.m.
New pergola planned for Manito Park
A new pergola is coming to Manito Park in Spokane in February, replacing a more utilitarian structure that was damaged by a falling tree during the windstorm of 2015.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Spokane Turkey Trot kicks off Thanksgiving with costumes, dogs and generosity
Unseasonably warm weather made for a likely record-breaking turnout at Spokane’s annual Turkey Trot in Manito Park.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 5 p.m.
SpoLang celebrates German tradition with Lantern Fest Parade
The foreign language academy has held a Lantern Fest Parade for 21 years.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Spokane parks: More to explore outside of downtown
Spokane newcomers could be forgiven for thinking that Riverfront Park in downtown is all the city has to offer in green spaces. But Spokane has a rich history of preserving …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017
Spokane seeks long-term solution at Manito’s murky Mirror Pond
A few days ago, Erin Devine and Mary Maupin stopped on a trail in Manito Park and looked down into the murky green water of Mirror Pond. “We were like, …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
‘Two become one’ as moon eclipses the sun in Manito Park wedding
As the light grew long, shadows deepened and the world took on a hazy hue, Nathan Mauger and Connie Young said, ‘I do.’
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Then and now: Duncan Garden reaches its peak
The European Renaissance-style garden in Manito Park that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each summer was planted around Memorial Day of this year with tens of thousands of begonias, …
Sat., July 15, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Robber impersonating police officer tries to assault woman at Manito Park
William Crampton approached a couple seated on a bench at Manito Park, flashed his policeman’s star, and ordered the man to leave at once. The man, a soldier, did as …
Mon., May 29, 2017
Then and Now: Manito’s Duncan Garden
In early Spokane, parks were primarily natural spaces used for picnics. When Parks Superintendent John W. Duncan retired in 1942, Spokane’s park system included more parks, plus features like playgrounds, …
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
Three hospitalized after shooting in Manito Park early Saturday
Three people were hospitalized after a shooting in Manito Park early Saturday morning.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Ever-growing Associated Garden Clubs plans annual plant sale
Associated Garden Clubs is getting new life from new members
Mon., April 10, 2017
Then and Now: Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden
Spokanites have loved the Japanese garden at Manito Park for family outings, nature photos and quiet meditation since it’s opening in 1974. The area is named for Nishinomiya, Japan, Spokane’s …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Grocery company says hunter killed zoo bear; Ida Tarbell criticizes tariffs
The Spokane Table Supply Company claimed that the bear was, in fact, an old “pet” bear that had been kept in the Manito Park Zoo cages.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017
Then and Now: Manito duck pond
Francis Cook came to Spokane from Tacoma in 1879 to run the town’s first newspaper, The Spokan Times. It would be a few years before the town name included an …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
Christmas snow sends sledders to hills at Spokane parks, schools
A frosty Christmas that saw 5 inches of snow on the ground around the Spokane area prompted several revelers to head outside and find a hill to careen down.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Writer expresses optimism for world peace; city gives up hunt for bear that escaped Manito Park zoo
On Christmas 1916, a writer expressed optimism that world peace would be restored before Christmas 1917.
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016
100 years ago outside of Spokane: Bear cub on the run from Manito Park Zoo eludes capture for third day
From our archive, 100 years ago For the third day, the escaped Manito Park Zoo bear continued to elude its captors – and had a close call with a shotgun-wielding …
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 …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Bear cub escapes from Manito Park Zoo
From our archives, 100 years ago A woman living near 21st Avenue and Bernard Street heard a scratching at her front door.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Friends of Manito calendars available for purcashe
The Friends of Manito 2017 calendar featuring pictures of Manito Park is available for purchase.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 4 p.m.
City testing new style of rope play set at Manito Park
A new style of playset has captured the imagination of kids in lower Manito Park.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016
DAR, SAR to observe Constituation Day
The Esther Reed Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Spokane Sons of the American Revolution will hold an observance of Constitution Day at Manito Park at …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 5:46 p.m.
Man charged in Manito Park shooting is victim’s friend, family says
The suspect of an alleged shooting in Manito Park Saturday morning apparently knew the victim who he claims to have accidentally shot.
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
Police arrest Manito Park shooting suspect
Police are searching for a person suspected of shooting a woman near Manito Park on Saturday morning. Several joggers witnessed the shooting. Police have not released a description as they …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 10:04 p.m.
South Hill welcomes hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts at annual Summer Parkways event
Hundreds of eager bikers, health enthusiasts and young entrepreneurs flooded the South Hill’s Manito and Comstock neighborhoods for an evening of recreation and games.
Sat., May 21, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Police suspect Gonzaga student found dead in Montana was murdered
From our archives, 100 years ago Gonzaga student Dallas Greene, 19, had been missing for a month when his father, J.W. Greene of Spokane, had a dream in which he …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
Associated Garden Clubs will hold annual plant sale at Manito Park on April 30-May 1
The Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane is holding its annual plant sale at Manito Park next to the Conservatory on Saturday and Sunday.
Thu., March 10, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Manito Park Zoo overpopulated with bears
From our archives, 100 years ago The city of Spokane had an unusual problem. It owned too many bears.
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.
Doug Clark: Paul Baker’s civil disobedience comes in a bread bag
Paul Baker is feeding the ducks at Cannon Hill Park. It’s against the rules, but Baker thinks they’re hungry.