Stories tagged: Manito Park
MONDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4, 2015
Manito Park, boulevard gain historic designation
Manito Park has been approved for the Washington Heritage Register.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 2015
Tree may be living link to Helen Keller
With a certain degree of hope and confidence it can be said that Helen Keller planted this linden tree in Manito Park, and that tree is part of her legacy …
THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 2015
Manito Park could get national historic recognition
Manito Park has been recommended for National Historic Register
THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 2015
Local DAR plans Constitution Day reenactment at Manito
The Esther Reed Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Constitution Day celebration at Manito Park at 1 p.m. Saturday. Now in its fifth year, the …
SUNDAY, AUG. 30, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Two burned bodies were found inside a ramshackle shack near the south bank of the Spokane River at Sheridan Street.
SATURDAY, AUG. 29, 2015
City wants to add Manito, other parks to historic register
Spokane parks have a special place in the history of the city, and local preservation leaders want that place recognized and documented on the National Register of Historic Places. The …
THURSDAY, AUG. 13, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The third annual Play Festival at Manito Park drew 1,200 kids in what was described as a combination of “basket picnic, play hour, formal …
FRIDAY, AUG. 7, 2015, 10:33 A.M.
City ramps up security at Manito Park
Security guards now are patrolling Manito Park in response to a rash of property crimes, underage drinking and complaints from neighbors.
SUNDAY, AUG. 2, 2015
Spokane’s online bike registry pays first dividend
For the first time, Spokane’s online bicycle registry has been used to reunite a bike with its owner. An employee at Manito Park found a bike Monday and contacted the …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
Park it: Cafe open on weekdays
Once vacation starts for Spokane Public Schools, the Park Bench Café will be open on weekdays, too. The seasonal, walk-up café with outdoor seating at Manito Park opened for weekend …
THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
Gardening: When blooms gone, it’s time to trim lilac bush
The annual Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade was Saturday. However, the presence of blooming lilacs might have been a little thin. This spring has been impressive for the number …
THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
Doug Clark: Gordon Vales tore his way into our hearts
One of the gentlest souls I’ve ever met went to sleep in his South Hill apartment last week and didn’t wake up. Gordon Vales. He was 79.
THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2015
Toddler alone in cold car on South Hill for five hours
A shivering, barefoot toddler left alone in a car for more than five hours in near-freezing temperatures on the South Hill may be alive today thanks to the actions of …