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  • Indian Canyon golf pro getting $108,000 from city

    When state auditors and city officials found that Gary Lindeblad, the golf pro at Indian Canyon Golf Course since the mid-1980s, owed the city nearly $90,000 because of poor bookkeeping, …


  • Plans for skate park beneath I-90 put on hold

    Skateboarders who came to the meeting called by Spokane Parks and Recreation Department on Nov. 11 expected to see plans for a remodel and update of the skate park located …


  • Park Board to consider Zehm memorial for Mission Park

    The Spokane Park Board will consider a memorial for Otto Zehm on Monday, as was called for in a settlement between the city and Zehm’s estate. Mayor David Condon has …


  • Park budget restores center funds

    Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and a large group of seniors and youth advocates warned the Spokane Park Board on Tuesday to think twice before slashing the budgets of youth …


  • Park Board cuts could close youth, senior centers

    About 100 people, mostly seniors, showed up at the Spokane Park Board meeting Thursday to complain about proposed cuts in the 2012 budget that could result in the closure of …


  • YMCA demolition $250,000 over budget

    The city of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is more than $250,000 over budget on the demolition of the old YMCA building in Riverfront Park. But the department thinks it …


  • Spokane parks upgrades include new cost

    It seemed like a monumental task. But Spokane park leaders have built everything they promised and more with the $43 million park bond voters approved less than four years ago. …


  • Raze the Y, study says

    A $17,000 study about the future of the former downtown YMCA has come to the same conclusion reached by the Spokane Park Board: The structure will become a strain on …


  • Tracking board’s actions is no walk in the park

    Most mornings around 7 a.m., Manito Park is the province of joggers, dog walkers and ducks on “dawn patrol” for healthy eats because the “do not feed” signs have cut …


  • Park board approves discount pool passes

    Two weeks after its controversial decision to start charging kids to swim, the Spokane Park Board approved discount passes that will make charges cheaper for frequent pool users. Kids ages …


  • YMCA purchase deadline extended

    The Spokane City Council has an extra month to decide if it will buy the YMCA. The Spokane Park Board put a $1 million down payment on the Y in …


  • Our View: Private development of YMCA site remains sound

    As recently as last summer, one scenario for Spokane’s 42-year-old YMCA building envisioned its existence and continued use for 15 to 20 more years. That was expected to be a …


  • Our View: Plan to buy unwise, a poor fit for conservation fund

    When YMCA leaders broke ground for their building on Havermale Island more than 46 years ago, Y president (and later Spokane mayor) David H. Rodgers proclaimed it “part of the …


  • Y funding plan gaining city support

    A deal that would pay off the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department’s $4.3 million obligation to finish buying the downtown YMCA appears to have the City Council support it needs …

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