Stories tagged: parks
Sun., June 11, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
For the first time in more than 15 years, Pacific Lake south of Odessa, Washington, is full of water – good news that didn’t escape the region’s fisheries biologists.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Eugene city officials say they have rescinded their proposal to prohibit alcohol in all city parks except during large, permitted gatherings.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
OUTINVOLVED – Riverside State Park is inviting the public to “brainstorm” potential changes and updates to the popular Spokane-area gem during long-term planning meetings that begin this week. Two initial …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
The iconic centerpiece of Expo ’74 – the U.S. Pavilion – will undergo an extensive renovation, potentially starting early next year. The Spokane Park Board approved a contract to design …
Sun., April 30, 2017, 6 a.m.
CONSERVATION – Breathtaking landscapes will dominate the picture this week at the third annual Spokane screening of environmental films that feature nature’s beauty, cutting edge environmental issues, humor and more. …
Thu., April 27, 2017
The owner of about 50 acres of forested land along High Drive Bluff is suing a contractor blamed for digging out dozens of trees and scraping a milelong road into …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
The film “Our Two Hands,” which beckons anglers to conserve wild fish, will be presented on Thursday in Spokane as a fundraiser for the Wild Steelhead Coalition.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
The proposed sale of city parkland to a private climbing gym developer goes against recommendations made by Spokane’s assistant city attorney in 2008 and 2009.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
State park officials say they are opening 1,000 more campsites for people coming to watch the summer solar eclipse from Oregon.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 6 a.m.
Polar explorer Will Steger will be in Spokane this month to present a free program, “Eyewitness to Climate Change.”
Mon., April 10, 2017
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 …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
One of the first projects to provide greater pedestrian access into Spokane city parks has drawn some skepticism from runners in the Audubon neighborhood. Park planners and the coach of …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Tired of Zag-mania? Can’t handle another squeaky sneaker or dribbling ball? There are lots of other things going on in Spokane today whether you are into yoga, gun shows, skiing or Pokemon
Tired of Zag-mania? Can’t handle another squeaky sneaker or dribbling ball? There are lots of other things going on in Spokane today whether you are into yoga, gun shows, skiing …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
People who let their dogs run loose with them in the Dishman Hills have prompted at least one neighbor to hike the trails packing bear spray – and sometimes a …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Escalating complaints about loose-running dogs weighed heavy in the decision by the city of Salem, Oregon’s capital city, to hire its first city parks ranger.
Wed., March 8, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: U.S. marshal seeks permission to hang murderer from scaffolding on roof of downtown post office
The U.S. marshal in Spokane raised an alarming possibility: a hanging on Riverside Avenue. Marshal James E. McGovern confirmed that he had applied for permission to build a scaffold on …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
Two southeastern Washington wildlife areas totaling 11,000 acres are closed to public access through April to prevent human disturbance to deer and elk struggling through the worst winter conditions in …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 7 p.m.
The bid from Walker Construction is about $29,000 more than what was budgeted for the project, according to the Parks Department, but is within contingency reserves for construction. The new …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1 a.m.
Five Mile Prairie residents teamed up with students and staff at Eastern Washington University to come up with a new master plan for Sky Prairie Park.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
People eager to see the total solar eclipse next summer have booked all of Oregon’s available campsites for the celestial event.
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 2:28 a.m.
A series of public workshops to gather opinions on the future of the Colfax- Albion-Pullman rail corridor are scheduled in November and December.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 3:09 p.m.
If the Park Board approves a different design method for the pavilion than what was used in constructing the ice skating ribbon, the city will have to convince a state …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 4 p.m.
A new style of playset has captured the imagination of kids in lower Manito Park.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
Alaska state park managers have turned to internet crowdfunding to protect a Delta Junction-area park from Tanana River erosion.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016
The third annual Art in Bloom event returns to the Corbin Art Center to raise money for the Friends of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
From a backpacker’s perspective, Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park has it all. The 79,160-acre gem in the Selkirk Mountains north of Nelson, British Columbia, has enough helicopter-serviced bridges, potties and facilities …
Sat., July 16, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills at a September weekend workshop presented by
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:30 p.m.
The best opportunity of the year to sample land- and water-based muscle-powered sports in one location is set for Saturday at Camp Sekani along the upper Spokane River. The second …
Sun., July 3, 2016, 12:53 a.m.
PUBLIC LANDS – About 52 miles of roads in the 2015 Tower Fire area west of Priest River drainage remain closed for safety as salvage logging is scheduled to begin …