Arrow-right Camera

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: parks


County parks take steep cuts

Spokane County parks will be a little browner this summer because of budget cuts. Garbage cans may be fuller or gone, and restrooms may be locked. County officials hope, though, …


Out & About

Auctions offer impressive trips


Otter lays out plans for parks

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and state Parks Director Nancy Merrill announced a plan Friday to save $4.5 million at the state parks department next year – but not …


City Council faces deadline on $4.3 million for YMCA

The $4.3 million question facing city leaders Monday isn’t whether to buy the old downtown YMCA. They purchased the 43-year-old building months ago.


Liberty Lake moves closer on River District

Months of discussion came to a head Tuesday night as the Liberty Lake City Council made final decisions on several sticking points in the River District Specific Area proposed by …


Idaho parks, police keep money for now

BOISE – That plan to shift gas tax money away from Idaho’s parks department and state police and spend it on roads instead? Forget about it – at least for …


Liberty Lake wants parks, but how many?

The number and size of parks in the River District was again the topic of discussion at Tuesday’s Liberty Lake City Council meeting as the council takes the final steps …


Board reverses ban on tobacco in parks

Smoking will be allowed in Spokane Parks and tobacco restrictions will be voluntary. The Spokane Park Board on Thursday unanimously voted to reverse its spring decision to phase in a …


Spokane Valley park upkeep pact OK’d

Spokane Valley City Council members endorsed a staff proposal Tuesday to offer a seven-year contract for park maintenance. The contract, to take effect in January, would be two years longer …


Parks deal altered

Tuesday night’s public hearing at the Liberty Lake council meeting was mostly a rehash of unresolved issues between the city and Greenstone on the River District Specific Area Plan, but …


CdA targets vandals with park curfews

People who stay in Coeur d’Alene city parks past 11 p.m. soon could be penalized. The Coeur d’Alene City Council on Tuesday voted to close parks between 11 p.m. and …


Experts offer advice on keeping kids safe this summer

It’s summertime, at last. Inland Northwest pools, water parks and playgrounds are open. Pools and parks are busier than ever this year, thanks to economy-induced “staycations” and the opening of …


Centennial Trail advocate talks about gaps, priorities and funding

Two decades after the ground was broken on Spokane’s most popular bike and pedestrian pathway, several stretches of the 37-mile Centennial Trail remain incomplete. The largest gap, between Riverfront Park …


Free summer fun includes cycling, concerts, comics

At some point each summer, most parents are sure to hear their children utter the dreaded refrain, “I’m bored!” Unfortunately, economic woes have many families watching their budgets closely this …


New trail segment OK’d

A bike and pedestrian trail almost two decades in the making will see significant progress thanks to federal stimulus money accepted Monday night by the Spokane City Council. The 10-mile …


ISP: Cut would mean no more highway patrol

If the Idaho State Police had to absorb the loss of all its gas tax funding a year from tomorrow, it wouldn’t have anyone left to patrol the state’s roads, …


Gas tax grab raises ire

BOISE – More than 30 years ago, Idaho’s boaters, snowmobilers, dirt-bikers and ATV riders made a deal: They’d give up their gas tax refunds for gas burned off-road if the …


Eye on Olympia: Voluntary fees may save parks

OLYMPIA – Would you pay more to keep local state parks open? That’s the question lawmakers and parks supporters are trying to answer.


Hungry deer show appetite for research

A few mule deer in Riverside State Park learned Saturday morning that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Some 75 deer have been lured to a small area …


Notorious park elk falls, dies

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – His name was just a numeral, yet he had legions of human admirers and few rivals among his own species. Mighty bull elk No. 6 died earlier …


Deer trapped, tagged in Riverside Park

Wintering deer congregation at Riverside State Park tapped for research


New park details unveiled

A new Spokane Valley playground will use uneven terrain to create a level playing field for people with disabilities, the City Council was told Tuesday. “I think this is a …


One comp plan amendment survives

Two dueling comprehensive plan amendments failed to get past the Liberty Lake City Council Tuesday night, with the city-sponsored amendment going back to the planning commission for rephrasing and the …


Rocky Hill Park on Gregoire’s list of projects

The second construction phase of Rocky Hill Park in Liberty Lake got a boost last week when Gov. Chris Gregoire included the $500,000 project in her proposed jobs package to …


Event celebrates parks’ legacy

Neighbors around Cannon Hill Park on Spokane’s South Side are holding a celebration Saturday to call attention to the park’s historic legacy as well as the legacy of parks throughout …