TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 7:01 P.M.
After a tumultuous year that began with cost overruns, unexpected expenses and criticism from within, those in charge of Riverfront Park’s $64 million redevelopment say they’re on track for a …
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2016, 6 P.M.
Two metal-and-fabric butterflies that marked the gates of Expo ’74 are going to be saved and moved to a new location.
SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2016, 5:40 P.M.
The Spokane Police Department responded Sunday to a body found in the Spokane River in Riverfront Park.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 4:55 P.M.
As of Thursday there have been 19 days of measurable rain in October and rainfall totals are inching ever closer to the record of 5.41 inches set in October 1947. …
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 8:24 P.M.
To protect the remains of a $64 million bond passed by voters for the redesign of Riverfront Park, the City Council unanimously voted Monday to name the 100-acre downtown attraction …
FRIDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016, 1:59 P.M.
Spokane Park Board members agreed last week to move forward with a 2014 recommendation to demolish the aging IMAX theater on Riverfront Park’s Havermale Island as part of efforts to …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 6:44 P.M.
An overly ambitious design will delay the opening of Riverfront Park’s new ice skating ribbon, the first signature project in Riverfront Park’s massive taxpayer-funded renovation. It’s the latest in a …
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
Spokane has the highest property-crime rate among Washington’s largest cities, a problem Mayor David Condon wants to address by moving police from patrol and traffic to investigations.
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016
The government of Canada has signed off on the renaming of the two-acre island that housed the country’s exhibit in the 1974 World’s Fair. The island has been known by …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016, 6 A.M.
Organizers of the second-annual Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival were looking for something different to be the highlight of the show this year after the 196-foot dragon that showcased last …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016, 6 A.M.
It may be difficult to block off a large portion of Riverfront Park for the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival, but park director Jon Moog said the cultural and economic …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 5:32 P.M.
Members of the Spokane Park Board are asking the City Council to consider naming the 100-acre park in the downtown core a “brownfield” site, a designation reserved for polluted areas …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 1:21 P.M.
At least two trees in Riverfront Park lost their leaves after going without water for an unknown amount of time during the summer heat. Contracted workers are using firehoses, among …
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 5:48 P.M.
How should parkgoers avoid construction to get to the food fastest? Why can’t stands serve drinks? What’s with that name, anyway? We’ve got you ready for this year’s annual outdoor …
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016, 4:31 P.M.
Kids can visit a Cultural Village to learn about foreign countries and get free school supplies at the 22nd annual Unity in the Community celebration Saturday in Riverfront Park.
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016, 6:30 P.M.
A pair of archeologists are sifting through the Riverfront Park ahead of redevelopment construction, looking for remnants of businesses and communities that occupied the park more than a century ago.
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016, 3:11 P.M.
The Spokane Park Board voted Thursday to approve a bid of $4.7 million to reconstruct the Howard Street Bridge South.
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016, 7:56 P.M.
One does not pedal furiously while racing on a Strider bike. There are no pedals, so it ends up looking more like kids are running while sitting down.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 12:30 P.M.
A member of the Spokane Tribe sang a blessing and politicians spoke before a ceremonial groundbreaking on the $64.3 million project took place in the Gondola Meadow Friday afternoon. A …
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 5:14 P.M.
Chad Dalton’s key to winning Riverfront Park’s July 4 pie eating contest was picturing the berry pie as a beverage. “You just stick your face in and do it,” said …
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016, 3:15 P.M.
Hundreds of nurses gathered in a show of solidarity Tuesday morning in Riverfront Park, demanding better wages and working conditions from Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
Recently, articles in this newspaper and other publications have raised legitimate questions about the progress of the redevelopment of Riverfront Park following the voters’ approval of a $64.3 million bond …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016, 3:30 P.M.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is forcing the Spokane parks department to increase preservation efforts for Expo ’74 sites in Riverfront Park
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016, 4 A.M.
Up to $5 million in private donations should be raised to augment $64.3 million voters approved in 2014 to upgrade Riverfront Park, and donors should be offered naming rights in …
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016, 6:03 P.M.
Members of the Spokane Park Board questioned the ballooning cost of a Riverfront Park design contract this week, at one point coming close to stripping some projects from the work, …
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016, 7 P.M.
A new farmers market in downtown Spokane is looking for vendors. The Riverfront Park Farmers Market is slated to open June 4.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 7:16 P.M.
At least one witness reported seeing a woman jump into the Spokane River from a suspension bridge in Riverfront Park on Thursday afternoon, Spokane Police said.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
Past editorials weighed in on energy independence, Riverfront Park, the comprehensive plan and the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 7 P.M.
Riverfront Park brings three new Imax movies to town.