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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 …


Council votes for a study of Y buy

The Spokane City Council wants to study whether buying the YMCA building in Riverfront Park with Conservation Futures funds is the “highest and best use” of that money for the …


Board will revote on smoking ban

The Spokane Park Board has banned smoking in city parks. Sort of. It might change its mind next Thursday after a public hearing. But don’t count on it.


City parks smoking ban holds but hearing planned

The Spokane Park Board has banned smoking in city parks. Sort of. It might change its mind next Thursday after a public hearing. But don’t count on it.


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 …


County to cover YMCA tab

The Spokane County Commission agreed to pay $4.3 million to ensure a condo tower won’t be built on the site of the YMCA in downtown Spokane’s Riverfront Park. In a …


Carrousel whirling toward 100

She probably wouldn’t admit it, but Bette Largent is the Carrousel Lady. The artist has been restoring and maintaining all the critters on Spokane’s beloved Riverfront Park attraction since January …


Artist’s touch keeps 100-year-old Carrousel looking young

She probably wouldn’t admit it, but Bette Largent is the Carrousel Lady.


Restoring childhood memories

For several weeks the ponies have patiently waited. They’ve been stoic when little noses pressed against the glass and looked longingly at them. Meanwhile, in the silence of the Carrousel …


Skaters test how they measure up

It was chilly outside Saturday, but that didn’t stop dozens of figure skaters and their families from having a little bit of fun at the Riverfront Park Ice Palace. The …


Restoring childhood memories

For several weeks the ponies have patiently waited. They’ve been stoic when little noses pressed against the glass and looked longingly at them. Meanwhile, in the silence of the Carrousel …


Restoring childhood memories

For several weeks the ponies have patiently waited. They’ve been stoic when little noses pressed against the glass and looked longingly at them. Meanwhile, in the silence of the Carrousel …


Restoring childhood memories at Looff Carrousel

For several weeks the ponies have patiently waited. They’ve been stoic when little noses pressed against the glass and looked longingly at them. Meanwhile, in the silence of the Carrousel …


Carrousel closed for maintenance

Spokane’s historic Looff Carrousel in Riverfront Park will be closed for its annual maintenance and restoration until Feb. 27. The Carrousel will reopen for a yearlong celebration of “100 Years …


Park’s natural value not lost on residents

The man who led the effort to create Riverfront Park says it would be “unthinkable” to allow private development on the downtown YMCA property. King Cole, who was president of …


Council rejects money for Y

The Spokane City Council said no thanks Monday to county leaders considering a plan to buy the downtown YMCA in Riverfront Park with existing public money. If county commissioners don’t …


Kids cut loose at Riverfront Park

Here’s a tip: When participating in KSPS’s KidsDay at Riverfront Park, hold off on the face paint until after you’ve run through the Rotary Fountain. “It’s just about all come …


Rediscover Riverfront Park

There’s no mistaking the excited squeals that echo off the cement walls at the Riverfront Park Pavilion: the rides remain a summer hit. Sure, the park turned 30 years old …


Pavilion’s prognosis

It’s one of the most recognizable structures in Spokane. Yet its future is unclear. As Riverfront Park celebrates its 30th anniversary today, the top of the U.S. Pavilion – the …


County could help buy YMCA site

Facing the potential construction of a condo tower in Riverfront Park, the county’s park committee this week recommended the purchase of the downtown YMCA. If county commissioners agree, the use …


Summer break can do wonders

Summer is for children. They get months out of school and, if they’re not too tightly scheduled for the convenience of their parents, a break from the dull routine. They …


No tower in park, board says

The president of the Spokane Park Board wants one thing to be perfectly clear: There’s no way the board will allow a developer to build a 14-story tower at the …