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Thursday, January 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Riverfront Eats launches Tuesday

The new, weekly event brings six or seven rotating food trucks to the south bank of the Riverfront Park through August.

Dishwalla, Kid ‘n Play, BoDeans to headline Pig Out in the Park

Pig Out in the Park runs from Aug. 29 through Sept. 3 in Riverfront Park.

UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Berry Go Round entertains young riders in Riverfront Park

On Monday afternoon, when Bonnie Verduzco’s two young granddaughters climbed down from the Looff Carousel in Riverfront Park, they darted almost immediately to the next attraction, chanting, “Let’s go on …

UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 9:32 a.m.

Sportsplex plans get OK from state regulators as legal wrangling plays out with property owner

A state committee signed off last week on plans that would build the $42 million structure by the end of 2020. The city still has to figure out an ongoing …

Easing downtown Spokane building height caps could get second look from commission

The Spokane Plan Commission will consider at its June 13 meeting whether to reconsider its endorsement of a proposal that would lift building heights along Spokane Falls Boulevard near Riverfront …

UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Berry Go Round ride returns to Riverfront Park

The Berry Go Round amusement ride is coming out of retirement in Riverfront Park on Monday.

UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Looff Carrousel turns again, bringing history full circle

Before Spokane Mayor Dave Condon cut the ribbon Saturday to signal the reopening of the revamped Looff Carousel, hundreds of post-Junior Lilac Parade patrons strolling through Riverfront Park were given …

Shawn Vestal: Spiering, Spokane’s wagon master, wants new park art to endure

Everyone’s got an opinion, it seems, about the new sculpture commissioned for Riverfront Park. Some think it’s a clever and creative design from an esteemed artist that will eventually become …

UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Woman who died after falling at Spokane’s ice ribbon fell suddenly on her back

City officials released footage Thursday showing the fatal fall of 63-year-old Lorrie Sims.

UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

Restored Looff Carrousel will re-open May 12, city says

The 109-year-old attraction will return to Riverfront Park in a brand new building at a ceremony following the Lilac Junior Parade, officials said Thursday. Rides will cost $2, and completion …

Howard Street pedestrian bridge will open in time for Bloomsday

Runners and spectators participating in Bloomsday can expect some Riverfront Park features to open in time for the race.

Riverfront Park art piece gets Park Board approval

The nearly unanimous panel voted Thursday afternoon to begin design and construction of “Step Well,” a public art piece designed by Boston-based artist and architect J. Meejin Yoon. The final …

UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 3:26 p.m.

Early review is in: ‘The ribbon skates beautifully’

As a five-season roller derby veteran, I’m giving the Riverfront Park skate ribbon my seal of approval.

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Trade those blades for wheels: Skating ribbon opens for roller skaters in Riverfront Park

The ice is gone, but skaters are still welcome at Riverfront Park’s skating ribbon, which opened Monday for roller skaters, scooter enthusiasts and skateboarders.

Design of signature art for revitalized Riverfront Park set for vote

The full Spokane Park Board will vote later this month on a design and location for “Step Well,” architect and artist J. Meejin Yoon’s sculpture for Riverfront Park. The MIT …

UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Beavers chewing up trees at water’s edge along Riverfront Park

If you’ve walked along the Centennial Trail in the past several months, it’s likely you’ve seen efforts by humans to stem the tide of voracious beavers. They’re eating trees they …

Parks department receives permits for Riverfront Park promenade construction

The city of Spokane’s parks department was issued $3.8 million in permits to begin work remaking Riverfront Park’s central promenade.

UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Spokane’s pedestrian bridges deemed safe amid tragedy in Miami

Spokane’s numerous pedestrian bridges are not at risk of collapse, according to officials at the Washington state Department of Transportation and city of Spokane.

Ice ribbon closed for the winter after ammonia leak repairs

Park officials said Tuesday they’re pivoting to spring activities due to the warming temperatures. That includes reopening of the SkyRide chairlift attraction, rollerskating on the cement ribbon and the return …

City Parks Department says Ice Ribbon has been repaired

The city announced Sunday that after a series of tests and repairs, the Spokane Ice Ribbon is ready for a new sheet of ice.

Shawn Vestal: Coincidence gave flight to Expo butterflies

In fall 1973, Eric Grohe was a young graphic artist working in New York City when he returned home for a visit to Seattle. “I ran into Brent Blake, literally …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Skating ribbon could reopen in early March with new parts, city says

The attractions has been closed since an ammonia leak was discovered Feb. 3.

Riverfront Park exploring corporate sponsorships as part of redevelopment

Brett Sports & Entertainment of Spokane is accepting inquiries now from organizations and individuals interested in getting their name on a piece of the redeveloped park. The skating ribbon is …

Looff Carrousel building takes shape in Riverfront Park, as Pavilion structures come down

The new home of the 109-year-old attraction is scheduled to open later this spring in time for Bloomsday, park planners said during a tour of the site Thursday. The building …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Mayor David Condon puts focus on river, city’s kindness in State of City address

Approaching his final two years in office, Mayor David Condon said the focus of his administration would be on re-establishing the Spokane River as the centerpiece of the city’s economic …

Mayor David Condon sets sights on major downtown work in final two years in office

Before the end of his second term, the mayor said there will be major steps taken toward a downtown prep sports complex, part of a blueprint for his final two …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Skating ribbon to close for up to three weeks after ammonia leak

Cracks in a custom-made piece of equipment used in the ice-making process at the city’s new ice ribbon in Riverfront Park caused a gas leak Saturday night. The city will …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Ammonia leak closes Riverfront Park’s skating ribbon for the weekend

An ammonia leak was detected at the skating ribbon on Saturday afternoon, and the city’s Parks Department decided to shutter the attraction throughout the rest of the weekend as a …

City may allow bigger shadows on Riverfront Park in effort to boost high-rise development

Downtown Spokane is vibrating with development. The rumble of jackhammers at The M. The growl of earth movers in Riverfront Park. The hum of pavers around road construction. Look down …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Riverfront Park Imax demolition ‘like a big dinosaur eating the building’

The giant, mechanical jaw of a yellow excavator went right for the “I” in “IMAX” Monday afternoon, marking the start of a slow death for the 40-year-old theater in Spokane’s …