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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Skate Ribbon opens on Saturday for its second winter

Spokane’s Skate Ribbon is slated to open Saturday


Then and Now: Union Station

Historian Robert Hyslop, in his book “Spokane Building Blocks,” explains why Spokane’s Union Station, shown under construction in 1913, was called a station and not a depot. There had already …


Then and Now: Washington Street Bridge

Early bridges across the various channels of the Spokane River were made of wood, then steel and, eventually, concrete or stone. And when the Great Northern Railroad depot opened on …


Then and Now: Union Station trestle

The 1894 Spokane City Hall at Howard and Front streets symbolized the optimism and grand dreams of a railroad boomtown.


New ‘pedal cart’ rentals appear in Riverfront Park

Pedal carts are now available for rent at Riverfront Park.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

City names conservation area after former City Parks Director

Family, friends and colleagues of the late Spokane Parks Director Bill Fearn gathered in Riverfront Park Monday to remember his legacy by setting aside a portion of the park as …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

Pathway closes in Riverfront Park for winter work on future site of Centennial Trail

Construction crews will shut down next week the span of pathway leading from the Howard Street bridge through the Lilac Bowl to the Spokane Convention Center as work continues on …


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

For a complete list of performers, visit www.spokanepigout.com.


Pig Out in the Park entertainment lineup as diverse as its food offerings

Pig Out in the Park runs Wednesday through Sept. 3 at Riverfront Park.


School starts for most kids next week – here’s what to know for the transition

On a warm Wednesday afternoon at Riverfront Park, parents were soaking in the sun while their children were getting soaked in the Rotary Fountain. Just feet away at the Looff …


Gathering at the Falls Powwow unites tribes

The powwow will be held in Riverfront Park from Friday through Sunday.


Gleason Fest welcomes Blind Pilot, Joseph, Shook Twins, more to Riverfront Park

Deep Sea Diver and Electric Son will also perform at the festival, which benefits ALS awareness.


Then and Now: Havermale Island

Havermale Island, in the middle of the Spokane River, makes up much of the area of today’s Riverfront Park. For early settlers, it was an important site and refuge.


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

City Council rejects plan for downtown Spokane sports stadium; mayor calls vote ‘disappointing’

The Spokane City Council rejected an ambitious effort led by the mayor to build a downtown sports stadium in partnership with Spokane Public Schools.


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Spokane City Council approves millions of dollars in reserve funds for housing, street and downtown projects

About $30 million was moved from reserve accounts for specific projects planned in the final two years of Mayor David Condon’s term, which includes a city investment in the new …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Spokane Park Board votes to revisit amusement rides in Riverfront Park

The request doesn’t include refurbishing the rides that once were housed in the old U.S. Pavilion, but to determine if the Parks Department should buy new rides and put them …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

The countdown is on: One month until Gleason Fest

Blind Pilot, Joseph, Deep Sea Divers, Shook Twins and Electric Son will perform Aug. 11.


Utility bills will pay for Howard Street bridge construction in Riverfront Park

The city had originally intended to use utility dollars to replace the so-called “Blue Bridge” in Riverfront Park, but that replacement was determined not to be needed. Instead, green bond …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Battle lines being drawn over idea to move Vietnam memorial from Riverfront Park

A statue of a Vietnam veteran holding a letter from home has sat in Riverfront Park for 33 years. Etched on his face is a longing look as he gazes …


Behind the sparks: How Spokane gets its Fourth of July fireworks

For spectators at this year’s July Fourth fireworks show at Riverfront Park, little more is required than to just show up. But for Dale Cyr


The Inland Northwest’s best parks for outside activities

Whether you’re looking to hike to the top of a scenic bluff or tumble down the side of a hill on a sled, there’s something for everyone in the region’s …


Playing by the rules: ‘Do’s and ‘don’t’s in Spokane’s park system

Recent rule changes outlawed camping, prohibited pot smoking and created new hours for the city’s park system. Here are some other regulations to know within the city’s neighborhood parks.


Osprey discovered nesting at the top of the U.S. Pavilion

A family of the raptors has been seen at the top of the structure’s 145 foot mast, as the city moves forward with plans to renovate the iconic building. The …


Shade, lighting options becoming clearer in new U.S. Pavilion

A team of high-level decision-makers overseeing Riverfront Park’s $64 million redesign were shown images this week of what will likely be the final recommendation on shading options within the new …


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.