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  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011

    $1 million grant to help pay for YMCA site

    The sun was shining Tuesday on Spokane County’s Conservation Futures program if nowhere else. County commissioners learned that a grant will reduce the cost of the YMCA site in Riverfront …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011

    City tries to save Expo ’74 sculpture

    Plans to remove a sculpture created for Expo ’74 have been put on hold while city officials explore options to save it. Spokane Arts Director Karen Mobley said Tuesday that …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011, 6:45 P.M.

    City tries to save Expo ’74 sculpture

    Plans to remove a sculpture created for Expo ’74 have been put on hold while city officials explore options to save it. Spokane Arts Director Karen Mobley said Tuesday that …


  • MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011

    Getting There: State designing upgrades for I-90

    Big freeway improvements take so long to plan and build that state engineers have already started design work on improvements to Interstate 90 from Barker to Harvard roads even though …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011

    Spotlight: Judds kick off Northern Quest’s summer series

    The summer concert lineup is rapidly taking shape, beginning with an impressive list of household names in the Northern Quest Resort and Casino’s new outdoor series. Here’s that lineup, announced …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011

    Ferris to perform comedy ‘Harvey’

    Ferris High School Theatre Arts will perform the comedy “Harvey,” beginning Wednesday in the Ferris Auditorium at 7 p.m. Performances will also be held May 5 and 6 and May …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2011

    Mad scramble at Riverfront Park egg hunt

    Ezra Buck lowered himself to the ground, crouched in a sprinter’s position, his gaze fixed ahead, ready to run when the countdown reached zero. His eagerness was almost palpable.


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011, 5:39 P.M.

    7,000 eggs gone in minutes

    Ezra Buck lowered himself to the ground, crouched in a sprinter’s position, his gaze fixed ahead, ready to run when the countdown reached zero. His eagerness was almost palpable. Then, …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011

    Face Time: Nun, sculptor helped bring art to Expo ’74

    Sister Paula Mary Turnbull, of the Convent of the Holy Names in Spokane, is a prolific sculptor whose work includes the garbage-eating goat in Riverfront Park and adorns Spokane Community …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011

    ‘Bone’ sculpture leaving play area

    A piece of Expo ’74 history is up for grabs. The Spokane Park Board voted unanimously Thursday to remove an unnamed sculpture by Charles W. Smith from Riverfront Park.


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011, 3:30 P.M.

    Park Board gives up Expo sculpture

    An Expo ’74 sculpture will be removed from Riverfront Park, but could be saved if an institution or interested person pays for its removal and can maintain it as a …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011

    Sculpture decision expected today

    The Spokane Park Board will decide today if it will remove a sculpture created for Expo ’74 from Riverfront Park. The unnamed piece, by Charles W. Smith, has been labeled …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011, 6:20 P.M.

    Sculpture’s fate will be decided Thursday

    The Spokane Park Board will decide Thursday if it will remove a sculpture created for Expo ’74 from Riverfront Park.


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011

    City ready to toss Expo-era sculpture

    When noted Pacific Northwest artist Charles W. Smith was creating a sculpture in what became Riverfront Park, he was often asked what it represented. “Nothing,” he told a Spokane Daily …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011

    Rally promotes peace, encourages dialogue on race

    They lined up wearing cowboy hats and baseball caps. They came on bikes and in strollers, some using walkers and a few leaning on canes, and a bit of spring …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011

    Lights out around the world honor Earth Hour

    For an hour Saturday, millions of people and thousands of businesses around the world shut off their lights in recognition of Earth Hour. Landmarks around the world went dark for …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

    1,200 turn out for Spokane parks job fair

    Applicants for the 200 to 250 seasonal jobs at Riverfront Park and other Spokane parks and pools so jammed the lobby of the IMAX on Sunday that the theater was …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 4, 2011

    Travel way narrowed on park span

    Riverfront Park officials have blocked the sidewalks along the powder blue bridge overlooking Spokane Falls after engineers determined the edges of the span no longer can be assured of holding …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 2010

    Gondola aids rescue of man near river

    Spokane rescue crews used a car from the Riverfront Park Skyride to bring a man up from the river’s edge near the Monroe Street Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. Patrons at …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29, 2010, 2:58 P.M.

    Crews use Gondola car for river rescue

    Spokane rescue crews responded to the Monroe Street Bridge about 2:40 p.m. today for a report of a man in the river.


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010

    Commission: YMCA ineligible for historic listing

    The former YMCA in Riverfront Park is headed for a date with the wrecking ball. The Spokane City-County Historic Landmarks Commission voted 9-0 on Wednesday that the building is not …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010, 4:29 P.M.

    Commission rejects historic designation for old Y

    The former YMCA in Riverfront Park is headed for a date with the wreaking ball. The Spokane City-County Historic Landmarks Commission voted 9-0 on Wednesday that the building is not …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 12, 2010

    Old YMCA worth saving? Landmarks panel to decide

    It could be the final chapter for the former downtown YMCA. Or it could be the start of more painstaking, political maneuvering.


  • MONDAY, NOV. 29, 2010

    Man’s body found in Spokane River

    The body of a man who appears to be about 30 years old was pulled from the Spokane River on Sunday. Riverfront Park security staff spotted the body just north …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 7, 2010

    Man jumps to his death from Riverfront Park bridge

    A man climbed on top of the Howard Street Bridge in Riverfront Park about 2 p.m. Saturday and jumped into the Spokane River to his death.


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 31, 2010

    Rally’s message in Riverfront Park: Keep sanity alive

    After being bombarded by political attack ads from both sides in one of the most contentious elections in years, some Spokane-area residents are fed up with all the “insanity.” Some …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 22, 2010

    Riverfront Park totem pole gets a makeover

    After decades of exposure to the elements, the tattered totem pole in Riverfront Park needed some serious work. The eagle at the top of the totem was missing its head …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 3, 2010

    Spin Control: Enough already with oohs, aahs over young vote

    After listening to decades of hype about young voters, I have a request. Don’t bug me about Rock the Vote, unless it’s something akin to “Rock Around the Clock” the …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2010

    National Carousel Association meets in Spokane again

    The National Carousel Association returns this week to Spokane – home of a 101-year-old Looff Carrousel – for the group’s annual convention to promote and protect carousels around the country. …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2010

    Oktoberfest and Greek Dinner Festival fill weekend calendar

    Dust off the lederhosen and dirndl: The Washington Beer Commission is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration Friday through Sunday at Riverfront Park. Beer lovers can hoist a stein for German toasts …


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