Stories tagged: Riverside State Park
Sat., May 27, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
Mountain bike riders participate in endurance race through Riverside State Park
Beddome Allen was tired and sweaty after finishing a 15-mile mountain bike race in first place Saturday, but a few hours later he would do it all again. And again.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Riverside State Park long-term planning begins with public meetings
OUTINVOLVED – Riverside State Park is inviting the public to “brainstorm” potential changes and updates to the popular Spokane-area gem during long-term planning meetings that begin this week. Two initial …
Sun., April 2, 2017
Be a tourist in your own town and rediscover Spokane
Playing tourist in your own town is an easy way to break the mentality that there’s nothing to do in Spokane.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Speedy cyclists draw complaints on Centennial Trail
Park officials have a message for bicyclists on the Centennial Trail: Slow down.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 11:59 a.m.
Riverside State Park cancels Winter Wonderland due to storm damage
Winter Wonderland this Friday through Sunday nights at Riverside State Park near Spokane is canceled due to cleanup work from the Nov. 17 windstorm.
Sun., July 26, 2015
Out & About: Some trails reopen at Little Spokane River
OUTBLAZED – Hikers and paddlers are regaining most, but not all, access to the Little Spokane River Natural Area after trails and a trailhead were closed by a 176-acre wildfire …
Sun., June 21, 2015
Field reports: Majority support grizzly restoration in Cascades
ENDANGERED – A majority of people and organizations who commented on an environmental impact statement studying the restoration of grizzly bears in the North Cascades favor the return of the …
Thu., June 4, 2015, 9:59 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Round-the-clock solo ride comes with dose of wisdom
For a moment, I was gifted with flight. Just before then I had been riding my bike. But now I was flying through the night air. Before I was able …
Sat., Nov. 29, 2014
All of family’s six sons are Eagle Scouts
All six brothers in the Glanzer family have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. The youngest attained scouting’s top level last Saturday during a Court of Honor ceremony.
Thu., July 24, 2014
Riverside State Park horse arena updated
The dust had barely settled over the new equestrian arena in Riverside State Park before horses and riders began using it. “Actually, people were using it as we were building …
Sun., Jan. 26, 2014
Out & about: Roskelley keynotes State Park Foundation meeting
OUTHEAR – John Roskelley, a Spokane mountaineer and former county commissioner, will be the keynote speaker at the first annual meeting of the Riverside State Park Foundation, riversidestatepark.org. The public …
Fri., Oct. 11, 2013
Attention hikers: It’s zombie season
There’s nothing like a walk in the woods populated by animated corpses. Here’s your chance: Riverside State Park is organizing a series of half-mile Haunted Zombie Hikes, starting tonight and …
Thu., July 25, 2013
Riverside Park names top volunteer
Timothy Woods jokingly admits that his career as a volunteer for Riverside State Park began for purely selfish reasons: to keep the Centennial Trail free of pinecones and pine needles …
Sun., June 2, 2013
State Parks centennial celebration Saturday at Riverside Park
Riverside State Park has been tapped for one of two signature events celebrating the 100-year history of the Washington State Parks system. On Saturday, the Bowl and Pitcher area will …
Mon., April 1, 2013
Horse riders take to Riverside State Park for Easter service
The tall Ponderosa pines of Riverside State Park were an outdoor sanctuary for a group ride to the first Easter on horseback service at the park Sunday. Organizer Teresa York …
Thu., Dec. 20, 2012
Centennial Trail’s Friends see path ahead
The Spokane River Centennial Trail is the envy of cities across the country and a local fixture for walkers, runners, cyclists, skaters, even anglers. But what you see isn’t all …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2012
State Parks plead for funds; Discover Pass sales leave shortfall
As revenues continue short of projections, state parks leaders are telling Washington lawmakers they can’t do it alone. The Washington State Parks department plans to seek $27 million from the …
Mon., June 18, 2012
Tree-thinning project good for inmates, forest
Toppling trees at Riverside State Park is helping create a healthier forest of native ponderosa pines. The thinning project is also providing work experience for 50 inmates from Airway Heights …
Sun., June 17, 2012, 6:29 a.m.
Partners give boost to Riverside State Park
Despite losing 40 percent of its full-time staff in the past two years because of state budget cuts, Riverside State Park has found a way to move forward and even …
Wed., May 16, 2012, 12:05 p.m.
Big changes for state parks topic of upcoming meetings
Washington State Parks officials have set meetings in Spokane to discuss potentially sweeping changes in management of facilities at Riverside and Mount Spokane.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2011
Parks staffing in flux as shortfall forces cuts
Riverside and Mount Spokane state parks likely will be combined and full-time employees reduced by about 40 percent as Washington State Parks officials scramble to slash the agency’s spending. A …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2011, 4:52 p.m.
Riverside, Mount Spokane parks likely to be combined
Riverside and Mount Spokane state parks likely will be combined and full-time employees reduced by about 40 percent as Washington State Parks officials scramble to slash the agency’s budget.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2011, 11:34 a.m.
Cash-strapped state parks banking on Discover Pass, new approach
The Washington State Parks system, the fourth oldest in the nation, is at a brink of uncertainty in the state’s lingering budget crisis. After 98 years, officials are looking at …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2011
SpokeFest offers array of bike routes
Both experienced and inexperienced bicyclists, young and old, will enjoy a ride around Spokane together today at SpokeFest. The ride isn’t competitive. It’s a way to celebrate cycling and promote …
Sun., July 17, 2011
Wash.’s new Discover Pass slow to be discovered by masses
Despite statewide media reports for the past several months, people are still showing up at Washington state parks with no clue that a Discover Pass has been required for vehicles …
Sun., June 12, 2011, 6:47 a.m.
Mountain bikers carve out time to slow down, improve skills
We learn to ride bicycles as kids. But we never quite finish learning to ride mountain bikes. Fat-tire models are another breed that constantly steer their riders into terrain that …
Sun., May 29, 2011
‘Round the Clock’ bike race attracts all levels
Armed with tents, headlights, sleeping bags, bicycles and maybe even some beer, hundreds of bicycle enthusiasts and their families kicked off a weekend of camping and bicycle riding Saturday at …
Sat., June 5, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Have trailer, will travel … in grand style
The sign on the front of one vintage travel trailer camped out at Riverside State Park Saturday read: “I am fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara …
Sat., May 29, 2010, 6:13 p.m.
Civil War rages again at annual encampment
According to historical accounts, the Battle of Chickamauga spelled one of the most significant Union defeats in the American Civil War. Fought in southeastern Tennessee in September 1863, the casualty …
Tue., May 25, 2010, 9:07 a.m.
Centennial Trail designated part of National Trails System
Thirty-seven miles of the Centennial Trail in Spokane County have been designated as part of the National Trails System, the U.S. government announced today.