Stories tagged: spokane convention center
Sun., April 14, 2013
Paddlers want river access at Convention Center
Apparently no kayakers or rafters were allowed into the main flow of planning for the Spokane Convention Center expansion project. Paddling access to the Spokane River is doubtful under project …
Sat., March 23, 2013
Serving up visitors
Trivia question: What event generates the most hotel night stays in Spokane? If you guessed Hoopfest or Bloomsday, guess again.
Sun., Jan. 6, 2013
Sit in 1970 NASA control room, help direct Apollo 13 flight
“Apollo 13: Mission Control” launches in Spokane on Wednesday. A portion of the Spokane Convention Center will be transformed into a replica of NASA’s 1970 mission control room in an …
Sun., Dec. 16, 2012
Spotlight: Hay, Junkies set local shows
So far, 2013 is shaping up to be a good concert season, especially for music fans of the Gen X persuasion. Too Far North productions has booked former Men at …
Thu., Oct. 25, 2012
Shenanigans continues its location hunt
The CEO of the company that recently closed C.I. Shenanigans said he’s looking for a new restaurant location in Spokane. RAM International’s Jeff Iverson said Spokane has been a good …
Mon., Oct. 15, 2012
Owner closes CI Shenanigans unexpectedly
The owner of downtown Spokane restaurant CI Shenanigans closed the business Saturday evening, surprising the restaurant’s landlord, the Spokane Public Facilities District. About 40 workers were affected by the closure.
Sun., Oct. 14, 2012, 3:39 p.m.
Shenanigans closes its doors as facilities district prepares for demolition
CI Shenanigans closes its doors, leaving about 40 workers out of jobs
Wed., Oct. 10, 2012
Arena, convention center bond sale gets OK
The Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution to sell $15 million in bonds as financial backing for expansions of the Spokane Convention Center and Spokane Veterans Memorial …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012
Artist modifies images to make her own medium
When artist Gay Waldman was in kindergarten, her teacher sent her home with a note that read: “Gay will be an inspiring artist one day.” Waldman said her father thought …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2012
Hoteliers see good, bad in Worthys’ plans
Spokane-area hotel managers have mixed feelings about Walt and Karen Worthy’s plans to build a 700-room downtown hotel. Yes, the 15-story full-service hotel will take away some of their business, …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2012
PFD says voter approval sparked couple’s interest
The move by Walt and Karen Worthy to build a convention headquarters hotel on Spokane Falls Boulevard shows the economic potential of expanding the Spokane Convention Center, public officials said …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2012
Worthys announce plans to build headquarters hotel
In the span of four weeks Walt and Karen Worthy pieced together ambitious plans to build the city’s largest hotel: a 700-room, 15-story showpiece connected to the Spokane Convention Center. …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2012, 5:21 p.m.
Worthys to build 15-story hotel downtown
Developer and hotelier Walt Worthy will build a 15-story, 700-room hotel south of the Spokane Convention Center, connected to the center by a skywalk, according to a press release.
Thu., July 12, 2012
Landers: Fly fishing fair benefits experts, beginners
Molly Semenik admits to being intimidated as she walked into her first International Fly Fishing Fair and began mingling with champions of the sport. “I was still dreaming about being …
Wed., April 18, 2012
Convention Center expansion measure passing
Spokane County voters on Tuesday appeared to approve a ballot measure to expand the Spokane Convention Center and add more seats to the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. Measure 1 had …
Tue., April 17, 2012, 8:26 p.m.
Voters say yes to Convention Center expansion
Spokane County voters on Tuesday appeared to be approving a ballot measure to expand the Spokane Convention Center and add more seats to the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.
Wed., April 4, 2012
Mailer for Measure 1 may have violated law, PDC says
The taxpayer-supported Spokane Public Facilities District may have violated campaign rules last month when it sent voters a newsletter depicting passage of a tax measure as “necessary” and “critical.” Although …
Wed., March 28, 2012
Measure 1 campaign pulls McLaughlin ad
The campaign to extend taxes to pay for the expansion of the Spokane Convention Center and Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena has pulled a TV ad featuring Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy …
Sat., March 3, 2012
Paul decries government ‘busybodies’
Ron Paul, making a return visit to Spokane in advance of today’s Republican precinct caucuses, showed again Friday that he continues to enjoy strong support across the Inland Northwest. Paul …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2012
County may add fairgrounds to PFD ballot
Spokane County Commissioners said Wednesday they might want a piece of the action when voters are asked for money to expand the existing Convention Center and add seats to the …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2011
Former meth addict found new beginning at mission, in kitchen
Few people have more to give thanks for than Kimmi Halbrook, who served up a heaping helping of gratitude with every plate she prepared at the annual Union Gospel Mission …
Sun., Oct. 30, 2011
Spotlight: ‘Norman’ a hit with critics
The positive reviews continue to pile up for the Spokane-filmed coming-of-age movie “Norman,” which extends its run this week at the River Park Square AMC. The film-review compilation site Rotten …
Sun., March 27, 2011
Spotlight: Martin, Lang, Moody Blues highlight bookings
We have a solid list of new concert bookings to announce: • Steve Martin and his banjo act, July 22, 8 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox – This …
Wed., Feb. 23, 2011
Convention center expansion hinges on tax vote
Five years after opening a new convention center, the Spokane Public Facilities District is readying plans to ask voters for a $65 million expansion. The proposal would add more than …
Tue., Feb. 22, 2011, 7:25 p.m.
Facilities district seeks $65 million expansion
Five years after opening a new convention center, the Spokane Public Facilities District is readying plans to ask voters for a $65 million expansion.
Sat., March 20, 2010, 7:13 p.m.
Volleyball tournament a big draw
Spokane sports fan had a tough choice this weekend: spike or dunk. In addition to the much-touted NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Spokane played host to the Pacific Northwest Qualifier, a …
Tue., March 16, 2010
Shenanigan’s restaurant sold
Downtown Spokane eatery C.I. Shenanigan’s has been purchased by the Spokane Public Facilities District. But loyal customers can take a breath – Shenanigan’s will remain where it is for the …
Mon., March 15, 2010, 5:35 p.m.
Facilities district buys Spokane restaurant Shenanigan’s
Downtown Spokane eatery C.I. Shenanigan’s has been purchased by the Spokane Public Facilities District. But loyal customers can take a breath — Shenanigan’s will remain where it is for the …
Sun., Feb. 28, 2010, 12:30 a.m.
Sport fishing show coming to Spokane
A harbinger of spring salmon fishing is coming to town March 5-7. “The last time I gave a seminar on fishing for spring chinook was 2001, the year of the …
Sun., Feb. 28, 2010
2010 Great Western Sportfishing Show programs set
Local and regional experts in all types of fishing will present programs at six different areas of the Great Western Sportfishing show during its three-day run - Friday through Sunday …