Stories tagged: Spokane River
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 11:03 p.m.
A few hundred people gathered to hear an avid sportsman, authors and a tribal representative share their contributions to anthology documenting the conflicted and polluted history of the Spokane River.
UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
A man drowned Sunday afternoon when Spokane police say he entered the river and was not able to stay afloat.
Sun., July 8, 2018, 5 a.m.
Hone up on your knowledge of the Spokane River with this primer, released just in time for Wednesday’s Northwest Passages Book Club gathering featuring “The Spokane River” editor Paul Lindholdt …
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
The Spokane Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the woman who was killed after her raft capsized on the Spokane River near the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park …
UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 10:07 p.m.
One person died and two were injured when a guided-tour raft overturned Tuesday afternoon on the Spokane River near the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park.
Sun., June 24, 2018
On this particular stretch of the Spokane River, it’s not hard to imagine oneself in a remote wilderness. One far from cars, people or any of the other various demands …
Sun., June 24, 2018
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.
UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 10:46 p.m.
As crews worked Friday to recover a vehicle submerged in the Spokane River, dozens of onlookers – many claiming a man was still inside the white SUV – stood anxiously …
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
In a move aimed at reducing the amount of water residents use to irrigate their lawns during the dusty summer months, the city of Spokane is offering an annual rebate …
Mon., May 7, 2018
The first Monroe Street bridge, built by Spokane Cable Railway and partners, cost $42,000 and opened in 1889. Two other iterations followed, the last being the concrete bridge we see …
Wed., May 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Getting salmon above Grand Coulee Dam could lead to fishable population in the Spokane River, tribes say
Getting salmon and steelhead over Grand Coulee Dam could someday bring back a recreational fishery to the Spokane River, local tribes say.
Sun., April 22, 2018
The falls are beautiful, they’re powerful and they’re the reason for the city. Spokane is one of a small number of American cities that have falling water in their hearts, …
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
The Spokane City council will likely vote on a revised city ordinance governing the use of the Spokane River.
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
City engineers said they had a verbal agreement to store dirt removed ahead of construction of a 2-million
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 6:59 a.m.
A Millwood company discharged more pollution into the Spokane River than its permits allowed on several days over the past two years.
Fri., March 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
A 2015 federal lawsuit filed by the nonprofit Spokane Riverkeeper organization has led to a 10-year cleanup plan for Latah Creek, one of the major tributaries into the Spokane River. …
UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 2:20 p.m.
A study expected to be finished by the end of the year will explore the possibility of incinerating the solid material left over at the city’s waste water treatment plant …
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:32 p.m.
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 …
Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
Spokane River keeper Jerry White, Jr. will lead a guided ramble through the Hangman Creek on Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m.. During the walk of less than one mile, White will …
Mon., March 5, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
The annual Spokane River Clean-Up is Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018
100 years ago in North Idaho: Coeur d’Alene River overflows, aweeping away bridges from Cataldo to Harrison
The Coeur d’Alene River surged over its banks and swept away every county bridge from Cataldo to Harrison. “Rivermen and loggers are battling the most treacherous series of log jams …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Two traditional stormwater tanks and one “matrix” of underground filtration chambers are currently being bid on by area constructions firms. The city hopes to award contracts by the end of …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
While the tots’ attention was focused on the magnetic toy and Ribby the Redband trout, the city is moving toward the finish line on its massive stormwater tank project that …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
There are more than 70 illegal, unpermitted buoys on the Spokane River from Lake Coeur d’Alene to the Post Falls Dam that homeowners have put out to try to slow …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10 p.m.
The congresswoman said in an interview before the legislation passed Wednesday the goal is to increase access to renewable energy by making it easier to build and re-license dams.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
A plan to build two 13-story towers on just over 2 acres of land overlooking the Spokane Falls has been approved by the city’s hearing examiner, who said the proposal …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
Mayor David Condon told the City Council this week he has been discussing the possibility of a workaround for environmental guidelines on carcinogenic chemicals being discharged into the Spokane River …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 5 a.m.
One of the city’s biggest roadblocks for Expo ’74 was the tangle of steel rails that snaked across Havermale Island and along the shore of the river.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Every year for 14 years, tons of trash have been scoured from Spokane’s namesake waterway by hundreds of volunteers dedicated to making the river safer and more beautiful for everyone.