Stories tagged: Spokane River
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers bill speeding up hydropower dam licensing clears U.S. House
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.
City approves plans for two towers overlooking Spokane Falls
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
Pollution limits in Spokane River prompt city officials to seek reprieve from EPA
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.
Then and Now: Railroad tracks on Havermale Island
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.
Hundreds of volunteers descend for annual Spokane River cleanup
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.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017
Crane used to remove rock and garbage from Monroe Street Dam on Spokane River
Workers moved a large crane to the banks of the Spokane River near the Monroe Street Dam to move gravel and cobble that has clogged the dam’s intake structure.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Lands Council looking for volunteers for river cleanup
The Lands Council seeks the community’s help in cleanup a stretches of the Spokane River on Sept.16.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
Father, daughter rescued from Spokane River Sunday after being stranded on rocks
The Spokane Fire Department rescued a father and daughter who were stranded on rocks in the Devil’s Toenail area of the Spokane River Sunday afternoon.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Trio stands up to paddle Spokane River’s 112-miles in four days
A trio has become, as far as they know, the first adventurers to run the entire 112-mile length of the Spokane River on stand-up paddleboards.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
4-year-old boy pulled from Spokane River dies
A 4-year-old boy went missing near the Downriver Disc Golf Course Tuesday evening and was later pulled from the Spokane River.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
Rescuers convince distraught man to climb out of Spokane River
A rescue team spent nearly an hour trying to coax a distraught man out of the Spokane River as he waded in shallow water Tuesday afternoon, drawing attention from neighbors …
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Spokane River recreation offers fun, beauty
The Spokane River provides a steady flow of distinction to downtown Spokane, and a healthy splash of fun. Few cities can claim a natural asset that puts the business district …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Hikers relish Little Spokane River Natural Area, new trail additions
The Little Spokane River Natural Area has been a haven for flora, fauna and people who appreciate them for decades, and a vastly improved hiking trail system is enhancing the …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
High school researcher finds microplastics in Spokane River fish
A Spokane high school student applied the “think global, act local” concept to his senior science project and discovered the seeds of a giant ocean problem in the guts of …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 7:58 p.m.
Four people rescued from Spokane River; city recommends life jackets
Emergency personnel rescued four people who were clinging to a tree in the Spokane River on Saturday afternoon.
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 7:24 p.m.
Inner tubers rescued from Spokane River; empty kayak spurs search along banks
Firefighers from Spokane and Spokane Valley Fire Departments fished a group of inner tubers out of the Spokane River Saturday after they became entangled with clump of low-hanging tree branches.
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 6 p.m.
Two rescued from the Spokane River in separate incidents
Two people were plucked from the Spokane River Saturday in separate incidents in Spokane Valley and Post Falls.
Fri., May 19, 2017
100 years ago: President Woodrow Wilson calls for the draft
President Woodrow Wilson issued a “selective draft” proclamation, calling for registration of all American men between the ages of 21 and 30.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Field Reports: Chukar Challenge event for all gun dog breeds
The annual hunting dog event that pits flushers against pointers is set for June 9, hosted by the Spokane Bird Dog Association. It’s all in the name of good times, …
Wed., May 17, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Amidst flooding, Natatorium Park bridge collapses; 2 German families ordered to move
The Spokane River rose another 6 inches and Lake Coeur d’Alene rose another 9 inches in the worst flooding since 1894. Floodwaters spread out over “private grounds and city streets …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Man rescued from tree in Spokane River at Kendall Yards
A man was rescued from a tree on the edge of the Spokane River in Kendall Yards Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
A legacy in land and water: Longtime activists John and Rachael Osborn moving to Vashon Island
After decades at the forefront of contentious environmental battles, John and Rachael Osborn are ready for some downtime. The longtime activists are leaving Spokane for Vashon Island and semi-retirement.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Conservation Futures program buys land, Spokane River shoreline from the Sisters of the Holy Names
The purchase of land on Fort George Wright Drive, including 4,500 feet of Spokane River frontage, from the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary is complete.
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
City declares Spokane River open after water drops below flood stage
With flows dropping below official flood stage, the city of Spokane lifted its emergency closure of the Spokane River on Thursday. However, whitewater paddling and rafting enthusiasts still are out …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Woman who fell from Riverfront Park pedestrian bridge committed suicide, medical examiner’s office rules
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled a woman’s death a suicide after her body was pulled from the Spokane River on the evening of March 20.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 7:39 p.m.
Police need help identifying woman who jumped in the Spokane River
Police are looking for help identifying the woman who jumped to her death off a pedestrian bridge over the Spokane River in Riverfront Park on Monday.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Changes along Spokane River may be affecting flood conditions
The highest flow on the Spokane River in 20 years is showing evidence that the river may be changing
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Spokane River access closed throughout Spokane County due to raging water
Spokane Valley is joining the city of Spokane in closing access to the Spokane River within city limits, citing high water and swift currents.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Flooding emergency declared as Spokane River reaches near-record highs
As the Spokane River continues to rise until its eventual cresting sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning, residents in flood-prone areas are preparing for the worst.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Emergency crews pull body from Spokane River near Canada Island
Emergency crews pulled a body from the raging Spokane River near downtown Monday afternoon.