Stories tagged: Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
There’s only 1 known Pearl Harbor survivor left in Spokane area. This widow is striving not to let community forget attack.
Vina Mikkelsen, 86, is orchestrating this year’s Pearl Harbor remembrance in honor of her husband, Denis, a Navy radioman stationed on the USS West Virginia when the Japanese attacked in …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Country icon Garth Brooks adds second show at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will also perform at the arena on Nov. 10.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Concert review: Jason Aldean leaves his country tattoo on town
Anticipation morphed into mania. Jason Aldean appeared on the stage after most fans had been waiting in the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena for nearly two hours on Saturday night.
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 7:46 p.m.
Kevin Twohig to retire as CEO of Spokane Public Facilities District
Kevin Twohig is retiring after 16 years as the chief executive officer of the Spokane Public Facilities District, which owns and operates the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, the Spokane Convention …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Umpqua plans $1M remodel in downtown building
Umpqua Bank has lined up a $1 million interior remodel for the second floor of its downtown Spokane office building. The company owns the 95,000-square-foot structure at 111 N. Wall …
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Elton John returns to Spokane as the prolific artist begins to talk about slowing down
There is no other word for Elton John but prolific. Start counting his hits and you need a calculator. Take a look at his career, from “Madman Across the Water” …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 5:26 a.m.
Doug Clark: I prefer an armed Ozzie to an unarmed one
I all but coughed up my toast and coffee Sunday morning when I read about the sheriff having to give up his gat at the Arena Saturday night. We really …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 6:15 a.m.
Fallen Heroes honors service members killed in action since 9/11
The Fallen Heroes Project, which has about a dozen leading members, helped spearhead the installation of a 24-foot monument at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena last year. And since the …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
New security measures at Arena: come early, leave your weapons at home
People attending events at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena are being asked to come early and leave some items at home.
Thu., March 17, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
NCAA tournament returns to Spokane Arena with underdogs hopeful
As Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena gets set to host its fifth NCAA men’s tournament in 13 years, fans of the longshots hope for a repeat of 2014 upsets.
Sun., March 13, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spokane City Council to consider ban on elephant hooks
On Monday, the Spokane City Council will consider an ordinance banning the use of “bullhooks” - implements that resemble fireplace pokers with sharp, steel-hooked tips and that are used to …
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015
Spokane expected to host skating’s Team Challenge Cup
A high-profile skating delegation coming to Spokane this week is expected to announce the Lilac City again will host a major figure skating event: the first-ever Team Challenge Cup. The …
Sat., Sept. 12, 2015
Ground broken at Arena for memorial to fallen heroes
Several hundred people gathered Friday morning – the anniversary of 9/11 – to break ground on a new memorial honoring post-9/11 service members who died in the line of duty. …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
Memorial pavers available to honor military
Memorial pavers can now be purchased to remember fallen military personnel from the Inland Northwest. The pavers will go into the walkways around a new memorial sculpture to honor post-Sept. …
Sat., March 28, 2015
WSU, arena host 9th NCAA games since 2001
When the Duke and Maryland women’s basketball teams tip off this afternoon at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, it will be the ninth time since 2001 that Washington State University has …
Mon., March 16, 2015
Veterans’ families building memorial sculpture at Spokane Arena
Family members of fallen Inland Northwest military personnel post-9/11 are at the heart of a drive to place a new commemorative sculpture to their lost loved ones outside Spokane Veterans …
Thu., Feb. 12, 2015, 1:07 p.m.
Def Leppard coming to Spokane Arena
Def Leppard will perform at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena as part of the venue’s 20th anniversary celebration.
Tue., Feb. 10, 2015
Celebration, improvements in store for Spokane Arena’s 20th year
When the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena opened in 1995, the owner of the Spokane Chiefs declared it to be the finest facility of its kind in any small city in …
Sun., Sept. 7, 2014
Give and Take: Blog matters
A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink. 4: The Spokane Shock and the Arena put an end to rumors that have been circulating for …
Mon., July 8, 2013, 10:40 a.m.
Pearl Jam to play Spokane Arena
Legendary Seattle rockers Pearl Jam will play the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Nov. 30 as part of the band’s 2013 North American tour.
Sun., July 7, 2013
City may strengthen firearms ban in public assembly facilities
Lay down your arms – at least when attending a Spokane Shock game or Bon Jovi concert. Spokane city leaders are considering changes to local ordinances that strengthen rules banning …
Fri., May 31, 2013, 6:37 p.m.
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena drops Bon Jovi name
The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena’s shall be known as the Bon Jovi Veterans Arena no more. Arena managers decided late Thursday evening to drop the publicity stunt.
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 …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2012
Getting There: County taps GPS for real-time plow tracking
A real-time tracking system for Spokane County snowplows got a big test two weeks ago when 10 inches of snow blanketed the area over two days. The county is testing …
Mon., 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 …
Fri., Sept. 17, 2010
Cirque du Spokane another chance to experience the impossible
Trying to describe a Cirque du Soleil show to someone who has never seen one is nearly impossible. Try describing the taste of chocolate to a person who has never …