Stories tagged: summer
UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m.
For some, the idea of spending a lazy summer day at the beach or cabin with a good book sounds like heaven. But for a lot of kids, “they think …
Fri., June 21, 2019, 3:38 p.m.
More parents and educators are heralding the benefits of summer boredom, at least partly this season, to build kids’ creativity, curiosity and other skills. While activities are good, they advocate …
Sun., June 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
Some of us are concerned that kids in Spokane have lost their edge when it comes to complaining about being bored. The solution? Try a conversation about local current events.
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:36 p.m.
With temperatures in the 90s, Spokane could see record-breaking weather this week.
UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 1:21 p.m.
It never fails that I start to feel this suffocating anticipation as the school year winds down and I know that summer is coming. Every year I find myself trying …
Sun., May 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
Opinions vary about just when summer begins.
Thu., May 2, 2019
The grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets likely means that fare increases this summer will be larger than already expected and airlines will struggle to handle disruptions such as storms …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
Idaho and Washington could be headed for an abnormally dry summer. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently issued a climate prediction showing a worsening outlook for drought across the …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
More traffic deaths happen during the summer than any other time of year. Idaho State police say they responded to a fatal accident nearly every day this year during a …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
The city’s six public swimming pools will be closed while choking conditions persist in Spokane, limiting access to a free relief from potential record-breaking heat. The city’s splash pads will …
Wed., July 11, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
A boy flies through the air above Fish Lake while his friends watch from below. Photographer Melaine Williams captured this quintessential summer shot during the first weekend of July.
Sat., June 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
When you are a stay-at-home mama with little ones in the house it can be hard trying to plan fun things to do on a shoestring budget. I remember those …
Thu., June 28, 2018
Heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke are related to each other but vary in seriousness. All three are typically caused by exercise or other strenuous activity in hot environments.
Sat., June 16, 2018
The sun is up and school is out, and for Spokane residents, there are summer activities aplenty. Here are some top picks that can be enjoyed without emptying your wallet.
Fri., June 15, 2018, 3:35 p.m.
Summer vacation has just started and already there’s a catalog on my counter trying to convince me to purchase a backpack. I’ve barely finished unloading a forest full of crumpled …
Sat., June 9, 2018, 8:03 a.m.
Summer is upon us and it has mamas all over in a frenzy. Working moms have to make other plans for childcare or enroll their kiddos in every-summer-camp-known-to-man to keep …
Fri., June 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Eager swimmers will be able to sign up Saturday at the city’s six municipally owned pools for free entry this summer, the first time everyone can get in without paying …
Fri., June 8, 2018, 2:55 p.m.
Lake City Public Library in Coeur d’Alene will open June 18 in temporary summer quarters at Skyway Elementary, while maintenance occurs at its Lake City High School location.
Thu., June 7, 2018, 10:11 a.m.
Lawmakers from both houses and both parties agreed Wednesday that Idaho needs a special legislative session this summer to deal with a long-simmering water rights fight in the Treasure Valley.
Mon., May 28, 2018, 8:37 a.m.
Johnson, 56, has a kidney condition and needs a transplant. And she learned earlier this month that she’ll get one – thanks to her good friend Mary Frances Lembo, who’ll …
Mon., May 28, 2018
The unofficial start of summer arrives with a question.
Sat., May 26, 2018
The official start of summer may not arrive for another three weeks, but unofficially, it’s hard to point to a better kickoff than Memorial Day weekend.
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
A record 246.1 million passengers are expected to fly during the season, a 3.7 percent increase over a record set last year, according to Airlines for America, a trade group …
UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Crude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and expected to climb higher, pushing up gasoline prices along the way.
Fri., March 9, 2018
For the first time in more than three decades, visitors to Spokane’s swimming pools won’t need to pay to get in the gates. The Spokane Park Board approved the elimination …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 9:49 a.m.
If winter weather doesn’t arrive soon, Oregon could be facing a summer drought.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Children in the Northwest might not see the fluttering orange and black wings of a Monarch butterfly on a summer day a few decades from now.
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
It’s still summertime but mid-August introduces a ripe time for some back-to-school readiness. Children benefit from a slow return to structured routines, such as going back to an earlier and …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Adelphi University is among a number of U.S. schools that offered housing, employment or other help to accommodate international students who stayed because of the concern and uncertainty surrounding U.S. …
Mon., July 24, 2017, noon
Warm weather for hiking and camping, light late into the evening that allows for more time outdoors after work for exercising or entertainment, and a region that produces a buffet …