Stories tagged: YMCA
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Yarn sought for making hats, scarves for needy
What’s the best time to being knitting hats and scarves for a cold winter? Of course it’s in the middle of the longest streak of 90-degree days anyone can remember. …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017
SYSA says YMCA caused youth tackle football league to shutter
The Spokane Youth Sports Association won’t be doling out helmets and pads this fall.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
Zags take boat rides, make camp crafts and shoot hoops with kids at Camp Goodtimes
Being the kid with cancer can be tough. That’s why counselors and staff at Camp Goodtimes, which is hosted by YMCA’s Camp Reed, are working to create a space where …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:24 p.m.
Veterans, McMorris Rodgers battle VA over access to exercise room
The aging veterans sit in camp chairs inside a pop-up awning with makeshift blue-tarp walls. A propane heater makes it liveable as the Army, Navy and Air Force veterans began …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 5:25 a.m.
YMCA to open South Hill branch in former Gold’s Gym
YMCA of the Inland Northwest plans to open a South Hill branch by mid-December, after agreeing to buy the business assets of a Gold’s Gym operation from Dave and Alethea …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 8:24 a.m.
YMCA’s suit seeks repayment of embezzled money
The Longview YMCA is suing to seek repayment from its former bookkeeper who embezzled half a million dollars from the nonprofit group.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016
Then & Now: The first YMCA
The YMCA has been in Spokane more than 130 years. The Young Men’s Christian Association, founded in London in 1844, was started to offer healthy activities, both physical and spiritual, …
Mon., July 4, 2016, 5:08 p.m.
Ballers Club in Spokane helps kids learn sports, core values
A line of boys in red jerseys sprints across the floor. The fastest ones reach the gym’s wall and turn back, then begin clapping for their teammates who still are …
Sun., Nov. 1, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: Butcher-turned-preacher advocates temperance
From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. Billy Williams took a different approach to temperance evangelizing at the YMCA before a large crowd.
Mon., May 11, 2015
In brief: Meeting to examine proposal for county hoarding task force
The public is invited to an organizational meeting June 2 for a proposed Spokane County Hoarding Task Force. Similar hoarding task forces exist across the country to provide a directed …
Fri., April 17, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago A party of 21 boys, age 12 to 16, returned to the Spokane YMCA after a four-day, 80-mile hike.
Tue., Sept. 2, 2014
Course of action to stop diabetes
Toni Pille lives on a 40-acre farm in Espanola, north of Medical Lake, where she and her husband raise sheep, cut hay and eat local: potatoes they grow, meat from …
Sun., Aug. 3, 2014
Area youth coaches taught how to address concussions
Youth football coaches sat around a room Saturday at the Spokane YMCA and had safety regarding concussions drilled into their heads. Head-injury awareness has been heightened in what many view …
Tue., April 15, 2014
Livestrong at YMCA helps cancer patients move toward fitness
It was like many beginning yoga classes in most ways. Students gathered in a studio at the downtown YMCA raised and stretched their limbs in wobbly formation, their instructor at …
Sat., Jan. 25, 2014
When Steve Tammaro came to Spokane in June 2012 to be the YMCA’s president and chief executive officer, he already had 40 years’ experience working with the organization. “We do …
Tue., April 9, 2013
Ex-Liberty Lake pastor starts prison term for child porn
A former Liberty Lake youth pastor and YMCA swim coach who distributed child pornography is scheduled to begin a five-year federal prison sentence in Sheridan, Ore. Lonnie W. Castillo, 50, …
Sun., July 8, 2012
Camp Reed directors strive to enrich lives of children, staff
A century ago, the local YMCA had a summer camp program, but no permanent site. Boys would take streetcars to the end of the line in Hillyard, then set off …
Thu., March 22, 2012
Photo: New ponderosas adorn former YMCA site
Grove of trees also honors the late Susie Stephens: Nancy MacKerrow holds a picture of her daughter, Susie Stephens, in front of 10 newly planted ponderosa pine trees on Wednesday …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2012
Mayor, officials endorse Chase commission plan
Spokane’s youth programs would remain independent from other nonprofit groups under a new plan that has support from Mayor David Condon. Former Mayor Mary Verner, whose 2012 budget eliminated the …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2011
YMCA demolition $250,000 over budget
The city of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is more than $250,000 over budget on the demolition of the old YMCA building in Riverfront Park. But the department thinks it …
Wed., June 8, 2011
Sheriff gets $128,000 for gear
Spokane County commissioners gave Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich $128,223 from reserves Tuesday – about one-third of the amount he requested for equipment and software. Knezovich requested $372,631 last week, but commissioners …
Sat., May 28, 2011
State pulls Park grant
The future of a proposed white-water park in the Spokane River just downstream from downtown is in danger after state officials decided to pull a grant that was supposed to …
Fri., April 8, 2011
City ready to toss Expo-era sculpture
When noted Pacific Northwest artist Charles W. Smith was creating a sculpture in what became Riverfront Park, he was often asked what it represented. “Nothing,” he told a Spokane Daily …
Fri., Feb. 4, 2011
Travel way narrowed on park span
Riverfront Park officials have blocked the sidewalks along the powder blue bridge overlooking Spokane Falls after engineers determined the edges of the span no longer can be assured of holding …
Thu., Feb. 3, 2011
Demolition of old YMCA set to begin this month
The former downtown YMCA will begin to fall this month after more than five years of debate on the building’s fate. The Spokane Park Board this week approved a $574,700 …
Fri., Dec. 17, 2010
YWCA’s riverfront land sold for $3.2 million
Spokane’s YWCA finally has sold its prime riverfront campus. The property, which overlooks the North Channel of the Spokane River, sold Dec. 9 for $3.2 million to The Falls, said …
Thu., Dec. 16, 2010, 1 p.m.
YWCA sells riverfront building for $3.2 million
The deal completes six years of work by the YMCA and YWCA to sell their former downtown properties to raise money for joint campus on North Monroe Street.
Thu., Dec. 16, 2010
Commission: YMCA ineligible for historic listing
The former YMCA in Riverfront Park is headed for a date with the wrecking ball. The Spokane City-County Historic Landmarks Commission voted 9-0 on Wednesday that the building is not …
Wed., Dec. 15, 2010, 4:29 p.m.
Commission rejects historic designation for old Y
The former YMCA in Riverfront Park is headed for a date with the wreaking ball. The Spokane City-County Historic Landmarks Commission voted 9-0 on Wednesday that the building is not …
Sun., Dec. 12, 2010
Old YMCA worth saving? Landmarks panel to decide
It could be the final chapter for the former downtown YMCA. Or it could be the start of more painstaking, political maneuvering.