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Centennial Trail moves towards completion

Good news from the City: A new section of the Centennial Trail has been completed along Summit Boulevard. I can't think of a better way to celebrate the 25th birthday of this local treasure than closing the gap at Mile 25 which extends from Bridge...

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MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

Greening Neighborhoods grant program now available

The City Of Spokane is launching an exciting new grant program called Greening Neighborhoods Grant Program, which will offer a $10,000 incentive as part of the Forest Spokane initiative. Neighborhoods that want to participate are being asked to identify locations suitable for planting trees, shrubs,...

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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014


TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 2014

MONDAY, JAN. 13, 2014

Spokane begins "Let's Link"

​What should the future of Spokane’s transportation and utility infrastructure look like? That’s the question the City of Spokane is working to answer this year. They've embarked on what’s called the “Link Spokane” planning process to create a 20-year vision for transportation and utility needs...

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MONDAY, DEC. 30, 2013

Curbside pickup for Christmas trees

​ Not to sound like a Grinch but the City Of Spokane is offering a few options to get rid of your tree once the season is over. First, the City’s Solid Waste Management Department offers free curbside pickup for its customers Thursday, Dec. 30,...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 26, 2013

MONDAY, NOV. 11, 2013

THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 2013

Celebrating America Recycles Day, Spokane-style

The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System has kicked off their 17th annual recycling campaign, dubbed “I Want to be Recycled...”. Designed to promote the benefits of recycling and buying recycled products, several events have been planned to celebrate America Recycles Day, Friday, Nov. 15. “America...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23, 2013

Applicants needed for Transportation Benefit District board

​Interested in helping maintain the City’s streets and sidewalks? The City of Spokane’s Transportation Benefit District (TBD) Board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the citizen advisory board that helps determine priorities for TBD funding. The Citizen’s Transportation Advisory Board (CTAB) is seeking...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2013

Joint Transportation Open House tonight

I realize this is short notice - hey, I was on vacation! - but tonight there's an important joint open house hosted by the Spokane Regional Transportation Council, Spokane Transit and the City of Spokane. This multi-agency open house on the future of regional transportation...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2013

THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2013

MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2013

MONDAY, AUG. 26, 2013

THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013

Urban Farming open house for Spokane

In response to increasing local interest in Urban Farming, the City Council and Planning and Development Services Department are leading an effort to research, evaluate and develop a system to better support and provide regulations for Urban Farming. Image courtesy of Project Hope Spokane, one...

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MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013

Open house for Division Street Gateway Project

The City of Spokane is working to implement the community’s vision for the Division Street corridor through Downtown and the University District and will host a community workshop on Tuesday, June 25th to discuss corridor design concepts. The workshop is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m....

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MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013

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