A collection of faces and places from around the Spokane area that caught the attention of Spokesman-Review photo journalist Dan Pelle during 2021.
Wed., Dec. 1, 2021
Kelsey Lopez visits the grave of her grandfather, U.S.A.F. veteran Larry Swanger, Friday, May 28, 101, at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. “I want to just come and be in the presence of my grandpa,” says Lopez. She is keeping the tradition started by her grandmother Karen Swanger by visiting 12 grave sites on the day.
Dan Pelle The Spokesman-Review
Gary Keyes takes a look at the damage to his restored 1958 Chevy Corvette after a 2014 Ford Escape slide into the classic car on the corner of Maple Street and Rowan Avenue, Thursday, July 14, 2021, in Spokane. Keys had planned to take the vehicle to a car show in Oregon in two weeks.
Spokane Shock QB Blake Sims (6) swivels his way down field against Tucson Sugar Skulls in the first quarter, Saturday, July 17, 2021, in the Spokane Arena
Aaron Scott puts his hockey skills to the test as he uses a pair of sticks to slide, from left, Colton Fisch, 5, Winnie Scott, 4, Graeme Scott, 6, and Darby Quinn, 4 across the frozen Cannon Hill Park pond during the freezing temperatures of Thursday afternoon, Feb. 11, 2021, in Spokane.
Dan Pelle Thespokesman-Review
Taking a break from the heat, Emma Straub, 5, and her sister Ellie, 7, right, make quick work of their ice cream cones from The Scoop, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 in Spokane. Emma wore chocolate on her face while Ellie enjoyed a cotten candy-bubble gum-flavored treat. The girls, from Omaha, Nebraska, are visiting their grandfather Danny Straub for a few days. After ice cream, they were headed back to grandpa's pool.
Finch Elementary School Principal Shane O'Doherty wears a tutu while dancing through the hallways, Thursday, June 17, 2021, after the students achieved the goal of completing 20,000 lessons.
After attending a remembrance ceremony for 9/11 at the Spokane Valley Fire Department Administration Building, Diana Wilhite pauses for personal reflection at the installed 1200-pound column from one of the Town Towers, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.
Elk resident and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Ben Hayhurst suffered PTSD and multiple injuries/aftermath but since about 2014 turned to making knives primarily for service members, then recently a firefighter’s axe from 417 pieces of steel from the World Trade Center to represent first responders who died on 9/11. It’s now at NYFD Fire Academy but the idea is it will travel at times for a special program Spartan Pledge to prevent suicides.
Joey Clinton performing a drag queen show as “Eggy Sue,” entertains the crowd at the Pride: Popsicles and Pokes pop-up event that also offered COVID-19 vaccinations, gourmet popsicles, free food, HIV testing and a Queer Makers Market, Saturday, June 5, 2021, at the Washington Cracker Building in Spokane..
Daniel Mellgren. 24, left, and Eddie Duffney, 24, pose as hot dogs alongside the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile as Scott Mellgren, far right, snaps a picture in the Fred Meyer parking lot on 400 block of S. Ralph Street, Thursday, April 6, 2021 in Spokane. The vehicle, built on a truck chassis, is 60 hot dogs long and 24 hot dogs high and is one of 6 in the U.S.
Students at St. Charles Catholic School burn off energy during recess, Thursday, April 15, 2021. They have returned to in-person learning after an arsonist set fire to their school last month. "Camp" St. Charles is taking place at the old Jefferson Elementary School on the corner of 37th Avenue and Grand Blvd.
A crew member calls for the raising and lowering of door frames on the First Interstate Center for the Arts stage for the national tour of A Christmas Carol that is opening in Spokane, The crew was doing tech production rehearsals, Nov. 3, 2021 on the FICA stage.
Family members watch the arrival of an American LaFrance fire engine carrying the body of longtime Colfax Firefighter Jim Krause in the lead position of a 46 unit procession along Main Street in Colfax, Friday, Sept. 10. 2021. Krause died after experiencing a heart attack while on the scene of a fire.
A man named Joseph feels the heat outside the Donna Hanson Haven, Saturday, June 26, 2021, in downtown Spokane. Temps rose into the 100 degree range over the weekend.
Gonzaga guard Bree Salenbien towers over Central Washington University point guard Valerie Huerta, Nov. 6, 2021 in the McCarthey Athletic Center.
Bobsy McArthur attends her her winterized poodle, Bernie, as they take a walk around the Spokane River, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, in Peaceful Valley. Sporting his K-9 overcoat, Anderson says it keeps Bernie warm the ice balls from gathering on the dog’s fur.
Toni Sampson waits with anticipation at the Swinging Doors, Monday, March 22, 2021. as she watches Gonzaga defeat Oklahoma in a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament,
Fairchild Air Force Base SSgt.Heather Fejerang plays with morale dog Eli during a demonstration on the base, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.
Members of the Gonzaga women's basketball team gather before introductions to watch a team video playing on the McCarthey Athletic Center video screen during Fan Fest, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.
Jedi Alliance, the video arcade that opened in East Spokane in 2015, has been closed due to COVID. Tyler Arnold is not clowning around. He has used the time to move his collection of 80s movie memorabilia and arcade and pinball titles to a new location at 5908 E Broadway Ave.
Gonzaga players erupt with excitement during a slam dunk contest for little kids during Kraziness in the Kennel, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.
Mark Starr is the owner of David's Pizza located across from the Spokane Arena at 803 W Mallon Street. He covered an old Spokane Fire Department vehicle into a mobile pizza oven.
Veterans pay their respects after a rededication ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 in Riverfront Park.
Danielle Lam, left, and Howie Guja, of the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol, had no luck finding anyone at home at first in North Spokane when trying to award a $1 million dollar prize to William McGunagle, Friday, April 30, 2021.
A participant in the STOP the STEAL protest streaks down Boone Avenue during the start of large rally to support President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Spokane.
Riders are inverted aboard Silverwood’s new Stunt Pilot roller coaster, Saturday, May 30, 2021, in Athol, Id.
Eastern Washington University head coach Shantay Legans gives a bear hug to forward Kim Aiken, Jr., during a second-half timeout after Aiken tallied numerous rebounds and scored a basket against Sacramento State, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 at Reese Court in Cheney, Wa.
Tom Keefe, St. Patrick of Spokane, proceeds with his one-person parade across Monroe Street at Broadway Avenue, Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
Whitworth WR Jerusalem To'oto'o (17) hauls in a long pass from QB Caleb Christensen against Lewis & Clark DB Makana LeBoy (7) in the second quarter, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in the Pine Bowl.
Jozette Helton, 54, says she kind of likes the strong winds blowing across the Spokane region as she wait for an STA bus on Riverside Avenue in Spokane. late Monday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2021. Gusting winds speed was reported at 70 miles per hour in the area.
A pedestrian waitning for a STA bus, calling himself Striped Wolf, battles the strong winds blowing across the Spokane region on Riverside Avenue in Spokane. late Monday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2021.
Bill Oliver, 81, was lucky to make it out of his bed alive after a pine tree crashed into his bed as he slept, Wednesday morning, Jan. 13, 2021 in Spokane Valley, Wash. High winds caused extensive damage throughout the area.
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