Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Jesse Tinsley

Jesse Tinsley

Current Position: photojournalist

Jesse Tinsley joined The Spokesman-Review in 1989. He currently is a photojournalist in the Photo Department covering daily news and shoots drone photography.


  • Keeping memories alive: Greg Jensen stands and salutes as taps is played Monday during military honors offered at the chapel nearby at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. Jensen, a Vietnam-era veteran of the Air Force, goes to the cemetery almost every day with his lawn chair and a Bible to visit the grave of his wife of 42 years, Estrella. “It’s been 16 months and I miss her every day,” he said. Indoors, a handful of veterans and a few family members read the names of veterans who died without a military funeral, said prayers and folded a flag, followed by a gun salute and taps.

  • Ross Welburn of Hayden rides his shark cycle in the parade at Kinetic Fest, a daylong celebration of moving sculpture and human-powered transportation Saturday at the Riverstone development in Coeur d'Alene Sunday, July 12. Welburn created the frame from wood and plastic pipe and covered it with plastic.

  • Baseball great George Brett meets with Mike Redmon before the Northwest League-Pioneer League All-Star Game.

  • Rogers players celebrate after beating West Valley. The Pirates have two victories – back to back – for the first time since 2011.

  • Lewis and Clark receiver Leo Haghighi, left, hovers over the goal line and makes a diving touchdown catch past the outstretched arms of Mead's Beau Skinner, right, the LC's first score of the game in the first half, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at Joe Albi Stadium.

  • Eastern Washington standout receiver Cooper Kupp scampers for a few more yards while straight-arming Northern Arizona’s Eddie Horn (7) in the first half Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at EWU’s Roos Field.

  • Matt Van Vleet, who lives on 18th Ave., east of Bernard, surveys the damage to his garage and two cars from a neighbor's tree, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Another car now shown, a Subaru, was purchased only a week ago.

  • South Arthur Street between 27th and 28th avenues remained blocked Saturday by fallen power poles, lines and trees.

  • Michele and John Barron stand quietly after laying a paving stone inscribed with their son's name in the walkway surrounding the new memorialoutside the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Josh Barron, a U.S. Marine, was killed in the crash of a V-22 Osprey aircraft in Hawaii in May 2015.

Most Recent Stories

News >  Spokane

Then and Now: Marycliff High School

Marycliff High School was an all-girls Catholic school on Spokane’s South Hill that opened in 1929. The name was a combination of the name Mary with the word Undercliff, the property’s historic name.
News >  Spokane

Then and Now: Washington Water Power building

The Washington Water Power Company formed in 1889 with a small group of investors, all of them focused on building a generating operation on the Spokane River’s lower falls just east of the Monroe Street Bridge. The citywide fire in August of that year spared the equipment and materials and construction continued.

News >  Spokane

Then and Now: Spokane’s Skywalks

Spokane’s downtown Sears store moved to the new NorthTown mall in 1960. Suburban locations were tempting other stores to move, prompting a movement to find new ways to attract shoppers and keep them downtown.
News >  Spokane

Then and Now: Tiffany’s Skate Inn

Businessman Richard F. Robertson of Kirkland, Washington, built Tiffany’s Skate Inn, a $700,000 roller-skating rink at 708 W. Boone Ave. that opened in 1968, offering the Lilac City another entertainment option. It was named for Robertson’s baby daughter. The 30,000-square-foot center had a 100-by-200-foot maple skating floor, a snack bar, pro shop and stage with theatrical lighting and dressing rooms. The managers were Jerry and Joan Peltier, certified skating instructors from the Seattle area.
News >  Spokane

Then and Now: Spokane’s first federal building

At the dawn of the 20th century, Spokane’s population was exploding from 36,000 in 1900 to more than 100,000 by 1910. The city’s downtown post office, leasing space in the Auditorium Building, needed more room. A new post office and federal building, one of the first federal buildings in the region, was built at the corner of Riverside Avenue and Lincoln Street in 1909. The national government was now represented by a three-story stone edifice, at a cost of $600,000, at one of the city’s important intersections.
News >  Spokane

Then and Now: Spokane International Airport

At the Spokane International Airport, about 4 million passengers arrive and depart each year. Before 1965, the terminal building sat on the south side of the runways and United, Northwest and West Coast were the only airlines who used the field.
News >  Spokane

Then and Now: The Environmental Christmas Tree

In the of 1973, the organizers of Expo ’74 took a major step toward the world’s fair success in Spokane by hiring Tommy Walker of Anaheim, California. Expo General Manager Petr Spurney pointed out that Walker was the country’s leading producer of outdoor events and it was appropriate that Walker would be the entertainment consultant to the Spokane fair.

More Stories By Jesse Tinsley