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Library exhibit puts science, technology at patrons’ fingertips

Big purple crates delivered to the Spokane Public Library last week contained a wealth of technological treasures. On Saturday the Downtown Branch will debut “Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference,” a traveling exhibit for libraries.

Mobius Science Center opens with street festival

Mr. Green Jeans, an 11-foot-long, 7-year-old Burmese python, slithered down Main Avenue in Spokane on Saturday with a large group of children in tow. He was one of the many attractions at the Mobius Grand Opening Street Festival. Mr. Green Jeans’ cohorts in the Creature Feature, provided by Rasmussen Reptiles, included a tortoise, a large lizard, a chameleon and a hedgehog.

Axworthy leads Avista’s outreach to customers, organizations

Anne Marie Axworthy has spent most of her life in Spokane and most of her working life at Avista Utilities, although she started there when it was still called Washington Water Power. As director of consumer affairs, she’s one of the most public faces of the region’s biggest electric and gas utility. She’s also well-known for her roles in many community organizations, including the United Way, YWCA, Mobius and the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

Mobius awarded STEM education grant

A Washington nonprofit organization announced $1.2 million in new grants to encourage better science, technology, engineering and math teaching.

Science at the region’s fingertips

The long-awaited Mobius Science Center opens Friday in downtown Spokane, offering a science playground for nearly all ages. The 65 featured exhibits in the 27,000-square-foot space are designed to achieve the center’s motto: “Sparking curiosity, igniting imagination.”

Mobius Science Center to open in August

Mobius Science Center's new location will open on Aug. 3, with a grand opening celebration taking place in early September, the organization announced today.

I Love Clean Air Day attunes children to environment

Valentine’s Day is usually about loving other people. Children showed their love for the environment Saturday at I Love Clean Air Day, an event filled with activities at Mobius Kids. “By teaching our children about their environment through fun activities, we hope to inspire them to make choices that protect our air, land and water resources,” said Margee Chambers, a Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency spokeswoman.

City may tear down part of former dairy

City parks officials are hoping to tear down a portion of a former dairy that’s in disrepair and was the site of a recent injury that cost the city $190,000. “The space is an increasing liability to us,” said Leroy Eadie, director of Parks and Recreation.

Mobius Science Center plans to open in 2012 downtown

A long-planned interactive science center in Spokane has found a home. Board members of Mobius Spokane said Wednesday they will open their long-discussed Mobius Science Center downtown in the West 809 Building in 2012.

Science center finds a downtown Spokane home

A long-planned interactive science center in Spokane has found a home. Board members of Mobius Spokane said Wednesday they will open their long-discussed Mobius Science Center in a central downtown building in 2012.

Activist appointed to airport board

Community activist Jeff Hamilton, a private pilot and retired corporate manager, was appointed this week to a vacancy on the Spokane Airport Board.

Science center won’t be in Riverfront Park

Organizers have pulled the plug on negotiations to develop a science center in Riverfront Park, and will look to identify a new location for the project by early next year. Officials with Mobius, the nonprofit organization raising money for the center, said the decision will allow them to move forward more quickly with a scaled-back proposal that could open as soon as 2011. Mobius now plans to remodel an existing building in phases, instead of building a new center all at once.

Mobius, city of Spokane part ways

Organizers have pulled the plug on a much-debated proposal to build a science center in Riverfront Park, and say they hope to find a new location for a scaled-back version of the project by early next year.

Spokane science center proposal hangs on

A divided Spokane Park Board decided Thursday to give a long-proposed science center in Riverfront Park another chance. The board split 5-5 on member Ross Kelley’s motion to let the city staff work out differences in a disputed contract with nonprofit Mobius Spokane. Chairman Gary Lawton’s vote then tipped the balance in favor.