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Whitewater park loses $500,000 grant

OLYMPIA -- A state board rejected pleas from supporters of a whitewater park in the Spokane River to extend a $500,000 grant.

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 Trish McFarland, executive director of the YWCA of Spokane.

Trout fishing one kid-focused Valleyfestivity

Children donning face paint and clinging to balloon animals lined up and eagerly awaited their turn to cast their lines at Fishing at the Falls Saturday. The Mirabeau Falls pond was stocked with 500 pounds of rainbow trout for the event, which was held at Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane Valley as a part of Valleyfest 2010.

Spokane River Cleanup totaled 8 tons

This year’s Spokane River Clean-up netted 2 more tons of garbage from the Spokane River compared to last year’s record haul of 6 tons. More than 750 volunteers combined their efforts in late September to recover 16,447 pounds of garbage, of which 5,207 was able to recycled.

Spokane River Cleanup yields heaps of trash

Santa, someone found your key. Volunteer Russ Posten was scouring the banks of Latah Creek near High Bridge Park Saturday as part of the annual Spokane River Cleanup when he found it.

Volunteers find river of trash

Santa, someone found your key. Volunteer Russ Posten was scouring the banks of Latah Creek near High Bridge Park Saturday as part of the annual Spokane River Cleanup when he found it.

River Cleanup nets 6 tons of trash

One of the louder questions heading into the Spokane River Clean-Up was “Will this sunshine hold out?” after more and more weather forecasts predicted a rainy and chilly early October day.

White water in the heart of Spokane

‘Listen,” said our rafting guide, “that’s the Devil’s Toenail.” The rapids were still out of sight, around a bend in the Spokane River. But we could hear the chaotic crash and churn of the water echoing from the canyon’s walls.

the falls, shawn vestal, marion jones, larry craig

If you're ever in big trouble, the kind of trouble that requires a press conference apology, remember this: Be deeply sorry. It's the perfect phrase for the dubious apology. Larry Craig was deeply sorry that Idahoans had been put through the nasty scandal surrounding his bathroom antics. His sorrow wasn't about his own actions, of course, but about the press mob that drove him to it.