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The Latah Creek bridge, also known as the Sunset Boulevard bridge, was built after the Monroe Street Bridge in downtown and features a similar design. It was constructed in large part due to booming wheat farming in central Washington and more motorist interest in traveling to Seattle.
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe and Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited will be planting trees on the upper reaches of Hangman Creek on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that the Spokane Valley Power Co. was going forward with plans to dam the Spokane River at Bowl and Pitcher, creating “a lake four miles long” right to the edge of the city.
Nearly 100 homes can be built at the bottom of Spokane’s South Hill bluffs, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 195 and Cheney-Spokane Road, following a decision by the city’s hearing examiner.
In a long steel container hundreds of salmon fry flit about in coordinated flight. Above them 10 volunteers from the Spokane chapter of Trout Unlimited peer at the tiny fish, their shadows inadvertently prompting the rapid movements.
The Washington Department of Ecology has awarded $15,000 to Spokane County’s parks department to plant native vegetation along Hangman Creek at the Hangman Valley Golf Course.
Spokane’s fledgling history museum was preparing to excavate the skeleton of what it hoped would be “one of the largest mastodons ever unearthed,” on Hangman Creek.
Learn about this region’s dramatic geologic history during a guided hike Aug. 18.
A 2015 federal lawsuit filed by the nonprofit Spokane Riverkeeper organization has led to a 10-year cleanup plan for Latah Creek, one of the major tributaries into the Spokane River. The 60-mile-long waterway has long been the target of environmental groups because of the large amount of soil erosion and livestock waste flowing into the creek, giving it a brown appearance at its confluence with the river.
TRAILS – Progress in research, mapping and planning a public trail corridor along Hangman Creek will be presented at a open house meeting on Saturday, Oct. 28, starting at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5810 S. Meadowlane Rd. in Spokane. The Hangman-Latah Creek...
As authorities monitor flooding this week around the Spokane region, the damage sustained can’t compare to some of Spokane’s worst flooding seasons. There have been many years where floodwaters have hit the city’s low-lying areas.
Spokane’s Church of Truth held a “peace meeting” for about 800 local pacifists – although most of the speakers were plainly pessimistic about the prospects for peace. “There need be no war in the world – but there is war,” said the Rev. Mr. Scafe of the Fourth Presbyterian Church. “Humanity will not learn by the bloodshed of the Carthaginians; it will only learn by the bloodshed of Europe and by the bloodshed of the United States, which is surely coming. … Before I cease speaking the first gun, involving the United States in war, may be fired.”
For Neil Jordan, 6 inches would have made all the difference. “We’re talking 6 inches lower and I wouldn’t have a problem,” said the Colbert resident Friday, while gesturing toward his flooded basement.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Latah Creek and Latah area south of Spokane. The river is currently at 7.97 feet and flood stage is at 11 feet, said NWS forecaster Greg Koch. It is expected to rise up to 12.3 feet by late night before it begins to go back down.
From our archive, 100 years ago The young bear who escaped from Manito Park Zoo led a posse of trackers and pack of dogs on a merry chase along Hangman Creek. So far the bear was emerging victorious.
Hangman Creek’s muddy water contributes to water-quality issues in the Spokane River; new efforts are underway to clean up the creek.
From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. L. Berger, 36, and Mrs. Anna Bond, 37, were strolling on the sidewalk at Monroe Street and College Avenue when suddenly they heard a large crash.
A cleanup plan for Hangman Creek isn’t addressing pollution from poor agricultural practices, the Spokane Riverkeeper says.
From our archives, 100 years ago A huge fire in a Ritzville warehouse destroyed an estimated $100,000 worth of wheat and cordwood.
From our archives, 100 years ago Joyriding was an ever more serious problem in Spokane, as evidenced by the previous day’s police record.