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Terrain is working to alter the landscape for local artists

For nearly a year, masks have been ubiquitous. It seems as if the protective coverings are everywhere. Yes, that is a reminder to sport a mask on the Riverfront Park Clock Tower and the Fox Theater. That familiar visual is courtesy of Terrain.

Winter wanderings: Enjoy the outdoors with these five kid-friendly activities

For families in search of outdoor activities this winter, the Inland Northwest serves up plenty of cool, fresh air. Many parents with kids have taken to area hiking trails eager to find safe ways to be active outside the home while following pandemic precautions. Here are five additional activities to consider for a family's winter wanderings.

Then and Now: Railway Mail Terminal

The facility on Havermale Island prior to Expo '74 was indicative of the push to move mail by rail in the early 20th century, even as would-be thieves targeted trains. 

Falling into fall: Where to go to view the area and season’s vibrant colors

Autumn glows in the Inland Northwest. You can thank our region's variety of trees with leaves morphing into vivid hues of yellow, orange and red – typically peaking mid-October. We have another bounty: Plenty of places for families to go on walking or driving tours to view all those fall colors.

Joshua Martel scores mural at Riverfront Park Sports Complex

Spokane Arts has made a selection for the 2021 Hooptown USA outdoor basketball court mural project located at Riverfront Park. Local mural artist Joshua Martel will be the painter for the mural at the multi-court complex, which is still under construction at the North Bank of the park.

Running Tab: New on the menu – a pastrami taco, aka a tacastrami?

I have always been an avid fan of inventive fusion cuisine, when two dissimilar items or categories of food are joined in harmony. Think Japanese and Italian, eggs and/or peanut butter on cheeseburgers and kimchi with fried rice.Now add pastrami and tacos to that list – a tacastrami taco, to be exact.

Then and Now: Riverfront Park after Expo ‘74

While organizers were planning a world's fair in the early 1970s, boosters were also pitching the idea of a natural downtown playground that would be left in its wake. That idea became Riverfront Park. 

‘No Pepsi, Coke’: Spokane Parks Department looking to switch soft drink allegiances with new contract

Pepsi has had an exclusive deal with the Spokane Parks Department since 2003. On Thursday, after a competitive bidding process that began late last year, the Spokane Park Board agreed to a new five-year deal with Coca-Cola that will bring the drink-maker's beverages to city golf courses, Manito and Riverfront parks and the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex in the coming months as attractions reopen following the coronavirus pandemic. 

Then and Now: John Deere building

The location of the downtown John Deere warehouse in Spokane, built in 1910, was tied to the railroads in the city's urban center. The arrival of the World's Fair in 1974 led to the realignment of those railroads, and the John Deere building was used for storage and staging during Expo '74.