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Change of pace: On a semi-clear day the past weekend, people take walks on the trails at James T. Slavin Conservation Area to stretch their legs and bask in the sun while getting out of self-isolation for a change of pace from the state mandates to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The nature area, at 12900 S. Keeney Road near U.S. Highway 195 in the West Plains, features ponds, moderately rated trails and are ow blooming with purple and yellow wildflowers. It is open year-round.
Tuba time: Central Valley High School marching band freshman Zane Bresko plays the contra tuba on the first day of practice Monday. The band was inside the school’s field house because of poor air quality outside.
Signs of spring: Crocus blooms push through a bed of leaves in a front yard garden on Spokane’s South Hill on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
Motorists exiting Interstate 90 at the Lincoln Street off-ramp will likely notice the large, circular black drum of a No-Li beer-brewing tank, reimagined as urban art by local artist Bill Simmons to reflect the role of brewing in Spokane’s history. The 30-barrel fermenter, pictured here on Oct. 3, 2017, was donated to the city by the brewery last August 2016 and will be formally dedicated in a ceremony on Oct. 13.
Finding the rhythm: Sadie Overstreet, 9, counts off the beat with drumsticks while rehearsing with her band, a group gathered during Girls Rock Lab – a program of Spark Central – on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at in a Spokane Public Library meeting room. The girls have spent the weeklong camp writing and rehearsing an original song, which will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bartlett.
A Fire Boss aircraft drops water on fire near Thorpe and U.S. Highway 195, Aug. 8, 2017, in Spokane, Wash. Firefighters contained the blaze to an estimated 3 acres.
Crews work on a rail bed Saturday, July 22, 2017, after BNSF cars derailed on Old U.S. Highway 195 just north of Bradshaw Road.
Keturah Al-Sweedy, 3, front, and her little sister Myra, 2 walk away from Medical Lake after a morning swim with their family on Monday, July 17, 2017.
Thomas Taylor, center, and Justin Fagan, left, execute dribbling and shooting drills for coach James Anderson during a Tuesday morning practice, July 11, 2017, at McEuen Park in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The boys are preparing to play AAU basketball next season.
The Singing Nuns of Mount St. Michael open their annual luncheon concert with the Star-Spangled Banner, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Mount St. Michael, the convent and Catholic School in North Spokane. The nuns are part of the Sisters of Mary Immaculate Queen and put on musical shows throughout the year.
“It’s great for the Spokane community itself,” said Michele Larson as she helps set up bleachers Wednesday for her husband’s company, Bleachers By Bob, at the new site of center court for Hoopfest.
Some 45 BOMA (Building Owners & Managers Association) volunteers, including Chad Blanford, of Blind Systems, Inc., went about the task of fixing and tuning up the Northtown Boys & Girls Club, June 14, 2017, in Spokane, Wash. BOMA Spokane donated time and materials totaling $15,000 in landscaping, painting, boarding up windows, removing a water fountain, fixing chain link fencing and installing blinds on the south side of the building.
Gonzaga ceramics professor Mat Rude, left, and J.J. McCracken, a Gonzaga guest artist from Washington, D.C., work Wednesday, May 31, 2017, on an immersive ceramic installation at the Washington Cracker Building in Spokane, Wash. The installation will serve as part standalone artwork and a site-responsive set piece for GU Theater’s production of Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” directed by Charles M. Pepiton. Gonzaga’s departments of Art, and Theatre & Dance, partnered with Terrain on the project, which uses clay and recycled materials to create a structure which highlights consumption culture against a backdrop of passing freight trains. Beckett’s play depicts the futility of action and inaction and the production in juxtaposition with the art installation aims to raise questions about society’s response to climate change. Guest artist McCracken is hosting a public lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017, in the Jundt Art Museum auditorium, Room 110. The event is free and open to the public.
A butterfly flies away from a lilac bush near Hauser Lake in the late afternoon sun on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
"I love my job,"said Lana Miller as she waters some the several thousand geraniums planted at The Coeur d'Alene Resort in Coeur d'Alene on Monday, May 22, 2017. Geraniums was resort owner Duane Hagadone's mother's favorite flower.
"They really like Brazil nuts," said Paul Anthony as he feeds a squirrel at Coeur d'Alene City Park in Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He feeds the squirrels almost every day. "I helped them through this winter," he added.
A car ended up in Hauser Lake, Friday morning, May 12, 2017, after the driver swerved to avoid a deer. No one was injured in the accident.
Members of Pilgrim Baptist Church, from left, Dima Mynka, 11, Ruslan Makhanov, 15, Jessica Nosov, 17 and Alex Levin hold Easter signs on the corner of South Lincoln Street and West Second Avenue in Spokane on Saturday in celebration of the Easter holiday on Sunday.
A large interactive video screen in the Gonzaga University Hemmingson Center displays the virtual graffiti of Gonzaga basketball fans on Sunday, March 26, 2017, the day after the Bulldogs locked up their spot in the Final Four of the 2017 NCAA tournament.
Field of vision: A bald eagle sits perched on farming equipment on Tuesday near the North Spokane Farm Museum off Ridgeway Road near Deer Park, Wash.