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Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years as a national park in 2019

The first European American who reached the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon marveled at what was before him: an astounding system of canyons, profound fissures and slender spires that …


JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

BROOKLINE, Mass. – A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth came to close Wednesday, exactly 54 years after his assassination. National park rangers …


Huckleberries: A centennial bash is in the works for Coeur d’Alene’s historic Jewett House

Almost 17 years ago, Mrs. O and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at the Jewett House, a stately building at the 15th Street entrance to Sanders Beach and Lake …


Yellowstone celebrates Park Service centennial, despite wildfires

Popular areas in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks were welcoming tourists Thursday for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but a wildfire forced some people to drive …


St. Paschal Parish celebrates centennial

St. Paschal Parish celebrates its centennial this weekend.


Idaho state soccer: Lake City girls fall to Centennial on penalty kicks

One hundred minutes of soccer and a full round of penalty kicks weren’t enough to decide the 5A girls soccer state championship. Lake City and Centennial needed sudden-death penalty kicks …


100

Exactly 100 years ago this Sunday, about 7,500 people crowded into a brand new, modern “photoplay” palace named the Clemmer Theater. Today, we call it the Bing Crosby Theater. On …


WSU’s ‘best-kept secret’

A group of college students pitched in last week to help get a community garden growing for the season in southwest Spokane. The 18,000-square-foot plot uses the latest techniques in …


Manito greenhouse celebrates 100 years Saturday

The Gaiser Conservatory – or the Manito greenhouse as it’s affectionately known – is turning 100 years old. On Saturday the Friends of Manito are putting on a grand birthday …


Athol Daze parade, fair celebrate town spirit

Dawn broke with a huge change in temperature as the city of Athol lined up for the Athol Daze parade on Aug. 8. Celebrating 100 years of incorporation, this lumber …


Athol’s mayor says size, pace of 100-year-old town suit him fine

The celebration is over, but today is Athol’s birthday. The North Idaho town marked its centennial over the weekend at the annual Athol Daze. Named for a Scottish duke and …


Wonder where I got this grade-school mindset?

We dignitaries who ascend into the stratosphere of self-importance occasionally are called upon to deliver a lofty speech at a place of higher learning. President Barack Obama, for example, recently …