Stories tagged: fireworks
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
A watered-down firecracker ordinance “won’t spoil Fourth fun,” said a Spokane Daily Chronicle headline.
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
100 years ago in Vantage, Washington: Windstorm strands hundreds of motorists after ferry is swept away
Some motorists reported being stranded for 48 hours, and that locals were providing food “at exorbitant prices.” A line continued to form as more drivers arrived hoping to cross the …
Wed., July 31, 2019
Spokane’s fire chief made a controversial request: Ban firecrackers in the city, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019
The free concert and fireworks show returned to Riverfront Park after a cancellation in 2017 due to funding woes and construction in the downtown park. Ballet dancers performed at twilight, …
UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019
What was supposed to be the “largest fireworks show between Seattle and Billings, Montana” was cut short after it sparked five brush fires in the first 10 minutes.
UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019
The national holiday to mark America’s birth as a country was filled with parades, concerts, competitive eating and of course, fireworks.
UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019
Coeur d’Alene police officers chasing a man they believed had fired a gun within a crowd watching the city’s annual fireworks display shot and injured the suspect late Thursday.
Wed., July 3, 2019
Sales of firecrackers, Roman candles, pinwheels and rockets were strong in Spokane — and one fireworks retailer said that even these were considered too tame by some purchasers.
UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019
Rules for the Fourth of July haven’t changed: fireworks banned in Spokane city limits, most of the county
Fireworks are banned in most of Spokane County, including Spokane, Spokane Valley, Cheney, Liberty Lake and all unincorporated areas.
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019
100 Years Ago in Spokane: Teen’s fireworks burns Holmes Elementary; heavyweight fight news to be relayed by megaphone on newspaper’s balcony
Fireworks ignited a blaze on the roof of the Holmes School; The Spokane Daily Chronicle planned to relay news of a heavyweight fight with a megaphone on the balcony of …
UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019
After a two-year absence, a free concert with fireworks is returning to Riverfront Park.
UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Witnesses back up landlady who shot and killed drunken man who brandished club. But she remained in jail.
Henry E. Haley succumbed to a gunshot wound he received two days earlier at the Thorslund hotel, 226 W. Riverside Ave.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018
New Year’s Eve revelers gathered by the hundreds to watch fireworks in Riverfront Park.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018
Celebrate New Year’s at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at Riverfront Park. The earlier time is meant to coincide with park activities, not necessarily New Year’s in New York.
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018
Local fire fighters issued 22 citations in Spokane on Independence Day holiday and received hundreds of firework related calls leading up to it.
Thu., July 5, 2018
Twenty-four people were killed and at least 49 injured Thursday when a series of explosions ripped through fireworks workshops in a town just north of Mexico City, according to officials.
Wed., July 4, 2018
Every Fourth of July, firefighters around the country remind Americans not to injure or kill themselves by patriotically blowing things up. Last year, about 262 Washingtonians did not heed the …
Wed., July 4, 2018
For spectators at this year’s July Fourth fireworks show at Riverfront Park, little more is required than to just show up. But for Dale Cyr
Tue., July 3, 2018
Americans’ fervor for Fourth of July fireworks has some unfortunate side effects.
Sat., June 30, 2018
Fireworks are illegal to sell and use in most of Spokane County, and law enforcement asks that violations of the ban be reported to Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.
Fri., June 29, 2018
A federal judge has temporarily blocked Klickitat County from shutting down fireworks stands operating on tribal land in the county.
Thu., June 28, 2018
Fireworks are a must on the Fourth of July. Whether you are looking to enjoy live music, a cold beer with friends or a more quiet evening of celebration, there …
Thu., June 7, 2018
The Boise Fire Department says it will seek restitution from the vendors and the users if illegal aerial fireworks spark a blaze in the city.
UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018
Silverwood Theme Park is canceling its annual Fourth of July fireworks show amid concerns about fire danger.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
Montana Resources and Atlantic Richfield Company’s growing arsenal of migratory bird tools were recently put to use to scare about 1,100 birds off of the Berkeley Pit.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
A man was arrested Sunday afternoon in connection with a fire started in a field near Second Avenue and South Pittsburg Street in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.
Sat., July 8, 2017
Camping on Independence Day weekend can mean enduring a thoughtless stranger’s ill-timed fireworks.
Fri., July 7, 2017
Federal investigators have recovered a large portion of the more than $21,000 in professional fireworks and equipment stolen a day before the city of Great Falls’ planned July 4 fireworks …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017
This year’s Fourth of July in the Inland Northwest appeared to be quiet, and not particularly dangerous or smoke-and-fire-filled, though it did feature its fair share of spooked dogs and …
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017
Many Spokane residents weren’t deterred by Riverfront Park construction and came downtown to watch the annual fireworks display.