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Show must go on for Hillyard Belles, the 50-and-older troupe

Gravity and a long, productive life may have pulled Maggie Haverfield’s back into the shape of the number 7, but when she puts on her tap shoes and gets out …


Man convicted again in ’07 shooting death

A jury on Monday found a man guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the 2007 slaying of a man in Hillyard. As a result, Michael D. Coombes, 31, faces …


Murder trial starts for man who withdrew guilty plea after appeal

The trial began Tuesday of a Spokane man who pleaded guilty to a Hillyard slaying in 2007 but was allowed to withdraw the plea after a mistake was made on …


Hillyard mixes history, fun in celebrating centennial of festival

For 100 years, historic Hillyard has celebrated with a festival. For the centennial edition of the Hillyard Festival, organizers went all out. Car shows. Fireworks. Live entertainment. Free swimming. Vendors …


Hillyard pulls out stops for its 100th festival

The Hillyard neighborhood has a very strong sense of place, identity and history, and at no other time is that more apparent than during the annual Hillyard Festival. This year, …


COPS Northeast wears many neighborly hats

COPS Northeast was the second COPS shop to open, after COPS West, and volunteer Lynn Weiler has been involved there since the beginning. Back in 1992, the shop was established …


Trike races help cancer organizations

Bill Heitner was just stopping in for a beer on his way home from work a couple of years ago. He had just moved to the Minnehaha neighborhood, and a …


Book store doubles as music store for movie

For years it was difficult to miss the Hillyard Laundry Building, home of the Pilot Book Store. Painted canary yellow with cobalt blue trim, it stood out like a peacock …


Book store doubles as music store for movie

For years it was difficult to miss the Hillyard Laundry Building, home of the Pilot Book Store. Painted canary yellow with cobalt blue trim, it stood out like a peacock …


Water still a stumbling block for Beacon Hill project

The Beacon Hill development was the subject of a preliminary plat and planned-unit development hearing before the city of Spokane hearings examiner last Thursday. About 20 people were there to …


Hearing today on Beacon Hill plan

Beacon Hill Event facility owners Pete Rayner and David Baker hope to get one step closer to realizing a 304-unit home development on the slopes north of the event facility, …


Early morning fires displace residents

Fires early Friday in Spokane Valley and Hillyard displaced five residents, including a child, and killed a dog.


Snow removal in shopping districts discussed

When city plows battle the snow on the streets, it has to go somewhere; hence the snow and ice berms in the middle of downtown streets and along residential sidewalks …


Officials, cops meet with Hillyard residents, business owners

In response to a letter sent to City Hall and the Spokane Police Department in November, a community meeting was held last week at the Outlaw Cafe on North Market …


Police shooting closes Market Street

Spokane Police have closed a section of North Market Street and set up a command center, after an officer-involved shooting.


Hillyard Santa sees busy holiday ahead

Last year, it took a last-minute rally to get enough presents together for Hillyard’s Santa, Clyde Decker. He was hoping to get presents to 750 children, but the demand was …


Hillyard Santa sees busy holiday ahead

Last year, it took a last-minute rally to get enough presents together for Hillyard’s Santa, Clyde Decker. He was hoping to get presents to 750 children, but the demand was …


Hillyard panel seeks more police presence

North Market Street has been restored beautifully all the way through the main Hillyard business district. Planters sit neatly under the new lampposts, crosswalks are painted and parking has become …


Hillyard scares up Halloween fun

Kids and adults were having a howling good time all Halloween weekend in Hillyard. The Historic Hillyard Merchants Association put on the Hillyard Howl featuring apple bobbing, costume contests and …


Ziggy’s closing Hillyard store to make way for corridor

Vern Ziegler was all smiles as he greeted old friends, mingled with long-time customers and talked about Ziggy’s beginnings at the Market Street store in Hillyard.


Input shapes Hillyard neighborhood group’s plan

Hillyard has a plan, and it’s a detailed one. For the last four years the neighborhood has been in a community development and strategic planning process that involved anyone who …


Youth group gains momentum as it branches out in Hillyard

Sometimes there really is a check in the mail, and sometimes it’s a big one. When Spokane Youth for Christ began looking at expanding its mission from West Central to …


Music a cultural bridge at Hispanic Heritage Festival

“Alegria” is a sense of deep-felt joy. It’s a feeling that Luis Vigil hopes his band, Los Vigiles, is able to create in a crowd. As Vigil awaited the beginning …


Hillyard festival celebrates Hispanic heritage

“Alegria” is a sense of deep-felt joy. It’s a feeling that Luis Vigil hopes his band, Los Vigiles, is able to create in a crowd. As Vigil awaited the beginning …


Hillyard to celebrate local Hispanic roots

Hillyard will celebrate the community’s Hispanic heritage and culture on Saturday at the fourth annual Hispanic Heritage Festival at Harmon Park, on the corner of Bismark Avenue and Market Street, …


No one injured in pair of house fires

Spokane firefighters rescued a woman and her pet early Sunday from a fire that broke out at a home in Hillyard, and a fire later Sunday in the West Central …


Hillyard party to show off Market Street makeover

Hillyard is getting ready to throw a huge party on Saturday because the street improvement project on North Market Street is finally over. Merchants in the area struggled through detours …


District may get Army site

The creation of a new high school in Hillyard remains an option under a plan approved Monday by the Spokane City Council. In the coming months, the military will empty …


Eatery traffic yet to pick up

Tony Ferraro serves a mean meatball and some tasty gnocchi, but he’s having a hard time getting customers to belly up at his family restaurant on North Market Street this …


Martindale gets $2.5 million loan

More low-income housing has been earmarked for Spokane. Washington state will lend the Spokane Housing Authority more than $2.5 million to help turn the old Hillyard High School into apartments …