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Hillyard’s water contamination may lead to locks on fire hydrants

The city plans to consider installing locks on its fire hydrants and building fill stations after a hydroseeding company’s backflow into the city’s water system disrupted service for residents in …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Hillyard teens deface rival meat market

Two Hillyard 17-year-olds were arrested after they were accused of defacing Carstens Meat Market with signs bearing the slogans “Scab Meat,” “Scab Market” and “Unfair to Union Labor.”


48-unit housing complex to be built in Hillyard

The project at 2830 E. Francis Ave. will include a three-story main building and five two-story duplexes. In all, there will be 25 two-bedroom units and 23 three-bedroom units. It …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 9:12 p.m.

Shooting in Hillyard neighborhood sends man to the hospital with serious injuries

A man is in serious condition in the hospital after he was shot in Harmon Park in the Hillyard neighborhood Monday night. Police have not arrested any suspects.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 12:58 p.m.

Self Storage of Spokane opening new location in Hillyard

Self Storage of Spokane is opening a new storage center in Hillyard later this month, marking the company’s third location in the region.


100 years ago in Spokane: Locomotive shop men in Hillyard launch strike

The strike was in support of a nationwide labor push to raise wages for railway mechanics. More Hillyard workers, including the car carpenters and other craftsmen, were scheduled to walk …


Hillyard Festival still growing after more than 100 years

The Hillyard Festival featured 80 retail booths and 11 food vendors — more than double the amount in 2015. Future iterations of the festival could include carnival rides and games.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

Easy Acres Mobile Home Village’s water is safe to drink; city to help clear pipes of any clogs

Water samples taken from the Easy Acres Mobile Home Village Thursday were free of E. coli, the city of Spokane says.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

One-third of the 300 residents affected by water contamination in Hillyard remain without clean water

The city of Spokane lifted its no-drink order in Hillyard Wednesday, but more than 100 residents of Easy Acres Mobile Home Village remained unable to drink tap water as of …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

City lifts water restrictions in Hillyard, files incident report with police after cleaning system of debris, E. coli bacteria

The announcement comes five days after the discovery of contaminated municipal water supplies. The city suspects a commercial hydroseeder may have caused the contamination while hooked up to a hydrant. …


E. coli found in some contaminated Hillyard water this weekend

The testing of water samples in southeast Hillyard found no chemical contamination in water apparently contaminated with hydroseed, but three positive E. coli-contaminated sample spots did come back on Saturday. …


Spokane replacing residential water meters in effort to restore safe drinking water to portion of Hillyard

The City of Spokane is replacing residential water meters in Hillyard, after residents found their water tainted over the weekend.


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 3:32 p.m.

‘I have no water at all’: Residents do their best to get by with bottled water after Hillyard water tainted

City water department workers stationed at the U.S. Post Office on North Freya Street had given out about 19,200 bottles as of Saturday afternoon.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Water in part of Hillyard may be contaminated for up to a week, city says

A commercial hydroseed vehicle, which has a tank containing a mixture of seed, mulch and water, may have allowed a backflow into the city’s water system when filling from a …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

One hospitalized in shooting near Hillyard Skate Park on Friday evening

A shooting near the Hillyard Skateboard Park on Friday evening sent one to the hospital, according to KHQ. The victim, whose identity has not been released, remains in stable condition.


100 years ago in Spokane: William Jennings Bryan backs League of Nations in Hillyard speech

William Jennings Bryan, former presidential candidate and former secretary of state, was in town to speak at the Hillyard Chautauqua.


After 37 years, the owners of the iconic Knight’s Diner in northeast Spokane are retiring

Knight’s Diner has a celebrated history serving breakfasts and lunch in north Spokane. More than half of that history has been overseen by Vicki and Deral Green, who have cooked …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Family displaced, firefighter injured when garage fire spreads to home in Hillyard

A garage fire in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood – with flames so hot it melted plastic on an RV parked on the street – spread to a century-old house Friday morning, …


100 years ago in Spokane: Boys wanted in suspected arson; Robert Frost scheduled to make give poetry reading

Two vacant houses were destroyed by fire in the Morgan Park district north for Hillyard, and now authorities were staging a massive search of the countryside from Hillyard to Mead …


Ecology Department seeking comment on cleanup plan for oil-contaminated Black Tank Property in Hillyard

The public has until June 11 to submit comments on a cleanup plan for the oil-contaminated site known as the Black Tank Property in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Man accused of pointing handgun at driver during road rage incident in Hillyard

A man suspected of pointing a gun at another person during a road rage incident was arrested over the weekend


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 2:06 p.m.

Spokane, Spokane County seed libraries take off

There’s still a lot of snow and ice on the ground, but it’s time to think about gardening.


The Dirt: $6 million business park to be in north Spokane

The $2.9 million project on the southwest corner of the intersection will also have a 4,300-square-foot convenience store.


Improvements continue at Hillyard manufactured-home park

Easy Acres Village, a manufactured-home community in Hillyard, continues to see upgrades, as 16 double-wide home lots get foundational and electrical upgrades.


100 years ago in Hillyard: Mayor says Spokane residents can’t hold dances in his city to avoid flu restrictions

The mayor of Hillyard (still a separate municipality in 1919) proclaimed a ban on public dances held for the benefit of Spokane people.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 3:26 p.m.

Whitworth art students paint Hillyard mural

You can’t miss Hillyard’s latest art project.


Spokane artists lend creative hand at Northeast Youth Center

Kids attending the after-school program at the Northeast Youth Center in Hillyard now have the opportunity to participate in an artist in residence program three days a week.


With proposed commerce park, developer hopes to give economic boost to Hillyard Neighborhood

Spokane developer Larry Stone is aiming to replicate the success of the Playfair Commerce Park with plans to build a second industrial park in northeast Spokane.


Recreational cannabis operation planned for Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood

Developers of a large recreational cannabis facility are seeking permission to build a 9,500-square-foot plant in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood a couple of blocks from a future interchange with the north-south …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Body cam footage shows suspect fired on officers before he was shot

The last seconds of James C. Danforth’s life, captured on Spokane police body camera footage and 911 recordings last November in Hillyard, were released to the public Wednesday morning. Danforth, …