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Friday, November 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019

Sagging sewer pipes plague stormwater project in Peaceful Valley, could lead to road closures

It’s unclear to the city and the construction firm behind the work why pipes are sagging beneath the streets of the historic neighborhood, but it’s likely crews will need to …


Then and Now: Maple Street Bridge

The Maple Street Bridge, which opened to traffic on July 1, 1958, is 1,716 feet long, towering 125 feet above the Spokane River, and its road surface is 50 feet …


Getting There: The steep climb from Poverty Flats to Peaceful Valley

Residents of Peaceful Valley whose commutes have been disrupted by roadwork these past several months may take solace in the earlier chapters of their neighborhood’s history, when residents faced far …


The stories behind the stairs: Big steps taken to connect Spokane communities

Spokane’s not exactly flat city. The Spokane River gorge and the slopes of the city give Spokane character, but they do make getting around a bit harder.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

Construction of Peaceful Valley boat launch planned for 2018

A boat launch will likely be built in Peaceful Valley in 2018 using money from a popular, but doomed, river gorge project.


100 years ago in Spokane: 2 escape juvenile jail; Glover Field dedicated

Two boys, 15 and 16, made a daring escape from the county juvenile detention center — but they didn’t get far. It all began when the two boys, being held …


100 years ago in Spokane: Police appoint woman ‘special officer’ to report on ‘moral conditions’ in parks, dance halls

Mrs. Grace Kendall was appointed a “special officer” of the Spokane police, with the authority to inspect and report on the “moral conditions” in the city’s parks and dance halls. …


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017

Pay-for-parking system on Peaceful Valley streets gets put on hold

Residents would be asked to buy a $25 pass, good for the entire summer, to park on two blocks in the historic neighborhood popular with rafters, kayakers and tubers. But …


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017

100 years ago in North Idaho: Harrison Gun Club floats down Lake Coeur d’Alene as dikes fail during major flooding

How bad was the flooding in North Idaho? The building of the Harrison Gun Club “floated down Lake Coeur d’Alene.”


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017

Volunteers work to save Peaceful Valley home as Spokane River floods

When Mary Jo Faulhaber saw water from the Spokane River creeping onto her property and threatening to flood her basement this morning, she called her good friend and ex-neighbor Heidi …


Then and Now: Flooding in Spokane – it’s been worse

As authorities monitor flooding this week around the Spokane region, the damage sustained can’t compare to some of Spokane’s worst flooding seasons. There have been many years where floodwaters have …


After years of delays downtown developer plans to build condo tower

A stalled and once controversial condominium building project is back on track, due to an improved economy and a perceived desire for “luxury high rise” living units in downtown Spokane. …


Peaceful Valley residents want to preserve neighborhood’s ‘historic and colorful’ character

The Spokane City Council voted 7-0 in support of neighborhood action plan, which focuses on preserving access to parks and transportation, improving the look and safety of its streets, conserving …


Restoration honors 124-year-old home in Peaceful Valley

One of the oldest homes in Spokane is not a mansion belonging to one of the mining or real estate barons whose names grace schools, streets and parks in the …


Spokane adds trail in Peaceful Valley

A tiny new graveled trail runs near the Spokane River in Peaceful Valley, thanks to erosion and an exposed sewer pipe. While it may not sound like the best place …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Little Leona Levy, 9, left for school at 9 a.m. When she failed to return home after school, her parents became worried.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago John Benton, 9, was arrested for “nearly throwing several Washington Water Power interurban trains down the cliffs at Garden Springs.”


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago C. Jay Boyington, the principal of Webster School, believed the boys at his school were getting a little too shaggy. He got “tired of …


Kendall Yards works to mesh with surrounding neighbors

Residents at the edges of the Kendall Yards development say the cool downtown Spokane project has boosted their neighborhoods and transformed an eyesore into a bustling civic gathering spot. Still, …


MarmotFest stages fun for all ages

Children 12 and younger get in free at MarmotFest, a day of music, food, face-painting and bubbles in the Peaceful Valley neighborhood. Adults have to pay to get in, and …


Ground broken for new youth center in Browne’s Addition

Several people questioned the sanity of having a groundbreaking with temperatures around 12 degrees, but they still showed up. Speaker of the House Frank Chopp had the foresight to bring …


Memorial honors basketball player Talley’s zest for life

It’s 155 days until Hoopfest 2012, and if things had worked out differently, Jerry Talley would be on the basketball court in Peaceful Valley getting ready – snow or no …


Body identified as man missing since December

A body found in Peaceful Valley has been identified as a Spokane County man reported missing in December. The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Francisco Poncho Johnston’s identity this …


City puts charter changes on ballot

City voters soon will have 11 choices to make about the future of municipal governing. The Spokane City Council decided Monday to place proposed changes to the City Charter on …


River patrol nets violators

Saturday was a good day to wet a line but a particularly bad day to cast into one of the Spokane River stretches that closed to fishing on March 15. …


Developer presents site plan for Riverside condos

The city of Spokane’s Design Review Board met Feb. 24 to take a look at the Riverview Condominiums that may be built on the hillside sloping off the 1400 block …


Modern apartment units rising in Peaceful Valley

Spokane architect Chris Olson wasn’t afraid to try something different with his first residential apartment building. A principal with the Spokane firm nystrom olson collins, he’s a month from finishing …