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Wednesday, November 13, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Lilac City Twilight Criterium bike races return to downtown

Don’t try to talk to Spokane Rocket Velo President Alan Jacob on the day of the Lilac City Twilight Criterium. He’s got dozens of racing cyclists, nearly a mile of …


Celebrate America’s birthday with free fireworks and music

Fireworks, barbecues and parades are making their way to the Inland Northwest for Fourth of July celebrations. Since it’s illegal to shoot off any kind of fireworks across much of …


Spotlight: Arai, Cinnamon team for July 4 show at Cathedral

Two carilloneurs will team up Thursday for the annual Fourth of July concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Wesley Arai, the associate carillonist at the University of …


Madunich makes sure Spokane’s parks receive quality care

Hoopfest is expected to draw more than 200,000 players and spectators downtown this weekend, and most will pass through Riverfront Park. If you’re among them, take a moment to glance …


Event advances epilepsy profile, research

Most residents know lilac is Spokane’s color. But most probably don’t know that lilac or purple is also the color of epilepsy awareness. Chris Engle knows. Engle was diagnosed with …


Workers help keep visitors from seeing vandals’ efforts

As Dave Randolph approaches the pedestrian suspension bridge from Canada Island, it’s unmistakable: bright, freshly painted graffiti covering a retaining wall just above the river. He has just started his …


Plans to revitalize Riverfront Park underway

Parts of Riverfront Park are majestic, beloved, historic, popular or whimsical. But parts of Riverfront Park are broken, dilapidated, vacant, stuck in the wrong century or losing money.


Park’s Imax theater may be shuttered

The films playing on Eastern Washington’s largest movie screen loop through 41 rollers to feed the film up and down and around Spokane’s Imax projector. Before a Tuesday showing of …


Spotlight: Nomee new head at Jacklin Arts Center

The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center has a new acting executive director. The JACC’s board named Shaina Nomee to the post on Thursday after Liisa Spink announced she was leaving …


Huntington Park redesign includes tie-in to Riverfront Park

The gate to Huntington Park is often closed, even when the park is open. It’s just one of the access problems to a park that’s mainly a series of steps …


Spokane runners planning memorial for Boston tragedy

Members of Spokane’s running community will set up a memorial at the Runners Sculpture in River Front Park between 5:30 and 6 p.m. today to show their support for those …


Woman rescued from Spokane River

Spokane Fire rescue crews fished a woman out of the Spokane River on Friday evening after she jumped in the water along Riverfront Park.


Then and Now photos: The Pavilion

Spokane’s Expo ’74 continues to recede in the rear-view mirror, but the silhouette of the former United States Pavilion reminds us of that glorious summer of exhibitions, concerts, rides, famous …


Newcomers find their niche in sport of curling

The Canadians are famous for it. The Norwegians did it in loud checkered pants. The Scots and the Dutch still argue about who invented it some 500 years ago, though …


Picnic table stackers ruined property - and Christmas, crew says

A phone call from work interrupted Dave Randolph’s Christmas morning. The city’s labor foreman for Riverfront Park was about to watch his grandchildren open presents, only to learn that picnic-table …


Curtains could come down on Spokane’s Imax theater

Last Friday, the number of people who watched the first four films of the day at Riverfront Park’s Imax was zero. It’s a sign of the times for the theater, …


Former railroad span now links office park, Centennial Trail

Bill Kessler, of Spokane, has a new shortcut to get to the Centennial Trail. Kessler, who travels on foot, was heading to a ballgame Friday at Mission Park when he …


Heart Walk raises funds, awareness about disease

Most people don’t notice their hearts when they walk up a flight of stairs or run across a yard, taking each steady beat for granted. But for heart disease survivors …


Riverfront Park’s entrance may receive a new look

The front door of Riverfront Park could get a significant facelift next year – just as some park programs deal with $1 million in cuts. The Spokane Park Board this …


Young, old, fast and slow turn out for fifth SpokeFest

They pedaled bicycles and tricycles. They rode tandem. They pulled baby trailers or had toddlers riding in a back seat. Just about every mode of pedal transportation was in evidence …


Unity in the Community brings global flair to Riverfront Park

Catherine Fessard recalls having a special feeling about Spokane when she traveled from Europe to visit a friend during Expo ’74. “There was such a joy for life in this …


Free youth symphony concert tonight

The Spokane Youth Symphony will perform the Sensational Summer Festival at 6 p.m. tonight in the Lilac Bowl in Riverfront Park. The performance will start the 2012-’13 season. The concert …


Note adds intrigue to table pyramids

City workers made an unexpected find while deconstructing the latest mysterious picnic-table pyramid at Manito Park on Friday afternoon. An Urban Forestry crewman discovered a handwritten note addressed to park …


Park full of absorbing moments

Working in downtown Spokane has its perks and Riverfront Park is one of them. Every spring I resume my lunch hour walks through the park relishing the exercise while experiencing …


Crew finds note atop table pyramid at Manito

City workers made an unexpected find while deconstructing the latest mysterious picnic table pyramid at Manito Park this afternoon.


Dairy might be torn down

An empty dairy building on West Cataldo Avenue is likely to be torn down this summer, city officials said Monday. The Riverfront Park Committee of the Spokane Park Board is …


Clocktower-to-Mount Spokane foot race draws range of entrants

Sharon Carroll ventured out before sunrise Saturday morning to prove that her legs are still strong enough to conquer a mountain. “I’m turning 70 this December,” Carroll said after finishing …


Clouds clear for star-spangled day

The sun shone and the clouds went away as Inland Northwest residents flocked to local Fourth of July celebrations in Coeur d’Alene, Liberty Lake and Spokane on Wednesday. By midafternoon, …


Groupon invigorates park use

Popular deal promoter Groupon last year sold thousands of tickets for Spokane’s Riverfront Park. The deals, marketed through direct email coupons, were so successful the Spokane Parks Department just approved …


Man in Spokane River accidentally drowned

A body recovered from the Spokane River Monday is that of a 23-year-old man, authorities said today.