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Wednesday, November 13, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Lauding connections

Spokane Parks worker Mike Aho heard all sorts of guesses from colleagues about how many bridges cross the Spokane River between Monroe Street and the University District. But none were …


Spokane River Bridge Walk draws about 150 people

About 150 people showed up to the annual Spokane River Bridge Walk Saturday mornging.


Riverfront Park master plan debuts

There was one word Leroy Eadie, director of the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, repeated more than any other at last Thursday’s presentation of the Riverfront Park master plan: “draft.” …


Then and Now photos: Riverfront Park

Although explorers, traders and missionaries had traveled on horseback through the area since the early 1800s, the first white settlement at Spokane Falls was in 1871. James Glover built a …


Photo: New ponderosas adorn former YMCA site

Grove of trees also honors the late Susie Stephens: Nancy MacKerrow holds a picture of her daughter, Susie Stephens, in front of 10 newly planted ponderosa pine trees on Wednesday …


Man rescued from Spokane River downtown

Crews rescued a man from the Spokane River in Riverfront Park today.


Spokane’s new mayor takes the reins

Now all David Condon has to do is wait. After a year of researching, campaigning, debating and fundraising in what some thought was a long-shot bid to become mayor of …


Drunken fight in park ends life of friend

A Spokane man accused of killing his friend in Riverfront Park after a night of drinking told police he was so intoxicated that he didn’t realize who he was assaulting …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 21, 2011

Murder suspect says he doesn’t know how friend died

A Spokane man accused of killing his friend in Riverfront Park told police he was so intoxicated that he didn’t realize who he was assaulting until he saw his shoes, …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 20, 2011

Murder arrest made in missing man’s death

Divers have recovered a body from the Spokane River that may be that of a 21-year-old man last seen early Saturday.


Clock Tower originally kept trains on time

Probably the best 360-degree view of the city from the downtown area is atop the 155-foot-tall Clock Tower in Riverfront Park. And pretty much the only person who gets to …


Run will benefit Arthritis Foundation

The Jingle Bell Run/Walk, to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, will be Nov. 19 at Riverfront Park, from 7 to 11 a.m. Teams can get in the holiday spirit and help …


For Pig Out in the Park organizer, it’s all about fun

Bill Burke, 59, will oversee his 32nd Pig Out in the Park from Wednesday through Monday at Riverfront Park. This year’s Pig Out features 54 food booths, 82 bands and …


Annual powwow canceled due to lack of funding

For the first time in 22 years, the sounds of drumming and Salish voices raised in song will be silenced in Riverfront Park this August. The Spokane Falls Northwest Indian …


Rare pike bites teen’s line in city

While little kids were reaching for the golden ring Saturday at the Looff Carrousel, a Spokane teenager hooked the fish of his dreams just outside the door. Joe Buster rides …


YMCA demolition $250,000 over budget

The city of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is more than $250,000 over budget on the demolition of the old YMCA building in Riverfront Park. But the department thinks it …


Royal Fireworks Concert offer Baroque-era entertainment

The enduring popularity of the Royal Fireworks Concert can be summed up in three words: fireworks, fugues and free. That “free” part is certainly important, since it means that everybody …


‘Pony magic’ arrives at Riverfront

The newest attraction at Riverfront Park provides modern city kids a taste of old-fashioned country fun. Now, in addition to riding the painted ponies on the Looff Carrousel, children have …


‘Pony magic’ arrives at Riverfront

The newest attraction at Riverfront Park provides modern city kids a taste of old-fashioned country fun. Now, in addition to riding the painted ponies on the Looff Carrousel, children have …


A Festive Fourth

The Fourth of July Festival in Riverfront Park is like a big Spokane family reunion. It’s a little loud and sweaty, featuring people of all ages and ethnicities. It’s full …


Spokane celebrates the Fourth

The Independence Day Festival in Riverfront Park is like a big Spokane family reunion. It’s a little loud and sweaty featuring people of all ages and ethnicities. It’s full of …


Group takes BOBfest prize

RIVERSIDE – Twelve local bands recently competed in BOBfest 2011, Battle of the Bands, at the Clocktower Meadow in Riverfront Park. BOBfest winners include Better Than Yesterday, Ferris High School …


Clubs have taken shine to old cars for 50 years

An electric car is probably not the first thing people expect to find at an antique car show, but this weekend’s International Antique Car Meet brings one to town. Starting …


We dreamed of things that were, and said ‘Y not!’

If you were on the fence about the proposal to knock down the old YMCA building in Riverfront Park, go take a look now that it’s gone. My guess is …


Face Time: Riverfront Park foreman keeps icon running, accurate

Last month, the clock on the Great Northern Railway tower in Riverfront Park was stopped temporarily for repairs. The clock was fixed by Dave Stillman, a city fleet services foreman, …


Sheriff gets $128,000 for gear

Spokane County commissioners gave Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich $128,223 from reserves Tuesday – about one-third of the amount he requested for equipment and software. Knezovich requested $372,631 last week, but commissioners …


$1 million grant to help pay for YMCA site

The sun was shining Tuesday on Spokane County’s Conservation Futures program if nowhere else. County commissioners learned that a grant will reduce the cost of the YMCA site in Riverfront …


City tries to save Expo ’74 sculpture

Plans to remove a sculpture created for Expo ’74 have been put on hold while city officials explore options to save it. Spokane Arts Director Karen Mobley said Tuesday that …


City tries to save Expo ’74 sculpture

Plans to remove a sculpture created for Expo ’74 have been put on hold while city officials explore options to save it. Spokane Arts Director Karen Mobley said Tuesday that …


Getting There: State designing upgrades for I-90

Big freeway improvements take so long to plan and build that state engineers have already started design work on improvements to Interstate 90 from Barker to Harvard roads even though …