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Stories tagged: Riverfront Park


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 21, 2011, 5:58 p.m.

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, 9:25 p.m.

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 …


Spotlight: Judds kick off Northern Quest’s summer series

The summer concert lineup is rapidly taking shape, beginning with an impressive list of household names in the Northern Quest Resort and Casino’s new outdoor series. Here’s that lineup, announced …


Ferris to perform comedy ‘Harvey’

Ferris High School Theatre Arts will perform the comedy “Harvey,” beginning Wednesday in the Ferris Auditorium at 7 p.m. Performances will also be held May 5 and 6 and May …


Mad scramble at Riverfront Park egg hunt

Ezra Buck lowered himself to the ground, crouched in a sprinter’s position, his gaze fixed ahead, ready to run when the countdown reached zero. His eagerness was almost palpable.


7,000 eggs gone in minutes

Ezra Buck lowered himself to the ground, crouched in a sprinter’s position, his gaze fixed ahead, ready to run when the countdown reached zero. His eagerness was almost palpable. Then, …


Face Time: Nun, sculptor helped bring art to Expo ’74

Sister Paula Mary Turnbull, of the Convent of the Holy Names in Spokane, is a prolific sculptor whose work includes the garbage-eating goat in Riverfront Park and adorns Spokane Community …


‘Bone’ sculpture leaving play area

A piece of Expo ’74 history is up for grabs. The Spokane Park Board voted unanimously Thursday to remove an unnamed sculpture by Charles W. Smith from Riverfront Park.


Park Board gives up Expo sculpture

An Expo ’74 sculpture will be removed from Riverfront Park, but could be saved if an institution or interested person pays for its removal and can maintain it as a …


Sculpture decision expected today

The Spokane Park Board will decide today if it will remove a sculpture created for Expo ’74 from Riverfront Park. The unnamed piece, by Charles W. Smith, has been labeled …