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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Rain, sleet or snow, Riverside State Park’s Jess Fest is Saturday

The inaugural Jess Fest will be held Saturday, bad weather and all.


Spokane’s Riverside State Park adds two cabins near Bowl and Pitcher

Starting next week, visitors to Riverside State Park will have new (and cushier) sleeping options.


Climbing coalition dedicating bathroom to Jess Roskelley

Spokane’s nonprofit climbing coalition announced that it is on track to build a toilet at the Deep Creek climbing area in Riverside State Park. The bathroom will be completed in …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Cougar kills alpacas near Riverside State Park

A young male cougar attacked and killed eight alpacas near Riverside State Park sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.


Zombies will come to life at Riverside State Park Oct. 20

Zombies will be crawling through Riverside State Park later this month.


Parks commission approves key step in Riverside State Park expansion

Riverside State Park is one step closer to expanding after the state park commission approved plans to expand the park’s boundary.


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

One dead, two injured after guided white water raft capsizes on Spokane River at Bowl and Pitcher

One person died and two were injured when a guided-tour raft overturned Tuesday afternoon on the Spokane River near the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park.


All season cabins coming to Bowl and Pitcher

The cabins will be built at the Riverside State Park campground just six miles from downtown Spokane. Each will be 400-square-feet, overlook the Spokane River and include plumbing and electricity. …


UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Mud slide: Racers wallow at high speed through Dirty Dash 2017

People sloshed, stumbled and slid through the mud Saturday as they got down and dirty in the annual Dirty Dash in Riverside State Park.


Mountain bike riders participate in endurance race through Riverside State Park

Beddome Allen was tired and sweaty after finishing a 15-mile mountain bike race in first place Saturday, but a few hours later he would do it all again. And again.


Riverside State Park long-term planning begins with public meetings

OUTINVOLVED – Riverside State Park is inviting the public to “brainstorm” potential changes and updates to the popular Spokane-area gem during long-term planning meetings that begin this week. Two initial …


Be a tourist in your own town and rediscover Spokane

Playing tourist in your own town is an easy way to break the mentality that there’s nothing to do in Spokane.


Speedy cyclists draw complaints on Centennial Trail

Park officials have a message for bicyclists on the Centennial Trail: Slow down.


Riverside State Park cancels Winter Wonderland due to storm damage

Winter Wonderland this Friday through Sunday nights at Riverside State Park near Spokane is canceled due to cleanup work from the Nov. 17 windstorm.


Out & About: Some trails reopen at Little Spokane River

OUTBLAZED – Hikers and paddlers are regaining most, but not all, access to the Little Spokane River Natural Area after trails and a trailhead were closed by a 176-acre wildfire …


Field reports: Majority support grizzly restoration in Cascades

ENDANGERED – A majority of people and organizations who commented on an environmental impact statement studying the restoration of grizzly bears in the North Cascades favor the return of the …


Ammi Midstokke: Round-the-clock solo ride comes with dose of wisdom

For a moment, I was gifted with flight. Just before then I had been riding my bike. But now I was flying through the night air. Before I was able …


All of family’s six sons are Eagle Scouts

All six brothers in the Glanzer family have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. The youngest attained scouting’s top level last Saturday during a Court of Honor ceremony.


Riverside State Park horse arena updated

The dust had barely settled over the new equestrian arena in Riverside State Park before horses and riders began using it. “Actually, people were using it as we were building …


Out & about: Roskelley keynotes State Park Foundation meeting

OUTHEAR – John Roskelley, a Spokane mountaineer and former county commissioner, will be the keynote speaker at the first annual meeting of the Riverside State Park Foundation, riversidestatepark.org. The public …


Attention hikers: It’s zombie season

There’s nothing like a walk in the woods populated by animated corpses. Here’s your chance: Riverside State Park is organizing a series of half-mile Haunted Zombie Hikes, starting tonight and …


Riverside Park names top volunteer

Timothy Woods jokingly admits that his career as a volunteer for Riverside State Park began for purely selfish reasons: to keep the Centennial Trail free of pinecones and pine needles …


State Parks centennial celebration Saturday at Riverside Park

Riverside State Park has been tapped for one of two signature events celebrating the 100-year history of the Washington State Parks system. On Saturday, the Bowl and Pitcher area will …


Horse riders take to Riverside State Park for Easter service

The tall Ponderosa pines of Riverside State Park were an outdoor sanctuary for a group ride to the first Easter on horseback service at the park Sunday. Organizer Teresa York …


Centennial Trail’s Friends see path ahead

The Spokane River Centennial Trail is the envy of cities across the country and a local fixture for walkers, runners, cyclists, skaters, even anglers. But what you see isn’t all …


State Parks plead for funds; Discover Pass sales leave shortfall

As revenues continue short of projections, state parks leaders are telling Washington lawmakers they can’t do it alone. The Washington State Parks department plans to seek $27 million from the …


Tree-thinning project good for inmates, forest

Toppling trees at Riverside State Park is helping create a healthier forest of native ponderosa pines. The thinning project is also providing work experience for 50 inmates from Airway Heights …


Partners give boost to Riverside State Park

Despite losing 40 percent of its full-time staff in the past two years because of state budget cuts, Riverside State Park has found a way to move forward and even …


Big changes for state parks topic of upcoming meetings

Washington State Parks officials have set meetings in Spokane to discuss potentially sweeping changes in management of facilities at Riverside and Mount Spokane.


Parks staffing in flux as shortfall forces cuts

Riverside and Mount Spokane state parks likely will be combined and full-time employees reduced by about 40 percent as Washington State Parks officials scramble to slash the agency’s spending. A …