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Altogether unexpected: Spokane man builds Hobbit House in front yard

Ryan Oelrich’s Spokane Hobbit House at Spokane End provides more than a home office and meeting place. The cozy room offers a creative escape, reading nook and conversation starter.

Leftover Chinese lantern animals to benefit Spokane nonprofits

Animals left behind by last fall’s Chinese Lantern Festival in Riverfront Park find new homes, benefit local organizations.

Shawn Vestal: Giant board games likely coming to downtown Spokane thanks to one man’s energy

In the past couple of weeks, a proposal to bring oversized outdoor games downtown has sped from inspiration to likelihood, thanks to Ryan Oelrich.

2014 greeted with a youthful ‘hello’

Ask a child to name his or her favorite part of First Night Spokane and they have a ready answer: “Ronald McDonald,” said Allison Lease, 3, who also enjoyed watching …

Vestal: Spokane man back home after unusual flight

When Ryan Oelrich was awakened on the red-eye home from Alaska by a loud hissing noise, he wondered if the plane was going down. He says he wasn’t scared, exactly. …

Subject of documentary hopes film clears clouded perception of his role in Mayor West scandal

You’d think the enormous balloon dragon would have been the biggest attention-getter at Ryan Oelrich’s First Night display. But, to his dismay, he heard a passer-by pipe up when he …

Shawn Vestal: Years after West scandal, man finds compassion, learns caution

Years after West scandal, Ryan Oelrich finds compassion, learns caution. Subject of documentary hopes film clears clouded perception of his role in Mayor West scandal.

Spotlight: Oelrich story to be featured in HBO film

The upcoming HBO film “When Strangers Click” will include the story of one young Spokane man whose name figured in the news here in 2005: Ryan Oelrich. Oelrich became entangled …