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Friday, December 6, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Cool weather no hindrance to interstate fair patrons

Director Rich Hartzell was “a little bit worried” that Friday’s opening of the Spokane County Interstate Fair was too good to be true, but the day’s worst wrinkles were on …


A fair first day

Director Rich Hartzell was “a little bit worried” that Friday’s opening of the Spokane County Interstate Fair was too good to be true, but the day’s worst wrinkles were on …


Pig racing, monster trucks join fair lineup

Vroom, crunch, whoosh, moo, yum, and an old favorite, oooiiiink, will be some of the sounds coming from the Spokane County Interstate Fair starting Friday. Director Rich Hartzell said his …


Discounted fair tickets now available

Discounted preseason tickets for the 2010 Spokane County Interstate Fair are on sale and will be available at the discounted price through Sept. 9. The fair will be Sept. 10 …


Fair deadline looms for food contestants

The deadline for entries into this year’s Spokane Interstate Fair is Aug. 10. There are three nationally sponsored contests at this year’s fair that offer money beyond the usual ribbons …


Deadline is nearing for your fair entries

This rainy, cool spring has provided ample time for perfecting those blue-ribbon recipes. Now get some props for incredibly flaky crusts, steady decorating techniques or even tasty gluten-free goodies.


Interstate fair taking shape

This year’s Spokane County Interstate Fair will be an “ag-venture,” but it won’t be dangerous. No criminally committed mental patients will be allowed to attend, Director Rich Hartzell said Friday …


Escape of Eastern State patient during trip to fair leads to suspensions, demotion

Seven Eastern State Hospital employees have been disciplined following investigations into the September escape of a criminally committed patient from a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair, state …


Eastern State Hospital workers disciplined in Paul escape

Seven Eastern State Hospital employees have been disciplined following investigations into the September 2009 escape of a criminally committed patient from a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair, …


Paul escape prompts release-restrictions law

OLYMPIA – A bill sparked by the escape of an Eastern State Hospital patient during a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair was signed into law Wednesday. House …


County may raise fair admission

Going to the fair would cost more this summer under a proposal Spokane County commissioners will consider at 2 p.m. today. The commissioners also plan to act on Assessor Ralph …


Fair attendance drops, but gate revenue up

Attendance at this year’s Spokane County Interstate Fair was down six percent from last year, but revenue was up, fair officials reported Thursday.


Bread winner kneads dough

Jennifer Tiegs bakes. She bakes cookies, brownies, cakes and other goodies, but in her family, no one has ever had much luck with yeast. “Everything turned out like hockey pucks,” …


Winning recipes from the fair

All the winning recipes from the 2009 Spokane County Interstate Fair.


Field trip for escapee flies in face of ruling

A judge ruled earlier this month that a paranoid schizophrenic killer who remained at large Friday after walking away from a supervised outing was a threat to public safety because …


Patient with violent past escapes at fair

The day after a mental hospital patient who brutally killed an elderly woman 22 years ago escaped from a group outing to the Spokane County Interstate Fair, local officials still …


‘Criminally insane’ killer escapes

With a “criminally insane” man who brutally murdered a 78-year-old woman 22 years ago on the loose after escaping from a group outing at the Spokane County Fair, local officials …


Fair coordinator talks about what’s new, what’s delicious

Jessie McLaughlin has been coordinator of the Spokane County Interstate Fair since 2001. She, along with 16 county workers, 300 contracted workers and about 500 volunteers, will keep things lively …


What’s new, and delicious, at county fair

Jessie McLaughlin has been coordinator of the Spokane County Interstate Fair since 2001. She, along with 16 county workers, 300 contracted workers and about 500 volunteers, will keep things lively …


Interstate Fair lands quartet of top music acts

Some people love the Spokane County Interstate Fair for the rodeo cowboys, but at least as many this year will be drawn by the “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Glen Campbell will be …


Spokane County fair kicks off

The annual Spokane County Interstate Fair starts today, time to indulge that once-a-year craving for funnel cakes. Last year’s 10-day fair had a 3 percent crowd increase from the year …


Interstate Fair kicks off Friday

The annual Spokane County Interstate Fair starts Friday, time to indulge that once-a-year craving for funnel cakes.


Whip up a winner for the fair

Now that kids are out of school, there’s time to dabble in the kitchen and perhaps whip up a contest-winning treat. Karo Corn Syrup is sponsoring a new kids’ cookie …


Fair dangles a few new lures

Many people already have their reasons for going to the fair: the rodeo, the concerts, the historic trains or a chance to continue blue-ribbon dominance. Spokane County Interstate Fair coordinator …