Stories tagged: Spokane River
Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Stand-up paddleboards are increasingly popular. While fun, there are risks on the water. After four paddleboard-related drownings in the state this summer, the Washington State Parks Boating Program issued a …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:49 a.m.
A Spokane County Superior Court Judge set suspect Casey R. Gillette’s bond at $60,000, taking into account his alleged June burglary of a gun and a motor-vehicle theft as well …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Spokane County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday pulled a man’s body from the Spokane River near Barker Road, north of Greenacres.
Tue., July 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m.
Firefighters responded to a car in the Spokane River near the state line early Tuesday morning.
Sun., July 21, 2019, 6 a.m.
Gaunt and heavily tattooed with smoke (from the cigarette dangling between his lips) nuzzling the bill of a filthy Portland Trail Blazers hat, Greg Pruett is about the last person …
UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 8:27 p.m.
A 22-year-old Spokane man died on Saturday after hitting a rock while cliff jumping at a popular site called The Cove at Fisk State Park property in Nine Mile Falls.
Sat., July 13, 2019
Millions of gallons of untreated runoff entered the Spokane River after major May rainstorm, report says
Twenty minutes of intense rain inundated the city’s subterranean stormwater retention system, sending millions of gallons of untreated stormwater runoff and sewage to flow directly into the Spokane River.
UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 8:39 p.m.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner identified the man who drowned in the Spokane River on Wednesday while inner tubing as Benjamin J. Cullipher. He was 56.
UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 9:28 p.m.
The body of a man was found Tuesday afternoon on the bank of the Spokane River just south of the T.J. Meenach Bridge following reports of a missing inner-tuber. He …
Mon., July 1, 2019, 3 a.m.
From the early milling business boom, only the Spokane Flour Mill still stands. It almost didn’t get going.
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 5:46 p.m.
State courts side with Spokane River advocates on summer minimum flow levels, protecting recreational use
Spokane River advocates say they got a major win in court Wednesday, assuaging some worries about summer flows dipping below adequate levels for recreational and business uses.
Fri., June 28, 2019, 3 a.m.
Local governments, industries submit plans to limit pollution in Spokane River as conservation groups cry foul
The Department of Ecology has accepted applications from Spokane, Liberty Lake, Spokane County, Kaiser and Inland Empire Paper to avoid having to meet a standard for cancer-causing pollution that they …
UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
A man was rescued from the Spokane River Thursday morning near the T.J. Meenach Bridge after Spokane police say he waded across the fast-moving water as code enforcement cleared away …
Sat., June 22, 2019
100 Years Ago Today: Railway inspector injured in derailment in Northport; Spokane agrees dynamite Fourth of July
E.H. Lewis made a critical mistake after crossing a railroad bridge with his car.
Thu., June 20, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Power company nearing final approval for dam at Bowl and Pitcher in Spokane River that would create 4-mile lake
The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that the Spokane Valley Power Co. was going forward with plans to dam the Spokane River at Bowl and Pitcher, creating “a lake four miles …
Tue., June 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson sues Trump administration over water quality standards in Spokane River
The lawsuit alleges violations of federal law in the EPA’s decision last month to lessen standards for pollutants allowed into Washington waterways. The decision, which comes two years after federal …
Wed., June 5, 2019, 4 a.m.
Bill Youngs wrote a comprehensive book about the Spokane River and Expo ’74, “The Fair and the Falls,” and contends the drama and beauty of the falls cutting through downtown …
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
A body pulled from the Spokane River over the weekend near Division Street is that of Richard G. Coffee, a 56-year-old man reported missing in May, the Spokane County Medical …
Fri., May 24, 2019, 6:08 p.m.
Avista is advising shoreline property owners and boaters that water levels in the Spokane River above Post Falls Dam and Lake Coeur d’Alene will fluctuate because of predicted rain over …
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
The notice comes a month after the agency said it posted in error a request for comments on a change to allowable limits for polychlorinated biphenyls, a known carcinogen that …
Tue., May 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
City documents indicate a local homeowners association is responsible for keeping up the single-acre stormwater feature behind Lori and Bill Moore’s home on Panorama Drive. But enforcement is lagging, and …
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 2:43 p.m.
The Falls project on the north bank of the Spokane River will have three towers, according to plans filed with the city’s Design Review Board.
Sun., April 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Tribes, conservation groups cry foul after Trump administration signals rollback of Spokane River quality standards
The request for public comment on a plan to revisit allowable pollution levels in Washington’s waterways did not include notification to the state’s Department of Ecology or native tribes. The …
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
It’s unclear to the city and the construction firm behind the work why pipes are sagging beneath the streets of the historic neighborhood, but it’s likely crews will need to …
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 10:14 a.m.
A palatial property commonly referred to as the ‘Amway House’ has stood vacant since entering the market a decade ago. The broker hopes to change that with a special use …
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:28 p.m.
Police and fire personnel spent several hours Monday evening unsuccessfully searching for people who reportedly jumped into the Spokane River after a large fight broke out near Minnehaha Park.
UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 2:29 p.m.
With spring runoff starting to fill the Spokane River, kayakers take to the waterways. Melanie Williams took this photo of a group of kayakers west of Barker Road at the …
Thu., March 14, 2019, 3 a.m.
Mayor David Condon was on Capitol Hill last week pitching the city’s plan to address its problem with sewage overflows into the Spokane River by building massive stormwater reservoirs beneath …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 8:53 p.m.
Spokane’s mayor is to testify before Congress on Thursday, asking for additional funding and support for cities trying to comply with federal clean water requirements.
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 4:56 p.m.
Timeline from the “The Spokane River Story” in The Spokesman-Review in 1991.