Stories tagged: spokane river
UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020
A combination of rebates and economic incentives could reduce water use in the city by up to 5% through 2030. But the plan doesn’t include greater regulatory steps, like increased …
UPDATED: Thu., May 14, 2020
Spokane police say a man being arrested on a warrant Wednesday morning headbutted a police vehicle and said he was going to claim an officer hit him.
Mon., May 11, 2020
Improved hygiene during pandemic might be to blame for muckier wastewater coming out of Liberty Lake plant
The antibacterial soaps and bleach that people are using to sanitize themselves and their homes may be killing the bugs that are needed to treat sewage at the Liberty Lake …
Mon., May 11, 2020
The road through Riverside State Park was named the Aubrey L. White Parkway in 1936 after a bookish young man from New Jersey with a head for business and a …
UPDATED: Tue., May 5, 2020
A teenage boy was pulled from the Spokane River after a car crash late Monday night.
Mon., May 4, 2020
In the early years of its history, the Monroe Street Bridge was surrounded by businesses that included breweries, flour mills and electricity generation.
UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020
If you’re looking to linger above the Spokane River, watching spectacular and imposing waterfalls crash up- and downstream of you in the middle of downtown, without a single car buzzing …
Mon., April 27, 2020
For most of the 20th century, there were several lumber mills along the Spokane River in Idaho. Tugboats would tow rafts of logs to the mills. One of the first …
Sat., April 25, 2020
Spokane police recovered a body from the Spokane River just west of the Monroe Street Bridge near Kendall Yards Saturday morning.
UPDATED: Thu., April 16, 2020
The Spokane Fire Department recovered a body from the Spokane River Thursday morning near the Upriver Dam.
UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020
The state is reviewing applications from five pollution dischargers seeking a temporary reprieve from federal limits on polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. Regulators will hold a pair of online meetings Wednesday …
Mon., April 6, 2020
Now the site of the Kendall Yards mixed use development, the area northwest of downtown Spokane and the river was once home to the Union Pacific rail yard. The railroad …
UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020
Ecology Department will hold two online meetings in place of open house on pollution in Spokane River
An event planned for next Tuesday at Spokane Community College will instead take place online, part of a slate of public meetings put on hold because of the coronavirus spread. …
Thu., March 5, 2020
Several Spokane-area river advocates and professionals will be honored for their advocacy work Friday at the annual Winter Waters event.
Tue., March 3, 2020
The $283 million lawsuit has been delayed once again after being filed five years ago.
Thu., Feb. 27, 2020
Dale Arnold, who served as the wastewater director under Mayor Mary Verner and supported a more expensive plan to reduce pollutants in the Spokane River, said the new regime at …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020
Spokane firefighters rescued a woman from the Spokane River near Maple Street Bridge early Tuesday afternoon.
Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
A population of transient workers and pensioners swelled to more than 100 residents after World War II, but the city’s boosters dismantled it shortly thereafter.
Mon., Jan. 6, 2020
The planned settlement 10 miles east of Spokane was envisioned as a fruit-growing paradise. Irrigation canals were dug to draw water from Liberty Lake, but after several decades, the number …
Thu., Dec. 26, 2019
A number of factors led to the city requesting an additional $2 million to complete the project, including engineering difficulties as well as higher-than-projected costs for the public plaza on …
Sat., Dec. 7, 2019
Two separate incidents involving plunges into icy water were in The Spokesman-Review. One story had a happy outcome, the other did not.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
Spokane Fire Department crews rescued a man from the Spokane River below the Post Street Bridge early Thursday after a person near the bridge reported a man screaming for help …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
Advocates for a healthy Spokane River gathered in Peaceful Valley on Wednesday to celebrate the installation of a newly commissioned sculpture of one of the river’s few remaining native species, …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019
The deceased woman found in the Spokane River Friday morning was identified as Brandi Conner, 48, according to the Spokane County Medical Examiner.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
The body of a woman was found Friday in the Spokane River near Camp Sekani.
Sat., Nov. 16, 2019
State regulators hope to publish in the spring their proposed rules governing discharge of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, into the Spokane River. Businesses and governments say the limit imposed by …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019
A boat launch on the Spokane River has been loved back to life, thanks to a renovation that features a paved ramp, a gravel drive and parking spots.
Wed., Oct. 30, 2019
The plaza and these other riverfront projects are part of a thoroughgoing revitalization of the relationship between the city center and the Spokane River.
Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
Much of Spokane’s downtown railroad and industrial infrastructure was removed in preparation for Expo ’74. But some areas weren’t ready for redevelopment until after Spokane’s big moment on the world …
Sun., Oct. 27, 2019
In an afternoon, a few dozen volunteers cleaned up about 200 tires that have been trapped underwater for years.