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UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Two injured after car crashes through front windows of South Hill YMCA

For the second time in less than a year, a car crashed through the front windows of the South Hill YMCA.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Thursday morning sees wet, moderate temperatures in Spokane

On the third day of morning snow, our weather gave to thee: temperatures above freezing, slush on the sidewalks, and a car that drove over a tree.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

South Hill YMCA closed after car drives into the front of the building

The South Hill YMCA is closed while its building is examined in the aftermath of a crash.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Getting to be a kid and reclaiming childhood fun at Camp Goodtimes

Children and families affected by childhood cancer make memories at a free summer camp near Spokane.


100 years ago in Spokane: Man claiming to be World War I veteran exposed as fraud

“Major” J.H. Stern, was scheduled to lecture at the Spokane YMCA and Rotary Club about his harrowing experiences in the European War. He intended to describe how he received a …


How to replace movie nights with family fitness dates

Ditching weekly family pizza and movie nights, some parents are gearing calendar events instead toward regular family fitness dates. Here are some ideas to book in that action for 2018 …


Yarn sought for making hats, scarves for needy

What’s the best time to being knitting hats and scarves for a cold winter? Of course it’s in the middle of the longest streak of 90-degree days anyone can remember. …


SYSA says YMCA caused youth tackle football league to shutter

The Spokane Youth Sports Association won’t be doling out helmets and pads this fall.


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

Zags take boat rides, make camp crafts and shoot hoops with kids at Camp Goodtimes

Being the kid with cancer can be tough. That’s why counselors and staff at Camp Goodtimes, which is hosted by YMCA’s Camp Reed, are working to create a space where …


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:24 p.m.

Veterans, McMorris Rodgers battle VA over access to exercise room

The aging veterans sit in camp chairs inside a pop-up awning with makeshift blue-tarp walls. A propane heater makes it liveable as the Army, Navy and Air Force veterans began …


YMCA to open South Hill branch in former Gold’s Gym

YMCA of the Inland Northwest plans to open a South Hill branch by mid-December, after agreeing to buy the business assets of a Gold’s Gym operation from Dave and Alethea …


YMCA’s suit seeks repayment of embezzled money

The Longview YMCA is suing to seek repayment from its former bookkeeper who embezzled half a million dollars from the nonprofit group.


Then & Now: The first YMCA

The YMCA has been in Spokane more than 130 years. The Young Men’s Christian Association, founded in London in 1844, was started to offer healthy activities, both physical and spiritual, …


Ballers Club in Spokane helps kids learn sports, core values

A line of boys in red jerseys sprints across the floor. The fastest ones reach the gym’s wall and turn back, then begin clapping for their teammates who still are …


100 years ago in Spokane: Butcher-turned-preacher advocates temperance

From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. Billy Williams took a different approach to temperance evangelizing at the YMCA before a large crowd.


In brief: Meeting to examine proposal for county hoarding task force

The public is invited to an organizational meeting June 2 for a proposed Spokane County Hoarding Task Force. Similar hoarding task forces exist across the country to provide a directed …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A party of 21 boys, age 12 to 16, returned to the Spokane YMCA after a four-day, 80-mile hike.


Course of action to stop diabetes

Toni Pille lives on a 40-acre farm in Espanola, north of Medical Lake, where she and her husband raise sheep, cut hay and eat local: potatoes they grow, meat from …


Area youth coaches taught how to address concussions

Youth football coaches sat around a room Saturday at the Spokane YMCA and had safety regarding concussions drilled into their heads. Head-injury awareness has been heightened in what many view …


Livestrong at YMCA helps cancer patients move toward fitness

It was like many beginning yoga classes in most ways. Students gathered in a studio at the downtown YMCA raised and stretched their limbs in wobbly formation, their instructor at …


Community outreach

When Steve Tammaro came to Spokane in June 2012 to be the YMCA’s president and chief executive officer, he already had 40 years’ experience working with the organization. “We do …


Ex-Liberty Lake pastor starts prison term for child porn

A former Liberty Lake youth pastor and YMCA swim coach who distributed child pornography is scheduled to begin a five-year federal prison sentence in Sheridan, Ore. Lonnie W. Castillo, 50, …


Camp Reed directors strive to enrich lives of children, staff

A century ago, the local YMCA had a summer camp program, but no permanent site. Boys would take streetcars to the end of the line in Hillyard, then set off …


Photo: New ponderosas adorn former YMCA site

Grove of trees also honors the late Susie Stephens: Nancy MacKerrow holds a picture of her daughter, Susie Stephens, in front of 10 newly planted ponderosa pine trees on Wednesday …


Mayor, officials endorse Chase commission plan

Spokane’s youth programs would remain independent from other nonprofit groups under a new plan that has support from Mayor David Condon. Former Mayor Mary Verner, whose 2012 budget eliminated the …


YMCA demolition $250,000 over budget

The city of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is more than $250,000 over budget on the demolition of the old YMCA building in Riverfront Park. But the department thinks it …


Sheriff gets $128,000 for gear

Spokane County commissioners gave Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich $128,223 from reserves Tuesday – about one-third of the amount he requested for equipment and software. Knezovich requested $372,631 last week, but commissioners …


State pulls Park grant

The future of a proposed white-water park in the Spokane River just downstream from downtown is in danger after state officials decided to pull a grant that was supposed to …


City ready to toss Expo-era sculpture

When noted Pacific Northwest artist Charles W. Smith was creating a sculpture in what became Riverfront Park, he was often asked what it represented. “Nothing,” he told a Spokane Daily …


Travel way narrowed on park span

Riverfront Park officials have blocked the sidewalks along the powder blue bridge overlooking Spokane Falls after engineers determined the edges of the span no longer can be assured of holding …