News Releases for February 2017

Feb. 24

High Bridge Park Gravel Road Temporarily Closed to Vehicles

6:48 p.m. - The gravel road through High Bridge Park is temporarily closed to vehicle traffic as a result of ice buildup and deep ruts. The park remains open.

Mayor, Street Director Outline Plan to Battle Potholes

12:13 p.m. - City of Spokane officials today laid out a plan to address the bumper crop of weather-related potholes.

Feb. 23

Final Weekend of Ice Skating at Riverfront Park’s Ice Palace

4:47 p.m. - Enjoy one last skate at the Ice Palace before it closes Sunday, February 26, 2017. Come fall, the new ice ribbon and pond are scheduled to be open.

Feb. 22

City Seeking New Pay-by-Phone Meter Vendor

2:51 p.m. - Interim solution likely while permanent vendor is identified

Feb. 21

SPD Needs Your Help to Find a Missing/Endangered Person

12:27 p.m. - Spokane Police are requesting the public’s help in checking the welfare of LuAnn Jensen.

Evening fire causes extensive damage to detached carport

9 a.m. - An early evening fire on the north side of Spokane caused extensive damage to a detached carport.  

Feb. 17

SPD is hosting a Police and Community Forum

9:13 a.m. - Spokane Police would like to invite the public to a Police & Community Forum to have discussions about our community.

Feb. 15

City to resume yard & food waste collection on Monday, Feb. 27

12:15 p.m. - The City will resume yard waste pickup on Feb. 27. Feb. 27 also marks the beginning of new garbage routes that potentially will change pickup times

Presidents' Day is a Parking Meter Holiday

11:20 a.m. - City of Spokane offices open as usual

Working sprinklers make a difference during a fire

10:12 a.m. - A video captures the start of a commercial fire at downtown Spokane business and highlights the importance of having a working sprinkler system.

Feb. 13

SPD Investigating a Fatality Accident

9:46 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a fatality accident involving a pedestrian and vehicle.

Feb. 10

SPD Arrests Suspect for Unlawful Imprisonment

3:29 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect after he tackled a local university student running on the Centennial Trail near the 200 block of E. Cataldo Ave.

Feb. 9

Stage 1 Snow Event Complete

3:27 p.m. - Residential hill routes finished this morning.

SPD issuing warning about treacherous driving conditions

1:28 a.m. - SPD wants drivers to travel safely and slowly during winter driving conditions after dozens of slide offs and collisions were reported overnight.

Feb. 8

City Declares Stage 1 Snow Event

4:57 p.m. - Cars should be moved to the even side of street on residential hills

Browne's Addition Plow Schedule Beginning Thursday

9:10 a.m. - Cars must be removed from street

Feb. 6

Renaming Canada Island at March 9 Park Board

9:26 a.m. - Park Board welcomes community feedback prior to selecting a new name for Canada Island in Riverfront Park at the March 9 meeting at City Hall.

Feb. 3

City Declares Stage 2 Snow Event

10:34 p.m. - Heavy snow falling in Spokane throughout Friday has caused the City to declare a Stage 2 snow event that initiates a full-city plow.

A Peek into Spring at Manito’s Gaiser Conservatory

3:03 p.m. - Think spring! Tulips, daffodils, and hyacinth bulbs are on display through the month of February. Many orchids are also in bloom.

City Declares Stage 1 Snow Event

11:52 a.m. - Cars should be moved off all arterials and fixed STA bus routes