News Releases for April 2017

April 25

Arbor Day Celebration at Finch Arboretum Offers Free Workshops

2:20 p.m. - Family activities, tree care and environmental education, tours and history of the Arboretum, and planting trees along Garden Springs Creek.

April 22

No one injured by West Central fire

7:25 p.m. - An occupant and pets escaped uninjured by a fire likely caused by an unattended candle

April 21

On Earth Day, City of Spokane Celebrates Net Zero Energy Consumption

2:16 p.m. - The City of Spokane has effectively achieved net zero energy consumption across all its facilities and services, saving money and the environment.

April 18

Former Spokane Mayor Rodgers passes away

6:05 p.m. - Former Spokane Mayor David Rodgers passed away today at 93.

April 17

Council Members Beggs and Kinnear seek clarity on Bluff bulldozing

11:53 a.m. - Council Members Beggs and Kinnear seek further clarity on how bulldozing occurred and support work to restore area to its original state.

April 16

Riverfront Park Redevelopment Open House Wednesday, April 26

11:18 a.m. - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 6 - 8:00 p.m. at the Downtown Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main (corner of Main and Lincoln)

April 15

Cutting torch appears to be cause of boat trailer facility fire

8:11 a.m. - A cutting torch appears to have sparked a fire at a north Spokane boat trailer facility

April 14

SPD Arrests Man for Illegally Possessing Firearms

4:14 p.m. - Robert Crampton was arrested for several counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

April 13

Spokane Police Department Identifies Lewd Suspect after Lengthy Invest

4:28 p.m. - SPD has identified Jay Cooke as the adult male involved in a series of reported lewd acts where he was exposing himself to children.

Mayor to Begin Police Guild Negotiations Soon

2:49 p.m. - Spokane City Council sends letter to the Mayor outlining goals for contract negotiation with Police Guild.

Spokane Detectives Ask For Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect

2:43 p.m. - Detectives are requesting help identifying armed robber of Sunset Grocery.

Mayor's Statement on 24/7 Shelter Model

10:06 a.m. - Mayor David Condon issued a statement about the disruption to the 24/7 shelter model.

April 11

City Seeks Feedback from Citizens on How to Improve Response to Snow

2:43 p.m. - The City of Spokane is seeking feedback from citizens on how to improve its response when it snows.

April 6

City lifts emergency restrictions on Spokane River use

12:28 p.m. - The city has lifted the restriction on public access to the Spokane River, urges people to stay out of the river while flows remain high

April 5

Mayor proclaims April "Gonzaga University Month"

1:04 p.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon proclaims April "Gonzaga University Month" in recognition of the historic season for the Gonzaga men's basketball team

April 3

Indian Canyon Golf Course to Open Tuesday, April 4

4:03 p.m. - Conditions are right and Indian Canyon Golf Course will open for the season on Tuesday, April 4.