News Releases for June 2017

June 30

Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival Saturday, July 8, 2017

11:17 a.m. - Festivalgoers can try stand up paddleboarding, rock climbing, kayaking, slacklining, canoeing, disc golf, mountain biking, yoga and more.

June 29

4th of July Celebration at Riverfront Park 2017

2:02 p.m. - Join us for another 4th of July Celebration in Riverfront Park! Amidst renovations and construction, the fireworks and activities will continue.

City & Community Partners Launch 100 Youth, 100 Days Donation Drive

11:24 a.m. - Items Collected to be used for "move-in" kids for housed youth

June 28

City Details Fourth of July Activities, Closures

4:50 p.m. - Independence Day celebration planned in Riverfront Park

Spokane Police Public Window Holiday Hours

3:25 p.m. - The SPD Public Window will be open June 30 and July 5. The Spokane County Sheriff Forensic Fingerprint Office will be closed June 30 - July 4.

City, Spokane Indians Baseball Team Up to Celebrate the Spokane River

12:05 p.m. - The City of Spokane & Spokane Indians Baseball Club launched a collaborative promotional campaign designed to connect citizens to the Spokane River.

Death Investigation Near 2nd Avenue and Division Street

9:56 a.m. - Spokane Police Detectives investigate an unattended death in a parking lot near 2nd Avenue and Division Street.

June 27

SPD Captures Burglary Suspect with Help from New County K9 Team

5:23 p.m. - SPD responded to a burglary & took the suspect, Zachary D. Smith (37) into custody with help from the new SCSO K9 Team, Dep. Hilton & K9 Bane.

SPD & FBI Investigating Armed Robbery

4 p.m. - SPD and FBI Investigate Armed Robbery of Credit Union at 2507 W. Wellesley

SFD Reminds Citizens Fireworks Are Illegal

2:21 p.m. - Consumer fireworks have been illegal for 25 years

June 26

SPD Arrests Suspect Who Shot at Passing Automobile

5:58 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers Arrest Subject Who Shot Handgun at Passing Automobile

Community Forum to Discuss Title 18 Ordinance and Housing

3:42 p.m. - Education Forum Tailored to Landlords, Tenants and Community Partners

June 24

SPD Requesting Assistance Locating Elderly Male

11:11 p.m. - Spokane Police requesting media and public assistance locating missing elderly male.

June 23

Riverfront Park Redevelopment Open House Tuesday, July 11

10:31 a.m. - Riverfront Park Redevelopment Open House focused primarily on the design of the U.S. Pavilion: Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 6 - 8 p.m. at City Hall.

June 21

City commits additional $510,000 to 24/7 system

1:41 p.m. - The city is upping its investment in the 24/7 shelter system, which provides safe, temporary housing that connects people to services.

June 20

SPD arrests armed burglary suspect in East Spokane

10:46 p.m. - SPD received a call from the 1800 block of E South Riverton regarding a burglary. The resident at the location woke up to a stranger in his apartment

City Updating Pay-by-Phone System for Utility Bills

1:42 p.m. - The City of Spokane is updating its pay-by-phone system on July 15 to allow for easier processing of payments and other operational efficiencies.

June 16

SRSSTF and Partners Take Down Drug-Trafficking Criminal Enterprise

3:13 a.m. - Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force and Partners Take Down Drug-Trafficking Criminal Enterprise

June 15

Hoopfest Closures For Next Weekend

2:23 p.m. - Navigating Hoopfest Weekend

Vehicle vs Motorcycle Crash N. Nevada St. at E. Broad Ave.

9:04 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating vehicle vs motorcycle crash on N. Nevada St. at E. Broad Ave.

Barricaded Subject with Hostage at Deer Run Apartments

9:03 a.m. - Spokane Police Investigate a barricaded subject with a hostage in the 9700 block of N. Morton St.

June 13

Parks Unveils City's First Youth Adaptive Field June 15, 2017

4:46 p.m. - A ribbon cutting ceremony will open the Mission Park Ability Ballfield, made possible by generous donors and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.

June 12

City Provides Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality

7:53 a.m. - For 2016, as in previous years, the City of Spokane met or exceeded all federal and state drinking water standards.

June 6

Update: Canyon Greens Shooting Investigation

3:17 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a deadly shooting which occurred in an apartment located in the 1000 block of S. Westcliff Place.

Man injured by Browne's Addition apartment fire

11:35 a.m. - The fire department is investigating the cause of an apartment fire that sent one man to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

June 5

City Council adopts '18 budget priorities to align with Strategic Plan

2:59 p.m. - The City Council adopted a resolution outlining its budget priorities to align with the joint Strategic Plan.

SPD Investigating an Unattended Death

2:10 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating an unattended death in the 1100 block of N. Division St.

30th Rosauers Open Golf Tournament at Indian Canyon July 12-16, 2017

12:36 p.m. - The Rosauers Open Invitational and Umpqua Bank Pro-Am return to Indian Canyon Golf Course July 12 - 16 to celebrate 30 years.

Weekend river rescue reminder to use personal floatation devices

9:14 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is reminding people to use personal floatation devices and proper floatation equipment when entering the river.

June 1

Suspect Arrested After Pointing Rifle at UGM

6:41 p.m. - After a brief pursuit, the Spokane Police Department arrested Nicholas McRae (35) for multiple felonies.

New Heritage Marker to Honor Chief Spokan Garry in Palisades Park

12:29 p.m. - A new heritage marker honoring Chief Spokan Garry will be unveiled Friday, June 9, 2017 at noon.

Mayor's Urban Design Awards entries sought

10:30 a.m. - Deadline to submit Urban Design Award entries is noon on Aug.1