Blog Posts for August 2015

Aug. 31

Marijuana Symposium

5 p.m. - An educational symposium regarding marijuana

Program Budget proposal emphasizes community priorities

12:50 p.m. - Watch 14:01 - The 2016 Program Budget proposal emphasizes public safety, streets, getting to a cleaner river faster, and jobs and economic growth

Aug. 27

Swimming season is coming to a close

4:28 p.m. - There’s still a chance to make a splash!

Aug. 26

City Parks & Recreation Opens New Downtown Spokane River Access Point

4:16 p.m. - The new access is free and open to the public; Parks and Recreation will host paddleboard tours out of the new access on September 5.

Sharing Solutions Across the Nation

2:22 p.m. - Tuscaloosa Fire Service learns from Spokane programs to address increasing number of non-emergency medical calls

Three finalists considered for Police Ombudsman

8:14 a.m. - After a nationwide search, the OPO Commission is considering Bob Breeden, Allen Huggins, and Raheel Humayun

Aug. 25

The Call to the Gridiron: Flag Football Season is Upon Us

11:20 a.m. - The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Fall Flag Football League kicks off September 4th and the registration deadline is 28th.

Aug. 20

Golfing Has Never Been So Easy

4:34 p.m. - The City of Spokane Golf Courses are now offering the ability to reserve a golf tee time online and from your phone.

2015 Fall Plant Sale in Manito Park

2:18 p.m. - Brighten up your property with some beautiful flowers from the Manito Fall Plant Sale

Aug. 19

Dust off your mitt – It’s Softball Time!

4:13 p.m. - The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Fall Softball League is right around the corner, get you team registered by September 1st

Aug. 18

Spokane Central Service Center Opens in Grand Fashion

5:18 p.m. - Watch 32:03 - A crowd joined together to celebrate the opening of the City’s new combined Solid Waste and Fleet Maintenance Facility

Residential Tree Program to give away 1,000 free trees

3:26 p.m. - The City is once again providing free trees for Spokane residents this fall

New Hiring Plan for Fire Department to Keep Staffing Strong

9:22 a.m. - Watch 11:07 - A proposed new hiring plan for the Spokane Fire Department is designed to keep staffing consistent and strong

Aug. 17

City Pools are Going to the Dogs

3:38 p.m. - The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation teams up with SpokAnimal to give the last swim of the season to the dogs.

Nearly 6,000 take on the Library’s Summer Reading challenge

10:39 a.m. - There’s still time to sign up and take the Spokane Public Library’s challenge

Aug. 14

Building a more vibrant East Sprague District

8:21 a.m. - Watch 0:55 - The City takes the next steps in planning for long-term growth along E. Sprague

Aug. 13

Scam Alert: City isn’t soliciting funds for Monsanto lawsuit

2:35 p.m. - City isn’t soliciting funds to pay for its lawsuit against Monsanto

Aug. 7

Work starts on Wall Street

3:52 p.m. - Wall Street improvements will help keep the Spokane River healthy

Filing a Complaint with the Spokane Police Department

10:20 a.m. - Have questions about SPD’s complaint process? Here’s what you need to know.

Aug. 6

Get your party on with Spokane’s neighborhoods

4:43 p.m. - Summer festivities continue with the Garland Street Fair, Logan Neighborhood Block Party and more

Lights, Culture and Magic!

12:26 p.m. - The first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival in Spokane is coming this September!

Enhancing the Survival Mindset Self-Defense Class to be Held this Fall

9:57 a.m. - SPD’s Enhancing the Survival Mindset women’s self-defense class offers participants hands-on self-defense and safety awareness training.

Aug. 5

Construction Plans for Monroe and Lincoln

12:35 p.m. - The First phase of Monroe and Lincoln construction begins

Shakespeare in the Parks

11:33 a.m. - “The Taming of the Shrew” is coming to Riverfront Park! We're excited to be hosting Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performance on 08/23/05

Aug. 3

Garbage Fleet going Clean and Quiet

3:11 p.m. - Watch 7:16 - The City’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) garbage trucks are ready to hit the streets

Main Street concept needs your input

12:19 p.m. - City of Spokane seeking feedback on the Main Street concept