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Secure your bike for free during Bloomsday

Secure your bike for free during Bloomsday

If you plan on riding your bike down the Bloomsday starting line, the Spokane Bicycle Club has you covered. The club is providing a secure bike corral for anyone riding to the race, and the best part is they’re doing it for free.

Spokane leaders honor 141st ARW for Oso relief efforts

Spokane leaders honor 141st ARW for Oso relief efforts

Local leaders have honored members of the 141st Air Refueling Wing for their efforts in helping with search and recovery operations in Oso in the wake of the deadly mudslide last month that claimed 41 lives.

More than 70 airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base responded to Oso within days of the mudslide and spent their time assisting in the search and recovery efforts. One of those airmen was Sergeant Caleb Guthimiller, who deployed to Oso four days after the slide hit.

"I didn't expect anything like what we saw. I don't think anything could prepare you for the amount of mud and debris that was moved down there," he said.

"The best way to describe it is almost like quick sand. Every step was quite a struggle, every time you had to take a step to search. A lot of it was done literally on hands and knees in some areas because you would sink so deep you couldn't hardly get out of it," he added.

Guardsmen with the 141st spent 10 days in Oso.

Egg hunt for dogs (and children)

Egg hunt for dogs (and children)

Have you heard? The Easter Bunny is set to arrive in Spokane on Saturday, April 19, and make a stop at SpokAnimal’s Dog Park at High Bridge. He will hide plastic eggs filled with dog treats and pose for photos with the kiddies.

If you want to participate in the hunt, there is a suggested $10 per dog registration, and begins at 9am in the parking area. Dog park regulars should be aware that the upper dog park will close at 9am to get ready for the Bunny’s arrival , then reopen for the hunt at 10am along with free kids’ activities. Three golden eggs will be hidden somewhere in the upper park with egg-stra special prizes inside.

The SpokAnimal Dog Park at High Bridge is located at 163 South A Street in Spokane’s Peaceful Valley. All proceeds raised from the event benefit the park’s on-going cleanup and maintenance. For updates and activities become a fan of SpokAnimal’s Dog Park at High Bridge on Facebook

Libraries will trade food for your fine

Libraries will trade food for your fine

Your overdue books could help feed hungry Spokane area families.

This is National Library Week, and in celebrations, Spokane County Library District is holding the 2nd annual Food for Fines event.

For every non-perishable item of food, the district will forgive $1.00 of your fine, up to a maximum of $10.00 per library card. Fees eligible for the program include accumulated overdue charges and fees for damaged items (unless the account is already in collections).

Inslee names April National Poetry Month in honor of Oso

Inslee names April National Poetry Month in honor of Oso

Governor Jay Inslee has declared April National Poetry Month in Washington and is hoping the state will use poetry as a way to send solace and well wishes to the communities affected by the mudslide in Oso.

Bloomsday posters on display at Downtown Library

Bloomsday posters on display at Downtown Library

From the very first Bloomsday poster that promised a Run with the Stars, to the more recent Hidden Runner posters, all 30 years of Bloomsday are on display at the Downtown Library.


The exhibit, on the third floor, highlights the entire span of Bloomsday, and features a variety of art and photography styles and artists. The posters have come a long way from the first poster, which advertised the race in all purple with a runner carrying a lilac bloom to the series that captured Bloomsday landmarks in the style of vintage travel posters.

Local ways to help with mudslide relief

Local ways to help with mudslide relief

The devastation of the aftermath of the Oso mudslide has rocked the entire state of Washington and many are wondering what they can do to help our friends in Snohomish County. Here’s three things you can do locally to help with the recovery.