Month: July 2009

Letter to the Editor: Where’s the Pedestrian Love?

Below is a Letter to the Editor responding to OTM’s interview with Grant Wencel, Spokane’s new Bike/Ped Coordinator. Email Wencel at There are two problems with this article. I am a pedestrian and I walk a lot in Spokane but just the same it is nowhere mentioned in the article that ped is pedestrian. Maybe …

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Participate in Planning Your Parks

The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department has hired a non-profit firm, GP RED, to help conduct an ambitious comprehensive planning process.  The intent of this project is to create a sustainable parks and recreation system for future Spokane residents. The meetings/workshops will take place on July 13, 14 and 15 at various locations throughout the city. Monday, July 13, 2009 …

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Trail Talk

If the July OTM cover story got you thinking about the Centennial Trail, you’ll be interested to read this Spokesman-Review interview with Kaye Turner, executive director of the Friends of the Centennial Trail.

Master’s Cycling Results

The Spokane Regional Sports Commission has posted results from this year’s Washington State Masters Cycling Championships. If you missed the race on June 27, read about it here. Top finishers in each group: Junior C (ages 13-14): Luke Feasline (Vertical Earth) Junior D (10-12): Logan Feasline (Vertical Earth) Junior A (17-18): Kyle Brown-Wollin (Unattached) Junior B (15-16): Alex …

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Every kid in the city will likely be lining up with their $1 entry fee Monday when two shiny, new public pools open their doors in Spokane. According to Spokesman-Review coverage, the A.M. Cannon and Shadle pools are two of six that the Spokane Parks & Recreation department are remodeling. See the plans for the …

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