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Seahawks mascot visits three local schools

Seahawks mascot visits three local schools

An exciting couple of days for students at three Spokane elementary schools. Balboa, Indian Trail and Logan Elementary got a special visit from Blitz the Seattle Seahawks mascot and a Seahawks gal on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Volunteers needed for Bike Swap

Volunteers needed for Bike Swap

Just a few short weeks away from the 3rd Annual Spokane Bike Swap and Expo, and the event is in need of volunteers.


Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the weekend long event, April 12th & 13th. From setup, to event support, security, bike technicians and registrations teams are all needed to make sure the discounted bike event runs smooth.

Spokane residents asked to participate in Zags photo

Spokane residents asked to participate in Zags photo

The Zags may be playing their hearts out in San Diego, but the City of Spokane wants the team to know that we’re cheering them on as loud as we can from home.


On Friday, Spokane is asking all the loyal Zaga fans, and those just wanting to lend their support to the hometown team, to paint Spokane Gonzaga Red. The City wants you to sport your Gonzaga best and meet up at the Clocktower in Riverfront Park for special group photo at noon.

Fans descend on Spokane for NCAA tourney

Fans descend on Spokane for NCAA tourney

The NCAA tournament kicks off Thursday and the teams were down at the Spokane Arena Wednesday getting in some practice time on the hardwood to prepare for the Big Dance.

As you're out around Spokane this week you'll notice a lot of green, but not for St. Patrick's Day. It's for Michigan State, whose fans have flocked to Spokane to watch their team.

Whether you're a fan of Gonzaga, WSU or Idaho, seeing Spartan green is usually an unwelcome sight, but this week the Lilac City welcomed the team and their fans, like Don Tierney, Michigan State '68, who flew in from Ohio because he never missed a chance to see his Spartans in action.

"I've been here four times, three times for basketball. I know all the good places to eat. Frank's Diner, Anthony's and Hudson's," Tierney said.

You might say Tierney knows about as much as the locals do on places as Kasen, Kade and Kole know about Oklahoma basketball. They were born in Oklahoma and while their family is stationed now at Fairchild Air Force Base, their hearts are in Sooner country.

"I was excited because I knew it was going to be a once in a lifetime chance for us," Kade said.

Three city golf courses open in time for Spring

Three city golf courses open in time for Spring

Nothing says Spring like the first swing of the golf club. Three city courses were open for the season on Wednesday, just 24 hours before the official start of spring.


Downriver and Esmerelda opened over the weekend, and at 10:07 am on Wednesday morning golfer Jim Attkinson started the first round of the season at Qualchan.

WA State Parks celebrates 101 years with free park entry

WA State Parks celebrates 101 years with free park entry

From the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission:

 

Washington State Parks turns 101 years old on Wednesday, March 19, and visitors are invited to help celebrate by getting out to enjoy a state park for free that day.

NCAA practices open to public at Spokane Arena

NCAA practices open to public at Spokane Arena

March Madness has begun and the NCAA Tournament is coming to Spokane. Not only can you buy tickets to second and third round Division I Men’s games, but you can also get a preview during the free open practice sessions.


Washington State University and the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena will host eight teams that face off on Thursday and Saturday, March 20th and 22nd. On Wednesday, the teams will practice and their time on the arena court is free and open to the public. It’s a good chance to see if your bracket placement is accurate.