Submitted by Jacob Palmer on Wednesday, January 2nd, 1:27 pm
The popular Dirty Dash opened registration today for the 2013 “race” to be held at Riverside State Park on July 13.
Loyalty registration, which runs until Jan. 30, costs only $35. After that the price to sign up steadily rises the closer we get to the event.
“Resolve to make 2013 your dirtiest yet and we guarantee to make that happen for you in one unforgettable morning of feasting on filth, groveling through grime, delighting in dirt, and wallowing in mud rather than self-pity,” a news release from Dirty Dash said.
Submitted by Jacob Palmer on Tuesday, January 1st, 5:47 pm
How did you spend your New Year's Day? Napping away a hangover on the couch, pretending to watch football?
That kind of afternoon sounds foolish to the group of rafters who floated the Spokane River on Tuesday. The Northwest Whitewater Association celebrated the 20th Annual Only Fools Float the River on the First the only way they knew how – by eschewing a day at home and getting onto the water despite the air being only 22 degrees when they launched.
“If you're a boater, you take every chance to get on the water,” Bruce Bernhardt said.
More than 30 people attended the event with more than 20 boats on the water.
“This is more exciting” than watching football, said Pat Keegan before launching.
Here’s this week’s selection of Spokane photos taken by the Instagram community. To start it off, chalk art that still confirms that it is summer in Spokane in case you can’t tell. Some people in the area retreat to the river, some to their cell phones to take pictures of glorious sunsets. Sometimes it's the same sunset taken by different people in different parts of Spokane.
How was your week in the Inland Northwest? A lot of traffic and construction stories are building up in the community. Some schools are getting sidewalks and some neighborhoods really want their traffic calming projects.
Want to participate in next week’s photo gallery? Here’s how: Once a week we go through and select ten photos that we think show off the region in all its glory. To select them, we search the #Spokane tag on Instagram through Storify. Your photo could appear in this weekly slide show.
You don't wake up that morning expecting to cover that story, but you hope to be prepared for anything that could happen.
Thankfully it's Friday though, the start of the weekend for some, which means a new selection of photos showcasing Spokane and all it's beauty and unique visuals. Take the time to share with us how your week was in the comments below.
Once a week we go through and select ten photos that we think show off the region in all its glory. To select them, we search the #Spokane tag on Instagram through Storify. Your photo could appear in this weekly slide show. With the app, Instagram, all you need to do is take a photo, assign a filter and add the #Spokane tag to the photo description. Please take note that these photos are not listed in any particular order.
How was your week? Here's this week's Instagram photos of Spokane showing a variety of activity from folks including walks through our scenic downtown, hiking at Bowl and Pitcher and marmots. Hopefully the outdoor photography continues even with this weekend's rain.
Instead of calling this week Bike to Work Week, it should actually be a memorial to all those bikes stolen over the years in downtown Spokane. May their gears rest in peace.
In other news, we took the bus to work this week and it wasn’t half bad. In fact, we’ll keep trying it for the rest of the month to see how it goes.
From clouds, rain and wind, you’d think the weather had a lot to do with the downer news in the community from the shocking discovery of human trafficking in Spokane County to the arrest of a murder suspect in Spokane Valley.
Let’s take the time to ask how your week was? Explain in the comments below and if you’re looking for some inspiration, take a look at these photos taken by the Instagram community in Spokane.
Here's a new feature we'd like to start doing. Every Friday, we'll go through a select ten Instagram photos featuring the tag #Spokane in a slideshow. The slideshow is presented through Storify, which is an easy tool to curate photos from the strictly mobile app.
Your photo could appear in this weekly slide show. With the app, Instagram, all you need to do is take a photo, assign a filter and add the #Spokane tag to the photo description.
We got the idea from Social Media Week, a website hosting a contest called Instagram Your City. Unfortunately it's only hosted for 14 cities around the world and Spokane is not one of them, so we'll make our own feature darnit.