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Michael Fear and Patrick McLaughlin, General Managers of Red Lion Hotel at the Park and Red Lion River Inn, stand across the river from the planned Division Street access site
Red Lion Hotels Roar for the Spokane River
The Spokane River Forum has found a natural ally in our newest sponsor, Red Lion Hotel at the Park. With two hotels on the waterfront, Red Lion knows investing in the Spokane River will pay dividends in the experience they can offer guests.
For Red Lion, embracing the Spokane River is nothing new. General Manager Michael Fear of Red Lion Hotel at the Park likes to tell people "I manage an urban resort," referring to the majestic falls and Riverfront Park right outside the hotel's doorstep. River Inn General Manager Patrick McLaughlin agrees, noting that, "The River is part of the draw to how popular we are." Read More.
Tighter regulations proposed for septic tanks along Spokane River and other shorelines
The WA Department of Ecology is reviewing tighter regulations that, except for unique circumstances, don't allow installation of septic tanks within 200 feet of the Spokane River and other shorelines in Spokane County. Public comment is being taken until September 17th. The Spokesman Review reports. Read More.