Forest Service, Fairchild solve mystery of Colville plane crash

Forest Service, Fairchild solve mystery of Colville plane crash
Hal Morrill poses in front of a framed photo of F-86A jets in his home office in Spokane. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Six decades later
About two years ago, a survey crew from the U.S. Forest Service was checking a remote drainage area of Timber Mountain in the Colville National Forest south of Ione, Washington, when they made an unexpected find. Twisted wreckage of some type was showing among the stands of 85-year-old timber. Closer inspection showed it was an airplane, with what seemed to be machine guns among the debris.

Summer Stories: Post-Apocalyptic Power Couple
Features

Summer Stories: Post-Apocalyptic Power Couple

My husband, Joel, is squatting in a bed of pine needles over the bottom half of a dairy cow. “Remember, the cow wants to be eaten,” he says, looking up at me. “Gives her purpose.” Big grin from Joel. His two buddies chuckle at his joke, watching for my reaction. I keep deadpan.

This week's installment of Summer Stories is by Kate J. Reed, fiction editor at Rock & Sling.


Schizophrenia a widely known but poorly understood mental illness
Health

Schizophrenia a widely known but poorly understood mental illness

Most people have heard of schizophrenia, but it’s a poorly understood mental illness by most of society. The National Institutes of Health says about 7 or 8 people in 1,000 will have schizophrenia in their lifetime, while other health groups put the number slightly higher, at 1 percent.



Local news

1925: A fleet of new trucks built for Thompsen Dairy sits in front of the Martin-Parry plant at 19 W. Pacific Ave. in Spokane. The company mounted commercial truck bodies, made in Pennsylvania, on Model T chassis. The truck dealership was owned by Universal Auto Co. of Spokane and operated by Phillip Garnett. Thompsen was a large dairy that offered home delivery of milk and other products. (Libby Collection/Eastern Washington State Historical Society Archives)
1925: A fleet of new trucks built for Thompsen Dairy sits in front of the Martin-Parry plant at 19 W. Pacific Ave. in Spokane. The company mounted commercial truck bodies, made in Pennsylvania, on Model T chassis. The truck dealership was owned by Universal Auto Co. of Spokane and operated by Phillip Garnett. Thompsen was a large dairy that offered home delivery of milk and other products. (Libby Collection/Eastern Washington State Historical Society Archives)

Then and Now: Universal Auto Co.  

Phillip Garnett came to Spokane in 1917 as a regional representative for the Ford Company. He was stationed at Universal Auto Company in Spokane, the Ford dealership. Before he was 30 years old, he took over the dealership and began expanding. He added other auto brands and a shop to assemble Martin-Parry commercial truck bodies that mounted on the Model T automotive frame. Garnett saw the introduction of the Model A in 1927 and the flathead V8 engine in the early 1930s.



Nation/World

People embrace after a fatal shooting at Club Blu in Fort Myers, Fla., Monday, July 25, 2016. (Kinfay Moroti / The News-Press via AP)
People embrace after a fatal shooting at Club Blu in Fort Myers, Fla., Monday, July 25, 2016. (Kinfay Moroti / The News-Press via AP)

Gunfire at teen nightclub party in Florida leaves 2 dead, 17 wounded

new FORT MYERS, Fla. – Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two dead and at least 17 wounded, officials said Monday. It was not immediately clear what triggered the violence. Fort Myers police detained three people and said the area around Club Blu had been deemed safe, police Capt. Jim Mulligan said in a statement.




Idaho

A fashion portrait of Alison Midstokke, a Sandpoint native born with Treacher Collins syndrome. The genetic disorder affects the development of the cheek bones, jaw, chin and ears. Midstokke is realizing her dream of modeling and acting in New York City. (Rick Guidotti, Positive Exposure)
A fashion portrait of Alison Midstokke, a Sandpoint native born with Treacher Collins syndrome. The genetic disorder affects the development of the cheek bones, jaw, chin and ears. Midstokke is realizing her dream of modeling and acting in New York City. (Rick Guidotti, Positive Exposure)

Fashion model from Sandpoint shows different is beautiful  

Far from the shores of Lake Pend Oreille where she grew up, Alison Midstokke is showing the world “a different kind of beauty.” The 31-year-old New Yorker is realizing her dream to be a fashion model and actor - ambitious goals for anyone, but especially challenging for a woman who has endured scores of surgeries on her face since birth.



Region

Larry Richards stands with one of 70 Tibetan yaks on his  Living Diamond Ranch outside of Polson, Mont. Richards started the ranch in 1988. (Tommy Martino / Photos by Tommy Martino Missoulian)
Larry Richards stands with one of 70 Tibetan yaks on his Living Diamond Ranch outside of Polson, Mont. Richards started the ranch in 1988. (Tommy Martino / Photos by Tommy Martino Missoulian)

Lake County rancher raises prized breeding Tibetan yaks 

If you’re not sure what you’re looking at, the peaceful, shaggy creatures roaming the bucolic green pastures of Living Diamond Ranch resemble a bizarre, mutated cross of, perhaps, Scottish highland cattle and North American bison.



Sports

National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Ken Griffey Jr. concludes his remarks at Sunday’s induction ceremony in Cooperstown, New York. (Mike Groll / Associated Press)
National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Ken Griffey Jr. concludes his remarks at Sunday’s induction ceremony in Cooperstown, New York. (Mike Groll / Associated Press)

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame 

Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday – with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame. For Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, the culmination of their long journeys was tinged with tears all around.



Features

Lin Bruce, 77, poses next to her bike outside her residence in Northfield, Minn., on June 21. (David Joles / Tribune News Service)
Lin Bruce, 77, poses next to her bike outside her residence in Northfield, Minn., on June 21. (David Joles / Tribune News Service)

Minnesota woman, 77: Long-distance biking ‘sets my soul free’ 

Hauling down the California coast on a Trek 400 bike, Lin Bruce tried to forget the pain pounding in her 60-year-old body. She had never ridden a bike more than 10 miles before, and here she was, cycling across the United States with a group of strangers in 1999. No cellphones. No end in sight.



Outdoors


Voices

East Valley High School second semester honor roll 

East Valley High School has announced its honor roll for the second semester of the 2015-16 school year. Seniors4.0 grade-point average Rhonda Baxter, Audry Burgess, Sonya Curtis, Emily Dillon, William Dunlap, Nicholas Durand, Payton Fredericksen, Whitney Gulliford, David Hicks, Semir ...



Business

Richard Ripley recently published his second book about regional history: “Against the Torrents – Adventures from the Idaho whitewater life.” (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Richard Ripley recently published his second book about regional history: “Against the Torrents – Adventures from the Idaho whitewater life.” (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Front & Center: Rick Ripley finds success writing books about regional history 

For those who have considered writing a book about family or regional history, Richard Ripley recommends trial by fire – campfire, that is. “Some very small stories are still interesting if told well,” he says. “But you have to be ...



Opinion

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press (Clay Bennett / Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press (Clay Bennett / Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Editorial

Dorn’s real target is the Legislature  

Dorn’s lawsuit helps illuminate how some districts have gotten by even as state lawmakers shirked their duty. It also shows how the inequity in funding continued to grow.

Letters


Butterfly walk

Butterfly walk

Butterflies embelish our lives with colorful moments. Outdoors editor Rich Landers tagged along with John Baumann of the Washington Butterfly Association as he led a class – including a gaggle of fascinated kids – on a field trip to go beyond enjoying butterflies onto a path toward understanding these beautifully designed insects.

Julyamsh Powwow Grand Entry

Julyamsh Powwow Grand Entry

Video 

Over 700 Native American dancers participated in the Grand Entry during the 2016 Coeur d´Alene Tribal Encampment and Julyamsh Powwow at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d’Alene , Idaho, Saturday, July 23, 2016.


Comic-Con International

Comic-Con International

Photo gallery 

View a gallery of photos from Comic-Con International: San Diego. Comic, movie and science fiction fans by the thousands attend the four-day event that traces it’s beginnings back to 1970.


"Star Trek Beyond"

“Star Trek Beyond”

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View gallery of images from “Star Trek Beyond” by Paramount Pictures.

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