Outdoors blog

Route of the Hiawatha rail trail season starts Saturday

TRAILS -- After a early opening "sneak peek" last weekend, the Route of the Hiawatha rail-trail, will open daily for the summer season starting Saturday, May 23. Considered a crown jewel of American rail-to-trail mountain bike or hike routes, the 15-mile trail includes nine train...


Weird opportunity for pickers, performers and players

We are closing on Spokane Street Music Week, the lucky 13th annual. This year’s event akes place during the noon hours of June 8-12 on sidewalks of three – count em three – area locations: Downtown Spokane, our original location. The Historic Garland District in North Spokane. Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Those coming downtown...

Spin Control

Spin Control: Kids get trikes thanks to gov's raise

The children in Jennifer Gonzalez’s pre-school class at Windsor Elementary next fall probably won’t care, but they will owe their new tricycles in large part to a citizens’ commission that recently gave state’s elected officials a raise, a governor who didn’t feel right about taking it and a Legislature deadlocked over the budget.


An encounter with David Letterman 

Fellow Ball State University graduate David Letterman and I crossed paths once. Just once. I was a freshman in 1968 and Dave was a senior. I lived in Waggoner Hall, which at that time was a dorm for men only and was often referred to...

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