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Eastern shore of Lake Pend Oreille offers easy, peaceful viewing of eagles

Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 5:55 a.m.

Bald Eagles congregating at Granite Creek. (Jason Wilmoth / Courtesy)
While eagles, and those who love watching them, may flock to Lake Coeur d’Alene this winter, there is another, quieter venue to observe the majestic birds of prey: the eastern shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Searching for this quieter experience, I traveled to Pend Oreille to watch the eagles congregate on a recent late-November day.

Bill Jennings: Let’s hope our ‘flaws’ keep us perfect

Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 5:55 a.m.

We couldn’t fly under the radar forever. In its November 2017 issue, Powder, a snow sports industry publication that targets hardcore enthusiasts, featured Spokane in a piece titled “The Next American Ski Towns.” Local media made it a feel good story last week. But is this really good news?

Whistler Blackcomb is a tale of two mountains

Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 5:55 a.m.

Skiers enjoy the powder on Blackcomb's Jersey Cream Express lift. (John  Nelson / The Spokesman-Review)
You have the Whistler that’s about the skiing and snowboarding, then you have the other Whistler that’s about all the other things that go into making a world-class village.

Reader photo: Just playing around

Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:34 p.m.

A curious otter, with a head-full of weeds, observes the photographer. (Joanie Christian / Courtesy)
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