Fires continued to smolder around Wenatchee Monday morning as firefighters worked to contain a fast-spreading blaze that threatened homes in the hills and an industrial fire sent plumes of smoke over the Columbia River.
What Republic lacks in medical services and big-town accouterments it makes up for in rural resilience. Bob and Jane Faller are fiercely independent like most of the hardy individuals in this northeast corner of the state where Colville is the closest town with a Wal-Mart and Spokane is considered the big city. The Fallers returned to Ferry County eight years ago after living on the West Side and building a house that resembled a barn.
Dr. Elson S. Floyd, whose love for education took him from writing math problems in the sand as a boy when his family could not afford paper to the leader of major university systems, died today. Floyd, 59, led Washington State University since 2007. His work at WSU culminated earlier this year in the state Legislature’s decision to allow WSU to start its own medical school after a hard-fought and public battle – first with the University of Washington and then with some lawmakers.
One home was destroyed in a fast-moving wildfire Wednesday afternoon, June 17, 2015, near Fish Lake County Park east of Cheney. The fire started about 3 p.m. near railroad tracks. It grew quickly, but had slowed by about 6 p.m., fire officials said.
Rik and Heidi Stewart have opened a new zip tour business on the side of Mica Peak, south of Liberty Lake, and are booking groups who want to fly through the trees and over valleys using pulleys and harnesses to ride a series of cables strung between trees, sometimes landing on the ground, sometimes on platforms high off the ground. Trained guides take care of the equipment and safety while guests zoom between trees and enjoy the views.
Legendary American rock group, The Eagles, return to Spokane for the first time since 2002 to perform 27 songs for their “History of the Eagles” tour, May 29, 2015, in the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The group has sold over 120 million albums, with 5 #1 U.S. singles and six Grammy Awards.
Spokane Firefighters Memorial Project, led by Lt. Gregory Borg, dedicates the last of 17 plaques honoring Spokane Firefighters, May 25, 2015, that have died in the line of duty. Captain George Chapman, who died on May 25,1894, received his plaque on the corner of Main and Division.
The Inland Northwest has a strong military tradition. For generations it has sent its sons – and now too, its daughters – into harm’s way when the nation is at war, knowing that not all will come back. The men and women in this slide show are part of a national toll of some 1,084 military personnel who have died in Afghanistan since the fall of 2001 and 4,400 who have died in the Iraq war since March 2003.