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In brief: Rural journalists, citizen bloggers invited to apply for free workshop

The Spokesman-Review and the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University will provide a one-day training workshop in February for qualified rural journalists and citizen bloggers in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

The free workshop, which will be held at The Spokesman-Review, is open to 20 citizen journalists or bloggers interested in increasing their knowledge of writing, reporting and photojournalism, as well as to network with other writers and journalists.

To be considered for the one-day training, please submit a short essay and work samples to Benjamin Shors, clinical assistant professor of journalism, at, by Dec. 15.

Man missing since Friday

A 71-year-old Spokane man who suffers from dementia has been missing since Friday.

The family of Samuel H. Counts reports that he left his home about 3 p.m. driving a white 2012 Kia sedan with license plate number AJD4999, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. He was wearing a red and black jacket, jeans and white shoes.

Anyone who has seen Counts or the Kia is asked to call 911.

Lookout Pass ski runs open today

Ski runs at Lookout Pass will open for the season today.

Friday night and Saturday morning saw 6 inches of new snow, making the depth 23 inches at the summit, the resort reported Saturday.

Chairlifts 1 and 4 on the Idaho side of the mountain will open at 9 a.m. today, the resort reported.


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