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  • Tom Rogers logged Dishman Hills butterflies

    The father of the Dishman Hills Natural Area had his mind on the land, birds, flora and fauna in the 1960s when he helped spearhead the movement to preserve open …


  • In brief: Dishman Hills hikes celebrate 50 years of conservation

    CONSERVATION – The Dishman Hills Conservancy is organizing free group hikes among other events to celebrate 50 years of the group’s efforts to preserve a cherished swath of natural area …


  • In brief: Knapweed pulling party scheduled at Dishman Hills

    A knapweed pulling party is scheduled at the Rocks of Sharon area of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area’s Iller Creek Unit on Saturday. Participants should meet at the Stevens Creek …


  • Dishman High School

    Class of 2015 Logan Anderson


  • Out & About: Annapurna a reality for Jess Roskelley

    OUTCLIMB – Jess Roskelley of Spokane departed for Nepal this week with climbing partner Benjamin Erdmann and a film crew to attempt an ascent of the world’s 10th-highest peak. Roskelley, …


  • Landers: Volunteers serve as unheralded heroes of our trails

    With little fanfare this season, volunteers packing saws, brush cutters and Pulaskis made our piece of heaven a better place. The trails they built or maintained in county conservation areas, …


  • Teen rescued from Dishman Hills

    It took Spokane Valley fire crews nearly an hour to find a teenage girl injured while hiking in the Dishman Hills Natural Area Friday evening.


  • Landers: Dishman Hills Conservancy gets job done

    Nearly all presidents are underpaid, unappreciated and overworked servants to their job. We’re talking about presidents of the local organizations: the men and women who stepped up often because nobody …


  • Local volunteer leaders make world go around

    Virtually all presidents are underpaid, unappreciated and overworked servants to their job. We’re talking about presidents of the local organizations: the men and women who stepped up often because nobody …


  • Program teaches educators all about Dishman Hills

    A group of elementary schoolteachers spent Tuesday at the Dishman Hills Natural Area participating in a training program put on by the Dishman Hills Conservancy. It was the first time …


  • Dishman Hills trailhead opening planned

    The south side of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area has become more welcoming to trail users. An improved road and trailhead constructed at the north end of Stevens Creek Road …


  • Dishman Hills trails makeover resisted by some hikers

    An effort to rebalance wildlife’s share of the Dishman Hills Natural Area has been getting mixed reviews as workers try to scale back the web of unofficial trails. About 200 …


  • Getting There: Dishman Hills conservation holdings get name

    A series of properties open for public access in the Dishman Hills area has become a haven for hikers as well as a sanctuary for wildlife just miles from Spokane …


  • Field reports: Volunteers spiff up Spokane River, Dishman Hills

    OUTSTANDING – Volunteers celebrated National Public Lands Day in a big way last weekend with hard-working turnouts for two major annual events: • Dishman Hills Service Day – About 60 …


  • Out & about: Rattlesnake strikes teen in Dishman Hills

    OUTFIELD – A girl struck by a small rattlesnake in the Dishman Hills Natural Area required three days of hospital care despite getting medical care within 40 minutes. Tricna Cox, …


  • Out & About: State accepting proposals for sportfishing rule changes

    SPORTFISHING – Proposals for changing Washington sportfishing rules starting in 2013 are being accepted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife through June 15. The agency says it will …


  • Diaper-changing, trail-clearing help mark Earth Day celebrations

    At 9:30 Saturday morning, it was time for the babies to be changed – all 34 of them. In hopes of raising awareness about the environmental perks of cloth diapers, …


  • County adds acreage to protected space

    Spokane County parks officials closed deals Friday to acquire 269 acres in the Glenrose area to be protected open space. Two adjoining parcels were purchased with $473,500 from the Spokane …


  • Conservation groups negotiating corridor through Dishman Hills

    A Spokane conservation group that’s worked since 1966 to acquire and protect the 530-acre Dishman Hills Natural Area and related wild lands in Spokane Valley is trying to piece together …


  • Big Rock climbers’ paradise won’t be paved, but …

    After years of negotiations, Spokane’s conservation community rejoiced in 2009 when the Dishman Hills Natural Area Association acquired 80 acres known as the Rocks of Sharon from private investors. The …


  • Out & About: Fishing 101 class offered

    OUTDO – Recognizing that entering the sport of fishing is difficult without the mentoring of friends or family, a five-hour Fishing 101 class for adults is being organized by the …


  • County receives conservation list

    Spokane County’s Conservation Futures program may get a new, narrower target for acquiring public open-space land. County commissioners received a staff and advisory committee recommendation to focus on the top …


  • County receives conservation list

    Spokane County’s Conservation Futures program may get a new, narrower target for acquiring public open-space land.


  • Campfire blamed in Dishman Hills blaze

    An unattended campfire was being blamed for a small fire that was burning this morning in deep ravine in the Dishman Hills Natural Area.


  • Group dynamics

    Getting to know the great outdoors around the Inland Northwest has never been easier. A summer series of free or inexpensive guided hikes and river trips is kicking off this …


  • Volunteers dig in at Dishman Hills

    OUTSTANDING – About 280 volunteers turned out April 24 to build trails at Iller Creek Conservation Area and spruce up, or should we say “pine up,” the nearby Dishman Hills …


  • Police confirm body is that of 46-year-old transient

    Spokane County Sheriff’s detectives confirmed today that the body found in the Dishman Hills Natural Area Friday is that of a 46-year-old transient.


  • Helpers give boost to natural area trails

    The Dishman Hillls Natural Area is proof that group efforts starting from humble beginnings can have a lasting outdoor legacy for generations to come. Around 150 volunteers are expected to …


  • Dishman hike is part of spring events

    A nature hike and a cleaning day will kick off spring in the Dishman Hills Natural Area. The annual buttercup hike, presented by the Dishman Hills Natural Area Association, begins …


  • 2009 spotlight

    Kayaker descends Palouse Falls Tyler Bradt, 22, of Stevensville, Mont., set a world record by riding his kayak over Palouse Falls on April 21. He quickly disappeared in the plummeting, …

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