Stories tagged: Dishman Hills
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Small fire in Dishman Hills quickly extinguished
Firefighters quickly extinguished a small brush fire on the northern edge of the Dishman Hills in Spokane Valley Thursday afternoon.
Sun., July 30, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Field reports: Outdoors industry supports public lands in Salt Lake rally
Approximately 2,500 people marched in Salt Lake City Thursday to show support for federal public lands in a departing salvo from the Outdoor industry.
Thu., March 9, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
Loose-running dogs in parks haunt abiders of county leash law
People who let their dogs run loose with them in the Dishman Hills have prompted at least one neighbor to hike the trails packing bear spray – and sometimes a …
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017
Then and Now: Camp Caro
Now part of the Dishman Hills Natural Area, Camp Caro has a long history of serving Girl Scouts, church members and youth groups.
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 4 p.m.
Let hosts help you choose perfect Dishman Hills hike
Dishman Hills has a wide variety of plants and ecosystems, from open ponderosa pine forest to ravines filled with ferns and deciduous trees, he said.
Sat., July 16, 2016, 4 p.m.
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 …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
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 …
Thu., June 11, 2015
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 …
Thu., June 4, 2015
Dishman High School
Class of 2015 Logan Anderson
Sun., April 5, 2015, 7:49 a.m.
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, …
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
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, …
Sat., April 12, 2014, 12:29 p.m.
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.
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014
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 …
Wed., Jan. 15, 2014, 5:06 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 22, 2013
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 …
Fri., May 31, 2013
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 …
Wed., May 1, 2013
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 …
Mon., Dec. 17, 2012
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 …
Sun., Oct. 7, 2012
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 …
Sun., June 17, 2012
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, …
Sun., May 6, 2012
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 …
Sun., April 22, 2012
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, …
Sat., April 14, 2012
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 …
Sun., June 19, 2011, 7:02 a.m.
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 …
Sun., June 19, 2011, 7:01 a.m.
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 …
Sun., May 22, 2011
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 …
Thu., Dec. 9, 2010
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 …
Wed., Dec. 8, 2010, 6:23 p.m.
County receives conservation list
Spokane County’s Conservation Futures program may get a new, narrower target for acquiring public open-space land.
Thu., Sept. 2, 2010, 9:11 a.m.
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.
Sun., May 16, 2010
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 …