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  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 11:24 A.M.

    Man critically injured in Green Bluff crash

    A man was critically injured early Wednesday in a one-car crash in Green Bluff. The driver was northbound on Beck Road and did not stop at the T-intersection of Day …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2016, 11:35 A.M.

    Green Bluff offers fruit and fun, too

    Wine enthusiasts love to throw around words like “terroir,” but the word applies to more than grapes. Terroir refers to the environment a crop grows in, the land from which …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 9, 2014

    Volunteer’s efforts bear fruit for community’s hungry

    The gleaners arrived by the carload Saturday morning ready to harvest the rich remnants of this year’s crop of golden delicious and late season red apples. The plan: pick, box …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2014

    Two face 201 counts in 40 Green Bluff burglaries

    Two 21-year-olds were accused Thursday in a string of 40 Green Bluff burglaries. Trever J. Burzic and Damian A. Zowal face 201 felonies after sheriff’s officials say they broke into …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014

    Fruit and vegetable picking underway at Green Bluff farms

    Warm summer days herald the beginning of the fruit picking season at the dozens of farms in Green Bluff north of Spokane. Most people know Green Bluff for its cherry …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014

    Green Bluff event rules approved

    Spokane County commissioners voted 2-1 on Monday to set up new rules for weddings and other events at Green Bluff and other farming areas. The decision requires annual temporary use …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014

    Green Bluff zoning rules will be put up for debate

    New rules governing weddings on Green Bluff are coming up for a round of public debate at the Spokane County Courthouse later this month. The county commissioners have spent the …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

    Spokane County weighs Green Bluff zoning change

    New zoning rules designed to allow wedding and event centers on Green Bluff are under consideration by the Spokane County Commission. The issue is among a range of options commissioners …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19, 2014

    Spokane County commissioners to study expanded land use at Green Bluff

    Green Bluff residents staked out their differences on Tuesday over a proposal to allow weddings and other events as accessory uses in the small-tract agriculture zone. Spokane County commissioners took …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2014

    Commissioners check out wedding venues, other Green Bluff sites

    The cold, snowy wind blowing across Green Bluff on Wednesday was about as far as you could get from wedded bliss on a warm summer night. Cold weather or not, …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013

    Late season apple crops bring bounty to growers, consumers

    I am often in awe at the intelligence and timing of nature – how, just in time, the earth offers up hardy produce like winter squash, root vegetables and apples, …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2013

    Townshend Cellar’s new tasting room is apple of winemaker’s eye

    In 2000, Don Townshend opened Townshend Cellar and helped make Green Bluff – land of the apple orchard – famous for cabernet and merlot. It grew into one of Spokane’s …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013

    Twilight Cider full of surprises

    Don’t think sweet. The biggest misconception that Will Jordan finds among those who are trying his hard cider for the first time is that they expect it to be as …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013

    Cossette back at Bake-Off

    Joan Cossette has done it again. The Colbert woman is one of 60 semifinalists in the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. Her Lemon Pistachio Blackberry Thumbprints need votes to advance to …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013

    County open to Green Bluff events

    Spokane County Commissioners told members of the county planning commission to go back to work on a set of zoning rules for wedding and special event centers on Green Bluff …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013

    Decision expected soon on Green Bluff event centers

    Sunni Cannon looks out from her backyard on a panoramic view of fields and mountains to the north of Green Bluff. It’s the perfect place for an outdoor wedding.


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013

    Cultures clash over lifestyle on Green Bluff

    Green Bluff’s popularity has become a point of contention among people who live there – some are welcoming new event businesses, while others want to preserve the rural character of …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2012

    Volunteers glean at Green Bluff for food bank

    Dozens of volunteers gleaned for the greater good Saturday. They flocked to Green Bluff to pick thousands of pounds of leftover produce to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank to …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012

    Apple Festival on Green Bluff draws crowds

    North Spokane’s Green Bluff swelled Sunday with apple lovers, pumpkin pickers and families out enjoying the sunny, slightly crisp fall weather during a traditional trip to the Apple Festival. With …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012

    Event-goers taken back to Renaissance

    The Spokane Entertainers Guild brings knights, minstrels, dancers and storytellers to Green Bluff for the second annual Spokane Renaissance Faire. This year’s theme is “Chivalry Comes Alive,” and proceeds benefit …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2012

    Vacation Bible school at Green Bluff church

    Green Bluff Community United Methodist Church, 9908 E. Green Bluff Road, will present Rocky Point Lighthouse Weekend vacation Bible school on Friday and Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2011

    Volunteers gather 30,000 pounds of produce for food bank

    An apple a day can help keep hunger at bay. And thousands of pounds of apples can feed a lot of hungry people. More than 200 volunteers descended on Green …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2011, 7:24 P.M.

    Volunteers harvest food for area hungry

    An apple a day can help keep hunger at bay. And thousands of pounds of apples can feed a lot of hungry people. More than 200 volunteers descended on Green …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2011

    Beckman, family farm evolve alongside Green Bluff community

    Lifelong Green Bluff resident Lisa Beckman and her husband, Mike, farm land originally homesteaded in 1904. Her grandparents bought the property 50 years ago, named it Fruit Crest Orchard and …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011

    Local cherry season slow to start, fruit ready for picking next week

    Seems patience is the secret ingredient in this year’s local growing season. The appearance of hot, sunny days may make one anxious for the fruits of mid-summer, but area farms …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 24, 2011

    Once-quiet Green Bluff embraces popularity

    As a child on Green Bluff, Byron Siemers remembers watching his dad sell potatoes in 100-pound bags, hauling the load down the steep steps into his customers’ root cellars. Later, …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 23, 2011

    Landmark institutions show Spokane’s growth potential

    Spokane was a far different place four decades ago. Major community projects – like the upcoming Expo ’74 World’s Fair – were typically planned by older men meeting in such …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2010

    Trezzi Farm Food and Wine offering tastings

    For wine lovers who are out and about this weekend, swing up to Green Bluff for Trezzi Farm Food and Wine. The winery is offering tastings of the 2008 Barbera …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4, 2009

    Volunteers, Green Bluff farms join to help feed the hungry

    The signs said “closed” at most Green Bluff farms, but the parking lots were filled with cars and buses as almost 400 volunteers descended for the final pick of the …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 13, 2009

    Apple growers eye harvest

    Green Bluff apple growers are holding their breath, hoping that record cold nights over the weekend didn’t do too much damage to the fruit still on the trees. Some apple …


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