Stories tagged: Little Spokane River
Thu., June 15, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Hikers relish Little Spokane River Natural Area, new trail additions
The Little Spokane River Natural Area has been a haven for flora, fauna and people who appreciate them for decades, and a vastly improved hiking trail system is enhancing the …
Wed., April 19, 2017, noon
Landmarks: Remnants of historic flour mill now part of Camp Dart-Lo
When Lafayette Dart walked to Spokane Falls from Walla Walla in 1879, he met up with his brother Herb, who had preceded him, and the two went to work at …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Spokane County Commission creates ‘water bank’ to buy and sell water rights in response to Hirst decision
The Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday allocated more than $1.2 million for the creation of a “water bank,” from which the county would be able to buy and sell water …
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
Flood waters inch closer to homes along Williams Lake, Little Spokane River
Rain, melting snow and saturated soil have all combined to create flooding problems for residents across the Inland Northwest.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Rivers, streams and lakes rise to flood stage across Spokane region
Rivers, streams and lakes were rising to flood stage on Tuesday across the Inland Northwest with the peak runoff likely to arrive on Wednesday and into the weekend.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Skies expected to dry up for a few days
Spokane’s dreary winter continued Tuesday, with new snow and rain making this month the second wettest February in Spokane on record.
Thu., Sept. 17, 2015
Lands Council plans restoration of Feryn Conservation Area
Wetlands that are home to a variety of waterfowl along the Little Spokane River will get a bevy of new foliage this fall. The Feryn Ranch conservation area east of …
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokesman-Review’s critic gave a thumbs-up to the locally made film “A Matrimonial Mixup,” written by and starring Spokane “society maid” Miss Virginia Lee …
Fri., July 17, 2015
Drought prompts fishing limits on 38 rivers in Washington
Reacting to reports of drought-related dead and stressed fish, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department officials are enacting fishing restrictions involving 38 rivers, including the Spokane River. The Kettle River near …
Sun., July 5, 2015
Out & About: National forests hurdle language barrier
OUTSPOKEN – A pilot “on demand” phone interpretation service to enhance public service to non-native English speakers has been announced by the Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service …
Sat., June 27, 2015
Drought conditions drive water restrictions
It’s been nearly six weeks since Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency across Washington, and experts say conditions are getting worse. In its most recent forecast, the U.S. Drought …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015
Low-interest loans offered to fix failing septic systems
When James Matulis bought his first home on Spokane’s North Side a few years ago, he had no idea of the problem brewing in his backyard. “There weren’t any red-flag …
Fri., July 25, 2014
Shuttles ease trip upriver for boaters
Little Spokane River paddlers with kayaks, canoes and kids on their hands can let someone else do the driving. For $8 a person, families with children 8 and older can …
Sat., July 14, 2012, 3:02 p.m.
Spokane man presumed drowned in Little Spokane River
Stevens County Sheriff’s officers are searching for a man who they suspect drowned in the Little Spokane River near Long Lake Friday evening.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2011
Parks staffing in flux as shortfall forces cuts
Riverside and Mount Spokane state parks likely will be combined and full-time employees reduced by about 40 percent as Washington State Parks officials scramble to slash the agency’s spending. A …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2011
State, landowners work together to clean up Little Spokane River
Gary Verbrugge is converting an old cow pasture along the Little Spokane River into a thriving wetland. Over the past three years, he and others have planted about 15,000 seedlings …
Sun., July 17, 2011
Little Spokane River a top attraction
The Little Spokane River Natural Area, managed in north Spokane by Riverside State Park, is one of the region’s top outdoor recreation attractions. Its trails lure scores of dayhikers.
Sun., Jan. 30, 2011
Commission weighs easing river protection to improve trail
Spokane County planning commissioners received three new proposals last week for legalizing Centennial Trail improvements. Commissioners took testimony Thursday and agreed to extend the time for public comments through their …
Mon., Jan. 17, 2011, 12:33 a.m.
Searchers find missing boys
Missing boys, 7 and 9, are found safe after search of Little Spokane River drainage
Thu., Sept. 23, 2010
Little Spokane site for artist studio tour
Spokane and Spokane Valley have something to boast about; a stunning river that flows through like a vein, its banks ripe with history where men and women settled to benefit …
Wed., Aug. 25, 2010, 10:34 a.m.
Water use restricted on Little Spokane
For the ninth time in the past 10 years, water flows on the Little Spokane River have dropped below the state’s minimum flow level.
Thu., Aug. 19, 2010
Indian art in Riverside State Park
As people look for mini day trips to enjoy as the summer winds down, there’s an historic site in a most beautiful setting quite nearby that might just foot the …
Wed., Jan. 6, 2010, 12:51 p.m.
Paddlers ring in new year on Little Spokane
Neither rain and snow nor ice and cold can stop diehard paddlers from joining in the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club’s annual New Year’s Day float down the Little Spokane …
Thu., July 30, 2009, 1:24 p.m.
Little Spokane homeowners asked to conserve water
Homeowners in the Little Spokane River watershed are being asked to conserve water to protect flows in the river.
Sun., June 10, 2007
CRITTER WATCH: Little Spokane River blooms with wildlife
Paddlers aren’t the only ones checking out the feral iris that was bursting in bloom last week along the Little Spokane River. The ruffed grouse above, photographed from a canoe, …