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  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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.

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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.

  • 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 …

  • Searchers find missing boys

    Missing boys, 7 and 9, are found safe after search of Little Spokane River drainage

  • 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 …

  • 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.

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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.

  • 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, …



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