Stories tagged: mount spokane
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Washington Supreme Court grants injunction blocking controversial logging on Mount Spokane
The order handed down Friday follows two legal rulings upholding a decision allowing the 800-acre expansion of ski runs. Logging could have begun as early as Aug. 1, the same …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Handy man on Mount Spokane: Can-do state park manager Steve Christensen retiring
For 17 years, Mount Spokane State Park has been blessed, according to numerous testimonials, with a manager who’s handled user issues and conflicts as deftly as he’s dealt with power …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017
Gray wolves getting comfortable with Mount Spokane
For the second consecutive year, a Spokane man’s motion-activated trail camera has captured an image of what appears to be a gray wolf in Mount Spokane State Park. Wolves are …
Mon., April 10, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Democratic Party chairman gets death threat after criticizing congressman who opposed war declaration
The Spokane County Democratic Party chairman received a death threat by mail after he criticized U.S. Representative C.C Dill.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Mount Spokane: Backyard playground for Spokane families
Mount Spokane is not a world-class peak, a 14er or one of the Seven Summits. It’s not even the highest mountain in Eastern Washington. But it serves a monumental role …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Long-term planning for area ski resorts take time and effort
Skiers and riders have enjoyed exploring lots of new terrain over the past several years. More could be on the way in a few more years. We’re having a lot …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Spokane teen, Sandpoint Olympian are Langlauf cross-country ski race winners
A Spokane teen and an Olympian who lives in Sandpoint won the men’s and women’s divisions in the 2017 Spokane Langlauf 10-kilometer cross country ski race Sunday at Mount Spokane …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Outpeople: Alice Busch guides special needs students on the slopes
If you frequent Mount Spokane’s Ski and Snowboard Park during the winter ski season, it’s hard not to notice the folks in the lime green jackets. They’re the people you …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Mount Spokane hosts Nordic Winterfest activities
Cheap Nordic skiing lessons, an off-trail tour and the Donut Dash are featured attractions in the fourth annual Winterfest on Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mount Spokane State Park.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 7:39 p.m.
Out & About: Bald eagles numbers rise sharply
The number of bald eagles arriving for the annual congregation at Lake Coeur d’Alene has more than doubled in a week.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Suez Canal, Nov. 16, 1956
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
2016 Ski Preview: Nearby Mt. Spokane provides plenty of bang for your buck
Mount Spokane’s snow-capped peak looks close enough to touch the morning after a winter storm. The mountain’s proximity allows for powder turns in the morning and work in the afternoon …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Want to scatter a loved one’s ashes? Rule of thumb is to ask first
Depending on where you go for spreading ashes – on public, private, federal or state lands – some rules might apply.
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Group that became the Spokane Mountaineers organizes Labor Day hike
From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokane Walking Club had ambitious plans for Labor Day weekend. The members planned to hike 16 miles to the top of Mount Spokane …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Cold snap brings August snow to Mount Spokane
From our archives, 100 years ago The headline was startling, considering it was August 19: “First Snow on Mount Spokane.”
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Landers: Put your own spin on Mount Spokane wolf photo
No one should be surprised that a trail-cam photograph has been circulating of what appears to be a gray wolf on Mount Spokane.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
In brief: Mount Spokane road closure delayed
The closure of Mount Spokane State Park road for summer construction has been postponed until Monday, the Washington Department of Transportation says.
Sat., June 4, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
Out & About: Mount Spokane road closure… Free fishing days….
Road construction is scheduled to block public vehicle access into Mount Spokane State Park, although trails will still be open to nonmotorized use.
Tue., May 31, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
Eagle Scout project benefits historic Vista House on Mount Spokane
The historic Vista House on top of Mount Spokane had new life breathed into it Saturday when a set of steel exterior stairs were installed to allow public access to …
Sat., May 14, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Field reports: States plan possible grizzly bear hunts
HUNTING – Three states are coordinating plans for possible grizzly hunting seasons should the bears in the Yellowstone area be removed from most endangered species protections. The Obama administration in …
Sun., April 10, 2016, 4 a.m.
Mount Spokane ice crawler may be a unique species, scientists say
Unusual creatures are lurking on and under the snow of Mount Spokane. They’re called ice crawlers, and a University of Wisconsin entomologist hypothesizes that these have enough genetic differences to …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Nordic skiing events geared to citizens as well as racers
A flurry of competitive and participatory cross-country skiing events are coming up this month in the Inland Northwest.
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
Mid-winter snowpack is near normal for the region, surveys indicate
The region’s mid-winter snow pack is near normal. If the snowpack continues to grow through April 1, the Northwest will return to normal water conditions this summer.
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, 5 a.m.
Spin Control: Spin Control: Senate GOP getting documents they want, need their own expert to handle them
Senate Republicans start getting documents on prison releases, hire investigator to manage them.
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
Court temporarily halts Mt. Spokane expansion project
The Washington state Court of Appeals has issued a preliminary injunction to halt logging for a new chairlift and 80 acres of groomed runs at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
Snowshoeing at Mount Spokane detailed by expert
Snowshoeing routes at Mount Spokane State Park will be detailed in a program by a local expert in a program at 6 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Mountain Gear retail …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Jennings: Young ski racers test their mettle at Mount Spokane
Hourglass, one of the best fall lines on Mount Spokane, is also one of the most challenging ski racing courses in the Northwest. Saturday it’s the venue for the Pacific …
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 2:10 p.m.
Landers: Mt. Spokane resort has more snow than peak last year
Tuesday night’s snowfall left a perfect winter wonderland for groomers to work their magic at
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 12:42 p.m.
Trail clearing continues at Mount Spokane State Park
Hundreds of blowdown trees have been cleared from roads and trails at Mount Spokane State Park in the past two weeks, and there’s more work to do, rangers say.
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015, 12:52 p.m.
Mount Spokane’s Lodge One looks new
On your first trip to Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park this season, as you wind along the road on the eastern flank of the mountain you won’t be hallucinating. …