Arrow-right Camera

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: parks


In brief: Comment on county parks

Spokane County Parks planners are asking the public to help prioritize the many improvement projects waiting on the sidelines until funding is available. Public meetings are being held this week …


Field reports: Lake Roosevelt fees to increase Feb. 9

PARKS – Camping and boat-launching fees will increase starting Feb. 9 at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. The area is among numerous National Park Service units where fees will be …


Council names plaza for Spokane Tribe

The new plaza next to Spokane City Hall has a new name: the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place.


Popular cabins at Liberty Lake boost County Parks’ revenues

A long, hot summer and a pair of popular cabins on the banks of Liberty Lake were a boon to Spokane County’s Parks Department this year, as aquatics revenues hit …


Freddy Park in legal limbo over construction of a road

A forested park in the Wandermere neighborhood gifted to the county by retail company Fred Meyer will stay undeveloped for now. Earlier this week appellate judges kept in place an …


Field reports: Washington dumping steelhead into lakes

FISHING – About 340,000 steelhead raised at hatcheries to be released in Puget Sound streams will instead be stocked in Western Washington trout lakes this month. A lawsuit filed by …


Out & About: Ski swap season is time to gear up

OUTDEAL – Used gear will be coming out of closets for great deals at annual ski- and winter-gear swaps. The following fundraisers help finance area ski patrols and racers:


Out & About: Fishers back home in Olympics

OUTFIELD – Once locally extinct, fishers are bounding all over the Olympic Peninsula. First released into Olympic National Park in 2008 in an effort to repopulate the native carnivore, they …


Spokane voters to decide on polishing Riverfront Park, fixing streets

There was little controversy at Monday’s Spokane City Council meeting, where discussion centered on two big tax measures: to revitalize Riverfront Park and continue funding for street maintenance. Voters may …


The Rock Doc: Seize the day and visit a park

This is the time of year to get outdoors and observe Mother Nature in all her glory. With a simple field guide to trees or birds and a Sunday afternoon …


Spokane County proposes $45 million park levy

Spokane County officials want to team up with other local agencies to seek $45 million in park and sports facility improvements through a ballot measure next year. About half of …


Out & About: Fly fishing vets… Mt. Spokane passes

OUTRULE – It’s transition time at Mount Spokane State Park. Grooming on the nordic ski trails will end for the season on Monday.


Field reports: Lawmakers back wolf protections

WILDLIFE – Federal lawmakers pressed Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday to drop the administration’s plan to end federal protections for gray wolves across most of the lower 48 states. …


Oregon’s Niagara Falls a ‘true hidden gem’

WILLAMINA, Ore. – Just the words, Niagara Falls, provoke an immediate response. Whether you live in the Pacific Northwest, Midwest or South, the iconic waterfalls straddling the New York and …


Work of  Art: skier Bookstrom reinspires childhood on Mount Spokane

It’s the skinny skier’s version of venturing off-piste at Mount Spokane’s Cross-Country Ski Park. Unannounced by signs, a discrete series of orange diamonds leads into the forest off the groomed …


County updating five-year plan for parks

Spokane County expects to have $23 million over the next five years to pursue Conservation Futures land purchases, park improvements and recreation projects countywide. An update of the county’s parks, …


Shawn Vestal: It’s time to decide what value we place on parks

Is it too soon to declare our state parks a complete failure and call in the profiteers? Or should we cut their budgets further first? Maybe to zero? We are …


Out & About: Permit rules change at Mount Spokane State Park

OUTGOING – Transitions are underway for nordic skiers and snowshoers at Mount Spokane State Park. Grooming is set to begin this week on the nordic trails as snow allows and …


Landers: Death of Valleyfest fish senseless

Several dozen rainbow trout large enough to please any angler are on their death bed at Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane Valley. The fish are leftovers from the September Valleyfest …


Landers: Great outdoors needs refs, custodians

The great outdoors is the sports stadium of the people. It’s the arena that invites all of us, regardless of age or gender, to take our best shot.


Landers: Convention Center project affects trail, boat access

Tree-lovers, Centennial Trail users and Spokane River paddlers will be the first to notice if preliminary construction for the $55 million Spokane Convention Center Completion Project begins as scheduled next …


Vestal: Can we get a park with that?

We have talked about a “great gorge park” in Spokane for a hundred years, and sometimes it feels like a million. But we may be on the cusp of a …


Blizzard of beargrass brightens mountain slopes

Reports are coming in from Mount Spokane to Glacier National Park and beyond of beargrass blooming in such profusion the patches resemble banks of snow. The name of the lanky …


Madunich makes sure Spokane’s parks receive quality care

Hoopfest is expected to draw more than 200,000 players and spectators downtown this weekend, and most will pass through Riverfront Park. If you’re among them, take a moment to glance …


Landers: WWRP has proven its worth

In a perfect Olympia, state lawmakers would give the same consideration to funding Eastern Washington programs as they do for those on the West Side. Native wildlife habitat protection would …


Landers: WWRP has proven its worth

In a perfect Olympia, state lawmakers would give the same consideration to funding Eastern Washington programs as they do for those on the West Side.


Field Reports: Oregon wolf dies from parvovirus

CRITTERS – The first case of parvovirus in Oregon wolves has been documented by the Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. The wolf known as OR19, found dead by Oregon …


Lake trout impact elk calves

Fewer cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake could be part of the reason that elk herds migrating out of the park are declining. Two recently published studies conducted in Yellowstone National …


Mountain bikers try to stay their course on Beacon Hill

Downhill mountain bikers in Spokane have been on a decade-long roller coaster of mostly uphill battles in carving their signature into Beacon Hill. The latest challenges include private development plans …


Downhill biking trail planned at Mount Spokane

Mountain bikers are working with the state to create a downhill cycling route, probably within the downhill skiing concession area, at Mount Spokane State Park. The effort is being spearheaded …